Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Much Wenlock Christmas Fayre

David Turner

Marshaling stallholders before first light

3rd December saw the sixteenth Christmas Fayre hit the streets of our town.

I rolled out of bed at 5:30am to take my place marshaling in Barrow Street by The Raven Hotel ensuring that stallholders could transport their wares to the marquees. Despite the cold and the early hour, folk were cheerful and looking forward to a busy day. They weren’t disappointed. By 10:30 when the stalls had been dressed and stocked, the streets were packed.

Parking at Wm Brookes School filled almost immediately and the park and ride service from Edge Renewables site on Stretton Road was soon in full flow. Folk trying to drive past the town encountered some delays simply as a result of the volume of traffic on our narrow streets.

All of the stalls that I saw seemed to be doing a thriving trade. The hot food was flying out, visitors from far and wide browsed the jewellery and art stalls, and charity raffle tickets sold well. I know, because I invested heavily (and won a couple of prizes)!

Brass band at the Corn Exchange  High Street, Much Wenlock

David Turner and Genevieve Tudor High Street, Much Wenlock The Edge Adventure

This event was very well-received and deserves our support – a few folk work very hard to make a success of it and they need more. If you’d like to help, contact

And finally…

I wish all of you a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year

Parking in Much Wenlock

Many Much Wenlock businesses will be relying on the Christmas trade in order to thrive. They are working hard to make a success of the festive season, with many shops opening late on Thursday until Christmas. Remember that you can ‘Pop and Shop’ by parking free for a maximum of fifteen minutes in the car parks in New Road, Back Lane, Falcons Court and St Mary’s Lane. If you’re going to park for more than fifteen minutes you must pay the fee from your time of arrival, but this can be as little as 10p at New Road. There is free parking on Sunday.

Here to help you

My first advice surgery of 2014 will be at Much Wenlock museum on Saturday 25th January from 10:30am until midday. I hope to be accompanied by a Town Councillor and a Police representative. Experience at the four surgeries I’ve held so far shows that we can address many local concerns more effectively in this way rather than if I held them alone. Of course, you can contact me at any time if there’s an issue you wish to discuss.

It is six months since you elected me to represent you. In that time I have been able resolve a number of problems that have been brought to me by many local residents. Inevitably there have been one or two that have defeated me, although I’ve tried hard to deal with them. Whether or not you voted for me, I will do my best for you.

With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

See my advice surgery dates

David Turner

Woodhouse Farm
Much Wenlock
TF13 6NZ

01952 728802
Shropshire Council
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