Posts Tagged ‘Stretton Road’

Litter pick in Much Wenlock

We held the first litter pick following the summer break today. We had our largest turnout so far, including the mayor, Cllr Bert Harper.


Farley Road, Stretton Road, Victoria Road and Bridgnorth Road yielded many bottles, cans and packets and we covered lots of other roads, the car parks and the churchyard. As you can see from this photo of some of the bags, the volume justified us making a big effort to keep the town tidy.


Our efforts were rewarded with a cuppa provided by the lovely folk at Tea On The Square. The next litter pick will be held on Friday 21st October at 10:00am. All are welcome – meet in The Square in Much Wenlock. Further details are available from me or from our very capable organiser, Julian Walker 01952 728082 or We’re very willing to have a blitz on other areas outside the town – if you know of any litter black spots, please let us know.

Clean For The Queen – update

Saturday 5th March saw us embark on a well-heralded litter-picking exercise in Much Wenlock. A team started from The Square and, meanwhile, a troop of Girl Guides cleaned the town Art Trail. We found bottles, cans and wrappers in the hedges and on the verges as we walked around Wenlock. We even discovered an intact hen’s egg on the verge of Racecourse Lane..!


An astonishing quantity of rubbish was found on the verge outside Shadwell Quarry on the A4169 and the clean-up exercise in this location had to be terminated when the collection bags became too heavy to carry safely. I have reported this to Shropshire Council’s Street Scene team for further attention.

Thanks to the volunteers and to Much Wenlock Town Council who endorsed the exercise and provided insurance cover – “only for those under 80 years of age”! It was gratifying to be stopped in the street by local residents who appreciated the pride of place shown by volunteers. I still have a few official bags, together with my hi-viz vests and litter grabbers, if anyone wants to make another litter-picking foray locally at any time. Just let me know.


Highways resurfacing

Shropshire Council intends to re-surface the A458 between Much Wenlock and the top of Harley Bank. The work will involve the removal of the existing surface and relaying a new surface. This work was cancelled at short notice earlier in the year. As part of the works the junction with Stretton Road will also be resurfaced.

The work is due to commence on the 1st September, and is expected to take two weeks to complete. A traffic diversion will be in place and the Stretton Road junction will be open to traffic throughout the works period but will be controlled using traffic lights.

The pinch-point in the High Street is marked with a yellow triangle. This will be replaced with a kerb and bollards in an endeavour to prevent vehicles either blocking the road or parking on the narrow footpath. Installation will take place between 7th and 9th October and High Street will be closed for part of this time.

The narrow stretch of the A4169 in Sheinton Street is frequently congested when heavy vehicles try to pass and is affected by other traffic problems. Shropshire Council will be undertaking a feasibility study to consider possible solutions. The study will take place in the current financial year.

David Turner

Woodhouse Farm
Much Wenlock
TF13 6NZ

01952 728802
Shropshire Council
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