News

15th November 2017

This survey will be delivered to all houses in Wem over the next few days - please fill in the form if you want to have a say in the amount of future development in the town

 

25th October 2017

A United Service of Remembrance will be held at The Parish Church, Wem on Sunday 12 November 2017 commencing at 10.50 a.m on the grass around the Memorial followed by a service in the Parish Church.

Service conducted by Rev. Nick Heron (Rector of Wem & Rev. Neil Adams ( Wem Methodist Church).

British Legion Members, Scouts, Guides, Brownies and all other interested organisations are invited to assemble at the main car park at 10.30 a.m ready for march off at 10.45 a.m

The Parade will be led by Wem Jubilee Band

Refreshments will be available following the service in the United Services Club, all are welcome to attend

17th October 2017

Text Box: Keep Shropshire Warm<br />
Free and Impartial Energy Advice - call 0800 112 3743:<br />
•	Keeping Warm at Home<br />
•	Energy Bills and Tariffs<br />
•	Heating and Hot Water<br />
•	Energy Efficiency Improvements and Grants<br />
•	Support during Power Cuts<br />
•	Talks and Presentations<br />
•	Referrals to other Agencies<br />
Advice given over the phone by trained charity staff.  For those who need it, there is the option of a follow up home visit or ongoing assistance.<br />

 

Heating & Insulation Grants

New ‘Flexible Eligibility’ grant scheme opening soon (Sep/ Oct 2017) in Shropshire offering:

  • Good funding rates for “off gas” – LPG, oil, electric - heating repairs and replacements, as well as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.
  • Some funding for mains gas heating also available.
  • Households qualify if they are:
    •  low income and have limited savings and
    • have an energy inefficient home or high energy costs and
    • are vulnerable in some way (including over 60s, young children, illness or disability)
  • Those not qualifying will be advised on alternatives where appropriate.

Contact Keep Shropshire Warm on 0800 112 3743 or directly to Davina Allen davina@mea.org.uk / 01743 277124.

 

Age UK Home Energy Checks

Age UK are offering free home energy checks for over 60s in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.  These checks include an average of £30 worth of small measures including low energy LED light bulbs, reflective radiator panels and draught proofing.  Advice given on how to understand heating controls, energy bills and save energy is also given, as well as an assessment for grants.

Referral via Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin on 01743 232123 or Keep Shropshire Warm. 

Updates:  Please contact advice@mea.org.uk if you would like to receive future updates.

 

11th October 2017

Wem Sports & Social Association, Bowensfield, SY4 5AP  will be hosting the Annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display on Friday 3rd November 2017 at . Fire lit at 6.30 p.m Fireworks Display at 7 p.m. Entry charges Adults £4 Children £2 Under 5's free. In the interests of Health & Safety, no sparklers are permitted at the event.

11th October 2017

You are warmly invited by the Mayor, Cllr Edward Towers and members of the Town Council to join them at the Wem Town Civic Service to be held at Wem Baptist Church, Chapel Street, Wem at 3.30 p.m on Sunday 22nd October 2017. Everyone is welcome to this Special Community Service