9th October 2018

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      Dear Customer                             


We’re improving your supply of wonderful water…

  • We’re going to be doing some vital improvement work in your area

  • We plan to start the water main renewals from 29 October 2018.


Why we’re doing this work

We’re committed to making sure our customers receive a continuous supply of water now and in the future. So, we’re constantly checking the condition of our network and recognise that we may need to upgrade some of the water pipes in your area.


Important things to know

We plan to start the water main renewals from 29 October 2018, on Barnard Street. To allow us to complete this work quickly and safely we will have a road closure in place. This is to ensure your safety and the safety of our workforce. The location of the work and durations can be found on the rear diagram.


Pedestrian access will be maintained, at all times. There may be occasions when vehicle access to your property is restricted; for example, when we’re working on the road directly outside your property. We’ll let you know in advance if this is going to be the case – please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs.


Please bear with us…

Although it’s really important, we also know work on this scale can, at times, be inconvenient. Please rest assured that we, and our contract partner Amey, will be doing everything we can to minimise the disruption and get the work finished as quickly as we can.


Will my water supply be interrupted?

If we plan to interrupt your water supply during these works, we will let you know in advance.


Do you own a retail business?

If you own and operate a business which benefits from customers visiting to purchase goods or services from you and our works are affecting your custom, then please contact our Business Compensation team at for advice.




Plan – Barnard Street, Wem water main renewals works





Barnard Street



Road closure

*Please note these dates may be subject to change depending on progress  


How can I find out more?

We understand you may have some questions about the work and how it may affect you, so we’d love to meet



                                                                                Our team will be at

                                  St Peter & St Paul Parish Church, High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5DP    

                                                          on 10 October 2018 from 3:30pm – 18:30pm.

We’ll be able to show you our plans, answer any questions you may have and crucially, get your input and feedback











Keeping you informed every step of the way

There are lots of ways for you to keep up to date with our work in your area:      



  07725 073188 – Samantha Pedley, Amey Customer Service Officer

  0800 521 660 – Amey 24hr Customer Service Centre


Please quote the project reference on the top of this letter. If your call is about your water supply or sewerage service, you can call our Customer Operations Service Centre on 0800 783 4444.


Yours faithfully


Dave Kiernan

Programme Engineer

Severn Trent

12th September 2018

Wem Town Council – Councillor Vacancy Co-Option notice

Wem Town Council has a vacancy arising from the resignation of Cllr Peter White who represented the East Ward which can now be filled by co-option.

Eligibility criteria to be a Councillor – in order to be eligible to stand as a councillor you must meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

a) You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish/community in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards.
b) You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish/community area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of co-option.
c) Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of co-option has been in the parish/community area.
d) You have lived in the parish/community area or within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of co-option.

Prospective candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the disqualification restrictions under Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972 relating to Bankruptcy Restrictions Orders and Criminal Convictions carrying a sentence of more than 3 months imprisonment, without the option of a fine.

Applicants are asked to submit an application in writing, setting out why you wish to be considered as a councillor and any qualities or experience that you have that you think would benefit the Town Council

Applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk at Wem Town Council, Edinburgh House, New Street, Wem SY4 5DB or via email to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Applications will be considered at the September Town Council meeting to be held on 27.9.18

Penny O’Hagan Town Clerk (Town Clerk) 22.8.18

11th September 2018


2018 is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One. Wem Town Council in partnership with Wem branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is very keen that the whole community is involved with this commemoration.

Over 57 residents of the town lost their lives in World War One and it is important that the sacrifice they made continues to be remembered.

In addition to the traditional Remembrance Sunday commemorations on 11th November, the Town Council and RBL would like to involve the whole community in remembering the sacrifice made by millions of men and women across the nation by creating a display of poppies running through the Town Centre.

To achieve this the Town Council and RBL would like as many people in Wem as possible to use their creative skills to turn a paper plate into a Remembrance Poppy. The decorated poppies will then be linked together and displayed in shop windows along the High Street and around the town during the week before 11th November.

The Town Council will supply paper plates to any interested groups or individuals who want to be involved and our only requirement is that the finished plate should be red in colour with a black centre to represent a poppy.

It is anticipated that the plates will be distributed towards the end of September and should be completed by 19th October. After this date the Town Council will be looking for volunteers to help with linking the poppy chains for displays.

If your group would like to be part of this project please can you contact Penny O’Hagan at Wem Town Council on 01939 232733, for more information and to let us know how many plates you require.


10th September 2018

Working to becoming Dementia Friendly Wem

This initiative is led by The Alzheimer’s Society and supported by the Wem Economic Forum where all local businesses, organisations, clubs and groups - however large or small - are being encouraged to sign up as Supporters by attending a Dementia Friends session and considering how small actions can make a huge positive difference. 

The Dementia Friends programme aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Stigma and lack of understanding cause many people living with dementia to experience loneliness and social exclusion, so Dementia Friends hopes to tackle this by creating communities and businesses that are dementia friendly and more inclusive of people affected by dementia.

People living with dementia often find it harder to have conversations, or might need a little time to gather their thoughts and remember whatever they wanted to do or say. These symptoms often cause people to lose confidence.

Dementia Friendly Wem is a way to make it easier for people living with dementia to remain active and involved in their communities. We also want to increase understanding of what dementia is, and to reduce the fear surrounding the condition. In order to achieve this, four Dementia Friends information sessions have been arranged, led by local Dementia Friends Champions and hosted by Wem Town Hall and Wem Cricket Club.

Our hope is that every shop window in Wem will be proud to display a sticker and that groups and clubs will also embrace the initiative.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the following sessions. To book your place email or pop into Wem Town Hall Reception


Wednesday 12th September, 1.30 pm, Wem Town Hall

Wednesday 3rd October, 7.00 pm, Wem Cricket Club

Thursday 11th October, 7.00 pm, Wem Cricket Club

Tuesday23rd October, 5.30 pm, Wem Town Hall


6th September 2018