14th September 2017

Improvements made to successful Community Pool

During the summer holiday, the plant room at Wem swimming pool had a major refit with two new filters, new pipework and valves, and two new dosing units for the chlorine and C02.

Generously funded by Wem Town Council, this has made a big difference to the maintenance of the pool. The filters are the driving force keeping the water in mint condition. The old and original filters had been carefully maintained since the operation of Wem Swimming Pool was taken over in January 2015 but had come to the end of their lives!

Chairperson Cadi Price said: “During the two week closure the pool hall also had a facelift and new changing room features. Swim in the pool today and the environment is again bright and cheerful with warm sparkling water! If you are recovering from surgery, a new session ‘Swim After Surgery’ is being introduced on Thursdays 2.30-3pm, for anyone who would benefit from a swim or gentle exercise.”

The local group Wem Swimming and Lifestyle Centre Ltd which operates the pool on behalf of the community, has launched a Community Shares Offer to raise £40,000 to help complete the fund raising to build an extension of the gym with extra gym stations, reverting the current gym to a pool viewing / café area for parents watching their children during swimming lessons. £79,000 has already been raised from its own reserves and small grants.

Cadi added: “To raise the capital required for this project we are now issuing community shares to ensure wider community support and ownership. Shares can be purchased from a value of £50 upwards, in multiples of £10, up to a maximum of £4,000. We hope the community will get behind the project to enable us to continue our programme of improvements! ”

13th September 2017



‘Shropshire Council has funding available to support youth activities in the Wem and Shawbury LJC  area  (Clive, Grinshill, Hadnall, Loppington, Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst, Shawbury, Stanton-upon-Hine Heath, Wem Rural, Weston under Redcastle, Whixall and Wem Town).  Groups who provide youth provision for 10-19 year olds (24 years old for individuals with learning difficulties) can apply for grants up to £500 to purchase equipment or to support additional youth activities that enhance existing activities.


A copy of the application form is attached here, the closing date for applications is 27 October 2017.   For more information please contact Sue Thomas, Community Enablement Officer on 01743 258537 or email’

13th September 2017

The Town Council has produced a simplified version of the draft proposals of car park charges being consulted on by Shropshire Council which can be viewed here

There are numerous other items being consulted on as part of the strategy including residents parking permits, for more information visit

Deadline for comments 17.10.17

8th September 2017

Please see setails of route and timetable changes to local bus services during the partial road closure over the level crossing starting on 18th September

Route 201 map

Route 201 revised timetable

Route 511 revised route

10th August 2017

Major roadworks will take place in Station Road from 18 September 2017 for Gas Mains replacement. This will affect the traffic flow over the level crossing into the town centre where a one way system will be in place. Please see diversion route attached