28th February 2023

Wem Town Council – Councillor Vacancy

Co-Option Notice

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

Eligibility criteria to be a Councillor

To be eligible to stand as a councillor you must be qualified by virtue of being a British or Commonwealth Citizen, Citizen of the Republic of Ireland or European Union Citizen, who has attained the age of 18 years and is:

(a) registered as a local government elector for the parish; and/or who has

(b) during the whole of the twelve months preceding the appointment occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the parish; and/or his/her

(c) principal or only place of work during those twelve months has been in the parish; and/or has

(d) during those twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 kilometres of it;

and is not disqualified from holding office by reason of any disqualification set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Applicants are asked to complete an application form which can be downloaded from our website Co-option Application Form 

A hard copy of the form can be obtained by contacting Wem Town Council, Edinburgh House, New Street, Wem SY4 5DB.

Access to a computer would be an advantage although not essential. 

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

If you have any questions about the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk on 01939 232733.

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Applications will be considered at the March Meeting of the Town Council to be held on 30.3.23.

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Penny O’Hagan Town Clerk (Town Clerk) 28.2.23


21st February 2023

The Mayor of Wem, Cllr Geoff Soul will be holding a Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday 25th March 2023 7.15p.m for 8.00 p.m at Wem Town Hall, High Street, Wem. Carriages at 11.30 p.m

Dancing to live music from the 60's, 70's and 80's provided by Lady & The Tramps.

You will be welcomed with a complimentary drink and canapes on arrival, followed by chicken in a sauce and a trio of desserts (vegetarian option available). Please advise of any special dietary requirements.

Tickets are now available priced at £39.50, available from 01939 232733 or the Mayor, Cllr Geoff Soul email 07779 803779

Dress is Evening Dress or Lounge Suit

There will be a charity auction on the night and all proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities, Sue Ryder and The Epilepsy Society.  

If you would like to attend, payment would be appreciated via BACS.  Please contact for the banking details. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Mayor of Wem Charity Fund’.

The Mayor hopes you will be able to join him


8th February 2023

Wem Store Cupboard and Wem Youth Club invite you to join them for a Catch Up Lunch on Saturday 18th February 2023 11.30 - 13.30 at St Peter's and St Paul's Church Hall Wem

This event is free of charge. Booking is helpful but not essential. Please ring 01939 232682 or email to book or for more information

2nd February 2023

Mobile Vaccine Bus is coming to Wem

Monday 6th February 2023 between 10.00 a.m and 2 p.m

High Street Car Park, SY4 5AU

1st Booster vaccination available for anyone 12+

Autumn booster available for anyone eligible

Autumn booster available for those 50 and older, immunosuppressed individuals, pregnant women and Health & Social Care staff

A minimum of 92 days since last vaccination is required

Walk up service - Clinic may reach capacity before the end of the stated time

If you're unable to attend you can check for your nearest vaccination location

31st January 2023