7th June 2023

A service to honour the Armed Forces past and present will be held on Saturday 24th June 2023 at 11.00 a.m on the Church Green, Wem Parish Church

All are invited to attend a short service of thanksgiving on the Church Green led by The Mayor of Wem, Councillor Geoff Soul

30th May 2023

3rd May 2023


Wem Town Council has one vacancy arising from the resignation of Cllr Edge who represented the West 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 Councillor Vacancies and elections | Wem Town Council

A hard copy of the form can be obtained by contacting Wem Town Council at the address below

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

Applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk at Wem Town Council, Wem Library High Street, Wem SY4 5AA 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 17th May 2023


Applications will be considered at the May Meeting of the Town Council to be held on 25.5.23.


Penny O’Hagan Town Clerk (Town Clerk) 3.5.23


4th April 2023

Wem Town Council is keen to become involved with the Big Help Out that is planned for Monday 8th May as part of national events to mark The Coronation.

We are aware that local groups may be organising events on the day to attract volunteers and the Town Council are keen to promote any volunteering opportunities that may be organised.

Alternatively if groups are not able to organise a stand alone volunteer event on May 8th but would still like to promote their work to attract new volunteers the Town Council are planning on holding a special volunteer market in the town centre.

The market will be held between 10-12.00 and will give local groups and organisations the opportunity to have a stall to promote their work and encourage people to volunteer. The market will be located on Jubilee Square or if the weather is poor in the Town Council meeting room in Wem Library.

There will be no charge to have a stall, we just want to use this time to give groups the opportunity to tell people about what they do and how people can get involved.

As this event will be promoted nationally we are hoping that the public will be interested in coming down to see how they can give time to help the many fabulous groups in the town.

Please feel free to share with anyone who may be interested in attending.

If you would like more information or a stall please can you email or telephone 01939 232733 by Friday 28th April 2023