Welcome to the website for Wem Rural Parish.

Published by Wem Rural Parish Council, the site is for everyone who lives and works here and for anyone who would like to find out more about our Parish.



SmartWater kits are now available from your local Councillor – contact them and pick up a kit!

What is SmartWater?

SmartWater is a sophisticated security system that protects property, deters thieves and helps the police to convict criminals. It can be directly applied to valuables or it can be used to spray criminals committing a crime.

SmartWater contains a unique forensic code that is registered to an address or location. Anything marked can be traced back to where it came from, allowing the police to identify stolen property and link criminals to crime scenes. SmartWater is almost invisible in natural light but glows brightly under ultraviolet (UV) light.

Why do criminals avoid SmartWater?

If a criminal is marked with SmartWater or caught with SmartWater-marked property, they face an increased risk of prosecution. SmartWater has helped to convict hundreds of criminals and has a 100% conviction rate. Police Forces nationwide, along with many second hand dealers, scrap merchants and recyclers are all looking for SmartWater.

Make Wem Rural Parish a ‘Don’t Buy Crime’ Area

If we can distribute SmartWater kits to over 70% of households in the Parish, the Council can claim a grant to fund the kits and provide signage.

Make sure you collect your SmartWater kit!

The launch of the Wem Rural SmartWater initiative at Edstaston Village Hall on 21 September 2019


Details of what is available on this website:

The names and contact details of our Parish Councillors are listed on the Parish Council section, where you can also find an overview of the aims and objectives of the council, with links to the minutes of meetings for the last two years and the agenda for the upcoming meetings.



Traffic Monitoring – Pepper Street, Quina Brook

Residents have expressed their concerns with the speed of traffic travelling along Pepper Street, Quina Brook for some time.  The Parish Council agreed to commission traffic monitoring to allow Shropshire Council, as Highways Authority, to assess the situation.  The monitoring was carried out during November 2017.  A summary of the results can be viewed through this link.  Unfortunately, the results did not prove sufficient for either Shropshire Council or the Police to take any further action.



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Other useful websites


Shropshire Wildlife Trust

West Mercia Police

Shropshire Fire and Rescue


The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust