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.


Wem Rural Parish Council is currently working with Connecting Shropshire and infrastructure service providers to obtain ultrahigh speed, fibre Gigabit broadband direct to properties in the Parish. This is backed by a government scheme designed to bring connectivity to rural communities.  It is projected that this facility will cost little more than existing provision and will provide a minimum of 330 Mb per second with potential for 1000 Mb per second. It is also hoped the installation of the fibre connection will be at no cost to you though this is subject to our negotiations.  By electing to have this service you may enjoy speeds suitable for all future digital needs

What we need you do.  You must express an interest in this service by Friday 15 January. By completing the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRPC1   We only need your name, address, postcode, landline phone number and whether a business, charity or school at this location. NOTE we are not allowed to update or amend the submission after the deadline so please be prompt. This data will be used to indicate the level of interest in our Parish and to obtain competitive quotes from up to 3 infrastructure service providers. Your data will not be held or used for any other purpose.

NOTE: At this stage you are not making any commitment. This is purely a scoping exercise to demonstrate interest that allows us to negotiate with service providers and attract government rural broadband grant funding.

We hope you will consider supporting these projects and help to secure this essential service for our wider community.

Wem Rural Parish Council

Any questions – please contact the Parish Clerk on 01948 710672 or clerk@wemrural-pc.gov.uk

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Parish Council Meetings

Following emergency legislation and regulations by the Secretary of State, the Parish Council will be holding meetings remotely by the Zoom platform.

In accordance with the regulations, any appointments which would usually be made at the Annual Meeting in May 2020 will continue until the next Annual Meeting or until the Council decides otherwise, whichever is the earlier. It is currently anticipated that the next Annual Council Meeting will take place in May 2021.

More information on the Corvid-19 Coronavirus can be found at:





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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We are currently in the process of making our website a more useful tool for the entire community.  In the mean time you can still find out what is happening in the area by looking at the page for  local news and events.


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Other useful websites


Shropshire Wildlife Trust

West Mercia Police

Shropshire Fire and Rescue


The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust