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.


Road Closure Wem Level Crossing 18 September 2017 for Gas Main Upgrade

Wales and West Utilities are upgrading the gas network in the Aston Street/Station Road area of Wem.  It will cover the stretch of road between Malthouse Cottages and the Morgan Library.

The Parish Council understands that whilst work is being carried out close to the level crossing, access to the town centre from Soulton Road and Aston Road will be restricted to pedestrians only.  Traffic leaving the town centre will be able to travel over the level crossing.  It is expected that as the upgrade work moves towards the Morgan Library the closure at the level crossing will be lifted.

Diversions will be in place with a short section of Church Lane being one-way.

Diversion Map 1         Diversion Map 2

Wales and West Utilities have supplied their Customer Service Team contact details should you have any further enquiries:

Phone: 0800 912 2999

Email: enquiries@wwwutilities.co.uk

Twitter: @wwutilities

Facebook: facebook.com/wwutilities


Parish Council Elections 2017

The deadline for receipt of nominations for the position of Councillor for the Parish Council was Tuesday 4 April 2017.  10 nominations were received for the 12 seats available.  There were no nominations received more than available seats for each Ward.  The links to the notices of uncontested elections are below:

Edstaston Ward                  Roden Ward                   Newtown Ward.

The is currently 1 vacant position in the Edstaston Ward.  The Council can fill this position by co-option.  If you would like to be considered for this position please contact the Clerk or any Councillor.  Information about the role of Councillor can be found through this link.


Improve Broadband speed in Parish

Use this link to register your interest in improving the speed of Broadband in Wem Rural Parish


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.


Round Meadow, Soulton Road, Wem – new affordable homes for local people or those with strong local connection.

The Parish Council and Severnside Housing are encouraging local people who wish to live in affordable housing close to Wem to register for the new homes being built in Round Meadow.  For more information visit the Round Meadow page of this website.


Road Closures

Use this link to access other road closures within the Parish.


Belong to a club or society or run a business?

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