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Local Directory

Town Council (Church Stretton)

Council Offices
60 High St
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6BY

Tel: 01694 722113
Fax: 01694 723608
E-mail: Send an e-mail
Website: http://www.churchstretton.co.uk

 

Office opening hours: 10.00am to 12noon, Monday to Friday.

Town Clerk: Mrs. C M Harvey Cert HE (Local Policy) LCA
Mayor - Cllr Michael Braid

Mission Statement.

Church StrettonTown Council seeks:

  1. to provide excellent services at best value

  2. to meet the needs and improve the well-being of all the residents of the town

  3. to protect and enhance the amenity and environment of the town in respect of its buildings and landscape

  4. to ensure a sustainable and vibrant community for the continuing benefit of residents, visitors and businesses.

Composition
Church Stretton is the second largest Market Town in South Shropshire. The Town Council area includes the villages of All Stretton, Little Stretton, Minton and Hamperley, with a total population of around 4,200 and an electorate of around 3,600.

The Council area comprises 4 wards; each ward is represented by a number of Councillors.

Ward

Total number of Town Councillors = 13, plus 2 Unitary Councillors

Councillors

List of councillors

Little Stretton, Minton & Hamperley)

2

All Stretton

2

Church Stretton South

5

Church Stretton North

4

Council meetings are held approximately every 6 weeks, with committee meetings held in between. (Meetings cycle)

Committees:

  • Amenities, Finance & General Purposes
  • Economic Development Committee

There are two Working Groups - the Coppice Leasowes WG and the Town Design Statement WG - and also Task & Finish Groups and ad hoc committees which meet to deal with specific projects.  The Council also has representation on the committees of many local organisations and societies.  (A list of groups and representatives can be obtained from the Council offices.)

The Council also has equal representation, together with the CS Area Tourism Group, in the Church Stretton Area Community Interest Company, which is responsible for managing the website.

Grants and Donations
The Town Council makes grants to local organisations and projects such as the Arts Festival, Christmas lights, Silvester Horne Institute. Applications for Grants should be made to the Town Council in the first instance.

Planning Applications
The Town Council is not responsible for Planning Decisions, as these are made by Shropshire Council. The Town Council comments on all local planning applications, to ensure conformance with the Town Design Statement.

Political Affiliations
Church Stretton Town Councillors aim to do their best for the community as a whole, without recourse to Party Political affiliations.

Responsibilities:

  • Cunnery Road and Greenhills Cemeteries
    Coppice Leasowes Local Nature Reserve
    Floral planters
    Footway lighting
    Lutwyche Road Car Park
    Lutwyche Road Toilets
    Markets
    Park
    Playing Fields
    Silvester Horne Institute
    Town Council Website
    Various Open Spaces
    War Memorial site

Employment 
We are a very busy Council, with many responsibilities for such a small organisation with a limited income. The Council employs one full-time Town Clerk, one full-time Personal Assistant and three part-time office staff; four full-time outdoor staff, plus a part-time Outdoor Staff Team Leader.

Availability of Information
A Schedule of meetings is published annually and amended from time to time. Agendas and Minutes are published for each meeting, along with appropriate supporting documents. (Meetings Cycle)

Public Notices are published on the web site and are displayed on Notice Boards around the town.

A copy of the CSTC Model Publication Scheme can be inspected at the Council Office.