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11th June 2024



Pontesbury Parish Council recently advertised a casual vacancy for the statutory notice period, but no requests were received for a by-election to be held. 

Applications are now being sought from any suitably qualified person who wishes to stand for co-option on to the Council.

Written applications should be made to the Clerk of the Council by no later than Friday 28th June 2024 and these will be considered at the Parish Council Meeting to be held on Monday 8th July 2024.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Clerk to the Council. For more information about being a Councillor please see links below or talk to your local councillor


This notice is dated 11th June 2024

11th June 2024

Pontesbury Parish Council has signed up to the Civility & Respect Pledge.
Pontesbury Parish Council believes now is the time to put Civility and Respect at the Top of the Agenda and start a culture change for the local council sector.

5th June 2024

As you are aware, a general election will be held on Thursday 4 July 2024. Below is some important information that I hope will be of interest to you.


This information can also be found on the council’s website, Go to https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/elections-and-electoral-registration/voting-and-elections/general-election-4-july-2024/


If you have any questions please email the Shropshire Council elections team – elections@shropshire.gov.uk

Polling stations

As always, people will be able to find their polling station on their poll card. A list of polling stations will also be published on the above webpage after Friday 7 June.


A list of candidates – the statement of persons nominated - for the four  constituencies will be added to the council website before 5pm on Friday 8 June.

Registering to vote

To vote in this election people must be registered to vote. The deadline for registering to vote is midnight on Tuesday 18 June. To register go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Voter ID

To vote at a polling station people will need an accepted form of photo ID. To see what ID is accepted – and to apply for free ID (known as a Voter Authority Certificate or VAC) visit the Electoral Commission website.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) is 5pm on Tuesday 26 June, but we encourage people to apply as soon as they can. Note: If someone already have a VAC they don’t need to apply for a new one.

Voters will need to show original documents at the polling station; copies or duplicates won’t be accepted.

Postal votes

The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June. To apply for a postal vote visit the Electoral Commission website.

It’s no longer possible to simply drop off a completed postal vote pack at Shirehall or at polling station, An appropriate form must also be completed.

Proxy voting

The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June. To apply for a proxy vote visit the Electoral Commission website.

Overseas voter registration

British and eligible Irish citizens living overseas can now register to vote in UK general elections no matter how long ago they left or were last registered. There’s no longer a 15-year limit. They’ll be registered at the constituency where they were last registered to vote, or where they lived if they weren’t registered.

For more information, visit the Electoral Commission website.

4th June 2024

Pontesbury Parish Council want to hear your views


The parish council are delivering a questionnaire to every household in the Cruckton/Cruckmeole and Pound Lane area about resident's concerns about speeding traffic.  The questionnaires include some traffic calming measures that could be employed in the two areas.  Your responses will be put forward to the Highway Authority.  Please find links to the two different questionnaires below.  

A parish councillor will come and pick up your completed form over the next couple of weeks or you can drop them into the box outside Cruckton Village Hall before Friday 28th June, 2024. 

Please feel free to come along to the Pontesbury Parish Council meeting on Monday 10th June, 7.30pm at Cruckton Village Hall to find out more and/or make any comments.

15th May 2024


Pontesbury Parish Council is looking for a new Councillor for the Pontesbury ward


  • Do you care about our local area?


  • Would you like to work with others to get things done?


Become a parish councillor – be part of the change!


For more information contact the Clerk clerk@pontesburypc.org.uk/   01691 661157 or look at the links to further information below


Applications to be in by Friday 31st May 2024.  Co-option to take place at the council meeting on Monday 10th June 2024, Cruckton Village Hall,  7.30pm





9th January 2024

Decision Statement published pursuant to the Localism Act 2011 Schedule 38A (9) and Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012


Shropshire Council decided at a meeting of its full Council on 14th December 2023 to ‘make’ the Pontesbury Neighbourhood Plan under Section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory purchase Act 2004. The Pontesbury Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Shropshire.


Decision and reason

“DECIDED: That Shropshire Council, as the Local Planning Authority ‘makes’ (i.e. adopts) the Pontesbury Neighbourhood Plan and brings it into force with immediate effect as part of the Development Plan under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.


Reasons for the Decision


The Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and its preparation process is compliant with legal and procedural requirements. Paragraph 38A(4)(a) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the Council to make the Neighbourhood Plan if more than half of those voting in the referendum upon the plan have voted in favour of the plan being used to help decide planning applications in the area. The plan was endorsed by more than the required threshold in the referendum held on 7th September 2023.


The link to the report considered by the Council is as follows: Date (shropshire.gov.uk)



A copy of this decision statement is being sent to:


  • The qualifying body, namely Pontesbury Parish Council; and
  • To any person who asked to be notified of the decision.


Information on where to view the Neighbourhood Plan and its associated documents

The Pontesbury Neighbourhood Plan, the decision statement and its associated documents are available to view on the Council’s website at:

Pontesbury Neighbourhood Plan | Shropshire Council



Edward West


Planning Policy and Strategy Manager Shropshire Council


Dated 5th January 2024


For further information please contact:


Planning Policy Team, Shropshire Council, the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate Shrewsbury SY2 6ND


Email: planningpolicy@shropshire.gov.uk


9th January 2024

Pontesbury Parish Council Notice


Pontesbury traffic calming measures – public meeting planned for Monday 15th January


Please note that this meeting has been POSTPONED due to unavoidable circumstances


Information regarding a new meeting date will be advertised shortly


8th September 2023


On 7 September Pontesbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan was approved by the Referendum Vote in which over 85% of the 491 voters supported the Plan. Following the declaration of the result the Plan is now in operation.  This means that when future planning applications for development in Pontesbury Parish are decided, the Plan policies will be taken into account. Given that the finished Plan was based on extensive consultations with hundreds of local people, it means that the Pontesbury parish community will have a greater say than ever before, in shaping and helping to decide future development. Change is inevitable, but  the core purpose of the Neighbourhood Plan is to ensure any development fits in with the character of our parish.

So far, only a handful of  Shropshire's parishes have a completed  Neighbourhood Plan.  The Pontesbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside Shropshire's Local Plan which is the most important material planning concern for deciding planning applications for future development. This means that residents should consult the Plan when submitting planning applications or when commenting on other applications in our parish.

The Plan has already been drawn upon to influence design in forthcoming applications and the adoption of the Plan means that our parish will gain a considerable increase in CIL money to spend on improving infrastructure. 

Whilst some voters  were concerned with some aspects or omissions in the Plan, it should be borne in mind that no policies could be included which duplicated Shropshire Local Plan and some much desired local changes do not come within the remit of Neighbourhood Plans.

The Steering Group thanks the many hundreds of respondents who have helped to shape the Plan and who took the time to vote.


30th August 2023



Shropshire Council
Referendum on the adoption of the Pontesbury Neighbourhood Plan

Notice is hereby given that:
1. A poll will be held on Thursday 7 September 2023 to decide on the question below:
‘Do you want Shropshire Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Pontesbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
2. The hours of poll will be from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
3. The situation of polling stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:


No. of polling station Situation of polling station Description of persons entitled to vote
S40 Cruckton Village Hall, Cruckmeole, Shrewsbury SKE-1 to SKE-481
SKF-1 to SKF-251
S51 Pontesbury Public Hall,
Main Road, Pontesbury
SNB-1 to SNB-113
SNC-1 to SNC-94
SND-1 to SND-1736

Dated: Wednesday 30 August 2023
Andy Begley
Counting Officer