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19th January 2022


Closing date for Applications: 17.00 on Friday 4th February 2022

Pontesbury Parish Council has a vacancy for a Finance/Admin Officer, to join the council team as soon as possible.

The post holder will:

  • Carry out the day-to-day financial activities associated with payments, invoicing and banking in accordance with Financial Regulations and using Scribe accounting software
  • Prepare associated reports for council and audit purposes
  • Manage newsletter subscriptions
  • Assist the Clerks with other financial matters

We are looking for a highly motivated, methodical and enthusiastic individual with sound financial management, administrative, communication and organisational skills who is able to be flexible in their approach and able to meet deadlines.

The salary is based on 10 hours per week. The Salary will be calculated according to the NJC rates dependent upon qualifications and/or experience but will be within SCP 18-20 (£24,982 - £25,991 pro-rata for 10 hours).

Interviews will be held w/c Monday 14 February 2022 with a view to start as soon as possible.  Interviews may be held virtually depending on COVID-19 restrictions.

For an application form, job description or further information, please see links below.  For further information or an informal conversation about the post please email clerk@pontesburypc.org.uk/or call  on 01691 661157.  



11th November 2021

Feelgood Friday events will be held regularly at this great new community building to promote the wide range of leisure, cultural and support organisations locally for the Rea Valley communities.


The first event is being held on Friday 19th November,  11am- 3pm.  Everyone Welcome!

The theme for this first Feel Good Friday is: Support for Older People & Carers

Come along and chat to people who can give guidance and support,  or just have a cuppa!  (Refreshments kindly provided by Pontesbury Co-op)


10th November 2021

At the October 2021 Full Council Meeting the council approved the co-option of Neale Manning as the new parish councillor for the Pontesbury ward.  The parish council now has its full complement of 15 parish councillors covering the wards of Pontesbury, Habberley, Cruckton, Asterley and Plealey.

Cllr Neale Manning has lived in Pontesbury parish for over 40 years, running a dairy farm at Malehurst, previously attending the Mary Webb school. 

Cllr Manning is the Chairman of the Minsterley Show and, in the past has been Chairman of Shropshire Grassland Society, Express milk buyer group, Minsterley NFU and the buying group his business is associated with.  

Minsterley and Pontesbury Councillors, Clerk and Highline with one of the new solar lights installed on the cycleway linking the two villages
23rd September 2021

Solar Light Success


Working together Pontesbury and Minsterley Parish Councils have secured funding from Shropshire Council for improvements to the lighting along the pathway between the two villages.

Developed in response to safety concerns raised by residents, the project will involve the installation of 32 lighting columns with PIR activated solar powered lighting. 

Although already well used, it is the ambition of both Parish councils to encourage increased use of the path, reducing road journeys between the villages and providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists.  It is also hoped that parents will feel more confident in their children walking or cycling to and from school, particularly during darker winter months.

As well as improving safety increased use of the pathway will contribute to the carbon reduction ambitions of both councils; Cllr Duncan Fletcher, Chair of the joint working group said “the use of solar lighting is an integral part of achieving a sustainable, cost-effective solution to improving this essential route connecting the villages’.

Cllr Geoff Rogers, Chair of Minsterley Parish Council commented that he was delighted with the outcome after all the hard work undertaken by all those involved in the project.

Following a competitive process, the contract for installation has been awarded to Highline Electrical, work on the project will start during the first week of September and should take two weeks to complete.

Shropshire Councillor Nick Hignett, who is also a member of Minsterley and Pontesbury Parish Councils said, “I am extremely proud of the way Minsterley and Pontesbury parish councils’ have worked together to deliver a project which will benefit residents in both villages.”




20th September 2021


The Parish Council has a vacancy and wishes to co-opt a new councillor for the Pontesbury ward.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk for further details. Further information about the role of a parish councillor is included below;

Email: clerk@pontesburypc.org.uk       Phone: 01691 661157