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26th March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is one of the biggest challenges our society has seen and we are grateful to the community for coming together to fight this. Key info can be found here:

The parish council has had to make some changes to how it operates during the coronavirus pandemic. The key changes are

1) The play area and ball court within the recreation field will be fully closed until further notice. The field itself remains open.

2) The 14th April Annual Parish Meeting is cancelled. Further meetings are under review.

3) The parish council has set up arrangments to deal with urgent business via email - please email with any parish matters

23rd January 2020

The Ford Young Persons Group (youth club) is having to consider closing due to a lack of volunteers and falling numbers. A meeting has been organised to discuss this on 27th Feb at 8pm. Please see attached poster and agenda - all are welcome to attend

10th January 2020
In partnership with Shropshire Council a housing needs survey will be taking place in the Parish in January/February and we need you to get involved!
The Right Home Right Place housing survey has been developed by Shropshire Council to help identify housing need in Shropshire at a Parish level. The surveys have been carried out in around 40 parishes in Shropshire and now we will be running the survey in Ford. Each household will receive a survey in the post from 13th January and we’re encouraging residents to have their say through the survey. You can also complete the survey online at the link below.
The more people who respond to the survey the better our understanding of the local housing need will be, so please look out for the survey and give us your views
It might be that you are nearing retirement age and are thinking of downsizing to a smaller home; or you could have a growing family and need a larger home but have not been able to find something suitable in the area. Perhaps you have adult children living at home who would like to find their own home in Ford. We want to hear everyone’s views even if you don’t currently have a housing need.
You will be able to complete the survey and return it to Shropshire Council using a prepaid envelope, or you can complete the survey on line at
Once completed the survey results will be shared with Ford Parish Council and also made available on the Right Home Right Place website.
13th December 2019


Road Closure:  A5 Edgebold Island, Closure of Westbound A488

Start Date: 6th January 2020

End Date: 10th January 2020

Purpose: Road closure of A488 West to allow survey and amend lining

Works Promoter:   Kier Highways on behalf of Highways England.

Works Promoter Ref: Unknown

Enforcement pattern for A5 Edgebold Island, Closure of Westbound A488:
Road will be closed ech night between 20:00 hrs to 06:00hrs only

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on


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