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1st March 2022

The Parish Council wants to apply for funding from Shropshire Council, provided by the developer of Cross Gates Meadow to compensate for lack of open space at the development. Because the fund must be used for open space, we are proposing to update the playing field known as Ford Recreation Ground, including new children’s play equipment, together with some new adult exercise equipment, and would like to know how you use the area and what equipment you would like. Please note we are asking about the play area on Ford Recreation Ground, not Quail Ridge play area.

All responses will be anonymous and will be used to help the Parish Council decide on the improvements.

Please only complete one survey per household, and return to any Parish Councillor, or if you prefer please use the online version on the Ford Facebook page or via this link:

25th October 2021
25th October 2021
15th March 2021

Elections are happening on in Shropshire on 6th May 2021 - for parsh councils, Shropshrie Council and the Police and Commisisoner

Shropshire Council is the authority responsible for organising Parish Council elections. For full details please refer to Shropshire Council’s website through this link. 


    • Notice of Election – 15 March 2021
    • Close of Nominations – 4pm 8 April 2021
    • Close of Withdrawals – 4pm 8 April 2021
    • Statement of Persons Nominated – no later than 4pm 9 April 2021
    • Last day to Register to Vote – Midnight Monday 19 April 2021
    • Last day to apply for postal vote – 5pm Tuesday 20 April 2021
    • Notice of Poll – no later than Tuesday 27 April
    • Polling Day – Thursday 6 May 2021
    • The Count – Sunday 9 May 2021


Your parish serves your local community. Our work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services 
  • Improve quality of life for residents 
  • Give communities a democratic voice


As a parish councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making 
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally 


To stand for election to a parish council you must both:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old


  • Be an elector of the parish council; or
  • In the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the parish council serves (as owner or tenant); or
  • Work in the area parish council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • Live within three miles of the parish council boundary
2nd September 2020

The Shropshire Local Plan Review will set a development strategy to 2038. This includes the proposed allocation of Ford as a community hub for circa 125 dwellings. The Pre-Submission (Reg 18) draft of the Local Plan is currently out for consultation. The parish council has produced a summary within the newsletter on the Local Plan which can be downloaded below.

You can have your say by:

· Submitting your comments to Shropshire Council by 30th Sep 2020, 5pm (see comments form in the newsletter  or comment online at

The Parish Council is holding a public meeting, remotely via Zoom on 8th September 2020 at 7pm 

Link to join Zoom meeting:


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