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Clive Parish Council


Clive is a village and situated around the west side of Grinshill Hill.  Grinshill sandstone, from the nearby quarry at Grinshill is used throughout the village for building material from walls and houses to the village church.  Grinshill is a nearby village and beauty spot.

The English Restoration dramatist William Wycherley was born at Clive

Clive is situated just off the A49 and the B5476. The village itself has country roads throughout, where in places the passing of two cars require one to pull in.

There is a railway station nearby, on the Welsh Marches Line at Yorton, between Wem and Shrewsbury. The station at Yorton is served by roughly one train every 2 hours in either direction, and is a request stop, requiring the station passenger to wave at the approaching train in order to stop it and be picked up.

The village is served by bus routes to nearby towns Wem, Shrewsbury, and Whitchurch, giving services 4 to 6 times per day, higher than average for a village in the local area.

Community life

In the centre of the village is the All Saints church which holds regular services. Clive Church of England primary schoolis situated halfway up Grinshill Hill.

The village is often used by the local Hunt, The North Shropshire Foxhounds, from time to time there are meets around the village.

The firmly established Post office on the High Street remains a central point for the community, while regular evening classes, from computing to weaving, are held in the village hall.

The village is served by a monthly news letter with input from the local community.

Local services and night life

The village is within walking distance of two pubs, The Inn at Grinshill, which also serves food, and The Railway Inn, which is renowned for its real ales.

The village is also served by a mechanics, car dealership, bowling club, village club, and a number of small businesses such as decorators and electricians are based in and around the village.