Mainstone with Colebatch Parish Council
Mainstone Colebatch PC
Mainstone and Colebatch Parish Council is made up of two parishes in the south west of Shropshire, near the market town of Bishops Castle and bordered by the Welsh border on its western edge. It is a very rural parish of mainly farm steads and a few scattered hamlets. Mainstone parish has Offa’s Dyke running through it by the local church. The Parish Council has five Councillors, three for Mainstone and two for Colebatch. We meet about six times a years in the local village hall. I have been clerk for 18 years. We have the first minute book dating back to 1976 and one of the councillors is still a councillor today, next year will be his 40th year so will have to do something. The Parishes are roughly equal in that they have about the same amount of people and houses. We don’t have any play areas or community areas except the village hall at Mainstone. The village hall is run by a separate committee, recently they purchased two defibs for the community. The parishes have no primary or secondary schools they are all in Bishops Castle. The council has a precept of around £700 a year.
Next Meeting Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at Mainstone Village Hall at 8pm