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Stoke St Milborough Parish Council,


Hopton Cangeford and Stoke St Milborough Parish Council.

The P.C. Was formed in 1953. Hopton Cangeford had previously been part of Stanton Lacy Parish. The Village Hall, where we hold our meetings ,was built in the late 1980s, to replace an old army hut that had been used as the village hall since1922.

The Parish is made up of five small settlements scattered over approx 11 square miles mainly agriculture, including an AONB ( Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ) These are Stoke St Milborough, Hopton Cangeford, Cleedownton, Blackford and Cleestanton.

There are just over 300 parishioners on the Electoral Roll.



***Rural Crime Prevention Evenings***

You may be aware there seems to be a lot of local, rural crime in our area at the moment – in particular lots of potentially suspicious vehicles and numerous thefts and attempts to steal quad bikes and other equipment.


In discussion with the local police force, and some local neighbours we’re arranging two Rural Crime Prevention Evenings, where the police and agencies they work closely with will talk to the community about ways to minimise being targeted by criminals. The gangs are focussing on a wide area, so we feel repeating the meeting in two rural halls, on two dates will give more people the chance to come along.


The details are:

Rural Crime Prevention Evenings With West Mercia Police


Tuesday 25 June – Shipton Village Hall


Thursday 27 June – Church Preen Village Hall

7.30pm start


Information & advice from West Mercia Police Crime Prevention Officer, Smartwater, We Don’t Buy Crime & Safer Neighbourhood Team to help the rural community tackle the current spate of rural thefts

All welcome


**Due to public demand** We would like to inform residents: Re. Moto-x at Thornacre:

The Planning department has concluded investigations and following observations from site inspections and information gathered, officers consider planning permission is required for the use of land for motocross activities which includes the formation of the motocross track.

The Council have concerns regarding the continued use of the land for motocross purposes, as such based information available it is unlikely a retrospective planning application for the continued use would receive officer recommendation for approval. The Council is now considering formal enforcement action in respect of the breach of planning control and should the Council instigate formal action, there is an opportunity by any persons whom action is taken against, to appeal the Councils decision.

As part of our investigation into noise nuisance from motocross events held recently a Thorn Acre Farm, Environmental Protection have advised a representative of Newport Motocross Club, the event organisers, that we do not feel that this location is appropriate for motocross activity due to the noise impact on those in the locality.

The officer from our Out of Hours team who visited to witness the noise reported significant impact to residents at a property, as all rooms were affected meaning that there is no respite from the noise: voices had to be raised to hold a conversation, vibrations could be felt underfoot and there was difficulty hearing volume on electronic devices such as televisions, radios etc. Monitoring from various locations show that a number of residents are affected.

Organisers are aware that should the noise witnessed by an officer from this section during the event on 9thSeptember be representative of the noise which is likely to be experienced by the residents during future events, that it is likely that a statutory nuisance will be occurring. Organisers have suggested noise attenuation methods but we have advised that it is unlikely to be sufficient to significantly reduce the noise.


DATE OF NEXT MEETING:  23rd May 2019. 7:30pm

Members of the public are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of

Stoke St Milborough Parish Council to be held at:

Stoke St Milborough Village Hall.

when prior to the meeting members of the public are invited to raise matters of interest with their Parish Councillors. Cllrs: G. Price (Chairman), C. Dahn, D. Edwards, E. James, B. Norgrove, I. Powell, D. Powell, M. Vigar, T. Whiteman                                                                            

Followed by The AGM at 8:30pm

Wendy Richards; Clerk/RFO 

stokestmilboroughpc@outlook.com   07813 271 274

Please see agenda in Agenda tab.


GRAHAM PRICE  Chairman (& LJC representative)

EDWARD JAMES Vice Chairman (& Tree warden)


CHRIS DAHN (Village Hall representative)





BRIAN NORGROVE (deputy LJC representative)

WENDY RICHARDS PARISH CLERK: stokestmilboroughpc@outlook.com

phone 07813 271 274

post:   Peckledy Farm. Heath. Bouldon. Craven Arms. SY7 9DS

Meetings are held at the Village Hall, Stoke St Milborough.

We have approx., ten meetings a year, to deal with Planning Applications and any other business that needs to be discussed. Members of the Public can speak to the P.C for 15 minutes before the start of any meeting. Please contact the clerk before the meeting for more information.

Agendas and Minutes are published on our website.


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