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Wrockwardine Wood and Trench Parish Council

The Parish

Wrockwardine Wood & Trench Parish Council held their first ever meeting on Friday 29th April 1988. Parish Councils have elections every four years and the next election will be held in May 2007.

The Councils consists of eleven Councillors, who cover three wards – Wrockwardine Wood Ward which is represented by two Councillors, Trench Ward which is represented by eight Councillors and East Ward which is represented by one Councillor.

The Parish Council has two staff members consisting of the Clerk and a Caretaker/Cleaner who are based at the Parish Council Centre, Church Road, Wrockwardine Wood.

The Council maintains the Parish Council Centre which is a community building, and manages allotments at Stanmore Drive and street lighting. The Council provides grants to groups within the community and to outside groups who benefit the community. You can download a grant application form here. The Council makes representation to other local authorities on planning and other matters and lobbies for improvements in footpaths, repair of pot holes, maintenance of bus shelters, street cleansing and grass verges and hedge cutting.

Population

According to the latest available census figures, Wrockwardine Wood & Trench has a population of 5,466 people made up of 2,696 males and 2,770 females. 2,549 residents are in employment, of these 1,849 are full time employees, 456 part time, 183 are self employed, 107 un-employed and 74 are full time students. There are 2,265 households and the average household size is 2.4.

Facilities

Community Centres

Wrockwardine Wood & Trench Parish Council Centre
The Parish Council Centre was completed in September 1998, it is built onto Wrockwardine Wood Infant School and is a joint use centre. It is situated central to the parish and the office is visited regularly by members of the community.

The Centre is used weekly for art classes and slimming classes and is hired for private parties and by community groups. There are two rooms available for hire, a small room that holds 45 people and a large room that holds up to 260 people. To make a booking telephone 01952 567040

Shops

There are two butchers shops in the parish, Parkinsons on New Road, Wrockwardine Wood and G.N. Badley & Son at Gibbons Road, Trench. There are two newsagents, one at New Road and the Stars News Shop on Trench Road. There is a Select and Save convenience store on Trench Road. There is a hairdressing salon at New Road and a barbers at Trench Road near to the community centre. There are three takeaway food shops in the parish, the Victorian Fryer at the top of Furnace Lane, Trench Fish Bar on Trench Road and Peppers Balti Restaurant and take away, also on Trench Road.

The nearest post office facility, chemist shop and vets are situated just outside the parish at Teagues Bridge Shopping Centre.

Top Shop, owned by Kiran Chahal, opened on 30th January this year. The shop is located in New Road, next door to Parkinsons Butchers. 
The shop is very well stocked, selling newspapers and magazines, confectionary, cigarettes, alcohol and a wide range of groceries. There are plans to have a paypoint machine and Kiran has applied for a licence to sell lottery tickets.
Opening times are Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm, Saturday 8am – 6pm and Sunday 8am – 1pm.

Pubs

There are several pubs in the Parish. At the top end of Wrockwardine Wood on New Road there is the Fountain Inn and the Red Lion. Nearby at Lincoln Road there is the Pheasant Inn. Towards the centre of Wrockwardine Wood, also on New Road there is the White Horse. The Bulls Head is in Plough Road and the Lamb, further down in Moss Road.

The public houses in Trench, all on Trench Road are the Shawbirch Inn, the Dun Cow, Duke of York and the Trench Tavern