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Co-option to Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillor - condover ward

Could you make a difference in your community?  Do you want to represent the views of local people?

 Condover Parish Council has a vacancy for a Parish Councillor in the Condover ward.  You could help shape the future of the village and the Parish as a whole, supporting local initiatives, being involved with local issues and representing your community.

Condover Parish Council is active, lively and forward thinking. There is a monthly evening meeting, and lots of opportunities to be involved with a wide range of community matters and projects.

If you’re over 18 years and live in the area you can apply. Training is available for new Councillors along with support from existing Parish Councillors.

For more information and an application form, please contact the Parish Clerk:

Brighid Carey,  Condover Parish Council Clerk, Dorrington Village Hall, The Maitlands, Dorrington SY5 7LD

07516 445872      email:

Applications should be sent to the Clerk by Tuesday 31 May 2022.

Notice dated 13 May 2022

annual parish meeting
7.30pm wednesday 25 may 2022
dorrington village hall

You are invited to Condover Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting. The Parish Council Chair will give a report of the past year, and you’ll have the opportunity to raise any matters of interest or concern to you and your local area. There will also be a progress update on Condover Parish Neighbourhood Plan. 

condover parish council meeting
7.30pm tuesday 3 may 2022
Dorrington village hall

condover parish council
finance and personnel committee meeting
7.00pm tuesday 3 may 2022
Dorrington village hall

vacancy for councillor - dorrington ward

Following the resignation on 18 January of Cllr Siobhan Peters, a Parish Council vacancy has arisen  in Dorrington ward. If you would like to become a member of the Parish Council and help serve your community, please click the link below see the Public Notice.   If you have any queries please contact:

Brighid Carey (Clerk&RFO),
Condover Parish Council,
Dorrington Village Hall,
The Maitlands,
Shrewsbury SY5 7LD   07516 445872

condover parish council co-option policy

If you would like to be considered for the any of the current vacancies for Parish Councillors, please follow the link to the Co-Option Policy,, which includes information about eligibility, the process of co-option, and the application forms, please follow the link below.

If you have any queries please contact:
Brighid Carey (Clerk&RFO),
Condover Parish Council,
Dorrington Village Hall,
The Maitlands,
Shrewsbury SY5 7LD
07516 445872

Completion Of Internal Audit Of Accounts 2020-21

The internal audit of the Parish Council’s accounts for 2020-21 has now been concluded and the documents are with the external auditors. The statement of accounts and Internal Audit Certificate is published under the relevant year on the Council Matters – Accounts. Please follow the link below

In compliance with s25 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, these documents can be inspected between 14th June 2021 and 23rd July 2021 on reasonable notice and application to:

Brighid Carey (Clerk&RFO),
Condover Parish Council,
Dorrington Village Hall,
The Maitlands,
Shrewsbury SY5 7LD

Join the Conversation

Our Parish Neighbourhood Plan is gathering pace. Stay involved and come along to open Zoom discussions:
7.30pm—8.30pm on 11 & 25 March and 8 & 22 April

For link: contact Edward Marvin 07985 103213

31 JANUARY 2021

Your thoughts please!
The draft policies for Condover Parish Neighbourhood Plan are ready for consultation with our communities
Our Neighbourhood Plan is a way for everyone to have a real say in the future of our Parish up to 2038, from housing and the environment to traffic issues, recreation and heritage.
Before the Neighbourhood Plan is developed any further, we want to hear your views on the policies that will be in it.

This is a very difficult time for getting together so we’re offering a range of ways for you to read the draft policies and make comments.

You can read and download the consultation document by clicking on the button below
and you can
Join a Zoom meeting:
14th and 21st January 2021 7.30pm—8.30pm
Get the Zoom link from
Edward Marvin: 07985 103213

Draft Policies for our parish
frequently asked questions

Here are some responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the Condover Parish Neighbourhood Plan policies


Date of announcement: 7th August 2020

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Brighid Carey Parish Clerk & RFO Dorrington Village Hall, The Maitlands, Dorrington SY5 7LD Tel: 07516 445872

commencing on Monday 10th August 2020 and ending on Friday 18th September 2020

Local government electors and their representatives also have:
• The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
• The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.
The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose between the above dates only.

The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)
15 Westferry Circus
Canary Wharf
London E14 4HD

This announcement is made by Brighid Carey – Clerk & RFO

To read the formal Notice and for further information, please follow the link below


Each year, Condover Parish Council offers a limited number of grants of up to £500 to community groups that contribute to life in the Parish.

Community Grant funding can be used for a range of purposes which can be shown to help deliver the Parish Council’s strategic priorities and be of direct benefit to the community. This may include:
• The cost of room hire for an event
• Purchase of small equipment items
• Hire of equipment for a community event
• The cost of materials where these cannot recouped through contributions from participants
• Help towards start-up costs for a new community group or activity
• Help towards specialist professional fees for example a speaker for an event, an instructor or teacher, a facilitator for an environmental event
• A contribution towards a community trip or outing
This list is not exhaustive.

There is more information about the Parish Council’s priorities and how applications are assessed on the application form.

Shared Ownership Homes Condover - AVAILABLE NOW

A new development of ten 2 and 3-bed shared ownership homes are now available in Condover.

Priority for these new shared-ownership homes will initially go to people who have a strong local connection to Condover village and/or Condover Parish.

If you’re interested please follow the link below to DB Roberts estate agents


At its meeting on 8th January 2019, Condover Parish Council agreed a budget for 2019-20 that reflected increasing on-going liabilities and costs, and included some short-term additional project costs to improve communications and engagement within the Parish. The projected spend required the Parish to draw on reserves. To manage the budget from 2020-21 onwards, the Parish Council resolved to:

a) Develop a funding strategy, to manage down spend where possible, and to increase receipts through e.g. applying for external grant funding to support especially for community-, heritage- and environment-based projects.

b) Ensure Parish Council projects each had a business plan with contributions from external funding where applicable.

c) Parish Council had not increased its precept for over 10 years but resolved to do so for 2020-21 to support the budget.

You can read the report provided to Shropshire Council regarding the uplift in precept for 2020-21.

Housing for Dorrington

Consultation to show the preferred future housing development sites in Dorrington for inclusion in the Neighbourhood Plan for our Parish

Monday 2nd December 2019 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dorrington Village Hall

A49 Community Concerns

There was an open meeting at Dorrington Village Hall on 21st November to discuss community concerns relating to safety on the A49 through Dorrington. This meeting will form the basis of further action by Condover Parish Council working in partnership with other agencies.

The meeting was attended by Cllr Dan Morris, Edward Marvin (Parish Council Chair), Kate King (Parish Council Vice Chair), PC Mark Milton, Richard Field (Moderator, A49 Facebook Information Pages) along with 28 members of the public.

You can find the minutes of this meeting below.

Condover Parish Council considers local planning matters at its monthly meetings

For the list of planning applications to be considered each month, please see the Planning Matters page of our website. If you wish to make representations to the Parish Council about any planning matters, please contact your local Parish Councillor. You may also come along to a Parish Council meeting where you can directly address Councillors at the Public Session. The Public Session starts promptly at 7.30pm. For meeting dates, please follow the link on the Council Matters page.

Please note – the Parish Council is notified of new planning applications right up to the time of its meeting and you should check the Planning Matters page from seven days before the meeting.


To commemorate the 100 years since the end of the Great War, Ann Duddridge and Cllr Susan Mackay, residents from the village of Great and Little Ryton, produced a detailed illustrated booklet to honour the sacrifice of local men and to recognise them as people who lived in and were part of their community.

The document brings together all the men who were born or lived in Ryton and were known to have serviced in World War 1. This includes men from Ryton who were killed on the battlefield, men who served and survived, many of whom were injured, and men not originally from Ryton who served in the war and came to live in Ryton immediately thereafter.

The Campaign Medals of WW1 are also pictured and explained, together with their ‘nicknames’.

Condover Parish Council supported publication of the booklet and copies were made available free within the Parish, with a request for a donation to Help for Heroes. There has been considerable interest from local people and from visitors to the area, some of whom found valuable information about their ancestors. There is also now a copy of the booklet in the Shropshire Archive.

The donations received to date amount to £430.00

A small number of copies of ‘Ryton Remembers, are still available. Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information.