Welcome to the Pulverbatch Parish Website
Pulverbatch is a small parish in the beautiful county of Shropshire. It is an attractive parish on the edge of the South Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty located approximately eight miles south west of Shrewsbury.
The Parish comprises three individual settlements situated within or on the edge of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty:
Church Pulverbatch is a Conservation Area village with a church and village hall.
Castle Pulverbatch has a number of dwellings and a public house. The village lies completely within the AONB.
Wrentnall is a small village with a number of dwellings and two farms.
This website is for both residents and visitors to the area.
Last update 04 Sept 2019
News and Information
DEFIBRILLATOR FOR PULVERBATCH PARISH
By the New Year, we should have a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) located outside The White Horse Inn. Many rural locations now have these and while we hope it is never needed, it is mobile and will be accessible for use by anyone in case of emergency and could really make the difference of saving a life when time is of the essence.
Having attempted to secure a grant from the British Heart Foundation, this was unfortunately missed as funding was closed. This had delayed progress and rather than wait even longer, the decision was made to purchase regardless.
If you remember, the village hall committee held the Harvest Supper in autumn 2015 with proceeds going towards funding the device. Thanks to you, this raised a fantastic £450 and with generous additional pledges from the Higgins family of £200, the Parish Council of £100 and the final £249 from the Village Hall Committee, the total cost of £999 has now been reached.
The next step will be training sessions where we invite you to come along and become familiar with how to operate the device. The more people trained and confident in using the PAD, the better.
The following provisional dates have been scheduled so far. Please call The White Horse (01743 718 247) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm and book your place.
JANUARY: Saturday 28th, 11am
FEBRUARY: Wednesday 1st, 7pm
Friday 10th, 11am
Tuesday 21st 1pm
Saturday 25th, 2pm
MARCH: Friday 3rd, 7pm
Thursday 9th, 8pm
A burglary has occurred in the Longden area on Tuesday 4th October in the evening between 6pm and 9pm - just so you are aware - enquiries are ongoing.
You may be aware that Hanwood and Pontesbury suffered a very similar thing last week.
If you speak to any one who may have any knowledge please ask them to call 101 and quote 0718S 041016.
UPDATE ON THE KNAPP
Spring is now well upon us and the Winter task days at the Knapp have again proved very productive. With help from volunteers living in Bishops Castle, Habberley, Pontesbury and Shrewsbury the Friends of Castle Pulverbatch continued to clear scrub and make the site more accessible for us all to enjoy.
The path on the south side has now been cleared which gives full circular access around the perimeter boundary. From the south east corner of the site you can also access the Wokkon path, which has been cleared with additional help from Wild Teams, a Shropshire Council led project that works with people recovering from mental distress and those looking to improve health and wellbeing generally. Members of the Friends group also spent their spare time clearing a full circular path around the Wokkon, which is well worth a visit particularly as the bluebell carpet is about to bloom.
Over the next few months the work scheduled includes spraying ground elder on the Knapp and grass cutting. The Rights of Way (ROW) team from Shropshire Council will carry out spraying at the beginning of May. The treated areas will turn brown, then yellow and eventually look bare. These areas will be re-seeded with green hay when grass cutting is carried out in the Summer. There is no risk to humans or animals from spraying, however if you are visiting the Knapp when the ROW team are carrying out the spraying please keep clear from them and keep dogs on leads.
The Friends of Castle Pulverbatch are strongly supported by the Stiperstones and Corndon Landscape Partnership, providing expertise on task days, tools and equipment to enable us to carry out work as well as valuable contacts with other organisations. This support will end in 2018.
Look out for future events which we will advertise on notice boards, the website and at the White Horse.
If you would like to join us the next meeting is 10 May 2016 at 7.30pm in the White Horse.
Friends of Castle Pulverbatch
THE BIG CONVERSATION
Shropshire Council consultation on future service provision
UPDATE ON THE KNAPP
An update on the conservation work at the Knapp has been added, click here to view or download.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE TO CONTINUE!
Shropshire Council have announced that they will continue to operate the shuttle bus: We will be running the Long Mynd & Stiperstones route this year and have put the route back to going to Pulverbatch, passing The White Hose, so I hope you can encourage people to make use of the service.
Further details about the roadshow, the timetable, route etc are here - Shuttle Bus Info
A selection of previous news items can be found here.