Home delivery and Take Away – for people unable to get out at the moment

Many of our local traders and pubs are providing take away and home delivery services for people unable to get out at the moment.

We have compiled a list of what is on offer – with telephone numbers for people without the internet.

Please print a copy and give to your neighbours , if they are without the internet.


Shropshire Library – coronavirus concerns

In response to coronavirus, Shropshire Library is extending its loan period to 6 weeks and allowing people to renew their books up to 4 times. see attached

People are encouraged to renew their books by phone Tel 01694 722535 or online at https://shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/renew-a-book/

If you or someone close to you is feeling unwell, has a fever or cough please do not come to the library. No fines will be accrued on outstanding stock

Branded Rogues concert postponed

We have decided to postpone the Branded Rogues concert on the 17th April because of the coronavirus situation.

We will be rescheduling this event for later in the year – when hopefully the situation has been resolved.

At present we are hoping to run the talk on ‘Swifts and other urban birds’ on April 2nd in the library – but will alert people if this also has to be cancelled.

Swifts and other Urban Birds

Peta Sams

Thursday 2nd April at 2.30 pm, in The Library

In our next Winter Talk, Peta of Shropshire Swift Group will talk about these birds that visit our towns during the Summer – their lifecycle and issues they face.  She will also briefly look at some of the other birds with which we share our gardens and buildings.

Tickets £5 on the door, to include tea and cake.

All funds raised will go to Friends of Church Stretton Library

Winter Talks Update

“Winning Hearts & Changing Minds: How the British Council makes friends for the UK” – Michael White

Michael White gave a fascinating talk this week about his experiences working for the British Council both in Cuba and in the Yemen. This provided fascinating insight into these two countries that one only gains from having lived there.

Thank you to Michael for giving the talk and everyone who supported the event by attending and helped us make £105 for Friends of Church Stretton Library.

We are sorry that due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the March talk  ‘Holidays with a Difference’ by Tara Devey 

Our next Winter talk will be Swifts and other Urban Birds” – Peta Sams
 on Thursday 2nd April at 2.30 pm  


Winning Hearts & Changing Minds: How the British Council makes friends for the UK” – Michael White

Michael White worked for the British Council in ten countries from 1984 to 2015.

He will talk about his experience in two of his favourites – Cuba and Yemen, which should make for a fascinating insight into life in these countries. 

Thursday 6th February at 2.30 pm includes tea or coffee and biscuit

Exhibition in the library. Is Ours a Sustainable Community?


29th Jan to 15th Feb

To be opened by the mayor Bob Welch at 11am on Tuesday 28th January

An exhibition demonstrating the sustainable focus of local organisations and charities, featuring Arts Festival, All Stretton Bunk House, Church Stretton Area Partnership, Cricket Club, Food Bank, Golf Club, Good Neighbours, Guides, Long Mynd Adventure, Camp, Long Mynd Hike, Parish Church, Royal British Legion, Scouts, Scrappies, Focus, UNA Afghanistan Project, URC Garden