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14th May 2021

Following the election, there is a vacancy for one councillor. Applications are invited and applicants may contact the clerk for further info - greathanwoodpc@gmail.com

The application form for the post is attached - this should be returned to the clerk - either via emial to greathanwoodpc@gmail.com or by post to The Old Police House, Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DB

The deadine for applicatons is Wed 19th May and applications will be considered at the council meeting on 20th May, 7.30pm at Hanwood Village Hall. Applicants will be invited to attend

15th March 2021

Elections are happening on in Shropshire on 6th May 2021 - for parsh councils, Shropshrie Council and the Police and Commisisoner

Shropshire Council is the authority responsible for organising Parish Council elections. For full details please refer to Shropshire Council’s website through this link. 


    • Notice of Election – 15 March 2021
    • Close of Nominations – 4pm 8 April 2021
    • Close of Withdrawals – 4pm 8 April 2021
    • Statement of Persons Nominated – no later than 4pm 9 April 2021
    • Last day to Register to Vote – Midnight Monday 19 April 2021
    • Last day to apply for postal vote – 5pm Tuesday 20 April 2021
    • Notice of Poll – no later than Tuesday 27 April
    • Polling Day – Thursday 6 May 2021
    • The Count – Sunday 9 May 2021


Your parish serves your local community. Our work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services e.g. play area, street lighting
  • Improve quality of life for residents e.g. working with partners to lower traffic speeds, offering grants to local groups
  • Give communities a democratic voice


As a parish councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making e.g. representing the parish re development
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally e.g. supporting local groups


To stand for election to a parish council you must both:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old


  • Be an elector of the parish council; or
  • In the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the parish council serves (as owner or tenant); or
  • Work in the area parish council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • Live within three miles of the parish council boundary
26th January 2021

Hanwood has been selected by Openreach as a location for ultrafast broadband. The scheme is partially funded by the community claiming vouchers. We are getting close to having the required number of vouchers for the scheme to be viable but need to ask more homes and businesses in the Hanwood area to consider claiming a voucher. More info can be found on the parish council website


Current parish council news is located on the left.