This year has been uniquely challenging and difficult. We have seen the worst public health emergency in a century as Covid-19 spread and the nation entered the first of several lockdowns on March 23. 2020 will shortly be coming to an end. I do not suppose that many people in Astley & Dunley will regret […]
Welcome to the website of Astley and Dunley Parish Council
Astley and Dunley Parish with riverside Astley Burf on the River Severn, site of the Hamptsall Inn. Associations with Civil War and Prince Rupert 1642 and King Charles 1644. Locally famous Andrew Yarranton born at Larford, a royalist, agricultural engineer, built canals, locks, iron workings, blast furnace, near Sharpley Pool close to Glazen Bridge now recognised by English Heritage as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Yarhampton house, Astley Towne house, Longmore Hill farm, Bull Hill farm and the gothic style Pool House are of historical interest. Nearby, the 220 mile long River Severn used in middle ages to transport coal, etc., and scene of a tragic ferry disaster – 9 killed – in 1919. Astley Hall, former home of Sir Stanley Baldwin.
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WEATHER WARNINGS Have Been ISSUED Yellow warning of wind Areas affected: East Midlands | East of England | London & South East England | North East England | North West England | SW Scotland, Lothian Borders | South West England | Wales | West Midlands | Yorkshire & Humber Starts: 15:00 GMT on Sat 26 […]
This edition includes: a chance to have YOUR say on my budget; some Christmas generosity in the community, a county lines drug dealer arrest; a plea to help further prevent crime and a special message to all those living in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire. Due to the new COVID-19 government guidelines, my office is mainly […]
River Severn Sandy Lane and Severnside, Stourport Flooding is expected – immediate action required River levels are forecast to continue rising at the Bewdley river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property and roads and farmland is expected today. No further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to […]
The Prime Minister has announced changes to the rules on forming Christmas bubbles. This is in response to rising case numbers and the discovery of a new variation of the Covid-19 virus which is more easily spread. You are now only allowed to form a Christmas bubble, with up to two other households, on Christmas […]