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3rd October 2023

On Saturday 30th September, over a dozen willing and able volunteers turned out to help spruce up Hadnall. They tackled jobs around the village including varnishing benches on the village green, refurbishment of the bench outside the church, clearing of ivy from walls around the village hall and clearing pathways in the Ease.

The volunteers then enjoyed some refreshment at the 4C's coffee morning in aid of West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Parish Council Chairman John Harrison, who organised the event, said, "Huge thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, they know who they are!"

Thanks also to Sansaw Estate who have recently sprayed the Bowling Club car park to get rid of the many weeds there.

As a result of all this activity, the village is looking very trim as we enter the autumn and winter months.

If you could help out with similar jobs, why not look out for the next volunteer working party and come and join us?

24th April 2023

Hadnall Parish Council has a vacancy for a councillor.  

Parish councils are the most local tier of government. Everything the parish council does is focused on your local area.  


Why be a councillor? 

  • Give something back 

  • Tackle local issues and help your community to thrive 

  • Use your skills and develop new ones 

  • Speak up for people like you 

  • Gain political experience 


Do I qualify?  

If you are: 

  • British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union 

  • At least 18 years old 

  • Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked, or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election then you will probably be eligible for nomination. (Map on 'The Village' page of this website)


What does it involve?  

Hadnall Parish Council meets once every two months on a Monday evening, with occasional extra meetings. You may be asked to contribute your skills to ongoing projects or to prepare information to bring to a meeting. Free training is available and existing councillors will be very supportive.  


How do I find out more?  

Contact the Clerk on 01691 622093 /  


How do I apply?  

Contact the Clerk for an application form. Please submit your application before 11th May for consideration at our next meeting.  

28th March 2023



PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for HADNALL PARISH COUNCIL following the resignation on 16th March 2023 of Councillor Barry Bell.

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish of Hadnall in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.* That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends on 20th April 2023.

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply.  The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND. The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

This notice is dated 29th March 2023.

31st January 2023

It was great to have so many local residents attend the Extraordinary Meeting of Hadnall Parish Council on 30th January. The Public Participation session was a chance for those present to share thoughts and questions about the budget and precept, and for Councillors to consult with them about their wishes and concerns. (Don't forget that this opportunity for public involvement is available at every meeting of the Parish Council).

Following some lengthy discussions, the Parish Council voted by clear majority to accept the proposed budget and to request a precept of £14631 to meet the needs of that budget. This will mean that the Parish Council's part of your Council Tax will rise by £3.59 per average property for the coming tax year (6p per week) in order to meet the slight increase in expenditure.

At the start of the meeting, Chairman John Harrison shared a statement which can be found on this website, where you will also find the agreed budget and notes about how the precept amount was calculated. The Accounts section also carries full information about the Council's spending, audit history, etc. 

Full minutes of the meeting will be published as soon as they are available.

23rd January 2023

At the meeting of Hadnall Parish Council on Monday 9th January, councillors voted on the annual budget for the council and the resulting precept request.

The Parish Council's precept forms a small part of your total Council Tax bill. The Parish Council is responsible for local maintenance issues (e.g. some street lights, the play equipment, some trees, etc.) but is not responsible for matters such as highway repairs, bus services, etc. which come under Shropshire Council.

The reserves that the Parish Council currently holds are composed of a) earmarked funds received from CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) grants which are being held specifically for particular projects, and b) a general reserve, which financial guidelines require the parish council to have (50% - 100% of annual expenditure).

The Parish Council studied the budget carefully and trimmed any unnecessary expenditure from it. Obviously, some costs (such as electricity for lighting) have risen significantly. The budget was then agreed. Based on the needs of the budget, the council then voted to request a precept of £14521. This equates to an average increase of £3.30 per year for each household (10.9%).

However, following the meeting, a technicality was raised regarding the issuing of papers in good time. This may mean that we have to reconvene to discuss both the budget and the precept again. If this happens, then notification of that meeting will be put up on notice boards, the Parish Council's website, and on here. As always, any resident is very welcome to attend the meeting and to have their say during the public participation session at the start of the meeting.