Save the White Lion, Ash

With much enthusiasm & dedication, and support from the village, local residents are working together to prevent closure of the pub and save The White Lion as a community asset. The Community Pub Group need to raise £370,000 to purchase the pub from the current owners who are retiring at the end of 2017.

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The Group are looking for volunteers with an interest or expertise to get involved. If you have skills or knowledge which you feel would benefit the Group and are willing to offer your time  visit savethewhitelionash.co.uk to find out how you can help and who to contact.

Or maybe you wish to help by purchasing a community share? Find out more here.

Connecting Ash – Fibre Broadband

Connecting Shropshire has confirmed that the works currently in Ash Magna are part of the Phase 2 rollout of fibre broadband.  Openreach will be installing a number of cabinets along the Ash/Whitchurch Road during November with the intention that fibre broadband will be up and running within 6 months. We are awaiting more detailed information regarding a schedule and timescale from Openreach.*

*Click here for installation location map and dates.

Some of you may be accepting the recent offer of fixed wireless access in the area. Connecting Shropshire is not permitted to offer BDUK subsidy to any property within their “In Scope” area and who will benefit from the phase 2 rollout. However, if you are an outlying property and believe that you will not benefit –  i.e. that you may be too far away from the new cabinets and wish to install fixed wireless access – you may still be able to get the subsidy. If you are unsure either complete the online form by the end of December** and they will assess your application, or contact Connecting Shropshire or your preferred provider for further information.

**Note: BDUK subsidies are only available until the end of December 2017 and applications can be made online with Connecting Shropshire.

Voneus Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

Statement from Voneus:-

We will be installing our transmitter onto the tower at St Alkmunds Church on Monday 6th November, so if you are in Whitchurch next week please take a look.

We have been informed by Connecting Shropshire that Ash Magna will no longer qualify for assistance with the Broadband connection charge through the current voucher scheme, obviously like you we are incredibly disappointed with this news, however, as you know Voneus are committed to supporting this project and this community, therefore we are happy to announce that we will reduce our normal  installation charge of £149.99 to £75.00 – a 50% reduction, this offer is subject to getting 50 properties to sign up for our service, and as a further incentive if we can get to 80 properties to sign up we will install Free of Charge to all 80 homes.  

This offer will run until close of business on Monday 13th November 2017, So please email me to register your wish to participate in this offer as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions please feel free to email me –  ray.adams@voneus.com “

How This Works

Broadband Infrastructure Information

Information about the UK Government’s Superfast Broadband Programme for Britain – BDUK 

To find out if you currently have, or are are about to receive, access to fibre broadband at your property click here

Too far away from a fibre cabinet?  Visit Community Fibre Partnerships 

Voneus – Hertfordshire based Fixed Wireless Broadband provider

Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme 

Other useful links:-
Fixed Wireless Access information
For businesses visit The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership
Connecting Shropshire – FAQs & alternative solutions

Ash Villages is not responsible for the content of external sites. Inclusion here is for information only.

Faster Communications in Ash ?

Airband has submitted a planning application for prior approval for a mast and ancillary equipment in Ash Magna. Telecommunications masts are, subject to certain criteria, permitted development; however the developer must apply for approval for the siting and appearance of the mast. This proposal is to put the mast on agricultural land adjacent to Ash Road and opposite Lambert Grove on the approach to the Village (that is the main through road from Whitchurch into the Village). For details of the application click here.

Plan showing the site of the mast.

For general information on prior notification click here.

Time is of the essence –  if you wish to comment on this application please do so before 4th October 2017. (That means go to the planning application – 17/04443/TEL – on Shropshire Council website, comments tab, or write or e-mail, Shropshire Council planning department!)

Application withdrawn 

Shropshire Biodiversity

Wildflowers

Many of our common wildflowers are in decline. Roadside verges provide vital corridors for wildlife and many are rich in wildflowers.
ash cottageShropshire Council as part of its strategy to protect the countryside and wildlife of Shropshire has a Wildflower Verge Reporting webpage. If you know of roadside verges that are good for wildflowers or have notable plants on them, you can record it here. Once recorded it will be passed on to the highways team who will adjust their mowing regime accordingly, where safe to do so.

Help to protect Biodiversity in Shropshire, National Plant Monitoring Scheme – Find a square


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For 2017/18 Shropshire Council are supporting tree planting in Shropshire by offering community groups and landowners of freely accessible land the opportunity to apply for a limited number of free trees. The scheme operates on a first come first served basis. To find out more click here.

Enjoy the Countryside – Protect Your Natural Environment – Take Your Litter Home!

Ash Garden Trail

Ash Garden Trail took place on Sunday, 2nd July 2017.
Thank you to Pam and helpers for organising the event.

20170703_201132[1]A very big thank you to the 10 homeowners who opened up their gardens for public viewing, and all those who provided cakes, ice-creams, books etc. to help us along the way.

It was a lovely day with 10 superb and diverse gardens to see, the weather was kind and we made a fantastic £720.00!

 

Broadband Delivery in Shropshire

Boost for thousands more homes and businesses as Connecting Shropshire announces £11.2m contract

Other useful links :-
Information about the UK Government’s Superfast Broadband Programme for Britain – BDUK 
For businesses visit The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership 

To find out if you currently have, or are are about to receive, access to faster Broadband at your property click here

Ash Jubilee Walk 18 June ’17

Jubilee Walkers – The rain and sun in the last couple of weeks has certainly brought on the crops and grasses! Sturdy walking shoes and long trousers are strongly recommended. You can do the walk in sections, so you can do as much or as little as you please. The weather report is wall to wall sunshine & 25C so sun hats and sun cream also strongly recommended, a bottle of water is a must! A decent pair of secateurs wouldn’t go amiss either! Binoculars if you want to make the most of the views. We are checking the route and will be at the Village Hall at 2:30 pm for an update/start of the walk, look forward to seeing you there.