Rhyme Time with Lauren – Celebrating 25 years of the Gruffalo

Rhyme Time with Lauren at Albrighton Library

Join us at Albrighton Library on Wednesday 3rd April 2024 from 10:30am for our very special Rhyme Time Session, as we celebrate 25 years of the Gruffalo!

Bring your teddies along to join us in the deep dark wood for lots of fun and the classic story to be read!
Biscuits and juice will be provided. No need to book, but spaces limited to 30. All are welcome whether you’re a grandparent, parent, guardian or carer!

Rhyme Time with Lauren 2024 to 2025

Albrighton Parish Council and Library are pleased to announce our new dates for Rhyme Time with Lauren at Albrighton Library!

Please note there will be no session in August due to Summer Recess. January 2025’s date will take place on the second Wednesday of the month due to the 1st Jan being a bank holiday.

Easter Bank Holiday Closure Dates

Easter Bank Holiday Closure Dates

Please note that Albrighton Parish Council and Library will be closed over the Easter Weekend (including Saturday)
Council Office Closure Dates: Closed Friday 29th March and Monday 1st April 2024
Library Closure dates: Closed Friday 29th March, Saturday 30th March and Monday 1st April 2024.

Boningale Homes & DLP Planning – Invitation to Public Consultation, and Question and Answer Session

At 6:40am this morning, Monday 25th March 2024, Albrighton Parish Council received notification from DLP Planning about the second Public Consultation and Question & Answer Session. This is to be held at the Red House, Albrighton on Thursday 28th March 2024 from 4pm – 8pm. The Question & Answers Session will take place from 6pm-7pm. Please see the poster below for more information.


Easter Egg Competition

Albrighton Parish Council and Library are holding a Children’s Easter Egg Clue Competition again this year!

Starting from 11th March to 2nd April 2024 – a perfect activity to carry out during the Easter Half Term!



Proposed new development – update from Albrighton Parish Council

Proposed new development – update from Albrighton Parish Council.

Thank you to all who have contacted Albrighton Parish Council within the last 72 hours.

The first that was known to the Council of the Development was on Thursday afternoon when information was made public.

Some Councillors will be in attendance on Tuesday for the workshop scheduled by Boningale Homes.

No views or opinions will be given from Councillors or the Council as a corporate body until further information has been gathered.

At this stage it is understood that this is purely a consultation session and no planning applications have been made thus far.

We understand this has caused distress to many residents, but please note comments have been heard and we are aware of the general view of the community.

Albrighton Parish Council will update the public with further information when available.

Parking charges on Crown Carpark to be removed indefinitely from 1st March 2024

Parking Charges to be removed on Crown Carpark, Albrighton

Last year the community of Albrighton saw the immediate effects of losing the only free carparking facility within the centre of the village. This was following the decision of Marstons terminating the lease to Shropshire Council earlier than scheduled. Albrighton Parish Council were disappointed by this decision and began work behind the scene to try and rectify.

The Crown Public House had seen an increase of people using the carpark when commuting via train and for their own leisure, whilst users of the Crown struggled to find parking. As a result of this becoming a paid carpark, we are aware a lot of residents and visitors to the village had decided to boycott the carpark and the Crown, which we are disheartened to hear. We were aware that many did not know about the free hour or were receiving fines for going over the allocated free hour. Similarly, we noticed an increase of parking on roads near to the centre of the village, and a lot of shops losing customers to outside visitors not being able to park or not wishing to pay for the carpark charges. Ultimately, this had detrimental effects on our residents and businesses, the Crown included, and this is something the Council felt strongly about rectifying with the Crown and Marstons.

Albrighton Parish Council wrote to the Operations Manager of Marstons, Paul Gill, and invited him to a meeting to discuss the concerns of residents and visitors to the village following the decisions of the carpark. Councillors David Meyrick, Nigel Lumby, and Colin Noakes met with Paul Gill to express concerns and request for changes to be made to have as little impact as possible on the Village Centre as well as the Crown Public House.


We are pleased to inform residents, shop owners, businesses, and visitors of Albrighton that this meeting was a success on both accounts for the Council and the Crown Public House. Marstons have agreed for the paying facilities on the Crown Carpark to be removed indefinitely on 1st March 2024 and the Crown Carpark will once again be free of charge. We would like to use this opportunity to urge residents and visitors to please continue using all our wonderful local amenities without the fear of parking charges and we look forward to working as a community with all.


Paul Gill, Operations Manager said: “As you are aware we installed a parking meter at the Crown last year. This action was taken to discourage people who were using the car park daily to avoid paying at the station and in turn stopping people from using it. However, we have found this to be hugely unpopular in the village and it is unfair for the whole community to suffer for the actions of a few. As a result of this we taken the decision to remove the parking meter from 01st March 2024. We apologise for any distress it may have caused.”


On behalf of Albrighton Parish Council we would like to thank Paul Gill, Operations Manager of Marstons, the Crown Public House manager and staff, Councillors Lumby, Meyrick and Noakes and all those residents for working together and achieving a positive result for our community.



Marches Energy attending Community Drop in Session Tuesday 20th February 9:30am to 12:30pm

Marches Energy will be attending our community drop in session TOMORROW from 9:30am to 12:30pm
They will be able to provide free information on energy related issues and advice on keeping warm and well at home – including information on the latest fully funded grants, such as the Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 and in-depth support in accessing ECO grant funding.

Scam Awareness Session – Change of date to 28th February 2024


Albrighton Parish Council working in partnership with Shifnal and Albrighton Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT)
Join us at Albrighton Library on Wednesday 28th February 2024 for a Scam Awareness Session from 10:30am
All are welcome to attend

Church Road in Albrighton to be resurfaced

Church Road in Albrighton to be resurfaced

Church Road, Albrighton will be closed from Monday 26 February to Friday 1 March 2024 for resurfacing work.
Work will be carried out – and the road closed – between 9am and 4pm each day.
People are asked not to park on the road during the day whilst the work is in progress