Monday 31 January 2022

Safeguarding children

Message from David Spicer, Chairman of Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council.

There have been two recent initiatives designed to inform parents and engage with all residents to contribute to ensuring our children are safer.

 Neither is likely to have any impact without parents and relatives being made aware of their existence.

The first is by the government and is concerned with protecting children from sexual abuse. A website has been created and can be accessed at the following link.

The first page has information and options opened by clicking.

                            Stop Abuse Together

 Child sexual abuse is a reality for thousands of children across our country, with at least one in ten estimated to experience sexual abuse before they turn 16.

But we can all play a part in protecting children and getting them the right help. That's why it's important to know how to spot the potential signs of child sexual abuse and where to go for support. This website brings together advice and resources to help you keep the children in your life safe.

I'm a parent or carer

Find advice and support on how to keep your child safe.

Spot the

Knowing the signs can help keep your child safe.

Speak to
your child

Find tips and advice on how to talk to your child about their relationships and safety.


You don't have to be certain to talk to a trained professional about a concern. Learn about the support on offer.

Find out more

The second is a call to action by the Shropshire Safeguarding Community Partnership, the successor multiagency body to both the Local Safeguarding Children Board and Local Safeguarding Adults Board.

 Residents are urged to "play their part to help keep our children free from neglect".

More information is available on the Shropshire Council website at the following link:

Residents urged to play their part to help

keep our children free from neglect

                   Shropshire residents are being urged to play their part in helping keep children                 safe and free from neglect.

The call to action from Shropshire's Safeguarding Community Partnership follows the impact the pandemic

has had, and continues to have, on some families, and wants to highlight and encourage them and the wider

community to seek help and advice to support them.

 David Spicer LLB


Chair of RXIT Parish Council

0750 686 8466


Friday 28 January 2022

Hanging baskets, order yours now from Derwen College

Message from Eluned Watson at The Derwen. 

The Horticulture team at Derwen College, in Gobowen, are looking forward to bringing some spring colour to homes and gardens this spring, and are taking orders for glorious hanging baskets.

Nursery manager Paul Moss is taking orders for new hanging baskets, and inviting customers to bring in their old, good quality baskets to be refilled with seasonal flora.

I have attached a press release and images which I hope might be of interest to your readers.

 Thanks and best wishes, 

Eluned Watson

Marketing Digital and Press Officer
01691 661234

Loads going on at the British Ironworks Centre, on our doorstep.

Loads going on at the British Ironworks Centre at half term and Easter.

British Ironwork Centre - February Members News & Offers
With 2022 underway, we wanted to share the love and reach out to our fantastic members, giving a little insight into what we have planned through the month of February & beyond!

Revitalised and excited for the year ahead, we have brand new magnificent sculpture displays on show, including an expansion to our extremely popular educational "Extinction Trail". 

Our top class chefs have been whipping up a storm in the café, with mouth-watering new offers like our delightful Valentine's Afternoon Tea menu.

Simply read on to find out more and take a glimpse at our
latest offers!
The Clearance Yard
We have some incredible and quirky products currently on sale to suit a wide variety of tastes and requirements! Whether you are prepping the garden for spring, looking forward to warmer months, or sprucing up your home décor, we have something for everyone.

Some items may require a little extra time to create, so please see each listing for individual preparation times. 

Available while stocks last. T&Cs apply
Glass Poppy Bird Bath & Feeder

Was: £12.99 Clearance Offer: £4.99
Part no: UKFOU447/SALE
Hanging Glass Poppy Bird Bath & Feeder


Metal Frogs

Was: £12.99  Clearance Offer: £7.50 each
Part no: UKFOU1038/SALE
Metal Frog Wall Art in Metallic Colours

Kadai Fire Bowl & Stand
Was: £180 Clearance Offer: £70.00
Part no: FG427/BLK/SALE
Iron Kadai Fire Bowl & Stand

Dachshund Garden Silhouette
Part no: UKSIL680/BLK
37cm Dachshund Garden Silhouette with Spikes

Mary Poppins Weathervane
Was: £160 Limited Time: £79.99
Part no: UKBIC026
Cast Iron Mary Poppins Weathervane 
Includes all fittings & fixings
Black Classic Post Box
Was: £49.99 Clearance Offer: £29.00
Part no: LB1153/BLK/SALE
London Classic Post Box In Midnight Black

Iron Companion Set
Was: £40.00 Clearance Offer: £12.00
Part no: FG1191/BLK/SALE
"Midleton" Iron Companion Set with Tools

Hanging Basket Brackets
From £39.99
Buy One, get your Second for just £20.00

Iron Hanging Basket Brackets

Fireside Brush & Pan Set
Was: £31.99 Clearance Offer: £9.99
Part no: FG1050/SALE
"Faircombe" Iron Brush & Pan set

3 in 1 Boot Brush, Jack & Scraper
Was: £34.99 Clearance Offer: £12.00
Part no: WV120/RUS/SALE
Cast Iron 3 in 1 Boot Brush, Jack & Scraper

Collection ONLY: The above Members Clearance offers are collection-only items.
Valentines Afternoon Tea The perfect way to catch up with a friend or loved one. 
Open sandwiches served on freshly baked sourdough bread.

Peppered crust topside of beef topped with whipped horseradish cream and rocket.

Warm brie drizzled with local honey and walnuts.

Cold poached flaked salmon with lemon and crack black pepper crème fraiche.

Choice of a pot of halloumi fries or triple-cooked chips with a pot of roast garlic dipping mayonnaise.

Mini lemon posset pot topped with piped Chantilly cream and fresh raspberry with a mini all-butter shortbread heart.

Rich and gooey chocolate and cherry brownie bite topped with piped vanilla-scented cream and chocolate soil.

Choice of a freshly baked plain Devon scone or freshly baked sultana scone served with homemade cherry compote and thick clotted cream.

Choice of a Kir Royal cocktail or raspberry and mint non-alcoholic cocktail.

Pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee.

Pre-booking only - Please call 0800 6888386

We are happy to help with any dietary or allergen requirements you may have, please enquire when booking.

Normal Afternoon Tea vouchers are available, please see below link:

Please note: The afternoon tea pictured is for 4 people.
Valentines Afternoon tea - £19.95pp
Meet some of our Team
Meet our Baker and Head Chef
We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all about the fantastic changes that have been happening in our café!


Meet Kayleigh; she has been creating new and innovative recipes in the kitchen, and we are proud to announce her as our Baker of the Year! Her homemade cake selection has been incredible, from classics such as melt-in-the-mouth millionaire shortbread to unique and delicious offerings like our Rollo cookie dough pies. With our cakes being baked by hand in our kitchen, we have something for all tastebuds!


If savoury treats are more your thing, meet our fantastic new Head Chef Joel. He has been completely revitalising our menu, with mouth-watering daily specials and a fantastic updated breakfast menu. We have something for everyone - whether you are in need of a cuppa and a slice of cake after wandering around the sculptures, or if you need a hearty breakfast to prepare you for some shopping - our café has you covered!
Group Visits
We are taking bookings for 2022 group/coach trips, so get in touch with us if you would like to take advantage of our fantastic coach and group packages!

With a personal greeting from our staff when you arrive, passenger gifts and a driver appreciation package, we want to ensure your visit with us is as smooth and as fantastic as possible.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your booking. We look forward to greeting you!

Group of Visitors


Whats on
Here at the British Ironworks Centre, we don't believe in 'resting on your laurels'; life is for living and we certainly do a lot of that here!

Take a sneak peek at some of the events we have in the pipeline:
Hopping Into Spring

The Easter bunny is planning a special Easter event! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. 
Easter Bunny
Car Events

Following the success of our recent Mini event, we are having even more car club events here at the Ironworks. Follow our Facebook page for updates.
Car Events
The Knife Angel - The National Monument against Violence & Aggression


For February 2022 the iconic Monument is coming home and will be with us at The British Ironwork Centre for a little TLC before heading back on the road in March.

It will be at 
Worcester Cathedral (the 18th Host City on the Tour) throughout March 2022.

The Knife Angel
The Angel will be returning to us in Oswestry for some care and attention after it's latest travels on the National Youth Anti-Violence Educational Programme and Tour.
Map of tour
This map shows the locations the Sculpture has already visited, and where an intensive 30 day anti-violence and aggression programme has taken place, engaging young people and the community.