Monday 31 July 2023

Level crossing Road closure, Station Road, Baschurch

Dear Blogger,

Important message forwarded by Lydia at the Parish Council

Subject: Station Road, Baschurch - Extension Granted
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2023 14:44:48 +0000
From: Shropshire Council Street Works Team <>


To whom it may concern,

      Please find enclosed details of a temporary road closure:

      Road Closure:  Station Road, Baschurch

      Start Date: 29th July 2023

      End Date: 4th August 2023

      Purpose: Road Closure - Level Crossing Renewal - road closed from 23:30 on the 28.07.23 until 05:20 on the 04.08.23

      Works Promoter:   Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd

      Works Promoter Ref: KL431WSJ2179M15C290723-03

Enforcement pattern for Station Road, Baschurch:
All the time

      You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

      Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on

       Yours Faithfully,

      The Street Works Team

      Shropshire Council

Baschurch road closure delayed

Dear Blogger,

Urgent message forwarded by Lydia Bardsley, Parish Council

Baschurch road closure delayed (originally 1st-13th Aug)

The road closure in Baschurch (originally scheduled for 1st-13th August to connect a water line for the new houses) has been delayed due to an extension request on the Network Rail works which is in direct conflict with this road closure. The Network Rail repair work on the level crossing is currently expected to continue until Friday 4th August, but this is provisional for now, and obviously further discussion is needed between Shropshire Council Streetworks, TC Homes and their contractors etc., to factor in this change to the timeframe, and the potential knock-on effect of other closures in the area (including the Ruyton resurfacing work which was due to follow on immediately after the Baschurch closure came to an end).

As soon as we know more we will update everyone.

Impact on 576 bus

As the Baschurch road closure is not now going ahead on Aug 1st, the 576 bus will follow its normal timetable for the time being. When we have a confirmed start and end date for the Baschurch road closure, we will publish the Tanat Valley shuttle bus timetable (we've just this minute received what should hopefully be the final version).

Please do share this news with anyone you know who uses the 576 bus so they know there will be no change to service for the time being.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Mrs Lydia Bardsley
Clerk to Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council
11 High Fawr Close, Oswestry, SY11 1TE
01691 674742

Saturday 29 July 2023

Home Grown show 10th September

Dear Blogger

Margaret Lycett has sent all the details for the Ruyton XI Towns Home Grown Show. However,  I have chosen to leave people to access these by clicking on the links, rather than attaching all 14 pages.

Please note: There have been some changes made to page 9 of the schedule which I have attached here.

Message from Margaret Lycett

Here is the full programme for the Home Grown Show 2023. What will you enter? Check out the fantastic Juniors Section on Page 8.  Here's the link for the colouring entry and all the programme and entry details:


Information on the bus arrangements during roadworks

Dear Blogger,

Message from Lydia at the Parish Council.


Shuttle buses will connect at Admiral Duncan during Baschurch road closure

Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council has been working very hard in the background with both Shropshire Council and the bus operator Tanat Valley Coaches to ensure continuation of the 576 bus service during the forthcoming road closure in Baschurch, from Tues 1st to Sun 13th August.

Similar to closures in previous years, there is due to be a shuttle bus running between Oswestry and Baschurch that will terminate at the Admiral Duncan, where passengers will be able to transfer to another shuttle bus running between Baschurch and Shrewsbury. The Parish Council has had confirmation from Shropshire Council Streetworks department that the Oswestry shuttle buses will be able to bypass the closed section of road in Baschurch, in order to connect with the Shrewsbury shuttle at the Admiral Duncan.

Tanat Valley Coaches are currently in the process of completing final amends and checks of the revised timetables, and Parish Council representatives have been closely involved in this process to make sure the proposed shuttle service will run smoothly. The Parish Council will publicise the temporary timetables as soon as we are able, but in the meantime we wanted to reassure residents that this is being dealt with as a priority.

Recent Articles:
CIL road safety and streetscape proposals for Ruyton
B4397 resurfacing FAQs (14 Aug – 8 Sept)
Road resurfacing in Ruyton XI Towns village, 14 Aug – 8 Sept 2023
3 Steps to Protect – Fraud advice
Date for the diary – Annual Parish Meeting Tues 23rd May

Friday 28 July 2023

IMPORTANT message about road closure in Baschurch

Dear Blogger,

Message from Trevor Allison - many thanks to Trevor for find out this information 


Just in case you have not realised, what is officially Ruyton Road past the new houses being built in Baschurch is scheduled to be closed COMPLETELY from Tuesday 1st August until the 13th (or earlier if the work is completed) for the installation of a sewer connection to what has already been installed in Church Road, Baschurch. The 'village' route past the Church should be available but NOT to H. G. V.s etc.

To accommodate the Shrewsbury – Baschurch – Ruyton – Oswestry bus service, it is being split into 2 shuttles, the ordinary bus from Shrewsbury to Baschurch and return, and a smaller bus which should be able to use the 'village' route at Baschurch from Oswestry to Baschurch and return. This should, in theory, maintain the through service with a change of bus at the Admiral Duncan in Baschurch. It will mean that some services will run a little later than now, and I will forward more information over the weekend. I intend to attach a 'flyer' to the main bus stops when I am confident that the basic details are fixed; it has taken a lot of work by our Parish Clerk and myself to get this far! Nevertheless, I can envisage problems with traffic using Church Road and Nobold in Baschurch to get round the closure, so people should use that route sparingly or it might be closed completely.

      Once this work is finished then the resurfacing through Ruyton can go ahead, but that is weekdays only between 09.30 and 16.00 supposedly. Obviously, it will NOT be possible to use the B4397 from the A5 to Baschurch during the daytime. We are attempting to find out in which direction the work will be carried out so that the bus service can be adjusted accordingly and people can be informed which way to access properties etc. Sorry the information is so sketchy but getting Shropshire Council to provide details is harder than getting blood out of a stone!

Wednesday 26 July 2023


Dear Blogger,

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Lydia Bardsley, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk


Do please read this message and look at the link to the Shropshire Council to see the plans for traffic calming through the village.

If you don`t lodge your thoughts on these changes, there is no use complaining afterwards! 


CIL project design maps, plans, and artist's impressions now available to view online

Shropshire Council has prepared some information on the proposals for the CIL road safety and streetscape project for Ruyton XI Towns. This project is provisionally scheduled to take place during October half term, and is therefore separate to the resurfacing work scheduled to take place from Aug 14th – Sept 8th. More information on the resurfacing work and associated road closures can be found here. 

You can find more information about the CIL proposals on the Shropshire Council Community Infrastructure Levy webpage, which includes design maps, streetlighting plans, artists impressions, and some FAQs.

It was originally intended that Shropshire Council and WSP officers would attend a public information session in July to talk to residents and answer any questions on these proposals, but unfortunately Shropshire Council has had to postpone the event for the time being. The Parish Council will update residents as soon as we have confirmation of a new date for the public information session.

In the meantime, residents are very much encouraged to have a look at the project information on the Shropshire Council website to familiarise yourselves with the proposals. If you have any feedback, comments, or questions, please do email these direct to and copy in the Parish Council Clerk at, as this will help the Parish Council keep track of public opinion on the proposals. If your email requires an answer, then Shropshire Council/WSP will reply to you directly.


Tuesday 25 July 2023

Important Information B4397 resurfacing

Dear Blogger,

RESURFACING THE B4397 THROUGH RUYTON XI TOWNS Monday 14th August until Friday 8th September

Please be patient, we really need this work to be done.

This is information I have received from the Parish Council over the last two days - there is some duplication.  Please pass the information on friends and neighbours who might not be on this mailing list or on the Ruyton facebook page.


The Parish Council has received info from Keir (Highways contractors for Shropshire Council) regarding the road resurfacing on the B4397. The Parish Council has no updates about the impact on bus service yet.

Please note all road closures are organised through Shropshire Council, who can be reached by phone on 0345 6789006, or you can email the Streetworks Team here.

Where is the work?

We will be undertaking this work with a road closure on the B4397. Please note access/egress for properties within the closure will be maintained when safe to do so. Please see the attached image at the bottom of this post for a map of the closed section and diversion route.


When will this work take place?

This work will take from Monday 14 August to Friday 8 September and we will be working Monday to Friday between 9 30am and 4pm

Please note that all our planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be displayed on the yellow advanced warning signs and


How will this affect traffic?

Signs will be erected on the road before starting the work and the work will be completed as quickly as possible. A signed diversion route will be in place.

During the closure we would advise all motorists to use the signed diversion route, which has been agreed with Shropshire Council as we've carefully chosen this with suitability and safety in mind. We would also encourage all drivers to adhere to speed limits and follow appropriate signage to ensure the safety of those working on site and fellow road users. If you are travelling during this time, please make sure you plan in advance and allow extra time for your journeys.

Please note that all our planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. We'll maintain access to businesses and residential properties within the closure.

Full details of work to be carried out in the area can be found on


Will there be access to my property/business?

Yes, if you are looking to access a property or business with the closure, we will provide access for you when safe to do so. If your property falls out of the closure area a signed diversion route will be in place to follow.

We will have staff on site who can assist with access. Our priority is to keep you and our staff safe, this means that there may be a bit of a wait while we make the site safe for you to travel through the closure or direct you to another entry point.

During the work access to the works area will be restricted to:

  • Essential highway personnel
  • residents who live and reside within the road closure
  • Businesses located within the closure (if applicable)
  • Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and equestrians
  • Emergency service vehicles


How can you help us?

It would be appreciated if you could ensure vehicles are not parked on the road during the day whilst the work is in progress. Please be mindful that we can only provide access for properties/businesses within the work area. Should this cause any problems or concerns then please do not hesitate to call the number below or speak to our team on-site.


Find out more

Should you have any queries or wish to discuss any of the above please do not hesitate to contact Shropshire Council's Highways Customer Services Centre on 0345 6789006. Full details of work to be carried out in your area can be found on


Recent Articles:
Road resurfacing in Ruyton XI Towns village, 14 Aug – 8 Sept 2023
3 Steps to Protect – Fraud advice
Date for the diary – Annual Parish Meeting Tues 23rd May
Apply to join the Council by 29th April 2023
UPDATE: Second casual vacancy on Parish Council
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11 High Fawr Close
Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1TE
United Kingdom

Recording old people`s stories

Dear Blogger,

This message from the Shropshire Family History Society might be of interest for anyone thinking of recording the stories of an old person.

If you are thinking of doing this valuable work, get on with it, we oldies won`t be here forever!


Local Members may find this interesting 

Monday 24 July 2023


Dear Blogger

Message from Dave White, Village Hall Committee


HOME GROWN SHOW - Sow it, Grow it, Show it - Sunday 10th September

All you need to know to prepare for Ruyton`s Big Event

Thursday 20 July 2023

IMPORTANT, Road Closure in Ruyton XI Towns

Dear Blogger,

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Lydia Bardsley, Ruyton XI Towns Parish Clerk.


The much-needed (and long-awaited) resurfacing work has been scheduled to take place in Ruyton XI Towns village in Aug and Sept (see below for details). The Parish Council is liaising with Shropshire Council regarding impact on buses, access to frontages, etc., and will share more info as it becomes available.

Road Closure:  B4397, Ruyton XI Towns

Start Date: 14th August 2023

End Date: 8th September 2023

Purpose: Site 22-15. Capital resurfacing.

Works Promoter:   Shropshire Council

Works Promoter Ref: UJ211RS-1823202-6/7/8

Enforcement pattern for B4397, Ruyton XI Towns:
Monday – Friday 09:30 – 16:00

View the closure and diversion route.

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Shropshire Council Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or email the Street Works Team.

Recent Articles:
3 Steps to Protect – Fraud advice
Date for the diary – Annual Parish Meeting Tues 23rd May
Apply to join the Council by 29th April 2023
UPDATE: Second casual vacancy on Parish Council
B4397 resurfacing – postponed until summer holidays
Copyright © 2023 Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up to receive News and Updates regarding Ruyton XI Towns.

Our mailing address is:
Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council
11 High Fawr Close
Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 1TE
United Kingdom

Wednesday 19 July 2023

Junior Drama Workshops at LADS

  1. Message from Pam Johnson at LADS

Another amazing drama opportunity for young people!

Stage Five Theatre is running another junior workshop this summer.

August 7th – 11th 2023

A fabulous week of drama with Michael Corbidge, a Royal Shakespeare Company Associate who writes, teaches and directs around the world.

We have 20 places for young people ages 12 – 14 to take part in a

 5 day drama workshop in central Oswestry.  

Rehearsing in the foyer of the new Hope Church building on English Walls.
 and performing in Hermon Arts Centre, Chapel St.
(Both wheelchair accessible)

Over five days we will create some magic using creative writing, drama and improvisation to create a unique piece of theatre for a performance in 
Hermon Arts Centre.  Exploring the power of words and ideas while having great fun at the same time. 

Michael has many years of experience working with the Royal Shakespeare Company education department as well as writing plays and poetry, teaching and directing. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in words, drama and expression.

£50 for five days including free tickets for friends and family to the performance, these workshops are subsidised by the 
Heritage Lottery Fund, Love Oswestry and Stage Five Theatre.

To apply please email Pam Johnson at or call Pam on 07814489713 or complete our online form at – see the QR code below
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