Services and Businesses

The Doctors’ surgery is at Clun Tel. 01588 640573, with a branch surgery at Knighton  Tel. 01547 528330. The  Clun Practice has its own dispensary. There are Pharmacies at Knighton and Bishop’s Castle – which also has a Complementary Health Centre.

Vets: Knighton, 01547 5296000, and Bishops Castle 01588 638356

Police: Local Police Team 01743 264777 (Not to be used for emergencies). The Bishops Castle station is open 9.30am-1pm Fri. only. The Craven Arms station is open 9.30am-12.30pm Mon.-Thurs.

The Fire Station is in Clun, and is voluntarily manned.

Refuse Collection – alternate Fridays or Thursdays. Green wheelies for garden waste one week, black wheelie for general waste with green box for paper, glass and tin the other. Tel. 03456789007 for your schedule.

The Post Offices are in Church Road, Newcastle. Tel. 01588 640283 and Beguildy (with shop)Tel.01547 510631 If you live over a mile from a post box your Postman will take your outgoing mail.

Shropshire Link Bus, 2 days a week to nearest market town, from within easy walking distance from your house. Tel. 0345 6789068 to register,and to book from 24hrs. to a week before travel. Free with travel concession. There is also a Shuttle Bus – contact AONB for details of route and times.

Library and Mobile Library Bishops Castle 01588 638215

The mobile library van visits Bettws on alternate Wednesdays. Telephone the above number to find out where it stops near you.

Dial-a-Ride Bishops Castle 01588 638350

Train stations: Newtown Tel. 01686 621966. For Knucklas, Knighton and Craven Arms ring National Enquiries Tel. 08457 484950

The Methodist chapel is in Clun and the service is at 10.30am each Sunday. Senior Steward: Brian Wallace 01588 640548. Black Mountain Chapel holds occasional services and Songs of Praise.

There are Roman Catholic churches at Plowden, Church Stretton Newtown and Knighton. Tel. Fr. Ambrose Nicolson 01694 722897 for the first two. For Knighton tel. 01544 262188

Citizens Advice Bureau-Bishops Castle and Craven Arms.- 01584 866933 for info.

The Clun Chronicle and Newcastle Notes monthly Community magazine with news and views, ads. and accounts of local events, useful tel. nos. etc. is on sale in Clun shops and Newcastle post office.

Shropshire Council – Customer First Points at Enterprise House, Bishops Castle – Mon/Tues/Wed 9.30am – 3pm and at The Discovery Centre, Craven Arms- Mon-Fri 10am- 4.30pm. for services such as concessionary travel, Link Bus info, Blue Badge issues, report pot holes, fly tipping refuse/recycling collection info or problems. Visit or call for help and advice. Veena Grundmanis Tel. 01588 630619 Mon/Tues/Wed 9.30am – 3pm

Our Unitary Councillor is Nigel Hartin Tel: 01547 530400, mobile: 07779 017118. Email: nigel.hartin@shropshire.gov.uk

MP – Ludlow (Con.) Philip Dunne 01584 872187

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