Useful Links

Below you will find some useful links.

Useful non-999 Services

Medical

Shropdoc – 111

Mortimer Medical Practice, Leintwardine
01547 540335

Meadows Medical Practice, Clun
01588 640573

Wylcwn Street Surgery, Knighton
01547 528523

NHS Choice (was NHS Direct)
111 – www.nhs.co.uk

Environment Agency (inc. Floods)

0800 678 3105
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Severn Trent

0800 783 4444
www.stwater.co.uk/in-my-area/report-a-problem

Western Power Distribution

0800 678 3105
www.westernpower.co.uk

Power Cuts – 105

Emergency Services

(non emergency phone numbers)

Ambulance
01743 273649

Fire & Rescue
01743260200

Police
101 or 0300 333 3000

Shropshire Council

South West Shropshire Local Joint Committee

Previously known as Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury & Worthen and Clun LJC 
Community Enablement Officer: Matthew Mead
01743 252534

General enquiries

Normal opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND
(0345) 678 9000
customer.service@shropshire.gov.uk

Housing Benefit

(opening hours are Monday and Thursday 8:45am to 5:00pm and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm)
Revenues and Benefits, Shropshire Council, P.O. Box 4749, Shrewsbury, SY1 9GH
(0345) 678 9001
Telephone lines are open weekdays as follows:
Monday – 8:45am to 5:00pm
Tuesday – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday – 8:45am to 5:00pm
Friday – 1:00pm to 5:00pm
benefits@shropshire.gov.uk

Council Tax

Opening hours:
Monday and Thursday 8:45am to 5:00pm & Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Revenues and Benefits, Shropshire Council, P.O. Box 4749, Shrewsbury, SY1 9GH
(0345) 678 9002
council.tax@shropshire.gov.uk

Business Rates

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:45am to 5pm and Wednesday 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Revenues and Benefits, Shropshire Council, P.O. Box 4749, Shrewsbury, SY1 9GH
(0345) 678 9003
business.rates@shropshire.gov.uk

Planning & building control

(0345) 678 9004
Shrewsbury: planningdmc@shropshire.gov.uk
Ludlow: planningdmsw@shropshire.gov.uk
Bridgnorth: planningdmse@shropshire.gov.uk
Oswestry: planningdmnw@shropshire.gov.uk
Wem: planningdmne@shropshire.gov.uk

Out of Hours Social Care Emergency Duty Team

(0345) 678 9040

Medical: GP | Dental | Pharmacy | Opticians etc.

GP Surgeries

Mortimer Medical Centre – Leintwardine Surgery
(01547) 540355
High Street, Leintwardine, Herefordshire, SY7 0LQ
3.24 miles away

The Meadows Medical Practice
(01547) 528330
Penybont Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HB

The Meadows Medical Practice
(01588) 640573
The Surgery, Turnpike Meadow, Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8HZ

Dental Practices

Dental Matters – Craven Arms
(01588) 676328
Craven Arms Dental Practice, The Gateway, Shrewsbury Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9QJ

Corve Street Family Dental Practice
(01584) 872892
Suite 2B, Palmers House, 7 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1DB

Mydentist – Stepping Stones Dental Health Centre
(01584) 879479
Castle View House, New Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2LS

Mydentist – Wylcwm Place Practice
(01547) 520129
3 Wylcwm Place, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1AE

Corner Dental Practice
(01547) 520396
Ffrydd Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DB

Pharmacy

Boots – Knighton
(01547) 528313
5 Wylcwm Place, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1AE

Lunts Pharmacy – Craven Arms

(01588) 672327
Drovers’ House, Auction Yard, Craven Arms, SY7 9BZ

Boots – Ludlow
(01584) 872548
34 Bull Ring, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AA

Opticians/Optometrists

OPTICIANS

Vision Express
(01584) 872771
6-7 High Street, Ludlow, SY8 1BS

Specsavers
(01584) 871210
33 Bull Ring, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AA

Evans & Jones
(01547) 528656
14 Broad Street, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1BL

OPTOMETRISTS
Suzanne Floyd
(01588) 673048
The New Surgery, Clun, Shropshire, SY7 8JE
5 Dale Street West, Craven Arms, SY7 9PB

Peter Meredith
(01584) 876266
9 Church Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AP

Advice and Help: Good Neighbours | Floods | Environment

CITIZENS ADVICE
We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.
Citizens Advice Shropshire, Stone House, Corve Street, Ludlow, SY8 1DG

COMMUNITY CARS
Community Cars are available to anyone who needs to make an essential journey:
and does not have a car, or has not got access to a car when they need to travel, and is not able to use public transport, either because they can’t get on board or because it is not available.
Children may be carried, if accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
Bucknell and Bedstone Good Neighbours
Contact: Mike Starr, Chairman
01547 530179

GAUGEMAP
Provided by the Environment Agency and developed by Shoothill to provide users in England and Wales with a reading of nearby river gauges. FloodAlerts updates every 15 minutes, keeping users informed about the potential flood risks in their area.
Click for the Leintwardine gauge and here for the Knighton gauge

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
Provided by the Environment Agency for the upper Teme

Housing: Local Housing

SHROPSHIRE HOUSING ALLIANCE
Find somewhere to live: If you’re looking for somewhere to live we can help you in a number of ways.
Help for tenants: If you are a tenant, we can help you stay in your home and run it properly. We can also offer mediation for certain tenants.

SHROPSHIRE HOMEPOINT
Shropshire HomePoint provides a one-stop solution for people seeking housing and manages the Shropshire Housing Register, also known as the Housing Waiting List.

SOUTH SHROPSHIRE HOUSING ASSOCIATION
South Shropshire Housing Association build, re-develop and maintain good quality homes that people want to live in, with rents that people can afford to pay.

HOMESWAPPER
HomeSwapper is for social tenants (in rented property) who want a house swap, flat swap or exchange their council house. This is also called mutual exchange. If you live in a council house or housing association property you can swap.

Schools: Local | Nearby

ST MARY’S PRIMARY SCHOOL BUCKNELL
St Mary’s Primary School is a Church of England (Voluntary Aided), co-educational school which caters for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. Our school has very close links with our Parish Church. Together we foster a caring and supportive family atmosphere based on the values and principles of the Christian Faith.

BEDSTONE COLLEGE
Bedstone College is a Co-Educational Independent Day and Boarding School situated in Bedstone, Shropshire.

LUDLOW SCHOOL
Ludlow Church of England School Specialist Technology & Sports College.

WIGMORE HIGH SCHOOL
Wigmore school is a federation of Wigmore High School and Wigmore Primary school, the schools federated in September 2007. It also includes Wigmore Nursery School.

BISHOPS CASTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Formerly called the High School, the name was changed to The Community College to better reflect our community ethos and belief in lifelong learning.

Transport: Bus | Rail

TRAINS

ARRIVA
Arriva Trains Wales serve the Heart of Wales Line which passes through Bucknell. The line operates between Shrewsbury in the north and Swansea in the south.

HEART OF WALES LINE TRAINS
Running from Shrewsbury to Swansea – 5 trains each way Monday to Saturday and 2 trains each way on Sundays. Click here for the live departure information from Bucknell railway station.

HOWLTA
Heart of Wales Line Travellers Association

BUSES

ARRIVA
Arriva bus Midlands serves the villages of Bedstone and Bucknell with a service to the nearby towns of Knighton (Powys), Leintwardine (Herefordshire) and Ludlow (Shropshire).
The link is for the 740/738 service between Ludlow and Knighton.

LUGG VALLEY TRAVEL
A weekly Wednesday route 498 to Hereford operated by Lugg Valley Travel giving you about 2¾ hours shopping time in Hereford

Vets

Hafren Veterinary Group
(01547) 528292
The Surgery, Ludlow Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1HP
4.5 miles away

Teme Vets
Ludlow Surgery & Head Office
The Casemill, Temeside, Ludlow, Shropshire,SY8 1JW

Ashburn Veterinary Centre
(01547) 529600
1 Station Road, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1DT
4.5 miles away

Newlands Veterinary Group
(01588) 673354
Ludlow Road, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9QL
Unit 10, The Business Quarter, Eco Park Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1FD

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