The parish of High Offley includes the wards of Woodseaves and Shebdon. The Norman church of St Mary's is located in the village of High Offley, which is three miles south-west of Eccleshall and about a mile west of the village of Woodseaves.
Woodseaves is the largest settlement in the parish, with houses lying to both the east and west of the A519. The Shropshire Union Canal runs through the parish to the southwest of High Offley and Woodseaves, with the Shebdon aqueduct and wharf in the west of the parish.
The parish boasts a primary school in Woodseaves, just east of the A519. The Post Office and shop are situated on the A519 in the centre of Woodseaves, whereas the Village Hall is located on the High Offley Road.
High Offley Parish Council has seven Councillors and usually meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30 pm, either in Woodseaves Village Hall or via online video conferencing. All meetings are open to the public and there is a forum before the start of the meeting at which members of the public can raise concerns and ask questions. There is an annual meeting which all parishioners are also invited to attend. All meetings are advertised on the council notice boards, Facebook and the parish council website, so why not see for yourself? You would be very welcome.
Residents can bring anything that concerns them to the attention of the parish council, either directly, or through the clerk. If matters raised are not the responsibility of the council, the clerk will provide details of the proper authority to be contacted.
Once elected, parish councillors sit on the council for a maximum of four years, following which they must stand for re-election, if they wish to continue in the role. People can also be co-opted onto the council, in some circumstances. Whatever the case, councillors are certainly not paid and their role is entirely voluntary.
Parish Clerk: Mr S Ridgewell, 48 Post Office Lane, Moreton, Newport, Shropshire TF10 9DR
Tel: 07583 783367