Town Facilities & Recycling
Barclays Bank, like they have in many other towns have deserted their faithful customers in this town. Try the local Post office who are trying to help.
|Cash Machines 1 – Outside Co-op Supermarket
(Independent) 2 – Robinson & Young Petrol Station during opening hours
(Independent) 3 – Deadmans shop – Shrubbery Gardens during opening hours
3 – At the Post Office counter during opening hours
Arts and Community Centre
Wem Town Hall on the High Street Cinema, Markets, Live Music, Theatre, Room Hire, Workshops & Weddings 01939 232299
Wem Fire Station
High Street SY4 5DR
01743 260 200
Wem Fire Station is operated by an on-call crew of firefighters.
There is a meeting room available for public use, with whiteboard and kitchen facilities. The room has seating for around 16 people and has facilities for people with disabilities. To make an enquiry about facilities or to book the room please use the contact form
Library High Street Refer to website for events and opening times.
Website: new.shropshire.gov.uk (then click on ‘Libraries’) 01939 236995
Morris Car Park – Co-op 30p for one hour (disabled) 2 hours. No charge for a 15 minute shop.
Recreation Ground Station Road/Aston Road, Football pitch, Children’s play areas, Tennis & Crown green Bowls. – Outdoor fitness equipment, Basketball training area, Skateboard area, Climbing ropes
Railway Station Aston Road Unattended station with self-service ticket machine
Post Office Inside entrance to the Co-op Supermarket
Wem Swimming and Lifestyle centre
The swimming pool is lovely and warm and the new fitness area has been vastly improved. Give it a try and then become a member.
Bowens Field 01939 232460
Sports and Social Club Bowens Field 01939 233287
Website: wemsportsandsocial.webs.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the items mentioned in the Welcome to Wem will put on this page.
You can recycle Paper, Cupboard, bottles, plastics, small metal aluminum and of course compost in Wem which is is collected every 2 weeks.
If you have moved here and need to get rid of some of your belongings there are 2 excellent Charity Shops in the Town Wem and also on Fire station car park there is a container for Adult and children clothing including underwear, handbags, Linen and shoes in pairs please.
If you have goods that you cannot recycle at your home there are two good recycling centre’s around:
Waymills Industrial Area, Whitchurch Business Park, Whitchurch, SY13 1TT
Shrewsbury Household Recycling Centre Vanguard Way, Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 3TG Tel: 01743 452150 Follow us on Twitter @shropshirewaste and like us on Facebook – Shropshire Waste – for up to date information about recycling and waste in Shropshire
Bulky Waste Collections
Some larger items of waste can be collected by arrangement at a small cost.
Veolia Environmental Services are working in partnership with a charity SHOFUR (Network of Shropshire Furniture Schemes to collect bulky waste in most areas. By teaming up with SHOFUR, bulky waste such as furniture or white goods can be re-used for people in need. If you have items of this nature, please ensure they are kept dry until collection. Please contact the Customer Service Centre to arrange for your item to be collected. The contact number is: 0345 678 9007 or view the South Shropshire Furniture Scheme web site. http://www.furniturescheme.co.uk/
WEM MILLENNIUM GREEN
In the Autumn of 1998 a Millennium Steering Group was formed in Wem to look at a suitable project that would enhance the Town for the year 2000 and beyond. A community consultation had identified the disused Old Burial Ground on Aston Street as a potential site of improvement. In former years, a group had tried to establish a garden on the site and moved the old headstones to the wall but progressed no further. The Town Council maintained the site by subletting to sheep grazing.
On achieving the Lottery Grant (£36.000.) the group had to form a Charitable Trust to administer the funds of The Millennium Green for the community of Wem.
The Millennium Green Trust was established on March 17th 1999.
The idea of the performance area was taken from local community group suggestions that a safe area for staging outdoor events was lacking in Wem.
The Green will offer a free community space for all local inhabitants to use at their leisure. It will offer societies, schools, local Band and Amateur Dramatic groups to hold performances for the wider community in a pleasant relaxed environment.
Planning Application has been granted. The projected works are to begin April 2001 and for the construction of paths and performance area to be completed by September 2001. The hard landscaping and planting to be completed in November 2001.
The Millennium Green was completed and officially opened December 6th 2001.
The Wem Millennium Community Garden has opened up an area once forgotten and is now acclaimed by The Countryside Agency as a ‘Flagship Millennium Green’
(From the minutes of AGM 1999 and AGM 2002.)
For the conditions of use to Community Groups please contact the following numbers
WEM Millennium Green Community Use
We are a charity-registered project run by volunteers a donation towards using the Green for your event would be greatly appreciated to help with ground maintenance costs.
Trust Chairman Phil Moyse MBE JP 01939 233533
Trust Secretary Chris Mellings.