HRH the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Books of condolence and tributes

In accordance with public health advice, the Parish Council will not be hosting physical books of condolence in our Parish at this time, however, anyone wishing to do so is invited to contribute to a national online book of condolence found on the Royal website.

Laying of floral tributes in public spaces is also discouraged at this time. The Royal Household understand that members of the public would like to express their grief on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Making a donation to one of His Royal Highness’s many patronages is a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy. A list of His Royal Highness’s patronages and how you can donate can be found on the Royal website.

There will be opportunities for people to gather together, reflect and mourn once the Covid restrictions have eased and it is considered safe for people to do so.

Parish Council Grants – Apply now!

The Parish Council will be considering applications for Grants at their March meeting. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 26th February.

The Parish Council awards grants, at its discretion, to organisations that can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to benefit the parish and its residents by:

  • Providing a service
  • Enhancing the quality of life
  • Improving the environment
  • Promoting the parish of Selattyn and Gobowen in a positive way
  • Improving recreation / sports

The grant must be used for the purpose for which the application was made and written proof to the council must be made within one year of the grant being awarded.

Who can apply?

  1. Local Clubs / Societies
  2. Regional / National Charitable Bodies providing a service which will benefit the local community

Full details of the application process and policy, and an application form are available by clicking on one of the following links:

Maintenance Contracts

Selattyn & Gobowen Parish Council are seeking quotes for the following maintenance contracts:

The deadline for quotes is 5pm on 4th February 2021. Please contact the Parish Clerk for more information if required.

Bridget Laraway, Parish Clerk.

Email: Tel: 01691 886502

Electoral Registration

Message from the Elections Team, Shropshire Council: 

Canvass forms have already been sent out and reminders will be following shortly.   In order to make everyone aware of the necessity to register we should be grateful if you would display this poster either on your electronic website or on your Town/Parish Council noticeboards. 

“It’s that time of year again where residents living in the Shropshire Council area will have received a communication either by email or in paper format asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address.  The form ensures that Shropshire Council can keep the electoral register up-to-date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.”

Claire Porter, Electoral Registration Officer at Shropshire Council said:

“It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from us, which this year for many people, will be in the form of an email, rather than a form through the post.  The email will contain a two-part security code and a link to a secure registration website.  Electors should carefully follow the instructions contained in the voter registration message, so that Shropshire Council can make sure that they have all the right details on the electoral register for every address in its area.  Voters are being encouraged to complete their online registration but may, if they prefer call our Customer Services Team on 0345 678 9015, who can assist them with their registration over the telephone.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you need to register, the easiest way is online at, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”

“This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working hard to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.”