Like most towns and villages there is no longer a bank but the local post office located by the Co-op provide a very good service.

Cash Machines

Cash Machines           1 –  External cash machine – Outside Co-op Supermarket

(Independent)            2 – Robinson & Young Petrol Station during opening hours

(Independent)          3 – Deadmans shop – Shrubbery Gardens has external cash machine – 99p

3 – At the Post Office counter during opening hours

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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: (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


 Post Office   To the right of the 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



More information about the items mentioned in the Welcome to Wem will put on this page.


Telephone or Fax Wem Town Council Town Clerk on 01939 232733 –

Play Areas

Apart from the Recreation Park, there are several play areas around Wem.

Play areas listed below:

Trentham Road – The Wheatfileds – Wilmott Meadow – Lowe Hill Gardens – The Grove and Cordwell Park

Recycling: You can recycle Paper, Cupboard, bottles, plastics, small metal aluminium and of course compost in Wem which is is collected from your home every 2 weeks.

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


src  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.

Wem Millennium Green

A place of peace

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.

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


Love Lane Cemetery – Whitchurch Road – Wem