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Welcome to Clive parish

Possible Conservation area designation for Clive

Clive Parish Council is looking into whether Conservation area status is appropriate and desirable for Clive. For more information on Conservation areas, including consultation documents from 1976 (when this was last considered for Clive), please visit our Parish Plan and neighbourhood Plan webpage.  

The Parish Council is very keen to hear your views on whether you think Conservation area status would be beneficial (or not) for Clive, so please do share your views with us


About Clive

Clive is a village situated around the west side of Grinshill Hill. Grinshill sandstone, from the nearby quarry at Grinshill is used throughout the village for building material from walls and houses to the village church. Grinshill is a nearby village and beauty spot.

The English Restoration dramatist William Wycherley was born at Clive. 

Clive is situated just off the A49 and the B5476. The village itself has country roads throughout, where in places the passing of two cars require one to pull in.

There is a railway station nearby, on the Welsh Marches Line at Yorton, between Wem and Shrewsbury. The station at Yorton is served by roughly one train every 2 hours in either direction, and is a request stop, requiring the station passenger to wave at the approaching train in order to stop it and be picked up.

The village is served by the 511 bus service to nearby towns Wem, Shrewsbury, and Whitchurch.

Community life

In the centre of the village is the All Saints church which holds regular services. Clive Church of England primary school is situated halfway up Grinshill Hill.

The Village Hall is a community hall which houses the Post Office on Monday afternoons, as well as holding a range of evening classes. It is where the local bridge groups and Parish Council meet, and is also available to hire for public and private events. 

The village is served by a newsletter every two months with input from both the Clive and Grinshill communities as well as the parish council, and this is delivered to each household free of charge.

You can find more Community information under the "Community" heading of the website main menu. 

Local services and night life

The village is served by a mechanics, car dealership, hair and beauty salon, and a number of small businesses such as decorators, electricians, etc., are based in and around the village. The Village Hub is a members clubhouse (membership is free of charge) which has a licence to sell alcohol, as well as selling bar snacks, pool table etc. The Hub also hosts a range of events including quizzes, televised sport events, live music etc.

Parish Council

The Parish Council is made up of 8 elected or co-opted members, who are classed as holders of office, and they are not paid for their time. Find out more about the Council and who your councillors are. The Council employs a part-time clerk to act as Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer. The clerk is available to contact by email and phone in the daytime on Mondays - Friday, but as they only work 9hrs/week please note there may be a delay in response.