A Shropshire councillor has thanked Whitchurch Town Council for their pledge to find up to £1,000 to support a crucial message for youngsters.

Councillor Peggy Mullock, a former town mayor, represents Whitchurch North for Shropshire Council and attended Thursday's full town council meeting in order to make a plea for help to fund North Shropshire Safety Scene.

This is an annual event taking place during the first full week of each October, using a theatrical village to “play act” safety messages to school children aged 10 from the north Shropshire area.

The money was pledged after Whitchurch town councillor Alan Chesters, who has chaired the finance committee and is expected to carry the role on, spoke warmly of the work it does to support young people and Cllr Mullock was delighted.

"[Organiser] Glyn Teggin and myself were delighted to yet again have the support of Whitchurch Town Council in helping our organisation to continue to hold Safety Scene for our young people," she said.

"Special thanks to Cllr Alan Chesters for his kind words and recommendations to the council."

Anyone wishing to pledge money to support the North Shropshire Safety Scene, you can email Glynn on teggers03@gmail.com