WEM Store Cupboard has received a grant from West Mercia's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to help fund the printing of an information leaflet.

The store cupboard, which is backed by Wem Town Council, has been printing leaflets throughout the Covid-19 lockdown aimed at vulnerable residents.

Two leaflets have already been issued, offering advice on where to access food, medication and other essential goods.

In June the town council appealed for funding from PCC John Campion, which has since been granted, giving the town council £1,400 to help print the leaflet's third edition.

This edition is moving away from where to access food and goods and will instead focus on how people can access financial support.

At the town council's virtual July meeting, council clerk Penny O'Hagan outlined the plans for the new leaflet.

"The town council has already sent out two leaflets and subject to funding we will send out a third," said Mrs O'Hagan. "This will be based on finance, moving away from meals.

"I'm pleased to say we've had a grant for £1,400 from the PCC for printing.

"Also what would be good to include would be the reopening of services so people know that stuff is slowly up and running.

"It's a good opportunity to say that things are coming back."

Councillor Roger Drummond shared his support of the scheme and thanked the council staff for their efforts in producing the leaflets.

"I'd like to very much support this," said Cllr Drummond. "A lot of thanks to Penny and the assistant clerk Sue for the work they've done distributing this and the work behind the scenes.

"It's a good philosophy furthering the image of Wem Town Council."

Cllr Edward Towers also backed the leaflet.

"I have had lots of people comment on this leaflet around the town," said Edward. "It's been really well used by the public and they've offered that unprompted.

"I would encourage us to keep this up."