WEM Town Council will look at beautifying the town with the installation of new benches in Jubilee Square.

The square currently features just one bench and the town council is looking at ways to make the area more inviting.

At Wem Town council's full council meeting, held on Thursday, June 24, councillors discussed a proposal to purchase the benches via local charity, the Barber Trust.

The Trust is a Wem-based charity, focused on economic and community development in the town.

Council clerk Penny O'Hagan explained.

"On the Jubilee Square there is just one bench at the moment and it could be a lot more inviting place," she said.

"We want to give it a community feel if we could apply to the trust for benches to go between the trees.

"It would be lovely to have a bit of a spot."

Following this councillors agreed to put in a grant request for £1,000 for additional benches.

Councillors also discussed re-introducing the 'community cars' programme back into Wem.

The proposal was to consider permitting the town council to act as the co-ordinator for Wem area's community car scheme for a three-month trial period.

Ms O'Hagan said the project could serve as a continuation of the support provided during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I see this project as a link on from the whole ethos," she said.

"This is a vital service which will allow us to support the community.

"We would only work with new passengers, and when the passenger is in the contact with the driver they will speak to them direct.

"All we do on a monthly basis is receive the drivers forms and check in with Shropshire Council.

Councillors agreed to run the Community Cars scheme for a three month trial.