Wrockwardine Wood & Trench Parish Council
Our parish has 6671 residents living in 2724 households according to the 2011 Census, this is an average of 2.45 persons per household. 3388 residents are in employment, 2107 residents are employed full-time and the rest are either part-time or self employed. 120 residents are full-time students.
We have a higher number than borough average of elderly residents, 18.3% are over the age of 65 and 23.8% of households are one person occupancy. There are a large number of home owners in the parish, with 36.6% owning their home outright and 35.3% having a mortgage. We have a mixture of housing associations and private landlords offering homes to rent.
Whilst their isn’t a specific high street in the parish, we have a row of shops on Trench Road, which includes takeaways, The One Stop, Betfred and Peppers Balti Restaurant.
There are two butchers shops in the parish, Parkinsons on New Road, Wrockwardine Wood and G.N. Badley & Son at Gibbons Road, Trench. There are two newsagents, one at New Road and the Stars News Shop on Trench Road. A hairdressing salon is located in New Road and a barbers at Trench Road near to the community centre. There are three takeaway food shops in the parish, the Victorian Fryer at the top of Furnace Lane, Trench Fish Bar on Trench Road and Peppers Balti Restaurant and take away, also on Trench Road. The two convenience stores in the area are Select and Save on Trench Road and Top Shop in New Road, next door to Parkinsons Butchers, who are open 7 days a week.
There are several pubs in the Parish including The Fountain Inn, the Red Lion, The Bulls Head in Plough Road and the Lamb, in Moss Road. On the Trench Road is the Dun Cow, Duke of York and the Trench Tavern.