The majority of our staff live within our main local catchment area of Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Between them these three areas offer a rich variety of places to live.
Shropshire is the largest inland county in England. It is predominantly rural, with a varied landscape from the hills of south Shropshire and the borders to the lowlands around Shrewsbury and the Severn Valley. Nearly 290,000 people live in the county, in an area of over 3,000km2. The main population centre is Shrewsbury, located at the heart of the county, with a population of around 70,000. Shrewsbury is the county town with attractive medieval and 18th Century streets and buildings. The county also has several smaller market towns including Oswestry (15,000), Bridgnorth (12,000), Market Drayton (10,000), Ludlow (10,000) and Whitchurch (9,000). More information about the county is available from the Shropshire Council website (www.shropshire.gov.uk) and the Shropshire Tourism website (www.shropshiretourism.co.uk).