We are open during term time and school holidays for children aged 3 months -12 yrs. Your child can stay from 30 minutes up to 4 hours*. You only pay for the time booked! Unaccompanied children can stay for a maximum of 2 hours. 

*If you or a guardian are on site. 

You can use the crèche if you are a parent or child-carer or Grandparent and:

  • you need to attend an appointment, take a short break, or are at work,
  • you are, or you would like to be a Mayfair volunteer.                       
  • you are, or you would like to be a user of any of our services or facilities.

Costs are as follows:

  • £3.65 - per hour
  • £3.15 - centre users
  • £2.50 - exercise class

Additional options:

  • £1.60 - small lunch
  • £2.10 - large lunch

The crèche is registered on Ofsted's Voluntary Childcare Register. It is run by trained staff with the help of volunteers. All staff and volunteers are required to undergo a criminal record check (DBS). We do not follow the National Curriculum and cannot accept nursery vouchers. Children play in a safe child-centred environment, and choose a wide range of activities to take part in or toys to play with.  

The crèche is open:

  • Monday 9:00 am 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am 1:00 pm                                                     
  • Thursday 9:00 am 1:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am 1:00 pm   

The above opening times are subject to bookings. 

We are however flexible and may be able to accommodate your needs at other times

If you would like to use this service or if you would like to help in the crèche, please speak to one of the crèche leaders: Julie Price or Sarah Watts

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The Beacon, Mayfair's Daycare Service


A high standard of care is provided at all times by qualified and experienced staff. Care is assessed on an individual basis maintaining and promoting independence.

Bathing - The unit has full facilities using the Parker bath.

Activities - Designed to suit all needs and interests involving small or large groups.

Events and Trips - Outings are arranged through out the year.

Lunch - Lunch and refreshments are provided by our café.

Independent Living

MAYSI and CoCo

The 'MAYSI' project is unique within the County. It was initiated by The Strettons Mayfair Trust to enable users of the Service to retain their independence. The philosophy behind this project is based upon supporting independence within an individual's home.

Who is it for? If you are:

  • Experiencing difficulties due to reduced independence?
  • Struggling to cope with everyday chores?
  • Feeling isolated and lonely at times?
  • Recovering from a recent illness?
  • Finding that Social Services are unable to offer assistance at this time?

or, if you have chosen not to engage assistance via Social Services, the 'MAYSI' Project may be able to offer support and advice with regard to your care needs.

CoCo is a team of trained volunteers who offer one-to-one support for people in their own homes. The volunteers can help in a variety of ways but do not provide personal care or do housework. They offer on-going friendship and support for specific activities.

'Maysi' covers the following areas: Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Dorrington, Bishops Castle and Clun. 

Who do I contact for further information?

Please contact the Jenny Englefield or Janet Williams by email: who will then arrange to visit you to assist in identifying your needs. This will involve completing a basic information form.

Important Note: the 'MAYSI' Project gives assistance in making contacts and arranging the most appropriate help for your needs. 'MAYSI' is part funded by Shropshire Council. CoCo was originally funded by the Strategic Health Authority.

Ring & Ride 

Ring & Ride is based in Church Stretton and is part of the Strettons Mayfair Trust. It provides door to door transport in a 6 mile radius of Church Stretton to the north (Picklescott), south (Wistanstow) and east (Longville). All vehicles are wheelchair accessible and driven by trained and qualified staff or volunteers. There are two types of membership – Individual and group.

Individual Membership
This membership costs £20 per year and is open to individuals who:
  • Do not have use of a car
  • Live within a town or rural area lacking public transport
  • Experience difficulty walking moderate distances or
  • Otherwise have physical/mental difficulty using private or public transport
Once you are a member you can book journeys to other places within our area such as:
Mayfair, the Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Medical Centre, Dentist
  • Hairdresser, Bank or Post Office
  • A Café or Restaurant to meet friends and family
  • Local Events and Clubs
Additionally, Ring & Ride organise regular monthly shopping trips outside of our area to:
  • Ludlow
  • Shrewsbury
  • Sainsbury’s, Shrewsbury
  • Other locations
Your journeys needs to be booked at least 2 days in advance but can also be booked months ahead too. The more notice you can give us the better. This enables us to organise collecting and dropping off our passengers at their requested destination and time. We arrange for other passengers who need a similar trip to share the journey. This helps us make the best use of time and fuel.
Our booking line 720025 is open between 8:30am to 1pm Monday to Friday. Outside these hours you can leave a message and we will call you back.

Please note that we operate Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

Travel within 3 miles is free to members with a concessionary bus pass. Members without a pass will be charged £1.50 per journey. Fares are charged for all journeys in excess of 3 miles. However, discounts are given to bus pass holders.

We always appreciate any financial support that helps us continue to serve the wider community.
Passengers and R&R friends are able to provide regular gifts by standing order or as one off gifts. Gifts can also be deposited in the vehicle collection boxes.

Group Membership
We are pleased to offer local groups the opportunity to use our vehicles and drivers for trips benefiting their members and the local community such as:
  • Social and cultural events
  • Special interest trips
  • Health and leisure activities
Our annual group membership costs £25 and is open to:
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Businesses who use us for the benefit the local community and
  • Do not make a profit from the journeys.
Our vehicles run Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. excluding Bank Holidays. However, it may be possible to offer our service outside of these times.
Call 01694 720025 between 8:30am to 1pm Monday to Friday to book your trip. A message can be left at all other times. 

Please give our office a minimum of 4 weeks advance notice and provide:
  • Date(s) and times
  • Destination
  • Number of passengers and
  • Any special requirements e.g. wheelchairs, children etc.
Journeys are charged at a minimum of £10 or £1.25 per mile. Fares can be collected on the day or invoiced later if preferred.

Forms and leaflets are available at the Mayfair Community Centre, Church Stretton or by ringing the Ring & Ride office.

We always appreciate any financial support that helps us continue to serve the wider community.
Passengers and R&R friends are able to provide regular gifts by standing order or as one off gifts. Gifts can also be deposited in the vehicle collection boxes too.
To book, please ring 01694 720025. This number is available between 9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday. A message can be left at all other times. 

Citizens Advice Bureau - Shropshire (CAB)
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their money, legal and other problems by providing free advice and information, and by influencing policymakers.
Thursday 10 - 12pm - no appointment necessary

Telephone Friends
The "Good Morning" Telephone Friends Service offers a lifeline to vulnerable, older or frail people who live alone. It operates seven days a week and it can be used for as long as it is required.
Phone Mayfair on 01694 722077.

Hearing Aid Clinic
First Friday of the month 10 - 12 am. This is a drop in service.


Jo Newton is available on a Monday.