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Decisions made by Central planning committee on 15 February 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 15 February 2018. Land … Continue reading »

Blog: The difference between capital and revenue budgets

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Capital and revenue infographic

Capital and revenue are words that you will often hear when we talk about our budget. Put simply, to the average household, … Continue reading »

Event celebrates launch of £1.9 million University Centre Shrewsbury initiative to support businesses

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury From left to right, Paul Kirkbright, UCS Deputy Provost, Adrian Platt, Chair of the Industry … Continue reading »

Local GPs and community groups join forces for Social Prescribing, to help prevent patients becoming ill

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Social Prescribing document

Over 25 community organisations came together at Albrighton Medical Practice to find out more about Social Prescribing – how they can work … Continue reading »

Kick Cancer multi-sport programme launched in Shrewsbury

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Kick Cancer launch - Shrewsbury Town in the Community

News from our partners Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, and Shrewsbury Town in the Community Last week Shrewsbury Town in the Community launched … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council awarded more than £500,000 to help provide homes in Ellesmere

16/02/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
An artist's impression of the planned development at The Wharf

A scheme that will see up to 60 much-needed homes built in Ellesmere is set to go ahead after Shropshire Council was … Continue reading »

The Last Supper comes to University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The Ninety7 Events team A team of event management students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) … Continue reading »

First electric private hire vehicle licensed by Shropshire Council

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Shropshire Council’s licensing team has today (15 February 2018) licensed its first fully electric-powered vehicle. Richard Mear, a Ludlow-based private hire operator, has … Continue reading »

Coverage Care wins tender for respite services at Barleyfield House in Shrewsbury

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Respite services at Barleyfield House, Shrewsbury

News from our partners Coverage Care A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 13 February 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Woodcote Wood, Weston … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury strengthens partnership with New College of the Humanities

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester (left) and AC Grayling, Master of … Continue reading »

Era comes to an end as The Market Buffet café in Shrewsbury bows out to retirement after 50 years

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Market Buffet cafe in Shrewsbury Market Hall

After half a century of serving ‘legendary’ homemade lunches, puddings and cakes to generations of Salopians, the family behind one of Shrewsbury’s … Continue reading »

Grant scheme funding available for Shropshire farmers

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Farmers grant scheme - photo of cows

Farmers across Shropshire are being encouraged to bid for a share of £60 million, offered by the Government to enable them to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 14 February 2018, plus video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 14 February 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Airband announces key milestone on £11.2m Shropshire project

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Connecting Shropshire superfast broadband customers

News from our partners Airband Worcester-based Internet Service Provider Airband has announced that the first customer on the Connecting Shropshire project has … Continue reading »

Local energy adviser Davina Allen from Marches Energy Agency is named a Heat Hero

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News from our partners Marches Energy Agency Davina Allen from Shrewsbury was named a Heat Hero at a special awards ceremony at … Continue reading »

Free events exploring the opportunities for British companies in China

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Two free events exploring the opportunities for British companies in China are being held at … Continue reading »

Broseley and Barrow residents invited to find out more about neighbourhood planning

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Members of the Broseley and Barrow Local Joint Committee (LJC) have organised a drop-in session at the Victoria Hall, Broseley Tuesday 20 … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Economic Growth Strategy on agenda at Whitchurch and area LJC meeting on 21 February

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The next Whitchurch area Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting will be on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at Whitchurch Civic Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm … Continue reading »

Billions of pounds of Midlands investment opportunities to be unveiled at MIPIM 2018

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New from our partners West Midlands Growth Company The Midlands area will come together to showcase investment opportunities worth almost £10 billion … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert: advice on hand to help you stay safe and well this winter

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Shropshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) are continuing to urge people in the wintry conditions to check on older friends, family and neighbours … Continue reading »

Marches investment sites in spotlight at global expo

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Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury - artist's impression of future

News from our partners The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Key investment sites planned for development to create homes and jobs across … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 15 February 2018

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 15 … Continue reading »

LDA Design appointed for next stage of the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan

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Shrewsbury Big Town Plan - station view

News from our partners Shrewsbury BID The Shrewsbury Big Town Plan took a big step forward this week as LDA Design were … Continue reading »

Oxon Link Road proposals to go on show at two-day exhibition

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A two-day exhibition is being held to give people the chance to look at the proposals for Shrewsbury’s Oxon Link Road that … Continue reading »

The Apprenticeship Show returns in Telford on 8 March 2018

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Shropshire Council is one of the largest local employers amongst many who will be attending The Apprenticeship Show when it returns to The International … Continue reading »

Works of Nobel Prize literary laureate in the spotlight at University Centre Shrewsbury event

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury     The Nobel Prize medal. The works of Nobel Prize Laureate, Kazuo Ishiguro OBE, … Continue reading »

Shropshire schoolpupils commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 with cherry tree ceremonies

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Holocaust Memorial Day cherry tree at Trinity School

Cherry tree ceremonies have been held with four primary schools across Shropshire to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), which this year fell … Continue reading »

Pontesbury community comes together to celebrate library sculpture

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Sculpture at Pontesbury Library

News from our partners Friends of the Community Library at Pontesbury On Saturday 3 February 2018 morning a large and enthusiastic crowd braved … Continue reading »

Pupils at Brown Clee CE Primary School enjoy free recycling assembly

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News from our partners Veolia Children at Brown Clee CE Primary School enjoyed a free recycling assembly last week. Educating children to … Continue reading »

Funding awarded to develop flood prevention courses

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury students with lecturer, Dr Martin McNally, on the banks of the River … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 13 February 2018

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 … Continue reading »

Mindfulness and meditation: what’s it all about?

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Mindfulness - photo of a flower

Severn Valley Country Park is working with fully qualified British School of Meditation teacher Mandy Clarke to unravel the mysteries of mindfulness … Continue reading »

Exciting activities planned for half term at Severn Valley Country Park

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Children enjoying Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are getting ready to welcome hundreds of visitors during February half term. The visitor … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert: advice on hand to help you stay safe and well this winter

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Forecasts that the current cold weather is here to stay for a while have prompted Public Health England (PHE) to urge people to … Continue reading »

Are equipment services and assistive technology working?

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Healthwatch Shropshire would like to know about people’s experiences of NHS and social care provision of … Continue reading »

Consultation on new Early Help delivery model for children, young people and their families

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A picture of some children smiling

Shropshire Council is consulting on a new Early Help delivery model for children, young people and their families. The decision to consult … Continue reading »

Bridgnorth Severn Valley Railway Footbridge reopens following temporary repairs

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Temporary works at Bridgnorth Severn Valley Railway Footbridge have been completed and the bridge reopened last Friday (2 February 2018). The footbridge … Continue reading »

West Mercia Police award for housing officers working with rough sleepers in Shrewsbury

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Two Shropshire Council officers are to be commended for their work in supporting rough sleepers in Shrewsbury. Rob Caffery and Teri Dunham … Continue reading »

Business community to benefit from £1.9 million investment after University Centre Shrewsbury bid

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Members of the CREST team outside Guildhall The Shropshire business community is set for a … Continue reading »

Scheme to boost housebuilding in Oswestry area wins £9.3m of Government funding

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A programme of infrastructure improvements in the Oswestry area developed by Shropshire Council has been awarded £9.3m. Continue reading »

New scheme helps schoolchildren get fitter and healthier through walking

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Shropshire schools can now to sign up to a new initiative which aims to help schoolchildren and staff get fitter and healthier … Continue reading »

Renowned philosopher and author to share insights at University Centre Shrewsbury education conference

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Anthony Clifford Grayling The challenges posed for the future of education in a complex … Continue reading »

Wear something woolly this February and help older people keep warm

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is inviting hundreds of schoolpupils, staff, … Continue reading »

Evolution of place branding under the microscope at free event

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Prof Gary Warnaby The use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the … Continue reading »

Progress made to secure long-term primary healthcare provision in Whitchurch

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group Bridgewater Family Medical Practice, Ellesmere Medical Practice and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are pleased to … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury event to offer free expert advice on how to avoid being scammed

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A free event that will advise people how not to fall victim to a scam is being held in Shrewsbury town centre … Continue reading »

Cuan Wildlife Rescue talk at Severn Valley Country Park on Thursday 8 February 2018

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A heron

If you have ever wanted to know more about the valuable work Cuan Wildlife Rescue do, then join Shropshire Council rangers at … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Market Hall wins ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’ accolade

25/01/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Shrewsbury Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall has scooped a major national award, being named ‘Britain’s Favourite Market’ in the Great British Market Awards today (Thursday … Continue reading »

Song created by young carers released in celebration of Young Carers Awareness Day

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Young carers at The Hive song

Young carers across Shropshire came together at The Hive in Shrewsbury recently, to create a song about their lives as a young … Continue reading »

GCSE students and their teachers congratulated, as 2017 results are released

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Congratulations to Shropshire’s GCSE students and their teachers as new figures show that 2017 was another good year for GCSE results. The … Continue reading »

Purple Flag award flags up Shrewsbury’s vibrant and safe nightlife

24/01/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Purple Flag award for Shrewsbury

News from our partners Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) Shrewsbury’s welcoming evening and night out entertainment and hospitality has been recognised by … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 18 January 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 18 January 2018. Land … Continue reading »

Volunteers needed at day centre for older people in Oswestry

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin is urgently seeking volunteer helpers to … Continue reading »

Cherry tree to be planted with local primary school to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Shropshire Council has organised a special week of activities to commemorate annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), Saturday 27 January 2018. This is … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council completes purchase of Shrewsbury’s main shopping centres

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Shropshire Council has today (24 January 2018) completed the purchase of Shrewsbury’s three main shopping centres from UK Commercial Property Trust Limited, … Continue reading »

Volunteers needed to support older people in Shrewsbury

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is urgently seeking volunteers … Continue reading »

Residents of retirement living apartments raise £500 for dementia support group

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Residents of Lindale Court, retirement living apartments in Shrewsbury, have raised £500 … Continue reading »

Older people urged to access help to keep their homes warm

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin A local charity, which supports older people, is urging those aged 60+ … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury 2018 public events programme unveiled

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Anna Sutton, Provost, and Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost, with copies of the programme. University … Continue reading »

Fund to support community initiatives launched by University Centre Shrewsbury and Furrows

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury From left to right: Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester; Jane Coward, … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 16 January 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 16 January 2018. The Leasowes, Sandford … Continue reading »

Successful community litterpick in Gallows Bank, Ludlow on 14 January 2018

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Litter collected in Ludlow

A community litterpick was undertaken by a group of volunteers at Ludlow’s Gallows Bank Millennium Green on Sunday 14 January 2018. Approximately … Continue reading »

Council launches voluntary redundancy scheme to make further savings

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Non-teaching staff at Shropshire Council are being given the opportunity to apply to take voluntary redundancy as the council looks to make … Continue reading »

Awards day approaches for Shrewsbury Market Hall

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People nejoying the Market Hall in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury market traders at Shrewsbury Market Hall will find out whether they have scooped a major national accolade when the winners of … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council celebrates Wilfred Owen centenary National Lottery funding success

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An image of Wilfred Owen in his military uniform. Boys in Shropshire taking part in the 'In the hands of boys' project are exploring Wilfred Owen's poems.

Shropshire Council’s Archives and Museums service have been awarded £41,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the centenary of the death … Continue reading »

Winners of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s lego competition decided!

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An image of a Lego model that depicts the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii which is one of the winners of the Build Your Own Model competition run by Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to announce the three winners of the ‘Build Your Own Model’ lego competition. The standard … Continue reading »

Help shape the future of pharmaceutical services in Shropshire

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Pharmacist dispensing health advice

Shropshire residents and organisations are being asked to have their say on the future of pharmacy services in the county. The public … Continue reading »

Closed footbridge at Severn Valley Railway Station, Bridgnorth – work to start Monday 22 January 2018

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Bridgnorth Severn Valley Railway (SVR) Station Footbridge was closed to pedestrians on the afternoon of Saturday 6 January 2018 following concerns regarding … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 17 January 2018 – plus video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 17 January 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Car parking proposals approved by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet

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An illlustration of some cars and buses parked in a car park

The first part of a new parking strategy that determines the way that Shropshire Council manages and runs its car parks and … Continue reading »

Buy-From Shropshire producers take to the stage at the International Spring Fair on 4-8 February 2018

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News from our partners Buy-From Shropshire The prestigious International Spring Fair, which sees over 60,000 attendees, returns to the NEC, Birmingham next … Continue reading »

New kit for Oswestry Boys and Girls football club thanks to Community Chest funding

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STAR Housing sponsor Oswestry Boys and Girls Club

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) Oswestry Boys and Girls Club’s under 8s players are sporting a new … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 9 January 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 9 January 2018. Land south … Continue reading »

It’s not too late to vaccinate: health chiefs across Shropshire urge people to take up their flu vaccine

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Nurse promoting a flu jab

With an increase in flu cases across the UK, health leads across Shropshire are urging residents to take up their flu vaccination. … Continue reading »

Bicton C of E Primary School vows to improve following Ofsted report

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Staff and governors at Bicton C of E Primary School and Nursery say they are determined to rapidly improve after Ofsted inspectors … Continue reading »

Journey through history in LEGO® at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An image of a banner promoting Lego: Brick History which is at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery from 9 February until 15 April 2018. The banner shows lego creations of ships, a volcano and representations of historic battles.

2018 is set to get off to a thrilling start at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with the arrival of Lego: Brick … Continue reading »

Family stargazing night at Severn Valley Country Park on Saturday 17 February 2018

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Stargazing photo - by Peter Williamson

Shropshire Council’s outdoor partnerships team are delighted to be welcoming renowned photographer of the night sky, Peter Williamson, to Severn Valley Country … Continue reading »

Have your say in Shropshire Council’s budget consultation

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Shropshire Council is seeking the views of residents and organisations on its budget for 2018/19, which runs from 1 April 2018 to … Continue reading »

Proposed new parking strategy to be considered by Cabinet

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An illlustration of some cars and buses parked in a car park

Shropshire Council’s parking strategy determines the way that the council manages and runs its car parks and on-street parking, including how and … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on Wednesday 10 January 2018 – plus video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting yesterday (Wednesday 10 January 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 18 January 2018

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 18 … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Library invites local creatives to share sketchbooks and journals

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Local creatives are invited by Shropshire Libraries to create sketchbooks and journals, no bigger than A4 size, to a loose theme. These … Continue reading »

Consultation on reining in prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ products

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News from our partners NHS England NHS England is further publicising a public consultation on proposals to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the … Continue reading »

New funding available for heating and insulation improvements

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older lady and their electricity dial

News from our partners, Keep Shropshire Warm New heating and insulation funding is available for householders and landlords across Shropshire, thanks to … Continue reading »

Ballet for the over 55s

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin will be offering weekly … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 16 January 2018

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 16 … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s best architecture and building conservation to be recognised

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Shropshire’s best architecture, urban design and building conservation will be recognised this week when the first-ever Shropshire Council Design and Conservation Awards … Continue reading »

Ground investigation works at Castle Walk Footbridge, Shrewsbury from 16 January 2018

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Ground investigation works are to be carried out in the vicinity of Castle Walk Footbridge, Shrewsbury. This is a follow up to investigation … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s foster carers recognised for their life-changing contributions

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foster carers - a carer being presented with a certificate

The life-changing contributions of some of Shopshire’s longest-serving foster carers were celebrated at a special celebration last month (Wednesday 6 December 2017). … Continue reading »

Boost for north Shropshire’s bees thanks to Shropshire Council’s new countryside membership scheme

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North Shropshire’s bees are set for a brighter future thanks to money raised from Shropshire Council’s new countryside membership scheme. The ‘Shropshire’s … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert for Shropshire – Advice and information at hand to help you stay safe and well this winter

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With cold weather conditions being forecast from this weekend (Saturday 6 to Tuesday 9 January), health teams across Shropshire are urging residents … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council welcomes planned improvements to busy Oswestry junction

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

Shropshire Council has welcomed proposals from Highways England that are set to improve road safety at the A483/Maesbury Road junction, just outside … Continue reading »

Cabinet to consider revised Library Service Strategy following public consultation

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A strategy which sets out the future vision for library services in Shropshire will be presented to Cabinet for approval on Wednesday … Continue reading »

Superfast wireless broadband rollout underway in rural Shropshire

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Broadband: view of countryside from transmitter

News from our Connecting Shropshire partners Airband Airband transmitters are located to have far-reaching views, providing superfast broadband access to as many … Continue reading »

‘Paul Hurst Way’ sign on Meole Brace roundabout in Shrewsbury

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A makeshift ‘Paul Hurst Way’ sign has appeared on Meole Brace roundabout in Shrewsbury, in tribute to the Shrewsbury Town manager (see Shropshire … Continue reading »

New operator for 436 Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth bus service from Tuesday 2 January

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The 436 Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth bus service is to be operated by Arriva from Tuesday 2 January 2018, but the timetable will … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Skate Park construction to start in spring 2018

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Long held plans to build a skate park in Whitchurch have now moved forward as work goes ahead to build the new … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 21 December 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 21 December 2017. Proposed … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 9 January 2018

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 9 … Continue reading »

Free event to explore the role of the boy detective in English literature

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Lucy Andrew The role of the British boy detective, made famous in children’s literary … Continue reading »

Advice and information at hand to help you stay safe and well this winter

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With winter ongoing, health teams across Shropshire are urging residents across the county to keep warm, and stay safe and well this winter. … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 19 December 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 December 2017. Woodcote Wood, Weston … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number five – Councillor Nick Bardsley

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In this short video Nick Bardsley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services and education, talks about his work as a Cabinet … Continue reading »

Statement about Shropdoc, from local health bodies

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Statement issued by Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Telford and Wrekin CCG, Powys Teaching Health Board. “We have been working with Shropdoc since the … Continue reading »

Information on GP appointments and pharmacy opening times over Christmas and the New Year

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Local people are being urged to give their medicine cabinet an early Christmas … Continue reading »

Whitchurch C of E Junior School “absolutely determined” to improve following Ofsted inspection

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Staff and governors at Whitchurch C of E Junior School say they are “absolutely determined” to improve after Ofsted inspectors rated the … Continue reading »

Saying thank you – with food, in Wilkinson Avenue, Broseley

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sheltered housing residents in Broseley

Residents living at Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing’s (STAR Housing) sheltered housing scheme on Wilkinson Avenue in Broseley work tirelessly to support each other and make sure the surroundings of where they live are in tip-top condition. Continue reading »

Bridgnorth’s successful community litterpicks continue

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Waste collected - Bridgnorth litterpick 2017

A community litterpick in Bridgnorth will take place on Wednesday 10 January 2018 at 1.30pm, meeting at Sainsbury’s car park.  Litterpickers and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council investigates child safety concerns raised in ITV documentary

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A documentary broadcast on ITV last Wednesday (13 December 2017) raised a number of issues in relation to a number of Shropshire-based … Continue reading »

Are you ready for Universal Credit?

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Do you currently claim Housing Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credits or Income Support? Continue reading »

Alveley Community Centre soon to be home to Post Office services

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Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) is pleased to confirm that Alveley Community Centre will soon be home to Post Office services, following the closure of Alveley Post Office in May 2017. Continue reading »

Stunning new photographs show The Mere from the air

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Shropshire Council has published a series of stunning photographs showing The Mere in Ellesmere from the air (see below). The photographs were … Continue reading »

Blog: Keep calm and carry on caring

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One of our adult social care managers, Ann Ashley from START, stops for a brief moment to reflect on the past week:- … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 21 December 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 21 … Continue reading »

Gritter drivers, farmers and contractors praised for keeping the county’s roads clear

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Dozens of gritter drivers, farmers and contractors have been praised for their efforts to keep Shropshire’s roads clear of snow and ice … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 19 December 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury couple add their voices to Lost for Words campaign about strokes

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News from our partners Stroke Association Shrewsbury stroke survivor Maxine Barnes, 53, is one of the thousands of people who has experienced … Continue reading »

Children’s inpatient services extremely busy at Telford hospital

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Children’s inpatient services at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford are … Continue reading »

Landmark Age-Friendly Summit aimed to make society a better place to grow older

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Anne Wignall, Chair of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, organised an … Continue reading »

Results for last summer’s national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds published

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Results for last summer’s national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds were published yesterday (Thursday 14 December 2017). Results show that Shropshire primary schools are … Continue reading »

Yuletide quiz to test you and your town’s knowledge on what your council tax is spent on

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Residents across Shropshire are invited to take part in a quiz to test their knowledge around the types of services their council … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury’s Wyle Cop and English Bridge enhancement work

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

Work began on Monday 8 January 2018 to upgrade the footways – and resurface the road – between Wyle Cop and English … Continue reading »

Closure of Cound Arbour Bridge following vehicle strike

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Photograph of Cound Arbour Bridge - the day after the vehicle strike

The Grade II* Listed Cound Arbour Bridge was closed to traffic on an emergency basis late on Tuesday afternoon following a vehicle … Continue reading »

Waste and recycling collections update – Wednesday 13 December

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Collection crews are back on the roads and working hard to catch up on collections missed due to the bad weather. Extra … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet at its meeting on 13 December 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 13 December 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Gritting and roads update – Wednesday 13 December 2017 (10am)

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Since Thursday night (7 December) we have treated all main routes at least 15 times, most between 18-20 times. Secondary routes have … Continue reading »

Refurbishment of Shirehall to be considered by Cabinet this morning

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Shirehall, Shropshire Council's headquarters

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet is to consider a proposal to further explore the redevelopment and refurbishment of Shirehall, the council’s Shrewsbury headquarters, at … Continue reading »

Current status of Shropshire Council buildings: Tuesday 12 December 2017 (12.15pm)

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In light of the current weather-related situation, Shropshire Council is open for business as usual, albeit working with skeleton staff. However, as … Continue reading »

Gritting and roads update – Tuesday 12 December 2017 (10.30am)

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Since Thursday 7 December 2017 we have done an average of 20 gritting runs on each route: it is an average as … Continue reading »

Current status of Shropshire Council buildings: Monday 11 December (2pm)

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Snow on a wall

In light of the current weather situation, Shropshire Council is open for business as usual, albeit working with skeleton staff. However there … Continue reading »

Business as usual: Monday 11 December update (1.35pm)

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Many of our buildings are open today and the council remains open for business across the county, although some staff are not … Continue reading »

Gritting and roads update – Monday 11 December

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Our gritters and snow ploughs have been out across the county since Friday, helping to keep our roads open. Here’s the latest … Continue reading »

Business as usual: current status of Shropshire Council buildings Monday 11 December 10.45am

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Snow on a wall

In light of the current weather situation, Shropshire Council is open for business as usual, albeit working with skeleton staff. However there … Continue reading »

Waste and recycling collections advice

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If we’re unable to collect your waste due to the bad weather, please:  Bring your recycling boxes and  blue bag back in … Continue reading »

Business as usual…

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Snow on a wall

Despite the heavy snow, we are very much still open for business. Continue reading »

Advice and information at hand to help you stay safe and well this winter

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With the cold weather now upon us health teams across Shropshire are urging residents across the county prepare for the cold months … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to host Human Library events to challenge stigma

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Shropshire Libraries logo

Shropshire Libraries have teamed up with international organisation and movement, the Human Library™, to set up a Human Library book depot in … Continue reading »

First HOLD home is a dream come true for Emma in Albrighton

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HOLD homeowner moves in

Laura Fisher, Shropshire Council’s housing services manager, was successful in winning a bid for the council of £2.4million from the Department of … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet at its meeting on 6 December 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 6 December 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to consider purchase of Shrewsbury shopping centres

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At its meeting today (Wednesday 6 December 2017), Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed to recommend to full Council that it approves the purchase of Shrewsbury’s … Continue reading »

Walk-in birth registration service launched at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust A walk-in birth registration service is now available in the Maternity Unit … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 12 December 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 12 … Continue reading »

New homes in Oswestry thanks to Home Building Fund

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News from our partners Homes and Communities Agency The Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA’s) Investments team has signed a £1.365m deal with … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury student is an award-winning star

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Claire Mckeown, from True Potential, presenting the award to Holly-Elizabeth Smith. The spotlight was … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 23 November 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 23 November 2017. Land … Continue reading »

Broad Bridge, near Stableford – update (30 November 2017)

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Broad Bridge near Stableford was closed to both traffic and pedestrians on an emergency basis in the early hours of Tuesday 28 … Continue reading »

Competition – Your chance to feature in LEGO: Brick History

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is offering 3 lucky people the chance to feature in next year’s exciting special exhibition, LEGO: Brick History. Continue reading »

More parking spaces for residents of Woodberry Close, Bridgnorth

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parking plan for Woodberry Close, Bridgnorth

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Residents of Woodberry Close in Bridgnorth will soon have more parking spaces as … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number four- Councillor Steve Charmley

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In this short video Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s deputy Leader and Cabinet member for corporate support talks about his work as a … Continue reading »

Broad Bridge near Stableford – update (29 November 2017)

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Broad Bridge near Stableford was closed to both traffic and pedestrians on an emergency basis in the early hours of Tuesday 28 … Continue reading »

Broad Bridge near Stableford, Bridgnorth – update following HGV collision

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Broad Bridge (Bridge No. B4330) on the B4176 near Stableford, Bridgnorth is a three span Grade II Listed structure with a priority … Continue reading »

A458 Bridgnorth bypass improvement works completed

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Improvement work on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass was completed on Friday 24 November 2017. The work – which began on 11 July – … Continue reading »

Shropshire Archives to close for two weeks for essential maintenance

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An image of the outside of Shropshire Archives which will be closed for 2 weeks in December for essential maintenance work

Shropshire Archives is to close for two weeks beginning the 4 December for essential behind the scenes work. The service will close … Continue reading »

Make your own Christmas wreath at Severn Valley Country Park

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People wreath-making at Severn Valley Country Park

On Friday 15 December 2017 (extra date due to popular demand), Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a … Continue reading »

Packed agenda for the Shrewsbury-wide Local Joint Committee on Monday 27 November

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The next Shrewsbury-wide Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting is next Monday 27 November 2017 at 7pm at Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ. … Continue reading »

Children’s health service wins national award for PSHE

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Shropshire Council people receiving PSHE award

Shropshire Council’s public health team are celebrating national recognition after winning a prestigious award for their work on Personal, Social and Health … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s children’s services rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

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Children’s services provided by Shropshire Council have been rated as ‘good’ overall by Government inspectors Ofsted, following a four-week inspection in September … Continue reading »

Carers Rights Day: Looking after someone who could not manage without your help?

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Carers Rights Day – Friday 24 November 2017:  Looking after someone who could not manage without your help? Ask about a free … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury student is a shining example

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Holly-Elizabeth Smith. A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) student has been shortlisted for an award … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury student recognised for outstanding academic performance

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Max Yates A second year science student at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has been … Continue reading »

A summer of fun for young people in Bridgnorth, thanks to Community Chest fund

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) Young people in Bridgnorth enjoyed a fun-filled summer thanks to a … Continue reading »

Barn owl to visit Severn Valley Country Park for an evening talk on 7 December

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An owl

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming the chairman of the World Owl Trust for an … Continue reading »

Council achieves current target in getting people out of hospital sooner

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Shropshire Council’s adult social care has achieved its current target in ensuring that patients don’t stay in hospital longer than they need … Continue reading »

New longer opening hours at refurbished Severn Valley Country Park coffee shop

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people on Nordic Walk

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that Severn Valley Country Park’s refurbished coffee shop and Visitor Centre now has longer winter opening hours, … Continue reading »

Partnership seeks views to ensure victims of domestic abuse are protected and receive the right support

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Residents and organisations across Shropshire are being encouraged to have their say on the new Domestic Abuse Strategy for Shropshire launched this … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 14 November 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 November 2017. Coolmoor Farm, … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 23 November 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 23 … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 15 November 2017 – and video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 15 November 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click here. … Continue reading »

Local builder reaches building control excellence awards grand finals 2017

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house in Bridgnorth

Shropshire builder, Mike Owen of Huramic Builders Ltd, celebrated winning the Best Individual new home category at the Local Authority Building Control … Continue reading »

Free parking on offer in Shropshire towns this Christmas

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As in previous years, Shropshire Council has again agreed to offer free parking in a number of Shropshire towns in the run-up … Continue reading »

The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow reopening today

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Joint statement from Public Health England West Midlands and Shropshire Council The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow will be reopening for guests today … Continue reading »

Emergency road closure of the A41, north of Standford Bridge

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News from our partners Telford & Wrekin Council This morning (Tuesday 14 November 2017) a lorry overturned on the A41, north of Standford Bridge (to … Continue reading »

Soulton Bridge, near Wem – update, 13 November 2017

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On Thursday 9 November 2017 an HGV came off Soulton Bridge on the B5065 Soulton Road, between Wem and the A49. The … Continue reading »

Soulton Bridge, near Wem – update (10 November 2017, 8.10pm)

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At around 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 9 November 2017) an HGV came off Soulton Bridge on the B5065 Soulton Road, between Wem and … Continue reading »

New video shows how partnerships and local communities are improving the lives and health of local residents

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Organisations in Shropshire are working together to identify and support people who have potential health and well-being concerns. Continue reading »

Soulton Bridge near Wem – update

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Update: 10 November 2017, 10am At around 2.30pm yesterday (9 November 2017) an HGV came off Soulton Bridge on the B5065 Soulton … Continue reading »

Footways to be upgraded between Wyle Cop and English Bridge in Shrewsbury

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Work will begin in early January 2018 to upgrade the footways between Wyle Cop and English Bridge in Shrewsbury. This work is … Continue reading »

Closure of the B5065 between Wem and the A49

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Update: 4.20pm, Thursday 9 November The B5065 between Wem and the A49 is currently closed after an HGV struck Soulton Bridge this … Continue reading »

Blog: In the Hands of Boys – What am I going to do with all the noises I hear?

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‘What am I going to do with all the noises I hear?’ by Jean Atkin In pouring rain I arrived at St … Continue reading »

Volunteers wanted at smallholding for adults with learning disabilities

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Greenacres Farm in Walford Health are looking for volunteers to join their small but dynamic team in supporting adults with learning disabilities. Continue reading »

Shropshire marks Kick It Out Focus Week (30 October to 5 November 2017)

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Kick It Out in Shropshire

The Shropshire FA, Shropshire Council and a number of local sports groups in Shropshire once again teamed up for a ‘Focus Week’ (30 October to 5 November 2017) to raise awareness of the Kick It Out campaign. Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 14 November 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 … Continue reading »

In the Hands of Boys: Shropshire Schools visit historic WW1 sites

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Two boys dressed in World War One ground unit military uniform holding rifles during their site visit as part of the In the Hands of Boys project coordinated by Shropshire Council.

Eight Shropshire schools have recently visited five sites across Shropshire with links to World War One, as part of the ‘In the … Continue reading »

Shropshire to remember war poet Wilfred Owen 100 years on

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Saturday 4 November this year marked the 99th anniversary of the day that Shropshire poet and soldier, Wilfred Owen, fell in battle … Continue reading »

Aerial photographs give a bird’s eye view of Meole Brace roundabout improvement work

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Work to improve Meole Brace roundabout in Shrewsbury was carried out between January and July 2017 as part of the £12million Shrewsbury Integrated … Continue reading »

Consultation underway on Shropshire’s new cultural strategy

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Representatives from across the cultural sector are developing a new cultural strategy for Shropshire. The aim of the cultural strategy is to … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number three – Councillor Lee Chapman

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In this short video Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for health, adult social care and housing talks about his work as … Continue reading »

Event marks beginning of bringing organisations together to improve people’s lives through innovative assistive technology

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An event to begin a debate about how and where assistive technology will evolve and help improve the lives of Shropshire people … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gyratory and Coleham Head improvements – update 1 November 2017

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Improvement work began at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury at the end of July 2017. The work is … Continue reading »

EdTech Conference – in photos and videos

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people at EdTech conference

Shropshire Council has posted the photos and videos of its highly successful EdTech Conference on its Inspire to Learn website.  To view … Continue reading »

Views sought on proposed changes to youth activities funding

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Shropshire Council is asking people for their views on a proposed reduction of, and changes to, funding that supports the provision of youth … Continue reading »

Shropshire voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations encouraged to complete biennial survey

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logo for voluntary and community sector assembly

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations from across Shropshire are being encouraged to complete the Value and Future Needs of Shropshire’s VCSE … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock flood risk reduced following completion of £2m flood alleviation scheme

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Work has been completed on a £2million project that will reduce the risk of flooding in Much Wenlock. The Much Wenlock Flood … Continue reading »

Blog: In the Hands of Boys – Close the curtains for me

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An image of a painting of Wilfred Owen produced by artist Anthony Brown. Wilfred Owen's poems form part of the In the Hands of Boys project.

‘Close the curtains for me’ by Jean Atkin It’s Tuesday, so it must be Cheswardine Primary, and my second day with Shropshire … Continue reading »

Information and support event for those affected by someone’s drug or alcohol use

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Picture of someone drinking a bottle of beer

An event dedicated to those affected by someone’s drug or alcohol use, will be taking place at The Barnabas Centre in Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Return to Social Work Programme launched to retain 100 social workers

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News from our partners Local Government Association (LGA) The LGA, in partnership with central government and with the support of Government Equalities Office, is … Continue reading »

Looking after someone who could not manage without your help? Ask about a free flu vaccination today

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Health organisations across Shropshire are urging those who care for an older person, or  person with disabilities, to stay well this winter, … Continue reading »

Stay safe and opt for an organised bonfire

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News from our partners Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service Take a look at these short video clips that feature advice on how … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing work on the A41 Prees Heath roundabout from 31 October

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Essential resurfacing work is to begin on Tuesday 31 October 2017 on the A41 Prees Heath roundabout. The work will take approximately nine … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 26 October 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 26 October 2017. Land … Continue reading »

Through the Doorway brings Mini-music to Shrewsbury

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Through the Doorway to healthy living logo

News from our partners Through the Doorway to Healthy Living Through the Doorway to Healthy Living is excited to be able to … Continue reading »

Bishop’s Castle Community Hospital set to reopen on 1 November

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News from our partners Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust Bishop’s Castle Community Hospital is set to reopen next week – after a … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury Reading Group to discuss forgotten novel by Lucas Malet

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury From left to right: UCS students Amy Lloyd, Gaynor Jenkins, Sophie Rogers, Megan Knight and … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 24 October 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Proposed residential development … Continue reading »

Donate your winter fuel allowance to help an older person keep warm

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin A local charity supporting older people in Shropshire is asking for donations … Continue reading »

Over 65? – protect yourself from flu and stay well this winter

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health worker appealing for vulnerbale gropups to take up flu jab

Health organisations across Shropshire are urging those over 65 years of age to stay well this winter by protecting themselves against flu. … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury North West Relief Road – there’s still time to have your say

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video still of Shrewsbury North West Relief Road

Shropshire Council is encouraging people to have their say on the updated proposals for the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road. The three-week … Continue reading »

The Battle of Passchendaele remembered in an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

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Severn Valley to host historian Kenneth Wright

Local military historian Kenneth Wright will be visiting Severn Valley Country Park on Thursday 9 November 2017 as part of a series … Continue reading »

Road safety and pedestrian improvements on B4379 in Sheriffhales start 6 November 2017

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Shropshire Council are carrying out road safety and pedestrian improvement work on the B4379 through Sheriffhales, starting on Monday 6 November 2017 … Continue reading »

Long term health condition? – protect yourself from flu and stay well this winter

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Nurse promoting a flu jab

Health organisations across Shropshire are urging those with underlying health conditions to stay well this winter by protecting themselves against flu. The … Continue reading »

LEGO© to return to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with new exhibition

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Walk through history in bricks as LEGO© enthusiast Warren Elsmore returns to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with his touring exhibition, Brick … Continue reading »

Blog: In the hands of boys – Hours upon days of waiting

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An image of Wilfred Owen in his military uniform. Boys in Shropshire taking part in the 'In the hands of boys' project are exploring Wilfred Owen's poems.

Hours upon days of waiting by Jean Atkin Today I started work with Shropshire Council’s imaginative project “In The Hands of the … Continue reading »

Closures of the A458 Bridgnorth bypass this week for bridge works

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

A458 Bridgnorth bypass improvement work – overview Significant improvement works are being carried out between July and November 2017 on the A458 … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 26 October 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 26 … Continue reading »

You can bank on us! – a Nurse Bank for local hospitals

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust The Trust that runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has launched a West … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries wins award for Picture This project

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Picture This project poster

A young people’s arts project run by Shropshire Libraries and Ignition CIC has won the Bronze Marketing Excellence Award 2017 from Chartered … Continue reading »

Church Stretton Library consultation results published

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Residents can now see the results of the recent Church Stretton Library consultation. The four week consultation took place from 21 August to 18 September 2017 to … Continue reading »

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin wins national social enterprise award

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News from our partners Social Enterprise UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have won a national award to celebrate and recognise the area … Continue reading »

Resurfacing work at Espley roundabout on A53 Hodnet bypass

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Essential resurfacing work is to begin on Tuesday 7  November 2017 at the Espley roundabout on the A53 Hodnet bypass. The work … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing work to begin on Prees Heath roundabout on 31 October

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Essential resurfacing work is to begin on Tuesday 31 October 2017 on the Prees Heath roundabout south of Whitchurch. The work will … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 18 October 2017 – and video of meeting

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A screenshot of a Cabinet meeting

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 18 October 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click here. … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 17 October 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 17 October 2017. Lane south of … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury professor celebrates work of Charlotte Brontë

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Simon Grennan and Prof Deborah Wynne. The work of Charlotte Brontë has been celebrated … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust hits national patients target

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News from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) The Trust which runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals has hit a national patients target … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury North West Relief Road consultation now underway

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A still from the animated north west relief road fly-over video.

A three-week public consultation began on Tuesday 17 October 2017 to update people about plans for the Shrewsbury North West Relief Road (NWRR), … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 24 October 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 … Continue reading »

“Adopting siblings gave us the big family we both wanted”

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Adoption phrase

Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council’s Joint Adoption Service helps find families for dozens of children every year, and is currently … Continue reading »

Reflect on the literary impact of JK Rowling’s ‘Potterverse’ at free event at University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Reflect on Rowling at Rowley’s. Fans of the wizarding world of Harry Potter are invited … Continue reading »

Don’t put off the flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

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Health organisations across Shropshire are reminding those eligible for a free flu vaccination to take up their flu jab over the next … Continue reading »

Shropshire hospitals ahead of the game in promoting healthy choices

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) The Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals is ahead of … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council scoops gold award for Armed Forces support

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people at Armed Forces gold awards

Monday 9 October 2017 saw representatives of Shropshire Council attend the Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony at the Imperial War Museum in London … Continue reading »

Open Day offers taste of University Centre Shrewsbury life

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Open Day at UCS University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) will throw open its doors to the … Continue reading »

Volunteers are needed to befriend Shropshire children in care

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News from our partners Coram Voice Volunteers are needed to befriend Shropshire children in care. We are currently recruiting Independent Visitors for … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet to consider proposed changes to council tax support scheme

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Coins and bank notes

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet is to consider a number of proposed changes to the council’s Council Tax Support Scheme at its meeting next … Continue reading »

Volunteers needed urgently in Ludlow to help older people

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin  Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin (Age UK STW) is looking for … Continue reading »

Get involved in Bridgnorth’s community litterpicks

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Shropshire Council’s streetscene team is organising a series of fortnightly community litterpicks in Bridgnorth on Wednesday afternoons between 1.30pm-3pm, beginning on Wednesday … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury kickstarts groundbreaking work to improve heart, lung and circulation health

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Left to right; Cindy Lim, Ben Harper (research volunteer), Prof John Buckley and Mark Jones. … Continue reading »

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October 2017)

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Baby Loss Awareness Week runs from 9 October – 15 October each year. The week is an opportunity for bereaved parents, their … Continue reading »

Significant refurbishment planned for Much Wenlock Library

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Much Wenlock Library

Much Wenlock Library is all set for a significant refurbishment as part of a partnership arrangement between Much Wenlock Town Council and … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gyratory and Coleham Head improvements – update 11 October 2017

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Improvement work began at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury at the end of July 2017. The work is being … Continue reading »

Haunted Shrewsbury: ghost tours of medieval town set to return

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Ghost tours of Shrewsbury are set to return from Thursday 12 October 2017, giving you the chance to come face-to-face with the town’s … Continue reading »

World Mental Health Day – investing in mental health services in Shropshire

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Shropshire Council is investing in its mental health service to ensure that it provides the best possible level of care and support … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 17 October 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 17 October 2017 … Continue reading »

Newest students greeted with warm welcome, inspiring words and range of activities

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury  Students at the Macmillan coffee morning         University Centre Shrewsbury’s (UCS) newest … Continue reading »

Leader of Shropshire Council to speak at joint meeting of Craven Arms & Rural LJC and StrettonDale LJC

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Peter Nutting, Leader of Shropshire Council, will be a speaker at a joint meeting of Craven Arms & Rural LJC (Local Joint … Continue reading »

Cressage schoolchildren the first in Shropshire to try balance bike cycle training

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kids doing Bikeability in Cressage

Young children have had their first experience of cycling through balance bike sessions at Christ Church CE Primary School, Cressage, the first primary … Continue reading »

Draft library services strategy consultation extended

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The Draft Library Services Strategy for Shropshire, 2018 to 2023 consultation has been extended to Friday 13 October. Continue reading »

Older People’s Day: celebrating the work of Market Drayton Community Enterprise

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To mark Older People’s Day this week (Sunday 1 October 2017), we are continuing to raise the profile of active senior residents … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council backs economic growth plan with Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology investment

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technology at Marches Centre

Shropshire Council is supporting a new training hub that will provide apprentices for generations to come, whilst helping local engineering businesses to … Continue reading »

Eligible Shropshire businesses urged to apply for rates relief

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Shropshire Council and Shropshire Business Board are urging eligible local businesses to apply for business rates relief. A discretionary business rates relief … Continue reading »

Museums are Magic! Halloween weekend at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An image of the Museums are Magic poster. It includes an owl, parchment and the starry sky. The event runs on 28 and 29 October 2017 at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

Shrewsbury’s Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting a Halloween weekend of mystery and magic on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October. … Continue reading »

Older People’s Day: celebrating the work at Rockspring Community Centre in Ludlow

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To mark Older People’s Day this week (Sunday 1 October 2017), we are continuing to raise the profile of active senior residents … Continue reading »

Enjoy performance and discussion at free poetry event

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury  Poetry lovers are invited to a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury to find out … Continue reading »

Proms come to Ellesmere on Saturday 14 October 2017

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Shrewsbury Light Orchestra and Ellesmere College Choral Society are coming together for … Continue reading »

Ambitious new proposals at Shropshire Economic Growth Strategy launch

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people launching Economic Growth Strategy

Tuesday 26 September 2017 saw the launch of Shropshire’s Economic Growth Strategy 2017–2021 in front of a packed Theatre Severn, including some … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 26 September 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 September 2017. Brian Mear (Bricks) … Continue reading »

Get involved with Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee LJC

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Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to come along to their next Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee … Continue reading »

“Making Mental Health Your Business” returns for its second year

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Following the success of 2016’s “Making Mental Health Your Business” event, Shropshire Council’s supported employment service, Enable, is hosting another free event … Continue reading »

Older People’s Day: Celebrating the work of Ludlow Assembly Rooms

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To mark Older People’s Day this week (Sunday 1 October 2017), we are continuing to raise the profile of active senior residents … Continue reading »

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2017 (14 October – 21 October)

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Hate Crime logo

Organisations across Shropshire are working together to raise awareness of hate crime, and how to report it. National Hate Crime Awareness Week … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 28 September 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 September 2017. Stanford … Continue reading »

Older People’s Day – celebrating the work of Selattyn and Gobowen Parish Council’s Community Meals project

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To mark Older People’s Day (Sunday 1 October 2017), we are continuing to raise the profile of our active senior residents in … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury North West Relief Road – find out the latest and have your say

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

A public consultation is to be launched on 17 October 2017 to update people about plans for the Shrewsbury North West Relief … Continue reading »

What do you know about Shropshire Council’s highways maintenance services?

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Shropshire Council is carrying out a short online survey to find out if people are aware of, and understand, the highways maintenance … Continue reading »

Burford-area residents encouraged to recycle their extra water bottles

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Residents in the Burford area who were supplied with bottled water by Severn Trent last weekend are being encouraged to recycle the … Continue reading »

Arts Network café events coming up this month and next

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painting of English Bridge, Shrewsbury by Turner

Artists, community and voluntary art organisations and anyone interested in the arts, are invited to attend the following Arts Network Events, all … Continue reading »

EdTech conference in Shrewsbury a great success

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people at EdTech conference

Shropshire Council held its first EdTech (Education Technology) conference last week (Wednesday 27 September 2017). The day was a great success with … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s seniors celebrate Older People’s Day by proving how to enjoy an independent and active lifestyle

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To mark Older People’s Day (Sunday 1 October 2017), senior residents across Shropshire are showing how, regardless of age, it’s never too … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number two – Councillor Nic Laurens

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Councillor Nic Laurens

In this short video Nic Laurens, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for economic growth, talks about his work as a Cabinet member and … Continue reading »

Shropshire good causes to benefit when people sign up to SSE phone and broadband

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A picture of a mobile phone showing the Newsroom app

Good causes in Shropshire could soon benefit from local people changing their phone and broadband provider. As part of its partnership with … Continue reading »

Depressed Cake Shop pops up in Shrewsbury

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Local cafes and bakers have been challenged to create delicious grey cakes for an upcoming event, a Depressed Cake Shop, aiming to … Continue reading »

Important Message from Severn Trent for WR15 8 and SY8 4AU post codes

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Updated on 1st October – release from Severn Trent: We’re advising customers in the WR15 8 and SY8 4AU areas not to … Continue reading »

Wayfarers take on walking challenge

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Wayfarers Day Centre for adults with learning disabilities in Market Drayton are attempting a challenge to walk the distance from Market Drayton to Shrewsbury to raise money for their comfort fund. Continue reading »

Cabinet on 27 September 2017 – decisions and video of meeting

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A screenshot of a Cabinet meeting

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting Wednesday 27 September 2017. To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm win prestigious Marsh Award

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An image of eight of the volunteers in the Fleece Barn at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm have won the 2016 Marsh Trust Award for Volunteers in Museum Learning for the West Midlands region … Continue reading »

Telford water system restored to normal

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Telford’s water system has been restored to normal. Continue reading »

Company running Shrewsbury restaurant fined £16,898 over unguarded hand dryer

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The company which runs the Dragon King restaurant in Shrewsbury has been fined £12,000 at Telford Magistrates Court after a customer was severely … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gyratory and Coleham Head improvements – update 27 September 2017

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Improvement work began at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury at the end of July 2017. The work is being … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s new highways contractor appointed

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Shropshire Council ‘s Cabinet today (27 September 2017) approved a recommendation to appoint Kier as the council’s new highways contractor following a procurement process. … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery partner with Shrewsbury High School for week long exhibition

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An image of an A Level student at work on her painting. The painting will feature in the exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery by Shrewsbury High School.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be partnering with Shrewsbury High School for an exhibition of artwork from some of … Continue reading »

Shropshire schools will be open tomorrow (Tuesday 26 September 2017)

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Shropshire Council has been informed by Severn Trent Water that all schools will be open tomorrow (Tuesday 26 September 2017). Continue reading »

Join Shropshire Ranger Service on 7 ½ mile guided walk

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Shropshire Council are inviting you to join the ranger service on a 7 ½ mile guided walk which is taking place on Wednesday … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council is working with partners to ensure residents have access to water

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Shropshire Council is working with Severn Trent Water, Telford & Wrekin Council and the emergency services to ensure that residents have access to water following problems with the supply to many homes within the Telford and Shropshire area. Continue reading »

Four Shropshire schools closed today following burst water main in Telford

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Two Shropshire schools are closed today (Monday 25 September 2017) following a burst water main in Telford yesterday. Continue reading »

Could you or your family be ‘the face’ of Shropshire Council’s new energy partnership?

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Photograph of a lounge with a cut-out of a person in the foreground

  Shropshire Council has begun a search for local people and families to be ‘the face’ of its new energy partnership with energy … Continue reading »

Poetry reading by Gillian Clarke at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An image of the front cover of Gillian Clarke's new collection, Zoology. The image features a photo of a hare.

Join us at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 29 September 2017 for the book launch of Gillian Clarke’s amazing new … Continue reading »

Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal – update as of 21 September 2017

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The work at Coppice Green Lane outside Idsall School is largely completed, with 2-way traffic able to use this section of the … Continue reading »

Volunteers sought to help manage countryside sites across north Shropshire

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Volunteers are being sought to help Shropshire Council manage its countryside sites across north Shropshire. Shropshire Council is responsible for The Mere … Continue reading »

Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

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Stoptober 2017 logo

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from Sunday 1 October 2017. Stoptober has driven over one … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 28 September 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 … Continue reading »

Shropshire good causes to benefit from Shropshire Council’s partnership with SSE

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Good causes across Shropshire will soon be benefiting from Shropshire Council’s partnership with energy company SSE – with the county’s food banks … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 19 September 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 September 2017. The Primitive Chapel, … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries celebrate National Libraries Week 9-14 October 2017

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Libraries Week 2017

Shropshire Libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Week 9-14 October 2017, the annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 26 September 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 … Continue reading »

Still time to have your say on the draft Library Services Strategy

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Books in a Shropshire library

Residents and organisations in Shropshire have until Friday 6 October 2017 to give their feedback on the draft Library Services Strategy. The … Continue reading »

Runners step up to the mark in Shrewsbury Severn Bridges road race

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This year’s Severn Bridges 10k Road Race and a 1k Fun Run, organised by Shropshire Council’s leisure services team, was a great … Continue reading »

Get advice on saving energy, and money, at Shirehall this Friday

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A special energy-saving event is being held at Shirehall in Shrewsbury this Friday (22 September) from 10am to 2pm, to offer people … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury to welcome newest undergraduates

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Guildhall, University Centre Shrewsbury’s learning and research base. A new intake of students from Shropshire, the UK … Continue reading »

“In the Hands of Boys”, World War I project wins National Lottery support

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Shropshire Council has received a £10,000 National Lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the “In the Hands of Boys”project, … Continue reading »

Best garden winner announced by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing

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Winning garden in a competition

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Mrs Mary Smith from Pinefields in Much Wenlock has been crowned the winner … Continue reading »

Oswestry residents group celebrates one year of partnership and teamwork

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Trees Estate Residents Group members

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) Twelve months ago a group of Oswestry residents came together to … Continue reading »

Donate your round pound to a local charity

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pound coin

News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin With just under one month to go before the round pound is … Continue reading »

Conviction serves as a reminder to private hire vehicle drivers

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Shropshire Council’s trading standards and licensing service has welcomed the successful prosecution of a private hire driver found to be illegally plying … Continue reading »

Police continue to provide visible patrols and community reassurance

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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police will continue to provide visible patrols across the alliance area whilst the UK threat level remains at critical. Continue reading »

Reducing the risk of falling amongst older people – pilot project launched

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An older person smiling

News from our partners Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin A new pilot project has been launched in Shropshire to help older people … Continue reading »

Shropshire school library lead to embark on international knowledge exchange

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sara pritchard - travelling librarian 2017

News from our partners CILIP, the library and information association CILIP, the library and information association, and the English-Speaking Union have awarded … Continue reading »

Be a part of Shropshire’s first EdTech Conference

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Shropshire Council’s EdTech (Education Technology) conference is fast approaching, in just two weeks’ time (Wednesday 27 September 2017) at Theatre Severn in … Continue reading »

Dads and partners invited to have their say on review of Midwife-Led Units

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News from Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Telford and Wrekin CCG. Dads and partners are being invited to come along with … Continue reading »

Shropshire SEND Community Games and Local Offer Live Event 2017 on 24 September

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News from our partners Shropshire Parent and Carer Council (Shropshire PACC) The Shropshire SEND Community Games and Local Offer Live Event 2017 … Continue reading »

Whitchurch and Prees Local Joint Committee to hear about Parking Strategy

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The next Whitchurch and Prees Local Joint Committee meeting is on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at Tilstock Village Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm … Continue reading »

Legionnaires cases linked to a hotel in Ludlow

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News from Public Health England and Shropshire Council The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow has announced that it is temporarily closing to the … Continue reading »

Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal work – update 13 September 2017

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There is currently work taking place on Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal, and this is a further update as of Wednesday 13 September … Continue reading »

Welfare Reform: The Big Debate 2 – event on 4 October 2017

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flyer for Welfare Reform debate event

On Wednesday 4 October 2017, Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) will be hosting a Welfare Reform event for voluntary and … Continue reading »

Free event to explore “Tolkien and the Idea of Home”

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Chris Walsh will present “JRR Tolkien and the Idea of Home” at Rowley’s House. … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 31 August 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 31 August 2017. Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 19 September 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 September 2017 … Continue reading »

Help shape the future of pharmaceutical services in Shropshire

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Shropshire residents and organisations are being asked to have their say on the future of pharmacy services in the county. The public … Continue reading »

Pop in to have your say on the future of Shrewsbury – Big Town Plan launched

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News from Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) and Shrewsbury Town Council Townspeople and businesses are being invited to help create … Continue reading »

Poetry in spotlight at Shropshire Libraries

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National Poetry Day 2017 logo

Celebrate National Poetry Day with Shropshire Libraries on Thursday 28 September 2017 and find out which poems inspired people throughout the UK. … Continue reading »

Prestigious Royal award for Severn Valley Country Park volunteers group

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Severn Valley Country Park

Volunteers at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s mental health partnership marks World Suicide Prevention Day with launch of new strategy

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Two hands touching

Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin’s Suicide Prevention Network have today (Monday 11 September 2017) launched a new strategy to help those at … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing work on the A41 at Hinstock from 18 September

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Essential resurfacing work is be carried out on the A41 at Hinstock, starting on Monday 18 September 2017. The work will take … Continue reading »

Shropshire businessman given custodial sentence after pleading guilty to operating businesses for fraudulent purpose

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On Monday 4 September 2017 at Telford Magistrates Court, Jeremy Harris was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to 10 … Continue reading »

Samurai: Warriors of Japan coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An image of two Samurai suits of armour with swords and graphic panels.

Spectacular touring exhibition, Samurai: Warriors of Japan, is to open at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 16 October, 2017. This … Continue reading »

River safety in Shrewsbury – an update from Team Shrewsbury

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Ringway staff receiving throw-line training in the river from Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Shropshire Council and its Team Shrewsbury partners, including West Mercia Police, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Fire & Rescue work together to … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gyratory improvement work – update 7 September 2017

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Improvement work began at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury in the week beginning 31 July 2017. The work is … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Castle getting ready for the annual opening of Laura’s Tower

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An image of Shrewsbury Castle with the union jack flying at the left. There a lawns and plants that are in pristine condition on a beautiful summer day.

Sunday 10 September will see a rare occurrence at Shrewsbury Castle… the opening of Laura’s Tower at Shrewsbury Castle. Open one day … Continue reading »

Cabinet on 6 September 2017 – decisions made, and video

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 6 September 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click here. … Continue reading »

County adoption agency praised by Minister of State for Children and Families

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The joint adoption agency run by Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council has been praised by a Government minister for making … Continue reading »

Ledwyche Bridge to be closed from 18 September 2017

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Ledwyche Bridge will be closed for up to three weeks from Monday 18 September 2017 to enable parapet repairs to be undertaken. … Continue reading »

Consultation on returning to work after time out caring

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News from our partners, the Government’s Equalities Office The Government Equalities Office would like to know more about the barriers to returning … Continue reading »

Christians Against Poverty Steps to Employment in Oswestry – starts Tuesday 12 September 2017

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) A new Oswestry “Christians Against Poverty Steps to Employment” job club … Continue reading »

Free entry at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for Heritage Open Days

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An image of the outside of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at the Music Hall which celebrates Shropshire's heritage. There are lots of people walking into the museum with banners either side of the entrance.

In celebration of Heritage Open Days, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are offering visitors free entry on Sunday 10 September 2017. Usually … Continue reading »

Community comes together for Fairfields Fete in Gobowen

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) Residents of Fairfield Close in Gobowen have raised a whopping £308 … Continue reading »

New front door for community room in Chirk Bank thanks to Community Chest fund

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people involved in Chirk Bank Community Room outside it

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) A community room in Chirk Bank has had a new front … Continue reading »

Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal – roadworks update

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The roadworks at Coppice Green Lane in Shifnal have unfortunately not progressed as well as had been previously anticipated and further temporary … Continue reading »

Flying the flag for Merchant Navy Day

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old ship British Avon

Shropshire Council is to fly the Red Ensign, the UK Merchant Navy’s official flag, to mark Merchant Navy Day 2017 (Sunday 3 … Continue reading »

A dedicated Carers Café is to launch at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

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News from our partners Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) NHS Foundation Trust The first Carers Café will be held … Continue reading »

Whittington Fete supported by Community Chest Fund

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people at Whittington Fete

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Thousands of people flocked to Whittington Fete on Monday 28 August 2017, hosted … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 29 August 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Footbridge Farm, Tasley, … Continue reading »

Road safety advice as Shropshire children go back to school

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With Shropshire children set to go back to school next week, Shropshire Council’s road safety education team has issued some road safety … Continue reading »

Have your say about proposed new residents’ parking permits policy

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Illustration showing cars parked on the street.

                  Shropshire residents are being asked for their views about proposed new rules for … Continue reading »

Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal roadworks progressing well

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The roadworks at Coppice Green Lane, Shifnal are progressing very well and the road closure that is in place will be removed on … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 22 August 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 August 2017. Bradeley Farm, … Continue reading »

Neurology is a hot topic for Healthwatch Shropshire

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Neurological services / neurology in Shropshire are under serious pressure. The service provided by Shrewsbury and … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: Number one – Councillor Lezley Picton

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Photograph of Councillor Lezley Picton

In this short video Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and leisure, talks about her work as a Cabinet member … Continue reading »

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 28 August 2017 to Sunday 3 September

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News from our partners Highways England The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct … Continue reading »

Llanyblodwel Bridge – road closure from 11 September 2017

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Llanyblodwel Bridge, which crosses the River Tanat, will be closed for up to four weeks from Monday 11 September 2017 to enable … Continue reading »

Pay by phone in all Shropshire Council car parks from Friday 1 September

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An example of a notice that will appear on all parking machines explaining how to pay for parking by mobile.

Drivers will be able to pay using their mobile phone when they park in any Shropshire Council car park from Friday 1 … Continue reading »

Extra traffic expected in Shrewsbury this weekend for town’s Folk Festival

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Shrewsbury Folk Festival in Shrewsbury starts tomorrow (Friday 25 August 2017) and ends on Monday (28 August), with many thousands of people … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gyratory improvement work – update 24 August 2017

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Improvement work began at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury in the week beginning 31 July 2017. The work is … Continue reading »

Bridgnorth History Fortnight at Bridgnorth Library from 4 September 2017

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photos in a '10 years' Local History centre logo for Bridgnorth Library

Bridgnorth Library celebrates its tenth year of annual history events and the tenth anniversary of the formation of local and family history … Continue reading »

Shropshire supports One You national campaign to get adults more active

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One You walking campaign poster

  The One You campaign is encouraging adults to start improving their health by walking briskly for 10 minutes each day and … Continue reading »

Praise for Shropshire pupils as GCSE results published

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This year’s GCSE results are published today (Thursday 24 August 2017) and early indications show that 2017 will be another successful year … Continue reading »

Confusing choice of health apps made easier

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Healthwatch Shropshire has welcomed the creation of the NHS Digital Apps Library that will help people … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 31 August 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 31 … Continue reading »

New grant scheme to support Market Drayton businesses

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A dedicated competitive grant scheme of up to £450,000 has been launched to support the growth of new and existing businesses in … Continue reading »

Major reconstruction scheme on Holyhead Road for two weeks

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News from our partners Telford & Wrekin Council Structural investigations have determined that a major road reconstruction scheme is required on Holyhead … Continue reading »

Tradespeople asked for views on proposed new parking waiver system

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illustration of white van displaying a permit in its front window.

Tradespeople who may need to park in Shropshire’s market towns while carrying out work are being encouraged to comment on proposed changes … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 29 August 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 29 … Continue reading »

Join us for a free Nordic walking taster session at Severn Valley Country Park

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Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers are delighted to be welcoming qualified Nordic walking instructor, Sal Orton, to Severn Valley Country Park for a series … Continue reading »

Residents’ views being sought on future delivery of the library service in Church Stretton

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Church Stretton Library

Residents in Church Stretton are being asked to comment on the criteria which will be used to help choose the best provider … Continue reading »

Meet Laura Sheldon, new youth champion at hospital trust

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Laura Sheldon, new youth champion at hospital trust

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Meet Laura Sheldon: spokesperson for young people in hospitals, advocate of mental … Continue reading »

Register now to have your say in the Midwife-Led Units Review

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News from our partners NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Telford & Wrekin CCG Local people are being invited to register … Continue reading »

FREE entry across Shropshire Museums & Archives for Heritage Open Days

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An image of Laura's Tower at Shrewsbury Castle with green trees to the right and ivy growing up the side. Laura's Tower is open for the Heritage Open Days festival.

In celebration of the Heritage Open Days, Shropshire Museums and Archives are waiving entry fees and putting on special events to create … Continue reading »

Another highly successful year for A-level results in Shropshire

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Initial indicators show that Shropshire’s schools, academies and colleges post-16 A-level results are once again good and that it promises to be … Continue reading »

Shropshire residents set to receive important voter registration details in the post

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Residents living in the Shropshire Council area will soon be receiving a form asking them to check and update information that appears … Continue reading »

Children go free at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An image of two children in front on a painting at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery with cardboard binoculars ahead of the free entry for children promotion.

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are delighted to be offering FREE entry for children from Saturday 26 August 2017 until Friday 1 … Continue reading »

Local residents in Much Wenlock and Shipton are invited to come and meet Police & Crime Commissioner

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Members of the Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee have organized a drop-in session at the Priory Hall, Much Wenlock on … Continue reading »

Thistleford Bridge between Lee Brockhurst and Aston – road closure from 4 September 2017

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Thistleford Bridge between Lee Brockhurst and Aston will be closed to traffic from Monday 4 September 2017 to enable repair work on … Continue reading »

Inwood Cattle Grid on B5477 – closure from 4 September 2017

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Work to replace Inwood Cattle Grid will start on Monday 4 September 2017 and the unclassified road of the B5477 will be … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 22 August 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 … Continue reading »

Quilts provide comfort for Shropshire children’s journey through fostering

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colourful quilts

Dedicated volunteers in Ludlow, Church Stretton and Whitchurch have been busy producing quilts for children in care across the county, to give … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council is awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

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Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award logo

Shropshire Council has been announced as a new winner of the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards by The Ministry of Defence … Continue reading »

Caring and compassionate staff take NHS Trust on a journey of improvement

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust A major inspection report published today (Wednesday 16 August 2017) by the … Continue reading »

Power-related incidents on local farms reach four-year high

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The number of power-related incidents in the farming community in North Wales, Cheshire and Merseyside has increased to a four-year high, new data has revealed. Continue reading »

Car parking and the new £1 coin – an update: 16 August 2017

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In Shrewsbury all of our on-street pay and display parking machines, plus the machines in all Shropshire Council car parks, now accept … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gyratory improvement work update – 15 August 2017

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A bus driving under a railway bridge at the English Bridge gyratory in Shrewsbury

Improvement work began at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury in the week beginning 31 July 2017. The work is … Continue reading »

Health leaders support moving towards consultation on hospital services

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Health leaders met last night to discuss the next steps towards providing safe and sustainable hospital services for patients from Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Continue reading »

Planned roadworks in West Midlands: weekly summary for Monday 14 August to Sunday 20 August 2017

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 9 August 2017, but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All of Highways England’s improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible. Continue reading »

Travelling to and from Shrewsbury Flower Show this weekend – 11 and 12 August 2017

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A picture of a parking sign

Shropshire Council is reminding people about parking arrangements in Shrewsbury town centre during Shrewsbury Flower Show on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August 2017. Continue reading »

National Play Day huge success for Oswestry families

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national play day event Oswestry

Over 70 families took part in an action packed day of activities to mark National Play Day in Oswestry last week. Continue reading »

Next stage of the CCGs’ review of midwife-led units announced

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Telford & Wrekin CCG  The next stage in a review of midwife-led units by … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council sets up new initiatives to help vulnerable people remain in their home for longer

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An adult receiving social care

Shropshire Council has launched a series of initiatives to ensure those in need of support, remain at home rather than in a … Continue reading »

Car parking and the new £1 coin – an update

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A picture of a parking sign

People have been asking when our pay and display parking machines will accept the new £1 coin. Here’s an update. In Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 1 August 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 August 2017. Garages … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 27 July 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 27 July 2017. Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury wins bid to host 2018 UK Recovery Walk

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UK Recovery Walk 2018 route

Shrewsbury has won the bid to host the 10th UK Recovery Walk in 2018. The announcement was made over the last weekend … Continue reading »

University chosen as preferred supplier for degree apprenticeships

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News from our partners University of Wolverhampton The University of Wolverhampton has been chosen as a preferred supplier to provide degree apprenticeships … Continue reading »

Safety improvements to be made at A464 Upton Crossroads near Shifnal

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Investigation work has now been completed at the A464 Upton Crossroads near Shifnal to find a permanent solution to assist improve road … Continue reading »

Haycock Way and Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury will now reopen Saturday evening 29 July

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Haycock Way and Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury is now scheduled to reopen to traffic on Saturday (29 July 2017) evening. The … Continue reading »

Council Leaders agree to continue working together where there is benefit to Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin communities

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The Leaders of Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council met last month (June 2017) following the recent local and national elections. It … Continue reading »

The Mere and Severn Valley Country Park flying the Green Flag as some of the UK’s best green spaces

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Severn Valley Country Park

Two of Shropshire’s country parks have again been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in Great … Continue reading »

Shropshire residents urged to take part in library services consultation

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Books in a Shropshire library

Residents and organisations across Shropshire are being asked their views to help shape what library services will look like in the future. … Continue reading »

Work to start at Shrewsbury’s English Bridge gyratory on Monday – video and information

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A bus driving under a railway bridge at the English Bridge gyratory in Shrewsbury

Improvement work is to begin at the English Bridge gyratory and Coleham Head in Shrewsbury on Monday (31 July 2017). The work … Continue reading »

New contracts awarded for Bridgnorth 101 and 436 bus services

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Following the recent tendering of the Bridgnorth Town service (101) and the Shrewsbury to Bridgnorth service (436), both of these contracts will … Continue reading »

Resurfacing work taking place on the B4397 near Loppington

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Essential resurfacing work began on Monday 17 July 2017 on the B4397 between Loppington and Horton. The work will take six weeks … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 1 August 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 … Continue reading »

Older people urged to think ahead to winter warmth with free home energy checks

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older lady and their electricity dial

News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin (Age UK STW) Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is urging people … Continue reading »

Cabinet considers report on Shrewsbury shopping centres

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Shropshire Council’s Cabinet met today (Tuesday 25 July 2017) to discuss and consider a report relating to the council’s role in the … Continue reading »

Advice to help stop you falling victim to scams or rogue traders

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Image warning people to look out for rogue traders

Shropshire Council’s public protection team has offered the following advice to residents to help prevent them falling victim to scams or rogue … Continue reading »

Five days to go to help bring UK Recovery Walk to Shropshire

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Two recovering addicts to illustarte a Recovery walk

People across Shropshire and the West Midlands are being reminded that there’s still time left to vote for Shrewsbury to host the … Continue reading »

Results of the Big Conversation 2016/17 now published

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Big Conversation logo

 Shropshire Council has published the results of its Big Conversation 2016/17. Residents and organisations across Shropshire were invited to give their views … Continue reading »

Haycock Way and Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury to reopen to traffic this week

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Haycock Way and Old Potts Way in Shrewsbury will reopen to traffic this Friday evening (28 July 2017) after being closed since … Continue reading »

Consultation begins into proposed parking changes

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An illlustration of some cars and buses parked in a car park

A 12-week public consultation on Shropshire Council’s proposed new parking strategy has begun, and residents, visitors, businesses, town and parish councils and … Continue reading »

Council agrees next steps in relation to Police Commissioner’s Fire Authority consultation

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Fire engine

Shropshire Council has agreed the next steps it will take in response to the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) proposals to … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 27 July 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 27 July … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council invites schools to explore the future of learning at its EdTech Conference

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The world will never stand still, and anybody with children will know this better than most. In response to this challenge, Shropshire Council is running an Education Technology Conference this September for educators across the local area. Continue reading »

Improvements to traffic signals at Shrewsbury’s Roman Road/Hereford Road junction

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Advanced traffic light sensor and detection equipment will be installed later this week on the traffic signals at the Roman Road/Hereford Road … Continue reading »

Improvement work at the English Bridge gyratory in Shrewsbury to begin on 31 July

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A bus driving under a railway bridge at the English Bridge gyratory in Shrewsbury

Improvement work is to begin at the English Bridge gyratory in Shrewsbury on Monday 31 July 2017. The work – being carried … Continue reading »

New home in Bridgnorth adjudged the best new building in the West Midlands

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Hawthorn View in Bridgnorth

Shropshire builder, Mike Owen of Huramic Builders Ltd, is celebrating after being awarded the ‘Best Individual’ new home category at the recent … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries and Shropshire Archives receive copies of Shropshire Roll of Honour from St Chad’s Church project

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Roll of Honour books

Shrewsbury’s civic church, St Chad’s, is leading an Appeal Project to commemorate the precious lives lost in The Great War.  A new … Continue reading »

Cabinet meeting on 12 July 2017: decisions made and video

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 12 July 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click here. … Continue reading »

Approval of new strategy that aims to boost Shropshire’s economy

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A new and ambitious strategy that outlines how Shropshire Council and its partners will work together to grow the economy of Shropshire … Continue reading »

Stanton River Bridge to close for up to two weeks from Monday 24 July

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Stanton River Bridge will be closed for up to two weeks from Monday 24 July 2017 to enable parapet repairs to be … Continue reading »

Animal Agents – the Summer Reading Challenge 2017

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logo for Animal Agents

Reading Agency and Shropshire Libraries are delighted to present the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents – a whole host of clever … Continue reading »

Boost for thousands more homes and businesses as Connecting Shropshire announces £11.2m contract

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Connecting Shropshire logo

Connecting Shropshire today (Monday 10 July 2017) announced that Airband Community Internet Ltd will be the delivery partner for the next phase … Continue reading »

Shropshire and West Midlands residents urged to vote for Shrewsbury to host 2018 UK Recovery Walk

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Residents across Shropshire and the West Midlands are being encouraged to vote for Shrewsbury to host the 10th anniversary of the annual … Continue reading »

Health and social care organisations continue to ensure people receiving care remain safe and well

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An adult receiving social care

Shropshire’s health and social care organisations have praised the high level of care providers rated as ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ following a recent … Continue reading »

Royal Humane Society award for members of walking football team

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Three members of Shrewsbury Walking Football Club have been honoured with a … Continue reading »

Hospital staff don pyjamas to highlight #endPJparalysis

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Hospital staff in Shropshire donned their pyjamas to highlight a campaign which … Continue reading »

Fitz Bridge – road closure for two days from Monday 10 July 2017

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Fitz Bridge will be closed for up to two days from Monday 10 July 2017 between 9.30am and 4pm to enable parapet … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 4 July 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 4 July 2017. Former poultry … Continue reading »

Spanish-themed author event at Library at The Lantern, Shrewsbury on 15 July

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The Library at the Lantern in Harlescott, Shrewsbury will be holding a Spanish-themed author event on Saturday 15 July 2017 to launch … Continue reading »

Eye appointments outpatient clinics have moved location

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Eye appointments provided in the Outpatients Department at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital … Continue reading »

A458 Bridgnorth bypass improvement work to start on 11 July

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Improvement work on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass is due to start on Tuesday 11 July 2017. The work on the A458 and … Continue reading »

Team Wem seeking volunteers for Wem Community Clean-Up Day this Saturday

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a street in Wem

Team Wem is seeking volunteers and well-wishers to come and join them this Saturday 8 July 2017 for the Wem Community Clean-Up … Continue reading »

Just Credit Union achieves top 5-star Fairbanking mark

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News from our partners Just Credit Union  Just Credit Union, the not-for-profit community bank for Shropshire, has received the highest level of … Continue reading »

People set to be asked for their views on Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy

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A picture of a parking sign

Shropshire Council is set to ask people for their views on its proposed new parking strategy. Continue reading »

Cabinet to consider a review of swimming provision in Shrewsbury

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A picture of a swimmer to depict an example of leisure facilities

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet is to consider a review of the different location options for the future provision of swimming in Shrewsbury town … Continue reading »

New draft library services strategy to be considered by Cabinet

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An image of someone using a library.

A new draft library services strategy which sets out proposed plans to ensure all Shropshire residents continue to have access to a … Continue reading »

Private fostering situations in Shropshire

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Private Fostering Week runs until Monday 10 July 2017, and is highlighting the importance of notifying Shropshire Council about private fostering arrangements. … Continue reading »

Patients treated to major improvements at Shrewsbury hospice

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News from our partners Severn Hospice Patients and their families will this week benefit for the first time from an £660,000 upgrade … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 22 June 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 22 June 2017. Land at … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 4 July 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 4 … Continue reading »

Age UK is looking for some very special people

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin  Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is looking for some very special … Continue reading »

New ‘Safe & Well’ scheme launched by Fire & Rescue Service, councils and Citizens Advice

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News with our partners Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with local councils and Citizens … Continue reading »

Shropshire patients helping to heal the NHS

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Healthwatch Shropshire is supporting a new nationwide campaign #ItStartsWithYou launched to highlight the difference patient feedback … Continue reading »

Prestigious royal award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

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14 volunteers at Severn valley Country park posing with Queen's Award certificate

Volunteers at a Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was … Continue reading »

Shropshire views sought for national rural resident survey

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A hay field

Shropshire Council is encouraging local residents living in rural areas to make their voices heard at national level, by completing a short online survey. Continue reading »

Car parking and the new £1 coin – an update

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People have been asking when our pay and display parking machines will accept the new £1 coin. Here’s an update. In Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Libraries set to launch Reading Well books as part of Health Information Week

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In celebration of Health Information Week, libraries in Shropshire are to launch new collections of books for adults living with long term health conditions. Continue reading »

New student accommodation in Shrewsbury set to be ready by September 2018

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Illustration showing the Tannery site in Shrewsbury town centre

Students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) are set to move into new town centre accommodation in September 2018 after proposals were agreed … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury’s Pitch & Putt course to be put up for sale

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Two men on a golf course

Shrewsbury’s Pitch & Putt course is to go up for sale next month (July 2017). Owned by Shropshire Council, the 3.95 acres … Continue reading »

Volunteers urgently needed for Oswestry Age UK charity shop

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin is looking for more volunteers who … Continue reading »

Learning Disability Week: embracing diversity in the workplace

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A person with learning disabilities, in a shop

This year’s Learning Disability Week (until 25 June 2017) has a focus on the benefits of employing people with a learning disability … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service reassure residents following Grenfell Tower fire

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Fire engine

Shropshire Council and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service want to reassure local communities following the shocking fire at Grenfell Tower in London … Continue reading »

Former councillor David Lloyd MBE becomes Honorary Alderman of Shropshire Council

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David Lloyd MBE is presented with a certificate bearing the seal of Shropshire Council by Ann Hartley, Chairman of Shropshire Council.

Former councillor David Lloyd MBE has today (22 June 2017) been admitted as an Honorary Alderman of Shropshire Council in recognition of … Continue reading »

New conservation volunteer group launched for south Shropshire countryside sites

22/06/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
volunteers in action at Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council’s outdoor partnerships team in Bridgnorth have launched a second day of volunteering at it sites in south Shropshire and are … Continue reading »

Ongoing sickness leads to further temporary suspension of services at Midwife-Led Units

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News from our partners Shropshire & Telford Hospital NHS Trust Continued long-term and short-term sickness which has been affecting the Maternity Service … Continue reading »

Check on older neighbours during heatwave

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A lady sitting in her garden

News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin (Age UK STW) Whilst many of us are enjoying this hot weather … Continue reading »

Council raises flag for Armed Forces Day – Saturday 24 June 2017

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Armed Forces Day logo

Shropshire Council will proudly raise the Armed Forces Day flag this week in support of national Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on Wednesday 21 June 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 21 June 2017). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 27 June 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 27 … Continue reading »

Planning chief acknowledges ‘crucial role’ of local planners on visit to Shropshire

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The Chief Executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) visited Shropshire Council’s Shirehall headquarters in Shrewsbury this week (Monday 19 June … Continue reading »

Health chiefs urge residents to stay safe and well this summer

20/06/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
A dandelion

As the heatwave continues over the next few days, health experts across the county are advising people to stay safe and well … Continue reading »

How you can help to stop scams and doorstep crime?

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a poster advising public about rogue traders

Scams and doorstep crime affect the lives of millions of people across the UK and effect every age group. In addition to … Continue reading »

World Elder Abuse Day: organisations united in their pledge to prevent adult abuse in Shropshire

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Organisations across Shropshire came together this week (Thursday 15 June 2017) at an event to mark World Elder Abuse Day and to … Continue reading »

Shropshire residents asked for views on council’s highways and transport services

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Local people are being asked for their views on Shropshire Council’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and … Continue reading »

A458 Bridgnorth bypass improvement works put back to avoid clash with A49 closure

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

Improvement work on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass is now due to start on Tuesday 11 July 2017 – seven days later than … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 22 June 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 22 June … Continue reading »

Health and social care organisations urge people to get to know diabetes during annual Diabetes Week

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Diabetes Week 2017 logo

Health and social care organisations across Shropshire are joining forces in support of a annual national diabetes campaign to urge local residents … Continue reading »

Draft Indoor Leisure Facilities Strategy to be considered by Cabinet

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people doing workouts indoors

A draft Indoor Leisure Facilities Strategy 2018 to 2023, which outlines how Shropshire Council intends to continue to encourage and support people’s … Continue reading »

Event to support local people into employment

12/06/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
person getting jobs advice

Free careers advice will be on offer to jobseekers, students or those looking for a new career, at University Centre Shrewsbury, at Guildhall, … Continue reading »

New All-Age Carers Strategy launched for 2017-2021

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A new strategy for carers has been launched to ensure carers of all ages get the right advice and support to improve their health and well-being. Continue reading »

Residents views being sought to shape Church Stretton library service

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Church Stretton Library building

Residents in Church Stretton and the surrounding area are being asked their views to help shape what the library service will look … Continue reading »

A new name for Ellesmere’s new community centre

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Ellesmere’s new community centre is to be called Our Space, Ellesmere Community Centre and Library. The new name was decided following a … Continue reading »

£285,000 boost for Shrewsbury’s power network

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pretty pattern of light on a market hall in Shrewsbury

News from our partners, Western Power Distribution Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the region, is investing £285,000 to improve … Continue reading »

Next meeting of Whitchurch and Prees LJC on Wednesday 14 June 2017

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The next Whitchurch and Prees Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting will be on Wednesday 14 June 2017 at Higher Heath Village Hall. Doors … Continue reading »

Local football club funds new dugout thanks to Community Chest grant

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2 football fans sit in AFC Broseley's team dugout

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Local football club AFC Broseley is celebrating after building a new dugout – … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury poet’s work is among that explored at talk on the sonnet

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New from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Following on from his “Brief Delights” lecture last year, Dr Bill Hughes keeps to the … Continue reading »

Events for carers across Shropshire to mark national Carers Week

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Young people and adults who care for a loved one, are invited to a series of events across the county in celebration … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing work on the A495 Porth Y Waen to Llansantffraid Junction

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

Essential resurfacing work began this week on the A495 between Porth Y Waen and Llansantffraid Junction. The work will take six weeks to … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury presents musical theatre masterclass

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Students dancing

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) On Sunday 2 July 2017, University Centre Shrewsbury’s Professional Workshop Series presents a dance … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 30 May 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 30 May 2017. Land northwest … Continue reading »

Four things you need to know about voting in the UK general election 2017

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The UK general election will be held on Thursday 8 June 2017. In this election you elect a Member of the UK … Continue reading »

New exhibition opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery celebrating Antarctica

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An image of an old king penguin in a display case at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

The doors to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s much anticipated new exhibition, Antarctica: Life in a hostile land, are now open. Antarctica: … Continue reading »

Vote with your feet and visit University Centre Shrewsbury

05/06/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
University Centre Shrewsbury's building called Guildhall

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Thursday 8 June 2017 is a very important date for your diary – it’s not … Continue reading »

Summer of literature at University Centre Shrewsbury

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2 students with literature

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury As part of the continuing schedule of free public talks from University Centre Shrewsbury, Dr … Continue reading »

Message from Shropshire Council’s chief executive re London terror attack

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flag at half-mast

A message from Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, following the terror attack in London on Saturday night (3 June 2017). “I … Continue reading »

Investing in Shrewsbury’s roads to ensure that they are fit for the future

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Shropshire Council is investing in Shrewsbury’s roads and town centre to enable motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to get to their destinations quickly, … Continue reading »

Enable prepares for take-off to this year’s Cosford Air Show

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planes advertising an air show

Shropshire Council’s supported employment service, Enable, are pleased to announce that their veteran employment team will be exhibiting at this year’s Cosford … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 25 May 2017

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 25 May 2017. Land west … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 6 June 2017

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 6 June … Continue reading »

Genvolt in Highley awarded grant funding via Business Growth Programme

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a staff member of Genvolt in Highley

Based in Highley in rural Shropshire, Genvolt designs and manufactures high voltage power supplies. It currently employs 19 members of staff and … Continue reading »

Thank you to Shropshire’s volunteers

01/06/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Volunteers Week 2017 logo

Shropshire Council is keen to thank the many thousands of people living in Shropshire who volunteer to support others, maintain our environment … Continue reading »

Shropshire businesses benefit from £340,000 worth of funding

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Shropshire businesses are set to benefit significantly from the European Regional Development Fund. Continue reading »

Health advice for the Bank Holiday weekend

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (Shropshire CCG)  As the late May Bank Holiday begins from today – Friday 26 … Continue reading »

Whatever the weather, it won’t stop play in Shrewsbury this Bank Holiday weekend

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2 people drinking coffee at an outside table

News from our partners Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District)  No one can promise it won’t rain in Shrewsbury town centre this Bank … Continue reading »

People encouraged to visit Shrewsbury for the Cycle Grand Prix this Sunday

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This Sunday (28 May 2017) sees the fourth Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix take place in Shrewsbury town centre. The event brings amateur … Continue reading »

Message from chief executive – following Manchester attack

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A message from Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, as staff observe a minute’s silence at 11am today (Thursday 25 May 2017) … Continue reading »

Funding awarded to help develop religious education teaching in Shropshire schools

25/05/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
children in field

Shropshire’s Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) has been awarded a grant of £3,550 to develop its activity for Shropshire schools. … Continue reading »

National security state raised

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police – 24 May 2017 Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans: “Following … Continue reading »

Laurie named “the voice of Shropshire Council”

24/05/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
A staff member in a radio recroding studio

We’ve all had that feeling. Hanging on the end of a phone, waiting in a queue and hoping to speak with someone … Continue reading »

Partial closure of A41 dual carriageway at Prees Heath

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A raod with markings ( a road bends)

The A41 dual carriageway at Prees Heath is currently down to one open lane southbound after a fuel tanker crashed into the … Continue reading »

Have you had experience of NHS mental health services in Shropshire?

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News from our partners Shropshire Healthwatch Healthwatch Shropshire would like to hear about patients’ and carers’ experience of using NHS mental health … Continue reading »

Message to our communities following incident in Manchester

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A message from Inspector Ed Hancox, Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector for Shrewsbury & surrounding areas, and Chairman of Team Shrewsbury The thoughts of all … Continue reading »

Two Telford private hire drivers prosecuted for illegally plying for hire

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Shropshire Council’s Trading Standards and Licensing service has welcomed two separate successful prosecutions of private hire drivers who were found to be … Continue reading »

New Shropshire Education Trust seeks founder members and trustees

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Shropshire Council is seeking individuals with professional expertise and skills in education, business, finance and estates to establish and become members or … Continue reading »