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Wayfarers team help out at Rock and Bowl music festival

18/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Wayfarers at Rock and Bowl festival

A team of people attending Wayfarers in Market Drayton, have been helping out at The Rock and Bowl music festival in the town Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 26 June 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 26 … Continue reading »

Have your say on Shropshire’s Great Outdoors 2018-28 strategy consultation

18/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
An areal image of The Mere at Ellesmere. Shropshire's Great Outdoors are running a consultation on the new 2018 to 2028 strategy that runs until Tuesday 31 July 2018.

Shropshire Council is seeking the views of residents on its new Great Outdoors strategy in a public consultation. Launched on 3 May … Continue reading »

Organisations unite in their pledge to prevent adult abuse in Shropshire

15/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Photo of safeguarding team

Organisations across both Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin came together this week (Thursday 14 June) to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Continue reading »

Enjoy an increasing range of e-books and e-audiobooks from Shropshire Libraries

15/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
cloudLibrary - for e-books

The range of e-books and e-audiobooks offered by Shropshire Libraries has recently seen a huge increase due to a new arrangement with … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council awarded £3.8m for safety improvements on A529

15/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
A raod with markings ( a road bends)

Shropshire Council has welcomed the award of £3,888,000 from the Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund to improve safety on the A529 … Continue reading »

Jason from TV’s “The Undateables” helps launch adult social care publication the Local Account

14/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Local Account - Jason Evans holding

An adult social care publication which showcases real stories from people who use social care, to those who work 24 hours on … Continue reading »

Fully-funded business growth training available to small business owners and managers

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News from our partners Aston University Aston University is looking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to join their programme for early-stage … Continue reading »

Opportunity knocks for businesses in Shropshire

13/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Worcestershire County Council Businesses in Shropshire can now access support and funding to become more sustainable, saving both … Continue reading »

Health Information Week 2-8 July 2018 in Shropshire’s libraries, featuring Macmillan

13/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Health Information Week 2018

Free, specialist information and support concerning cancer is coming to Shropshire’s libraries during Health Information Week in early July. Macmillan Cancer Support’s … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 7 June 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 7 June 2018. Former … Continue reading »

‘Big 7T’ held at hospitals to thank volunteers

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust The NHS is turning 70 next month and what better way to … Continue reading »

Free event will explore business opportunities offered by growing availability of geographic data

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury A free workshop at University Centre Shrewsbury will highlight new opportunities for businesses created by … Continue reading »

Get informed, get involved, get heard: Whitchurch and Prees LJC on 20 June 2018

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The next Whitchurch and Prees Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at Whitchurch Civic … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury passes benefits of recovery research on to Shrewsbury Town FC

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is sharing new medical rehabilitation and therapy research technology and knowhow … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury students step forward to support Flaxmill restoration work

11/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Flaxmill in Shrewsbury - university students

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Students from University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) are playing a part in the regeneration of one … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number eight – Councillor Peter Nutting

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In this short video, Peter Nutting, Leader of Shropshire Council, talks about his role, his life as a councillor, and about life outside … Continue reading »

Organisations and groups invited to event to find out more about supporting people’s health and well-being in Shrewsbury via Social Prescribing

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Social Prescribing in Albrighton

Organisations and groups who provide services or activities in Shrewsbury that benefit people’s health and well-being, are invited to come to a … Continue reading »

Video: how we’re tackling the potholes on Shropshire’s roads

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Pothole Busters logo

Two of the team working to tackle the large number of potholes in Shropshire have spoken about the work being carried out to repair … Continue reading »

Carers Week runs from Monday 11 June to Sunday 17 June 2018

08/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Carers Week 2018 logo

Over 34,000 people in Shropshire are caring for someone, including more than 600 young carers. In reality, these numbers are likely to … Continue reading »

Not a rubbish meeting!: Shropshire Disability Network invites you to a members meeting

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News from our partners Shropshire Disability Network The next Shropshire Disability Network Members Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 June 2018 … Continue reading »

Large community health and social care provider launched after merger approved

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News from our partners Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust One of the country’s largest community health and social care providers has been … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury cafés join forces to highlight important elder abuse awareness campaign

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin A local charity which supports older people is working with Palmers of … Continue reading »

Supporting older people to enhance communities – free University Centre Shrewsbury event

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury A University Centre Shrewsbury Centre (UCS) event is being held to build on work to … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries launch “Reading Well for mental health” with titles by Matt Haig, Sathnam Sanghera and Ruby Wax

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Shropshire Libraries logo

The ‘lifesaving’ 2018 “Reading Well for mental health” titles by The Reading Agency and Society of Chief Librarians were announced at a … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 5 June 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 5 June 2018. The Larches, … Continue reading »

Council confident of a bright future for Shrewsbury

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Earlier this morning (Thursday 7 June 2018) it was announced that department store chain House of Fraser will be closing 31 of … Continue reading »

The people who protect your plate: National Food Safety Week

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Food Safety Week: People who protect your plate logo

We love our food, there’s simply no denying it. In fact, as a nation, we spent over £203 billion on food and … Continue reading »

New Roadmaster vehicle tackles potholes in the Much Wenlock and Broseley areas

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John Link from Kier explains the pothole repair process to councillors David Turner (centre) and Simon Harris (right)

A new specialist Roadmaster vehicle has this week been tacking potholes in the Much Wenlock and Broseley areas. And on Wednesday (6 … Continue reading »

Adult safeguarding website to help protect residents who need care and support

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An adult receiving social care

A website, dedicated to helping people access information about safeguarding adults, is being promoted this week (week beginning Monday 4 June 2018). … Continue reading »

Consultation on proposals for children’s centre services now underway

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Plans to deliver children’s centres services from six new family hubs across Shropshire are out to public consultation until 12 July 2018, and people are … Continue reading »

Doctors and nurses on hand to answer your Future Fit questions at public exhibition event

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News from our partners Future Fit Local people are being encouraged to find out more about the Future Fit consultation at  a public … Continue reading »

New website aims to help people find the right home in the right place

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People in need of housing in Shropshire are being urged to visit a new website where they can let Shropshire Council know what … Continue reading »

Record attendances for Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall

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Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury

A record number of people have visited the Shropshire Council owned and managed Theatre Severn and the Old Market Hall in Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 29 May 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 29 May 2018. Vantage Farm, … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 7 June 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 7 … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 5 June 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 5 … Continue reading »

Update on the condition of the road at Waymills in Whitchurch

01/06/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
A raod with markings ( a road bends)

Last updated: 12 June 2018 Defect repairs have been carried out along Waymills in Whitchurch in order to address the immediate safety concerns. … Continue reading »

People of pensionable age asked their views on proposals to change the Minimum Income Guarantee

30/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
An adult receiving social care

People of pensionable age who receive and pay for their care* in Shropshire, are being asked their views on proposals to change … Continue reading »

Local people to shape the future of local hospital services in Future Fit public consultation

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News from our partners NHS Future Fit The transformation of local hospital services is now in the hands of local people with … Continue reading »

Brian scoops second place for his contribution to community life

25/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing photo comp

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Brian Morris, a tenant at a Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing property in Oak … Continue reading »

Healthwatch Shropshire recruiting for a new Chief Officer

25/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Healthwatch Healthwatch Shropshire is recruiting for a new Chief Officer. We are looking for someone to join … Continue reading »

New £25,000 grant provides ultrafast broadband connection for Shropshire business

24/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Gwaza Ltd

News from our partners Fastershire Gwaza Ltd will soon become the first business in the Shropshire Council area to benefit from a … Continue reading »

Final call for rural businesses grant applications

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News from our partners Marches Growth Hub Rural businesses in Shropshire have just days left to tap into EU funding that could … Continue reading »

Commemorative album to celebrate RAF 100 presented to Shropshire Council Chairman

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RAF 100 book

A commemorative album to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force was presented to Councillor Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Chairman by … Continue reading »

West Midlands councils rally behind Dementia Action Week

23/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Dementia Action Week 2018

News from our partners West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services Councils across the West Midlands are working with Alzheimer’s Society to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on Wednesday 23 May, plus video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 23 May 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

What’s stopping you? You can fit fostering around your family!

22/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Fostering - Foster Care Fortnight 2018

Shropshire case study What’s stopping you? You can fit fostering around your family! It’s Foster Care Fortnight (14 – 27 May) and … Continue reading »

Celebration for long-serving volunteer of Age UK

22/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Age UK volunteers

News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin helped to celebrate a … Continue reading »

Surface dressing programme for summer 2018 announced

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Shropshire Council has announced its programme of roads that are to be surface dressed this summer. The 2018 surface dressing season is … Continue reading »

Alzheimer’s Society report reveals the human cost of a social care system crippled by cuts

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Dementia Action Week 2018

News from our partners Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society is today (Tuesday 22 May 2018) launching a new report, Dementia – the true … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 29 May 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 29 … Continue reading »

Grant and loan available in Alveley and Romsley Parish for energy-efficiency projects

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Astley Solar Farm – Community Betterment Fund 2018 The Community Betterment Fund has been established to directly assist individual and community voluntary … Continue reading »

More carers needed for local children please!

21/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Foster Care Fortnight 2018 - the Fostering Network

The need for more carers for local children has never been more urgent. Nick Bardsley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services … Continue reading »

Shropshire servicewoman delivers aid through football

18/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Nigeria - kit

News from our partners Royal Air Force An RAF Officer from north Shropshire has organised a football match in Nigeria whilst serving … Continue reading »

New adult social care survey asks local people to tell us how they seek advice and support to keep themselves well

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Shropshire Council’s adult social care team have launched a survey to ask people across the county about the services and activities they use … Continue reading »

Enable celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week with additional funding

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Enable logo

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018) and Shropshire has been awarded extra funds to help people with serious mental … Continue reading »

Blue Butterfly Appeal will raise funds to support patients with dementia

18/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Butterflies - dementia

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) SaTH has announced a new fundraising campaign to support patients living … Continue reading »

Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke and Telford & Wrekin join forces in urgent search for local foster carers

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Fostering Fortnight 2018

Every year tens of thousands of children across the UK need someone to provide foster care in the event that they are … Continue reading »

Renovation complete as New Century Court re-opens in Oswestry

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News from our partners An important young people’s service in Oswestry has re-opened following an extensive refurbishment project carried out by Shropshire … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council reveals underspend for 2017/18

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Coins and bank notes

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce an underspend of just over £650,000 during 2017/18. This underspend, which follows a predicted overspend of … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 10 May 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 10 May 2018. Former … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 9 May 2018

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 9 May 2018. The Larches, … Continue reading »

Walking football team lend support for men’s health screening service

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Members of the Shrewsbury Walking Football Club, for players over the age … Continue reading »

Mental Health Awareness Week: Coronation Street story serves as a reminder that it’s OK to talk about suicide and mental health

16/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Coronation Street’s poignant story that centred around suicide, and the early days of suicide bereavement, serves as a reminder to Shropshire’s and … Continue reading »

Sports guests kick off national See and Hear event

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Sports guests kick off national See and Hear event Continue reading »

Take part in this survey and help tackle food poverty in Shropshire

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Take part in this survey and help tackle food poverty in Shropshire Continue reading »

Mental Health Awareness Week – Advice and support on hand at Let’s talk mental health event

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Local residents and practioners are invited to come along to Shropshire’s Let’s Talk Mental Health event at The Lantern, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 15 May 2018 Continue reading »

Feathers Hotel – Statement from Shropshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands

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In the interest of public safety, Shropshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) West Midlands have released the following statement Continue reading »

Libraries in Shropshire are highlighting Dementia Action Week 21-27 May

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Mental health - dementia - infographic, quoting the rising figures

Libraries in Shropshire are highlighting Dementia Action Week 21-27 May 2018 with a series of events for local people living with memory … Continue reading »

Meole Brace roundabout improvement work wins second award in a month

10/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
An aerial photo of Meole Brace roundabout after improvement work was completed

Work to improve Meole Brace roundabout in Shrewsbury has been named the winner of the ‘Best Small Project’ award in the Chartered … Continue reading »

Council to pay staff more to attract and retain staff

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Shropshire Council is proposing to increase staff pay to help retain those with essential skills and expertise, and attract others. This proposal, … Continue reading »

Police station relocations to increase collaboration and savings

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News from our partners Police and Crime Commissioner As part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s commitment to ensuring as much money is … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 2 May 2018, plus video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting yesterday (Wednesday 2 May 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

New renovation project at Greenacres takes flight thanks to support from trainees at the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury

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Greenacres

    A new renovation project at a local farm that provides learning and training opportunities for adults living with learning disabilities has … Continue reading »

People to be asked for views on proposed changes to children’s centre services

02/05/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
children in field

Plans to deliver children’s centres services from six new family hubs across Shropshire will go out to public consultation from 29 May … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 10 May 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 10 … Continue reading »

Entries now open for Shropshire architecture and building conservation awards

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The redeveloped visitor facilities at Attingham Park, near Shrewsbury

Applications are now being invited for the second annual Shropshire Council Conservation and Design Awards. Launched last year, the awards are intended … Continue reading »

Sir Andrew Motion at Ludlow Assembly Rooms, in partnership with Shropshire Libraries and Poetry on Loan

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Sir Andrew Motion

Shropshire Libraries are delighted to invite you to an evening with Sir Andrew Motion on Friday 8 June 2018 at 7.30pm at … Continue reading »

Titanic: Honour & Glory – relive the voyage at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer

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Discover and experience the story of the world’s most famous ocean liner this summer at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in the … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 9 May 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 Wednesday 9 … Continue reading »

Charity 5km Fun Run medal revealed by hospital trust

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SaTH medal

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) We are delighted to reveal our medal for The Shrewsbury and … Continue reading »

Innovative new homes opened in Ludlow

30/04/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
People with Beech Gardens, Ludlow homes

News from our partners Connexus, and South Shropshire Housing Association New independent living homes have been officially opened marking the end of … Continue reading »

Free workshop will explore the benefits of natural flood management

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Natural ways to manage the major challenge of flooding in Shropshire will be discussed at … Continue reading »

Age UK seeks volunteers in Oswestry and Ellesmere

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

Special lorries take to the streets to tackle Shropshire’s potholes

27/04/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
The two Roadmaster vehicles

Two specialist lorries have taken to the Shropshire streets to help tackle the high number of potholes on the county’s roads. The … Continue reading »

Grant and loan available in Alveley and Romsley Parish for energy-efficiency projects

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Astley Solar Farm – Community Betterment Fund 2018 The Community Betterment Fund has been established to directly assist individual and community voluntary … Continue reading »

Thirteen new affordable homes for Albrighton

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) STAR Housing is delighted to announce that it has just received … Continue reading »

Shropshire voluntary sector representatives to meet minister at Westminster

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Councillor Joyce Barrow

Representatives of Shropshire’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) will get the chance to make the government more aware of their important role … Continue reading »

See and Hear exhibition for people with sight or hearing impairments returns for eleventh successful year

25/04/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
See and Hear Exhibition

Shropshire’s See and Hear Exhibition will again be hosting a fantastic range of events and activities for people with sight and hearing … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s ‘Get Active, Feel Good’ programme celebrates relaunch after partnering with local charity Lingen Davies Cancer Fund

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Shropshire Council’s public health team celebrated the relaunch of its Get Active Feel Good programme last week, thanks to funding from the … Continue reading »

Exporting is key to rural growth: export hub to visit Ludlow

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Shropshire businesses interested in trading overseas are invited to learn, network and share ideas on board the Export Hub which will visit … Continue reading »

Work well underway to host one of UK’s largest celebration of people in recovery

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Work is now well underway to host one of the biggest celebrations of people in recovery in the UK.  The UK Recovery … Continue reading »

Brick History exhibition breaks records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An image of a father and his son looking at the Lego model of Rochester Castle with intrigue in the Brick History exhibition that was at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery from 12 February to 15 April 2018.

The hugely popular Brick History exhibition has broken visitor figure records at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. 18,697 people visited between 12 … Continue reading »

Rural community groups encouraged to bid for youth activity funding

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Community groups providing activities for young people in Shropshire’s most rural areas can bid for funding from next Monday (23 April 2018) … Continue reading »

Work to start on former Baptist chapel in Shifnal

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Baptist chapel in Shifnal - flats

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) STAR Housing are pleased to announce that our appointed builder, J. … Continue reading »

Thousands of bikers to head from Shrewsbury to Cosford on Sunday 22 April in Bike4Life charity ride

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Road users are being warned to expect some disruption in and around Shrewsbury on Sunday morning (22 April 2018), as the annual … Continue reading »

CREST-sponsored business award to highlight environmental work

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Businesses are being urged to highlight their environmental work by entering a new category in … Continue reading »

Mindfulness and meditation: combatting stress workshop at Severn Valley Country Park

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

Upgrading of Pride Hill in Shrewsbury set to begin on 30 April 2018

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Work to upgrade and enhance Pride Hill in Shrewsbury is set to begin on Monday 30 April [2018]. The work will start once … Continue reading »

Fish Day at Severn Valley Country Park this Sunday

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Shropshire Council and Severn Rivers Trust are hosting a wildlife discovery day with Severn Rivers Trust on Sunday 15 April at Severn … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 11 April 2018, plus 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 11 April 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Meole Brace roundabout improvement work shortlisted for two awards

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Work to improve Meole Brace roundabout in Shrewsbury has been shortlisted for two regional highways awards. The work was carried out between … Continue reading »

Armed Forces Covenant grant secured for veteran hubs

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Ministry of Defence funding will strengthen delivery of the covenant across the West Mercia region Herefordshire Council has accepted a £246,820 grant … Continue reading »

Putting Shropshire on the map: Sir John Peace visits the county

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Sir John Peace (right) talks to Peter Nutting, Shropshire Council’s Leader.

Sir John Peace, Chair of the Midlands Engine and Maria Machancoses, Director, Midlands Connect, visited the county last week (Monday 26 March … Continue reading »

Crime writers takeover of Shrewsbury Library

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Shropshire Libraries logo

On Friday 13 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018, the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) are holding their annual conference* in Shrewsbury, … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 3 April 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 3 April 2018. Barns at … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 12 April 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 12 … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number seven – Councillor David Minnery

03/04/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Councillor David Minnery

In this short video, David Minnery, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for finance, talks about his work as a Cabinet member and councillor, … Continue reading »

New partnership takes on responsibility for maintaining Shropshire’s roads

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A new partnership responsible for delivering a wide range of highways maintenance and environmental maintenance services in Shropshire begins work this Sunday … Continue reading »

NHS gets funding green light for new buildings, wards and beds

29/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Department of Health & Social Care £760 million of capital funding, announced at Autumn Budget, is being allocated … Continue reading »

£300m new funding to transform hospital services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

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News from our partners NHS Future Fit Half a million people living in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales are set … Continue reading »

Communities defeat terrorism

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News from our partners National Counter Terrorism Security Office With the enduring terrorist threat, it is now more important than ever that … Continue reading »

Make your voice heard at Shropshire Older People’s Assembly

29/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin (Age UK STW) The spring meeting of the Shropshire Older People’s Assembly … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council announces its Gender Pay Gap figures

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Shropshire Council has today (Thursday 29 March 2018) announced its Gender Pay Gap. The figures have been published in response to new … Continue reading »

Exciting things are happening at Severn Valley Country Park this Easter

27/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Sarah Fortune, Severn Valley Country Park

Shropshire Council rangers are having an egg-cellent time preparing for all the fun activities happening this Easter at Severn Valley Country Park. … Continue reading »

How do you manage conflict so that it has a positive rather than a negative impact on your workplace?

27/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Shropshire HR advice

Shropshire HR breakfast briefing: managing conflict Wednesday 2 May 2018, 9am-10.30am at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. Join our HR team for a complimentary … Continue reading »

Ideas and history on working with textiles all sewn up at University Centre Shrewsbury study day

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury From smocks and tatting to workers’ experiences in the Shrewsbury Flaxmill and the cotton mills … Continue reading »

Helping local people stay well this Easter

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Helping people to have a cracking time this Easter, Shropshire CCG has some tips … Continue reading »

Over 10,000 visit Brick History exhibition in first month

27/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Brick History at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Brick History exhibition is off to a flying start in its first month at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery with over … Continue reading »

Pensioner to have genetic code mapped to help find cure for generative rare disease

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust A pensioner from Wellington is having his genetic code mapped to help … Continue reading »

Urgent appeal for blood donations this Easter

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News from our partners Public Health England Recent bad weather led to the cancellation of some blood donation sessions and between 6,000-7,000 … Continue reading »

Small mammal trapping at Severn Valley Country Park

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Yellow-necked mice

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming Sam Devine-Turner from the Shropshire Mammal Group to give … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council welcomes £1.86m of government pothole funding

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Shropshire Council has welcomed the award of almost £1.86m from the Department for Transport (DfT) to help repair potholes and protect the … Continue reading »

Blind patient working with doctors and nurses to improve ophthalmology services at SaTH

23/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Mother-of-four Julie lost her sight five years ago and finds tasks as … Continue reading »

Introducing the newly-integrated public health nursing service

23/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Public health nursing service launch

News from our partners Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust  New-look health services for children and young people in Shropshire were unveiled on … Continue reading »

National award for Much Wenlock Flood Alleviation Scheme

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Much Wenlock’s £2 million Flood Alleviation Scheme has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. The scheme – which has seen the … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 3 April 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 3 … Continue reading »

Hedgehog footprint tunnels at The Mere in Ellesmere

22/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Hedgehog footprint tunnel

Shropshire Council rangers at The Mere in Ellesmere are delighted to be welcoming Stuart Edmunds from The Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Chairman … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 15 March 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 March 2018. Harlyn, … Continue reading »

Come and have afternoon tea and share your experiences of local cancer services

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Telford & Wrekin CCG People in Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, are … Continue reading »

Cabinet agrees recommendations to secure the future of Ludlow Assembly Rooms for generations to come

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Recommendations which will allow Ludlow Assembly Rooms to continue to remain one of Ludlow’s key cultural assets were approved by Cabinet today … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 21 March 2018, plus video of meeting

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 21 March 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Blog: World Social Work Day – a social worker’s story

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Tanya Miles, Shropshire Council's head of adult social care

In recognition of World Social Work Day we are sharing stories from our social work teams. In this blog Tanya Miles, head … Continue reading »

Showcasing Shropshire to the world at real estate show

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MIPIM - team photo

Last week (Thursday 15 March 2018), Shropshire was showcased to the world as part of the Midlands UK and Marches Local Enterprise … Continue reading »

Innovative nursing conference to be held on 15 May 2018

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group An innovative health / nursing conference by Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries are autism-friendly libraries

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Autism-friendly logo

Shropshire Libraries are proud to launch Autism-Friendly Libraries, to celebrate World Autism Awareness Week (26 March 2018 – 2 April 2018). With … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s Place Overview Committee to help shape Shrewsbury Big Town Plan

19/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Shrewsbury Big Town Plan - station view

Shropshire Council’s Place Overview Committee will help shape the future development and priorities of Shrewsbury, as part of the Shrewsbury Big Town … Continue reading »

Wilfred Owen 100: Great Shropshire war poet remembered

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Sunday 18 March will mark the famous Wilfred Owen’s 125th birthday. 4 November this year marks the centenary of the day that … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 13 March 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. Proposed residential development … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Goldwing Light Parade in aid of Shropshire Autism Hub

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News from our partners Shropshire Autism Hub On Saturday 7 April 2018 up to 60 Honda Goldwing motorcycles will be parading around … Continue reading »

Local charity awards grant to Shropshire Council to support patients during and after cancer

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Local charity Lingen Davies Cancer Fund has pledged £240,100 to fund Shropshire Council’s “Get Active, Feel Good” programme for the next three years. … Continue reading »

Shropshire – an important cog in the Midlands Engine

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MIPIM - team photo

Many know Shropshire for its vibrant market towns and beautiful countryside. It’s a truly special place to live, work and visit and … Continue reading »

Clues, red herrings and whodunnits at the centre of two free events

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Clues, red herrings and whodunnits will be at the centre of two free events at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) focusing on sleuths … Continue reading »

Specialist contractor chosen to build new skate park in Whitchurch

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Over the last 10 years Shropshire Council, Whitchurch Town Council and many others have been talking the possibility of having a skate … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council seeks views on Gambling Act Licensing Policy

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Shropshire Council, as the licensing authority for Shropshire, has begun a consultation process on its ‘Statement of Principles’ under provisions contained in … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 15 March 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 »

Choosing care is one of life’s most stressful decisions

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Healthwatch Shropshire is supporting #CareAware, a national campaign launched by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The … Continue reading »

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin launches new dementia respite service

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Dementia currently affects around 800,000 people in the UK and this is … Continue reading »

Housing team officers commended for work with rough sleepers, at Shropshire policing area awards evening

09/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Housing services team awards - rough sleepers

News published jointly with our partners Shrewsbury Ark and West Mercia Police Two Shropshire Council housing officers, Rob Caffery and Teri Dunham, … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council working flat out to deal with high number of potholes

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Shropshire Council is working flat out to deal with the high and increasing number of potholes caused by fluctuating winter temperatures. Each … Continue reading »

Volunteers needed in Ludlow and south Shropshire by Age UK

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News from our partners Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is a local charity providing a … Continue reading »

Library service delivering exciting new Culture Offer during Shakespeare Week – 12-18 March 2018

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Culture Offer logo

Shropshire Libraries are joining with other library services in the West Midlands to launch an exciting new Culture Offer during Shakespeare Week … Continue reading »

Old Worcester Road, Bridgnorth and A442 road junction recent change

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In response to road safety concerns at the junction of Old Worcester Road, Bridgnorth with the A442, a “No Entry” Traffic Regulation Order … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 6 March 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 6 March 2018. Land adjoining … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 13 March 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 »

Local ambition and an international vision – it’s full steam ahead for Shropshire’s economic growth plans

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Champion & Reeves chocolates makers

Supporting businesses, providing the necessary infrastructure and attracting inward investment, provide a key focus of Shropshire Council’s economic growth strategy. And, just … Continue reading »

Video aims to help attract country’s best children’s social workers to Shropshire

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Shropshire Council has produced a video to help attract the country’s best children’s social workers to Shropshire. Shropshire Council is currently recruiting … Continue reading »

Volunteers needed to support older people in Alveley and Much Wenlock

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

Shropshire Archives to hold volunteer showcase event

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Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives is opening for a special volunteer showcase event on Saturday 17 March 2018 to highlight the work of … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council adopts Enterprise Car Club to cut staff travel costs

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News from our partners, Enterprise Shropshire Council has begun a pilot programme with Enterprise Car Club to provide its employees with a … Continue reading »

The Last Supper comes to University Centre Shrewsbury

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University Centre Shrewsbury welcomes Reckless Sleepers

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury A team of event management students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) are set to host … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s finest international athletes receive recognition awards

05/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Athletes who won awards

Shropshire Council hosted the John Beswick International Awards Evening on Tuesday 27 February 2018. During the evening 33 of Shropshire’s finest international … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert: update on disruptions to council services and cold weather advice

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as of Friday 2 March 2018 11.30am. Continue reading »

Gritting and road closure update – Friday 2 March, 10.30am

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This is the situation regarding gritting and road closures in the Shropshire Council area, as at 10.30 on Friday 2 March. All … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert: update on disruptions to council services and cold weather advice

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Update as of 5:00pm Thursday 1 March. Continue reading »

New technology supports new mums in the West Midlands to breastfeed

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News from our partners Public Health England (PHE) Fewer than half of babies in England are breastfed at 6-8 weeks 24/7 Breastfeeding … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert: update on disruptions to council services and cold weather advice

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Snow and cold weather is affecting schools, roads and some council services. School closures For information about any school closures due to bad … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s website now back up and running

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Shropshire Council is pleased to report that its website is now fully operational, and it will be working so that parents can … Continue reading »

Enjoy a University sci-fi extravaganza on best-known Philip K Dick novel and Blade Runner adaptations

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury People can delve into the world of science fiction at a free University Centre Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Rough sleepers in the present cold weather in Shrewsbury

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Joint news from Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Ark  Many of the people we are working with, and particularly those sleeping on the … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 28 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 28 February 2018). To see the full agenda and papers, click … Continue reading »

Creative and Digital Media Apprentice

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Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Don’t miss this apprenticeship opportunity! We’re looking for a bright, inquisitive and passionate … Continue reading »

Winter advice on hand to help you stay safe and well during the cold spell

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Pharmacy team

As the ‘Beast from the East’ continues to affect Shropshire, health teams across the county along with PHE Extreme Events team, are … Continue reading »

Free HR advice for small and medium-sized businesses

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Shropshire HR advice

Shropshire HR, run by Shropshire Council, is offering businesses free advice on HR, recruitment and team development as part of a session … Continue reading »

Reach for the STARs – Apprentice Communications Support Officer

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Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing apprenticeship opportunity

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? Don’t miss this apprenticeship opportunity! Shropshire Council is looking for a bright and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Family History Society support for Shropshire Archives intern

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Shropshire Family History Society are funding an Archives intern post based at Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives. The funding will allow Meriel Lees, … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Wyle Cop improvement works delayed by cold weather

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Due to the forecast of very low night-time temperatures, the planned work to resurface the road between Wyle Cop and English Bridge in … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 6 March 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 6 … Continue reading »

New life-saving defibrillator in Gobowen, part-funded by Community Chest

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New defibrillator in Gobowen

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) A new life-saving defibrillator has recently been installed by Gobowen Parish … Continue reading »

Meet our Cabinet members: number six – Councillor Steve Davenport

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In this short video Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, talks about his work as a Cabinet member … Continue reading »

Enable shortlisted for 2018 Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative Awards

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Shropshire Council’s supported employment service, Enable, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards for their IPS Mental … Continue reading »

It’s a ‘Yes’ for Oswestry Business Improvement District

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News from our partners Oswestry Business Improvement District (BID) Group Businesses in Oswestry are celebrating following the announcement that the Yes vote … 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 urging people in the wintry conditions to check on older friends, family and neighbours who … Continue reading »

Would you like to help improve your maternity services?

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News from our partners NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group Women and families across Shropshire who have recently used maternity services are invited … Continue reading »

Midlands UK event programme to showcase investment opportunities on the world stage at MIPIM 2018

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Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury - artist's impression of future

News from our partners Midlands UK More than 50 presentations, panel events and receptions taking place over three days Region to present … Continue reading »

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

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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

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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

17/01/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

16/01/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

15/01/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

02/10/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

02/10/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

02/10/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

30/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

29/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

29/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

29/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

28/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

27/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

25/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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?

22/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

22/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

21/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

21/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

19/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

18/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

18/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

18/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

18/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

17/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

15/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

15/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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

14/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

13/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

13/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

12/09/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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 »