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Scale model of Darwin’s HMS Beagle goes on display at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

12/02/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating Charles Darwin’s birthday (12 February) with a new exhibit kindly donated by local model maker, Ron Batson. Ron visited the Museum just after it moved to the Music Hall and offered to build a … Continue reading »

Invitation to joint supplier engagement briefing – broadband providers

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The Marches Broadband projects are committed to improving broadband connectivity across the Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Telford & Wrekin areas. The projects (Connecting Shropshire, Fastershire and Superfast Telford) are working together to secure European Funding in order to provide subsidies to SMEs … Continue reading »

ShropDoc and Big Conversation on the StrettonDale LJC agenda on 25 February

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The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 25 February 2016 at 7pm in the Silvester Horne Institute. ShropDoc and Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation are top of the agenda. A representative from the Clinical Commissioning … Continue reading »

Patients to get opportunity to share views about hospital services at Listening Events

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Patients will have the opportunity to share their views about hospital services at Listening Events which will take place in local communities over the next couple of months. Local independent … Continue reading »

Get involved in Day of Action in Condover on Wednesday 17 February

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Condover and its surrounding villages are to benefit from a “Day of Action”, which takes place in Condover Village Hall on Wednesday 17 February 2016 from 11am to 3pm. The Day of Action will provide local residents with the opportunity … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing shortlisted for UK Housing Awards 2016

10/02/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) have been shortlisted for the UK Housing Awards 2016 in the category of Outstanding New Developer of the Year. The shortlisting is in recognition for … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on Wednesday 10 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 10 February 2016). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury town centre improvement plans to go on display

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Plans to boost Shrewsbury town centre by reducing traffic and making it easier for drivers and pedestrians to get into and around the town go on display this Friday (12 February 2016). The plans are part of the Shrewsbury integrated … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to hear views of children in care

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Children and young people in the care of Shropshire Council will make their voices heard by councillors and council officers when a special meeting is held at Shirehall next Tuesday (16 February). Protecting vulnerable children has been identified as a … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 4 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 4 February 2016. Land at Great Ryton, Shrewsbury (15/03259/REM) Reserved matters application (layout, appearance, scale and landscaping) pursuant to 14/03221/OUT for … Continue reading »

Free event to place the focus on arguments surrounding anti-doping

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Jason Mazanov An international expert on the management of drugs in sport is visiting University Centre Shrewsbury to share his insights and pose the question of “Does Anti-Doping Do More Harm Than … Continue reading »

Anyone for tennis talk, and close-up with the sport’s ‘World Cup’

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  News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Victorious Team GB after beating Belgium to win the Davis Cup – photo courtesy of Getty Images Sports fans will have the chance to get up close to the ‘World Cup of … Continue reading »

“The Only Way is Open” – sustainable business talk at University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Alice Elliott “You are not alone”- that’s the message to businesses at a free University Centre Shrewsbury session this month which explores ways to be more efficient, resilient and engaging by developing ideas and … Continue reading »

Children urged to be cyber smart as part of Safer Internet Day awareness drive

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police Officers will be championing the importance of staying safe in the virtual world this week when talking to children at schools across West Mercia and Warwickshire force area to mark … Continue reading »

Council proposes student accommodation quality accreditation mark

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A new accreditation scheme is set to be introduced by Shropshire Council this year (2016) to promote high safety standards in private accommodation for students. The council is asking landlords, residents and other interested groups or individuals for their opinion on … Continue reading »

Have your say on emotional well-being services

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News from our partners Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Young people, carers, parents and stakeholders are being urged to have their say on emotional wellbeing services across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire. Telford & Wrekin CCG and Shropshire … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council says thank you to schoolchildren for helping to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

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Children at Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury and at Woodside Academy in Oswestry were commended by Shropshire Councillors for taking part in the recent Holocaust Memorial Day cherry tree ceremonies organised by the council on 27 January 2016. Mark Michaels … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries Reader in Residence celebration with Deborah Alma at Craven Arms Library

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People in Craven Arms and surrounding area were able to enjoy their very own ‘reader in residence’, funded by West Midlands Readers Network (WMRN), as part of a regional programme that links artists with libraries. Deborah Alma, Emergency Poet, led … Continue reading »

Public consultation for proposed new housing development in Ludlow announced

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News from our partners Purcell A public consultation for a new housing development in Ludlow town centre will take place on Tuesday 9 February 2016. The public is invited to meet the developer Purcell who is leading the Stone House … Continue reading »

Dog fouling in Ludlow: “We’re Watching You” campaign

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News from our partners Ludlow Town Council Shropshire Council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in a bid to reduce dog fouling in key problem areas throughout Shropshire. An ‘edgy and uncompromising’ dog fouling campaign was launched … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock and Shipton LJC meeting: join the Big Conversation

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Residents of Much Wenlock, Easthope, Shipton and Stanton Long are invited to the next Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 7pm at Priory Hall, Much Wenlock, where they will be able to have their say … Continue reading »

New collection boxes unveiled on the streets of Shrewsbury

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News from Team Shrewsbury Four metal collection boxes are now in place in Shrewsbury town centre – to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town’s streets. Located … Continue reading »

Local charity benefits from Christmas tree recycling

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News from our partners Veolia Residents in Shropshire recycled nearly 4,000 real Christmas trees in the first three weeks of January 2016. Veolia in Shropshire, the waste contractor for Shropshire Council, have donated £3,000 to locally based charity Caring for … Continue reading »

Time to Talk Day – 4 February 2016

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Shropshire’s Health and Well-being Board and partners are supporting Time to Talk Day, as part of a campaign to get the nation talking about mental health and to end misconceptions and stigma around the topic. Time to Talk Day takes … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 2 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 2 February 2016. Development land east of Garridge Close, Albrighton (14/03657/OUT) Outline application for residential development (to include access)  Decision: That planning … Continue reading »

Love walking, love yourself! Free walks in Shropshire this month

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People looking to make new friends, enjoy some fresh air and get some free gentle exercise are being invited to join one of many free walks led by experienced volunteers across Shropshire. Provided under Shropshire Council’s Walking for Health scheme, … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 26 January 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 January 2016. Land west of London Road, Woore (15/04397/REM) Approval of Reserved Matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant … Continue reading »

February half-term events at Severn Valley Country Park

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Staff at Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February 2016 half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 13 February and Sunday 21 February from 11am-4pm. Tasty cakes, made to order sandwiches, … Continue reading »

Free English Civil War lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Jonathan Worton will be presenting the Civil War lecture at Rowley’s House The often overlooked events of the English Civil War in Shropshire will be brought to the fore by a county … Continue reading »

Friends of Lord Hill’s Column Chairman to march 75 miles for Lord Hill’s statue

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News from The Friends of Lord Hill’s Column Rev’d Richard Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of Lord Hill’s Column, will walk 75 miles from Lord Uxbridge’s column in Anglesey to Lord Hill’s column in Shrewsbury to raise money for the … Continue reading »

Climb Shrewsbury’s highest monument in 2016

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News from the Friends of Lord Hill’s Column Lord Hill’s Column, opposite Shirehall in Shrewsbury, will once again be open to the public during 2016. Last year over 1,300 people climbed the 172 steps to see the remarkable views from … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January: Maria

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anne-Marie

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Continue reading »

Celebrating Dignity Action Day

28/01/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) will hold a be celebrating Dignity Action Day at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford on Monday 1 February which is led by the National Dignity Council. Continue reading »

Winter planning helps hospitals deal with demand

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Plans put in place for winter have meant Shropshire’s two acute hospitals have so far coped better than last year Continue reading »

Tackling infections in Shropshire’s acute hospitals

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Shropshire’s two acute hospitals have not seen a case of MRSA bacteraemia and the most serious hospital-acquired pressure ulcers for more than eight months, figures show this week. Continue reading »

People of Shrewsbury to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

28/01/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Shrewsbury. The town is set to host its fourth Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20 March, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud by entering now at www.sportrelief.com. Continue reading »

Applications going to central planning committee – 4 February 2016

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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 4 February 2016 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

The Vikings are coming to Shrewsbury… and they’re nearly here!

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An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery next month (Monday 8 February 2016), and … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Joanne

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Joanne – a further update (scripted Thursday 21 January):- Well they say it takes 21 days of healthy eating and working out for it to become … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council thanks residents for Big Conversation responses

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Shropshire Council would like to thank everyone who took part in the councils Big Conversation Survey. The first view of the results have now been collated. Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Jo

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Jo (scripted Thursday 14 January):- So New Year arrived and I made all of the usual promises to myself to drink less, lose weight and … Continue reading »

Second World War pilot to share experiences in University Centre Shrewsbury lecture

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A Second World War pilot who was the sole survivor when his aircraft was hit during his 19th mission – detonating the 4000lb bomb on board – will share his military experiences at a lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Applications going to south planning committee – 2 February 2016

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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 2 February 2016, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. … Continue reading »

Support for people with sight loss in Ludlow

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Ludlow Sight Loss Opportunity Group is encouraging people to attend its regular events which offer vital information, advice, friendship and support to those with visual loss. Continue reading »

Council cherry tree ceremonies to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

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Children from Mereside Church of England Primary School in Shrewsbury will be lighting a candle to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January 2016. Continue reading »

Storytelling evening at Severn Valley Country Park on 11 February

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Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming professional storyteller Sal Tonge for an evening of ‘dark stories for winters nights’ on Thursday 11 February, starting at 7.30pm. During the evening visitors can expect some shiver some tales … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anne-Marie

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anne-Marie – an update (scripted Monday 18 January):- Since I last blogged I have gone through another two weekends of Dry January. So far so good.  I … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Niki

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Niki (scripted Wednesday 13 January):- So far so good, I am not too dehydrated yet, but have put on a considerable amount of weight purely … Continue reading »

Good Companions Lunch Club in Ludlow continues this year

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Shropshire Council is inviting people who live with dementia and their carers along to its Good Companions Lunch Club on Tuesday 9 February 2016 from 12.30pm to 2.30pm at Helena Lane in Ludlow. The club, which takes place every second … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council issues its latest financial strategy

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Shropshire Council has today (Friday 22 January 2016) issued its latest Financial Strategy 2015/16 – 2020/21, which sets out how it plans to tackle the biggest financial challenge in over a generation. The Financial Strategy was presented at a special … Continue reading »

Childhood cold or flu – do you know the difference?

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It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across Shropshire. But as a parent, how do you tell the difference? Symptoms of a cold include a runny or blocked nose, sore … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Joanne

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Joanne – an update (scripted Wednesday 13 January):- Well, I was expecting the first ‘proper’ weekend of January to be a real challenge, but I was … Continue reading »

With Flu on the rise, it’s not too late to vaccinate

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Health teams across Shropshire are reminding people it’s not too late to get a free flu jab if they’re in an ‘at risk’ group. Continue reading »

Libraries promoting Cancer Talk Week: 25 to 29 January 2016

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Macmillan’s Cancer Talk Week takes place Monday 25 January to Friday 29 January 2016, and Shropshire Libraries is highlighting the addition to their health zones of Macmillan Cancer support leaflets. Customised leaflet stands, specifically made by Macmillan for Shropshire Libraries, are … Continue reading »

National Libraries Day 2016

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People are invited to celebrate and support Shropshire Libraries by visiting your local library on National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February 2016. Find out about the variety of services on offer and the difference that public libraries make to … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Sarah

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Sarah (scripted Wednesday 13 January):- I have to say it’s a bit of a struggle at the moment. I have had days when I’ve wanted to … Continue reading »

Very good results for Shropshire’s 2015 GCSE students

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Shropshire’s GCSE students and their teachers have been congratulated as new figures show that 2015 was another good year for GCSE results. The GSCE league tables published today (Thursday 21 January 2016) indicate that 56.5% of students across the county … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anna

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anna – an update (scripted Tuesday 12 January):- Day 12 and feeling tired, a little stressed with work, but otherwise good from Dry January.  Enjoying drinking … Continue reading »

Advice on Norovirus this winter

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News from our partners, local NHS Trusts People planning to visit hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Shropshire are being asked to stay away if they have experienced any symptoms of Norovirus. Norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug, … Continue reading »

Free Battle of Shrewsbury lecture hosted by University Centre

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The venue, Rowley’s House, and lecturer, Dr Philip Morgan. The question of what happened to the bodies after the Battle of Shrewsbury will be explored by a medieval warfare expert at a free … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 26 January 2016

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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 January 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Shropshire public to have their say at rail consultation event

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News from our partners West Midlands Rail Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Shropshire will be able to have their say on the future of the region’s rail services at a public event in Shrewsbury tonight (Tuesday 19 January 2016). … Continue reading »

South Shropshire businesses and groups encouraged to bid for funding

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Press release from Southern Shropshire LEADER Programme Businesses, groups and organisations in south Shropshire have until Monday 8 February 2016 to apply for funding on offer through the Southern Shropshire LEADER programme – with future funding rounds set to open later in … Continue reading »

Michelin-starred West Midlands chef Glynn Purnell encourages region’s kids to get ‘Sugar Smart’

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News from our partners Public Health England Award-winning chef goes back to Bishop Wilson Primary to show kids at his former school how to cut back on sugar, with the help of Change4Life This January (2016), a new Change4Life campaign … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Michelle

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Michelle (scripted Monday 11 January):- Well I have passed day 10 and a third of the way through – why does everyone on TV seem to … Continue reading »

Refurbishment of Shifnal Library ready for transfer to the town council

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Shifnal Library and Customer Service Point will be temporarily closed from Monday 1 February 2016 for refurbishment, as part of the transfer of the library to Shifnal Town Council. The transfer follows a public consultation led by Shropshire Council, in … Continue reading »

Armed Forces Covenant re-branded

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The Armed Forces Covenant has redeveloped its brand to enable it to communicate more effectively with the public, but primarily, the Armed Forces community. Prior to its revamp, the Armed Forces Covenant was recognisable via two separate logos which represented … Continue reading »

Winter health awareness events: staying well this winter

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) The local NHS in Shropshire is working to share winter messages that will help support communities and individuals to keep fit and healthy through winter. You are invited to attend one … Continue reading »

New scheme launched to help Shrewsbury’s homeless and tackle begging

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A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town’s streets. The Alternative Giving scheme has been set up by the … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Cathy

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Cathy (scripted Thursday 7 January):- I thought this challenge would be easy, because I only drink one or two drinks at the weekend … Continue reading »

Free public lecture on controversial World War I general

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Sir Douglas Haig University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting a free lecture by a renowned historian from the Imperial War Museum on one of the most controversial British generals of all time. People are … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury students contribute to Fairtrade work

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Holly-Elizabeth Smith (left) and Faye Wiggins University Centre Shrewsbury students are contributing to global work to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. Undergraduates Holly-Elizabeth Smith and Faye Wiggins are volunteering for … Continue reading »

Mobile phone coverage in the spotlight at high-level meeting in Shropshire

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Shropshire Council’s Deputy Leader Steve Charmley hosted a meeting today (Friday 15 January 2016) with Ofcom and the mobile network operators to highlight the need to improve mobile phone signal coverage in the county. The meeting was a follow-up to … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anne-Marie

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anne-Marie (scripted Friday 8 January):- I have done Dry January for the last couple of years for no other reason than that I thought … Continue reading »

New hotline launches for pregnant women

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Improvements have been made to the way women who suffer complications during their pregnancy can access care and support in Shropshire. Women are now able to call a new hotline … Continue reading »

Health officials work together to improve Wi-Fi access for patients and staff

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Health officials are working together to improve access to Wi-Fi for patients and staff at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. Officials from Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) offered to … Continue reading »

Council proposes variation to Hackney carriage and private hire licence fees

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Shropshire Council is proposing to vary its fees in relation to the licensing of Hackney carriage proprietors and drivers and for private hire vehicles, operators and drivers. The council is advising all those drivers and operators who may be affected … Continue reading »

New directors appointed to Board of ip&e Ltd

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Two new directors have today (Thursday 14 January 2016) been appointed to the Board of ip&e Ltd. Steph Jackson and Helen Powell, both senior officers within the council, bring with them a wealth of experience of company law and how … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Barry

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Barry (scripted Friday 8 January):- Hearing and reading of people’s struggles with giving up alcohol it seems sleepless nights, nightmares and vivid dreams are relatively common, … Continue reading »

Have your say: rail services in the next West Midlands franchise

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News from our partners West Midlands Rail The Department for Transport and West Midlands Rail (representing 14 partner authorities of the West Midlands area, including Shropshire Council) are seeking your views on the future of rail services and stations provided … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Lee

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Lee (scripted Thursday 7 January):- I decided to do Dry January this year, mainly to help me lose weight, as it always seems easier to … Continue reading »

Join the Big Conversation at Broseley LJC meeting

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Residents in the Broseley and Barrow area are invited to the Broseley and Barrow Local Joint Committee meeting on Wednesday 20 January, where they will be able to join in Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation. This is Shropshire Council’s biggest conversation to … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Joanne

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Joanne (scripted Monday 4 January):- I have done Dry January for about 6 years now, even before it was a national campaign, as … Continue reading »

Met Office forecasts colder weather: guidance issued for West Midlands

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News from our partners Public Health England As colder weather sweeps across much of the country The Met Office has today (Monday 11 January 2016) issued a Level 2 cold weather alert for the West Midlands.  Dr Angie Bone of … Continue reading »

Find out more about Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package at local forum

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The next Severn Loop Local Forum is on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 7pm at The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ND. Agenda items include an update on the progress of the Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package, local … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Penny

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Penny (scripted Thurs 7 Jan):- Week one done. Boom! Easy peasy; same as last year. The overindulgences of the Christmas period has meant that … Continue reading »

Number of children in care falls in Shropshire Council area

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The number of children in Shropshire Council’s care has fallen this year, latest figures show. There are currently 299 children in care in the Shropshire Council area, a fall from 313 in March 2015. And for the first time more … Continue reading »

Cold weather alert: advice on hand for people to keep safe and well this winter

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With the a cold weather front approaching this weekend, health teams across Shropshire are urging residents across the county to keep warm and well this winter. Severe cold weather can be dangerous, and keeping yourself warm throughout the winter months … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery gets ready for a busy 2016

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has a brand new season of exhibitions and events to entice visitors though its doors during the early part of 2016. Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anna

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anna (scripted Mon 4 Jan):- Signing up has been quick and easy. Only on day 4, and managing to consume more water than usual … Continue reading »

Council releases key findings of Shrewsbury swimming consultation

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Shropshire Council has released a summary of the high level key findings following its recent consultation to gather people’s views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. Continue reading »

Leader announces change in Cabinet members

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The Leader of Shropshire Council, Councillor Malcolm Pate, has today (Friday 8 January) announced changes to his Cabinet. Continue reading »

Shifnal Town Council submit their Neighbourhood Plan to Shropshire Council

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News from our partners Shifnal Town Council Councillor Robert Harrop, Mayor of Shifnal, hands over the Shifnal Neighbourhood Plan to Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council. Shifnal Town Council approved the Shifnal Neighbourhood Plan 2014-2026 for submission to Shropshire Council … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Jane

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Jane (scripted Tues 5 Jan):- Building up to the big day: Didn’t order any more alcohol after my Christmas order, thought I’d better drink myself out … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Helen

06/01/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Helen (scripted Mon 4 Jan):-  Why?: well, neither of us drink that much but the weekly bottle of wine for me has increased … Continue reading »

10 months imprisonment for rogue trading

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At Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 5 January 2016), Affordable Property Solutions Ltd and its sole director Frederick Marsh were sentenced to a £4,000 fine and a custodial sentence of 10 months imprisonment respectively, following the conclusion of a public … Continue reading »

Small grants available for youth activities in Craven Arms

05/01/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council, through the Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC), has a small pot of funding to deliver one-off grants to local organisations or individuals interested in providing or enhancing existing youth activities for 10- to 19-year-olds (up … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Ray Hughes

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Ray Hughes, active travel and road safety officer:-   Day 4 and it’s going well – no relapses yet. My main reasons for taking … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury and Energize strengthen partnership

04/01/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Left to right: UCS student Robert Rowlands; Chris Child, Energize Chief Executive; Anna Sutton, Provost of UCS and Ben Harper, Energize Senior Sports Manager. University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) and Energize Shropshire, Telford & … Continue reading »

Guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill on 2 March 2016

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Shropshire Council’s rangers from Severn Valley Country Park have organised a guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill on Wednesday 2 March 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm. The circular walk starts at Severn Valley Country Park and follows a route through … Continue reading »

Guided walk exploring Eardington Nature Reserve on 25 January

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Shropshire Council invites you to start the New Year in a healthy way and join the outdoor recreation service on a 9-mile guided walk on Monday 25 January 2016 from Eardington Local Nature Reserve. The walk will explore the hamlet of … Continue reading »

Proposal for traffic signals to help control HGVs on A4169 Sheinton Street in Much Wenlock

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Shropshire Council has been made aware, over a number of years, of incidents that occur with HGVs on A4169 Sheinton Street in Much Wenlock, where the carriageway is particularly narrow. Through the council’s Road Safety Policy, funding has been found … Continue reading »

Recycle your real Christmas tree and help Caring for God’s Acre

04/01/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Veolia Veolia, the waste contractor for Shropshire Council, is urging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees. For every Christmas tree that is recycled, Veolia will be making a generous donation to the charity Caring for … Continue reading »

Over 6,681 people living in Shropshire are living a life blighted by chronic smoking-related lung diseases

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News from ip&e’s Help2Change and our partners Public Health England Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an umbrella term for serious and progressive lung diseases, can severely impact quality of life and led to over 13,242 hospital admissions in the West Midlands in … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 22 December 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 December 2015. Land adjacent to Woodbury, Hengoed, Oswestry, SY10 7EU (13/02994/OUT) Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling to include … Continue reading »

How Fish Climb Trees

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‘How Fish Climb Trees’ is an exciting and innovative project which has been developed in partnership by A4U and Ignition Arts. The project will establish a high quality Theatre Company for members of Shropshire Autism Hub. Continue reading »

Have your say on Shropshire’s budget consultation

23/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Now in the final year of its current three-year Medium Term Financial Plan, Shropshire Council is seeking the views of residents and organisations on its budget for 2016/17. In addition to the wider aspirations of the Big Conversation, the council … Continue reading »

New Year’s message from Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council

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May I take this opportunity to wish everyone in Shropshire a very happy and prosperous New Year. The new year is going to be a very challenging time for the council, because the unprecedented scale of cuts from the Government … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Penny Bason

23/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Penny Bason, Shropshire Council’s health and well-being co-ordinator, talks about looking forward to a healthier New Year:- I am much looking forward to … Continue reading »

Make sure elderly neighbours stay well over Christmas

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With the festive season almost upon us, residents in Shropshire are being asked to take time to check on elderly neighbours who may be alone or vulnerable this Christmas. Many older people may find themselves on their own for the … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council vows to support the safest and best health service for all Shropshire residents

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‘Shropshire Council continues to ensure the whole of Shropshire receives the best and safest health services across the whole of the county.’ That pledge was made at Full Council on Thursday 17 December 2015, following the recent announcement of Telford … Continue reading »

Thanks expressed as trailblazing term draws to a close

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Russ Millhouse, Head of Secretariat and Student Support A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) leader has thanked community members, students and partner organisations for their ideas and enthusiasm as a trailblazing term draws to … Continue reading »

Police issue warning over MDMA tablets

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police are warning people of the dangers of taking any illegal drugs, and the risks associated with not knowing the content of what they are taking. … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Charlotte Cadwallader

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Charlotte Cadwallader, Shropshire Council’s public health and well-being officer, encourages people to get involved:- For many people, drinking small amounts of alcohol … Continue reading »

Pedestrians: take care on the roads this Christmas

21/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire With the shortest day of the year upon us, the Safer Roads Partnership is reminding pedestrians to think about their safety on the roads this Christmas – particularly … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 22 December 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 December 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury 2016 public events programme unveiled

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Anna Sutton, Provost, and Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) leaders have unveiled an exciting and wide-ranging line-up of public events for 2016, featuring its distinguished academics and eminent guests. … Continue reading »

Orchid expert makes a return visit to Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are happy to welcome back orchid expert Phil Seaton on the evening of Wednesday 13 January 2016. Phil will be speaking about his passion for orchids across the world, focusing mainly on … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s £6.4m economy boost since 2013

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News from our partners Impetus New figures for Shropshire show that, in the last two and a half years since mid-2013, £6.4m has been invested in the local economy. It has all been driven by the Shropshire Business Loan Fund, … Continue reading »

Decision taken on the future of Ellesmere Library

18/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Plans to create a new community hub in Ellesmere by relocating the town’s existing library and customer service point from their existing location in Fullwood House to the nearby Meres Day Centre has been approved. The decision was made yesterday (Thursday … Continue reading »

Midlands local government pension funds collaborate to create new investment pool

18/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire County Pension Fund, and regional funds Eight local government pension funds, all based in the Midlands, are pleased to announce their intention to create an investment pool. This will initially see the creation of a … Continue reading »

Discussions take place on maintaining safe, effective and dignified urgent and emergency care

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) NHS Trust Senior clinicians and hospital leaders have met with health partners and patient representatives to discuss the best way of keeping patients safe in the event of fragile services becoming … Continue reading »

Bluesky thermal maps highlight heat loss from Shropshire homes and businesses

18/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A night time thermal imaging project is helping Shropshire Council improve energy efficiency and affordable warmth levels for residents and businesses across the county. Undertaken by aerial mapping company Bluesky, and funded by Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), … Continue reading »

Praise for Shrewsbury’s new student accommodation

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Work to convert an unused building in Shrewsbury into student accommodation has been praised by Shropshire Council. Mardol House is home to students at the new University Centre Shrewsbury. Formerly occupied by the county magistrates court and Inland Revenue offices … Continue reading »

Council’s private sector housing team shortlisted for two prestigious awards

17/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s private sector housing team has been announced as a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards 2016. The team was shortlisted from over 120 entries from councils across the country, and it will now … Continue reading »

Is someone you care for feeling under the weather? Speak to your pharmacy first

17/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners, the Clinical Commissioning Group Health leaders in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are encouraging all carers to keep a close eye on their loved ones, to prevent thousands of people dying prematurely from the cold this … Continue reading »

Take care not antibiotics

17/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners, the Clinical Commissioning Groups Health leaders in Shropshire are reminding us all that we should use antibiotics only when they’re needed, to keep them effective. Coughs and colds are starting to circulate and many of us … Continue reading »

Expanding play recognition in Shropshire through Play-Way

16/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of Shropshire Council’s leisure services’ “Coach Education” programme, we are pleased to be able to offer the new Play-Way course, accredited by Playwork Partnerships. The Play-Way is a new training course that introduces you to the principles and … Continue reading »

Passengers asked for views on next West Midlands rail franchise

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News from our partners West Midlands Rail Government and West Midlands Rail launch consultation on future of rail services in the West Midlands and beyond. The new franchise will be expected to deliver clear improvements in customer satisfaction and services. … Continue reading »

Seasonal meningococcal spike prompts call for West Midlands students to protect themselves against meningitis and blood poisoning

16/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands is calling for students to get the MenACWY vaccine as cases of meningococcal disease – that can lead to meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) – … Continue reading »

Are you ready for the Dry January challenge?

16/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public health team are supporting Alcohol Concern’s 2016 Dry January campaign. Dry January aims to show people the benefits of cutting down on their alcohol intake, whilst raising money for the charity which is dedicated to tackling the … Continue reading »

Advice on hand for people to keep safe and well this winter

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Advice is on hand for Shropshire residents to help them stay safe and well this season. Shropshire Council’s Stay safe and well this winter website offers a range of advice and information, from helping vulnerable people to remain well, to notifications … Continue reading »

Additional Park & Ride buses to run in Shrewsbury tonight

16/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shrewsbury’s Park & Ride service is to be extended tonight (Wednesday 16 December 2015), with an ‘extra’ bus set to leave each of the three Park & Ride sites at 30-minute intervals from 6.50pm until 8.50pm. The last bus will … Continue reading »

Book a place at University Centre Shrewsbury Christmas reading group

14/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Scrooge’s ‘gravestone’ at St Chad’s Church University Centre Shrewsbury academics are getting people talking about one of the most loved Christmas stories ever published. The English Department is hosting a free reading group … Continue reading »

Shropshire awarded £45,000 to help ensure domestic abuse victims get the help they need

14/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council, in partnership with local refuges that support victims of domestic violence and abuse, have today (Monday 14 December 2015) been given a share of a £3.5million Government grant to make sure that victims of domestic abuse get access … Continue reading »

Watch the Big Conversation video and tell us what services are important to you

14/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of its Big Conversation, Shropshire Council has today (Monday 14 December 2015) released an animated video encouraging residents to get involved and tell us what council services are important to you. The video, produced by the council and … Continue reading »

Advice on staying well this winter at Shrewsbury Christmas event

11/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Health and care organisations from across Shropshire are joining together at this weekend’s Shrewsbury Christmas event in The Quarry. Under the “Shropshire Together” banner, visitors will be able to find out more about services to support their health and well-being, … Continue reading »

Making it Real in Shropshire – our story continues: approved by Cabinet

11/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s annual Local Account for 2014/15 entitled “Making it Real in Shropshire – our story continues” has been welcomed by Cabinet at their meeting today (Wednesday 9 December 2015).

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“A Christmas Carol” performance at Severn Valley Country Park

10/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to Severn Valley Country Park for a ‘one-night only’ performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Rain or Shine Theatre Company are setting up stage at the country park … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing pledge their support to Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

10/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) have officially signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant (AFCC), pledging their support to the Armed Forces community. Signing the Corporate Covenant is a voluntary … Continue reading »

Council staff praised for work to make Shrewsbury’s university a reality

10/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire Council staff that helped to make Shrewsbury’s new University Centre a reality – and who are now helping to ensure its ongoing success – have been praised by the councillor with responsibility for the project. University Centre Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet – 9 December 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 9 December 2015). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 3 December 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 3 December 2015. Development land west of Oakfield, Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury (14/03797/OUT) Outline application for the erection of 6 No dwellings (to include access).  Decision:  … Continue reading »

People with learning disabilities urged to get their flu vaccination

09/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People with learning disabilities in Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, are being encouraged to get their flu vaccination if they’ve been contacted by their GP. It is estimated there are 1.2 million people in England that have a learning disability, … Continue reading »

New year boost for businesses in south Shropshire

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Press release from Southern Shropshire LEADER Programme A new scheme aimed at boosting the rural economy in southern Shropshire will go live in January 2016. The Southern Shropshire LEADER Local Action Group has secured £2.032 million of European funding through … Continue reading »

Join voices at University Centre Shrewsbury’s inaugural Christmas Carol Service

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury St Chad’s Church – the venue for the Carol Service University Centre Shrewsbury staff and students are urging people to join voices with them at the institution’s inaugural Christmas Carol Service. The Christmas … Continue reading »

Shortlist announced for Teenage Book Award 2015/16

08/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

ip&e’s schools library service and Shropshire Council’s public library staff have been busy visiting schools this term and asking pupils to choose their top eight books for the Teenage Book Awards 2015/16, from a longlist of 20. The eight titles … Continue reading »

New leader for Shropshire Council’s Conservative group

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Press release from Shropshire Council’s Conservative group The Conservative group on Shropshire Council have this evening (Monday 7 December 2015) unanimously voted for Councillor Malcolm Pate to be nominated as the new Shropshire Council Leader. The position will be ratified … Continue reading »

Local arts, crafts and hobbies showcase at Bridgnorth Library this Saturday

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Do you often think about taking up a new hobby or interest, be it joining a group or society or just having a go on your own? If so you may like to take the opportunity to get inspired by … Continue reading »

“We’re watching you” warning to irresponsible dog walkers

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An ‘edgy and uncompromising’ campaign has been launched in the Shropshire Council area, aimed at dog walkers who don’t ‘scoop the poop’. Continue reading »

Chance to view proposals for Shifnal town centre enhancements

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Proposals for enhancements to Shifnal town centre will go on display this week, when an exhibition is held at Shifnal Village Hall. The exhibition is part of a consultation into a proposed new Transport Strategy for Shifnal – which is … Continue reading »

Join in Christmas celebrations at Helena Lane in Ludlow

04/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is inviting you to come along to the festive events being held at Helena Lane in Ludlow this Christmas. The day care centre is hosting a range of events in December 2015 for the local community: ‘Heads-up with … Continue reading »

Statement about Keith Barrow

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Keith Barrow has announced today (Friday 4 December 2015) that he is standing down as Leader of Shropshire Council, and as local Shropshire Councillor for Oswestry South. Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, said:- “These are unprecedented times of change … Continue reading »

Council staff help ensure Shrewsbury students are happy in their new home

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A Shropshire Council team is helping to ensure that Shrewsbury’s new undergraduates are enjoying life in their new home in the town. Shire Services – the council’s cleaning and catering team – is responsible for the management of Mardol House, … Continue reading »

Guidance for buying a dog this Christmas

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Shropshire Council’s animal health team are urging consumers who may be thinking about purchasing a dog (especially puppies) for Christmas 2015 to take a number of simple precautions. National intelligence indicates that the number of puppies being smuggled into the … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee – 1 December 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 December 2015. Development site adjacent Stone Lee, Calcutts Road, Jackfield, TF8 7LG (14/03009/FUL) Erection of five dwellings and construction of new … Continue reading »

Thousands of unsafe ‘hoverboards’ detained over past 7 weeks

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News jointly from Shropshire Council and National Trading Standards Latest figures from National Trading Standards and trading standards services in Scotland reveal more than 15,000 self-balancing scooters detained at UK points of entry. Major safety risks identified include issues with … Continue reading »

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

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Shropshire and Telford health chiefs are urging those with underlying health conditions to stay well this winter by protecting themselves against flu. The flu jab is free of charge for people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, or those … Continue reading »

You can boost your broadband speeds with alternative options

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There are several options available to people wanting to improve their broadband speeds whilst waiting to access fibre broadband. Alternative options include 4G, Wireless and Satellite broadband. If your current broadband speeds aren’t fast enough, these alternative solutions offer a … Continue reading »

Shropshire Archives closed week beginning Monday 7 December 2015

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Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives will be closed for the week beginning Monday 7 December 2015 for essential behind the scenes work. Like many archive services across the country Shropshire Archives closes for one week, to allow for time to do … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury motorist prosecuted for throwing litter from car

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Littering cost a Shrewsbury man £405 and a criminal record after being caught throwing a cigarette end out of his car window onto Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury. The littering offence, committed in April 2015, was witnessed and followed up with … Continue reading »

Huge response to Big Conversation so far

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Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation has drawn a huge response from local residents and organisations, with more than 1,000 people taking part in the Big Conversation survey since it launched on 17 November 2015. So far people from every age, town … Continue reading »

Supporting people to make safer choices – keeping adults safe in Shropshire

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On Thursday 5 November 2015, Shropshire Adult Safeguarding Board held their first consultation event at Shrewsbury Town FC’s stadium. Around 50 people gathered to discuss the changes in adult safeguarding following the introduction of the Care Act. They also gave their … Continue reading »

Late-night shopping in Shrewsbury: important car park information

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Shrewsbury’s town centre businesses will be open as normal for late-night shopping tonight (Wednesday 2 December 2015) despite this week’s flooding, and people are being encouraged to visit the town. Frankwell and St Julian’s Friars car parks are closed due … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury man prosecuted for failing to clean up after his dog

01/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Walking the dog in April this year proved very costly for Mr Neil Gilbert of Shrewsbury after Shropshire Council’s enforcement officers witnessed him take no action to clean up after his dog had defecated at a local recreational ground. When … Continue reading »

The Vikings are coming! Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery presents ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’

01/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the latest archaeological research techniques opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 8 February 2016. ‘Valhalla – Life … Continue reading »

Make the switch and start enjoying faster broadband

01/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Fibre Broadband is available in my area, so I get faster speeds instantly, right?? NO! Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council Cabinet member responsible for broadband, said: “Around 43,000 homes and businesses have access to fibre broadband from the new fibre network … Continue reading »

Council welcomes early impact of Shrewsbury’s new University Centre

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Shropshire Council has welcomed the early impact of Shrewsbury’s new University Centre in the two months since the first undergraduates arrived to begin their studies. University Centre Shrewsbury welcomed its first undergraduates on schedule in September, after nearly two years … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 24 November 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 November 2015. Development land east of Wem Road, Shawbury (14/04558/OUT) Outline application (access for approval) for mixed residential development.  Decision:  That planning … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee – 3 December 2015

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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 3 December 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee – 1 December 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Make your own Christmas wreath at Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council countryside rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are holding a Christmas wreath-making session on Wednesday 16 December 2015. During the winter months, the park has a wealth of natural items including ivy, cones and berries which are perfect … Continue reading »

Free courses for women wanting to start up their own business

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Are you a woman looking to set up a new business but don’t know where to begin? iStart is a free, digitally-focused business start-up course, enabling women living in Shropshire, Staffordshire or Telford & Wrekin to create future-proofed, agile and … Continue reading »

Volunteers open the way for walkers in Church Stretton

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Church Stretton Parish Paths Partnership, in conjunction with Shropshire Council, are piloting a sponsorship scheme where old path stiles and gates can be replaced with new oak gates to enable walkers to gain easier access to the Countryside. Under the … Continue reading »

Masala spice pots manufacturer named winner of the Shropshire Dragons’ Den challenge

26/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A manufacturer of masala spice pots has been named the winner in a Dragons’ Den-style competition held at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre in Shrewsbury. Lajina Leal of Telford-based Masala Magic has developed two masala spice pots that she sells in local … Continue reading »

Partners across Shropshire show their support for White Ribbon campaign

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On Tuesday 24 November 2015, the day before White Ribbon Day, Shropshire Countywide Domestic Abuse Forum held a special White Ribbon meeting at Shirehall in Shrewsbury Organisations and agencies including National Probation Service, West Mercia Police, children’s services, public health, and … Continue reading »

Reminder about free Wednesday night parking in Shrewsbury

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Free parking is available in Shrewsbury from 4pm every Wednesday between now and Christmas, in the following Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks. Frankwell Main car park. St. Julian’s Friars car park. Abbey Foregate car park. Meanwhile, Raven Meadows multi-storey will … Continue reading »

A call to Shropshire men to become White Ribbon Ambassadors

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The Shropshire Countywide Domestic Abuse Forum, which is made up of many different partners across Shropshire, including the National Probation Service, West Mercia Police and the Fire Service, is calling on men in Shropshire to become White Ribbon Ambassadors. White … Continue reading »

Parents urged to protect their child from flu as winter sets in

23/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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As winter sets in and coughs and colds begin to circulate, parents and carers across Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, are being advised to check their child is eligible for the flu vaccine. The annual nasal spray flu vaccine is … Continue reading »

Welcoming the Christmas season through song at Severn Valley Country Park

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If you are looking for a fantastic way to kick-start the Christmas season, rangers at  Severn Valley Country Park are welcoming popular vocal group the Severn Singers for an entertaining evening of festive music on Monday 7 December 2015. Visitors … Continue reading »

Scrutiny committee to consider work to date on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury

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Shropshire Council’s Environment and Services Scrutiny Committee will hear and discuss work carried out on the recent consultation to gather people’s views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury at their meeting on Monday 30 November 2015.

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Theatre production aims to keep Shropshire children safe from child sexual exploitation

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Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) has extended the preventative work that is taking place in schools to raise awareness amongst young people of the risks of child sexual exploitation (CSE). A key priority of SSCB is the early identification and … Continue reading »

Evening of medicine and health taster lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The Guildhall, the venue An evening of free mini lectures on medicine and health is being held to provide a taste of learning and research at University Centre Shrewsbury. Renowned academics from the … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 24 November 2015

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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 24 November 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

White Ribbon campaign: stand with partners in Shropshire

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Agencies and organisations across Shropshire joining forces to pledge their support this year for the White Ribbon Campaign. The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world where men are working to end men’s violence against women. It … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council Standards Sub-Committee meeting – 20 November 2015

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Members of Shropshire Council’s Standards Sub-Committee (at a meeting today, Friday 20 November 2015) considered the report of the Monitoring Officer regarding the outcome of an investigation into allegations that Councillor Keith Barrow had failed to comply with the Code of … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

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Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School is celebrating after Ofsted graded the school as ‘good’ in all areas, following a two-day full inspection on 3 and 4 November 2015. The school has been removed from ‘special measures’, where it was placed … Continue reading »

Shropshire Building Control Partnership highly commended at LABC Grand Finals 2015 

19/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Building Control Partnership, with Hawk Developments from Prees, were highly commended at the recent Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards, where outstanding construction was celebrated as nearly 700 UK building industry professionals gathered for the Grand Finals of the 2015 … Continue reading »

Chance to learn about beekeeping, ploughing, keeping pigs and more at Acton Scott Farm

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Craven Arms is offering a range of traditional rural craft and trade courses, to teach people the forgotten skills of the past. The programme of courses runs from April to November 2016 and includes … Continue reading »

Big Conversation survey: have your say now on the future of council services

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Residents across Shropshire are being urged to take part in what is the biggest consultation on Shropshire Council services ever launched: the Big Conversation. Continue reading »

Shout About Social Value

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On Tuesday 17 November 2015 a special market place event was held at Shirehall in Shrewsbury aimed at local commissioners, to engage them and provide more information about social value and the voluntary and community sector services being provided within … Continue reading »

New Shrewsbury Park & Ride service proving popular

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An improved Park & Ride service that began in Shrewsbury on 2 November 2015 is proving popular with visitors to Shrewsbury town centre. The new service began after Shropshire Council awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury’s Park & Ride service … Continue reading »

Oswestry Library seeks IT training volunteers

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Shropshire Council’s library service is looking for volunteers to help us deliver basic IT skills sessions at Oswestry Library. These sessions enable more people to reap the benefits of being comfortable online, such as job-seeking, accessing essential everyday services, and … Continue reading »

Give your views in the Health and Well-being Strategy consultation

18/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are invited to tell us what you think about how we can work together to improve our health and well-being, and our health and care services in Shropshire. This current consultation is open until Sunday 29 November 2015. The draft … Continue reading »

Schoolpupils to ‘take over’ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this Friday

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Pupils from Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury will be ‘taking over’ Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Friday 20 November as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day – a national campaign run by the organisation Kids in Museums. The children … Continue reading »

Views sought on delivery of visitor information services in northwest Shropshire

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Shropshire Council is seeking people’s views on the future delivery of visitor information services in northwest Shropshire. A consultation runs from 17 November until 29 December 2015. During 2015, Shropshire Council, with key local partners, has been discussing new ways … Continue reading »

Council invites people to sign Book of Condolence following Paris terror attacks

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A Book of Condolence has been opened at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for people to add messages of sympathy following the Paris terror attacks. The book is available in the Foyer for people to sign, and will be remain there for … Continue reading »

Sustainable drainage measures installed in Battlefield in Shrewsbury

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Shropshire Council and its consultant, Mouchel, have recently completed work to install Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) measures at Battlefield in Shrewsbury.  The new installation takes runoff from the A49. The measures form part of the Shropshire “Slow the Flow” project being delivered … Continue reading »

Next Bayston Hill LJC meeting to discuss planning and development

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The next meeting of Bayston Hill Local Joint Committee (LJC) in Shrewsbury, on Tuesday 24 November 2015, will be looking at the wider planning and development situation for Bayston Hill. This will include an update on the proposed ex-Oaklands School Glebeland … Continue reading »

Christmas Craft workshop at Severn Valley Country Park

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Georgia Jacobs The rangers at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley will be welcoming Georgia Jacobs to lead a Christmas Craft Workshop on Saturday 28 November 2015. Georgia has a passion for textile art and leads various craft workshops at … Continue reading »

Kick It Out competition winner announced

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Woodside Primary School, Oswestry student, Angharad Hughes, age 8, is the lucky winner of two tickets to watch the England v France international football friendly at Wembley on Tuesday 17 November 2015. The tickets were one of the prizes on offer to … Continue reading »

Take a tour and chat to university team at public drop-in events

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Take a tour of The Guildhall, University Centre Shrewsbury’s learning and research base The opportunity to take a look around University Centre Shrewsbury’s learning and research base and chat to staff is on … Continue reading »

Concern about welfare of Shropshire’s ‘invisible’ children

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Shropshire Council has expressed concern about the welfare of the ‘invisible’ children who don’t attend school and are not known to the council. Whilst parents are entitled to educate their children at home, they aren’t obliged to notify the council … Continue reading »

Tinsel Tuesdays go Late Night Ludlow

11/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Ludlow Chamber of Commerce Over 30 Ludlow shops are getting behind Late Night Ludlow, which coincides with the last Tinsel Tuesday Traditional Christmas Gift market on Tuesday 22 December 2015. Both shops and the Christmas Gift market will … Continue reading »

People asked for views about future of Gobowen Library

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Residents in Gobowen and the surrounding area are being encouraged to give their views on proposals for Gobowen Library, as part of a consultation that runs until Sunday 20 December 2015. The proposals are being put forward following conversations between Shropshire Council and … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 27 October 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 27 October 2015.  Land to the north of Moor Farm, Baschurch (15/01805/FUL) Installation of a solar park with an output of approximately 3.75 MW … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 3 November 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 3 November 2015.  Land north west of Meadowley, Upton Cressett, Bridgnorth, WV16 6UQ (14/03933/FUL) Installation of a solar park with an output of approximately … Continue reading »

Planning for emergencies and community transport on agenda at StrettonDale LJC

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The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 19 November 2015 at Leebotwood Village Hall at 7pm. Emergency planning and community transport are top of the agenda. Representatives from Shropshire Council will be present to … Continue reading »

New Community Speed Watch scheme up and running

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Shropshire Council’s community enablement team, in conjunction with the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire, have established the county’s first Community Speed Watch scheme in Cross Houses. Community Speed Watch schemes involve trained volunteers from the community monitoring … Continue reading »

Hawk Developments make building excellence awards Grand Finals 2015

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Despite strong competition from developers from all over the West Midlands, Larry Shearer, site agent for Hawk Developments based at Prees Heath, won the West Midlands regional heat in the best Site Supervisor Category of the Local Authority Building Control … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to benefit from better Wi-Fi

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Shropshire Libraries are one of 68 library services across the country that are set to benefit from Government funding to improve wi-fi facilities. Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury off to a healthy start with first placement

06/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

University Centre Shrewsbury’s first work-based learning placement is underway as students play a growing part in Shropshire businesses and services. Health and Exercise Science undergraduate Christian Heenan is the first student to start a placement in a county organisation as … Continue reading »

Views sought on alternative management arrangements for Shawbury Library

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Residents and local organisations in Shawbury and the surrounding area are invited to get involved in developing alternative management arrangements for Shawbury Library. Residents can discuss their ideas with officers from Shropshire Council at an open afternoon on Wednesday 18 … Continue reading »

Free parking in Whitchurch for Christmas lights switch-on

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There’ll be free parking in Whitchurch for the town’s Christmas lights switch-on celebration on Saturday 28 November 2015. Continue reading »

Shout About Social Value

05/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Commissioners and service providers are being invited to attend a special market place event to learn more about Social Value and the voluntary and community sector services being provided within Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin.

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Decision made on the future for supported living and day services in Bridgnorth

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Important changes are to be made to day services, including the addition of much-needed supported living accommodation in Bridgnorth. Continue reading »

Going, going, gunged – messy fun-filled afternoon planned for Children in Need

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A gunging for staff, cake sale, leg waxing and balloon popping for prizes will be among the activities taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury’s Guildhall to raise money for Children in Need. Students have planned an afternoon of fundraising for … Continue reading »

Shropshire history project brought back to life with University Centre support

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More than 200 people gathered at University Centre Shrewsbury’s learning and research base for the Shropshire re-launch of ‘England’s greatest community history project’. The University Centre hosted the Victoria County History (VCH) Shropshire re-launch on Saturday 31 October, at Guildhall … Continue reading »

Free Wednesday night parking in Shrewsbury in run-up to Christmas

04/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is offering shoppers in Shrewsbury free parking on Wednesday nights in the run-up to Christmas, starting on 18 November – the night of the town’s Christmas Cracker and Lights Switch On event. On that day, and every Wednesday … Continue reading »

Over 22,000 quit for Stoptober across the West Midlands

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Public Health England has revealed that over 22,000 smokers across the West Midlands signed up to take part in Stoptober, the country’s 28-day mass quitting challenge. They joined over 215,000 people around the country, reflecting latest figures which show substantial … Continue reading »

Want to know more about the work of a Shropshire Council countryside officer?

03/11/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Edward Andrews, parks and green space officer, will be giving an illustrated talk on Thursday 19 November 2015, looking at the work of a Shropshire Council countryside officer and how the balance between managing parks for people and wildlife is … Continue reading »

Craven Arms’ Local Joint Committee and Business Network join up for meeting

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The Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) together with Craven Arms Business Network have an interesting joint meeting planned for Wednesday 11 November 2015 at the Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, starting at 5.30pm. The main items for discussion … Continue reading »

Council thanks people for their views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury

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Friday 30 October 2015 marked the end of Shropshire Council’s consultation on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury.

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Maesbury Metals wins Oswestry in Bloom award

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Maesbury Metals, a small metal workshop for adults with learning disabilities in Oswestry run by Shropshire Council, took home the award for ‘Best Commercial Premises’ in a recent Oswestry in Bloom judging. It won the ‘Gold Award & Winner’ for … Continue reading »

Shropshire Covenant launches biggest survey of its kind in the county

30/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire Armed Forces Covenant (AFCC) Partnership have launched the county’s biggest survey of our Armed Forces community. The aim of the survey is to use the views of those with an Armed Forces connection to create priorities for the … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury hosts international visit

29/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Geraint Lang from University Centre Shrewsbury, with Tiko Bokeria from Tbilisi Medical Academy in Georgia University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has been put on the map with the latest in a series of visits … Continue reading »

Fungi foray at Severn Valley Country Park on Friday 13 November

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Shropshire Council invites you to Severn Valley Country Park for a fungi foray on Friday 13 November 2015. Our rangers will be joined by Jo Weightman of the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group for this guided walk. It will be a good … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 3 November 2015

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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 3 November 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Many people are quitting smoking, but more quitters would lift 6,000 people in Shropshire out of poverty

28/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In recent years there has been a huge reduction in smoking. However, for those who remain, smoking costs fall largely on those who can least afford it. New figures from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) show that, of the … Continue reading »

A new future for supported living and day services in Bridgnorth

28/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is to make a decision which will secure the future of day services and look at options that could provide much-needed supported living in Bridgnorth at a Cabinet member decision-making session next week (Tuesday 3 November 2015 at 3pm). … Continue reading »

There are big challenges ahead – so we need a Big Conversation

28/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council, alongside its partners, will launch the Big Conversation at a meeting of Cabinet today (Wednesday 28 October 2015). The idea of a Big Conversation follows the significant financial challenges that the council faces as a result of years … Continue reading »

Academy option to be considered for Buildwas Primary School

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A decision on whether to proceed with the proposed closure of Buildwas Primary School will not now be considered at Cabinet next week (Wednesday 4 November 2015), as an academy sponsor has now come forward. Shropshire Council has determined to … Continue reading »

Future of library on agenda at next Albrighton area LJC meeting on 11 November

27/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be held on Wednesday 11 November 2015 at The Red House, Albrighton, starting at 7pm. As usual the meeting will start with an update from both Shropshire Fire & … Continue reading »

School governors in Shropshire urged to respond to falling pupil numbers

26/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s school governors have been reminded that some of them still need to take action to meet the challenge of falling pupil numbers. A briefing note was sent to all Shropshire schools in autumn 2014 on behalf of the Shropshire … Continue reading »

Big challenges in the pipeline as council announces its financial strategy

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Shropshire Council is preparing to tackle the biggest financial challenge in over a generation. The challenges highlighted in the council’s Financial Strategy 2015/16 – 2020/21, will be presented at a special meeting of Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 28 October … Continue reading »

Halloween spooky family fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Bring your children along to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 31 October for some spooky Halloween family fun. Halloween Spooky Lunch 12pm to 2pm Join us for a spooky stop. Cafe sandwich lunch in our Halloween themed room. Clap, … Continue reading »

Half-term family fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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If you’re looking for ways to amuse and entertain your children during half-term week, why not pay a visit to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery for some half-term family fun. Puppet and mask making Monday 26 October to Sunday 1 November … Continue reading »

Council seeks delivery partners for proposed energy supply partnership

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Local organisations in the energy sector are being asked to express an interest in working with a prospective energy supplier in a potential partnership with Shropshire Council. Shropshire Council’s Cabinet agreed last week to seek to form a partnership with … Continue reading »

Decision on future of Buildwas Primary School deferred

22/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A decision on whether to proceed with the proposed closure of Buildwas Primary School is now set to be made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 4 November 2015. The proposal was due to be considered by Cabinet next Wednesday … Continue reading »

Stay Well This Winter: now’s the time to get your free flu jab

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This week all those in ‘at risk’ groups are being reminded to get their free flu jab. Flu is a highly contagious illness that spreads rapidly through the population.
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Shropshire Libraries to host ‘reader in residence’ Deborah Alma at Craven Arms Library

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Craven Arms Library is set to get its very own ‘reader in residence’, as part of a regional programme that links artists with libraries. There will be an exciting range of activities and events revolving around readers and reading, led … Continue reading »

Albrighton Parish Council agrees to consider running Albrighton Library

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Albrighton Parish Council has agreed to consider taking over the running of Albrighton Library – if the plans get a positive response from the local community. Under the plans, Albrighton Parish Council would lease the library from Shropshire Council, and … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 27 October 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 27 October 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

New chapter unfolds at University Centre Shrewsbury learning and research base

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The Guildhall has been transformed into University Centre Shrewsbury’s learning and research base A new chapter in the history of The Guildhall in Shrewsbury is being written as students and staff at the … Continue reading »

Too old at four? Local adopters urgently needed for older children

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Over 4,000 children across England are looking for a caring home, and during National Adoption Week that starts today (Monday 19 October – Sunday 25 October 2015), Shropshire & Telford & Wrekin’s joint adoption service is seeking families and individuals who … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council Leader and MPs lobby Secretary of State on A5 improvements

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Shropshire Council Leader Keith Barrow has today joined Shropshire MPs Owen Paterson and Daniel Kawczynski to lobby the Secretary of State for Transport on improvements to the A5 in Shropshire. An important trunk road within the county, Shropshire Council continues to lobby Highways … Continue reading »

14,000 LEGO enthusiasts visit exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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More than 14,000 people of all ages visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery between 14 September 2015 and 11 October 2015 to see some of the world’s most iconic buildings and landmarks made from LEGO. The ‘Brick City’ exhibition was … Continue reading »

Yeaton Bridge to be closed for essential repairs from 26 October

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Yeaton Bridge will be closed from Monday 26 October 2015 to Friday 6 November 2015 to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the Yeaton to Grafton road over the River Perry. The work will involve taking … Continue reading »

Food and drink companies invited to enter Shropshire’s Dragons’ Den

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Shropshire’s food and drink production companies have the chance to win six-months’ rent-free tenancy at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre. Continue reading »

Bringing the past to life, to benefit of the future

15/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr James Pardoe A University Centre Shrewsbury academic is among experts who have determined which of the historic sites of Britain and Ireland are worthy of greater recognition. The five judges for the … Continue reading »

Half-term fun at Severn Valley Country Park

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Staff at Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for October half-term 2015. The rangers are getting ready for a number of fun-filled children’s events. Throughout the half-term week we will have our self-guided Halloween Trail. Follow our terrifying trail … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Town FC celebrate Armed Forces Day with successful event

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News from our partners Shrewsbury Town FC Shrewsbury Town FC held their second annual Armed Forces Day at the Greenhous Meadow on Saturday 10 October 2015 as part of their continued partnership with the military. Ahead of their League One clash … Continue reading »

Improved Shrewsbury Park & Ride service to begin next month

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An improved Park & Ride service begins in Shrewsbury on 1 November 2015, with users promised a more reliable and punctual service – and brand new environmentally-friendly buses from November 2017. Following a tender exercise, Shropshire Council has awarded a new five-year … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 14 October 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 14 October 2015). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item … Continue reading »

Councillors lobby the Government to help move Future Fit forward

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Senior councillors and health chiefs in Shropshire have vowed to further lobby the Government to ensure local people get access to the right health and care services that meet their needs. The move comes following the delay in the Future … Continue reading »

Anyone for coffee and cake? Coffee morning at Oak Farm in Ditton Priors

14/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Oak Farm, which offers training in agricultural and horticultural work to people with learning disabilities, is to host a coffee morning on Saturday 17 October 2015. The coffee morning, to start at 10am until 12 noon, has been arranged by … Continue reading »

Global Handwashing Day – stop the spread of bugs

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News from our partners Public Health England (PHE) Global Handwashing Day 2015 is tomorrow (Thursday 15 October), and people across the West Midlands region are being reminded of the importance of hand hygiene in stopping the spread of bugs. In particular, with … Continue reading »

Shropshire Seniors to receive £4,000 thanks to Shropshire Council help

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Shropshire Seniors are to receive more than £4,000 after Shropshire Council agreed to help redeem unused National Transport Tokens collected by the group. National Transport Tokens have been issued since the 1970s and are accepted by bus, train and taxi … Continue reading »

New tree trail devised at The Mere in Ellesmere

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Tom Llewellyn from Shropshire Council’s outdoor recreation service has devised a tree trail around The Mere in Ellesmere, as part of continued endeavours to provide an educational element for visitors enriching their experience. 26 trees species have been selected, some … Continue reading »

Market Drayton essential resurfacing work begins on Monday 19 October 2015

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Essential road resurfacing work between the A529 Spoonley Road junction and the A53 roundabout in Market Drayton begins on Monday 19 October 2015, and is scheduled to finish by Sunday 22 November, 2015. The work will be carried out under … Continue reading »

Rap star Leo Golden Child joins Shropshire youngsters in fight against Diabetes

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  News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group Shropshire youngsters who want to spread the word about kicking Diabetes have recruited a professional rap star to their cause. Now Leo Golden Child has invited the Shropshire Young Health Champions … Continue reading »

Community safety and crime to top agenda at Ludlow and Clee area LJC meeting

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Following a spate of burglaries in the area, the next meeting of the Ludlow and Clee area Local Joint Committee (LJC) on Thursday 22 October 2015 is to debate community safety. The meeting will be attended by Assistant Police and … Continue reading »

Information regarding Bridgnorth on-street parking permits

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Shropshire Council is to temporarily stop charging for on-street residents’ shared parking space permits in Bridgnorth, and will refund everyone who has already paid for a permit. The permit scheme was introduced in 2011 following a public consultation, and after … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to consider partnership with energy supplier

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Shropshire Council is to consider forming a partnership with an energy supply company, to help generate additional income for the council. Under proposals to be considered by the council’s Cabinet this week (Wednesday 14 October 2015) – click here, the … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council prosecution acts as reminder to businesses whose activities put the public at risk

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Having admitted in August 2015 to failing to protect members of the public attending their ropes course, Live the Adventure in Stottesdon was sentenced in Shrewsbury Crown Court on Friday 9 October 2015, whereby they received fines and costs amounting to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 8 October 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 8 October 2015. Development land west of 11 Pengrove, Shrewsbury (15/02219/FUL) Erection of 2 no. dwellings with formation of vehicular access off Kingsland Road … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 6 October 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 6 October 2015. Land at Heath Farm, Hoptonheath (14/03290/EIA) Construction of four poultry sheds and feed bins, ancillary works, formation of new vehicular … Continue reading »

Long-standing councillor leaves a legacy of change in Shropshire

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Mike Owen, Shropshire Councillor for the Meole division in Shrewsbury, and Cabinet member for resources, finance and support, has today (Friday 9 October 2015) stepped down from the council. Mike has been a member of Shropshire Council since its inception in 2009 and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing shortlisted for development of the year award

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) have been shortlisted for the prestigious development of the year, for this year’s Chartered Institute of Housing Midlands (CIH) awards. STAR Housing have been … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s response to Chancellor’s business rates announcement

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Shropshire Council has welcomed Monday’s announcement by the Chancellor that councils will be placed on a more self-sufficient footing, by being able to retain all of their business rates income in future. Under plans unveiled by George Osborne, councils in … Continue reading »

Borlemill Bridge near Highley – road closure from 12 October 2015

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Borlemill Bridge will be closed from Monday 12 October to Tuesday 20 October 2015 to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the unclassified road from the Borlemill Junction of the B4555 to Netherton Lane over the … Continue reading »

Healthwatch Shropshire celebrates contract extension

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Healthwatch Shropshire is celebrating after being awarded a two-year extension of its contract by Shropshire Council, to run from April 2016. During the last two and a half years the charity has successfully established … Continue reading »

Advice on how to report hate crime as part National Hate Crime Awareness Week

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Residents across Shropshire are being invited to come along to a series of venues and events starting this Saturday (10 October 2015) to find out more about Hate Crime. Continue reading »

The Magical World of Masks & Puppets comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An exhibition from a nationally-important collection of puppets and masks is opening at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s special exhibitions gallery on 26 October.

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Shrewsbury Town’s second Annual Armed Forces Match Day, at home against Colchester United

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Shrewsbury Town FC, partners of the Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant, gave their support by hosting their second annual Armed Forces Match Day. Continue reading »

Ellesmere Library open afternoon

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An open afternoon is being held at Ellesmere Library on Tuesday 13 October 2015. Residents, representatives from community enterprises and other organisations are encouraged to drop in anytime between 4pm and 8pm to comment on the proposals for the future … Continue reading »

Dogditch Brook Bridge near Cleestanton – temporary closure

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Dogditch Brook Bridge near Cleestanton will be closed from Monday 19 October 2015 between the hours of 8am and 4pm for up to a week, to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the unclassified road off … Continue reading »

First undergraduates share their enthusiasm

06/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Some of the first undergraduates with the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Prof Tim Wheeler DL (centre), UCS Provost, Prof Anna Sutton (fourth from right) and the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon … Continue reading »

Planning to be discussed at next week’s Wem and Shawbury LJC meeting

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The main agenda item at the next Wem and Shawbury Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting, on Monday 12 October 2015, is an update on planning. Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for regulatory services, will give a presentation on planning, which … Continue reading »

Invitation to share views on health priorities for Shropshire

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Shropshire residents of all ages are being invited to share their views on priorities which have been set out to improve the health and well-being of the population of Shropshire. Thoughts and ideas are being sought on the revised draft … Continue reading »

Shifnal Flood Awareness Day

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The Shifnal Flood Partnership Group are holding a Flood Awareness Day on Saturday 10 October at 10am-3pm in the Village Hall. Continue reading »

Shropshire Council seeks views on Gambling Act licensing policy

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Shropshire Council, as the licensing authority for Shropshire, has commenced a consultation process on its “Statement of Principles” under provisions contained in the Gambling Act 2005. Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for regulatory Services, said: “The council is required … Continue reading »

Get to the University Centre Shrewsbury information points

02/10/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Rowley’s House (left) and The Guildhall Anyone who would like to find out more about University Centre Shrewsbury can now choose from two town centre information points. People can drop into The Guildhall, … Continue reading »

A fresh look at innovative day care services

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Shropshire Council has recently commissioned FUSE Enterprise CIC to undertake some feasibility work, looking at the best way forward for Maesbury Metals and Corner Patch, services that support adults with learning disabilities in the north of the county. FUSE is … Continue reading »

People asked for views about future of Ellesmere Library

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Residents in Ellesmere and the surrounding area are being encouraged to give their views on proposals for the town’s library and customer service point as part of a consultation that runs from today (Friday 2 October 2015) until Monday 16 … Continue reading »

£1,500 for a packet of tobacco: Oswestry retailer successfully prosecuted for selling tobacco to minors

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Ronald Lewis of Oswestry was yesterday (Thursday 1 October 2015) ordered by Shrewsbury Magistrates Court to pay nearly £1,500 after pleading guilty to selling a packet of hand-rolling tobacco to a 16-year-old girl. Lewis, aged 83, owns and runs the shop … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries supports Dyslexia Awareness Week

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Shropshire Libraries are supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week, Monday 5 October –Sunday 11 October 2015, by highlighting their children and teenage dyslexia-friendly book stock. Dyslexia friendly books are specially designed to help people with dyslexia to get to grips with reading. … Continue reading »

Exciting nine-mile guided walk in Worfield and surrounding countryside

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Shropshire Council invites you to join the outdoor recreation service and enjoy a nine-mile guided walk on Monday 19 October 2015 from Stanmore Country Park, the site of RAF Bridgnorth, exploring Worfield parish and passing Davenport House. On the return … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 29 September 2015

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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 September 2015. Land south of Bletchley Court, Bletchley, Market Drayton (15/02089/FUL) Erection of one dwelling with detached garage and vehicular access.  … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 8 October 2015

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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 8 October 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Drivers warned that smoking in cars with children present is banned from today

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Smokers are being given one more reason to quit, as a new law that came into force today makes it illegal for anyone to smoke in vehicles with children present. Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury opens doors to prospective students

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Prospective students taking a tour of the town Students looking to start a degree course in 2016 can gain a taste of University Centre Shrewsbury life at an Open Day this weekend. As … Continue reading »

Shropshire mental health services join forces to celebrate World Mental Health Day

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Mental health statutory and voluntary sector service providers across Shropshire will be coming together on Thursday 8 October 2015 at The Square in Shrewsbury town centre between 10am to 3pm in support of World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day (which … Continue reading »

Secure Your Apprenticeship events begin next week

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County Training, part of Shropshire Council, is running a series of information and advice events for young people and their parents and carers to promote the benefits of vocational training. Potential apprentices living in Shropshire are encouraged to book early … Continue reading »

Shropshire Strengthening Families: agencies meet for launch of latest approaches

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Agencies who work with families from across Shropshire gathered on 29 September for the launch of the latest approaches to providing early help for Shropshire families in need of support.

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Applications going to South planning committee on 6 October 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 6 October 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Shropshire Triathlon is given European Championships Qualifier status for 2016

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Once again, the Shropshire Triathlon Standard (Olympic) Distance event has been selected by the British Triathlon Federation (BTF) as one of three qualifying events for the 2017 European Triathlon Union Championship. Shropshire Council, along with the Ellesmere Triathlon Organising Committee, … Continue reading »

Public transport and doctors surgeries on agenda at next Whitchurch and Prees LJC meeting on 7 October

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The next Whitchurch and Prees Local Joint Committee (LJC) is taking place on Wednesday 7 October 2015 at Tilstock Bradbury Village Hall, SY13 3JL. Doors open at 6.30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm. There are three main agenda items: … Continue reading »

Pioneering University Centre Shrewsbury students arrive to a big welcome

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The Quarry, Shrewsbury in the sunshine which has greeted students this week University Centre Shrewsbury’s first undergraduates and second intake of postgraduates are being welcomed to the town. Established by the University of … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to launch October Poetry Month as part of the BBC Arts “Get Creative” campaign

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Libraries are hosting poetry events across Shropshire as part of BBC Arts’ “Get Creative” – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity. Get Creative aims to boost creativity in the UK, as well as celebrating the millions of … Continue reading »

Big Conversation a main topic at next Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee LJC meeting

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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 (LJC) meeting on Tuesday 6 October 2015 to talk about the issues that matter to them.  The meeting … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury couple to run University Centre coffee shop

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Nicola Dalton from stop. with Paul Kirkbright, University Centre Shrewsbury Deputy Provost, at The Guildhall A Shrewsbury couple are to run the coffee shop in the town’s University Centre learning and research base … Continue reading »

Artistic Shropshire pupil with designs on faster broadband wins poster competition with ‘lightning fast’ entry

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Nesscliffe becomes latest community to benefit from Connecting Shropshire’s rollout of fibre broadband A Shropshire youngster with designs on faster fibre broadband is celebrating today. Artistic Josie Lawson, aged 8, has won a poster competition organised by Connecting Shropshire, lead … Continue reading »

Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Conference held in Shropshire for the first time

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The Shropshire Countywide Domestic Abuse Forum held their annual networking event at the Trinity Centre in Shrewsbury this week – a perpetrator conference – “Domestic Abuse: Working with Perpetrators”. This was the first conference of this kind in Shropshire, where … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council prepares to resettle Syrian refugees

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Plans to resettle Syrian refugees in Shropshire were announced at yesterday’s Full Council meeting (Thursday 24 September 2015). The resettlement plans are being led by Shropshire’s cross party refugee working group, which currently includes cross party councillors, and people from public, voluntary … Continue reading »

Keeping Shropshire moving this winter

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As winter approaches, we get asked a lot of questions about why, when, how and where we grit when the wintry weather arrives. Continue reading »

Distinguished academic leader appointed University Centre Shrewsbury Provost

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Anna Sutton A distinguished academic with 35 years’ experience of leadership in education has been appointed as University Centre Shrewsbury’s Provost. In advance of the new academic year, Professor Anna Sutton has … Continue reading »

New providers of youth activities in Shropshire announced

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Shropshire Council has announced the groups and organisations that will deliver youth activities in Shropshire from this month (September 2015) onwards – plus information about the activities that they’ll be providing. Shropshire Council stopped directly delivering youth activities in July 2015, … Continue reading »

Government praise for Shropshire Council’s delivery of free childcare for two-year-olds

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Shropshire Council has been praised by the Government for its work to deliver free childcare for two-year-olds. Latest figures show that in June 2015, the take-up of free education amongst eligible children in the council’s area was 76% (732 children). … Continue reading »

Berrisford Bridge in Market Drayton temporary closure

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Berrisford Bridge, which carries Berrisford Road over the River Tern in Market Drayton, will be closed from Monday 5 October 2015 until Wednesday 14 October 2015 to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The work will involve the rebuilding … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Swimming Centre now reopen after repair work

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Whitchurch Swimming Centre has now reopened to customers today (Wednesday 23 September). It was closed on Monday 7 September 2015 for essential maintenance. A specialist contractor was brought in to identify and repair the source of a water leak in … Continue reading »

‘Safer School’ accreditation for Mount Pleasant Primary School in Shrewsbury

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(left to right) Rear – PCSO Mark Barnes, West Mercia Police;’ Mrs S Rogers, school administrator; Alan Brannen, Headteacher; Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services.   Front – pupils Thomas Kamudu, Matthew Kamudu, Charlotte Upton. Mount Pleasant Primary School is … Continue reading »

Runners step up to the mark

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The annual Severn Bridges 10k Road Race and one-mile Fun Run in Shrewsbury took place last Sunday (20 September 2015), organised by Shropshire Council’s leisure services team. The race started and finished at The Quarry, and attracted a record turnout … Continue reading »

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

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The life-changing contributions of some of Shopshire’s longest-serving foster carers were celebrated at a special celebration event today (Tuesday 22 September 2015). The event, held at Shirehall in Shrewsbury, saw awards being presented to the county’s foster carers – with … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 29 September 2015

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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 September 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

University Centre hosts major military history event

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Pictured left to right outside Rowley’s House are Century of the Soldier series authors Jonathon Worton; John Barratt; Charles Singleton (Commissioning Editor); Nicholas Dorrell and Robert Hodkinson, who all attended the conference. Eminent … Continue reading »

Broseley’s annual Youth Day set for this Sunday

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News from our partners Broseley Youth Partnership Young people in Broseley are invited to join the party on Sunday 27 September 2015. Broseley Youth Partnership is crossing its fingers that the sun is going to shine between 12pm and 4pm … Continue reading »

Neighbourhood Plan and library on agenda at next Shifnal and Sheriffhales LJC meeting on 30 September

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The next meeting of the Shifnal and Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be held on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at Sheriffhales Village Hall, TF11 8RA from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Members of the public are invited to come to meet … Continue reading »

Geological inspiration in textile art: an illustrated talk at Severn Valley Country Park

18/09/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming Georgia Jacobs for a fascinating look at the use of geology in textile art. The talk will be held in the visitor centre on Thursday 15 October … Continue reading »

“Defence Through The Lens” – 100 years of military photography celebrated at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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A century of military photographic images goes on show at Shrewsbuy Museum & Art Gallery from Monday 19 October 2015 in a new exhibition by the Defence School of Photography. The exhbition runs until 10 January 2016. As well as marking … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 10 September 2015

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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 September 2015. Land to the south of Hillside Drive, Shrewsbury (15/02212/FUL) Erection of 25 no. dwellings and associated public open space; formation of … Continue reading »

New legislation gives smokers an opportunity to quit with Stoptober

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As part of this year’s Stoptober campaign, Shropshire’s Help2Change team are encouraging and supporting smokers in Shropshire to quit smoking.

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Whitchurch Swimming Centre – reopening around 30 September 2015 now

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Essential maintenance that caused Whitchurch Swimming Centre to close on Thursday 10 September 2015 has been completed. A specialist contractor was brought in to identify and repair the source of a water leak in the pool tank. The pool is … Continue reading »

Hawk Developments make Grand Finals 2015 for Building Excellence Awards

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Despite strong competition from developers from all over the West Midlands, Larry Shearer, site agent for Hawk Developments based at Prees Heath, won the West Midlands regional heat in the best Site Supervisor Category of the Local Authority Building Control … Continue reading »

Local issues to be discussed at Ellesmere LJC meeting on 22 September

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Ellesmere Library. The next meeting of the Ellesmere area Local Joint Committee (LJC) takes place on Tuesday 22 September 2015 at 7pm at Ellesmere Town Hall. The LJC are hosting a specialist speaker from Shropshire Council to talk about key … Continue reading »

Broadband boost for 40,000 Shropshire homes and businesses

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More than 40,000 homes and businesses across the county are now able to connect to faster fibre broadband as a result of Connecting Shropshire, partners Shropshire Council and BT announced today. The latest villages to benefit from the rollout of … Continue reading »

Giant bee sculpture unveiled at The Mere in Ellesmere

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A sculpture of a giant bee has taken up residence at The Mere in Ellesmere. The ‘Bee Metropolis’ (pictured below) is the latest feature at The Mere and is the culmination of efforts by staff and volunteers to introduce a greater … Continue reading »

Residents’ views sought on proposals for Broseley Library

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Residents in Broseley and the surrounding area are invited to give their views on proposals for their local library service. The consultation starts today (Wednesday 16 September 2015) and will run until Wednesday 28 October 2015. Shropshire Council and Broseley Town … Continue reading »

Secure Your Apprenticeship events coming up in October

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County Training is running a series of information and advice events for young people and their parents and carers to promote the benefits of vocational training. Continue reading »

Women Make Sport conference to focus on increasing numbers of active women

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Energize, the sport and physical activity partnership for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, host their latest conference entitled “Women Make Sport” on Friday 9 October. Continue reading »

Waiting list for occupational therapy more than halved

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The waiting list for Shropshire Council’s occupational therapy has more than halved as a result of closer working with housing services. A number of occupational therapists now sit with the private sector housing team, which has meant that between April … Continue reading »

Views sought about future of Shifnal Library

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Shifnal Town Council has agreed to take over the running of Shifnal Library – if the plans get a positive response from the local community. Under the plans, Shifnal Town Council would lease the library from Shropshire Council, and run … Continue reading »

People invited to more Let’s Talk Local sessions for advice about care

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Shropshire Council and People2People are inviting people and their carers to drop into their Let’s Talk Local hub session for the latest advice and information. Continue reading »

Information and ideas shared at community event

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The Community Liaison Meeting at Rowley’s House News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Representatives from a range of organisations gathered at University Centre Shrewsbury’s Rowley’s House base last week to share information, views and ideas on the development of … Continue reading »

Teenage Book Award 2015 to be launched on 23 September

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Following on from the successful first year of the Shropshire Teenage Book Award, which Bali Rai’s “Web Of Darkness” won, the Schools Library Service are pleased to be hosting the launch of the second Shropshire Teenage Book Award on 23 … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council emphasises its support for county’s agricultural sector

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Shropshire Council and Shropshire Business Board have emphasised their strong support for local farmers and for businesses in the county’s agriculture and land-based sector, who are facing very testing times. The agricultural sector is very important to Shropshire with over … Continue reading »

Local businesses sign Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

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Today (Thursday 10 September 2015) both Shropshire Housing Group and Severnside Housing signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, pledging their support to the Armed Forces Community. Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 8 September 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 8 September 2015. Barn, Roughton, Bridgnorth, WV15 5HE (14/02958/VAR) Removal of Conditions 10 (restricted use) and 11 (restricted occupancy) attached to 10/03590/COU to … Continue reading »

Meet the leaders drop-in event

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Deputy Provost Paul Kirkbright (left) and Sir David Lees People are invited to find out more about University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) from the leadership team at a drop-in event next week. Anyone can … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Swimming Centre – temporary closure

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Due to essential maintenance required at Whitchurch Swimming Centre, we regret to say that the facility will be closed until week beginning Monday 21 September 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause and will keep customers informed of the … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s response to the refugees from the Syria crisis

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Shropshire Council’s Cabinet met informally today (Wednesday 9 September 2015) and, amongst other things, our response to the refugees from the Syria Crisis was discussed.  Cabinet members were unanimous that the UK and Shropshire should do what we can to help. It … Continue reading »

Instant swabs now used at food businesses to detect any contamination

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The prevention of food poisoning within Shropshire food businesses has gained an extra level of protection with the use of instant swabs to detect contamination or dirty residue left on preparation surfaces. The importance of cleaning and disinfection has been … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 2 September 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 2 September 2015. Land south of Hollins Lane, Newport Road, Woodseaves, Market Drayton (15/00924/EIA) Erection of two poultry sheds and feed … Continue reading »

Drive to recruit more Shropshire carers

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Four special events will be held in Shropshire this month in a bid to tackle the county’s ongoing recruitment crisis in the care industry. Continue reading »

County Training waves goodbye to The Hollies in Shrewsbury

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After over 20 years of being based at The Hollies in Sutton Road, Shrewsbury, County Training have relocated head office to Shirehall and The Gateway Education & Arts Centre, Shrewsbury. The relocation was complete in August 2015, enabling County Training to … Continue reading »

RAF Shawbury holds annual reception

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RAF Shawbury welcomed guests to its Annual Reception on Thursday 3 September 2015. Continue reading »

Lipreading Awareness Week – library sessions

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Shropshire Libraries is teaming up with Sally Joyner, Deaf Awareness and Lipreading tutor and Shropshire Deaf and Hard of Hearing Forum, to bring free drop in advice and lipreading taster sessions to libraries during Lipreading Awareness Week, Monday 7 September … Continue reading »

Refugees – statement from Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council

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“Shropshire Council has yet to formally make decisions concerning refugees, yet the overwhelming response is that we should play our part to help whoever we can. Our hearts reach out to those affected by war and other atrocities. Shropshire communities … Continue reading »

Baby-Friendly Award for Shropshire

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Shropshire Council’s Sure Start children’s centres team and Shropshire Community Health Trust’s Health Visiting Team have been awarded the prestigious Baby-Friendly Award for the high standard of care given to pregnant women, mothers and their babies. The teams are the latest … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 10 September 2015

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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 September 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the full … Continue reading »

Important changes to options report for Shrewsbury swimming provision

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Shropshire Council has made some important changes to the options report, for the provision of public swimming (and fitness) facilities in Shrewsbury. Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing granted an injunction against a tenant

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing After a long and arduous process, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) have been granted an injunction against a tenant, and an attached power of arrest to go with it. … Continue reading »

Entries being taken for 5km trail race at Severn Valley Country Park

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On Sunday 27 September 2015 a fantastic running event is being held at Severn Valley Country Park.  Shropshire Council’s outdoor partnership team will be holding the third annual Severn Valley Trail Race, starting from the visitor centre in Alveley near Bridgnorth. … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 8 September 2015

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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 8 September 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Shropshire offers exciting programme of free Heritage Open Days events

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Shropshire’s heritage enthusiasts and organisers have prepared an exciting programme of free events for the public from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 September. The programme which is part of the national Heritage Open Days initiative includes a chance to see … Continue reading »

A tale of two cities – exhibition by Dutch artist Jet Rotmans comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An exhibition by an artist from Shrewsbury’s twin town of Zutphen will launch in late September 2015 at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. “Jet Rotmans: A Tale of Two Cities – Shrewsbury and Zutphen” will open to the public on Monday … Continue reading »

Chance to vote for The Mere at Ellesmere as the UK’s favourite park

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The Mere at Ellesmere is in the running to be named the nation’s favourite park in the Green Flag Award People’s Choice awards 2015 The Mere was one of 1,582 parks and green spaces in the UK that were awarded … Continue reading »

Take extra care on rural roads during harvest season

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News from our partners Safety Roads Partnership, West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police The Safer Roads Partnership, West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police are warning motorists of the dangers that may be present at this time of year as farmers … Continue reading »

HRH The Duke of Gloucester to officially open Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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HRH The Duke of Gloucester will officially open Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Thursday 17 September. Continue reading »

Canonbury Bridge temporary closure

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Canonbury Bridge in Shrewsbury will be closed from Monday 7 September 2015 between the hours of 9.30am and 4pm for up to one week, to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the Canonbury Road over the … Continue reading »

Have your say on the future of Cleobury Mortimer Library

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Shropshire Council is inviting residents in Cleobury Mortimer and the surrounding area to give their views on proposals for their local library service. A period of consultation starts today  – Wednesday 26 August 2015 – and will run until Wednesday … Continue reading »

Park in Shrewsbury for just £1 on Bank Holiday Monday

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People visiting Shrewsbury on Bank Holiday Monday (31 August 2015) will be able to park for just £1 in all Shropshire Council-run car parks. Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 2 September 2015

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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 Wednesday 2 September 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Oswestry’s European Week of Sport: 7–12 September 2015

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Shropshire Council’s leisure services and community enablement teams have joined together to hold a week of events in Oswestry to celebrate the European Week of Sport between Monday 7 September and Saturday 12 September 2015. The European Week of Sport … Continue reading »

Find out the final preparations for the start of courses at University Centre Shrewsbury

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The next Severn Loop Forum in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 15 September 2015 will hear about the final stages of preparation for the first intake of students to University Centre Shrewsbury, and will also discuss an exciting programme of transport infrastructure projects … Continue reading »

Ask the expert, at Severn Valley Country Park

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As Geofest 2015 draws to a close, experts from the group Geologists in the Geopark will be spending the day at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley on Sunday 30 August 2015. Severn Valley Country Park is part of the … Continue reading »

Family Fun Dog Show at Oak Farm in Ditton Priors

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Oak Farm, which offers training in agricultural and horticultural work to people with learning disabilities, will next month be hosting a fabulous “Family Fun Dog Show”. Oak Farm is situated right in the heart of Ditton Priors and is supported … Continue reading »

GCSE success for County Training students

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  Wendy Hayes (left), Chloe Jones (right). Shropshire Council’s County Training, the largest private training provider in Shropshire, has achieved its first year of GCSE results. As a response to the Government strategy to improve post-16 numeracy and literacy, the … Continue reading »

Shropshire students congratulated on GCSE results success

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GCSE results are published today (Thursday 20 August 2015) and early indications show that 2015 is likely to be another successful year for Shropshire’s schools and academies. Councillor Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We would … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 11 August 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 11 August 2015. Proposed residential development land at Hemford Bromlow, Minsterley (14/03447/OUT) Erection of one dwelling with detached domestic garage, and formation of … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury supports National Citizen Service initiative

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The Fun Day organised from Rowley’s House by young people taking part in the National Citizen Service scheme. The University Centre Shrewsbury team welcomed young people taking part in the National Citizen Service … Continue reading »

Sportivate: could you deliver a sporting project for young people?

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News from our partners Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin On Monday 25 August 2015 Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, in partnership with Shropshire Council’s leisure services and Telford and Wrekin Council’s leisure services, are hosting a night at Shirehall, Shrewsbury to … Continue reading »

Ellesmere Library Open Afternoon

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Shropshire Council is inviting local residents, community enterprises and other organisations to an open afternoon to find out more and help develop the future of Ellesmere Library and Customer Service Point Continue reading »

Evening of taster lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury

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An evening of taster lectures is being held to give people a snapshot of learning and research at University Centre Shrewsbury. Research, learning and teaching at the institution are aligned to local, regional and national needs, spanning four areas; Medicine … Continue reading »

Helena Lane to host exotic animal show – Friday 4 September 2015

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Helena Lane Community Centre in Ludlow will be the venue for an exotic animal show when it hosts its ‘Community Fun Day’ on Friday 4 September 2015.

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Bridgnorth Skate Park Jam – 22 August 2015

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Young skaters and riders are being invited to hone their skills as part of a special Bridgnorth Skate Jam on Saturday 22 August 2015.

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Government announces a delay to Care Act funding reform

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Funding reform was due to come into force in April 2016 as part of the Care Act. However, the Government has decided to delay implementation until April 2020.

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A World of LEGO® comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on 14 September

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LEGO® enthusiast Warren Elsmore will be staging his touring exhibition ‘Brick City – the World’s most iconic buildings and landmarks in LEGO®’. Continue reading »

A Pathway to Independence at the Shrewsbury Flower Show

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Shrewsbury Flower Show presents beautiful garden designs put together by hard working individuals with a flair for foliage. However, this year’s event may be considered special for an alternate reason. Continue reading »

Shropshire students congratulated as A-level results published

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Initial results point towards 2015 being another year of high achievement for A-level students across the Shropshire Council area. Early indications are that the post-16 results for Shropshire’s schools, academies and colleges are, in the round, again good and that … Continue reading »

Patients asked to share their views of major hip and knee surgery

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Patients and public are being given their chance to share their views on hip and knee surgery in Shropshire to help the local NHS consider how to spend money more wisely for the future of health care services. Shropshire’s rate … Continue reading »

Health and wellbeing advice at Flower Show

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Health organisations across the county will be coming together at this week’s flower Show under the ‘Shropshire Together’ banner, to give visitors an opportunity to find out more about services to support their health and wellbeing. Continue reading »

Massala in Craven Arms awarded this year’s prestigious title ‘Curry Chef of the Year 2015’

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Shukria Raza of Massala in Craven Arms was awarded the prestigious title of Shropshire Council’s Curry Chef of the Year 2015 after a dramatic final ‘cook-off’ on Tuesday 11 August. Continue reading »

Hundreds of Shropshire people come out to play to celebrate Play Week

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More than 1200 people of all ages came out to play last week as part of Shropshire Council’s ‘Play Week’, which took place from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 August 2015. During the week events were held in Craven Arms, Whitchurch, Bridgnorth and … Continue reading »

Ban for private hire driver prosecuted for illegally plying for trade

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team has welcomed the successful prosecution of a private hire driver who was found to be illegally plying for hire. Adeel Qayyum, of Clay Lane, Birmingham was sentenced at Shrewsbury Magistrates’ Court on 6 August 2015 … Continue reading »

Curry chefs to compete for the prestigious title ‘Curry Chef of the Year 2015’

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Curry chefs from restaurants in Craven Arms, Shrewsbury, Gobowen and Oswestry will compete to be named the best in the county in a prestigious competition run by Shropshire Council. The four finalists in the council’s 2015 ‘Curry Chef of the … Continue reading »

Share views on accommodation plans to regenerate part of Shrewsbury town centre

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People are invited to take a look at proposals for the next stage of University Centre Shrewsbury living accommodation after careful consideration of the best potential options for students, residents, businesses and wider partners.

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Oak Farm gets a mention in popular Shropshire Magazine

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A lovely village by the name of Ditton Priors in the south of Shropshire is home to a fantastic project that is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Continue reading »

Historic photographs of Shrewsbury are now online

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As many of the residents of the county know Shropshire is rich in heritage and, thanks to the hard work by staff and volunteers at Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives, thousands of historic photographs of Shrewsbury and other areas of Shropshire are now available online for all to see.

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Gritters out and about this summer

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Gritters are a common sight across the county during the winter months, and they are vital for keeping the county’s roads safe in icy conditions. However, some residents may be seeing them on the roads in the next few weeks. … Continue reading »

Matchday parking reminder to fans and local residents

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With the start of the the football season this weekend, Shropshire Council is reminding all football fans visiting Shrewsbury Town FC to be considerate as to where they park their cars when attending home games this season, and adhere to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 4 August 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 4 August 2015. Land adjacent to the builders yard knwon as no8 Barkers Green, Wem (15/01036/FUL) Change of use of land for … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, and Lanyon Bowdler, launch The Culture Club

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Owners of businesses in Shrewsbury and Shropshire who are interested in heritage are invited to join a new free network The Culture Club – business networking with a difference. The first meeting is on Thursday 24 September 2015 at 8am at … Continue reading »

Ruling boost for Shropshire affordable housing developments

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In a “landmark” judgement, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning’s Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) has been successfully challenged at the High Court. Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 11 August 2015

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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 11 August 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the … Continue reading »

Ticklerton Bridge closure from 17 August 2015

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Ticklerton Bridge will be closed from Monday 17 August 2015 for up to 10 weeks to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the Ticklerton to Acton Scott/Harton road over a tributary of the Eaton Brook. The … Continue reading »

Shaping the future of the library service in Albrighton

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An open afternoon at Albrighton Library, held to start local discussions on the opportunities for both the library service and the building, was well attended by local people all wanting to find out more and to share their ideas for … Continue reading »

Bridgnorth Endowed School footbridge work: temporary closure of B4373 road

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The Bridgnorth Endowed School footbridge is to be replaced, and work will require the overnight closure of the B4373 road between the Innage Lane and Stanley Lane junctions in Bridgnorth. The work will involve removal of the existing footbridge by … Continue reading »

Drink-driving: getting the message across

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News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership for West Mercia and Warwickshire Figures from the recent West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police drink-drive campaign show the message is getting through to the majority of drivers. Those being stopped for breath … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 4 August 2015

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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 4 August 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Unique partnership helping young local people achieve potential

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A unique partnership between Shropshire Youth, the Emerging Leaders charity and The Shrewsbury Club has been successfully piloted in Shrewsbury to help disadvantaged young people begin to achieve their potential. The Stride Out project, which began in June 2015, has … Continue reading »

New guided walks programme for country parks from September 2015

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A new programme of guided walks at Shropshire Council’s country parks from September 2015 until December 2015 has been announced. The September 2015 walk requires payment at the time of booking, and the October 2015 walk starts from Stanmore Country … Continue reading »

Wilmington Bridge closure from 3 August 2015

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Wilmington Bridge will be closed from Monday 3 August 2015 for up to two weeks to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries an unclassified road off the B4386 over the Aylesford Brook at Wilmington. The work … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 29 July 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 29 July 2015). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item title … Continue reading »

Severn Valley Country Park welcoming back Rain or Shine Theatre Company

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are readying themselves for a mysterious and magical evening of theatrical entertainment on Friday 14 August 2015. The Rain or Shine Theatre Company is returning to the park as part of their … Continue reading »

Shaping the Homelessness Strategy for 2015-2017

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Shropshire Council has recently held a consultation event for partner agencies to inform the new Homelessness Strategy for 2015-2017. The half-day consultation event took place on Tuesday 14 July 2015, with delegates expressing how useful they found the event and … Continue reading »

Memories are made of these

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Shropshire Council’s Resilient Communities team, a widely-skilled group of individuals, have begun to provide a brand new service for carers within the Shropshire area. “Memories are made of these” is a café set up by the team that provides early … Continue reading »

Residents views sought on Bishop’s Castle Customer Service Point

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Shropshire Council is inviting residents in Bishop’s Castle and the surrounding area to give their views on proposals for their local Customer Service Point. The consultation runs until Monday 31 August 2015, and will ask residents their thoughts on the proposal … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s public health team and Young Health Champions join up to design new GP leaflet for young people

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Public health team and Shropshire’s Young Health Champions produce a young people-friendly leaflet about what to expect when visiting any local GP practice. Continue reading »

Team Shrewsbury success rolls on

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News from Team Shrewsbury Team Shrewsbury, a partnership of groups and organisations which aims to make the town an even better place to live, work and visit, is celebrating its most recent success. Inspector Graham Preece from West Mercia Police, … Continue reading »

Blog: University Centre Shrewsbury – from research to action

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Blog from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Finding new ways to support people who are out of work The Nigerian proverb “it takes a whole village to raise a child” seems to sum up at least some of the philosophy … Continue reading »

Local residents to receive important voter registration information

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Households in the Shropshire Council area will soon be receiving a form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for those living at their address is correct, as part of Shropshire Council’s annual voter … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 16 July 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 16 July 2015. Land adjacent to Holcroft Way, Cross Houses, Shrewsbury (15/00539/OUT)Outline application for residential development to include means of access.  Decision:  … Continue reading »

Low awareness of non-lump breast cancer symptoms putting West Midlands over 70s’ health at risk

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News from our partners Public Health England Latest Be Clear on Cancer in the West Midlands campaign urges women over 70 to be aware of breast cancer symptoms Approximately 30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer report a symptom other … Continue reading »

20th anniversary for Shropshire Archives

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This month Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives is celebrating 20 years at Castle Gates in Shrewsbury. The building, then known as the Shropshire Records and Research Centre, was opened by Councillor George Raxster on 24 July 1995. Since then the service … Continue reading »

Shawbury Library drop-in event next Monday

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A drop in event is being held at Shawbury Library on Monday 27 July 2015 from 2pm until 6pm. As part of the redesign of library services, Shropshire Council would like to explore alternative community management arrangements for Shawbury Library. The … Continue reading »

Opportunity to shape the future of the library service in Albrighton

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Shropshire Council is inviting local residents, community enterprises and private sector organisations to help shape and develop the future of Albrighton Library and Customer Service Point – starting with an open afternoon at the library. The library will be opening … Continue reading »

£146,000 funding sees Women and Broadband project continue

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£146,000 has been made available to allow the continued delivery of the Women and Broadband project after Connecting Shropshire, Superfast Staffordshire, and Superfast Telford, successfully bid for funding from Broadband Delivery UK and the Government Equalities Office. Women in Rural … Continue reading »

Residents’ views sought on proposals for Bishop’s Castle Library

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Shropshire Council is inviting residents in Bishop’s Castle and the surrounding area to give their views on proposals for their local library service. A period of consultation started today (Monday 20 July 2015) and will run until Monday 31 August 2015. … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 14 July 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 July 2015. The Fish Shop, High Street, Broseley, TF12 5ET (14/03594/VAR) Application under Section 73a of the Town and Country … Continue reading »

Open air cinema comes to Severn Valley Country Park

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Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park (SVCP) near Alveley are happy to be working with local company Salvage Cinema to bring Hollywood to the beautiful surroundings of the park. The team at Salvage Cinema have a huge passion for film, … Continue reading »

Shropshire residents to be able to recycle household batteries on recycling day

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It will soon be even easier for residents in the Shropshire Council area to recycle their old batteries, when Veolia, the council’s waste contractor, launches a kerbside battery collection service. From Monday 20 July 2015 residents can put their household batteries … Continue reading »

Shropshire residents asked for views on highways and transport services

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People’s views on Shropshire Council’s highways and transport services will soon be compared with others across England, thanks to the National Highways and Transport Public Satisfaction survey. Shropshire Council is one of 75 councils to sign up to a standardised … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 7 July 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 7 July 2015. Proposed solar farm at Rhosygadfa, Gobowen (14/03946/FUL) Construction of a solar farm comprising the installation of (circa) 40,000 ground mounted solar … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council rangers gearing up for busy, fun-filled summer holiday

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This year Severn Valley Country Park, near Alveley, has a number of exciting activities for  children to enjoy over the summer holidays. The regular Wednesday events (starting on 22 July 2015) will continue with lots of different themes including Minions, Vikings, superheroes, … Continue reading »

National ‘Playday’ week is coming to Shropshire

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National “Playday” (Wednesday 5 August 2015)  is a celebration of children’s right to play and a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. The ‘Play Week’ surrounding National Playday commences Monday 3 August 2015, and play events will be … Continue reading »

Innovative HeatSavers scheme to be presented at national conference

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The highly-exciting HeatSavers scheme, that was led by Shropshire Council and saw adult services and public health work with Age UK and Marches Energy Agency, has been accepted to be presented at the Public Health England Annual Conference 2015. The HeatSavers scheme was … Continue reading »

Applications invited to provide youth activities

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Shropshire Council wants to hear from local organisations or individuals interested in providing youth activities for 10- to 19-year-olds (up to 24-year-olds for individuals with learning difficulties) in the Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Whitchurch areas. From Friday … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury town centre to open as normal this Sunday

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Shrewsbury town centre will be open as normal this Sunday (12 July 2015) after essential drainage and gas works at Mardol House were completed ahead of schedule. Shoplatch was closed to traffic last Sunday (5 July 2015) while this work … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 16 July 2015

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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 16 July 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 14 July 2015

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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 14 July 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Grants for youth activities available in Much Wenlock and Shipton

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Residents of Much Wenlock and Shipton are invited to the next Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting, where they will be able to find out more about a new grant opportunity that is available for the provision of youth activity in the … Continue reading »

Summer Reading Challenge 2015: inspiring children to read and set a Guinness World Records title this summer

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Libraries across Shropshire are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records as featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015. Organised by The … Continue reading »

Our Big Gig happening in Whitchurch on Saturday 11 July

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Our Big Gig is nearly here – taking place this Saturday 11 July 2015 from 3pm at Centre NE in Whitchurch. It is a free event, organised by Shropshire Council with the support of Whitchurch Town Council and local people, with … Continue reading »

Rod to reach for new heights in aid of nursing trust

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Shropshire Council’s director of public health Rod Thomson will be joining a team of intrepid volunteers to climb Mount Edith Cavell in Canada to help raise funds for nurses and other healthcare workers. Rod is one of three nurses from … Continue reading »

Kids – get your shake on with Disney this summer

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Children aged 5 to 11 are being invited to shake it up with their favourite Disney characters as part of a new campaign launched to get kids more active during the summer holidays. The Change4Life with Disney 10-Minute Shake Up campaign … Continue reading »

Proposal to consult on closure of Buildwas Primary School

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Shropshire Council is planning to consult on proposals which could result in the closure of Buildwas Primary School. Buildwas Primary School was placed in special measures following its most recent Ofsted inspection in January 2015. Prior to this the school … Continue reading »

European funding on the agenda at next Craven Arms and Rural LJC meeting

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Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned on Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 7pm at Clee St Margaret Village Hall. The main item for discussion will be European funding opportunities for the local south … Continue reading »

First look at new student apartments as showflat is unveiled

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People have been given a glimpse of what the apartments that will house students at the new University Centre Shrewsbury will be like. Continue reading »

Missing link between dinosaurs and birds explained at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film “Jurassic World” breaking box office records. Now, on Wednesday 22 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition “Archaeopteryx – the missing link … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council reflects on the Care Act in Shropshire – three months on

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It has now been three months since the country saw the biggest change to English adult social care law in over 60 years, as the newly introduced Care Act reformed the law relating to care and support for adults and … Continue reading »

Building control team hosts a Housing Standards Review Seminar

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Shropshire Council’s building control team held a seminar on Tuesday 30 June 2015 about the latest changes being introduced in England to improve consistency in housing standards. The event was well attended and offered an opportunity for delegates to discuss … Continue reading »

Working Together to host its Diversity Club at Helena Lane in Ludlow

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News from our partners Working Together Working Together will soon be hosting a weekly club for people with learning disabilities at Shropshire Council’s Helena Lane Day Centre in Ludlow. Working Together is a charity which has been running a successful … Continue reading »

New study shows that physically active children are happier and more confident

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News from our partners Public Health England Change4Life and Disney have today (Thursday 2 July 2015) announced the launch of this year’s 10 Minute Shake Up campaign, with schools across the country being invited to join the largest ever interactive PE … Continue reading »

Internationally-renowned experts appointed to improve wayfinding in Shrewsbury town centre

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News from our partners Shrewsbury BID Internationally-renowned experts have been appointed to redesign and improve street signage and maps to welcome and help guide people around Shrewsbury town centre and make the most of its attractions. Shrewsbury BID, in partnership with … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 7 July 2015

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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 7 July 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Shropshire Mutual Exchange Register launch

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The launch of the new Shropshire Mutual Exchange Register today (Wednesday 1 July 2015) will enable tenants in a Shropshire HomePoint partner landlord property to exchange their homes across Shropshire. As a new addition to the Shropshire HomePoint one-stop housing … Continue reading »

Dehydration and sunburn the big dangers as temperatures forecast to top 30 degrees

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People are being urged to look after each other in the hot weather, with temperatures forecast to possibly exceed 30 degrees centigrade this week. Continue reading »

Schoolpupil tells councillors how school helped her to beat the bullies

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A 10-year-old girl from Shrewsbury has told Shropshire Councillors how support from “amazing people” at her school has helped her cope with being bullied. Continue reading »

Mytton Bridge closure extended

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Work at Mytton Bridge, which has been closed since 5 May 2015, is expected to take another 10 days to complete. Essential repairs continue on the bridge, which carries the carries Mytton Lane over the River Perry at Mytton. Difficult … Continue reading »

Drop into Let’s Talk Local: Shrewsbury, Oswestry or Ludlow

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Shropshire Council and People2People are inviting people and their carers to drop into their Let’s Talk Local hub session for the latest advice and information. These drop-in sessions, taking place in Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Ludlow, are part of a new … Continue reading »

Louise House in Shrewsbury to be trialled as new medical assessment centre

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Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that Louise House in Shrewsbury will be trialled as a new medical assessment centre, offering people with disabilities in Shropshire a great facility, right on their doorstep. The trial will be run by Capita … Continue reading »

First pupils welcomed to the Kettlemere Centre in Ellesmere

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The first pupils have been welcomed to the Kettlemere Centre at the Lakelands Academy in Ellesmere, which will provide a special educational needs centre for up to 24 secondary-age pupils whose primary need is communication and interaction. Seven pupils have … Continue reading »

Lots to talk about at Broseley and Barrow LJC on 8 July

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Residents of Broseley and Barrow are invited to the next Broseley and Barrow Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at Willey Village Hall at 7pm.  Residents can hear about some significant matters that are up for … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury venues report increased attendances

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Annual attendance at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn has increased by more than 10%, the venue has confirmed. Ticket sales for year ending 31 March 2015 totalled 159,936, an increase of more than 15,000 on the previous 12 months. Audiences from Shropshire … Continue reading »

Charity ‘Shrowsbury’ v ‘Shroosbury’ debate

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The Shrewsbury train station sign – but is it said ‘Shrowsbury’ or ‘Shroosbury’? The long-running question of how to pronounce the name of Shropshire’s county town will be the focus of a charity … Continue reading »

Getting ready to celebrate as Armed Forces Day nears

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Armed Forces Day will finally be with us on Saturday 27 June 2015, giving everyone the chance to celebrate and thank our Armed Forces for their contribution to our country, both current service personnel and veterans. This year, the Shropshire … Continue reading »

Explore the life of deaf Romany, Bill Lock, at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery

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“In conversation with the past”, a film portrait of Clun’s famous ‘character’ Bill Lock by artist filmmaker Nicola Lane, will be shown at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery on Sunday 12 July at 2pm. Entry is free. Bill Lock was … Continue reading »

Sunday shoppers urged to visit Shrewsbury while university accommodation work is carried out

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Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed on Sunday 5 July and Sunday 12 July 2015 while essential drainage and gas works is carried out at Mardol House – which is providing student accommodation for University Centre Shrewsbury from September 2015. … Continue reading »

Kids get running shoes on and get involved in Race for Life

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Young people took part in the annual Children’s and Young People’s Race for Life event recently, to help raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Have your say at the next Albrighton area LJC on 8 July 2015

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The next meeting of the Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be held on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at The Red House, Albrighton starting at 7pm. As usual the meeting will start with an update from both the Shropshire … Continue reading »

Free business workshop on financial support for better broadband

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Shropshire Council, together with INCA (Independent Networks Co-operative Association), is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday 15 July 2015, offering a great opportunity to find out how to get financial support for better broadband. Attendees will find out how the … Continue reading »

Applications invited to provide youth activities in areas of Shropshire

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Shropshire Council wants to hear from local organisations or individuals interested in providing youth activities for 10- to-19- year olds (24-years-old for individuals with learning difficulties) in the following areas: Wem and Shawbury; Ellesmere; Gobowen, Selattyn, St Martins and Weston … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 18 June 2015

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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 June 2015. The Garage, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, SY5 0BW (13/03197/OUT) Renewal of Extant Planning Permission SA/08/1506/O – Outline application for the … Continue reading »

Extra help for first University Centre Shrewsbury undergraduates

22/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury’s first full-time undergraduates will benefit from extra help during their studies thanks to a new bursary to celebrate its foundation. All undergraduates starting full-time courses at University Centre Shrewsbury in … Continue reading »

Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

22/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Common spotted orchids in Spring Pieces Meadow at Severn Valley Country Park. After a successful visit to Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley earlier in 2015, orchid expert Phil Seaton is returning to lead a hands-on demonstration. Phil is … Continue reading »

Canal path reopened in Castlefields, Shrewsbury

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On Saturday 20 June the restored old canal path running to Castlefields, Shrewsbury was officially opened. Continue reading »

Residents asked to ‘recycle one more thing’ to mark National Recycle Week

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News from our partner, Veolia. With National Recycle Week upon us once again this week (22 to 28 June 2015), residents across Shropshire  are being encouraged to recycle “one more thing” to mark the occasion. The annual week-long national campaign … Continue reading »

Business loan helps The Boathouse in Ellesmere expand and grow

22/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Boathouse restaurant and café is on target to achieve a turnover of £1million by next year, thanks to a business loan from Shropshire Council. Continue reading »

Report shows drop in smoking for pregnant women in Shropshire

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New figures published this week show a steep fall in the in the number of pregnant women who smoke in Shropshire. Continue reading »

New tenants sought for The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre

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Food production companies are being alerted to the availability of three food production units at The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 9 June 2015

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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 June 2015. Land off Drayton Road, Hodnet, Market Drayton, TF9 3NF (14/03403/OUT)Outline application for the erection of 14 dwellings (to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 16 June 2015

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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 June 2015. Royal George, High Street, Shifnal, TF11 8BL (15/00321/FUL) Extension and alterations to existing public house to facilitate conversion … Continue reading »

Strategy for broadband in Shropshire: open letter from Councillor Steve Charmley

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Dear All In order to set expectations and dispel some of the myths perpetrated by detractors of the Connecting Shropshire Programme I thought I would provide an ‘open’ letter update on our progress and aspirations for delivering better broadband to … Continue reading »

Assistive technology to support people in Shropshire to live more safely and independently

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Shropshire Council is keen to raise awareness of the technology available which enables people to live more safely and independently, in a place of their choice. The council offers a great range of assistive technology through its telecare service. It … Continue reading »

Shropshire law firm becomes first corporate sponsor of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council; and Andrew Evans, Lanyon Bowdler outside Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery A law firm has become the first ever corporate sponsor of Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery after agreeing a deal with Shropshire Council. The pioneering … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing tenants could be shopping in style

17/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) are delighted to have signed up to a new, national rents campaign that means five tenants across the country could be celebrating an impressive … Continue reading »

A day in the life of… ‘An RAF air traffic control school’

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As Armed Forces Day fast approaches, the Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC) are to spend a day at RAF Shawbury. Tomorrow (Thursday 18 June 2015) Shropshire AFCC will be learning what a typical day is like for an RAF … Continue reading »

Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in event at University

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury An event is being held for professionals working with children, young people and families who are looking for a part-time study opportunity to support them in their role. The University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) Childhood … Continue reading »

Reminder about road closures during Shrewsbury Half Marathon this Sunday

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Roads in and around Shrewsbury will be closed this Sunday (21 June 2015) when 2,500 people take part in this year’s Shrewsbury Half Marathon. The race starts at 9.30am with roads being closed to traffic beforehand, for the set-up operation. … Continue reading »

Bridgnorth Skate Park Jam this Saturday

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Young skaters and riders are being invited to hone their skills as part of a special Bridgnorth Skate Jam this weekend (Saturday 20 June 2015). The event is being organised by Shropshire Council, Bridgnorth Town Council and Canvas, the company that … Continue reading »

Supporting people with learning disabilities – the Basil Houghton Memorial Trust

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Shropshire Council and Shropshire RCC is reminding people with learning disabilities, their family carers and voluntary organisations of the small grants available to them from the Basil Houghton Memorial Trust.

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Family fun day in The Quarry, Shrewsbury this Thursday

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Sure Start children’s centres in Shrewsbury are holding their tenth annual “Party in the Park” family fun day in The Quarry this Thursday (18 June 2015) from 11am to 2pm. The event aims to promote the benefits of Sure Start … Continue reading »

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people with a learning difficulty?

15/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Taking Part is an independent registered charity providing a range of services to people with a learning difficulty including autism. It operates its services throughout Shropshire, including Telford and Wrekin and frequently takes on appropriate projects at a regional and national level. Continue reading »

Staff take part in national Work Out at Work day

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Members of staff at Shropshire Council today took part in the national Work Out at Work Day. Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 18 June 2015

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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 June 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 16 June 2015

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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 June 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Another successful Voluntary Community Sector Assembly Annual Meeting

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News from our partners Voluntary Community Sector Assembly At the recent Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) Assembly Annual Meeting over 80 delegates welcomed Jenny Rouse, a Shropshire lass, now working for the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) based in Manchester. Jenny … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on 10 June 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 10 June 2015). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item … Continue reading »

COGS Conference – a place to think, talk and do business in Shropshire

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The Shropshire and Telford procurement group COGS have brought together some of the biggest buyers in the county for the annual COGS Conference “Think, Talk, Do Business” to look at utilising local suppliers for the benefit of your business.   This … Continue reading »

Arts and culture societies invited to discuss opportunities

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Jess Grocutt, Students Union Co-ordinator News from our partners Univeristy Centre Shrewsbury Arts and culture will be in the picture at a University Centre Shrewsbury Societies Evening this month. Representatives from arts and culture societies are invited to the event … Continue reading »

Record attendance for Shropshire’s annual business summit

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More than 120 businesses attended this year’s Shropshire Business Summit at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow stadium on 8 June 2015 – a record attendance. Continue reading »

Some GCSE courses for adults funded by County Training from this September

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From September 2015 adults across Shropshire will have the opportunity to complete a GCSE in English or Maths fully funded by County Training. County Training, part of Shropshire Council, and also the largest provider of private training in Shropshire, will be … Continue reading »

Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme available to Shropshire businesses

08/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Eligible businesses and charitable organisations in Shropshire can now apply for a Connection Voucher worth up to £3,000 towards the cost of upgrading to superfast broadband.   The Connection Voucher Scheme is administered by Digital Birmingham, which has over 12 months’ … Continue reading »

Raising awareness of caring

05/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) and Shropshire Council are raising awareness of caring and the fantastic job carers do as part of Carers Week 2015. Carers Week, which runs from Monday 8 June to Sunday 14 June 2015, is an … Continue reading »

Landfill gas project gets underway in Oswestry

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A closed landfill in Shropshire is taking part in a European-funded project to boost the amount of energy generated from gas at old sites and reduce landfill emissions across the country. Maesbury Road closed landfill site near Oswestry is one … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 9 June 2015

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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 June 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s best building schemes named

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Shropshire building control partners have won major regional awards for excellence. The project team, consisting of the contractors,/developers, designers and Shropshire building control surveyors, took the winning places in the following categories in the Shropshire and Staffordshire regional LABC (Local … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 21 May 2015

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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 May 2015. Land off Horsebridge Road, Minsterley, Shrewsbury (14/03670/OUT) Outline application for residential development of 15No dwellings (to include access).  Decision: … Continue reading »