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Whitchurch Library service – update

April 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The temporary library in Whitchurch Library’s garage will now continue to operate during next week – on Tuesday 22 April 2014, Thursday 24 April and Friday 25 April. Building work will make it necessary for the library to close for … Continue reading »

Motorcycle campaign tells of ‘Mike’s last ride’

April 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire With the Easter weekend approaching, many motorcyclists will be hoping for good weather so they can get out on their bikes and enjoy the many popular biking routes … Continue reading »

Residents urged to make their metals matter this Easter

April 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A new campaign has been launched to urge people living in Shropshire to make their ‘metals matter’ by encouraging them to recycle more. Continue reading »

Majority of Shropshire pupils going to preferred primary schools

April 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

More than 95 per cent of Shropshire pupils have been allocated their first preference of primary school in 2014. Today (Wednesday 16 April 2014) is the first ever “national allocation day” for primary school places.  Prior to this, each council … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Library to be closed during next week

April 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The temporary library in Whitchurch Library’s garage will close on Thursday 17 April 2014 at 4pm to allow the staff to move resources back into the main library. Due to building work it will be necessary for the library to … Continue reading »

Further underage sales of alcohol to children uncovered

April 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service has revealed that two retailers have failed to improve on their recent poor performance, when tested for the second time in recent weeks to determine whether they would sell alcohol to under 18s. Visits were … Continue reading »

Cashless payments now available in some Shrewsbury car parks

April 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People will be able to use their mobile phone to pay for parking at some Shrewsbury car parks under a new scheme being trialled by Shropshire Council. The cashless payment system is available at the short stay car parks in Bridge Street, St Austin’s and … Continue reading »

Electoral history to be made in Much Wenlock

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s first ever neighbourhood plan referendum will take place in Much Wenlock on Thursday 22 May 2014. Poll cards are being sent to about 2,300 electors in the Much Wenlock parish, giving them the right to vote on whether the neighbourhood plan should be formally adopted as planning policy or … Continue reading »

University for Shropshire plans gain momentum

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Plans are progressing to develop a new university for Shropshire as partners look at the best ways to create a Higher Education Institution that will provide unprecedented opportunities for students and the county. The University of Chester has worked with … Continue reading »

Ladies rounders in Oswestry

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s leisure services team has launched a new opportunity for women to play rounders in a ‘just-for-fun’ environment.  Women are encouraged to turn up and have a go regardless of age, experience or fitness levels. With funding from Rounders … Continue reading »

Scheme to help people with learning disabilities find work is celebrated

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The success of an initiative to help people with learning disabilities find work is being celebrated – and more employers are being encouraged to get involved. Enable is part of Shropshire Council, and works with employers to support adults with … Continue reading »

Rogue traders targeted by national week of action

April 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service has been taking action to target rogue traders as part of a week-long national enforcement and awareness initiative. Operation Rogue Trader is an annual week of activity co-ordinated by Operation Liberal, the national distraction burglary … Continue reading »

Changes to waste and recycling collections over Easter

April 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and its waste contractor Veolia are reminding people about changes to waste and recycling collections over Easter. Collection crews will be working as normal on Good Friday (Friday 18 April 2014). However, there are no collections taking place … Continue reading »

Shropshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

April 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has just made its Local Flood Risk Management Strategy available for public consultation.  Working collaboratively with Staffordshire County Council, which shares similar flooding issues to Shropshire, the council has developed a strategy to help better manage local flood … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee – 8 April 2014

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 8 April 2014. Refuse tip, Maesbury Road Industrial Estate, Maesbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire (14/00369/COU) Change of use from refuse tip to sale … Continue reading »

Oswestry Library and Booka Bookshop collaboration has many benefits

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An article in “The Bookseller” on 21 March 2014, headlined “BA urges libraries ‘not to compete’ with bookshops”, touches on what is happening successfully in Oswestry already; an ongoing and beneficial spirit of collaboration existing between Shropshire Council’s Oswestry Library and Booka … Continue reading »

Easter holiday fun at Severn Valley Country Park

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council invites you to join the outdoor recreation service and discover Severn Valley Country Park this Easter.  The service is offering a number of events to keep children occupied over the holidays.: Saturday 12 April 2014 – Sunday 27 April 2014 … Continue reading »

Wilfred Owen School scoots to success

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Wilfred Owen School in Shrewsbury took part in a Sustrans Bike Count competition during February 2014 and are now the proud owners of a Scooter Pod! Scooter and Cycle pods are made from recycled products and can store up to … Continue reading »

Plans to set up new ‘Help2Change’ company under ip&e to be progressed

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The development of a proposal to bring together initiatives that support people to live long and healthy lives into one company, as part of the Shropshire-Council owned organisation ip&e, was today (Wednesday 9 April 2014) agreed by councillors. Shropshire Council’s … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a warning to blue badge users

April 8, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding disabled persons about the abuse and misuse of blue badges. The advice follows a successful prosecution on 4 April 2014 where Shropshire Council brought a case under Section 117 (1) of the Road … Continue reading »

Council welcomes new train services into Wales

April 8, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is hailing the announcement of new peak hourly trains between Shrewsbury and Aberystwyth as a great boost for the county. Extra services are being funded by the Welsh Government on the Cambrian and Heart of Wales rail lines, … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 3 April 2014

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 3 April 2014. Residential development site land off Falkland Road, Dorrington, Shrewsbury (13/02776/OUT) Outline application for the erection of 19 dwellings to … Continue reading »

New opening hours for Shropshire Archives

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Archives will have new opening hours from Wednesday 16 April 2014, to ensure the service can be maintained amid funding pressures and reduced staffing numbers. The way in which people use the archive service is also changing, with fewer … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s voluntary organisations and local businesses confirm new working relationship

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly The key role of the voluntary and community sector in the social and economic future of the region has been officially recognised by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (MLEP). A Memorandum … Continue reading »

Acton Scott Farm gets ready to open doors for 2014

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Spring is in the air at Acton Scott Farm, run by Shropshire Council, ahead of its seasonal re-opening on Saturday 12 April 2014.  All the animals have returned from their winter lodgings and the farm’s sow has given birth to … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire secures additional funding for fibre broadband roll-out

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A further £1,454,257 has been awarded to Connecting Shropshire by the government to provide over 1,000 additional rural premises with access to faster fibre broadband. This extra coverage will be provided under an extension to the current Connecting Shropshire programme … Continue reading »

Minsterley and Pontesbury competition run by Community Alcohol Partnership

April 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people in the areas of Minsterley and Pontesbury, and surrounding villages, are invited to enter a competition and have the chance to win over £200 of prize money. The Community Alcohol Partnership’s competition is open for young people in … Continue reading »

New provision to support Shropshire’s young people

April 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has successfully won an 18-month contract to support young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). The bid for the European Social Fund (ESF) funding was led by Worcestershire County Council in partnership other councils, … Continue reading »

Innovative social enterprise hailed as uplifting and inspiring by Government minister

April 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An innovative social enterprise which is being rolled out across Shropshire has been hailed as “uplifting and inspiring” by a Government minister. People2People is an independent, community-based, social work practice established two years ago, and – as of 1 April … Continue reading »

Council receives Court of Appeal judgement

April 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is committed to continuing its work to give people more choice and control over adult social care services, after a Court of Appeal judgement was handed down today (Friday 4 April 2014).
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Councils raise awareness of child employment laws

April 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council are raising awareness of the laws in place to protect young people in work, as the country marks Child Employment Month. While out-and-about, staff are sharing information with schools, businesses, parents and young … Continue reading »

School pledges to improve following Ofsted inspection

April 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Staff and governors at St John the Baptist C of E (Controlled) Primary School in Ruyton-XI-Towns are working with Shropshire Council to address the outcomes of a recent report from Government inspectors. The Ofsted inspection, which took place in February … Continue reading »

Health update – advice for England and Wales affected by air pollution

April 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Update on health advice for England and Wales affected by air pollution from Public Health England Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 1 April 2014

April 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 April 2014. Application to register land known as The Green, Dunval Road, Bridgnorth as a Town Green. Decision: That the application to … Continue reading »

High levels of air pollution prompt precautionary health advice

April 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England (PHE) In the last few days a combination of local emissions, light winds, pollution from the continent and dust blown over from the Sahara caused a spike in the UK Air Quality Index … Continue reading »

Final reminder for adult social care event

April 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are being reminded about a free event taking place on Friday 4 April 2014 to promote the variety of adult social care support on offer in Shropshire. The “Personalisation: Our stories” event will take place at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, on … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s Voluntary Sector holds annual Assembly

April 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly holds its annual event tomorrow (Thursday 3 April 2014).  Attending the event as the key speaker is Caroline Slocock, the author of “Independence Undervalued: the Voluntary Sector in 2014″.  The publication has been written on … Continue reading »

Wem High Street due to reopen

April 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A road closure in the centre of Wem to allow essential gas works to be carried out is being removed – just in time for a special event this weekend. Wales and West Utilities have been working under a road … Continue reading »

Councillors to discuss setting up new company under ip&e to help improve people’s health

April 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Councillors are to discuss a proposal to bring together services that support people to live long and healthy lives into one company, as part of the Shropshire-Council owned organisation ip&e. Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will look at initial plans to form … Continue reading »

Event to share information for older people, carers and volunteers

April 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An event is taking place in Wem on Monday 7 April 2014 as part of an initiative which is offering support and guidance to help older people to be active and independent. Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing celebrates first birthday

April 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Towns And Rural Housing (STAR Housing) has been looking back at some of its key achievements over the past 12 months. Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 8 April 2014

April 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 8 April 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the full … Continue reading »

Entries being taken for Trail Race and Family Fun Run at Severn Valley Country Park

April 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Sunday 8 June 2014 a fantastic running event is being held at Severn Valley Country Park for the second year running.  Shropshire Council’s outdoor recreation service will be holding the annual Severn Valley Trail Race, and new for 2014, … Continue reading »

Shropshire Buyers celebrate success

April 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire and Telford Procurement group “COGs” have brought together some of the biggest buyers in the county for an event to look at utilising local suppliers for the benefit of your business.   Organisations such as Shropshire Council, Severnside … Continue reading »

Exciting new future begins for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows

April 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (SHDC) and neighbouring Onny Meadows start an exciting new future today (Tuesday 1 April 2014), as it transfers to new management. Continue reading »

Derek Lewis announced as new Chair of Community Alcohol Partnerships

March 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP)  Former Drinkaware Trust Chair Derek Lewis has been appointed the new Chair of Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP).  CAP brings together local retailers and licensees, trading standards, police, health services, education providers and … Continue reading »

Fluoride monitoring report finds lower levels of tooth decay in fluoridated areas

March 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Children in council areas with water fluoridation schemes (where the level of fluoride is adjusted to one part per million) have less tooth decay than those in council areas without such schemes, says … Continue reading »

Discover Shropshire Day 2014

March 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s museums and archives services Heritage Lottery-funded project, “Volunteering for Shropshire’s Heritage” is pleased to announce a very special event being held on Saturday 26 April 2014 at Shirehall in Shrewsbury.  “Discover Shropshire Day” will be an opportunity to … Continue reading »

Smoking doubles the risk of eye disease

March 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Optometrists from around the county came to listen to key experts in the fields of eye disease and public health recently as part of a project funded by the RNIB. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual … Continue reading »

Senior Safety Information Day taking place in Market Drayton

March 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Older people are being invited to an event in Market Drayton which will provide information to help keep people healthy, active and independent. The senior safety information day will take place on Thursday 10 April at the Festival Drayton Centre, … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 1 April 2014

March 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 April 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 3 April 2014

March 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 3 April 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

England Women to play World Cup qualifier in Shrewsbury

March 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners The Football Association (The FA) and Sportcel, The FA’s marketing partner England Women are set to play their key World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow stadium. The Lionesses, who sit top of … Continue reading »

Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

March 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Scrutiny of proposals for health services in Shropshire

March 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) welcomed the presentation and reports of plans for the Future Fit Programme (held yesterday, Wednesday 26 March 2014), which will design hospital care across Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, by representatives of NHS organisations. Dave … Continue reading »

Public Health England welcomes prospect of new Meningitis B vaccine

March 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Public Health England (PHE) welcomes the announcement from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to recommend the inclusion of a new vaccine against Group B meningococcal disease (Meningitis B) to the … Continue reading »

Author Ed Hancox to give illustrated talk at Church Stretton Library

March 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Following successful library events earlier this year in Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth, Shropshire Libraries are delighted to welcome back author Ed Hancox.  This time Ed will be at Church Stretton Library on Wednesday 9 April 2014 at 7pm. This will be … Continue reading »

Multi-million pound Connecting Shropshire fibre broadband project celebrates first anniversary

March 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Albrighton, Cosford, Halfway House, Minsterley, Pontesbury, Westbury and Yockleton are latest communities to ‘go live’ More than 80,000 metres of fibre optic cable has been laid during first year of the programme The multi-million pound Connecting Shropshire partnership rolling out … Continue reading »

Longlands Primary School committed to improve in response to critical Ofsted report

March 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Staff and governors at Longlands Primary School in Market Drayton are working with Shropshire Council to address the outcomes of a recent report from Government inspectors. The Ofsted inspection, which took place in February 2014, judged that whilst pupils feel … Continue reading »

Become part of history and name a new street in Oswestry

March 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Members of the public have the opportunity to become part of Oswestry’s rich history by naming a new street in the town. The public competition, run by Shropshire Towns and Rural … Continue reading »

Repairs to Church Window Bridge near Gretton

March 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Church Window Bridge, which carries the Longville in the Dale to Gretton road over a watercourse approximately half a mile east of Gretton, is to close for essential repairs in August 2014. The proposed work is necessary because a routine … Continue reading »

Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

March 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Schools affected by strike action on Wednesday 26 March 2014

March 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Due to industrial action by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), some Shropshire schools will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 26 March 2014.) Each governing body makes the decision on whether it will be necessary to close their school, based on … Continue reading »

Council service given top marks by inspectors

March 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A Shropshire Council service that help people to remain living in their own home for longer have been given top marks by health inspectors.  The Short-Term Assessment and Reablement Team (START) was inspected by the Care Quality Commission and met … Continue reading »

Lots of information and advice at adult social care event

March 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Information stalls are being snapped up for an event to promote the variety of adult social care support on offer in Shropshire. The “Personalisation: Our stories” event will take place at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, on 4 April 2014 – and anyone … Continue reading »

Further chance to have your say on draft development plan for Shropshire

March 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are being given another chance to respond to a plan setting out proposals for the use of land and policies to guide future development in the Shropshire Council area up to 2026. The Pre-Submission Draft version of Shropshire’s emerging … Continue reading »

Wagbeach Footbridge to close for a new bridge to be put in place in May

March 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The A488 road in Wagbeach will be closed overnight on Tuesday 27 May 2014 to enable a new footbridge to be craned into position.  When in place, the footbridge will carry a right of way over the brook which flows … Continue reading »

Cross-party support to take up full allocation of broadband funding

March 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has signalled its intent to submit a formal expression of interest in receiving the maximum £11.38 million allocation from Broadband Delivery UK to extend the rollout of fibre broadband across the county. Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member … Continue reading »

Tern Hill No 1 Bridge strengthening work

March 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to strengthen Tern Hill No 1 Bridge, which carries the A41 road over the River Tern approximately 400 metres south of Tern Hill Roundabout, is scheduled to start in June 2014.  The bridge is made up of four large … Continue reading »

North planning committee decisions – 12 March 2014

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Wednesday 12 March 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Proposed residential development east of Gyrn Road, Selattyn (13/01735/FUL) Outline application (to include access and layout) for the erection of 6 … Continue reading »

Repairs to Heathton West Bridge near Claverley

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Heathton West Bridge, which carries the Claverley to Heathton road over a watercourse near Brook House, will be closed for repairs on Monday 30 June 2014 for a period of up to four weeks.  The proposed work will involve taking … Continue reading »

NHS proposals for hospital care in the county to be scrutinised

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council’s Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee will consider the proposals put forward by the NHS for the future of hospital care in the county, at two meetings next week, the first on Monday 24 March … Continue reading »

All change for Shropshire HomePoint

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire HomePoint, a partnership overseeing the Housing Waiting List, is seeing multiple changes to the way they work.  Changes to how you can bid for an available home and get advice, alongside several other changes to the Allocations Policy on … Continue reading »

Severn Valley Country Park gets ready for a busy spring

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Tea Room and Visitor Centre at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley has extended its opening hours (from yesterday, Wednesday 19 March 2014). The new opening hours are as follows: Wednesdays to Sundays 11am – 5pm It’s open every day … Continue reading »

Advice on ‘petting farm’ visits

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection team is reminding anyone planning a visit to an open farm this springtime that they can take a few simple precautions to ensure they enjoy the experience to the full, and ensure they don’t become ill … Continue reading »

Repairs to B4368 road at Hurst Bend near Clun

March 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The B4368 Clunton to Clun road will be closed for up to four weeks starting on Tuesday 6 May 2014 to enable urgent repairs to be carried out to it.  Traffic lights were erected on this length of road in … Continue reading »

Repairs to Aston Bridge near Wem

March 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Aston Bridge, which is a listed structure and carries the Lee Brockhurst to Wem road over the River Roden near Wem, is to be closed to traffic for up to eight weeks starting on Tuesday 6 May 2014 to enable … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing join forces with Coactiva to tackle tenancy fraud

March 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing has teamed up with social housing expert Coactiva, part of the Callcredit Information Group, to help tackle social housing tenancy fraud. The housing organisation will be … Continue reading »

Campaign aims to boost amount of metal recycled in Shropshire

March 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Leaflets will soon be dropping through letterboxes across the Shropshire Council area reminding people to recycle more metal food and drinks packaging using their kerbside recycling service. The leaflet drop is part of a ‘Metal Matters’ campaign being run by … Continue reading »

Meet your Police and Crime Commissioner and Safer Neighbourhood Team in Shropshire

March 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia  People in Shropshire are being invited to meet their Police and Crime Commissioner, Bill Longmore, his Deputy, Barrie Sheldon and officers from West Mercia Police as part of a … Continue reading »

Consultation on proposed highway measures for Shifnal

March 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is asking for residents’ views on proposals for highway measures in Shifnal. An exhibition will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014 from 2:00pm until 6:30pm at the Trinity Methodist Church hall on Victoria Road and officers from … Continue reading »

April’s Full Council meeting cancelled

March 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The proposed meeting of full council in April 2014 has been cancelled because there are no urgent items of business on the agenda.  Council Speaker, Councillor David Lloyd, said there was no need to call all 74 councillors to Shirehall … Continue reading »

Armed Forces Community Covenant information event

March 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The work of the Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant has been highlighted at an event in Shrewsbury.

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We want to hear from you about the future opening hours of Shropshire Archives

March 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is asking for people’s views on the opening hours of its Shropshire Archives service, based at Castle Gates in Shrewsbury.  The way in which people use this service is changing and, in recent years, the number of visitors to … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council supports approach to improve health services across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

March 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has welcomed today’s announcement from the county’s leading healthcare organisations to ensure health services across the county are fit for purpose Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, and Shropshire’s NHS Trusts are urging people … Continue reading »

Local commissioners and providers partner to improve health services across Shropshire

March 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners in the NHS A coalition of leading healthcare organisations have today urged people to get involved and help shape the Future Fit programme, which aims to improve hospital and community services across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin … Continue reading »

Clun Bridge to close for emergency repairs

March 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Clun Bridge, which carries the A488 road over the River Clun in Clun, is to be closed to traffic on 24 March 2014 for up to three weeks to enable emergency repairs to be carried out to it. The proposed … Continue reading »

Wem initiative supports people to age well

March 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Support and guidance to help older people to be active and independent is available through a new community initiative in Wem.  People are being invited to get advice on ageing well for themselves, or for someone they know, from a … Continue reading »

Have your say about what happens in Wem for young people

March 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

During February 2014 Shropshire Council, in partnership with Wem Town Hall staff, took to the streets of Wem and its surrounding areas speaking to as many young people as possible about what it is like growing up and living in … Continue reading »

Groups invited to join adult social care event

March 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Voluntary and community groups are being encouraged to attend an event about support services available in Shropshire – both to promote their work and to talk about volunteering opportunities.  The “Personalisation: Our Stories” event will be held at Shirehall in … Continue reading »

Secure Your Apprenticeship events

March 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people living in Shropshire are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at free apprenticeship events taking place throughout the county during the next month.  County Training, part of Shropshire Council, will be delivering the “Secure Your … Continue reading »

Shifnal planning and development issues discussed

March 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

By request of Shifnal Town Council, some town councillors met Shropshire Council representatives on Thursday 27 February 2014 to discuss a range of planning and development issues facing the town.  At the meeting was Keith Barrow, Leader of Shropshire Council; Mal … Continue reading »

Council’s public health team highlights benefits of stopping smoking

March 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of No Smoking Day, Shropshire Council’s public health team is raising awareness of the health benefits of stopping smoking. Continue reading »

Rectory Wood and Field in Church Stretton: public meeting

March 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Rectory Wood and Field is a 10-hectare public open space in Church Stretton that is managed by Shropshire Council’s outdoor recreation service. The future management of the site will be discussed at a public meeting on Monday 24 March 2014 at the Silvester … Continue reading »

ip&e set to grow

March 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

ip&e Limited is set to grow as more services are given the go-ahead to transfer to the Shropshire Council-owned company.  ip&e (inspiring partnerships and enterprise) provides public services on the council’s behalf and enables the council to reinvest profit from any … Continue reading »

Frank Cohen exhibition to launch Shrewsbury’s new Museum & Art Gallery

March 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An exhibition of select works from Frank Cohen’s internationally-acclaimed collection of contemporary art is set to launch the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, which opens its doors to the public on Tuesday 1 April 2014. The show features artwork … Continue reading »

Exciting art workshops for children at new Shrewsbury Museum

March 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A new and exciting programme of art workshops for children aged 6 to 11 is due to begin on Saturday 22 March at Shrewsbury’s new Museum and Art Gallery. The workshops will be run by experienced local artist/educator Theresa Bradbury … Continue reading »

Special event to highlight personalised adult support services

March 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An event is being organised to help people who use adult social care in Shropshire learn more about how personalised support can work for them.  It will take place at Shropshire Council’s HQ, Shirehall, in Shrewsbury on Friday 4 April … Continue reading »

Advice for landlords at housing event

March 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People who rent houses to private tenants are being invited to the next meeting of the National Landlords Association on Monday 17 March 2014. Shropshire Council administers the meetings on behalf of the National Landlords Association and they are open … Continue reading »

Temporary service at Whitchurch Library

March 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Whitchurch Library will be operating a temporary service from Monday 24 March 2014 (not from today, 10 March 2014, as previously announced) in the Library Garage at the rear of the building.   Access is via St Mary’s Street.  Opening hours … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 6 March 2014

March 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 6 March 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Residential development site, land off Falkland Road, Dorrington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire (13/02776/OUT) Outline application for the erection of 19 dwellings to include access … Continue reading »

Council flies the flag for Commonwealth Day

March 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is flying the Commonwealth Flag in celebration of Commonwealth Day. Continue reading »

Craven Arms and Rural LJC on 19 March

March 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Wednesday 19 March 2014 at Craven Arms Bowls Club at 7pm.  The main item for discussion will be what happens next with the LJC and … Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 4 March 2014

March 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 4 March 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Application to register The Green at Milson as a Village Green  Decision:  That the application to register The Green at Milson … Continue reading »

People in Oswestry invited to step out and get walking

March 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

 News from our partners Oswestry Walking For Health People in Oswestry are being encouraged to get out on their feet and discover the wonders of walking during the Ramblers’ biggest ever free short walks festival from Saturday 3 May 2014 … Continue reading »

Local couple to run café bar at new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

March 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A Shrewsbury-based couple are to run the café bar at the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery once it opens on Tuesday 1 April 2014, and say they can’t wait to get started. Mike and Nicola Dalton opened the stop. Coffee … Continue reading »

Multi-agency enforcement operation protects public

March 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of a multi-agency operation led by West Mercia Police, officers from Shropshire Council’s and Telford and Wrekin Council’s public protection services joined forces to undertake spot inspections on private hire and hackney carriage vehicles licensed by both councils.  … Continue reading »

New plan to care for the Shropshire Hills

March 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership Joining up the conservation effort, and valuing the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in planning and decisions, are two of the top priorities in a new plan approved this week.  The Shropshire … Continue reading »

Burnell and Severn Valley LJC is on 10 March

March 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Burnell & Severn Valley Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting is on Monday 10 March 2014 at Pitchford Village Hall starting at 7.30pm, with guest speakers from West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Connecting Shropshire broadband programme. Councillor Claire … Continue reading »

Council expresses concern at Land Registry proposals

March 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is concerned that changes proposed by the Land Registry for it to take over the Local Land Charge Register could lead to a poorer service for potential housebuyers.  The Land Registry is running a consultation into taking over … Continue reading »

Council to fly the flag for Commonwealth Day

March 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council will be flying the flag on Monday 10 March 2014 in celebration of Commonwealth Day. The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, and the Chairman of Shropshire Council, Malcolm Pate, will be raising the Commonwealth Flag at Shirehall … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury’s new Museum & Art Gallery opens its doors following ground-breaking restoration

March 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shrewsbury’s new Museum & Art Gallery opened its doors to the public on Tuesday 1 April 2014. Continue reading »

Broadband partnership confirmed to help source funds for extended rollout

March 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council are pleased to announce agreement with the Shropshire and Marches Campaign for Better Broadband to create a working partnership and stakeholder group aiming to increase the coverage of faster broadband across the Shropshire Council area. Agreement was reached … Continue reading »

Research shows events mean business

March 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Recently-published research suggests that even modest-sized events can generate thousands of pounds of additional spending in the area. Last year Shropshire Council commissioned studies of four sample festivals in Shrewsbury to identify the value of events to the local economy.  … Continue reading »

Volunteers wanted to help promote home composting

March 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local volunteer group Shropshire Master Composters is on the lookout for volunteers from across Shropshire who want to help work to reduce waste in their area. Volunteers will work closely with the Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council in … Continue reading »

Planning applications going to North planning committee on 11 March 2014

March 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Apprenticeship event at Aqueduct Primary School in Telford

March 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2014, young people living in Telford are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at a free apprenticeship event taking place at Aqueduct Primary School on Thursday 6 March 2014.  County Training, … Continue reading »

Safer Stronger Communities Partnership urges people to think about domestic abuse

March 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is reminding residents to be aware of, and support the end of, domestic abuse in Shropshire. The drive coincides with the Association of Police Chief Officers (ACPO)’s “In Focus – domestic abuse”, which runs this week … Continue reading »

Big Tidy up for residents in Highley

March 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents from three streets in Highley came together to tidy up their neighbourhoods at a recent ‘Community Clean Up’ event Continue reading »

Clocked car prosecution serves as a reminder to the motor trade

March 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding the motor trade about their responsibility not to defraud consumers.  Traders must ensure that descriptions applied to motor vehicles are entirely accurate and consumers are not misled in any way.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Scenic walk in the Severn Valley to see the signs of Spring

March 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council invites you to join the Outdoor Recreation Service on Wednesday 12 March and discover signs of spring in the Severn Valley on this eight mile walk. The scenic route will set off at 10am and take you past … Continue reading »

Faster broadband on the way: find out more at Loton and Tern LJC

March 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Loton and Tern Local Joint Committee (LJC) is on Thursday 13 March 2014 at Alberbury Village Hall at 7pm, and will bring good news about high-speed broadband arriving in more areas of Shropshire. Speakers from … Continue reading »

Measles figures down in West Midlands following successful catch-up programme

March 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England New figures published today by Public Health England (PHE) show just one case of confirmed measles reported in the West Midlands region during the final quarter of 2013, with 24 cases reported across the … Continue reading »

Tweet us your questions about safe use of the Internet and social media

March 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Twitter users are being given the chance to put questions to experts about the safe use of the Internet and social media, particularly by children and young people. On Thursday 6 March 2014 Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is holding … Continue reading »

Rural councils given cash boost after successful lobbying

March 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Rural areas like Shropshire have been awarded extra cash by the Government, following successful lobbying to highlight the funding gap between urban and rural councils.  The Rural Services Delivery Grant has been increased thanks in part to the hard work … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 6 March 2014

February 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 6 March 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Retailers succeed in preventing cigarette sales to children, but fail on alcohol

February 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service has today revealed mixed results following two days of underage sales test purchasing in the county.  Cigarette and alcohol purchases were recently attempted by volunteer teenagers, accompanied by officers of the service, to test retailers’ … Continue reading »

Councillors decide on future of Westgate building in Bridgnorth after review

February 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Councillors today agreed the next steps after discussing recommendations for Bridgnorth from a review which aims to ensure that the council is getting the best value for residents from its buildings and assets. Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s share of council tax frozen for fifth year running

February 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents will be helped with their household bills again as Shropshire Council freezes its share of the council tax – for the fifth year running. Continue reading »

Councillors agree budget for next three years

February 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A plan setting out how Shropshire Council proposes to make the best use of its funds and resources up until 2017, as it redesigns everything it does, was agreed today (Thursday 27 February 2014). Continue reading »

Chance to find out what’s happening in Monkmoor, Abbey and Underdale

February 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Eastern Shrewsbury Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be the place to see the premiere of ‘Future Views’, a DVD made by young people about their area. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, which will … Continue reading »

Come along to next Shifnal and Sheriffhales LJC meeting on 4 March

February 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Shifnal and Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee (LJC) is on Tuesday 4 March 2014 at Shifnal Village Hall, Aston Street, Shifnal TF11 8DW starting at 7pm.  Four local organisations, who were recipients of previous grant funding, … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury schools encourage pupils to get active on their school journeys

February 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Sustrans Shrewsbury Bike it Officer Jess Holohan is encouraging pupils at her schools to jump on their bikes and scooters for The Big Pedal, betwen Monday 3 March 2014 and Friday 14 March 2014, a national competition … Continue reading »

Severn Loop LJC meeting in Shrewsbury on 5 March

February 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Severn Loop Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting will receive updates on local policing issues and the future of LJC meetings.

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Shropshire Council could receive £11.38million to extend rural broadband coverage

February 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Superfast Britain An extra £250m of Government money for superfast broadband will help business start-ups and job creation in some of the Shropshire’s hardest to reach rural areas, Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, announced today.  The nationwide … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 4 March 2014

February 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 4 March 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Find out and have your say about Shrewsbury West Sustainable Urban Extension and local issues

February 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Bowbrook, Copthorne and Radbrook Local Joint Committee (LJC) in Shrewsbury will receive updates on several crucial projects for the area.  Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Grapes Inn, Welshpool Road on Thursday 6 … Continue reading »

Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin among best in country for providing vaccination against cervical cancer

February 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust  The uptake of a vaccination that reduces the risk of cervical cancer is well above the national average in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, according to new figures issued by Public Health … Continue reading »

Bogus cold-callers are not from Citizens Advice

February 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Citizens Advice Shropshire Citizens Advice Shropshire has become aware that imposters claiming to be from Citizens Advice are cold-calling people in Shropshire offering help with accident claims. Jackie Jeffrey, Chief Executive Officer for Citizens Advice Shropshire, stated: … Continue reading »

Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

February 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Cabinet amends SAMDev plans in light of community response

February 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Both Oswestry and Church Stretton had development plans amended in Wednesday’s (19 February 2014) meeting of Shropshire Council’s Cabinet. The amendments for the plans in Oswestry saw two proposed housing sites in the vicinity of the Oswestry Hillfort removed from the plan.  … Continue reading »

Decision taken on future of Stone House after review

February 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The future of Stone House in Ludlow has been considered as part of a review which aims to ensure that the council is getting the most for customers from its funds and resources.  Following the work to look at how … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Library: temporary service 10 March-29 March 2014

February 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Whitchurch Library will be operating a temporary service from 10 March 2014 to 29 March 2014 in the Library Garage at the rear of the building.  Access is via St Mary’s Street. This is to allow for essential building work which … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 6 February 2014

February 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 6 February 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Vashlyn, Woodfield Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8LU (13/04608/FUL) Erection of five detached dwellings following demolition on existing bungalow to include associated … Continue reading »

Events coming up to help you swap your home

February 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing  People living in social housing which is no longer suitable for them are being invited to two ‘home swap’ events being organised by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing.  The events are … Continue reading »

IT hub launch at Victoria Hall in Broseley

February 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

There will be an open morning at The Victoria Hall in Broseley on Thursday 27 February 2014 to promote the launch of the new community IT Hub.  It’s between 10am and midday, and everyone is welcome.  Shropshire Council is supporting … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock and Shipton LJC met on 29 January 2014

February 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Wednesday 29 January 2014 many local residents attended the Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting to hear how volunteers are working in the community, and to have the opportunity to raise concerns and ask questions about … Continue reading »

Gobowen area LJC to ask the community about future format of meetings

February 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local people are being encouraged to go along to their next Gobowen, Selattyn, St Martins and Weston Rhyn Local Joint Committee (LJC) to help the committee decide how meetings are to run in future.  The meeting, to be held at All Saints … Continue reading »

Renovation of The Pheasant Inn at Neenton to go ahead

February 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Long-standing plans to renovate The Pheasant Inn in Neenton are set to become a reality after Shropshire Council agreed that the developer of seven houses at the back of the pub does not need to pay the ‘community infrastructure levy’ … Continue reading »

World War One commemoration projects granted £190,300 to help mark centenary

February 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire First World War Community Consortium – which is led by Shropshire Council – has just received confirmation that it has been successful with two funding bids for £190,300. Arts Council England, West Midlands, has awarded £99,000 and the … Continue reading »

We would like to hear from you about the future of youth provision

February 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is currently seeking people’s views on its plans to redesign the way in which activities for young people are commissioned and delivered in the county. The consultation period runs through to 31 March 2014 and the feedback gathered … Continue reading »

New council tax e-billing service available now for sign up

February 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is now offering residents the opportunity to receive their council tax bills online through the new e-billing service on the Shropshire Council website.  The e-billing service will allow residents to have their council tax bill emailed directly to … Continue reading »

Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury and Worthen, and Clun LJC now on 6 March

February 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury and Worthen, and Clun Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting postponed in Thursday 13 February 2014 has now been rearranged for Thursday 6 March 2014 at Bishop’s Castle Public Hall, starting at 7pm. The agenda will again … Continue reading »

Living and working in the west: transition fair

February 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership  All serving personnel, veterans and their families are invited to a transition fair on Wednesday 19 February 2014 at Glyndwr University Sports Hall, Wrexham between 11am and 2pm. If you’re thinking of … Continue reading »

Budget proposals to be discussed

February 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A plan setting out how Shropshire Council proposes to make the best use of its funds and resources up until 2017, as it redesigns everything it does, will be considered by councillors this week. The Draft Council Business Plan and … Continue reading »

Police and partner agencies issue water safety warning

February 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners West Mercia Police As local schools break up for the half-term holidays, Superintendent Mark Travis of West Mercia Police has taken the opportunity to remind people across the region to act responsibly and not put themselves … Continue reading »

Plans to develop a university ‘of and for’ Shropshire progress

February 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As work continues to develop a university ‘of and for’ the county, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will next week discuss how to support plans being taken forward.  Shropshire Council, ip&e – the company owned by Shropshire Council, and the University of … Continue reading »

Motorists urged to drive considerately during floods

February 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire With many roads across the region still closed due to flooding, the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire is reminding motorists to drive considerately and take … Continue reading »

A442 north of Bridgnorth: closure during Monday 17 February

February 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Monday 17 February 2014 the A442 north of Bridgnorth, between Bandon Arms Island, Bridgnorth and Sutton Maddock Island, will be closed to through traffic to allow Apley Estates to carry out some essential maintenance works at Fort Pendlestone. The closure … Continue reading »

Bishop’s Castle LJC meeting postponed

February 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The meeting of the Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury and Worthen, and Clun Local Joint Committee (LJC), due to take place tonight (Thursday 13 February 2014) at 7pm at the SpArC Centre in Bishop’s Castle, has been postponed.  A new date will be announced … Continue reading »

Keep alert and up to date with latest weather forecasts and warnings

February 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

With wind and further rain forecast, residents and businesses across the county are being urged to keep alert to keep up to date with the latest flood forecasts and warnings.

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North planning committee decisions – 11 February 2014

February 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 11 February 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Land north Of Tedsmore Road, Holyhead Road, West Felton (13/01221/OUT) Outline application (all matters reserved) for mixed residential development comprising 35 dwellings … Continue reading »

Find out about issues in Highley at next LJC on 26 February

February 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to come along to the next meeting of Highley Local Joint Committee (LJC) to talk about the issues that matter to them.  The meeting is on Wednesday 26 February 2014, starting at 7pm, at … Continue reading »

Good news for Albrighton community groups

February 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

At the meeting of Albrighton area Local Joint Committee held on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at The Red House there was good news for local organisations who applied for grants.  Ten awards for funding were agreed as follows:  Donington & Albrighton … Continue reading »

Longden, Ford and Rea Valley LJC meeting on 19 February

February 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Longden, Ford and Rea Valley Local Joint Committee (LJC) will welcome members of the community to its next meeting on Wednesday 19 February 2014, starting at 7pm at Longden Village Hall.  The committee will see a presentation from one of Shropshire Council’s … Continue reading »

Housing support services to be discussed at Bridgnorth LJC

February 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Bridgnorth, Worfield, Alveley and Claverley Local Joint Committee (LJC) will welcome Sue Adams, Managing Director of Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, to talk about the housing support available to communities.  Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, which … Continue reading »

Offices and café available to let at Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre, as last food production unit filled

February 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre (SFEC) in Shrewsbury is set for a bright future, with the last of its 12 food production units just leased, existing tenants reporting high growth and new contracts UK-wide, and the offices and cafe at … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

February 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits. The advice follows … Continue reading »

Work begins on new housing development in Oswestry

February 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing is pleased to announce that work has now started on an exciting new housing development in Oswestry.

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Shropshire’s manufacturing businesses invited to special breakfast event on Wednesday 12 February

February 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Manufacturing businesses from across Shropshire are being invited to a special breakfast event near Shrewsbury on Wednesday 12 February, at which they can find out how to access a range of financial incentives and support.   The event is being held … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council recovers money invested in failed Icelandic banks

February 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has sold its claim against the insolvent estate of Landsbanki.  This means the council has now recovered 92% of the £1 million that was originally deposited with Landsbanki in 2008 by the former Bridgnorth District Council.  The claim … Continue reading »

Darwin’s Shrewsbury – A Guided Walk

February 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of the annual Darwin Festival in February 2014, there will be some guided walks exploring Charles Darwin’s Shrewsbury.  Departing from Rowley’s House, the guided walks will explore the parts of the town that were familiar to Charles Darwin.  … Continue reading »

Announcement of Shropshire’s new Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs)

February 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A record number of young people aged 11 to 18 have voted for their MYPs at schools and colleges throughout Shropshire since December 2013.

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Wem young people: what’s important to you?

February 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This month Shropshire Council is taking to the streets of Wem and its surrounding areas to gain a better understanding of what is important to young people living in the area, and what activities they would like to see available … Continue reading »

The race is on Shrewsbury: Sport Relief 2014 invites you to join in the fun and games

February 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners It’s time to dig out that running kit, Shrewsbury! Sport Relief is here again. On Sunday 23 March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will start at the Shrewsbury Sports Village at 10am with hundreds of locals … Continue reading »

Event offers support to council staff who have taken voluntary redundancy

February 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

More than 30 organisations set up stands and led workshops at an event organised by Shropshire Council to support staff who have taken voluntary redundancy.

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Multi-million pound Connecting Shropshire high-speed broadband programme announces timetable for next 14 months

February 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Programme moves up a gear during 2014 as work begins in 25 more areas Work has begun in the next 25 exchange areas to benefit from the £24.6 million Connecting Shropshire programme. Partners Shropshire Council and BT today announced more … Continue reading »

Guided walk at Severn Valley Country Park

February 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Outdoor recreation staff at Severn Valley Country Park are inviting visitors to join them on a nine-mile guided walk on Wednesday 26 February 2014. The circular walk starts at the country park and follows a route through Alveley over Romsley … Continue reading »

By-election for Ludlow North

February 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A Notice of Election has been published today (Thursday 6 February 2014) to elect a new councillor for Ludlow North.  The by-election was called following the resignation of Councillor Rosanna Taylor-Smith, who represented the Conservative Party.  Anyone who wishes to … Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 4 February 2014

February 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 4 February 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Application to register land known as Patshull Green, Albrighton as a Village Green  Decision:  That the application for the land shown … Continue reading »

Exciting new future for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre as transfer is agreed

February 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (SHDC) and neighbouring Onny Meadows in Craven Arms are to be transferred from Shropshire Council to South Shropshire Housing Association (SSHA), and run by their partner Grow Cook Learn. The plans were formally approved by Shropshire … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 11 February 2014

February 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 11 February 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Be Clear on Cancer campaign targets older women to increase early diagnoses of breast cancer

February 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England  One in three women (33 per cent) diagnosed with breast cancer in the West Midlands each year are aged 70 or over.  This age group also accounts for more than half (55 per … Continue reading »

Shropshire apprentices prepare to wow judges at annual competition

February 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

It’s Shropshire hairdressing and barbering apprentices’ time to shine in the annual County Training Hair Academy competition, run by Shropshire Council on Monday 10 February 2014. Apprentices from across the county will be battling it out to be crowned ‘Shropshire’s top … Continue reading »

Emergency medical care on the agenda at Bishop’s Castle meeting

February 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury and Worthen, and Clun Local Joint Committee (LJC) takes place on Thursday 13 February 2014 at 7pm at the SpArC Centre in Bishop’s Castle. The meeting will focus on the response to medical … Continue reading »

Free parking during major gas works in Wem

January 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and Wales & West Utilities are pleased to announce that parking in the Shropshire Council owned car parks known as High Street Car Park and Leek Street Car Park in Wem will be free of charge throughout the … Continue reading »

Encouraging signs of improvement at Holy Trinity Primary School in Oswestry

January 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

There are ‘encouraging signs of improvement’ at Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School in Oswestry and ‘it is clear that the climate in school has changed for the better’, according to Ofsted inspectors who visited the school in mid-January. … Continue reading »

National Libraries Day

January 31, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Libraries in Shropshire will be celebrating National Libraries Day on Saturday 8 February 2014, when library users new and old are being encouraged to go along to their local library and find out about the great services on offer – … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 6 February 2014

January 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 6 February 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 4 February 2014

January 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 4 February 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Come along to Albrighton area LJC on 5 February

January 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) is on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at The Red House, Albrighton starting at 7pm.  Dr Caron Morton from Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be attending this meeting to give … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

January 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits. The advice follows … Continue reading »

Report highlights future challenges for adult services in Shropshire

January 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A report highlighting the changes that are taking place in the way adult social care services are provided in Shropshire has been published by the council.  The Shropshire Council Local Account for Adult Social Care is an annual report which … Continue reading »

Sir John Talbot’s school in Whitchurch to apply for academy status

January 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Sir John Talbot’s Technology College in Whitchurch could become an academy in time for the 2014/15 school year, after The Marches School in Oswestry agreed to sponsor the school’s application for academy status. In March 2013, The Marches School was … Continue reading »

Coder Road amenity skip and recycling centre in Ludlow to close

January 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Coder Road amenity skip and recycling centre in Ludlow is to close following a detailed review of the site and its operation, and a public consultation into the possible future use of the site. The outcome of the review and … Continue reading »

Questions invited for ambulance update going to health scrutiny

January 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents across Shropshire are invited to put forward questions around the future plans and response times for Shropshire’s ambulance service, being discussed at Shropshire Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee on Monday 3rd Feb.

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Residents invited to Home Swap Event

January 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Four Housing providers in Shropshire; Severnside Housing, South Shropshire Housing Association, Meres & Mosses Housing Association and Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing are joining forces to hold a series of Home Swap Events to provide information … Continue reading »

Community First Responders to talk about their role at LJC meeting

January 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Time is critical when someone collapses due to cardiac arrest.  30,000 people every year sustain cardiac arrest, outside of hospital, each year in the UK.  If a patient receives a shock from an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) within a couple … Continue reading »

Update on Ludlow bus – routes 701 and 722

January 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Following the deregistration of the R&B Travel 701 and 722 bus services in Ludlow by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner* (West Midlands), Shropshire Council can now announce a further update to the interim service they have stepped in to … Continue reading »

Shropshire Archives and Pentabus join forces

January 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives and Pentabus are proud to announce they are joining forces to open up Pentabus Theatre Company’s archive to the general public. The archive will have a new home at Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury from April 2014, … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council confirms interim bus service for Ludlow

January 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has confirmed today that an interim bus service has been arranged and will be running in Ludlow from Monday 27 January. The interim service comes following the termination of two routes, the 701 and 722, by current operator … Continue reading »

Excellent results for Shropshire’s 2013 GCSE students

January 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s GCSE students and their teachers have been congratulated as new figures show that 2013 was another good year for GCSE results. The GSCE league tables published today (23 January 2014)  indicate that 60.4% of students across the county gained … Continue reading »

Shropshire Way improvements

January 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An exciting joint project has started in the Shropshire Hills to improve a 200 metre section of the Shropshire Way Footpath which was suffering from erosion.

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It’s not too late to vaccinate

January 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s health chiefs are urging those who are eligible for a free NHS flu jab that it’s not too late to vaccinate.

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Share views on budget proposals

January 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are being invited to share their views on Shropshire Council’s budget proposals for the next three years. Continue reading »

People who use adult social care asked for their views

January 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

More than 900 people who receive adult social care in Shropshire are being asked for their views as part of a national drive to improve services. Shropshire Council is joining authorities across the country doing the survey which is designed … Continue reading »

Latest communities to benefit from multi-million pound Connecting Shropshire broadband partnership are announced

January 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Fibre broadband coming soon to 18 more Shropshire communities. The next communities to benefit from the £24.6 million Connecting Shropshire fibre broadband partnership were announced today by Shropshire Council and BT. Alberbury, Aston on Clun, Boningale, Clungunford, Cosford, Cross Lane … Continue reading »

Groups invited to use Ellesmere Local Joint Committee as a showcase for community projects

January 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local people are being encouraged to go along to their next Ellesmere Local Joint Committee and learn about proposals to change the format of future meetings. Community groups and projects which have received funding from the LJC over the past … Continue reading »

Call out to young people to become Shropshire’s Young Health Champions

January 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people across Shropshire are being encouraged to come forward to become Young Health Champions in a bid to improve and support the health and wellbeing of young people Continue reading »

A spotlight on Sundorne and Battlefield at LJC meeting this Tuesday

January 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents of Sundorne and Battlefield are invited to attend the North East Shrewsbury Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting on Tuesday 21 January 2014 at 7pm at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Sundorne. The meeting will focus on Sundorne and Battlefield, … Continue reading »

An evening with author Graeme Simsion at Shrewsbury Library

January 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Leading author Graeme Simsion will be appearing at Shrewsbury Library on the evening of Wednesday 5 February 2014 at 7.30pm, in the run-up to National Libraries Day on Saturday 8 February. Graeme Simsion is the author of the international bestseller … Continue reading »

The Mount in Shrewsbury fully reopened, ahead of schedule

January 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The road closure on The Mount, between Frankwell and Shelton Fields in Shrewsbury, was removed this afternoon (Friday 17 January 2014), and the road has reopened, ahead of schedule. The preparatory work started on 6 January, and it was anticipated it … Continue reading »

Deputy Police Crime Commissioner to attend StrettonDale LJC

January 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 23 January 2014 at 7pm at Silvester Horne Institute.  Barrie Sheldon, Deputy Police Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, will be in attendance to give an overview of the … Continue reading »

North planning committee decisions – 14 January 2014

January 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 14 January 2014 in Shrewsbury.  Land west of London Road, Irelands Cross, Woore (13/02698/OUT) Outline application for the erection of ten dwellings (amended description).  Decision:  That, subject … Continue reading »

Shropshire health leaders urge review of funding to reflect local pressures

January 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Two of Shropshire’s principal health leaders have called on the Government to rethink the way health funding in the county is allocated.  Dr Caron Morton, Accountable Officer with Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Professor Rod Thomson, Shropshire Council’s director … Continue reading »

Window shopping on the past: meet Shrewsbury’s Victorian shopkeepers

January 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An exhibition jointly created by Shropshire Archives, and Volunteering for Shropshire’s Heritage, called “Window Shopping On The Past”, is on the move. After a very successful run at Theatre Severn throughout the autumn and early winter months of late last year … Continue reading »

Businesses in line for boost from Connecting Shropshire

January 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Battlefield Enterprise Park becomes first in the county to start to benefit from £24.6m partnership between Shropshire Council and BT Businesses invited to event to gain insight into benefits of fibre broadband Firms at a business park on the outskirts … Continue reading »

People with Diabetes urged to get flu jab

January 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Health officials in Shropshire are urging those with Diabetes and other underlying health conditions to protect themselves and get their seasonal flu vaccination as soon as.

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Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

January 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits. The advice follows … Continue reading »

Public meeting in Oswestry about National Grid pylon plans

January 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People affected by proposals that could see powerlines being carried through Shropshire and Powys are being urged to attend a public meeting in Oswestry on Friday 24 January 2014. The meeting will take place at The Venue, Park Hall, Oswestry, … Continue reading »

Digital photography for beginners

January 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A three-week digital photography course for beginners will be taking place at Llanymynech Village Hall near Oswestry, starting on Tuesday 21 January at 10am. The course is aimed at learners who have some basic computer knowledge but would like to learn how … Continue reading »

Get fit with a six-mile ranger-led guided walk

January 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley are inviting visitors to join them on a six-mile guided walk on Thursday 30 January 2014.  The circular walk starts at the country park and follows a route through Alveley … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 9 January 2014

January 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 9 January 2014 in Shrewsbury. Land east of Cound Brook, Green Farm Lane, Condover (13/03519/FUL) Construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic park including provision of … Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 7 January 2014

January 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in Shrewsbury. 33 Park Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 9HD (12/05208/OUT) Outline application for a residential development of up to 6 No dwellings to include … Continue reading »

Road closures due to flooding in Bridgnorth area (current 9 January)

January 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following roads and footpaths in the Bridgnorth area are currently closed as a result of flooding: A454 – Bridgnorth to Wolverhampton Road, near Swancote. Road. Footpaths in Bridgnorth – Doctors Lane and Severn Meadow closed due to rising river … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 14 January 2014

January 8, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 January 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Travel to Iceland in our libraries with Edward Hancox

January 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Libraries is delighted to welcome author Ed Hancox to speak in two of our libraries, on Friday 7 February, the day before National Libraries Day (8 February).

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Second phase of Bridgnorth riverside enhancement project set to start

January 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The second phase of a project to enhance and improve Bridgnorth’s riverside is due to get underway next Monday (13 January 2014). The riverside enhancement project has been developed by several organisations in the town after local people expressed concerns … Continue reading »

Young people and stakeholders encouraged to have their say on the way youth activities are commissioned

January 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and it partners are considering how to best shape and provide youth activities in the future.  Seeking the views of a broad range of interested parties is a critical part of this.  Shropshire Council is keen to hear … Continue reading »

Apply for your child’s school place by 15 January deadline

January 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council would like to remind parents to apply for their child’s school place.  The school admissions team ensure thousands of children start school each year.  In 2013 the team were able to place 95% of reception-aged children in their highest … Continue reading »

Swap while you shop: new campaign encourages families in Shropshire to make healthy swaps

January 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Families in Shropshire are being encouraged to make some healthy swaps as part of new health campaign launched this week by Public Health England. Continue reading »

Areas for improvement to Shropshire care services highlighted

January 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Improvements are being made to the way people are supported when using care services for the first time, but more can be done to make the process easier. Continue reading »

Two minor roads in Shrewsbury, closed due to flooding on 3 Jan, are now reopen (6 Jan)

January 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

These roads in Shrewsbury, closed due to flooding on Friday 3 January 2014, are now reopen (as at Monday 6 January 2014 am) Gravel Hill Lane Sydney Avenue.

Swap while you shop

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England New campaign launched to get families in the West Midlands making healthy swaps in January  A new Change4Life campaign launched by Public Health England today will encourage families in the West Midlands to … Continue reading »

Shropshire health organisations support new Smokefree ‘health harm’ campaign

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Health chiefs in Shropshire are encouraging smokers across the county to kick the habit as part of a new campaign launched this week by Public Health England. Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 9 January 2014

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 9 January 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 7 January 2014

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 7 January 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Flooding information and advice

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

River levels are high in Shropshire following recent heavy rain, and the council is working closely with the Environment Agency and other partners to keep the county moving.
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Shropshire Council launches Christmas tree ‘amnesty’

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and their waste contractor Veolia are launching a Christmas tree ‘amnesty’ this new year, to make sure trees don’t go to waste. This means that for the first few weeks of January 2014 you can recycle real Christmas … Continue reading »

Funding provides boost to Shropshire tourism businesses

January 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Tourism businesses in Shropshire and Herefordshire have received investment of almost £300,000 in the last year thanks to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Business Enterprise Fund, which is administered by Shropshire Council on behalf of Shropshire Council, Herefordshire Council, … Continue reading »

Young members of Parliament celebrate year of hard work and successes

December 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Young Members of Parliament (MYPs) got into the festive spirit recently at a celebratory event to mark their past year’s achievements.

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New campaign highlights the toxic effect of smoking on the heart, brain and lungs

December 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Today Public Health England launches a new Smokefree Health Harms campaign highlighting the impact and serious damage that smoking causes the body.
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Council keeps popular site as open space for the Morda community

December 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has confirmed that the open space land in Glentworth Close, Morda, will not be sold, after consultation with the public, the local town council, and the local parish council. The consultation received overwhelming responses from residents informing Shropshire … Continue reading »

Business leaders tour new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

December 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The leaders of some of Shropshire’s main business and tourism support organisations enjoyed a pre-Christmas tour of the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. Continue reading »

Belle Vue group enjoying Christmas

December 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People with learning disabilities who attend a social club in Shrewsbury have been enjoying a Christmas lunch, thanks to help from a local chef.

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Motor dealer has consumer credit licence suspended

December 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Office of Fair Trading The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has suspended the consumer credit licence of Jonathan Edward Rochford, a Shropshire-based motor dealer trading as Phoenix Car Centre. The OFT took this step after concluding … Continue reading »

Views on young people and alcohol in Ludlow

December 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the past couple of months Ludlow’s Community Alcohol Partnership (LCAP) have been collecting the views of local residents on their perception of young people and alcohol: if they consider there to be a problem within the town, where any … Continue reading »

Christmas and New Year – useful information

December 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Information and links to webpages that you might find useful this Christmas and New Year: Opening hours of our customer service centre, customer service points and registration service The majority of Shropshire Council’s main buildings and services will be closed … Continue reading »

Partnership project between council’s outdoor recreation service and West Mercia Probation Trust goes from strength to strength

December 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s outdoor recreation opportunities for local communities improved via Community Payback partnership. Continue reading »

Call for funding applications from Highley LJC

December 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Voluntary groups and organisations in Highley have a last opportunity to submit their funding applications by Friday 31 January 2014, in time for the second round of the Local Joint Committee (LJC)’s funding allocation.  Groups and organisations wishing to submit … Continue reading »

Streetlights conversion programme moving to Oswestry

December 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Streetlights in the Oswestry area will be converted to ‘part-night lighting’ – meaning they are lit until midnight and then switch themselves off until 5.30am – over the coming months, to cut carbon and save energy bills.  About 12,500 streetlights … Continue reading »

Do you really need an ambulance?

December 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust You don’t need an ambulance if you stubbed your toe.  If you have toothache, what you need is a dentist.  But these are some of the types of calls … Continue reading »

New headteacher to start at Sir John Talbot’s Technology College in January

December 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Sir John Talbot’s Technology College in Whitchurch is looking forward to a bright 2014, with a new headteacher set to take up his post in January.  David O’Toole – currently deputy head of Marches School in Oswestry – has been appointed … Continue reading »

Can you give up drinking for 31 days?

December 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is encouraging people to take up next year’s ‘Dry January’ challenge, to stay alcohol-free through January 2014.

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Montford Bridge celebrates ‘Super Switch On Day’ as fibre broadband goes live

December 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Welcomed by Minister as “great news for local households and businesses”. Fibre-based broadband has arrived in Montford Bridge, Connecting Shropshire announced today (Wednesday 18 December 2013). More than 160 homes and businesses in Montford Bridge will have access to the … Continue reading »

North planning committee decisions – 10 December 2013

December 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 10 December 2013 in Shrewsbury. 12/05240/FUL – Vicon Works,  Milton Drive, Market Drayton, Shropshire,  TF9 3SP Erection of A1 (retail) unit with integral coffee shop; formation of … Continue reading »

Get into cycling at Pedal for Health taster days

December 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Whether for fun, for fitness or to get to work or the shops, nothing beats a cycle ride.  If you’re new to cycling and want to try cycling away from the traffic and with plenty of friendly support on hand, … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

December 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits. The advice follows … Continue reading »

Deadline approaches for grants to community groups in Shifnal and Sheriffhales

December 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shifnal and Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee (LJC) will hold its next meeting on Tuesday 4 March 2014 at Shifnal Village Hall starting at 7pm.  Part of the meeting will focus on the second round allocation of the grants budget … Continue reading »

Joint Health Scrutiny hear of plans for future health services

December 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

NHS organisations have reported back to Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin’s Joint Health Scrutiny Committee (Joint HOSC) on the work they have carried out to plan how acute and community hospitals that serve the borough and Shropshire will be re-configured.

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Spread a little comfort and joy this festive season

December 13, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our health-sector partners Shropshire and Staffordshire Area Team  As demand on NHS resources increases – attendances to hospital A&E departments have increased by more than 2 million over the past decade – the NHS has called for people to have a sense … Continue reading »

Top tips for recycling your Christmas waste and leftovers

December 13, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Some top tips to help you reduce the amount of waste you produce over the festive season, and turn Christmas into a recycling opportunity. Continue reading »

More success for Shropshire primary schools

December 12, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

New results show that Shropshire primary schools are amongst the best in the region, and achieving well nationally. Results for last year’s national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds were published today (Thursday 12 December 2013).  The key stage two tables confirm … Continue reading »

Housing organisation donates Christmas gifts to young care leavers

December 12, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing have donated 26 gift boxes packed with Christmas gifts to young care leavers in Shropshire.

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Shropshire schools make good progress

December 12, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire schools have made substantial progress in the percentage judged to be good or outstanding, placing the county above national and regional averages for the rate of improvement, a new report has outlined. Ofsted published its most recent Annual Report … Continue reading »

Deadline approaches for grants to Albrighton area community groups

December 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday 5 February 2014 at The Red House, Albrighton starting at 7pm.  Part of the meeting will focus on the second round allocation of the grants budget … Continue reading »

Central planning decisions – 5 December 2013

December 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 5 December 2013 in Shrewsbury. Land East of Cound Brook, Green Farm Lane, Condover (13/03519/FUL) Construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic park, including … Continue reading »

From apprenticeship to university: a success story

December 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A 19-year-old from Church Stretton has started to pack his bags to go to university after completing an apprenticeship with a local training provider.  Since leaving school, Jake Allan has been enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme with County Training.  After … Continue reading »

Businesses to get broadband support

December 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Businesses in Shropshire and Staffordshire will be helped to get the most out of faster broadband speeds thanks to a successful funding bid. Shropshire Council, in collaboration with Staffordshire County Council, has successfully bid for £214,000 from the European Regional … Continue reading »

Look behind Flu! – panto team backs Shropshire’s flu campaign

December 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Stars from Theatre Severn’s Sleeping Beauty took time out to help support Shropshire’s flu campaign following a dress rehearsal.

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Organisations join forces to tackle obesity in Shropshire

December 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Organisations across Shropshire came together at a recent event to tackle obesity in the county.

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Christmas and New Year waste collection dates reminder

December 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

There will be changes to your refuse, garden waste and recycling collection dates over the Christmas and New Year period. Continue reading »

Opportunity for people to hear about proposals for the future of the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

December 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Find out more about some exciting proposals for the future of Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms at an open day on Wednesday 11 December 2013.

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Keep warm and well this winter

December 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Health teams in Shropshire are urging residents to keep warm and well this winter. Severe cold weather can be dangerous, and keeping yourself warm throughout the winter months is essential to staying healthy, especially for the very young, older people, or … Continue reading »

People2People winter ball raises vital funds

December 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People2People,  a not-for-profit independent social work practice working with Shropshire Council to provide adult social care support to older people and those with disabilities living in the Shrewsbury area, held their second Winter Ball in November 2013. The ball raised vital funds … Continue reading »

Help someone maintain their independence this Christmas

December 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

If you’re stuck for ideas for Christmas gifts this year, Shropshire Council’s adult services team is inviting you to try something a bit different.  There are a wide variety of gadgets and ideas available to help keep people independent and … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 10 December 2013

December 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 10 December 2013 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 3 December 2013

December 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 3 December 2013 in Shrewsbury. Land at Kerry Green, Bishops Castle, Shropshire (12/02006/FUL) Erection of three dwellings and formation of vehicular accesses.  Decision:   That, contrary to the … Continue reading »

Christmas Fayre set to raise hundreds of pounds for good causes

December 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A large range of items handmade by Shropshire Council staff will go on sale next Thursday (12 December 2013) to help raise money for charity. Items including jewellery, greetings cards, knitted toys, handbags, art, cakes, table decorations, teddy bears, scarfs and … Continue reading »

Public sector partners launch new initiative to understand more about their volunteers

December 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Today (Thursday 5 December 2013) is International Volunteers Day, and a new initiative is being launched in Shropshire to discover more about how volunteers make a difference in their communities and how this can be better co-ordinated in the future … Continue reading »

Changes give councillors more opportunities to review and challenge services

December 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Plans which aim to give councillors more opportunities to get closer to changes being explored at Shropshire Council were agreed this week. Continue reading »

Young People’s Scrutiny committed to tackling childhood obesity

December 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Young People’s Scrutiny Committee recently agreed to setting up a specialised Task and Finish Group to take on the challenge of childhood obesity in the county.

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Have a good night out and get home safely

December 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership have again secured funding to enable the taxi marshall scheme in Oswestry and Shrewsbury to continue through to the New Year Continue reading »

Council successfully prosecutes woman for housing benefit fraud

December 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding Housing and Council Tax Benefit claimants of their statutory duty to correctly declare information that might affect their entitlement to these benefits. The advice follows a successful prosecution on 29 November 2013 where … Continue reading »

Partnership supports Over the Limit campaign this festive season

December 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Safer and Stronger Communities Partnership is urging motorists to stay drink-free if driving over the Christmas and New Year period.

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New signs set to boost Albrighton visitor numbers

December 2, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

New signs have gone up in and around Albrighton in Shropshire, to encourage people to visit the village – which is located approximately halfway between Telford and Wolverhampton – and to help them get the most out of their visit. … Continue reading »

2014 – The year of dementia training and awareness

December 2, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board have fully backed the proposal to make 2014 in Shropshire the year of dementia training and awareness. The decision was taken at the full board meeting on 22 November. The idea behind the proposal … Continue reading »

Drive drink-free this Christmas

November 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire Motorists across West Mercia and Warwickshire are today being reminded of the dangers of drink-driving during the festive period.   With the season of festivities now underway, both forces … Continue reading »

Snow will fill the air at Carols in The Square in Shrewsbury this Christmas

November 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Come along to Shrewsbury’s historic Square on Wednesday 18 December 2013 for a magical start to the festive season.  Filled with traditional Christmas music and songs, the town’s annual Carols in The Square is the perfect event to get you … Continue reading »

Apprenticeship Experience event at Hadley Learning Community on 3 December

November 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people living in Telford are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at a free apprenticeship event taking place at the Hadley Learning Community on Tuesday 3 December 2013.  County Training, part of Shropshire Council, will be … Continue reading »

New website will provide latest school closure information

November 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has launched a new website to enable parents and carers to quickly and easily find out if their child’s school is closed due to bad weather this winter. The new site – http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/school-closures/ – will be updated once … Continue reading »

Priorities are set for project to improve how adult services are delivered

November 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A project to help improve the way people work with adult services in Shropshire has decided on its priorities for the coming year.  Shropshire Council is committed to the national ‘Making it Real’ programme, which gives people who use adult … Continue reading »

National HIV Testing Week aims to reach 25,000 people living with undiagnosed HIV

November 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England According to a new Public Health England (PHE) report, published to link in with this week’s National HIV Testing Week, over 100,000 people are now living with HIV in the UK – around … Continue reading »

Macmillan continues to support local people to get active and feel good

November 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Macmillan cancer support  Get Active, Feel Good is a project run by Shropshire Council’s public health team which has recently received extended funding from Macmillan cancer support to continue to support people affected by cancer in Shropshire and … Continue reading »

Call for funding applications to Cleobury Rural LJC

November 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Voluntary groups and organisations in the Cleobury Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) area are being invited to submit their funding applications by Tuesday 7 January 2014, in time for the third round of the LJC’s funding allocation.  Groups and organisations wishing … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 5 December 2013

November 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 5 December 2013 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Scrutiny changes called for by Council Leader welcomed

November 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Leader of Shropshire Council, Councillor Keith Barrow, has urged fellow members to look at new ways of scrutinising policy and services which aim to give councillors and the public more opportunities to shape the work taking place.
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Celebrations for Care Leavers Week

November 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council celebrated National Care Leavers Week by holding a fundraising event at Shrewsbury Sports Village to raise money for Children in Need.  The day’s activities, including an inflatable assault course, were chosen and planned by young people with the … Continue reading »

Sign up and support White Ribbon Campaign

November 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is urging local residents to support this year’s White Ribbon Campaign. Continue reading »

Family law information available at Oswestry children’s centre

November 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Oswestry residents are able to get free information on family issues at legal drop-in sessions that started this month at a local children’s centre in Oswestry.  The sessions are part of an initiative by Shropshire Council to develop a community … Continue reading »

Saturday 7 December to be a big day for Shropshire’s small businesses

November 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are being encouraged to visit Shropshire’s town centres on Saturday 7 December 2013 to show their support for the county’s small businesses, and help provide a boost to Shropshire’s high streets. The UK’s first-ever ‘Small Business Saturday’ is a … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 3 December 2013

November 26, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 3 December 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Court orders counterfeiter to pay in excess of £25,000

November 26, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is warning traders of the stark consequences of dealing in counterfeit or fake goods.  The warning follows the successful Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 confiscation order made by Shrewsbury Crown Court on 23 November 2013 for £20,000 … Continue reading »

Keep composting this winter

November 26, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire residents are being reminded to keep composting this winter, and can take advantage of some specially-discounted home compost bins to help them do so. Home composting is easy to do all year round, and it’s something that can be … Continue reading »

Free parking in Whitchurch for the Lights Switch On celebration

November 25, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In the spirit of the season, Shropshire Council is offering free parking in their Pay and Display car parks in Whitchurch for the Lights Switch On celebration on Saturday 30 November 2013. Visitors and shoppers will be able to take … Continue reading »

Pregnant women urged to take up free flu vaccine

November 25, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from Shropshire Council, and Telford and Wrekin Council Pregnant women across Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, are being urged to protect their health this winter by having a free flu vaccine.  All pregnant women are recommended to receive the … Continue reading »

Stroke services in the county

November 22, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Joint statement from Karen Calder, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for health, and Dr Caron Morton, Chief Accountable Officer, Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, following a meeting of Shropshire Health and Well-being Board on Friday 22 November 2013:  “The temporary consolidation of … Continue reading »

Business Improvement District vote welcomed as a great result for Shrewsbury

November 22, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has welcomed the news that the Shrewsbury BID proposal has received resounding backing from town centre businesses.
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Graduate job scheme looking to benefit even more in its second year

November 21, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

At the start of the year Shropshire Council launched the ‘Growing Talent’ programme to increase opportunities for graduates to find work in Shropshire after finding many leave the county to look for work. As the scheme approaches the end of … Continue reading »

Join in our community Toy Swap events at Bridgnorth and Oswestry

November 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing  Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing are planning two toy swap events in the run up to Christmas.  Toy Swaps are a great way to help reduce the cost of Christmas by … Continue reading »

Local partnership wins national award

November 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Bridgnorth West & Tasley Partnership took first prize for the Compact Engagement category at the National Compact Voice awards. Continue reading »

Winners named in schools’ electrical recycling competition

November 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The winners have been announced in a competition to see which Shropshire schools could collect the most waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for recycling. The competition – organised by Veolia Environmental Services in partnership with Shropshire Council – was … Continue reading »

Free parking and Park & Ride in Shrewsbury for late night shoppers

November 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Starting on Wednesday 20 November 2013, Shropshire Council is offering shoppers in Shrewsbury free parking and Park & Ride for late night shopping in the run up to Christmas. Tomorrow’s lights switch-on celebration marks the launch of late-night shopping for … Continue reading »

The Big Green Shropshire Gathering proves a hit

November 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Big Green Shropshire Gathering took place on Saturday 9 November and proved popular with Shropshire’s environmental organisations. Continue reading »

Full council meeting cancelled – but decision-making continues

November 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s Speaker has agreed to cancel the full Council meeting scheduled for Thursday 21 November 2013, following consultation with the four political group leaders.  Councillor David Lloyd, who is the Council Speaker, which means he chairs the meetings of … Continue reading »

North planning committee decisions – 12 November 2013

November 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 12 November 2013 in Oswestry. Horton Gate land off B4397, Horton, Wem, Shropshire – 12/02985/OUT Outline application for the erection of an agricultural worker’s dwelling; formation … Continue reading »

Kick it Out competition winners

November 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, celebrated its 20th anniversary with activities led by Shropshire Council, the Shropshire FA and others. Continue reading »

Can you help a young person on their journey to independence?

November 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People with a spare room are being urged to consider giving a home to teenagers who are taking their first steps towards independence.  The ‘Supported Lodgings’ scheme gives young people support to develop the skills and confidence needed to move … Continue reading »

Alcohol campaign encourages residents to discuss drinking habits

November 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is encouraging people to start thinking and talking about their drinking habits as part of the National Alcohol Awareness Week (Monday 18 November to Sunday 24 November 2013). Alcohol Awareness Week is an annual campaign … Continue reading »

Call for funding applications to Highley LJC

November 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Voluntary groups and organisations in Highley are being invited to submit their funding applications by Friday 29 November 2013, in time for the second round of the Local Joint Committee (LJC)’s funding allocation.  Completed application forms can be sent to Tracy … Continue reading »

Further round of consultation into future of Ludlow’s amenity skip and recycling centre

November 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A second round of consultation is being carried out into proposals to close the Coder Road amenity skip and recycling centre in Ludlow. Shropshire Council has been reviewing the operation of its recycling centres to identify ways to increase recycling, … Continue reading »

Work to move Whitchurch electricity substation nears completion

November 13, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to relocate an electricity sub-station as part of phase one of the Whitchurch Civic Centre enhancement is set to be completed by the end of next week (week ending 22 November 2013). The substation was located within the basement … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

November 13, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury LJC meeting this Thursday evening

November 12, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Shrewsbury-wide Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting is on Thursday 14 November 2013 at 7pm in the council chamber, The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ.  On the agenda is an update about the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery at … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing appoints contractor for new build programme

November 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing has appointed Speller Metcalfe to build 68 properties across north and south Shropshire as part of its Affordable Housing Programme. Speller Metcalfe was chosen out of three … Continue reading »

Christmas Carol guided tours

November 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The 1984 film of A Christmas Carol was filmed on location in Shrewsbury 29 years ago.  For anyone who has enjoyed this version of this classic film, there will be a Christmas Carol guided tour in December 2013.  The tours … Continue reading »

Key rural concerns to be raised at Craven Arms area meeting

November 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Wednesday 20 November 2013 at Stanton Lacy Village Hall, starting at 7pm. Representatives from Shropshire Council and its partners will be in attendance to give … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 7 November 2013

November 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 7 November 2013 in Shrewsbury. Proposed residential development site off Shillingston Drive, Berwick Grange, Shrewsbury – 11/03087/OUT Outline application (access) for residential development (including … Continue reading »

Ask Your Pharmacist Week

November 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners North, Midlands & East Comms (overseeing health issues)  Are you aware of the wide range of health information and advice you can get from your local pharmacy?  This week is Ask Your Pharmacist Week (4-11 November … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a warning to sellers of counterfeit goods

November 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service has welcomed the sentence issued by magistrates to a man from Penkridge, Staffordshire following his involvement with the supply of counterfeit clothing, footwear and jewellery. Steven Gary Platt, 43, pleaded guilty to eight separate offences … Continue reading »

Work starts to extend Shrewsbury Business Park

November 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A £1.5m project to extend Shrewsbury Business Park, helping to create more than 600 jobs, started this week. Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 5 November 2013

November 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 5 November 2013 in Bridgnorth. Plot 4, Westholme Park, Hazler Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire (13/02474/FUL) Erection of two-storey dwelling with garage. Decision:  That, subject to a Section … Continue reading »

Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

November 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

65 or over? – get ‘flu-safe’ and get immunised this winter

November 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public health team and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group are urging older people in Shropshire to get ‘flu-safe’. Continue reading »

Charity coffee morning raises £160 for Macmillan Cancer Support

November 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Local residents of Yorkfields, Oswestry have raised £160 from their charity coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. The event, hosted by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, was held at the community … Continue reading »

Fireworks at Gallows Bank in Ludlow went off with a bang

November 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over 300 people braved the weather to see the fireworks at Gallows Bank, Ludlow on Monday 28 October 2013. The display lasted 20 minutes and was followed by refreshments by Grow, Cook, Share and the Ranger Guides at Rockspring Community … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 12 November 2013

November 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at the Castle View, Oswestry, on Tuesday 12 November 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Shropshire people urged to support Remembrance Day

November 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Members of the Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant are appealing for people to mark Remembrance Day in honour of the brave men and women who work in dangerous places across the world.  The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a pledge … Continue reading »

Bridgnorth to Broseley road reopens after gas main work

November 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The B4373 Bridgnorth to Broseley has now fully reopened to traffic following extensive work by National Grid to repair a gas main. The project to repair the gas main was essential to maintain a safe gas supply in the area, … Continue reading »

New campaign urges used car buyers to ‘check it, don’t regret it’

November 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection team, the Trading Standards Institute, and Citizens Advice Bureau are steering people in Shropshire in the right direction, this November, when it comes to buying a used car. The drive is part of a month-long campaign, … Continue reading »

Project to improve care services in Shropshire moves forward

November 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The ‘Making it Real’ initiative to improve the way people receive care services has taken a step forward, after the Shropshire board held its first ever meeting.

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Shropshire’s investment opportunities come under the spotlight

November 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Some of Shropshire’s key investment opportunities will be highlighted this week when a leading Government official visits Shropshire on Tuesday 5 November 2013. Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)– the Government arm that encourages inward investment … Continue reading »

Remembrance Day commemoration at Shropshire Council

November 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council staff and councillors will gather in the centre quadrangle at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Monday 11 November 2013 at 11am to remember those who lost their lives in the service of their country.  In particular they will be commemorating … Continue reading »

Advice for housing landlords at meeting

November 1, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Landlords who rent houses to private tenants are being invited to a meeting later this month. The Shropshire branch of the National Landlords Association will meet at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, on Monday 11 November 2013, starting at 6pm. Shropshire Council administers … Continue reading »

Guided walk around New England and Billingsley

November 1, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley is running a guided walk around New England and Billingsley on Thursday 14 November 2013 at 4pm. Shropshire Council invites you to join the ranger service on a 10-mile guided walk taking in riverside walks, through … Continue reading »

Apprenticeship events in Shropshire next month

October 31, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people living in Shropshire are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at free apprenticeship events taking place throughout the county during November 2013.  County Training, part of Shropshire Council, will be delivering the “Secure Your Apprenticeship” … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 7 November 2013

October 31, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 7 November 2013 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Farlow Bridge repairs to start

October 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to repair Farlow Bridge, which carries the Farlow to Hardwick Forge road over the Farlow Brook, is due to start on Monday 11 November 2013 and is expected to last for up to a fortnight. The work will involve … Continue reading »

Housing development to be discussed at Meole, Sutton and Column LJC

October 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of Meole, Sutton and Column Local Joint Committee (LJC) is on Tuesday 5 November 2013 at 7pm in the Council Chamber at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND. On the agenda at this meeting are updates on … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 5 November 2013

October 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Westgate, Bridgnorth on Tuesday 5 November 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

NHS England welcomes local success in MMR catch-up campaign

October 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners NHS England: Shropshire and Staffordshire area team  NHS England’s Shropshire and Staffordshire Area Team has welcomed the progress made in the MMR catch-up campaign in the two counties. The NHS is offering all children up to … Continue reading »

Historic Sandford family collection returns to Shropshire

October 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A unique and valuable collection of records from the Sandford family has returned to Shropshire after being purchased by Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service in a recent London auction. Shropshire Archives already holds a fantastic collection of records relating to … Continue reading »

Rural transport and environmental enforcement at StrettonDale LJC meeting

October 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 7 November 2013 at Cardington Village Hall at 7pm. Representatives from Shropshire Council will be in attendance to give an update on rural transport, and targeted work … Continue reading »

Stoptober challenge reaches new high as country’s biggest mass quit attempt

October 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England In the West Midlands region (including Shropshire) 23,579 smokers joined a quarter of a million people across the nation turning their back on cigarettes this month in the mass 28-day stop smoking challenge, … Continue reading »

Recruitment confidence in small businesses is on the rise

October 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Small businesses throughout the UK are hiring new staff as their confidence returns and the economy recovers.  Research carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses reveals that, for the first time in three years, companies are also more likely … Continue reading »

New state-of-the-art home for adults with learning disabilities opens in Shrewsbury

October 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A new bungalow with state-of-the-art equipment has been built in Shrewsbury to provide a home for people with learning disabilities. Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

October 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Mud on the roads: warning for drivers

October 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia The Safer Roads Partnership, West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police are reminding motorists to drive carefully on rural roads this autumn and take extra care where there is mud on … Continue reading »

Council officer gives expert opinion to House of Lords select committee

October 24, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An officer from Shropshire Council has been called to give expert evidence at the House of Lords about how successful the Mental Capacity Act has been in supporting vulnerable people. The Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 asked … Continue reading »

Figures show high employment levels in Shropshire Council area

October 24, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Four thousand new jobs were created in the Shropshire Council area in the past 12 months, and the area is outperforming the West Midlands region, and the UK as a whole, for the percentage of people in work, latest figures … Continue reading »

Accountant team join forces with housing organisations to transform community garden

October 24, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local housing associations recently joined forces with a team of Chartered Accountants from Whittingham Riddell to spruce up Greenfields Court community garden in Bridgnorth. Working with Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, Shropshire Housing Group and Shropshire Councils Community Action Team, … Continue reading »

First communities to benefit from multi-million pound Connecting Shropshire broadband programme are announced

October 24, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The first rural communities to benefit from the £24.6 million Connecting Shropshire broadband programme were today named by Shropshire Council and BT. From early 2014, high-speed fibre based broadband with speeds of more than 24 megabits per second (mbps) will … Continue reading »

Closure of London Road, Shrewsbury

October 23, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is reminding motorists that London Road will be closed from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November as the final phase of the road work is completed. A diversion route will be signed along Wenlock Road and Thieves … Continue reading »

Road users urged to take care as nights draw in

October 22, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia  The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire are today reminding all road users to take extra care on the roads as the clocks change this weekend.  As nights … Continue reading »

Council to introduce new dog control orders

October 22, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is to introduce three new dog control orders to simplify the current system of where and how dogs should be controlled across the county.  The move follows extensive consultation earlier this year which sought people’s views on a … Continue reading »

Shropshire “takes the least from motorists on parking”

October 21, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire has been named as one of five areas in England that “take the least [amount of money] from motorists on parking” in a paper by the Federation of Small Businesses. The October 2013 discussion paper focussed on Parking and Local … Continue reading »

Local NHS encourages people to have their say on what is important

October 21, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Telford and Wrekin CCG  The largest discussion on the future of the NHS in its 65-year history has arrived in Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin.  Shropshire CCG, and Telford and Wrekin … Continue reading »

Three new speed enforcement sites launching in Shropshire

October 21, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia  The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is launching a new mobile speed enforcement site in three areas across Shropshire – Woore, Shifnal and Sheriffhales – in direct response to … Continue reading »

Tenants urged to get involved and make a difference to their communities

October 21, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing is encouraging more of its tenants and leaseholders to join their Local Area Panels and to have a say on issues that affect them.  A Local … Continue reading »

North planning committee decisions – 15 October 2013

October 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 15 October 2013 in Wem. Land Adjacent to Woodbury, Hengoed, Oswestry – 13/02994/OUT Outline application for the erection of a detached dwelling to include means of … Continue reading »

Kick It Out campaign celebrates 20th anniversary

October 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a variety of events taking place in Shropshire. Continue reading »

Market Drayton and Rural area LJC meets on 23 October

October 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents from the Market Drayton and rural area are invited to discuss their local community issues and to identify their local priorities. Shropshire Council is hosting the latest meeting of the Market Drayton and Rural area Local Joint Committee (LJC) … Continue reading »

Energy and money advice on hand at Oswestry Market

October 17, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of Energy Saving Week, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing will be hosting a stall at the market in Bailey Head, Oswestry on Wednesday 23 October 2013. Officers will be on hand to provide information and advice on how … Continue reading »

Bayston Hill LJC to discuss local community safety issues

October 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Awareness-raising around distraction burglaries and rogue traders is on the agenda at this month’s Bayston Hill Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting. The meeting is on Thursday 24 October 2013 at 7pm at Bayston Hill Methodist Church Hall, Lansdowne Road, SY3 … Continue reading »

New homes for adults with learning disabilities to be built in Shropshire

October 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Two new ‘Supported Living” homes are to be built in Shropshire to help adults with learning disabilities live their life in their own community.  Shropshire Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to build the two bungalows in Market Drayton and Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Could you be the face of a new health campaign?

October 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People across Shropshire are reminded that they can come forward as the potential faces of a new health campaign in the county.

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Thursday evening talks and workshops at Shropshire Archives return

October 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Following a successful programme earlier this year, Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service has extended its Thursday evening talks and workshops.  This latest series began by looking at researching family histories on 3 October 2013, and will continue until December.  The next workshop will be … Continue reading »

Be wise and get immunised this winter

October 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Health organisations across Shropshire are urging people eligible for the flu vaccine to get immunised this winter.

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Halloween holiday fun

October 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Community Leisure Trust  October half-term is around the corner and there’s a fantastic range of fun school holiday activities planned at Shropshire’s leisure centres from Monday 28 October 2013 – Friday 1 November 2013 to … Continue reading »

Hate Crime Awareness Week

October 15, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The purpose of Hate Crime Awareness Week 12-19 October 2013 is to tackle local hate crime issues by raising awareness of what hate crime is and how to respond to it, encourage reporting, and promote local support services and resources. Local … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 10 October 2013

October 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 10 Ocotber 2013 in Shrewsbury. St Julian’s Friars Experimental Traffic Orders and Enhancement Scheme  Decision: 1.  That the permanent implementation of the anti-clockwise … Continue reading »

Warning to businesses and residents to be on guard for cold-calling rogues

October 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection officers are warning Shropshire businesses and consumers to be on their guard, following reports of individuals cold calling residents offering to repair farm tracks, driveways and other surfacing work.   These individuals often claim they are … Continue reading »

ShropShare launch

October 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly A new initiative targeted at companies who take their social responsibility seriously, and see how it can help them to win new business, is being launched in Shropshire and has already secured … Continue reading »

Ifton Colliery Band to play at Gobowen, Selattyn, St Martins and Weston Rhyn LJC meeting

October 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Gobowen, Selattyn, St Martins and Weston Rhyn Local Joint Committee (LJC) have invited Ifton Colliery Band to play at their next meeting.  The band received £1,120 funding from the committee to enable them to take part in the National Brass … Continue reading »

A458 reopens ahead of schedule

October 14, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The road closure at Venus Bank on the A458, between Cressage and Cross Houses, was removed on Friday 11 October 2013, and the road reopened two weeks ahead of schedule. Shropshire Council’s contractors, Ringway, and consultants, Mouchel, worked hard to … Continue reading »

Chief Medical Officer and health leaders urge ‘at risk’ groups to fight flu this season

October 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England The Chief Medical Officer, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England are urging people who are offered the flu vaccine, including those who are most at risk, and all two and three year olds … Continue reading »

Charity coffee morning in Oswestry

October 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Local residents around Yorkfields, Oswestry are invited to come along to a charity fundraising coffee morning at Yorkfields Community Centre on Thursday 17 October 2013. The event, hosted by the Shropshire … Continue reading »

Help with surfing health information for Get Online Week

October 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

‘Get Online Week’  is Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 2013, and Shropshire Broadplaces are promoting health information online throughout the county.  Get Online Week is a national initiative to help the eight million people in the UK who … Continue reading »

Sweyney Bridge to be closed for surfacing work

October 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Sweyney Bridge, which carries the Broseley to Coalport road over a disused railway line near Station House, will be closed to traffic from 4pm until midnight for up to five days starting on Monday 28 October 2013. The closures are … Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 8 October 2013

October 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 8 October 2013 in Bridgnorth. Skelton Bank Farm, Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 8NH (12/05050/OUT) Outline application for the erection of a dwelling and tourism business. Decision: … Continue reading »

Tourism businesses offered a day of landscape discovery

October 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The borderlands of north Shropshire, south Cheshire and Wales are one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, and a day of discovery has been organised specifically for tourism businesses in the area to find out more. A Meres and Mosses Learning Journey … Continue reading »

Units available to let at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery site

October 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is inviting expressions of interest for retail and café units in the developing Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, which are now available to let. Continue reading »

Upcoming road closure for Cound Arbour Bridge repairs

October 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In order to repair accident damage sustained to the cast iron bridge parapets, the road over Cound Arbour Bridge will need to be closed from Monday 28 October 2013 for up to three weeks. Cound Arbour Bridge carries the unclassified … Continue reading »

Family cycle ride success linked with Love Your Bike Month

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Group on route

Children and adults enjoyed quiet lanes, traffic-free cyclepaths and the warm sun on their backs on a family-friendly cycle ride out of Shrewsbury into the countryside. Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 15 October 2013

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at the Council Chamber, Edinburgh House, Wem, on Tuesday 15 October 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Community Alcohol Partnership urges people to have their say about underage drinking in their area

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Community Alcohol Partnership (Shrop-CAP) is urging residents to give their views on underage drinking in their area by completing a short survey.

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Do you have concerns over crime and community safety in Ludlow and Clee?

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

If you have concerns over crime and community safety, then why not come to the next Ludlow and Clee Area Local Joint Committee (LJC). The next meeting is Thursday 17 October 2013 at Ludlow Assembly Rooms starting at 7pm. Bill … Continue reading »

Working together to ‘make it real’

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People receiving care and support from Shropshire Council, carers and staff are working together to look at feedback on adult social care and how this will shape the development of services. The Shropshire Making it Real (MiR) Reference Group met … Continue reading »

Farlow Bridge repairs postponed

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to repair Farlow Bridge, which was scheduled to start on Monday 14 October 2013, has been postponed because the work requires a specialist sub-contractor who is unavailable to start until later in the year. The bridge, which carries the … Continue reading »

Health care on the agenda at public meeting in Withington

October 8, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of Loton and Tern Local Joint Committee (LJC) takes place on Thursday 17 October 2013 at Withington Parish Room, where the focus will be on the changes to healthcare delivery in Shropshire.   Officers from Shropshire CCG (Care Commissioning Group) … Continue reading »

People2People’s second winter ball

October 7, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A date has been set for the second People2People winter ball, after the huge success of the event last year.  People2People, a pilot social work scheme, will host the ball at Shrewsbury Town FC’s stadium Greenhous Meadow, in Oteley Road, … Continue reading »

Shropshire social work team shortlisted for top award

October 7, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A Shropshire social work team has been nominated for a prestigious national award.  People2People, a pilot practice, has been shortlisted for the Adult Services Social Work Team of the Year, in the Social Worker of the Year awards.  The awards … Continue reading »

Shropshire businesses encouraged to support Small Business Saturday on 7 December

October 7, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is encouraging the county’s small businesses to support ‘Small Business Saturday’, a new national initiative being held on 7 December 2013 – one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Supported by The Prime Minister, the Government … Continue reading »

World Sight Day: don’t forget to get your eyes tested

October 7, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is supporting this year’s World Sight Day by encouraging people to get their eyes tested. The overall theme for World Sight Day is ‘universal eye health’, with people being encouraged to do what they can to maintain their … Continue reading »

Film provides update on new ways of working

October 7, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

“Strengthening of partnership working” and better “understanding the needs” of people in Shropshire communities, are two of the benefits of new ways of working discussed in a new video. The development and impact of the local commissioning approach to delivering … Continue reading »

Lung cancer rates rising amongst women, yet falling in men

October 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Thousands of people across the country have begun Stoptober – the mass 28-day stop smoking challenge – as the latest data shows that the incidence of lung cancer continues to increase amongst women, … Continue reading »

Find out more about the voluntary and community sector

October 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over 40 of Shropshire’s voluntary organisations will come together next week to offer information about their services and the support they offer.  The Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly Market Place Event will be held on Thursday 10 October 2013 from … Continue reading »

Housing organisation raises £600 for Macmillan charity

October 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing hosted a series of coffee mornings on Friday 26 September 2013 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Come and help celebrate ‘Shared Lives’ in Shrewsbury

October 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A special event is taking place in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 October 2013 to celebrate ‘Shared Lives’.  The event is part of national Shared Lives Week, which raises awareness of the way in which self-employed Shared Lives carers support adults … Continue reading »

Free exhibition offers public a window to the past

October 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A brand new, free exhibition at Theatre Severn celebrating a collection of remarkable photographs from over 100 years ago opened last Friday (27 September 2013). “Window Shopping on the Past” allows you to glimpse rare images from the past, as … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 10 October 2013

October 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 10 October 2013 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Coalport Bridge to reopen on 4 October

October 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Coalport Bridge, which carries the Coalport to Broseley road over the River Severn by the Woodbridge Inn, is expected to reopen to traffic by 5pm on Friday 4 October 2013. The bridge has been closed to traffic since 27 August … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 8 October 2013

October 2, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Westgate, Bridgnorth on Tuesday 8 October 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Could you be the face of a new health campaign?

October 2, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People across Shropshire are being asked to come forward as the potential faces of a new health campaign in the county.

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School has “clear milestones” for improvement

October 2, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Leaders at a Shropshire school are taking “incisive and urgent action” to improve standards and its Ofsted rating, Government inspectors have said. Gobowen Primary School received its first Ofsted monitoring visit on 18 September 2013 after being judged to ‘require … Continue reading »

Successful day for young people’s charity event

October 1, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A recent young people’s community fun day in Shrewsbury helped raised over £200 for a local charity.  The Youth Fun Day held at New Lodge Youth Centre in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury raised a total of £209 for Severn Hospice, as well … Continue reading »

Whitchurch History Day to celebrate Shropshire’s oldest town

September 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Whitchurch will celebrate its rich history as Shropshire’s oldest town in style on Saturday 12 October 2013 during Whitchurch History Day.  The town will host a wide range of activities, ranging from talks and tours to live music and military enactments. Tina … Continue reading »

Two-wheeled fun this October for Love Your Bike Month

September 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

October 2013 is Shropshire’s fourth annual Love Your Bike Month. A range of great free activities are planned throughout October to help Shropshire residents have fun on their bikes and prepare themselves for winter cycling. Claire Wild, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury hospital changes on the agenda at meeting in Llanfairwaterdine

September 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next meeting of the Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury and Worthen, and Clun Local Joint Committee (LJC) takes place on Thursday 10 October 2013 starting at 7pm at the Everest Hall in Llanfairwaterdine.  The meeting will focus on the challenges of … Continue reading »

Council consults on revised Better Regulation and Enforcement Policy

September 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is advising stakeholders that it is consulting on a revised Better Regulation and Enforcement Policy. There is no statutory duty on the council to prepare and publish such a policy.  However, it is considered good working practice to … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

September 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Council proposes variation to hackney carriage and private hire licence fees

September 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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 »

Schools affected by teachers’ strike action on 1 October 2013

September 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Due to the proposed industrial action by the NUT and the NASUWT, some Shropshire schools will be closed on Tuesday 1 October 2013.
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Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

September 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

New Ludlow Traveller ring and ride bus service needs volunteer drivers

September 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The new Ludlow Traveller ring and ride bus service needs volunteer drivers to come forward to help a growing number of people signing up to use the new service.    The service, which is being funded by a Government sustainable transport … Continue reading »

Get composting this autumn with reduced-price compost bins

September 25, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

To encourage more people to home compost this autumn, Shropshire Council is working in partnership with Veolia Environmental Services and getcomposting.com to offer reduced-price compost bins, from just £16.98. Better still, there is currently a special ‘buy one get one … Continue reading »

St Oswald and Llanymynech LJC’s next meeting on 8 October

September 25, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local people from the St Oswald and Llanymynech Local Joint Committee (LJC) area are encouraged to attend the first meeting of the new financial year on Tuesday 8 October 2013 at Morda Village Hall. The meeting will start at 7pm and … Continue reading »

Become a Friend of Lord Hill’s Column in Shrewsbury

September 25, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A meeting is being at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 9 October 2013 at 6pm to launch a Friends of Lord Hill’s Column group, which would help to promote and look after The Column, and help raise funds to replace … Continue reading »

Guided weekend walks to celebrate Brother Cadfael

September 24, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter), two Brother Cadfael guided walks will be held on the weekend of 28 September and 29 September 2013, in honour of her popular Brother Cadfael novels. The guided … Continue reading »

Runners step up to the mark in Shrewsbury

September 24, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Seven Bridges 10k Road Race and a one-mile fun run. Continue reading »

Safer routes to school proposal for Crowmere Road in Shrewsbury

September 23, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A four-week consultation into proposed safety improvements along Crowmere Road in Shrewsbury, near Crowmoor Primary School and Belvidere Secondary School, is starting this month (September 2013). There have been long-standing requests to consider potential improvements in the area to encourage … Continue reading »

Council consults on new Sex Establishments Policy

September 23, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection officers are advising stakeholders that the council, as the licensing authority for Shropshire, is consulting on a new Sex Establishments Policy. There is no statutory duty on the council to prepare and publish such a policy.  … Continue reading »

Rock-a-Bye Roadshow coming to Baschurch

September 23, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A free Rock-a-Bye Roadshow will arrive at Shropshire Council’s Sure Start Baschurch Children’s Centre next month. Continue reading »

Shropshire Triathlon is given World Championships Qualifier status for 2014

September 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Once again, the Tri UK Shropshire Triathlon Standard (Olympic) Distance event has been selected by the British Triathlon Federation as one of the three qualifying events for the 2014 International Triathlon Union World Championship. In 2014 the World Championships are … Continue reading »

Shropshire firm selected for Whitchurch Civic Centre improvement work

September 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has selected county firm Pave Aways Limited to carry out the first phase of work to improve Whitchurch Civic Centre. The contract for the work was put out to tender in June 2013.  Pave Aways, which is based … Continue reading »

Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

September 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax benefit claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefits service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Extra funding allows business grant scheme to continue for another year

September 20, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

More than 100 businesses are set to be helped by business grants – creating 80 new jobs – after a further £260,000 has enabled the Business Enterprise Fund to continue until December 2014. This further injection of capital means the … Continue reading »

New system helping to improve communities and speed up road repairs

September 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Repairs to Shropshire’s roads are now being completed more efficiently thanks to a new system introduced by the council and its contractor, Ringway.  Work gangs are now fixing an average of 22 potholes or other problems, such as dealing with … Continue reading »

New community bus services on the way

September 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A series of independent, locally-run bus services will be launched in October 2013 following positive talks between Shropshire Community Transport Consortium and Shropshire Council.  The services will be provided by community transport groups, and will give people living in rural areas … Continue reading »

Too shy to talk about sexually-transmitted infections and contraception?

September 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust People in Shropshire are being urged to get savvy and talk about sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) during Sexual Health Week. Contraception and sexual health services are now provided in Shropshire by … Continue reading »

More benefit claimants prosecuted

September 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to correctly declare information that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows successful prosecutions on 11 September 2013 where … Continue reading »

Farm’s harvest celebrations mark autumn’s arrival

September 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This harvest weekend at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September) sees a range of additional activities and seasonal happenings added to the daily programme. Smells of baking will drift across the farmyard from the Bailiff’s … Continue reading »

Future of Ludlow’s amenity skip and recycling centre to be considered

September 19, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A proposal to close the Coder Road amenity skip and recycling centre in Ludlow and consider options for the site’s future use is to be considered in early November 2013, following a detailed review of Shropshire’s recycling centres which sought … Continue reading »

North planning committee decisions – 17 September 2013

September 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 17 September 2013 in Wem. Land South Of The Quaikin English Frankton – 13/00528/FUL Application for a temporary essential workers dwelling. Decision: That planning permission be … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to HGV drivers

September 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding HGV drivers of their legal obligation not to drive down roads or across bridges where there are restrictions prohibiting HGVs from doing so, unless they are required to make a delivery to premises … Continue reading »

Prosecutions serve as a reminder to benefit claimants

September 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding housing benefit and council tax support claimants of their statutory duty to promptly notify the council’s benefit service of changes in circumstances that might affect their entitlement to these benefits.  The advice follows … Continue reading »

Songs, stories and rhymes family event in Morda

September 18, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A professional storyteller will bring tales to life with music, puppets and play at Shropshire Council’s Morda Sure Start Children’s Centre next month. Families with children under five years old are invited to join in with fun stories, rhymes and … Continue reading »

Community groups urged to apply for share of £30 million grant scheme

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Community groups and organisations in Shropshire are being encouraged to apply for funding to help build links between civilian and armed forces communities. The Ministry of Defence has allocated £30 million to the Armed Forces Community Covenant grant scheme, and … Continue reading »

New officer appointed to support tenants in financial hardship

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing has recently appointed a Financial Inclusion Officer to help tenants in financial hardship. Caroline Morris will be working with colleagues and tenants of Shropshire Towns and … Continue reading »

Bowbrook, Copthorne and Radbrook LJC meets on 25 September

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Bowbrook, Copthorne and Radbrook Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting is on Wednesday 25  September 2013 at 7pm at Radbrook Primary School, in Calverton Way, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, SY3 6DZ.  Amongst items of interest, there will be an update on … Continue reading »

Young people invited to join in celebration of youth club’s new location

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people in Condover and the surrounding area are invited to join in the launch of Condover Youth Club’s new premises on Tuesday 17 September 2013. The event will take place on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm at the club’s new … Continue reading »

West Mercia councils to share adoption services

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Through the ‘Action Plan for Adoption’, the Government are committed to ensuring that adoption will be available for more children without undue delay, and aim to promote a more user-friendly adoption system.  Councils in the West Mercia area, including Shropshire, … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 12 September 2013

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s central planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 12 September 2013 in Shrewsbury. Sutton Grange, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury – 13/00893/FUL Mixed residential development (291 dwellings) with associated drainage and road infrastructure … Continue reading »

Public warning against doorstep road repair offer

September 16, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has become aware of incidents where men have falsely claimed to be working on roadworks on behalf of the council. The incidents occured in the Leighton area, however they may also have been working in other parts of Shropshire. It has … Continue reading »

Speed enforcement in operation on M54 in Telford

September 13, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is reminding all motorists travelling along the M54 that a temporary 50mph speed limit is in place between junctions 6 and 7 in Telford  while essential … Continue reading »

South planning committee decisions – 10 September 2013

September 12, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting on Tuesday 10 September 2013 in Bridgnorth. Units 1 and 24 Shifnal Industrial Estate, Lamledge Lane, Shifnal, Shropshire (12/04176/MAW) Application under Section 73a of the Town and Country … Continue reading »

Secondary school open days and evenings

September 12, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Open days and evenings are taking place across Shropshire for children starting secondary school in 2014, their parents and carers.  They can talk to staff and pupils from each school, and admissions advisers from Shropshire Council will be on hand … Continue reading »

Business grant helps new guest house open in Oswestry

September 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

£5,000 grant funding helps the Laurels Guest House in Oswestry complete works and open for business. Continue reading »

Shire Services increases its services to Walsall schools

September 11, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Three more schools have joined the Shire Services fold in the Walsall area. The Whitehall Nursery & Infant School and Christchurch C of E Primary school have joined the six other schools in the Walsall area who receive meals from … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 17 September 2013

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at the Council Chamber, Edinburgh House, Wem, on Tuesday 17 September 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Get involved and make a difference at housing AGM

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing If you are a Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing tenant and would like the chance to discuss and help in making decisions affecting your home, then come along to Shropshire Towns … Continue reading »

Organisations join forces to help tenants cut the cost of fuel

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing have teamed up with Shropshire’s Rural Community Council (RCC) and local credit unions to offer access to cheaper oil to their tenants. The oil-buying scheme is … Continue reading »

Ready Steady Stop: smokers across Shropshire urged to quit for Stoptober

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Smokers across Shropshire are being urged to quit smoking for 28 days as part this year’s Stoptober campaign. It is a Public Health England campaign.
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Safe surfing for health information at The Beechtree Centre in Whitchurch

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Does trying to find health information online leave you feeling bit under the weather?  Then help is at hand. Pop along to the Beechtree Centre at Whitchurch Hospital on Thursday 19 September 2013 between 10am and midday, where help and … Continue reading »

New support for local businesses gets the green light

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The funding is to support businesses to develop and grow their business with a three-tiered … Continue reading »

Itea and biscuits at The Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Did you know that according to national statistics almost 40% of over 65s aren’t online? The Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley is hosting a free event to show people just how easy and fun getting online can be as part of … Continue reading »

Join the Conversation: open discussions on budgets and public services

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The public sector in Shropshire faces huge spending cuts in the coming years.  The changes that ensue will undoubtedly impact on your local services, so we want to hear from you and understand what you want and need from public … Continue reading »

Improvements to Ditherington Road shops in Shrewsbury complete

September 10, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has just completed a scheme to bring about improvements to the frontages of the Ditherington Road shops in north Shrewsbury.  The scheme, which has attracted Growth Point funding of £70,000 from central government, forms part of the much … Continue reading »

New future planned for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

September 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (SHDC) Advisory Board has agreed in principle to hold discussions with South Shropshire Housing Association (SSHA) and their partner Grow Cook (L)Earn on the possible transfer of the Discovery Centre and neighbouring Onny Meadows to … Continue reading »

Have your say about underage drinking in your area

September 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Community Alcohol Partnership (Shrop-CAP) is inviting all the residents in Shropshire to give their views on underage drinking in their area by completing a short survey. The survey has been set up to help identify and address those areas … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury bypass proposals on display this week

September 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are being reminded that plans are going on display this week for an £8.75 million scheme to improve traffic flow on the Shrewsbury bypass. The Highways Agency is due to start work on four roundabouts on the A5 around … Continue reading »

Smokers urged to quit for 28 days to add up to seven days to their lives

September 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Stoptober returns following success of thousands of quitters last year  Stoptober – England’s mass 28-day stop smoking attempt – is back following its huge success in 2012, which saw 160,000 people complete the challenge.  … Continue reading »

Suggestions invited for Young People’s Scrutiny Committee

September 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are invited to put forward suggestions for topics to be discussed at future meetings of Shropshire Council’s Young People’s Scrutiny Committee. Continue reading »

Temporary closure of The Linney in Ludlow

September 9, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Linney, Ludlow, will be closed to through traffic between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 17 September 2013 to enable drainage investigation work to be carried out. The reason for carrying out the proposed investigation work is that it has … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery – the big move begins

September 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shoppers in the centre of Shrewsbury may get a glimpse of some unusual objects over the next few weeks as the town’s new Museum and Art Gallery gets ready for opening this winter. The move of the museum’s collections from … Continue reading »

Songs, Stories and Rhymes family event in Oswestry

September 6, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A special Songs, Stories and Rhymes event for families will be held at Shropshire Council’s Holy Trinity Sure Start Children’s Centre in Oswestry this month.  Families with children under five years old are invited to join in with fun rhymes … Continue reading »

Young Shropshire voters urged to get “READY”

September 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People aged under 24 are being encouraged to complete a survey to help Shropshire Council find out why only half of young people are registered to vote.  The READY Voters project (which stands for Reaching, Engaging and Developing Young Voters) … Continue reading »

Ludlow bus service information

September 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

With effect from 2 September 2013, Ludlow Town Service and the Park and Ride service are being operated by R&B Travel on a fully commercial basis. As such, the routing, frequency and fares are being determined by the operator with no input or contract from … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committtee on 12 September 2013

September 5, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 12 September 2013 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 10 September 2013

September 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Westgate, Bridgnorth on Tuesday 10 September 2013, starting at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Buttercross and Hampton Loade guided walk

September 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s ranger service is inviting people to come on a guided walk near Hampton Loade at the Severn Valley Country Park. The walk is on Thursday 12 September 2013 from 10am-3pm. The guided walk is six miles, taking in … Continue reading »

Rural roads driving

September 4, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

 News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership Take extra care on rural roads during harvest season The Safer Roads Partnership, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police are warning motorists of the dangers that may be present at this time of … Continue reading »

Guided ghost tours in Shrewsbury this autumn

September 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

If you fancy a spooky night out this autumn, why not come on one of the Shrewsbury ghost tours, being held during October and November 2013. Shrewsbury is one of the most haunted towns in England, and a guided ghost … Continue reading »

Drainage replacement scheme on A458 near Shrewsbury

September 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A major scheme to improve drainage and reduce flooding problems on the A458 near Shrewsbury is due to get started on Monday 16 September 2013.  The A458 at Venus Bank, between Cross Houses and Cound on the Much Wenlock to … Continue reading »

New website for children and young people in care

September 3, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has launched a new website for children and young people in care after asking for their views on how it should look and the information it should feature.  The website – www.safeguardingshropshireschildren.org.uk/lac/index.html – has been designed with the … Continue reading »

Proposals to reduce congestion on Shrewsbury bypass to go on display

September 2, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Plans for an £8.75 million scheme to improve traffic flow on the Shrewsbury bypass are due to go on display shortly.  The Highways Agency is due to start work on four roundabouts on the A5 around Shrewsbury later this year, and … Continue reading »

Disappointment for Gatacre Recreation Ground Project Group

August 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Gatacre Recreation Ground Project Group in Oswestry has been informed by Sport England that they have been unsuccessful in their attempt to secure funding to replace the Gatacre pavilion, and make improvements to the junior football pitch at the … Continue reading »

Flax Mill Maltings open weekend – 7 and 8 September 2013

August 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners – the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September 2013 the Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings will open its gates for a final open weekend before the phase one redevelopment work … Continue reading »

Opening ceremony for restored equipment at Snailbeach Lead Mine

August 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A ceremony is due to take place on Saturday 31 August 2013 to open two pieces of newly-restored equipment at Snailbeach Lead Mine.  The pieces of mineral-processing machinery have recently been restored, using their original metalwork, by Shropshire Mines Trust … Continue reading »

Warnings issued for bad parking in Shrewsbury town centre

August 30, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Traffic wardens have given 67 informal warning notices for bad parking on two evenings in Shrewsbury town centre.  The council has been receiving complaints about inconsiderate parking in the evening, so has increased patrols to ensure traffic can keep moving.  … Continue reading »

Ludlow retailer has premises licence suspended

August 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Public protection officers have welcomed the decision of Shropshire Council’s Licensing Act Sub-Committee on Wednesday 28 August 2013 to suspend for two weeks a Ludlow retailer’s premises licence, and to the removal of the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), following two separate sales … Continue reading »

Free training day for Shropshire’s prospective B&B owners

August 29, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A free day of training and information is on offer to help Shropshire’s prospective bed & breakfast businesses get off to the best possible start. The Bed & Breakfast Start-Up training day will be held on Wednesday 23 October at … Continue reading »

Back to school road safety reminders

August 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Children are heading back to school and with it comes an increase in traffic on the roads. Continue reading »

Oswestry firm supplies bandstand pavilions for prestigious royal show

August 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Leader of Shropshire Council has congratulated the Shropshire-based British Ironwork Centre after they were chosen to supply four bandstand pavilions for the prestigious Coronation Festival Show, which took place at Buckingham Palace last month (July 2013). The bandstand pavilions, … Continue reading »

Successful adult social care pilot project rolls out

August 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A pilot project which has successfully helped people to be more active and independent is being rolled out in the south of the county. People2People is a not-for-profit community interest company and looks at different ways of providing social work … Continue reading »

Work to conserve Castle Weir in Ludlow to get underway

August 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to conserve Castle Weir, one of the foremost scenic attractions of Ludlow, is set to get underway on the River Teme below Ludlow Castle on Wednesday 4 September 2013. The two-month project was initiated by the owners, Dinham Millennium … Continue reading »

Highley to Alveley Footbridge to be closed for repairs

August 28, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Highley to Alveley Footbridge, near Bridgnorth, is to be closed from 9.30am until 4pm on Mondays to Fridays for up to three weeks starting on 16 September 2013. The closures are required to enable the contractor which built the bridge, which crosses … Continue reading »

Oswestry’s business start-up club recognised in national awards

August 27, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Start Up Oswestry club that is helping Oswestry’s young entrepreneurs to set-up their own business has been commended in the Business & Economy category of the 2013 Towns Alive awards, in the West (West Midlands and North West) zone. … Continue reading »

Shropshire students enjoy historic work experience placements

August 23, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Sixteen students from schools all over Shropshire have learnt about the county’s long and fascinating history after completing work experience placements with Shropshire Council’s Archives and Museums service. Over the past few weeks the students have worked on a fantastic … Continue reading »

Remember you can get urgent GP advice this bank holiday

August 22, 2013 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Health advice for keeping well over the bank holiday weekend. Continue reading »