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Work starts on new school road safety scheme in Crowmoor in Shrewsbury

July 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work has started on a new road scheme in Shrewsbury which will make it safer for children getting to and from school. The project involves introducing a new 20mph speed limit extending along Crowmere Road from the Crowmere roundabout, past … Continue reading »

Council seeks views on proposed new prevention service

July 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is appealing for more organisations and individuals to give their views on a proposed new preventive health service. The council currently commissions a range of programmes to prevent ill health, such as NHS Health Checks, Help2Quit, and Help2Slim. … Continue reading »

Shropshire people urged to report suspected cases of child sexual exploitation

July 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People in Shropshire are being urged to look out for and report suspected cases of child sexual exploitation in the county. The call comes from members of Shropshire Council’s young people’s scrutiny committee, who discussed the issue at a recent … Continue reading »

Application going to North planning committee on 29 July 2014

July 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following planning application will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Summer holiday fun for children at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

July 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is inviting children to come along to the Museum this summer for some hands-on holiday fun. Each of the following activities runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm and costs £12 for one adult and up to … Continue reading »

Young people help shape activities for young people

July 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council will continue to deliver the maximum number of youth sessions possible in the areas of highest social need until 31 March 2015, at which point a new commissioning model will be introduced to ensure that future youth activities … Continue reading »

Lyneal Park Bridge closure from 4 August for up to two weeks

July 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Lyneal Park Bridge will be closed from Monday 4 August 2014 for up to two weeks to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the unclassified road between Lyneal and Colemere. The work involves general maintenance, including … Continue reading »

Electoral registration system is changing this summer

July 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the summer all Shropshire residents will receive a letter through the post, or have a visit by a canvasser, telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Shropshire Council’s Electoral Registration Officer … Continue reading »

Temporary closure of Yew Tree Bridge from 4 August for up to two weeks

July 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Yew Tree Bridge will be closed from Monday 4 August 2014 for up to two weeks to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the unclassified road from Longville in the Dale to Hughley. The work will … Continue reading »

Consultation launched on Empty Homes Strategy 2014-17

July 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is asking residents, businesses and any other interested groups or individuals for their opinion on the council’s proposed approach to tackling empty property in the county. The draft of the council’s Empty Homes Strategy looks at why properties … Continue reading »

Two Bridgnorth primary schools to work more closely together

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Two Bridgnorth primary schools are to work more closely together after governors agreed to establish a federation to improve educational opportunities for pupils at both schools. The respective full governing bodies of St Mary’s Bluecoat CE Primary School and Worfield … Continue reading »

Council commends nursing colleagues for winning national awards

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire nurses were commended at a meeting of Shropshire Council today for receiving national awards in recognition of their work. Continue reading »

Councillors give their support to new university for Shropshire

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to create a new university for Shropshire took another step forward this week after councillors gave their support to the project and the further investigation of potential sites. The University of Chester, Shropshire Council and ip&e, the Shropshire Council-owned … Continue reading »

Heatwave warning for the West Midlands

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England (PHE) Areas around England may experience ‘heatwave’ conditions over the next couple of  days, according to Met Office forecasts.  Affected areas include the West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South East England … Continue reading »

“Day of Action” in Meole Brace, Shrewsbury next Wednesday

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A “Day of Action” is happening in Meole Brace, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 23 July 2014 between 10am – 4pm on Meole Estate.  This will be the second Day of Action to take place in Shrewsbury, and the main area of … Continue reading »

National “Playday” week is coming to Shropshire

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

“Playday” is a celebration of children’s right to play, and a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. “Playday” week commences Monday 4 August 2014, and play events will be held at the following venues:- Monday 4 … Continue reading »

Future looks bright for Shared Lives service

July 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The future of Shropshire’s Shared Lives service, which enables people with disabilities to enjoy life as part of someone’s family, looks bright after local professionals set up their own company to run the scheme. The new company – Positive Steps … Continue reading »

Sign up and Shake Up this summer

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people across Shropshire are invited to ‘Shake it Up’ as part a major new campaign launched this week. Continue reading »

Community Alcohol Partnership competition winners announced

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Minsterley & Pontesbury Community Alcohol Partnership (M&P-CAP) would like to congratulate participants in this year’s Creative Arts Competition. Continue reading »

LEADER funding and delivery of council services to be discussed in Chirbury

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents of south west Shropshire will get the chance to hear about a potential new source of European funding to support local businesses and the rural economy.  The Bishop’s Castle, Chirbury and Worthen, and Clun Local Joint Committee (LJC) meets … Continue reading »

Comley No 2 Bridge and Comley No 3 Bridge to close for essential repairs

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Comley No 2 Bridge and Comley No 3 Bridge, which carry the Comley to Hollyhurst road over a watercourse near All Stretton, will be closed to traffic for up to one week starting on Monday 21 July 2014 to enable … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s adoption services to be discussed at Scrutiny

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A recent report on Shropshire’s adoption service has been published and will be discussed at scrutiny committee today [Wednesday 16 July]. Since 1998, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Council have run a successful Joint Adoption service (JAS) and in April … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s armed forces get the HeartAge test

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s HeartAge campaign has recently begun to take off with an event at Tern Hill Barracks, with the soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment taking the quick test. Continue reading »

Come out to play this summer

July 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Children and young people of Shropshire can look forward to a summer holiday packed full of fun from Monday 21 July 2014 to Friday 29 August 2014. A variety of activities are taking place at various sports centres, village halls … Continue reading »

Change4Life and Disney launch summer “10-Minute Shake Up” campaign

July 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Public Health England (PHE) today launched a major new Change4Life campaign in partnership with Disney to get kids more active this summer holidays. The “10-Minute Shake Up” campaign uses popular Disney characters alongside … Continue reading »

Important information for drop-in customers at Westgate in Bridgnorth this Wednesday morning

July 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s customer services at Westgate in Bridgnorth will be temporarily closed to the public tomorrow (Wednesday 16 July 2014) between 10.30am and 12.30pm due to a staff meeting.   Normal service will resume from 12.30pm onwards. Customers wishing to access services … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 22 July 2014

July 15, 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 22 July 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Work to start this autumn on new cycle and pedestrian route in Oswestry

July 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work is set to begin soon on Shropshire Council and Cambrian Heritage Railway’s plans to construct a cycle and pedestrian route along the Oswestry section of the Oswestry to Gobowen railway line. The route will initially run from Maesbury Road … Continue reading »

Living Dangerously: Terence Spencer photography exhibition comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer

July 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An exhibition of photography by war hero Terence Spencer is coming to the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer, opening on Saturday 19 July. With two audacious careers, first as a World War II fighter pilot and later … Continue reading »

Decisions made at North planning committee on 1 July 2014

July 11, 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 1 July 2014. Land west of Morda Bank, Morda (13/04845/FUL)  Mixed residential development of 65 dwellings; formation of new vehicular access … Continue reading »

“Boys Dancing” a finalist in National Lottery Awards’ Best Arts project category

July 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

“Boys Dancing” is a regional project which develops and celebrates dance for boys and young men, providing them with the challenge, exhilaration, discipline and fun of making and sharing dance. “Boys Dancing” is a finalist in the National Lottery Awards’ … Continue reading »

Licence Review sends strong message to retailers on need for diligent checks when selling alcohol

July 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Public protection officers have welcomed the decision of Shropshire Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee to suspend for three months a Shrewsbury retailer’s Premises License, following two separate sales of alcohol to minors. Greenfields Convenience Store on Wood Street, Shrewsbury was visited by public … Continue reading »

Kids: get your trainers out for the Race For Life this Saturday

July 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Young people of Shropshire are once again invited to take part in Race for Life later this month, after 2013′s great success. Shropshire’s Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) and Shropshire’s Young Health Champions are trying to help raise money for … Continue reading »

Reminder to share your views on organ donation in Shropshire

July 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents across Shropshire are being reminded to take part in a countywide survey on their views around organ donation. The Shropshire Organ Donation survey aims to find out what people in the county think about the organ donation policy: are … Continue reading »

Join the quest for Ancient Wisdom at the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this summer

July 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is bringing its history and the stories behind its exhibits to life this summer in “Ancient Wisdom” (14 July – 31 August). Continue reading »

Schools and other council services affected by strike action on Thursday 10 July 2014

July 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Due to industrial action by Unison and the National Union of Teachers (NUT), some Shropshire schools and council buildings will be closed today (Thursday 10 July 2014). With regards to schools, each governing body made the decision on whether it … Continue reading »

Rural funding opportunities for local groups at Gobowen area LJC

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local people from the Gobowen, Selattyn, St Martins and Weston Rhyn Local Joint Committee (LJC) area are encouraged to attend the first meeting of the 2014/15 financial year to learn about local commissioning and external funding opportunities that are available … Continue reading »

Councillors to discuss latest plans for a new university for Shropshire

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Councillors are to discuss the latest plans for a new university for Shropshire which could boost the local economy by tens of millions of pounds every year, create thousands of jobs and provide unprecedented opportunities for students. The University of … Continue reading »

Queen’s Award for voluntary service presentation

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Sunday 13 July 2014 the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire will be presenting the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Severn Hospice. The presentation will take place at 3pm at a service at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury to celebrate Severn Hospice’s 25th … Continue reading »

North Shropshire primary schools excel at the County School Sport Festival

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Wednesday 2 July 2014 hundreds of young people from across the county came together to compete in the summer Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival, as part of Sainsbury’s School Games. Eight primary schools from across North Shropshire qualified to … Continue reading »

Charity event to raise money for Help for Heroes

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Local residents in Oswestry are invited to come along to a charity afternoon to help raise funds for Help for Heroes. The event, hosted by Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, is … Continue reading »

New website launches to help residents lead healthier lifestyles

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A newly-revamped health website has been launched to help Shropshire residents lead healthier lifestyles. The launch coincides with national Health Information Week. Continue reading »

Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

July 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Staff, students and governors at Mereside CE Primary School in Shrewsbury are celebrating after Ofsted removed them from special measures and graded the school as ‘good’, following a two-day full inspection on 17 and 18 June 2014. The school’s last … Continue reading »

Council seeks views on proposed new prevention service

July 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is asking organisations and individuals for their views on a proposed new preventive health service. The council currently commissions a range of programmes to prevent ill health, such as NHS Health Checks, Help2Quit, and Help2Slim.  It is proposing … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock and Shipton LJC coming up on Wednesday 16 July

July 4, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Wednesday 16 July 2014, at Shipton Village Hall at 7pm. The main item will be discussions around how the LJC can be best positioned in … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 26 June 2014

July 3, 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 26 June 2014. Development west Of Caradoc View, Hanwood, Shrewsbury (13/04967/OUT)  Outline planning application for up to 20 dwellings (indicative) to … Continue reading »

Funding boost to benefit victims of crime in West Mercia

July 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Mercia Victims of crime across West Mercia will get more support thanks to extra funding from the Government. Bill Longmore, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, received … Continue reading »

Shropshire Heritage Heroes wanted

July 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s museums and archive services have developed an innovative and interesting way that people can get involved and actively contribute to the heritage of Shropshire, and they don’t have to go far to do it. Shropshire’s Heritage Heroes is … Continue reading »

Local commissioning to be discussed at Broseley and Barrow LJC

July 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People living in the Broseley and Barrow area are invited to come and join their Local Joint Committee on Wednesday 9 July 2014 at Willey Village Hall at 7pm. Kate Garner of Shropshire Council will be at the meeting to … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire’s update on phase 2 of the Superfast Extension Programme

July 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Recently, Shropshire Council met with Chris Townsend, the new Chief Executive of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), to discuss Phase 2 of the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP) and review our current progress building a network of faster fibre broadband. The meeting … Continue reading »

Reminder to share your views on organ donation in Shropshire

June 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents across Shropshire are being reminded to take part in a countywide survey on their views around organ donation. The Shropshire Organ Donation survey aims to find out what people in the county think about the organ donation policy: are … Continue reading »

Closure of the road over Lloyney No.2 Bridge, west of Knighton

June 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The minor road between Llanfair Waterdine over the River Teme to Lloyney Village will be closed for up to six weeks to carry out essential repair works Lloyney No.2 Bridge over the River Teme. The road will be closed from … Continue reading »

North Shropshire primary schools at School Games Festival

June 27, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the last three months primary schools across north Shropshire have been competing against one another in various sports as part of the Sainsbury’s School Games programme. Schools have had the opportunity to compete and participate in dodgeball, orienteering, arrows … Continue reading »

Are you happy with your polling station?

June 26, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People are being asked whether the polling stations in their area are suitable, as part of a review being carried out by Shropshire Council. The review of polling districts, polling places and polling stations will take place between Tuesday 1 … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 24 June 2014

June 26, 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 24 June 2014. Application to register land known as Patshull Green, Albrighton as a village green.  Decision: That the application to register … Continue reading »

Artistic Shropshire pupil with designs on faster broadband is honoured by Connecting Shropshire

June 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An artistic county youngster will be honoured today by the Connecting Shropshire broadband partnership after scooping top prize in an unusual competition. A Banksy-style art challenge was organised to mark Bicton Church of England Primary School becoming the first in … Continue reading »

Shropshire well prepared for introduction of free school meals for infants

June 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s schools, and Shropshire Council’s school meals provider, are well prepared for an anticipated 40% increase in school meals that will be served once universal free meals for infants are introduced at the start of the new school year. From … Continue reading »

Oswestry BikeFest free family day out on 5 July 2014

June 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

BikeFest is a free family day out in Oswestry on Saturday 5 July 2014 from 11am-3pm, with cycling activities for all ages and abilities. BikeFest is in its third year and is run by Shropshire Council’s Travel Shropshire team, at … Continue reading »

Sir John Talbot’s Technology College in Whitchurch rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

June 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Staff and students at Sir John Talbot’s Technology College in Whitchurch are celebrating after Ofsted removed them from special measures and graded the school as ‘good’, following a two-day inspection on 11-12 June 2014. The report praised the “substantial improvements” … Continue reading »

State-of-the-art new £28 million women and children’s centre to open in Telford

June 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust A new £28million centre for women and children is on course to open at the end of September 2014. The state-of-the-art Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre will open at the … Continue reading »

Shropshire housing organisation shortlisted for national award

June 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing has just been nominated for a national housing award at the National Federation of Almos (NFA) annual awards. The NFA awards recognise the most innovative projects … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 1 July 2014

June 24, 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 1 July 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Alert on potentially deadly new ‘designer’ drug

June 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public health team have issued a warning about a dangerous new ‘designer’ drug which is believed to be in circulation in the county and has been implicated in deaths elsewhere in the UK and abroad. The drug, called … Continue reading »

Council backs national project to mark outbreak of World War I

June 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

At 11pm on 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany, ushering in one of the darkest periods in our history. Continue reading »

Alternative waste collection services to be trialled in Shropshire

June 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Two hundred households in Shropshire are to take part in two 12-week trials of a new waste collection service from next month. The trials start in the week beginning Monday 14 July 2014 and are being carried out as part … Continue reading »

St Julian’s Friars and Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury roadworks update

June 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A project to improve the busy junction of St Julian’s Friars and Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury by resurfacing roads and installing a zebra crossing is progressing, despite complications during the first phase of work, say engineers. The work involves the … Continue reading »

Ludlow Independents Day

June 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Ludlow Chamber of Commerce Ludlow will be celebrating its very first Independents Day on Friday 4 July 2014: a day that recognises the strength of its very own high street shops which consist of many independently-owned businesses, … Continue reading »

Transfer of land at Oak Farm day services moves forward

June 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The future of the Oak Farm day care service in Ditton Priors is looking bright after an agreement was reached to formally transfer the land to a community land trust. Ditton Priors Community Land Trust announced today that after two … Continue reading »

Reminder about the Shrewsbury Half Marathon this Sunday

June 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shrewsbury Half Marathon takes place this Sunday (22 Jun 2014).  The race starts and finishes at the County Showground on Berwick Road, with the race starting around 10am and expected to be complete around 1pm. There will be rolling … Continue reading »

Show domestic violence the red card

June 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As tonight’s England game fast approaches (Thursday 19 June 2014), Shropshire’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is urging the public to show domestic violence the red card. The call-out comes in support of West Mercia’s joint campaign during World Cup 2014 … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee – 26 June 2014

June 19, 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 26 June 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Call out for Shropshire’s young people to take part in race for life

June 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

After last year’s success, young people across Shropshire are being invited to take the Race for Life challenge again in July and help raise money for Cancer Research UK. Organised by Shropshire’s Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) and Shropshire’s Young … Continue reading »

Blog: Taking care of yourself from the inside

June 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Leading a healthy lifestyle is about more than just looking good on the outside; you need to be healthy on the inside too. Do we think enough about how being overweight, drinking too much or our smoking habits, damages our … Continue reading »

Council takes action to ensure Broseley and surrounding area is compensated following delays in roadworks

June 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Broseley and the surrounding area will be compensated following months of traffic disruption, thanks to the efforts of local councillors and council officers. Shropshire Council has been working closely with Broseley’s town mayor and local councillors to ensure residents in … Continue reading »

Senior national figures praise People2People after fact-finding visit to Shrewsbury

June 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Two senior national figures have visited Shropshire to learn about the successful People2People project which provides adult social care across the county. Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Sure Start to hold annual “Party in the Park” this Thursday

June 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Sure Start children’s centres in Shrewsbury are holding their annual “Party in the Park” event in The Quarry on Thursday 19 June 2014 (10.30am to 2.30pm), and this year’s event has a child safety theme and a focus around enjoying … Continue reading »

Pegasus project spreads its wings and flies

June 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A thriving arts and crafts group for people recovering from mental health problems is celebrating the completion of a stunning piece of art. A glittering mosaic, depicting the mythological flying horse Pegasus, has been brought to life by the Pegasus … Continue reading »

New Special Educational Needs centre to open at Lakelands Academy in Ellesmere

June 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A Special Educational Needs centre for secondary-age pupils is to open at the Lakelands Academy in Ellesmere in January 2015. To be named the Kettlemere Centre, it will provide specialist teaching and facilities for up to 24 children whose primary … Continue reading »

Fight against Campylobacter at centre of Food Safety Week

June 18, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The fight against Campylobacter is at the centre of this year’s Food Safety Week (16 June to Sunday 22 June 2014). Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK, and 250,000 people here could be struck … Continue reading »

Exciting new exhibitions to go on show at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

June 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Two exciting new exhibitions will go on display at the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in mid-July. “Ancient Wisdom” is a family-focused exhibition which will be located on the Balcony, with lots of child-friendly hands-on fun interactivity. And in … Continue reading »

Lively libraries dance into summer

June 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s libraries team are celebrating a prestigious award from Arts Council England.  The £26,000 grant gives the green light to a unique and innovative arts project for children and families in south Shropshire during the school summer holidays.  “Lively … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 24 June 2014

June 17, 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 24 June 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

New national partnership to encourage children to exercise more

June 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England Change4Life and Disney are to partner on a major new campaign to encourage children to meet the minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise they need every day.  By helping children … Continue reading »

Ellesmere Day Centre looks to work more closely with local community

June 17, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Meres Day Centre in Ellesmere is asking people for their thoughts on how the centre and the local community can work together – to benefit centre users, local people and the town as a whole. The centre is encouraging … Continue reading »

Come along to the Big Chinwag event in St Martins

June 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing are encouraging residents in and around St Martins to come along for a cuppa, a cake and a chinwag at Cedar Close, St Martins near Oswestry … Continue reading »

Have your say on local issues at Severn Loop LJC

June 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The next Severn Loop Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting will receive a presentation on the Our Place Programme, updates on local policing issues and discussion on the future of LJC meetings. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, which will … Continue reading »

Reminders of arrangements for the Shrewsbury Carnival tomorrow

June 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shrewsbury Carnival takes place tomorrow, Saturday 14 June 2014, and will require some town centre streets to be closed. The carnival this year is incorporating a running race and is in memorial to Keith Ivison, a founder member of … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council and Ringway win at the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Awards

June 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council, together with Ringway Shropshire, won the CIHT/Costain Effective Partnerships Award in this year’s Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Awards. This specific award recognises the achievements and added value that can result from effective partnership relationships in the … Continue reading »

Smuggled tobacco seized in Shropshire

June 13, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Smuggled cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco with a black market value of around £7,000 have been seized from two shops targeted by Shropshire Council’s public protection officers, supported by officers from West Mercia Police. The stash was found hidden in … Continue reading »

The King and Thai win Curry Chef of the Year 2014

June 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Amongst stiff competition, Daniel Power of the King and Thai in Broseley was awarded the esteemed title of Shropshire Council’s Curry Chef of the Year 2014. Continue reading »

Democracy updated for the 21st Century

June 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners the Cabinet Office Registering to vote is now simpler, thanks to a new online process that has been built around the need of users. Registering to vote is now simpler than ever under a new online … Continue reading »

Passion for traditional skills leads to new business expansion

June 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A love for upholstery has seen Shropshire businesswoman Fiona Wynn develop her skills from upholstering for friends and family, to expanding and moving the business into a purpose-built workshop and working for a wide range of clients at her base … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council statement on welfare fund spending

June 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has issued the following information to clarify media reports that money given to the council to help people in need is being spent on a website. The Government has provided funding for the council, locally called the ‘Local … Continue reading »

Work starts at new Saw Mill complex in Market Drayton

June 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work has begun on the first phase of a new state-of-the-art Saw Mill complex in Market Drayton, which will see at least 13 new jobs created. Continue reading »

New Forest School to open at St John the Baptist CE School in Ruyton-XI-Towns

June 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

St John the Baptist CE School in Ruyton-XI-Towns is holding a ceremony on Friday 13 June 2014, at 9.30am, to celebrate the opening of their new Forest School area at Drumbles Wood. The new Forest School, which has been provided … Continue reading »

Make recycling your goal during the World Cup

June 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

With England’s football players set to take to the pitch in Brazil in a kit made using an average of 18 recycled plastic bottles, people are being urged to recycle more of their household waste during the World Cup. It … Continue reading »

Market towns programme extended to enable projects to be completed

June 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s Market Towns Revitalisation Programme (MTRP) which was due to finish at the end of March 2014 has now been extended to allow several exceptional projects to be completed. All of the projects below were asked to re-submit their … Continue reading »

Streetlights conversion programme moves to north Shropshire

June 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A programme to save energy by converting streetlights so they can switch themselves off in the middle of the night is moving forward. About 12,500 streetlights of the 18,900 maintained by Shropshire Council across the county are being converted to … Continue reading »

Kick off at home and face a 28-day ban

June 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners, led by West Mercia Police Police and partners working together across West Mercia are launching a joint campaign during World Cup 2014 to deter perpetrators of domestic abuse, and encourage those affected to seek help. Domestic … Continue reading »

Operator to be sought to run hydro generator at the Weir in Shrewsbury

June 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council are to seek a commercial operator to develop and run a hydro generator at the Weir in Shrewsbury – with Shropshire Council leading on the procurement work. Shropshire Council has been working in partnership … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee – 3 June 2014

June 6, 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 3 June 2014. Land west of Morda Bank, Morda (13/04845/FUL)  Mixed residential development of 65 dwellings; formation of new vehicular access … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury traffic light concerns raised with Highways Agency

June 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Leader of Shropshire Council has held urgent talks with the Highways Agency about a project designed to improve a busy roundabout near Shrewsbury. Concern has been raised by drivers about the potential impact of traffic lights which are due … Continue reading »

Highways Agency plans to develop Mile End roundabout to go on display

June 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Highways Agency plans to improve traffic flow and create an entrance to a new business park at Mile End roundabout in Oswestry are due to go on display shortly. Shropshire Council is holding an exhibition at Oswestry Memorial Hall on … Continue reading »

Sir John Talbot’s School set for academy conversion

June 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners The Marches School Following extensive consultation and overwhelming support from the school community, Sir John Talbot’s Technology College in Whitchurch will now proceed with plans for academy conversion, sponsored by The Marches Academy Trust, in time … Continue reading »

Ellesmere LJC to hear about the evolving role of LJC meetings

June 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Ellesmere area Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Tuesday 17 June 2014, at Welshampton Village Hall at 7pm. The main item will be discussions around how the LJC can be best positioned in the future … Continue reading »

Parking initiative helps boost footfall in Shrewsbury

June 5, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Independent retailers and Shrewsbury’s two principal shopping centres have reported a significant increase in sales and footfall on Sunday 25 May 2014 Following the launch of free all-day parking, footfall at the Darwin Centre and Pride Hill rose by 35% … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury BikeFest returns on Saturday 7 June with free activities and competitions

June 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Shrewsbury BikeFest returns for the seventh year this Saturday at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, with a host of free and fun cycling activities for all ages and abilities. The event, which runs between midday and 4pm on Saturday … Continue reading »

Council leader promises to look into baby cremation issue

June 3, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Leader of Shropshire Council has promised bereaved parents that he will look into why it wasn’t possible to provide them with ashes following the cremation of their baby or unborn child. Shropshire Council took over the running of the … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee – 27 May 2014

June 2, 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 27 May 2014. Land off Corvedale Road, Craven Arms, SY7 9BT (13/01633/OUT)  Outline application for residential development (14 houses) to include access … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 29 May 2014

June 2, 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 29 May 2014. Poultry broiler units, Great Ness, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury (13/04305/EIA)  Erection of three poultry rearing buildings, eight feed bins and … Continue reading »

Outdoor theatre production of “The Merchant of Venice” at Severn Valley Country Park

June 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Severn Valley Country Park, part of Shropshire Council’s outdoor recreation service, is happy to announce an open air theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” on Wednesday 18 June 2014. Severn Valley Country Park will be host to the … Continue reading »

Cremation of babies and unborn children – Shropshire Council statement

June 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Monday 2 June, BBC Radio Shropshire ran a report about the cremation of babies and unborn children at Emstrey crematorium in Shrewsbury. Below is the full statement issued by Shropshire Council to the BBC about this issue. The tragic … Continue reading »

A4169 Much Wenlock to reopen at 6am Monday 2 June

June 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

We are pleased to confirm that the A4169 Sheinton Street in Much Wenlock will reopen tomorrow (Monday 2 June) at 6am. Please drive carefully as some work vehicles will still be on site so you may need to give way … Continue reading »

Completion of essential sewer works on A4169 Much Wenlock may overrun

June 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council have been working closely with Severn Trent Water to try and ensure that the essential sewer works on A4169, Sheinton Street, Much Wenlock was completed on time however it is looking unlikely that the road will reopen today … Continue reading »

Organ donation – opt in or opt out? What do you think?

June 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Do you support an ‘opt in’ or ‘opt out’ policy for organ donation? That’s the question being put to people as part of a research project being carried out. Continue reading »

Kick drinking and driving this summer

May 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership The Safer Roads Partnership in Warwickshire and West Mercia is warning people of the dangers of driving under the influence of drink or drugs this summer. Drink-driving and drug-driving offences typically increase during … Continue reading »

Shelf Bank becomes Oswestry’s first Local Nature Reserve

May 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shelf Bank is a 3ha area of natural public open space occupying a small hill overlooking the centre of Oswestry.  The site is managed by Shropshire Council’s outdoor recreation service in association with The Friends of Shelf Bank, local councillors … Continue reading »

‘Dragons Den’ to hear event ideas from Oswestry young people

May 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Last year Oswestry Community Alcohol Partnership (OsCAP) was successful in running a creative writing competition for young people in Oswestry supported by The Marches School and Oswestry School. Pupils were invited to write a story or a poem about alcohol … Continue reading »

Enhancement scheme for Shrewsbury town centre to start in June

May 30, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A project to improve the busy junction of St Julian’s Friars and Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury by resurfacing roads and installing a zebra crossing is due to start on Monday 2 June 2014. The work will include the repaving of … Continue reading »

Businesses urged to consider joining the Trader Register to boost custom

May 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Do you want your business to stand out above the rest?  Do you offer professional, high quality work with excellent customer service?  If you operate a home improvement business within the county, then you are eligible to apply for the … Continue reading »

Deadline for votes in Digital Leaders Award is looming

May 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Time is running out to vote for Shropshire Council’s digital services team who are nominated for a national award. Lorna Perry, the council’s digital services and innovations manager, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Digital Leaders 100 … Continue reading »

New survey aims to understand local and national impact of ‘legal highs’

May 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s public health experts are calling for anyone aged 18 years and over with experience of novel psychoactive substances (popularly known as ‘legal highs’) to take part in a new national survey. The Legal High National Online Survey was launched … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock residents vote ‘yes’ in county’s first neighbourhood plan referendum

May 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents of Much Wenlock have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the area’s neighbourhood plan being used to help decide planning applications. Shropshire’s first-ever neighbourhood plan referendum was held in the town on Thursday 22 May 2014 – the same day … Continue reading »

Voluntary sector and private sector unite in Shropshire

May 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

ShropShare, Shropshire’s independent hub for socially responsible businesses, has watched with interest as national bodies respond to the Government’s new tax relief scheme for social investment.  The new tax relief scheme encourages individuals to support social enterprises, and helps social … Continue reading »

Wagbeach Footbridge work overnight on 29 May 2014

May 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The A488 road in Wagbeach will be closed overnight on Thursday 29 May 2014 to enable a new footbridge to be craned into position. This work was originally planned for Tuesday 27 May 2014, but due to unforeseen circumstances the … Continue reading »

Public health team present health advice at physiotherapy event

May 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A series of presentations were given by members of the Shropshire Council’s public health team and staff at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital (RJAH) in Oswestry, which highlighted the role that physiotherapists can play in helping patients to … Continue reading »

Business innovation workshop arrives in Oswestry

May 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Businesses across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire can find out how they could innovate and take their business forward at an event in early June in Oswestry. The “Innovation: common sense but not common practice” event, organised by the University … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 3 June 2014

May 23, 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 Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council responds to feedback on post-16 transport provisions

May 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

After reviewing the responses from parents, students and colleges to the recent consultation, Shropshire Council has decided not to implement the proposal in the consultation on post-16 transport.  Instead, to lessen the impact, a phased subsidy reduction will be introduced … Continue reading »

Urgent sewer pipe repair work in Much Wenlock

May 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The A4169 at Sheinton Street in Much Wenlock will be closed to traffic while Severn Trent Water carries out urgent repair work, but the town will remain open for business, councillors have said. The road will be closed from Tuesday … Continue reading »

Discover the beauty of Severn Valley on a walk in June

May 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council invites you to join the outdoor recreation service and discover the Severn Valley on a nine-mile walk in June. We will follow the River Severn upstream past Hampton Loade and Eardington to Bridgnorth.  At Bridgnorth there will be … Continue reading »

Come and see the wild flowers at Severn Valley Country Park

May 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council invites people to join its outdoor recreation service and discover the delightful wild flowers that cover the meadows and grow in the woodlands at Severn Valley Country Park. See Spring Pieces Meadow – one of the best meadows … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 29 May 2014

May 22, 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 29 May 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Eureka! Find out how your business could benefit from tax incentives

May 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Businesses across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire can find out how they could benefit from tax incentives at an event in early June. The Tax Credit workshop, open to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), is being hosted at the Kindle … Continue reading »

Harlescott Day of Action

May 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents of Harlescott in Shrewsbury were the first community to benefit from a Day of Action on 21 May 2014. Continue reading »

Council and Environment Agency take action to remove excess rubbish from waste site

May 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency have been praised for their quick and professional response in resolving an excess waste issue at a local skip site in Ludlow. The council’s public protection officers had visited the site following several complaints … Continue reading »

Noise Action Week until 25 May 2014

May 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Each year Shropshire Council receive an increase in complaints about noisy neighbours during the summer months.  Last year between April and September we received over 800 noise complaints ranging from loud music to barking dogs. Noise Action Week is being … Continue reading »

Harlescott ‘Day of Action’ today

May 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Harlescott, Shrewsbury residents are attending a Day of Action event in the area in a bid to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and enhance their local neighbourhood. The event today (Wednesday 21 May 2014), Harlescott will be the first of … Continue reading »

Celebrate Shrewsbury’s manufacturing heritage at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

May 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Items ‘Made in Shrewsbury’ over the last 100 years are going on display at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery later this week.  The exhibition includes photographs and products from a number of local manufacturers. The exhibition is a result of … Continue reading »

Family fun at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this Bank Holiday weekend

May 21, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

There’s so much to enjoy at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this coming Bank Holiday weekend and beyond. A new exhibition in the Community Exhibition space called “Made in Shrewsbury” features some of the county town’s most famous manufacturers such … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury BID launches free Sunday car parking for Bank Holiday weekends

May 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shrewsbury BID Shrewsbury BID is launching free all-day car parking in the town on Sunday 25 May 2014, as part of a new Bank Holiday weekend initiative to benefit shoppers and support traders. Working in partnership … Continue reading »

Diary room tells tale of adult support services in Shropshire

May 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

‘Real-life’ views of people who use adult support services in Shropshire are playing a part in the work to improve how services are delivered in future. A series of diary room films were recorded as part of the “Personalisation: Our … Continue reading »

See and Hear Exhibition declared an outstanding success

May 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Hundreds of people attended an event in Shropshire to discover more about the technology and support available to help people with sensory impairment. Continue reading »

Tenants invited to come along to annual general meeting

May 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing tenants and residents are invited to come along to the Tenant Working Group’s (TWG) annual general meeting on Thursday 12 June 2014 at The Centre, Oak … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to work with Green Shropshire Xchange on sustainable development

May 20, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s chief executive Clive Wright has agreed to work with the networking organisation Green Shropshire Xchange (GSX) to ensure the council’s operations continue to contribute to sustainable development; a move seen as reassuring by environmental and green groups. The … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 27 May 2014

May 19, 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 27 May 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Half-term fun at Severn Valley Country Park

May 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

For the upcoming May 2014 half-term holiday, things are getting sporty at Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park. On Wednesday 28 May we will be asking our younger visitors to compete in the Severn Valley Sports Day.  The park rangers will … Continue reading »

Young at heart? Take the test and find out

May 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

How old do you think your heart age is? A new health campaign can help you find out by taking a simple online test. Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix next Sunday (25 May 2014)

May 19, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A host of family events are happening to celebrate the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix, including the chance to sample the course the racers will be using later in the day. As well as watching high-speed, action-packed races during the event … Continue reading »

The Humphrey Kynaston Way now open

May 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Humphrey Kynaston Way, a 46-mile long distance trail that links the Jack Mytton Way bridleway at Church Stretton, via Nesscliffe to Grinshill, was launched on Sunday 18 May 2014). The High Sheriff of Shropshire, Robert Bland, attended to cut … Continue reading »

Dementia advice and support at Oswestry Library

May 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Oswestry Library and Alzheimer’s Society are joining forces in a special, free event to highlight sources of help for those with dementia and their families. Dementia-Friendly Day, taking place at Oswestry Library on Wednesday 21 May 2014 from 10am to … Continue reading »

Council drive to reduce littering from vehicles

May 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Drivers are warned not to litter from vehicles, after three separate fixed penalties have been issued by Shropshire Council in the past six weeks to drivers caught littering in both the Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth areas. Councils spend nearly £1 billion … Continue reading »

Support and advice at hand at Dementia Awareness Day event in Shrewsbury

May 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Local and national dementia services around Shropshire and the UK will be on hand to give advice and support at a Dementia Awareness Day event in Shrewsbury. Continue reading »

Council’s digital team shortlisted for innovative national award

May 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s digital services team has been nominated for a prestigious national award. Lorna Perry, the council’s digital services and innovations manager, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Digital Leaders 100 poll.   The awards, in association … Continue reading »

Highways and public services to be discussed at StrettonDale LJC meeting

May 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 22 May 2014 at 7 pm at Longnor Village Hall. The main item will be a discussion around how the LJC operates in the future. Representatives from … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee – 6 May 2014

May 12, 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 6 May 2014. Land off Pixley Lane, Hinstock (12/04209/FUL) Change of use of land for the stationing of caravans for residential purposes … Continue reading »

Book now for Shropshire Business Summit 2014

May 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Time is running out to book a place for you and your business at the 2014 annual Shropshire Business Summit, which takes places on Monday 19 May 2014 at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow, from 5.30pm to 8pm. This year’s summit … Continue reading »

Powerchair football festival coming to Telford

May 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Wheelchair Football Association If you have a disability and have a passion for football then come on down to a Telford festival where you will experience the game of powerchair football. Organised by the Wheelchair Football … Continue reading »

Shropshire people encouraged to consider becoming foster parents

May 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A Shropshire couple with three foster children are marking this year’s Foster Care Fortnight (12 to 25 May 2014) by encouraging other people to consider whether they have the character and skills needed to support and guide a vulnerable child, … Continue reading »

Gold Award for Nathaniel marking 60 visits to Ellesmere Library

May 12, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Nathaniel Clewlow, aged 5 from Cockshutt, is the first to receive a Gold Certificate marking 60 visits to Ellesmere Library. Nathaniel joined the library two years ago and registered to become a member of the Bookstart Bear Club.  This is … Continue reading »

From home swaps to dog chipping: advice and support on hand at tenants event

May 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing tenants can find out more about home swaps, financial and energy saving advice, and also get their dog chipped, at an event in Shifnal next Wednesday … Continue reading »

Jess chooses apprenticeship route after ‘A’ Levels

May 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A 19-year-old from Shrewsbury has secured a full time position with Chemical Watch, after completing an apprenticeship with County Training, part of Shropshire Council. Continue reading »

Major roadworks finish in Wem

May 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A major scheme to replace gas pipes in the centre of Wem has been completed, meaning an end to traffic disruption caused by the work. Wales and West Utilities have been undertaking the essential work, which has meant some town … Continue reading »

Medical practice becomes first to meet new “young people friendly” standards

May 8, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Albrighton Medical Practice has become the first in Shropshire to meet a new Department of Health quality standard for being welcoming to young people. Continue reading »

Residents encouraged to provide feedback on proposed plans for Oswestry Hub

May 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is asking people who use the Oswestry Hub and library to provide feedback on proposed plans to enhance the service and layout of the community hub. The consultation, which continues until Friday 30 May 2014, is one of … Continue reading »

Business event aims to boost Shropshire’s creative and digital sector

May 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s creative and digital businesses are invited to a special event on Thursday 12 June that aims to strengthen this sector in the county. Continue reading »

Craven Arms design company set to expand thanks to business grant

May 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A family-owned design company based in Craven Arms is looking forward to further expansion, after a grant from the Shropshire Business Enterprise Fund enabled them to purchase new machinery. Craven Design and Print was established in 1993, and provides a … Continue reading »

Highley company looks forward to a bright future thanks to business grant

May 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A company from Highley, near Bridgnorth, is looking forward to a bright future after receiving a Business Enterprise Fund grant from Shropshire Council. Genvolt produces high voltage power supplies which are being used worldwide, and the company is expanding and … Continue reading »

New ‘Dementia Friends’ launched by health organisations and Alzheimer’s Society

May 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public health team have joined with Shropshire’s Alzheimer’s Society, Shropshire CCG and other organisations to support the national ‘Dementia Friends’ campaign. Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 1 May 2014

May 6, 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 1 May 2014. Land Opposite Ellesmere Drive, Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury (13/05124/FUL)  Mixed residential development of 75 dwellings (including 8 affordable units), formation … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee – 29 April 2014

May 6, 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 29 April 2014. Manor Farm, Wistanstow, Craven Arms, SY7 8DG (13/04877/EIA)  Construction of two poultry sheds and feed bins, ancillary works, amendments … Continue reading »

Help2Quit service launches new initiative to support smokers looking to kick the habit

May 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust A new initiative to help people in Shropshire to stop smoking has been launched. Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust’s Help2Quit service is reducing the cost of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Civic Centre reopen to the public after revamp

May 6, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Whitchurch Civic Centre opened fully to the public on Friday 9 May 2014. Continue reading »

England women internationals visit Shrewsbury school ahead of World Cup qualifier

May 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

England internationals Jess Clarke and Sophie Bradley paid a visit to a Shrewsbury primary school ahead of their FIFA Women’s World Cup™ 2015 match this week. Continue reading »

Police crack down on dangerous and anti-social bikers in and around Bridgnorth

May 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners The Safer Roads Partnership and West Mercia Police are running a joint operation this weekend to combat problems caused by motorcyclists on three routes across Bridgnorth and South Shropshire. Specialist units involving motorcycle police, speed enforcement … Continue reading »

Buy one compost bin and get one half price during Compost Awareness Week

May 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (5 to 11 May 2014), Shropshire Council in partnership with getcomposting.com is encouraging more residents to get composting with a special ‘share and save’ offer on home composting bins. The ‘buy one get … Continue reading »

Inspectors heap praise on Shared Lives scheme

May 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A scheme that supports people with different needs to live as part of their carer’s family has been given top marks by Government inspectors. The Shared Lives scheme met the top standard in all areas when inspected by the Care … Continue reading »

Council urges residents to look out for scam canvassers

May 2, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council Public Protection Team is urging the public to be on the lookout for individuals who are approaching local residents pretending to be canvassing on behalf of Electoral Services.

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See and Hear Exhibition 2014 coming to Shropshire

May 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An event to share information about new technology that can improve the quality of life for people with sensory impairment is being held in Shropshire on 14 May 2014. The See and Hear Exhibition has grown into the biggest event … Continue reading »

Final reminder to register for European elections

May 1, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire residents are being reminded to make sure they don’t miss out on being able to vote in the forthcoming European elections. Continue reading »

Shropshire Council and Mouchel scoop highways awards

April 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The annual awards evening of the Institute of Highway Engineers Mercia Branch saw Shropshire Council and Mouchel receive two awards during the course of a successful evening for the authority. There was also individual recognition for Andy Wilde with an … Continue reading »

Support for families in Woodside catchment area improved by working closer together

April 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Woodside Primary School and Sure Start Children’s Centres are joining together with a range of agencies to offer advice, support and activities for families with children living in the Woodside catchment area. The agencies involved offer a wide range of … Continue reading »

Housing staff climb new heights to raise money for charity

April 29, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Five members of staff from Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing took on the challenging feat of climbing Snowdon this weekend to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

April 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People who claim housing benefit and council tax support are being reminded 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 a successful … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Library to reopen on Friday 2 May

April 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Whitchurch Library will reopen on Friday 2 May 2014 at 9.30am following the completion of improvement work at its Civic Centre home. Access will be via St Mary’s Street, and all library services will be available. The Library was temporarily … Continue reading »

Cleobury Mortimer benefits from funding boost

April 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The centre of a Shropshire market town has been enhanced with funding from Shropshire Council and Cleobury Mortimer Parish Council. Cleobury Mortimer’s historic core project has now been completed. The work has been carried out to make the centre more … Continue reading »

Discover the wonders of walking during Get Walking Week

April 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People in Shrewsbury 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 3-10 May. During Get Walking Week, Shrewsbury Ramblers & Shrewsbury Walking for … Continue reading »

Severn Valley Country Park announces a special evening of art

April 28, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Severn Valley Country Park, part of Shropshire Council Outdoor Recreation service, is happy to announce a special evening of art. Local Shropshire artist Diane Jennings will be hosting an art demonstration in the visitor centre which will allow visitors … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 6 May 2014

April 25, 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 6 May 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Bikeability training to continue in Shropshire schools

April 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that Bikeability cycle training will continue to be offered to all primary and secondary schools in Shropshire. Following a tendering process, Cycle Experience Ltd have now been appointed to give Bikeability cycle training on … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury welcomes England Women stars ahead of World Cup qualifier

April 25, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

England football internationals Karen Carney and Kerys Harrop were welcomed to Shrewsbury ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifier on 8 May. Continue reading »

Act now to secure your vote for European elections

April 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

With the European Parliamentary Elections taking place on Thursday 22 May 2014, Shropshire Council is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time. Claire Porter, returning officer, said: “People are talking about the elections, but you’ll … Continue reading »

Residents sitting pretty thanks to joint working with Shropshire’s Youth Offending Service

April 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents at Monkmoor Court in Oswestry are sitting pretty on a new bench thanks to the skills of some of Shropshire’s Youth Offending Team and funding from their local housing provider, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing. Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 1 May 2014

April 24, 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 1 May 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Fight back against scammers to stop them getting away with scams in Shropshire

April 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s public protection team and Citizens Advice Shropshire are calling for people in the county to be on the lookout for any website, letter, doorstep seller or phone call with a proposal that sounds too good to be true … Continue reading »

Hanging judges, captains of industry, empire builders and a few Shropshire lads

April 24, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Leading UK family history website findmypast.co.uk will, on Saturday 26 April 2014, publish online for the first time parish records held by Shropshire Archives, as the latest instalment of their ’100 in 100′ promise, to launch 100 record sets in … Continue reading »

Successful Easter weekend for new Museum

April 23, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An estimated 3,000 visitors passed through the doors of the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery over the Easter weekend. Only a few weeks into its opening the museum is already attracting visitors from around the world, including from Sweden, … Continue reading »

Family events to celebrate Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix

April 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A host of family events have been announced to celebrate the Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix, including the chance to sample the course the racers will be using later in the day. As well as watching high-speed, action-packed races during the … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 29 April 2014

April 22, 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 29 April 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Hair Academies open evenings

April 22, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

County Training’s Hair Academies opens their doors on Monday 28 April 2014 to those who are interested in finding out more about a career in hairdressing, barbering or nail services. County Training, part of Shropshire Council, has four Hair Academies … Continue reading »

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 initiatives 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 started an exciting new future on 1 April 2014, as it transferred 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 »