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Councillors asked to continue ongoing support for Syrian Refugees and unaccompanied minors from Europe

27/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve recommendations to continue its support to resettle up to 60 Syrian refugees in the county. Continue reading »

Funding available for voluntary and community sector research

27/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Grants worth up to £4000 are on offer to the voluntary and community sector in Shropshire. Continue reading »

New Help2Quit clinic opens in Church Stretton

26/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A new Help2Quit Clinic is being launched at the new Health and wellbeing centre, in Church Stretton on Wednesday 28 September. Continue reading »

Conference to highlight the financial abuse of vulnerable adults

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A conference to highlight the financial abuse of adults at risk is to be held at the Aston Villa ground tomorrow (Tuesday 27 September) organised by Midlands Trading Standard Officers. Continue reading »

Warning about unsafe cleansing spray used by bodypiercing studios

23/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Public Health England (PHE) Public Health England is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an … Continue reading »

Snailbeach retaining wall repairs

23/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Work to repair a damaged retaining wall on Stiperstones Road, Snailbeach is programmed to start on Monday 10 October 2016 and is … Continue reading »

Event to mark awareness of National Recovery Month

22/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People who have recovered from drug addiction, as well as organisations and practioners working in drug recovery, are invited to come along … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 29 September 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 29 September 2016 at … Continue reading »

Council invites proposals for keeping swimming pool in Shrewsbury town centre

21/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
A picture of a swimmer to depict an example of leisure facilities

Interested organisations will find out next week how to prepare and submit their proposals for keeping a swimming pool in Shrewsbury town … Continue reading »

Open Day offers taste of University Centre Shrewsbury life

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury UCS will open its doors to the next intake of prospective students Students looking to … Continue reading »

Runners step up to the mark in Shrewsbury runs

21/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Athletes starting a yearly race over bridges in Shrewsbury, organised by shropshrie Council and others.

On Sunday 18 September 2016 Shropshire Council’s leisure services team organised the Severn Bridges 10k Road Race and a 1k Fun Run. … Continue reading »

Stoptober returns to help Shropshire smokers give quitting a go

21/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Logo to publicise the valuable annual campaign called Stoptober, held each September/October, to encourage people to give up smoking.

Smokers across Shropshire are being urged to take part in this year’s Stoptober, the national 28-day stop smoking challenge. The mass quitting … Continue reading »

West Mercia police and Ludlow councillors launch Safer Ludlow initiative

20/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners, Safer Ludlow West Mercia police, Ludlow unitary councillors, along with Ludlow and Shropshire Councils, are launching a new … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire endorses alternate solutions for faster broadband

20/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Recipient of alternative broadband solution in rural Shropshire in front of green trees on a sunny day with their wireless broadband service.

Eligible homes and businesses in Shropshire have access to a subsidised broadband installation. The Scheme is part of Shropshire Council’s Connecting Shropshire … Continue reading »

Adult services ensuring people get the right support

19/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
A logo for the Shropshire Choices website, which provides a wealth of information and contacts to suit all customers who are in need, or want to explore, help with their lives and care needs.

As cuts in care remain a topical subject in the national media, Shropshire Council are committed to ensuring our most frail and … Continue reading »

Armed Forces Match Day to be bigger and better than ever

16/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
The matchball is delivered by helicopter to Greenhous Meadow to mark Armed Forces Day 2015.

Saturday 1 October will see the 3rd annual Armed Forces Match Day, which promises to be bigger and better than ever before. … Continue reading »

Get free expert advice on how to avoid being scammed

16/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Bridgnorth residents urged to help council tackle dog mess

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Bridgnorth residents are being asked to help Shropshire Council tackle the problem of dog fouling, by reporting streets or areas where dog … Continue reading »

Macmillan Coffee Morning at University Centre Shrewsbury

15/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Student Holly-Elizabeth Smith (pictured) is hosting the Coffee Morning at Guildhall (also pictured) University Centre … Continue reading »

Funding will continue for leisure operator in the short term

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Proposals to reduce funding to a local leisure operator have been delayed for a year. The proposed 25% management fee reduction to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 13 September 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 September 2016. Land off … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 9 September 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 9 September 2016. Storage hangar, … Continue reading »

See the Flying Scotsman and Tornado locomotives race through Severn Valley Country Park

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Between Thursday 22 September 2016 and Monday 26 September 2016 the steam locomotives Flying Scotsman and Tornado are visiting the Severn Valley … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 14 September 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 14 September 2016). To see the full agenda and papers, … Continue reading »

Residents’ views sought on changes to council’s customer service opening hours

12/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Residents across Shropshire are being invited to give their views on proposals for changes to opening hours at Customer Service Points across … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 25 August 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 25 August 2016. Little Vinnals … Continue reading »

Have you used an optician or ophthalmology services in Shropshire?

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News from our partners Healthwatch Shropshire Healthwatch Shropshire would like to hear from people about their experience of using eye care services … Continue reading »

Craven Arms Active Towns projects need your vote

09/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Craven Arms residents are being invited to vote for their top three projects at Tuffins Supermarket between Monday 26 September 2016 and … Continue reading »

Wem Active Towns projects need your vote

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Wem residents are being invited to vote for their top three projects on Thursday 22 September 2016 and Saturday 24 September 2016 as … Continue reading »

Errington Cheese instigates precautionary recall of Dunsyre Blue Cheese batch E24

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News from our partners Food Standards Agency Errington Cheese has instigated a precautionary recall of Dunsyre Blue cheese from a specific batch … Continue reading »

Resurfacing work on the A490 from Chirbury to county boundary – update

09/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Essential resurfacing work on the A490 between Chirbury and the county boundary near Churchstoke is to start next Monday (12 September). Following discussions … Continue reading »

New road safety measures on way at Upton Crossroads on the A464 in Shifnal

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Upton Crossroads, on the A464 Shifnal to Wolverhampton road, is to undergo a number of permanent road safety measures to try and … Continue reading »

Exhibition tells the stories behind Shropshire’s fascinating place names

09/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A fascinating free exhibition bringing to life the stories behind Shropshire’s varied place names is now on show at Shropshire Archives on … Continue reading »

New machines, barriers and number plate recognition at Raven Meadows multi-storey car park in Shrewsbury

09/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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New payment machines, barriers and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) have been introduced in Raven Meadows multi-storey car park in Shrewsbury town … Continue reading »

Packed agenda for Severn Loop Forum in Shrewsbury on 20 September

06/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Shrewsbury river loop

The next Severn Loop Local Forum in Shrewsbury will be on Tuesday 20 September 2016 at 7pm at The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, SY3 … Continue reading »

First hospital fun day proves big success

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News from our partners Shropshire and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust The first family fun day organised by the Trust which runs Shropshire’s … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 13 September 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at … Continue reading »

New Pharmacy role helps patients go home quicker

06/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust Patients who need medication after a stay at Shropshire’s acute hospitals are … Continue reading »

Free tours, talks and visits as Shropshire’s historic sites and buildings open their doors

05/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is offering free entry this Sunday

An exciting programme of free events and activities will be on offer across Shropshire from this Thursday (8 September) to Sunday (11 … Continue reading »

Lipreading Awareness Week upcoming in Shropshire’s libraries

01/09/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Libraries in Shropshire are to host taster sessions led by lipreading tutor Sally Joyner to highlight Lipreading Awareness Week running from Monday … Continue reading »

Open evening to find out about studying world’s most popular Master’s in Shropshire

31/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The MBA is valued by both students and employers The most popular Master’s degree in … Continue reading »

RAF Shawbury young people scoop arts award

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News from our partners RAF Shawbury TWO young people from RAF Shawbury, Jamie Compton (14) and Bethany Doyle (15), have successfully completed … Continue reading »

University Centre hosts major English Civil War Conference

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting the English Civil War Conference on 10 September. A major … Continue reading »

Shropshire carers encouraged to take part in national carers’ survey

31/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

People aged 18 and over who provide care and support to adult social care users in Shropshire are to be asked for … Continue reading »

Innovative scheme to be installed on A4169 Sheinton Street, Much Wenlock

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An innovative scheme will shortly be operational on A4169 Sheinton Street in Much Wenlock. This is to reduce problems caused by large … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 6 September 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 6 September 2016 … Continue reading »

Road safety reminders as children go back to school

30/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Back to school

Although the summer season is far from over, the summer holiday for most Shropshire children is coming to an end. And, as we … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury prepares for start of new academic year

26/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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News from our partners, University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury’s (UCS) newest undergraduates will be welcomed to the town next month. Preparations … Continue reading »

New Walking for Health group in Higher Heath

25/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Some enthusiastic and friendly people in Higher Heath have decided to get the whole village healthier by setting up a new Walking … Continue reading »

Praise for Shropshire pupils as GCSE results published

25/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This year’s GCSE results are published today (Thursday 25 August 2016) and early indications show that 2016 will be another successful year … Continue reading »

Upcoming closure of Dudleston School West bridge for essential repairs

24/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Dudleston School West Bridge will be closed from Monday 26 September 2016 for up to four weeks to enable essential repairs to … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing work on the A490 from Chirbury to county boundary

24/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
road signs

Essential resurfacing work is to be carried out on the A490 from Chirbury heading southeast to the county boundary. The work will … Continue reading »

August bank holiday waste and recycling collection day changes

23/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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News from our partners, Veolia. Householders in Shropshire are being reminded that in the week of the August bank holiday, their waste … Continue reading »

Blog: Shropshire HeatSavers

23/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An innovative scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Shropshire has improved the health and well-being of elderly residents, and has demonstrated substantial … Continue reading »

Free Arts and Festivals network event on 14 September at Qube, Oswestry

22/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Artists, community and voluntary art organisations, and anyone interested in the arts are invited to attend a free Arts and Festivals network … Continue reading »

Life and works of Shrewsbury-born stained glass artist to be celebrated in new exhibition

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An artist from Shrewsbury whose stained glass windows can be seen in churches around the world is to be celebrated this autumn … Continue reading »

Shropshire organisations encouraged to complete voluntary sector survey

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Organisations that work with volunteers and deliver services to the public are being encouraged to complete the Shropshire VCSA Volunteering and Social … Continue reading »

Folk and a Joke at Severn Valley Country Park on Thursday 8 September

19/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
SVCP Folk Night

Severn Valley Country Park (situated between Bridgnorth, Kidderminster and Stourbridge) invites you to come and listen to the Black Country Folk Sensation … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 25 August 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 25 August 2016 … Continue reading »

Praise for Shropshire students and schools as A-level and post-16 results published

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Initial indicators show that this year’s post-16 results for Shropshire’s schools, academies and colleges are once again good, and that 2016 promises … Continue reading »

Free University Centre Shrewsbury event to explore Shropshire’s military heritage

15/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s unique military heritage will be in the spotlight when a range of historians and archaeologists join forces for a free event at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). Continue reading »

Patients encouraged to plan ahead for Bank Holiday

12/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Telford and Wrekin CCG Doctors in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin are … Continue reading »

Work to commence on upgrading Shrewsbury CCTV cameras thanks to PCC funding

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Work to replace the majority of CCTV cameras across Shrewsbury will commence next week (Monday 15 August 2016). The upgrade follows a … Continue reading »

New venue for Church Stretton art shows

11/08/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
church stretton art venue

A former Tourist Information Centre in south Shropshire has been given a new lease of life as an exhibition venue for artists from … Continue reading »

Shropshire supports Syrian refugee arrivals

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Shropshire’s Syrian Refugees working group are pleased to announce the first five Syrian refugee families are resettling into local communities and are … Continue reading »

A49 Craven Arms-Little Stretton emergency resurfacing tonight

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News from our partners Highways England / Kier Services Emergency resurfacing starts at 9pm Thursday 11 August 2016 until 6am Friday 12 … Continue reading »

A41 reopens ahead of schedule

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Shropshire’s A41 near Hinstock will be reopened to traffic from 2pm today, 7 August. Continue reading »

Latest update on A41 road closure – Friday 5 August 3.30pm

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A41 update – Friday 5 August 2016 3.30pm Demolition work scheduled to be completed by the weekend Following a meeting this morning, the … Continue reading »

Public consultation launched as Connecting Shropshire programme progresses

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A Public Consultation process has now started on the Connecting Shropshire, and Shropshire Council  websites. The process will run for one calendar month … Continue reading »

Support for Telford and Wrekin Council on fairer funding

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Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council, has come out in support of Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council. Councillor Davies … Continue reading »

Whitchurch Active Towns projects need your vote

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Whitchurch residents are being invited to vote for their top three projects this weekend, as part of a campaign to help increase … Continue reading »

Green Flag is flying high at Severn Valley Country Park

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Severn Valley Country Park, managed by Shropshire Council, has maintained its place amongst the top parks in the UK for a record-breaking … Continue reading »

Latest update on A41 road closure – 4 August 10am

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A41 update as of Thursday 4 August 2016 at 10am. Complete demolition of building at Shakeford to go ahead due to high risk … Continue reading »

Active Kids sessions running at Roman Road Sports Centre in Shrewsbury

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Active Kids sessions are running during the school summer holidays at Roman Road Sports Centre in Meole Brace, Shrewsbury. These sessions are for … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 28 July 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 July 2016. Closure of … Continue reading »

Have your say on the future of sports facilities in Shropshire

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Sports organisations, clubs and members of the public are invited to give their views on the future of sports facilities in Shropshire … Continue reading »

Latest update on A41 road closure

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A41 scheduled to remain closed till mid-August, due to complexities around the removal of listed building Continue reading »

Latest update: Road closure and diversion, due to incident on A41

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A41 traffic update as at 4.20pm, 27 July, 2016 Continue reading »

Traffic update following vehicle collision at Shakeford, Hinstock

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At approximately 23.00 last night, an HGV collided with a property (Fox House) at Shakeford, Hinstock on the A41 Continue reading »

Staff praised for coming to aid of elderly gentleman after becoming victim of BT scam.

27/07/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Staff at Shropshire Council’s Vision Technology and Training Shropshire (VTTS) have been praised after they came to the aid of a pensioner whose computer had been hacked following a BT Scam. Continue reading »

New joint venture to help veterans with mental health needs back into employment

27/07/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s supported employment service, Enable, has teamed up with training education and employment charity, Walking with the Wounded, to embark on a specialist service to assist armed forces veterans with mental health needs back into employment. Continue reading »

Traffic Warden praised for helping elderly disabled visitors

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A traffic warden in Shrewsbury has been praised for her friendly manner and helping two elderly ladies visiting the town. Continue reading »

Council in negotiations with new provider for adult and community based services

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Shropshire Council is in final talks with a local care and support provider to run several adult social care and community based services in the county. Continue reading »

Free boat trips at The Mere in Ellesmere this Saturday to celebrate new jetties

26/07/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Shropshire Council is celebrating the construction of two new jetties at The Mere in Ellesmere by offering local residents a free boat ride or free hire of a rowing boat this Saturday (30 July 2016). Continue reading »

Spend a day at the seaside this summer – in Shrewsbury!

26/07/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Families are being invited to spend a day at the seaside this summer – without leaving Shropshire. A coconut shy and hoopla … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s first recorded hoard of Iron Age coins acquired by Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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A handful of 2000-year-old precious gold coins are to go on display in Shropshire for the first time on Monday 1 August … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council wins 82% of 128 planning appeals faced in the last year

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A total of 128 appeals were made against Shropshire Council’s planning decisions in the last 12 months, but just 18% of these … Continue reading »

Cabinet asked to consider alternative library services for Shawbury, in light of proposals to close the library

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Recommendations for an alternative library service at Shawbury will be put to councillors next week in the context of proposals to close … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 28 July 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 July 2016 … Continue reading »

Trust is “good” overall

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News from our partners South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published its report detailing the … Continue reading »

Bus routes update – Thursday 21 July

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As of Thursday 21 July 2016 (today), Central Buses ware now operating the Bridgnorth Town Service – route 101.    

Trust launches organisational strategy

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust A vision for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales to be … Continue reading »

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – come ‘Rain or Shine’

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Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre” are set … Continue reading »

Gotta catch ‘em all at Shropshire Libraries

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Pokemon in Market Drayton library

With the PokemonGo phenomenon sweeping the globe, Shropshire Libraries are welcoming gamers across the county. Pokemon can be found in amongst the … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 19 July 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 July 2016. Land adjacent … Continue reading »

Cabinet to decide on opening hours at county’s libraries

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Changes to library opening hours across Shropshire will be discussed by councillors next week. Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will meet on Wednesday 27 … Continue reading »

Timeline for town and parish councils to work up proposals for the future of local services to be extended

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Councillor Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council announced on 13th July that funding will be made available to enable town and parish councils more time to take on local services including libraries, museums and leisure centres. Continue reading »

Agenda for Shropshire Council’s Cabinet meeting on 27 July 2016

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Shropshire Council’s Cabinet holds its next meeting on Wednesday 27 July 2016 at Shirehall in Shrewsbury, starting at 12.30pm. It’s a public … Continue reading »

Stay safe and well this summer

19/07/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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As the weather heats up this week, health experts across the county are advising people to stay safe and well during the … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Ark reaches out

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News from our partners Shrewsbury Ark  Following on from its success as a drop-in centre for those in need, Shrewsbury Ark has been … Continue reading »

Council steps in to save bus routes

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Update: Friday 15 July 2016 – 4.15pm Shropshire Council has stepped in to save bus routes across Shropshire following the administration of … Continue reading »

Leader of Shropshire Council pays tribute to victims of Nice terrorist attack

15/07/2016 / Leave a comment / Permalink
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Councillor Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council, has paid tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack in Nice. He said: “I … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council on verge of launching its digital transformation programme

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Shropshire Council is seeking approval at Full Council (Thursday 21 July 2016) to launch its Digital Transformation programme. The ICT Digital Transformation … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s school meals provider wins gold award for fresh and healthy meals

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Shire Services received the award for their service to 100 primary schools in Shropshire.

Shire Services – Shropshire Council’s school meals provider – is the first local authority caterer in the West Midlands to achieve the … Continue reading »

International partnerships grow with visit by Georgia university leader

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Left to right: Prof Tim Jenkins, UCS Programme Manager; Paul Kirkbright, UCS Deputy Provost; Prof … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 12 July 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 12 July 2016. Shavington Grange, … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 19 July 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 July 2016 … Continue reading »

Bus and School routes operating following administration of GHA coaches

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Bus and School routes operating following administration of GHA coaches Continue reading »

Bus and school transport routes cancelled due to coach company going into administration

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Shropshire Council have been informed this evening that GHA Coaches have entered into Administration with immediate effect. This means that all school and public transport routes operated by the company will not operate tomorrow (Thursday 14 July). Continue reading »

Hope, Worthen and Westbury primary schools agree amalgamation consultation

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The governing body of the Hope, Worthen and Westbury Primary Schools Federation has agreed to formally consult on the closure of the … Continue reading »

Shropshire businesses show their support for the Armed Forces

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RAF Shawbury

8 Shropshire based organisations are pledging their support to the County’s Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) – … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 13 July 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 13 July 2016). To see the full agenda and papers, … Continue reading »

Swimming, schools and safeguarding on young people’s scrutiny committee agenda on 20 July

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Shropshire Council’s young people’s scrutiny committee meets at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 20 July, starting at 10am. Items on the agenda … Continue reading »

The Big Friendly Read – Summer Reading Challenge 2016

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Shropshire Libraries are celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl, the world’s favourite storyteller. The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 launch … Continue reading »

Rare photos and documents show history of Shrewsbury swimming baths

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A selection of photographs and documents that offer a fascinating insight into the history of Shrewsbury’s swimming baths go on display at Shirehall … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical Practice to top the agenda at Much Wenlock and Shipton LJC meeting

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GPs from the Much Wenlock and Cressage Medical Practice will attend the next Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting … Continue reading »

Essential road maintenance work on the A529 north of Adderley

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Essential maintenance work will take place throughout August 2016 on the A529 north of Adderley, near Market Drayton. The work will involve … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing work on and around Shrewsbury’s Weeping Cross roundabout

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Essential resurfacing work is to be carried out in Shrewsbury in late July and early August 2016 at Weeping Cross Roundabout and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council Cabinet meeting – Wednesday 13 July 2016

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Shropshire Council’s Cabinet holds its next meeting on Wednesday 13 July at Shirehall in Shrewsbury, starting at 12.30pm. It’s a public meeting … Continue reading »

Change to visitor information service in Oswestry as Mile End VIC closes its doors

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The Visitor Information Centre at Mile End near Oswestry will close to the public on Saturday 16 July 2016. After this date, phone, … Continue reading »

Report recommends new swimming provision at Shrewsbury Sports Village

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Cabinet asked to approve recommendation in principle. Continue reading »

Applications going to north planning committee on Tuesday 12 July 2016

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

Party leaders unite to condemn racism and hate crime

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The following statement has been issued today (Friday 1 July 2016) by the leaders of the political groups on Shropshire Council. This … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council urges Powys County Council to rethink Llanfyllin High School transport decision

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Shropshire Council has told Powys County Council that the families of 149 Shropshire-based pupils who attend Llanfyllin High School have been ‘let … Continue reading »

Abbey Ward Forum in Shrewsbury looks locally at the financial challenges for Shropshire

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The Abbey Ward Local Neighbourhood Forum in Shrewsbury will be taking place on Monday 11 July 2016 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber … Continue reading »

NHS commissioners give their support for hospital plans to progress to the next stage

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Board members today ( Wednesday 29 June 2016) gave approval … Continue reading »

Country Fayre and Dog Show celebrates its seventh successive year

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Oak Farm in Ditton Priors will be hosting its seventh successive Country Fayre and Dog Show this Saturday (2 July 2016). The … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 21 June 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 21 June 2016. Proposed residential … Continue reading »

New homes created in transformed old Whitchurch pub

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News from our partners Wrekin Housing Trust A pub in Whitchurch, once stayed in by The Beatles and Ken Dodd, has been … Continue reading »

Mobile field hospital to highlight reservist opportunities to NHS staff

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust A mobile field hospital will be visiting Shropshire’s two acute hospitals to … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council about to start discussions again on Church Stretton Library

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Work will soon begin again on opening discussions on the future of Church Stretton Library with Church Stretton Town Council and other … Continue reading »

Shropshire runners take the Severn Bridges challenge

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Runners of all levels are being invited to don their trainers for this year’s Severn Bridges 10k road race and one mile … Continue reading »

Shropshire people asked for views on county’s highways and transport services

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

Shropshire Libraries highlighting Health Information Week

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Shropshire Libraries is joining in an annual campaign to raise awareness about health information available to everyone in the UK, in the first full … Continue reading »

Firsts for University Centre Shrewsbury and Professor of Applied Exercise Science

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor John Buckley with Professor Anna Sutton, Provost of UCS University Centre Shrewsbury marked another … Continue reading »

Arts Council England funds creative arts programme in Shropshire Libraries

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Shropshire Libraries, working with Ignition CIC and Scrappies, has successfully bid to Arts Council England to run a summer creative arts programme … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 30 June 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 30 June 2016 … Continue reading »

BMX track in Birchmeadow Park, Broseley officially opened last Saturday

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On Saturday 25 June 2016 Councillor Simon Harris, the Mayor of Broseley, officially opened the long-awaited Broseley BMX track in Birchmeadow Park. Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 14 June 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 June 2016. Land east … Continue reading »

Blog: An easier way to become a postgraduate at University Centre Shrewsbury

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Blog from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan from summer this year From September 2016 many … Continue reading »

Business drop-in at University Centre Shrewsbury for unemployed young people

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Clockwise from top left: Richard Nuttall; Guildhall; Daniel Clark; and The Shropshire Youth Support Trust. The … Continue reading »

Future management of Birchmeadow Park to be debated at Broseley and Barrow LJC meeting

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Residents are invited to the next Broseley and Barrow Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting, where they will be able to hear about some … Continue reading »

Ludlow meeting to discuss the future of Ludford Bridge

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The recent closure of Ludford Bridge, the main access route into Ludlow from the south, caused disruption for residents, visitors and businesses. … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council shows its support for Armed Forces Day

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Shropshire Council have joined other local authorities across the country and raised the Armed Forces Day flag in a display of its … Continue reading »

New directory to support health and social care organisations in Shropshire promote their services

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Social care and health organisations across Shropshire can now take advantage of a new free directory to help promote their services across … Continue reading »

Partnership awarded funding to put forward plans to boost economy and develop better-integrated public services

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Shropshire Estates Partnership (SEP) has been awarded £50,000 to develop plans which could see a huge boost in Shropshire’s economy, along with better and more efficiently … Continue reading »

Shropshire prepares for Armed Forces Day celebrations

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As Armed Forces Day (25 June) approaches, Shropshire Council are urging residents and businesses alike to join in the celebration of our … Continue reading »

Put an ‘X’ in a box! Make sure you know how to have your say on 23 June

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Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the EU Referendum on 23 June. Across the … Continue reading »

Shropshire awarded for mental health work with children and young people

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Shropshire Council’s Public Health team were recognised nationally this week for its mental health work with children and young people in schools … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire and housing developer cement superfast broadband deal for Wat’s Meadow, Gobowen

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News from our partners, Connecting Shropshire and Fletcher Homes (Shropshire) Ltd. More than 100 homes in Gobowen near Oswestry are to benefit from … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council meets with town and parish councils to discuss future of delivering community-based services

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Shropshire Council met yesterday (Tuesday 14 June) with Town and Parish Councils across the county to hear their views and help resolve concerns around the challenges if they were to take on council services identified at risk in the councils budget. Continue reading »

Myth-busting and fact-sharing for National Diabetes Awareness Week

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National Diabetes Awareness Week runs from 12th-18th June 2016. This year’s focus is ‘setting the record straight’ and we want you to help share straight talking stories, facts and information about diabetes, helping to dispel the myths and misunderstanding. Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 21 June 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at … Continue reading »

Work starts on new Co-op Food store at Shrewsbury Business Park

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News from our partners, Alaska Property Group Alan Hay’s Alaska Property Group has just commenced construction on a new £1.5m “retail terrace” … Continue reading »

Severn Valley Country Park has a fantastic events day on Sunday 26 June

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are pleased to announce a day of fantastic events on Sunday 26 June 2016. … Continue reading »

Blog: Life as an inaugural undergraduate at University Centre Shrewsbury – a first-hand account

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Blog from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Holly-Elizabeth Smith (third on right) being presented with her award at the End of Year … Continue reading »

Students and staff at University Centre Shrewsbury celebrate a momentous year

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Students at the Great Gatsby-themed ball University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) students and staff celebrated the … Continue reading »

Groups may get chance to submit alternative Shrewsbury swimming proposals

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Interested groups and organisations will be given the opportunity to develop alternative proposals to retain swimming provision at the Quarry site in … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum begins search for people and places in Edwardian seaside snaps

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has launched a nationwide search to identify the people and places featured in a series of Edwardian … Continue reading »

Our goal is to end domestic abuse

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News from our partners Shropshire Community Safety Partnership Shropshire’s Community Safety Partnership is supporting West Mercia Police’s campaign to tackle domestic abuse … Continue reading »

Farming, countryside protection and affordable housing up for debate at Ludlow and Clee LJC meeting on 16 June

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Farming, countryside protection and affordable housing will top the agenda at the next meeting of the Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee … Continue reading »

Views sought to help shape services and support for carers in Shropshire

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Shropshire’s Health and Well-being Board are seeking the views of carers and anyone associated with unpaid care, to ensure that the services … Continue reading »

Don’t miss the latest news from Shropshire Council – sign up for email updates

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Did you know you can receive an email each time a new story is added to Shropshire Newsroom? Through Shropshire Council’s GovDelivery … Continue reading »

Council launches new social care website to celebrate Carers Week 2016

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A newly-revamped social care website has been launched today (Wednesday 8 June 2016) as part of the national Carers Week 2016. Shropshire … Continue reading »

Registration deadline to be extended – Last chance to register to vote in the EU Referendum

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The Electoral Commission is urging voters who are not already registered to vote to make an application before midnight on Thursday 9 … Continue reading »

An evening of Ukulele music at Severn Valley Country Park

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Join us at Severn Valley Country Park on the evening of Friday 17 June 2016 at 7.30pm as the Kingswinford and District … Continue reading »

“The Singing Ape: the Evolution of the Musical Brain” – free University Centre Shrewsbury lecture

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Margaret Cousins will present the lecture at Guildhall “Why did we develop the ability … Continue reading »

People2People celebrating National Volunteers Week 1-12 June 2016

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News from our partners People2People Some of People2People’s volunteers met this week to receive a certificate of thanks and appreciation to mark … Continue reading »

Service of remembrance for Pamela Larney, former Chairman of Shropshire County Council

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A service of remembrance for Pamela Larney, former Chairman of Shropshire County Council, is to be held at All Saints Church in … Continue reading »

St Chad’s Church Shrewsbury to sign the Armed Forces Covenant

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Shropshire’s Civic Church – St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury is to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, making it the first church in … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 8 June 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 8 June 2016). To see the full agenda for the … Continue reading »

Commissioner begins work on Safer West Mercia Plan

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News from our partners Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner West Mercia John Campion has started work on his new Safer … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 14 June 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at … Continue reading »

Lovelyland helps Shropshire’s Children’s Centres combat childhood obesity

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News from our partners, Lovelyland Shropshire Council’s Children Centres have teamed up with local social enterprise Lovelyland to help combat obesity in … Continue reading »

Essential resurfacing works on the A49 south of Shrewsbury

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News from our partners, Kier and Highways England Kier will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on the A49 on behalf of … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s Olympian heritage goes on show in the summer of the Rio Games

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To coincide with this year’s Olympic Games Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is mounting a display of Wenlock Olympian Games memorabilia. Continue reading »

Voter registration deadline for EU Referendum fast approaching

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To ensure they can have their say in the EU Referendum, Shropshire Council are reminding residents to register to vote by Tuesday … Continue reading »

11-mile guided walk from Severn Valley Country Park on 8 June

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Shropshire Council invites people to visit three counties in one day on an 11-mile guided walk from Severn Valley Country Park, on … Continue reading »

Puppy love as fundraising activity offers break in exams

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Students and staff with the canine companions Students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) enjoyed a … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 26 May 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 26 May 2016. Ashleys Wine … Continue reading »

Events to be held across Shropshire in celebration of our Armed Forces

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Celebratory events are being held across Shropshire in support of Armed Forces Day to show appreciation of the work of our Armed … Continue reading »

Discussing Byron’s escapades and estate

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr James Pardoe will be presenting the lecture at Rowley’s House A University Centre Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 24 May 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 May 2016. Barn to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 17 May 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 17 May 2016. Land south … Continue reading »

Two-week survey of traffic movements in Shifnal to be carried out in June

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Shropshire Council is responding to concerns about congestion at the Five Ways roundabout in Shifnal by undertaking a two-week survey of traffic … Continue reading »

Find out more at University Centre Shrewsbury events

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is inviting people through the doors for a range of events. … Continue reading »

Europe-wide project to support young people progressed at University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Representatives from universities and other organisations across Europe joined together at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) … Continue reading »

Celebrating national Carers Week: 6-11 June 2016

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News from our partners Carers Trust4all For Carers Week, which runs from Monday 6 June 2016 to Saturday 11 June 2016, Carers … Continue reading »

New Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service to begin this week

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A new, improved, Whitchurch to Shrewsbury bus service will begin operating tomorrow, Wednesday 1 June 2016. The 511 service will be operated by … Continue reading »

Chief executive to update Local Joint Committees at Acton Scott meeting on 9 June

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Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, will be the speaker at a joint meeting of StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) and Craven … Continue reading »

Avoid the ‘Bank Holiday blues’ by getting the right treatment

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group As the Bank Holiday weekend approaches, local patients are being reminded about the range … Continue reading »

Dementia-friendly activities prove a hit with Ludlow residents

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Activities for people with dementia at a local centre in Ludlow and surrounding area are bringing great benefits to local residents. Helena … Continue reading »

End of May Bank Holiday waste and recycling collection changes

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News from our partners Veolia Householders in Shropshire are being reminded that their waste and recycling will be collected a day later … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 26 May

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

Library users invited to have their say on review of library opening hours

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Library users across Shropshire are invited to have their say on proposals to changes to library opening hours. The consultation is in … Continue reading »

Programme of roadworks and road improvements to be carried out in Shrewsbury

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A programme of roadworks and road improvements will be taking place across Shrewsbury from spring 2016 until late 2017. To be carried … Continue reading »

Last chance to see Vikings exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this half-term

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There’s lots for all the family to see and do at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this half-term –  including the last … Continue reading »

Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight on 6-19 June 2016

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During Make a Noise in Libraries fortnight, between Monday 6 June and Sunday 19 June 2016, Shropshire Libraries will be highlighting their … Continue reading »

Bright future for Shropshire’s apprenticeships

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News from our partners Herefordshire and Ludlow College  One of the county’s largest private training providers has announced its merger with Herefordshire … Continue reading »

Police ready to use new powers to prevent harm caused by psychoactive substances

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police New legislation covering psychoactive substances, often referred to as so-called ‘legal highs’, … Continue reading »

Excitement as Cycle Grand Prix returns to Shrewsbury on Sunday 29 May

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This Sunday (29 May 2016) sees the third Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix take place in Shrewsbury town centre. The event brings amateur … Continue reading »

Mental Health Awareness Week: Partnership highlights key project to gain a better understanding of mental health needs in Shropshire

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Health colleagues across Shropshire are working together to better understand mental health needs in Shropshire. Continue reading »

Celebrate summer by the sea at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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The nostalgia of a traditional weekend by the sea is to be celebrated in a new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art … Continue reading »

Council moves to ensure People2People builds and grows from its success

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Shropshire Council’s Cabinet yesterday (Wednesday 18 May 2016) approved the recommendations to ensure People2People continues to develop its successful social work practice. … Continue reading »

Scams advice on offer in Shrewsbury on Monday 23 May

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team is holding a drop-in session in Shrewsbury town centre on Monday 23 May to offer advice on … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 24 May 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at … Continue reading »

Tributes paid to former Chairman of Shropshire County Council

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Tributes have been paid to Pamela Larney, who served as Chairman of the former Shropshire County Council from 1999 to 2001. Mrs … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 18 May 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 18 May 2016). To see the full agenda for the … Continue reading »

You can’t miss it – campaign launches ahead of EU referendum

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With the EU referendum fast approaching, Shropshire Council is urging residents to look out for the Electoral Commission’s information booklet being delivered … Continue reading »

Shifnal Neighbourhood Plan passes Examination

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News from Shropshire Council, and Shifnal Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on behalf of Shifnal Town Council The Independent Examiner, appointed by Shropshire … Continue reading »

Minister asked for fairer funding from government to help prevent cuts to council services

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The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has heard first-hand about the financial challenges facing Shropshire Council – and was … Continue reading »

Jane Austen’s Emma to be performed at Severn Valley Country Park

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Hotbuckle Productions are performing Jane Austen’s classic, Emma at Severn Valley Country Park as part of their national tour, on Friday 3 … Continue reading »

Funding available for local communities in Wem who show commitment to improve physical activity in the town

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Shropshire’s Everybody Active Every Day, a new community-based project to address physical inactivity in Wem, is being launched at Wem Annual Parish … Continue reading »

Grants available for youth activities in Much Wenlock and Shipton, and Broseley and Barrow, areas

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Shropshire Council, through the Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC), has a small pot of funding to deliver one-off grants … Continue reading »

Decision made by Cabinet on 11 May 2016

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The following decision was made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 11 May 2016). To see the full agenda for the … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 17 May 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 17 May 2016 … Continue reading »

The Covenant Fund to support the Armed Forces community is open for applications

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The Covenant Fund which supports the Armed Forces community is now open for applications. The Fund, which is financed by the Ministry … Continue reading »

Join Market Drayton for National Walking Month and walk your way to health

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Market Drayton Walking for Health, your local scheme, is supporting National Walking Month by offering free, friendly health walks throughout May 2016. … Continue reading »

Time to foster, time to care

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Most children are likely to thrive and achieve good outcomes if they are cared for within their own families. Shropshire Council’s children’s … Continue reading »

Solar panels installed on roof of Shirehall in Shrewsbury

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More than 490 solar panels have been installed on the roof of Shropshire Council’s Shirehall headquarters in Shrewsbury. Continue reading »

New Police and Crime Commissioner elected

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John Paul Campion has been elected the new Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Mercia region. Mr Campion’s campaign focused on … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 28 April 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 April 2016. Proposed temporary closure of New … Continue reading »

New National Carers Strategy out for consulation

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News from our partners Department of Health The Department of Health (DofH) is consulting on the new National Carers Strategy  – the … Continue reading »

Joyful evening of music to be held at Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming popular singing group, Severn Singers and brass ensemble, Random … Continue reading »

Students and staff get sporty for charity

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Students and staff in action on the football pitch Students and staff at University Centre … Continue reading »

Archaeology of First World War to be unearthed at Rowley’s lecture

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Stewart Ainsworth A professor who is well known as the landscape archaeologist with Channel … Continue reading »

Shawbury residents are encouraged to have their say on the future of Shawbury Library

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Since February 2015 Shropshire Council has been discussing future management options for Shawbury Library with local residents and organisations. As no alternative … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries are highlighting their health and well-being offer in support of Mental Health Awareness Week and Dementia Awareness Week 16 to 22 May

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Shropshire Libraries will be highlighting Reading Well Books on Prescription collections during 16 May to 22 May 2016 week, which is Mental … Continue reading »

Ludford Bridge in Ludlow set to re-open today following repair work

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Ludford Bridge in Ludlow is set to re-open at 5pm this afternoon (Friday 6 May 2016) following repair work after a lorry … Continue reading »

Roman Road in Shrewsbury – temporary change of traffic management for Bike4Life event

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The Bike4Life event is due to take place in Shrewsbury this coming Sunday (8 May 2016) and will attract an estimated 3000-4000 motorcyclists … Continue reading »

New Shrewsbury mural aims to brighten up town and reduce graffiti

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A professional graffiti artist has created a striking Shrewsbury mural alongside the Dana footpath in the town centre. The artwork, along the … Continue reading »

Digital Infrastructure Roadshow – The Rural Masterclass on 25 May 2016

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The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has approached Shropshire Council about holding one of its roadshow events at Shirehall in Shrewsbury. These … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury primary school starts composting scheme in celebration of Compost Awareness Week

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News from our partners, Veolia. Oxon CE Primary School in Shrewsbury has welcomed a gift from Shropshire Council’s waste and recycling contractors, Veolia. … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council’s financial strategy on the Severn Loop Forum agenda

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The next Severn Loop Local Forum will be taking place on Tuesday 10 May at 7pm at The Gateway Education and Arts … Continue reading »

Partners agree to pursue an independent Shropshire Hills AONB structure

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Following a period of consultation, Shropshire Council and the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership will be working together to develop a new independent … Continue reading »

Regional environment and sustainability award success

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Shropshire Council and Mouchel Consulting have won an Environment and Sustainability award for drainage works at Battlefield in Shrewsbury. The award, given … Continue reading »

Shropshire Archives opening hours to remain largely unchanged

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Following a consultation on opening hours at Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives, the service’s opening hours will remain largely unchanged. After feedback from … Continue reading »

Get the right treatment this Bank Holiday weekend

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Telford & Wrekin CCG There is a range of NHS services available … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 26 April 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 April 2016. The Lodge, Camp Lane, … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 27 April 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 27 April 2016). To see the full agenda for the … Continue reading »

May Bank Holiday waste and recycling collections

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News from our partners Veolia Householders in Shropshire are being reminded that their waste and recycling will be collected a day later … Continue reading »

Creatures of the Night revealed at Severn Valley Country Park this Friday

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Shropshire Council rangers are inviting visitors to discover the nocturnal animals that live at Severn Valley Country Park. “Creatures of the Night” … Continue reading »

Free lecture asks “Whose Museums, Whose Heritage, Who Pays?”

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Sir Neil Cossons A leader of national museums and heritage organisations will present a free … Continue reading »

Project launched to establish fair cost of care in Shropshire

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News from our partners Shropshire Partners in Care The organisation that represents Shropshire’s care providers has joined forces with the county’s two … Continue reading »

Brian Newman re-appointed as a Non-executive Director of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

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News from our partners Shropshire and Telford Hospital NHS Trust  NHS Improvement has confirmed the re-appointment of Brian Newman as Non-executive Director of The … Continue reading »

Funding available for local communities in Broseley and Barrow who show commitment to improve physical activity in the area

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Residents, community groups and organisations in Broseley and Barrow are being invited to be part of a new initiative to address physical … Continue reading »

History of Shelton Hospital to be told in new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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‘The Big House – the history of Shelton Hospital’ opens on Friday 29 April 2016 and runs until Sunday 24 July 2016. Continue reading »

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

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Today Shropshire MPs, Councillors, and senior officers at Shropshire Council met mobile network operators to hear how plans are progressing to improve … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 19 April 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 April 2016. The Grocott Medical … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 28 April 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 28 April 2016 … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 26 April 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 April 2016 … Continue reading »

See and Hear Shropshire exhibition back for 9th successful year

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Shropshire’s See and Hear Exhibition, will again be hosting a fantastic range of events and activities at Shrewsbury Sports Village, Sundorne Road, on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Continue reading »

Go Thursdays relaunches with new location

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A popular drop-in session in Whitchurch has re-launched in a new central location and with even more organisations offering free help and advice. Continue reading »

World music group Project Jam Sandwich to perform at Helena Lane this Friday

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World music group Project Jam Sandwich will be performing at Helena Lane this Friday 22 April.
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Market Drayton shopkeeper imprisoned for 20 weeks for possessing illicit tobacco

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A shopkeeper from Market Drayton has been sentenced to 20 weeks’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to possessing illicit tobacco and cigarettes at … Continue reading »

Funding available for local communities in Craven Arms who show commitment to improve physical activity in the town

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Residents, community groups and organisations in Craven Arms are being invited to be part of a new initiative to address physical inactivity … Continue reading »

Council to help Shropshire’s military personnel gain coaching qualifications

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New funding will enable Shropshire Council staff to support Shropshire’s armed forces personnel to gain coaching qualifications. Continue reading »

A458 at Cross Houses set to reopen later today after emergency closure

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The A458 at Cross Houses is due to reopen later today (Friday 15 April) following work by BT to repair a failed … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council financial strategy, and NHS funding, on the agenda at Pontesbury LJC meeting

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The public will have the chance to quiz Shropshire Council and NHS bosses at the next meeting of the Loton, Longden, Ford … Continue reading »

Report published into Shrewsbury swimming pool consultation

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A report which analyses Shropshire Council’s recent consultation into future swimming provision in Shrewsbury has been published today. Continue reading »

Success story for Albrighton Library

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After 7 weeks, the work to refurbish Albrighton Library is complete. It has been an exciting few weeks seeing the building of … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 19 April

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 April 2016 … Continue reading »

Closure of A458 at Cross Houses

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The A458 will be closed at Cross Houses from 9.30am tomorrow (Friday 15 April 2016) while BT carries out repair work on … Continue reading »

Want to know more about dementia?

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People are invited to come along to a short information session all about dementia, on Friday 22 April 2016, at 1pm-2pm, at the Ludlow … Continue reading »

Bishop Hooper Primary School in Ashford Carbonell

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David Minnery, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children and young people, said;- “Following the partial detachment of a galvanised fixing on a … Continue reading »

Cardboard to be collected as part of new improved kerbside recycling service

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Residents across Shropshire will be able to recycle cardboard at the kerbside from this autumn as part of the roll-out of a … Continue reading »

RAF Shawbury and Shrewsbury Town In The Community join forces to train children

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News from our partners RAF Shawbury Military personnel at RAF Shawbury have joined forces with the Shrewsbury Town In The Community team … Continue reading »

Funding available for local communities in Whitchurch who show commitment to improve physical activity in the town

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Residents, community groups and organisations in Whitchurch are being invited to be part of a new initiative to address physical inactivity in … Continue reading »

Refugee Action is recruiting Arabic-speaking interpreters in Shrewsbury and Oswestry

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News from our partners Refugee Action Refugee Action were recently appointed to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Shropshire. Our national … Continue reading »

One week to go! Register now to have your say on Thursday 5 May

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With only one week to go until the deadline, Shropshire Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote. … Continue reading »

Albrighton area LJC’s next meeting on 20 April 2016

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The next meeting of the Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be held on Wednesday 20 April 2016 at The Red … Continue reading »

Events industry takes centre stage at free workshop

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  News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Guildhall, Tim Brown and an event in The Quarry The continued growth of … Continue reading »

Free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury on the development of the adolescent brain

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Presenter, Gabrielle Rabie University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) is hosting a free lecture on the … Continue reading »

Darwin event described as an inspiration

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Exploring the surviving parts of the Darwin family’s garden “Inspirational”, “thought-provoking” and “a wonderful highlight” … Continue reading »

Church Stretton Library – statement from Clive Wright, chief executive

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Clive Wright, chief executive of Shropshire Council, said: “Shropshire Council is working hard in difficult financial circumstances to maintain frontline services as … Continue reading »

Church Stretton Library

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Williams v Shropshire Council. Re: Church Stretton Library Background After extensive consultation and lawful democratic processes, Shropshire Council sought to enhance library … Continue reading »

Church Stretton Library: Judge shows surprise that legal aid granted to Mr Williams in his claim for Judicial Review against the Council

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  Judge shows surprise that legal aid granted to Mr Williams in his claim for Judicial Review against the Council. Mr Williams … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 6 April 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 6 April 2016). To see the full agenda for the … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council Leader to attend South West Shropshire LJC meeting on 14 April

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Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council, and Clive Wright, chief executive of Shropshire Council, will be the guest speakers at the next meeting of … Continue reading »

University is the next chapter for library apprentice

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Rebecca Tudor, 22, from Telford, has secured a place on a degree course along with permanent employment, after completing an apprenticeship with local training … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to launch national book collections for young people to understand mental health and well-being

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Libraries in Shropshire are to hold a series of events to launch new collections of books for young people aged 13 to … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Goldwing Light Parade in aid of Shropshire Autism Hub

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News from our partners Shropshire & Telford Asperger Carers Support On Saturday 9 April 2016 up to 60 Honda Goldwing motorcycles will … Continue reading »

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

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

Major campaign launched to encourage voters in Shropshire to register ahead of elections in May

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As a major national advertising campaign is launched across England to encourage voter registration ahead of the West Mercia Police and Crime … Continue reading »

Police and Crime Commissioner elections getting closer

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Polling cards are starting to be sent out to residents in Shropshire for the second Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The election, … Continue reading »

Report to Cabinet seeks approval for Shropshire Council to become member of West Midlands Combined Authority

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A report recommending Shropshire Council becomes a ‘non-constituent’ member of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will be presented to Cabinet next week (Wednesday … Continue reading »

The march for Lord Hill’s statue

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News from our partners Friends of Lord Hill’s Column Shoppers and visitors to Shrewsbury are in for a rare treat during the … Continue reading »

Book launch set to reveal the history and literature of Victorian emigration

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Cover of British Settler Emigration in Print, 1832-1877 (left) and a panel from Dispossession by … Continue reading »

Prescriptions outlets, and minor medical help, over the Easter holiday

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group The NHS across Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, is urging people not to be … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council officer named West Midlands Superstar in national Building Control awards

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A Shropshire Council building control officer has been named the West Midlands winner in national awards for local authority building control teams.  … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 22 March 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 March 2016. Valnorver, 26 … Continue reading »

Baby Shower at Bridgnorth Library on 9 April 2016

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Shropshire Council’s Bridgnorth Library is delighted to announce the imminent arrival of the Bridgnorth Baby Shower. Taking place on Saturday 9 April … Continue reading »

Chance to improve your basic IT skills with Oswestry Library

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Feeling left behind?  Want to do more online but don’t know how?  Oswestry Library, thanks to funding from the Tinder Foundation has … Continue reading »

Children and young people encouraged to attend council scrutiny committee

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Shropshire’s children and young people are being invited to attend meetings of a committee which looks closely at the services the council … Continue reading »

Changes to waste and recycling collection days over Easter

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Householders in Shropshire are being reminded that their waste and recycling will be collected a day later than normal in the week … Continue reading »

Shropshire charities benefit from residents’ recycling

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Twelve charities across Shropshire have benefited from the good recycling that residents are doing across the county. Continue reading »

Come along and join in Easter activities at Helena Lane in Ludlow

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Helena Lane in Ludlow will be hosting an eggciting range of Easter activities tomorrow (Thursday 24 March 2016). The event, at the … Continue reading »

Eaton No 3 Bridge closure from 3 May 2016

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Eaton No 3 Bridge will be closed from Tuesday 3 May 2016 for up to 10 weeks to enable essential repairs to … Continue reading »

New lease of life for historic Traitor’s Gate in Shrewsbury

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Hidden by ivy and off the beaten track, the last remaining defended gateway in Shrewsbury’s town walls has now been revealed and … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s Great Outdoors website is launched

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Enjoy getting out and about in Shropshire’s Great Outdoors? Need to know more about where to go and what to do? Looking … Continue reading »

Brussels terrorist attacks: statement from Shropshire Council’s Leader

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Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council, said: “I’m shocked and greatly saddened by this morning’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. My thoughts are … Continue reading »

Power of short poems to be explored at free University Centre Shrewsbury lecture

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Bill Hughes The intensity and power of a selection of memorable short poems will be … Continue reading »

Draw inspiration from Darwin’s childhood garden

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Find out more about Darwin’s childhood garden at this unique study day. A rare … Continue reading »

Mysteries of “Shakespeare’s Will” revealed at Severn Valley Country Park

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In this, the 400th year since Shakespeare’s death, Rain or Shine Theatre Company presents “Shakespeare’s Will”; the play will be held in … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury students tour UK-leading financial institution

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   UCS students with Visiting Lecturer Chris Hampshire at MBNA University Centre Shrewsbury banking and … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 22 March 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 March 2016 … Continue reading »

Author John Connolly comes to Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury Library recently won a competition run in conjunction with The Reading Agency who work with libraries, publishers and other partners. The … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on 16 March 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting yesterday (Wednesday 16 March 2016). To see the full agenda for the … Continue reading »

Wem residents asked their views on changes to their local Customer Service Point

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Shropshire Council is inviting residents in Wem and the surrounding area to give their views on proposals for their local Customer Service … Continue reading »

National charity appointed to support resettlement of Syrian refugees in Shropshire

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Refugee Action have been appointed to support the resettlement of Syrian refugees into Shropshire. The national charity were chosen following a competitive … Continue reading »

Residents doing their bit in support of Shropshire’s Big Conversation

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Since the launch of Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation, residents have been telling the council what they are doing to help alleviate the … Continue reading »

Come and speak to your councillors at the Shifnal & Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee

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The next meeting of the Shifnal & Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be held on Tuesday 22 March 2016 at St … Continue reading »

Fun for your little Vikings at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this Easter

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Children visiting the ‘Valhalla – Life and Death in Viking Britain’ exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this Easter can get involved … Continue reading »

Sport Relief 2016: do yourself proud!

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There is less than two weeks to go until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Shrewsbury on Sunday 20 March 2016. Loads of … Continue reading »

Easter fun at Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are celebrating Easter in style during the school holidays. There will be ranger-led events … Continue reading »

Undergraduates put prospective students in the picture

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The 2017 UCS undergraduate prospectus and a selection of course leaflets University Centre Shrewsbury’s undergraduate … Continue reading »

University leaders to present lectures in honour of pioneer

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury   Professor Mike Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire The Vice-Chancellor of the … Continue reading »

Raising of the Commonwealth Flag planned on Shirehall on 14 March

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News from the Lord Lieutenancy On Monday 14 March 2016 at 10am the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Colonel Edmund Thewles, and the … Continue reading »

Exhibition of stained glass by Margaret Agnes Rope comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this autumn

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A major new exhibition telling the untold story of one of the great female artists of the early twentieth century comes to … Continue reading »

Shropshire smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2016

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smokers urged to be quitters on No Smoking Day 2016 Continue reading »

Children celebrate success of Connect-Create music project at special event

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News from our partners: The Hive The final performance of the Connect-Create music project took place at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on Tueusday … Continue reading »

Try something new at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this spring and summer

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If you want to learn a new skill, brush up on your history or create something beautiful, look no further than the … Continue reading »

“How are you Shropshire?”: new campaign launches to help double chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond

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Shropshire Council’s public health team has helped to launch the national One You campaign, to support adults to stay well. Continue reading »

Police and Shropshire Libraries join forces to deliver policing to rural communities

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West Mercia Police and Shropshire Libraries have joined forces to deliver policing to rural communities in Shropshire. For the first time, Police … Continue reading »

Discover in a Day Arts Award at Oswestry Library on 10 March

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Shropshire Libraries is working with an Oswestry primary school on an exciting arts project made possible with local funding. 28 students from … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 1 March 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Development land off … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 3 March 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 3 March 2016. … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery celebrates life and work of Mary Webb

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One of Shropshire’s greatest authors is being celebrated with an exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery – as well as a … Continue reading »

National expert joins Shropshire’s social care and health leads to address adult social care challenges

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A leading adult social care expert led a seminar at Shirehall in Shrewsbury yesterday (Thursday 3 March 2016), to highlight best practice … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury men convicted for flytipping

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Two Shrewsbury men have been convicted of flytipping following an investigation by Shropshire Council. On Thursday 25 February 2016 Simon Gurdziel was … Continue reading »

Some registration office opening times and venues to change

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Registration office opening times, and some venues, will be changing shortly in four Shropshire market towns. In Oswestry, the registration office will … Continue reading »

People encouraged to report child abuse suspicions

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People across Shropshire are being encouraged to help tackle child abuse by reporting any suspicions of child abuse or neglect. Continue reading »

Future of council services to be discussed at Ellesmere area LJC meeting on 8 March

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The next meeting of Ellesmere area Local Joint Committee (LJC) is on Tuesday 8 March 2016 at 7pm at Ellesmere Town Hall. The … Continue reading »

Winner of Shropshire Teenage Book Award 2016 to be announced

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An award ceremony will be held at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 9 March 2016 to announce the winner of this year’s … Continue reading »

Now you can see the heat loss from your home or business

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An aerial thermal imaging survey of parts of Shropshire is giving householders and business owners a better idea of how well their … Continue reading »

Litter picks aim to make Shropshire “Clean for the Queen”

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Residents and organisations across Shropshire are being urged to celebrate the Queen’s ninetieth birthday by helping to tidy up where they live. … Continue reading »

Everybody Active Every Day to be discussed at Craven Arms LJC meeting on 9 March

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The Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting agenda planned for Wednesday 9 March 2016 at Aston on … Continue reading »

Vote at Tesco stores to tell the hidden history of Stanmore Country Park

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Shropshire Council and Friends of Stanmore Country Park are asking local people to vote at their local Tesco store for a project … Continue reading »

Work to resettle Syrian refugees in Shropshire moving ahead

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Work to resettle Syrian refugees in Shropshire are now moving ahead, with plans to take up to 10 Syrian families. Oswestry and … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s children centres team up with local social enterprise to combat childhood obesity

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Shropshire Council’s children’s centres have teamed up with local social enterprise Lovelyland to help combat obesity in young children, and support local … Continue reading »

Consultation into reduced opening hours at Idsall Sports Centre

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A six-week consultation starts today (29 February 2016) into a proposed reduction in opening hours at Idsall Sports Centre. It is proposed that … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as an important reminder to motor traders on the need to check the condition of the cars they sell

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On 17 February 2016 at Telford Magistrates Court, car trader Grant Arnold has been fined £3,300 and ordered to pay costs of … Continue reading »

Illustrated talk on Severn Valley Railway at country park on 10 March 2016

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are happy to welcome Severn Valley Railway volunteer, David Skitt, to tell us all … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 23 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 23 February 2016. … Continue reading »

Free lecture on “the man who invented management”

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Professor Peter Starbuck News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury “The man who invented management” will be the subject of a free … Continue reading »

Uncover the Secrets of Viking Life and Death at Valhalla, at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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The latest archaeological techniques shine a spotlight into the lives of the Vikings in an exhibition sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors at … Continue reading »

Dinham Bridge, Ludlow inspection 8 March 2016 is postponed

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Due to the recent accident damage caused to Ludford Bridge in Ludlow, and the subsequent emergency road closure, the planned inspection of … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council residents urged to register for Police and Crime Commissioner elections

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Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to register to vote by visiting https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote so you can have your say in the upcoming … Continue reading »

Rock face and other improvement works on A442 between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster

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The A442 between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster will be closed overnight from Sunday 20 March 2016 for three weeks while essential rock scouring … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 3 March 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 3 March 2016 … Continue reading »

Special prize for any runner who can beat the clock on Severn Valley Trail Run

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Shropshire Council are challenging local runners to lace up their trainers and try and beat the course record on a scenic off-road … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 1 March 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 1 March 2016 … Continue reading »

Number of missed hospital appointments cut thanks to telephone reminder service

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust The number of people missing hospital appointments in Shropshire has fallen by … Continue reading »

Shropshire Archives to consult on reductions in opening hours

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Following a budget and staffing review, Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service is consulting the public on reductions to opening hours. The consultation … Continue reading »

Boost for thousands more homes and businesses as Connecting Shropshire rollout passes major milestone

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Business hails arrival of faster fibre broadband Shropshire Council and BT confirm technology available to more than 50,000 premises as a result … Continue reading »

Ludford Bridge, Ludlow closure

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A large hole has been made in Ludford Bridge, Ludlow’s wall by a vehicle on Sunday 21 February 2016. The hole is substantial, … Continue reading »

New e-book service from Shropshire Libraries

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Shropshire Libraries and company Bibliotheca are delighted to announce the launch of a new Cloud Library e-book lending system for library users. … Continue reading »

Condover crime prevention Day of Action hailed a success

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A Day of Action, delivered in Condover on Wednesday 17 February 2016, has been hailed a success by those who attended. Condover … Continue reading »

Dinham Bridge daytime closure on 8 March for an inspection

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Dinham Bridge in Ludlow will be closed on Tuesday 8 March 2016 between 9.30am and 4pm, for the bridge to be inspected. … Continue reading »

Local people invited to take part in research project led by Citizens Advice

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News from our partners Citizens Advice Shropshire With recent suggested changes to Tax Credits and changes to Universal Credit making the headlines, … Continue reading »

Disability Matters calls for evidence

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News from our partners Public Health England Disability Matters is partnering with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) to … Continue reading »

‘Secure Your Apprenticeship’ March 2016 events

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County Training, part of Shropshire Council, is running a series of information and advice events for young people and their parents and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council invites licensed energy suppliers to submit partnership proposals

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Shropshire Council is inviting energy supply companies interested in forming a partnership with the council to submit proposals to supply energy to … Continue reading »

Council’s Cabinet makes a decision on the future of its company ip&e Limited

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Shropshire Council’s Cabinet has today (Wednesday 17 February 2016) made a decision to bring the services currently provided by ip&e Limited back … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 23 February 2016

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

International experts on mental health to launch book in Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Mental Health Across the Lifespan book cover Academics from across Australia, Wales and England will … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on Wednesday 17 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 17 February 2016). To see the full agenda for … Continue reading »

Community Chest Fund to boost Shropshire neighbourhoods

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing As part of their Community Chest Fund, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR … Continue reading »

Council Leader to debate cuts at Ludlow meeting on 25 February

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The Leader of Shropshire Council, Malcolm Pate, will be visiting Ludlow later this month to discuss the future of public services in the town … Continue reading »

Future of council services on agenda at Wem and Shawbury LJC on 23 February

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Wem and Shawbury Local Joint Committee (LJC) hold their next meeting on Tuesday 23 February at  7pm at Edinburgh House, Wem.  Agenda items … Continue reading »

Refurbishment of Albrighton Library ready for transfer to Albrighton Parish Council

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Albrighton Library and Customer Service Point will be temporarily closed for six to eight weeks from Monday 29 February 2016 for refurbishment, as … Continue reading »

Refurbishment of Broseley Library ready for transfer to Broseley Town Council

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Broseley Library and Customer Service Point will be temporarily closed for around six weeks from Monday 29 February 2016 for refurbishment, as … Continue reading »

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

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating Charles Darwin’s birthday (12 February) with a new exhibit kindly donated by local model maker, … Continue reading »

Invitation to joint supplier engagement briefing – broadband providers

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The Marches Broadband projects are committed to improving broadband connectivity across the Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Telford & Wrekin areas. The projects (Connecting Shropshire, … Continue reading »

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

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The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 25 February 2016 at 7pm in the Silvester Horne … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Patients will have the opportunity to share their views about hospital services … Continue reading »

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

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Condover and its surrounding villages are to benefit from a “Day of Action”, which takes place in Condover Village Hall on Wednesday … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing shortlisted for UK Housing Awards 2016

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing (STAR Housing) have been shortlisted for the UK Housing … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet on Wednesday 10 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 10 February 2016). To see the full agenda … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury town centre improvement plans to go on display

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Plans to boost Shrewsbury town centre by reducing traffic and making it easier for drivers and pedestrians to get into and around … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to hear views of children in care

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Children and young people in the care of Shropshire Council will make their voices heard by councillors and council officers when a … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 4 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 4 February 2016. … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Jason Mazanov An international expert on the management of drugs in sport is visiting … Continue reading »

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

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  News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Victorious Team GB after beating Belgium to win the Davis Cup – photo courtesy … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Alice Elliott “You are not alone”- that’s the message to businesses at a free University Centre … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police Officers will be championing the importance of staying safe in the virtual … Continue reading »

Council proposes student accommodation quality accreditation mark

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A new accreditation scheme is set to be introduced by Shropshire Council this year (2016) to promote high safety standards in private accommodation … Continue reading »

Have your say on emotional well-being services

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News from our partners Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Young people, carers, parents and stakeholders are being urged to have … Continue reading »

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

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Children at Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury and at Woodside Academy in Oswestry were commended by Shropshire Councillors for taking part in … Continue reading »

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

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People in Craven Arms and surrounding area were able to enjoy their very own ‘reader in residence’, funded by West Midlands Readers … Continue reading »

Public consultation for proposed new housing development in Ludlow announced

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News from our partners Purcell A public consultation for a new housing development in Ludlow town centre will take place on Tuesday … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners Ludlow Town Council Shropshire Council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in a bid to … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock and Shipton LJC meeting: join the Big Conversation

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Residents of Much Wenlock, Easthope, Shipton and Stanton Long are invited to the next Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting on Wednesday 24 … Continue reading »

New collection boxes unveiled on the streets of Shrewsbury

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News from Team Shrewsbury Four metal collection boxes are now in place in Shrewsbury town centre – to encourage people to donate … Continue reading »

Local charity benefits from Christmas tree recycling

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News from our partners Veolia Residents in Shropshire recycled nearly 4,000 real Christmas trees in the first three weeks of January 2016. … Continue reading »

Time to Talk Day – 4 February 2016

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Shropshire’s Health and Well-being Board and partners are supporting Time to Talk Day, as part of a campaign to get the nation … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 2 February 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 2 February 2016. Development … Continue reading »

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

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People looking to make new friends, enjoy some fresh air and get some free gentle exercise are being invited to join one … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 26 January 2016

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 26 January 2016. … Continue reading »

February half-term events at Severn Valley Country Park

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Staff at Severn Valley Country Park are currently preparing for February 2016 half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open … Continue reading »

Free English Civil War lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Dr Jonathan Worton will be presenting the Civil War lecture at Rowley’s House The often … Continue reading »

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

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News from The Friends of Lord Hill’s Column Rev’d Richard Hayes, Chairman of the Friends of Lord Hill’s Column, will walk 75 … Continue reading »

Climb Shrewsbury’s highest monument in 2016

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News from the Friends of Lord Hill’s Column Lord Hill’s Column, opposite Shirehall in Shrewsbury, will once again be open to the … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January: Maria

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

Blog: Dry January – Anne-Marie

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

Celebrating Dignity Action Day

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

Winter planning helps hospitals deal with demand

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

Tackling infections in Shropshire’s acute hospitals

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

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

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

Applications going to central planning committee – 4 February 2016

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

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

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An exciting exhibition that brings together key Viking burial findings, objects that explore everyday life in Britain 1,000 years ago, and the … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Joanne

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Joanne – a further update (scripted Thursday 21 … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council thanks residents for Big Conversation responses

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

Blog: Dry January – Jo

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Jo (scripted Thursday 14 January):- So New … Continue reading »

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

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A Second World War pilot who was the sole survivor when his aircraft was hit during his 19th mission – detonating the … Continue reading »

Applications going to south planning committee – 2 February 2016

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s south planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 2 … Continue reading »

Support for people with sight loss in Ludlow

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

Council cherry tree ceremonies to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

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

Storytelling evening at Severn Valley Country Park on 11 February

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Rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are delighted to be welcoming professional storyteller Sal Tonge for an evening of ‘dark stories for … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anne-Marie

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anne-Marie – an update (scripted Monday 18 January):- Since … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Niki

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Niki (scripted Wednesday 13 January):- So far … Continue reading »

Good Companions Lunch Club in Ludlow continues this year

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Shropshire Council is inviting people who live with dementia and their carers along to its Good Companions Lunch Club on Tuesday 9 … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council issues its latest financial strategy

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Shropshire Council has today (Friday 22 January 2016) issued its latest Financial Strategy 2015/16 – 2020/21, which sets out how it plans … Continue reading »

Childhood cold or flu – do you know the difference?

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It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across Shropshire. But as a … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Joanne

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Joanne – an update (scripted Wednesday 13 January):- … Continue reading »

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

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

Libraries promoting Cancer Talk Week: 25 to 29 January 2016

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Macmillan’s Cancer Talk Week takes place Monday 25 January to Friday 29 January 2016, and Shropshire Libraries is highlighting the addition to their … Continue reading »

National Libraries Day 2016

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People are invited to celebrate and support Shropshire Libraries by visiting your local library on National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Sarah

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Sarah (scripted Wednesday 13 January):- I have to … Continue reading »

Very good results for Shropshire’s 2015 GCSE students

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Shropshire’s GCSE students and their teachers have been congratulated as new figures show that 2015 was another good year for GCSE results. … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anna

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anna – an update (scripted Tuesday 12 January):- … Continue reading »

Advice on Norovirus this winter

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News from our partners, local NHS Trusts People planning to visit hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Shropshire are being asked to … Continue reading »

Free Battle of Shrewsbury lecture hosted by University Centre

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury The venue, Rowley’s House, and lecturer, Dr Philip Morgan. The question of what happened to … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 26 January 2016

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

Shropshire public to have their say at rail consultation event

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News from our partners West Midlands Rail Rail passengers, businesses and residents in Shropshire will be able to have their say on … Continue reading »

South Shropshire businesses and groups encouraged to bid for funding

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Press release from Southern Shropshire LEADER Programme Businesses, groups and organisations in south Shropshire have until Monday 8 February 2016 to apply for … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners Public Health England Award-winning chef goes back to Bishop Wilson Primary to show kids at his former school … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Michelle

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During this month, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Michelle (scripted Monday 11 January):- Well I have … Continue reading »

Refurbishment of Shifnal Library ready for transfer to the town council

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Shifnal Library and Customer Service Point will be temporarily closed from Monday 1 February 2016 for refurbishment, as part of the transfer … Continue reading »

Armed Forces Covenant re-branded

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The Armed Forces Covenant has redeveloped its brand to enable it to communicate more effectively with the public, but primarily, the Armed … Continue reading »

Winter health awareness events: staying well this winter

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) The local NHS in Shropshire is working to share winter messages that will … Continue reading »

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

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A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Cathy

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Cathy (scripted Thursday 7 January):- … Continue reading »

Free public lecture on controversial World War I general

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Sir Douglas Haig University Centre Shrewsbury is hosting a free lecture by a renowned historian … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury students contribute to Fairtrade work

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Holly-Elizabeth Smith (left) and Faye Wiggins University Centre Shrewsbury students are contributing to global work … Continue reading »

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

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Shropshire Council’s Deputy Leader Steve Charmley hosted a meeting today (Friday 15 January 2016) with Ofcom and the mobile network operators to … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Anne-Marie

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anne-Marie (scripted Friday 8 January):- I … Continue reading »

New hotline launches for pregnant women

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Improvements have been made to the way women who suffer complications during … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Health officials are working together to improve access to Wi-Fi for patients … Continue reading »

Council proposes variation to Hackney carriage and private hire licence fees

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Shropshire Council is proposing to vary its fees in relation to the licensing of Hackney carriage proprietors and drivers and for private … Continue reading »

New directors appointed to Board of ip&e Ltd

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Two new directors have today (Thursday 14 January 2016) been appointed to the Board of ip&e Ltd. Steph Jackson and Helen Powell, … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Barry

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Barry (scripted Friday 8 January):- Hearing and reading … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners West Midlands Rail The Department for Transport and West Midlands Rail (representing 14 partner authorities of the West … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Lee

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Lee (scripted Thursday 7 January):- I decided … Continue reading »

Join the Big Conversation at Broseley LJC meeting

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Residents in the Broseley and Barrow area are invited to the Broseley and Barrow Local Joint Committee meeting on Wednesday 20 January, where … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Joanne

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Joanne (scripted Monday 4 January):- … Continue reading »

Met Office forecasts colder weather: guidance issued for West Midlands

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News from our partners Public Health England As colder weather sweeps across much of the country The Met Office has today (Monday … Continue reading »

Find out more about Shrewsbury Integrated Transport Package at local forum

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The next Severn Loop Local Forum is on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 7pm at The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Penny

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Penny (scripted Thurs 7 Jan):- Week … Continue reading »

Number of children in care falls in Shropshire Council area

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The number of children in Shropshire Council’s care has fallen this year, latest figures show. There are currently 299 children in care … Continue reading »

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

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With the a cold weather front approaching this weekend, health teams across Shropshire are urging residents across the county to keep warm … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery gets ready for a busy 2016

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

Blog: Dry January – Anna

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Anna (scripted Mon 4 Jan):- Signing … Continue reading »

Council releases key findings of Shrewsbury swimming consultation

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

Leader announces change in Cabinet members

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

Shifnal Town Council submit their Neighbourhood Plan to Shropshire Council

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News from our partners Shifnal Town Council Councillor Robert Harrop, Mayor of Shifnal, hands over the Shifnal Neighbourhood Plan to Malcolm Pate, … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Jane

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Jane (scripted Tues 5 Jan):- Building up to … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Helen

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Helen (scripted Mon 4 Jan):-  … Continue reading »

10 months imprisonment for rogue trading

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At Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 5 January 2016), Affordable Property Solutions Ltd and its sole director Frederick Marsh were sentenced to … Continue reading »

Small grants available for youth activities in Craven Arms

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Shropshire Council, through the Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC), has a small pot of funding to deliver one-off grants … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Ray Hughes

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Ray Hughes, active travel and … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury and Energize strengthen partnership

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Left to right: UCS student Robert Rowlands; Chris Child, Energize Chief Executive; Anna Sutton, Provost … Continue reading »

Guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill on 2 March 2016

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Shropshire Council’s rangers from Severn Valley Country Park have organised a guided walk from Alveley to Tuck Hill on Wednesday 2 March … Continue reading »

Guided walk exploring Eardington Nature Reserve on 25 January

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Shropshire Council invites you to start the New Year in a healthy way and join the outdoor recreation service on a 9-mile … Continue reading »

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

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Shropshire Council has been made aware, over a number of years, of incidents that occur with HGVs on A4169 Sheinton Street in … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners Veolia Veolia, the waste contractor for Shropshire Council, is urging residents to recycle their real Christmas trees. For … Continue reading »

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

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News from ip&e’s Help2Change and our partners Public Health England Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), an umbrella term for serious and progressive lung … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 22 December 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 22 December 2015. Land adjacent … Continue reading »

How Fish Climb Trees

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

Have your say on Shropshire’s budget consultation

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Now in the final year of its current three-year Medium Term Financial Plan, Shropshire Council is seeking the views of residents and … Continue reading »

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

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May I take this opportunity to wish everyone in Shropshire a very happy and prosperous New Year. The new year is going … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Penny Bason

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Over the coming weeks, we’re issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Penny Bason, Shropshire Council’s health … Continue reading »

Make sure elderly neighbours stay well over Christmas

22/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

With the festive season almost upon us, residents in Shropshire are being asked to take time to check on elderly neighbours who … Continue reading »

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

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‘Shropshire Council continues to ensure the whole of Shropshire receives the best and safest health services across the whole of the county.’ … Continue reading »

Thanks expressed as trailblazing term draws to a close

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Russ Millhouse, Head of Secretariat and Student Support A University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) leader has … Continue reading »

Police issue warning over MDMA tablets

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police are warning people of the dangers of … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Charlotte Cadwallader

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s views and experiences about their Dry January 2016 challenge. Today, Charlotte Cadwallader, Shropshire Council’s … Continue reading »

Pedestrians: take care on the roads this Christmas

21/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire With the shortest day of the year upon us, the … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 22 December 2015

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

University Centre Shrewsbury 2016 public events programme unveiled

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Professor Anna Sutton, Provost, and Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) leaders have … Continue reading »

Orchid expert makes a return visit to Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are happy to welcome back orchid expert Phil Seaton on the evening of Wednesday … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s £6.4m economy boost since 2013

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News from our partners Impetus New figures for Shropshire show that, in the last two and a half years since mid-2013, £6.4m … Continue reading »

Decision taken on the future of Ellesmere Library

18/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Plans to create a new community hub in Ellesmere by relocating the town’s existing library and customer service point from their existing location … Continue reading »

Midlands local government pension funds collaborate to create new investment pool

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News from our partners Shropshire County Pension Fund, and regional funds Eight local government pension funds, all based in the Midlands, are … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) NHS Trust Senior clinicians and hospital leaders have met with health partners and … Continue reading »

Bluesky thermal maps highlight heat loss from Shropshire homes and businesses

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A night time thermal imaging project is helping Shropshire Council improve energy efficiency and affordable warmth levels for residents and businesses across … Continue reading »

Praise for Shrewsbury’s new student accommodation

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Work to convert an unused building in Shrewsbury into student accommodation has been praised by Shropshire Council. Mardol House is home to … Continue reading »

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

17/12/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s private sector housing team has been announced as a finalist in two categories in the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards … Continue reading »

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

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News from our partners, the Clinical Commissioning Group Health leaders in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin are encouraging all carers to keep … Continue reading »

Take care not antibiotics

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News from our partners, the Clinical Commissioning Groups Health leaders in Shropshire are reminding us all that we should use antibiotics only … Continue reading »