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

03/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

First look at new student apartments as showflat is unveiled

03/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

03/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Dinosaurs have been enjoyed on the big screen recently, with hit film “Jurassic World” breaking box office records. Now, on Saturday 18 July 2015, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is to open a new exhibition “Archaeopteryx – the missing link … Continue reading »

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

03/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Building control team hosts a Housing Standards Review Seminar

03/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

02/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

02/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

02/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Applications going to North planning committee on 7 July 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Shropshire Mutual Exchange Register launch

01/07/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

30/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Schoolpupil tells councillors how school helped her to beat the bullies

30/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Mytton Bridge closure extended

30/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

29/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

29/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

First pupils welcomed to the Kettlemere Centre in Ellesmere

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

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

26/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Shrewsbury venues report increased attendances

26/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Charity ‘Shrowsbury’ v ‘Shroosbury’ debate

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

Getting ready to celebrate as Armed Forces Day nears

25/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

25/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

25/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

25/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

23/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Free business workshop on financial support for better broadband

23/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Applications invited to provide youth activities in areas of Shropshire

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

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 18 June 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 18 June 2015. The Garage, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, SY5 0BW (13/03197/OUT) Renewal of Extant Planning Permission SA/08/1506/O – Outline application for the … Continue reading »

Extra help for first University Centre Shrewsbury undergraduates

22/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Grow your own orchids: demonstration at Severn Valley Country Park

22/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Canal path reopened in Castlefields, Shrewsbury

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

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

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

Business loan helps The Boathouse in Ellesmere expand and grow

22/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Report shows drop in smoking for pregnant women in Shropshire

19/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

New tenants sought for The Shropshire Food Enterprise Centre

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

Decisions made by North planning committee on 9 June 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 9 June 2015. Land off Drayton Road, Hodnet, Market Drayton, TF9 3NF (14/03403/OUT)Outline application for the erection of 14 dwellings (to … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 16 June 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 16 June 2015. Royal George, High Street, Shifnal, TF11 8BL (15/00321/FUL) Extension and alterations to existing public house to facilitate conversion … Continue reading »

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

18/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

18/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

18/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing tenants could be shopping in style

17/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

17/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Childhood and Youth Professional Studies drop-in event at University

16/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Reminder about road closures during Shrewsbury Half Marathon this Sunday

16/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Bridgnorth Skate Park Jam this Saturday

16/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Supporting people with learning disabilities – the Basil Houghton Memorial Trust

16/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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Family fun day in The Quarry, Shrewsbury this Thursday

15/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

15/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Staff take part in national Work Out at Work day

12/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Applications going to Central planning committee on 18 June 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 18 June 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 16 June 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Another successful Voluntary Community Sector Assembly Annual Meeting

11/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

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

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

10/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Arts and culture societies invited to discuss opportunities

09/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Record attendance for Shropshire’s annual business summit

09/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

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

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

Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme available to Shropshire businesses

08/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Raising awareness of caring

05/06/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Landfill gas project gets underway in Oswestry

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

Applications going to North planning committee on 9 June 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 9 June 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s best building schemes named

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

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 21 May 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 21 May 2015. Land off Horsebridge Road, Minsterley, Shrewsbury (14/03670/OUT) Outline application for residential development of 15No dwellings (to include access).  Decision: … Continue reading »

Free “Biker Down” training for motorcyclists

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News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership for West Mercia and Warwickshire Motorcyclists across West Mercia and Warwickshire are now able to take advantage of a free three-hour “Biker Down’ course offering potentially life-saving skills, after the course was launched last … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to continue to invest in the tourism sector

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Shropshire Council will continue to invest in the tourism sector as its focus moves towards supporting it to develop in a more strategic way. As part of its review of services and redesign, the council will be changing the way … Continue reading »

Mobile phone coverage in the spotlight

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Shropshire Council’s Leader Keith Barrow yesterday (Wednesday 3 June 2015) hosted a high-level briefing for business leaders and other key stakeholders from the Shropshire area about plans to improve mobile phone coverage in the county. Key stakeholders from across Shropshire … Continue reading »

War Walks on the Home Front at Acton Scott Farm on 27 June

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As part of the Acton Scott Working Farm Museum World War I memorial weekend, ace raconteur, Keith Pybus, will lead a guided walk on Saturday 27 June 2015 at 11am-1.30pm which tells the desperate struggles in this country and in … Continue reading »

New £5.6million deal will deliver superfast fibre broadband boost for thousands more Shropshire homes and businesses

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Steve Holmes, BT Client Business Development Director, and Chris Taylor, Connecting Shropshire Programme Manager. Additional parts of Montford Bridge, Prees and Munslow exchange areas set to benefit Around 4,000 more homes and businesses across Shropshire will be able to receive … Continue reading »

BIG Family Event to be held in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury on 11 June

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The BIG Family Event, a fun-packed free afternoon providing information, guidance and activities for families and children, will be held on Thursday 11 June 2015 at 3pm-6pm at Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmoor, Shrewsbury. The BIG Family Event will be supported … Continue reading »

Another mark is made in University Centre Shrewsbury history

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Certificate in Management Studies tutor Michael Smith with students Richard James, Geoff Anslow and Caroline Wakefield. Students are celebrating their place in the history of University Centre Shrewsbury after completing the first course. … Continue reading »

University Centre plays key part in agenda-setting discussion on the economy

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Academic and business leaders at the Chester Forum University Centre Shrewsbury played an important role at an event bringing together academic and business leaders – including speakers from across the globe – to … Continue reading »

Care Act on agenda at next Whitchurch area LJC meeting – 17 June

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The next Whitchurch area Local Joint Committee (LJC)  is on Wednesday 17 June at 7pm at Higher Heath Village Hall, Twemlows Avenue, Higher Heath. Everyone is welcome to attend this public meeting and doors open at 6.30pm for you to … Continue reading »

Essential road maintenance in Shrewsbury postponed

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Essential road maintenance due to take place in Shrewsbury this coming Sunday, 7 June 2015, has had to be postponed, due to unforeseen resource issues. Shoplatch in Shrewsbury was due to close to traffic on the next two Sundays, starting … Continue reading »

Independent report into infant cremations published

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An independent report into infant cremations at Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury has been published today (Monday 1 June 2015). The report can be seen here. The independent inquiry was commissioned by Shropshire Council at the request of bereaved families to … Continue reading »

Remembering World War I through art at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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This year, 2015, marks the 101st anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition with work by contemporary art group re:collect and an artist in residence. The artwork, which will be on … Continue reading »

Boreton Road Bridge closure in mid-June

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Boreton Road Bridge will be closed from Monday 15 June 2015 for up to five days, between the hours of 8am and 4pm, to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the Boreton Road over the Cound … Continue reading »

Delight as community project in Tern Hill is officially opened

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What was previously unsightly waste ground in Tern Hill is now a new multi-use games area, following a Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant-funded project.

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Solar energy tops the agenda at Ludlow and Clee LJC meeting

28/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Plans to construct a solar farm on the outskirts of Ludlow will top the agenda of the next meeting of Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee (LJC) on Thursday 4 June 2015 at 7pm at Knowbury Memorial Hall (village hall). The … Continue reading »

Make a splash and have your say on swimming in Shrewsbury

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Shropshire Council has today (Thursday 28 May 2015) launched a four-month consultation to seek people’s views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. Continue reading »

Mobile phone coverage in the spotlight

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Council Leader Keith Barrow is hosting a high-level briefing for business leaders and other key stakeholders from the Shropshire area about plans to improve mobile phone coverage in the county. Key stakeholders from Shropshire are coming together on 3 June … Continue reading »

Excitement as Cycle Grand Prix returns to Shrewsbury

27/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This Sunday ( 31 May 2015) sees both amateur and professional racers come to Shrewsbury for the second Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix. Starting at 1pm, the circuit will be open for families to try out before the racing starts at … Continue reading »

Schools recognised for delivering nationally-acclaimed health and well-being programme

22/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Celebration event for schools involved in Shropshire’s Respect Yourself Eat Better, Move More, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) programme held 21 May 2015. Continue reading »

Shrewsbury to remain open for business during essential road closures

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Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed to traffic on two Sundays next month to allow essential drainage and gas works for Mardol House in Shrewsbury to be carried out.  The road will be closed on Sunday 7 June 2015 and … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 19 May 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 May 2015. Brian Mear (Bricks) Ltd, former Burway Abattoir, Bromfield Road, Ludlow, SY8 1DN (14/00563/FUL)  Demolition of existing buildings on … Continue reading »

StrettonDale Local Joint Committee to discuss hedgerow removal and maintenance

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The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 4 June 2015 at Pitchford Village Hall at 7pm. Hedgerow removal and maintenance, and home security, are the main items on the agenda, alongside a talk from West … Continue reading »

What do the Armed Forces mean to you?

22/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In celebration of national Armed Forces Day, Shropshire Council and the Shropshire Armed Forces Community Covenant want to hear your views on what the Armed Forces means to you. Shropshire Council encourage residents to send us a small written paragraph, a … Continue reading »

100 years of social care: a new future for Oak Farm in Ditton Priors

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A new and exciting future is now a reality for Oak Farm in Ditton Priors and the people who use it following its recent transfer to a community-owned land trust. In 1919 the then Shropshire County Council purchased 111 acres … Continue reading »

Independent cremations inquiry report to be published

21/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The report of the independent inquiry into infant cremations at Emstrey crematorium in Shrewsbury is to be published on Monday 1 June. The inquiry was commissioned by Shropshire Council last year at the request of bereaved families to look into cases … Continue reading »

New strategy to help victims of domestic abuse

21/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A new strategy has been launched to to tackle domestic violence in Shropshire, the Safer Shropshire Multi Agency Domestic Abuse Strategy (2015 – 2017). Continue reading »

Expressions of interest to be invited in providing visitor information for the Oswestry area

21/05/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council will shortly be inviting groups and organisations to express an interest in providing visitor information for the Oswestry, borderlands and wider north Shropshire area – as part of the council’s commissioning approach to services. Shropshire Council currently provides … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 12 May 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 12 May 2015. Development land south of Aspen Grange, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry (14/01654/OUT) Outline application for residential development (all matters reserved). … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet – 20 May 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 20 May 2015). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item title … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to receive copies of “Strength For The Journey”

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Shropshire Libraries is to receive a gift of books to help those living with dementia. Shifnal Library is hosting a dementia-friendly teatime on Thursday 4 June from 3pm to 4pm, and will welcome special guest Sarah Thorpe, support worker for … Continue reading »

Severn Valley Area Children’s Centre celebrates “good” Ofsted rating

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Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Area Children’s Centre group is celebrating after being judged “good” by Government inspectors. The centre is one of 13 children’s centres in Shropshire which offer a variety of services for families with children under five years … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 21 May 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 21 May 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

School team scoops University Centre Shrewsbury Young Enterprise award

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury A University Centre Shrewsbury-sponsored award for innovation was presented to budding entrepreneurs at a Shropshire celebration evening. Professor Clare Schofield handed the accolade to the team from the Corbet School, Baschurch, at the … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing celebrate Hignett Place completion with partners

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Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing invited partners to Hignett Place, Oswestry, to celebrate the opening of the new build development site. Continue reading »

Shropshire Council to consult on its learning disability services in Bridgnorth

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Shropshire Council will soon be seeking people’s views on the future of learning disability services in the south east of the county. Supporting people with a learning disability to live in their own homes with a tenancy is a priority … Continue reading »

Chilton Bridge near Atcham closure from 1 June 2015

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Chilton Bridge will be closed from Monday 1 June 2015 for up to a week, to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the unclassified road between Cross Houses and Atcham. The work involves general maintenance repairs … Continue reading »

Opportunity to shape the future of the Meres Day Centre and the library in Ellesmere

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Shropshire Council is inviting community groups and private sector organisations to come forward to help shape and develop the Meres Day Centre in Ellesmere as a potential community venue, to include Ellesmere Library. The day centre is a valued resource … Continue reading »

Volunteer walk leader training days

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Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to help people enjoy the outdoors and new friends? Becoming a walk leader is an excellent way to help people in your local community to have the confidence to … Continue reading »

Reduce food poisoning by taking the Chicken Challenge

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280,000 cases of food poisoning every year can be traced to bacteria most commonly found in raw chicken, according to figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The germ, known as campylobacter, has no scent, taste and cannot be seen … Continue reading »

Reading Well books on Prescription for Dementia scheme extended

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Libraries in Shropshire are marking Dementia Awareness Week (Sunday 17 May – Saturday 23 May 2015) with an extension to the Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia scheme which launched nationally earlier this year. Six library branches already offer … Continue reading »

Severn Valley Country Park reveals the secrets of its landscape

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As part of the launch weekend of Geofest 2015, Severn Valley Country Park will be hosting a free event on Sunday 31 May 2015. Shropshire Council’s rangers will be welcoming the president of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, Chris … Continue reading »

‘Beastly Machines’ exhibition comes to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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A new exhibition featuring unique and bizarre mechanical sculptures created by acclaimed kinetic sculptor Johnny White, runs from 18 May to 12 July. Continue reading »

Filming and photography at Shropshire Council meetings

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Shropshire Council has issued the following statement following the meeting of full Council on Thursday 14 May 2015. “Members of the public are very welcome to attend Shropshire Council meetings, and we are happy for them to photograph and film … Continue reading »

Shropshire hosts a wealth of events to mark Dementia Awareness Week

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Dementia Awareness Week (17 May to 23 May), highlighting the services and support to help enhance the life of those with dementia and their carers and family. Continue reading »

Songs for You at Helena Lane in Ludlow

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Shropshire Council is inviting people with dementia and their carers to a special “Songs for You” session from 2pm until 4pm on Friday 15 May 2015 and Thursday 4 June 2015 at Helena Lane in Ludlow. Songs for You is … Continue reading »

Rogue builder turned drug dealer sent to prison at Shrewsbury Crown Court

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Shropshire Council’s public protection service has welcomed the five-year custodial sentence issued to rogue trader and drug dealer Stephen John Lovatt, 44, from Stoke-on-Trent. The sentence issued by Shrewsbury Crown Court follows a number of successful cases taken against Lovatt who, … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 19 May 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see … Continue reading »

Community groups invited to take over running of Ellesmere swimming pool

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Community groups and other organisations in north Shropshire are being invited to express an interest in taking over the running of Ellesmere swimming pool. Continue reading »

Residents urged to have their say on the future of their local registrars service

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Shropshire residents across the county are being asked to have their say on proposals for changes to their local registrars service. The six-week consultation, launched today (Tuesday 12 May 2015), is part of Shropshire Council’s ongoing plans to redesign its … Continue reading »

Views sought about the future provision of youth activities in Shropshire

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A six-week consultation has begun on the future provision of youth activities in Shropshire. From 17 July 2015 Shropshire Council will no longer directly deliver youth services, but will instead allocate money to the county’s Local Joint Committees (LJCs). They … Continue reading »

Celebrations as Hignett Place is officially opened

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Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing are delighted to announce that their largest new build development site, Hignett Place, was completed at the end of March. Continue reading »

May half-term events at Severn Valley Country Park

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For May 2015 half term Severn Valley Country Park staff will be helping our younger visitors get closer to nature. Continue reading »

Public protection warn about rogue gangs offering road resurfacing services

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Shropshire Council’s public protection service is warning both residents and businesses in the area to be on their guard against rogue traders selling asphalt and surface dressing services, adding that the work was likely to be substandard and worth little … Continue reading »

New homes to enable people to live more independently in Market Drayton

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Work to build new supported living and specialist care accommodation for people with learning disabilities at Adderley Road in Market Drayton has now been completed, with new tenants set to move in by June 2015. The Shropshire Council-commissioned accommodation will … Continue reading »

Special beacon in Shrewsbury for 70th anniversary of VE Day

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A special beacon was lit in Shrewsbury on Friday 8 May 2015 to honour the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

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Show your support for local project Big Spider

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Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly and Shropshire Providers Consortium work together to support voluntary and community sector groups and organisations working in the county. More recently they have developed a new project named Big Spider. Big Spider is an … Continue reading »

See and Hear Shropshire exhibition – bigger and better than ever before

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Bigger and better than ever before, the annual See and Hear Shropshire exhibition, now in its 8th year, will take place at Shrewsbury Sports Village on Wednesday 13 May 2015. The aim of the event is to raise awareness, and … Continue reading »

Free woodcarving exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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The Shropshire branch of the British Woodcarving Association is holding an exhibition of members’ work in the Special Exhibitions Gallery at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery until the end of Saturday 9 May 2015 (10am to 5pm). Admission is free, though there is … Continue reading »

Help2Change promotes mindfulness during Mental Health Awareness Week

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To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2015, Help2Change is putting on a series of information sessions across the major town libraries in Shropshire. This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is highlighting mindfulness, and more broadly the positive steps people can … Continue reading »

Make sure you know how to have your say today

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Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the UK Parliamentary General Election taking place today. Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 12 May 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 12 May 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Support scheme provides opportunity to study postgraduate courses fee-free

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury Postgraduate courses in a range of areas are offered at University Centre Shrewsbury Graduates have the chance to add to their qualifications without meeting the cost of tuition fees thanks to a support … Continue reading »

80% of public library staff in England have improved digital skills thanks to SCL elearning programme

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News from our partners SCL (Society of Chief Librarians)  Nearly 14,000 public library staff, 80% of the workforce, have signed up for an SCL e-learning programme designed to improve their digital skills and digital confidence. The programme, funded by SCL … Continue reading »

Get composting this Bank Holiday

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As part of International Compost Awareness Week (4 May to 10 May 2015) Veolia, in partnership with Shropshire Council, is encouraging more residents to get composting with a special ‘share and save’ offer on home composting bins. The ‘buy one … Continue reading »

Deaf Awareness Day on 6 May 2015

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News from our partners Shropshire Rural Community Council Join staff and volunteers from the Shropshire Rural Community Council’s hearing loss support service on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at Signal: The Hub – Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury (near Wilko) for Deaf Awareness … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury set for major historical warfare event

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News from our partners The thrust and crack of ‘Pike and Shot Warfare’ – as witnessed in the English Civil War – is set to be commemorated at a major free-to-attend event hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury at historic Rowley’s … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council is a ‘trailblazer’ for Care Act delivery

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Shropshire Council has been named a trailblazer for its work in transforming its adult service and how this has assisted in delivering the Care Act. This welcome recognition comes from an article in today’s (Wednesday 29 April 2015) The Guardian … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council a proud supporter of Armed Forces reservists

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Shropshire Council’s pledge to support our Armed Forces has seen staff take part in a recent Army Reserves challenge along with staff from organisations Ringway and Mouchel. The challenge, which ran from 26 March until 28 March, gave staff the … Continue reading »

Wise and Well Information Day in Oswestry on 14 May 2015

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News from our partners Shropshire Rural Community Council Come along to the free Wise and Well Information Day at Oswestry Memorial Hall, Smithfield St, Oswestry, SY11 2EG on Thursday 14 May 2015. Shropshire RCC’s Wise & Well Team is bringing a … Continue reading »

New exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery examines The Art of Weaponry

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A new exhibition “The Art of Weaponry” opens at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s Community Gallery on Wednesday 6 May 2015. It celebrates the long tradition of art applied to weapons of war, and how the form and decorative patterns … Continue reading »

National recognition for Shropshire Council trainer at National Learning Disabilities Awards 2015

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Shropshire Council staff member Mary Johnson has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award, for her contribution to making a real difference to people’s lives. The National Learning Disabilities Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities, and … Continue reading »

School meals provider honoured for serving up a treat for Shropshire’s schools

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Shropshire Council’s Shire Services has been awarded the Soil Association’s Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals in Shropshire’s primary schools. Continue reading »

Apprentice is UK’s youngest registrar

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Charlotte Richards, 22, from Shrewsbury, has become the youngest registrar in the UK after completing an apprenticeship with County Training. Today Charlotte Richards is also on track with a successful career as a deputy superintendent registrar with Shropshire Council in … Continue reading »

Council and police warn of dangers of buying drugs via the Internet

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Following the death of a young student after taking slimming pills, Shropshire Council’s public health team and West Mercia Police would like to remind the public of the dangers of buying drugs via the Internet.  Professor Rod Thomson, Shropshire Council’s … Continue reading »

VE Day 70th Anniversary celebrations: guidance on celebrations

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The 70th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May 2015 will be commemorated and celebrated up and down the country in memory of one of the defining moments in British and European history as the war in Europe ended … Continue reading »

Shropshire Criminal Justice Forum to host their fourth Employ with Conviction event in Oswestry on 21 May 2015

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News from our partners Voluntary Community Sector Assembly Employ with Conviction, a group dedicated to demonstrating the benefits to businesses and the wider community of employing people with a criminal conviction, will host a free event in Oswestry this May … Continue reading »

Voluntary community sector’s Annual Assembly approaching

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News from our partners Voluntary Community Sector Assembly Shropshire’s Voluntary Community Sector Assembly board is busy planning for the Annual Assembly meeting, scheduled for Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 9am to 1pm in the Sovereign Suite, Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Jackie … Continue reading »

Find out more about transport infrastructure projects and ideas to relieve parking issues in Shrewsbury

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The next Severn Loop Local Forum in Shrewsbury will discuss an exciting programme of transport infrastructure projects funded through the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, and ideas on how to relieve parking issues in the town centre. Tom Brettell, Shropshire Council’s … Continue reading »

Last chance to visit ‘Secret Egypt’ at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Shropshire’s first Egyptology exhibition in more than 170 years closes this Sunday (26 April 2015), after attracting more than 11,000 visitors and a great deal of praise since it opened in January. ‘Secret Egypt: unravelling truth from myth’ (sponsored by … Continue reading »

Local footpaths on Pontesford Hill protected for future generations

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The local campaign to purchase the lease on Pontesford Hill has been successful, and Shropshire Council has obtained agreement from the new landowner, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, to legally record the well-used paths on the hill as public rights of way. … Continue reading »

Condover Bridge closure from 5 May 2015 for essential repairs

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Condover Bridge will be closed from Tuesday 5 May 2015 for up to three days to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the carries the Dorrington road over the Cound brook. The work will involve taking … Continue reading »

First University Centre Shrewsbury undergraduate applicants visit the town

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury applicants have been given a taste of studying and living in the town. The University Centre’s first Visit Days were held this month, for students who have applied to study … Continue reading »

App aims to keep businesses ahead of the game on regulation

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News from our partners Central England Trading Standards Authorities Businesses needing to stay on top of regulatory developments and the right side of the law now have even easier access to information thanks to a new digital app, TSBN (Trading … Continue reading »

Renowned Shropshire-based professor to join University Centre Shrewsbury academic team

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury A Shropshire-based professor who has helped to create county services to improve health and chairs an international council on the prevention of heart disease will be leading courses in Sports Medicine, Health and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council seeks carers’ views

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Shropshire Council is seeking views from people whose time is dedicated to looking after others, as part of a review of its current care service. This review follows the implementation of the Care Act on 1 April 2015, which has … Continue reading »

Young people’s views sought to help shape the future of sexual health services

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Young people in Shropshire are being asked to complete an online survey, which will help shape the future of sexual health services across the county. Sexual health services provide advice and access to contraception methods and treatments to men and women … Continue reading »

Excitement grows as the Tasley Action Group Community Day fast approaches!

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing An opportunity for residents to make their voice heard is fast approaching as the Tasley Action Group Community Day nears. The event is being held on Saturday 18 April, 2015 from … Continue reading »

Big Green Shropshire Gathering 2015 on 25 April in Shrewsbury

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News from our partners Green Shropshire Xchange Green Shropshire Xchange is inviting members and the public to the Big Green Shropshire Gathering 2015 on Saturday 25 April 2015 at 9.30am to 4pm at Shropshire Wildlife Trust Visitor centre in Abbey … Continue reading »

Mytton Bridge closure from 5 May 2015

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Mytton Bridge will be closed from Tuesday 5 May 2015 for up to eight weeks to enable essential repairs to be carried out. The bridge carries the carries Mytton Lane over the River Perry at Mytton. The work will involve … Continue reading »

Licence review sends a strong message to retailers on the need for diligent checks when selling alcohol

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Public protection officers have welcomed the decision of Shropshire Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee to revoke a Shrewsbury retailer’s premises licence after repeatedly selling alcohol to underage individuals. Greenfields Convenience Store on Wood Street, Shrewsbury had previously sold alcohol to an underage … Continue reading »

Roadworks on Soulton Road in Wem further delayed

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Completion of the roadworks at Soulton Road, Wem is going to be further delayed, as the ongoing supply difficulties for materials restricted the availability of contractors to carry out the surfacing element of the work as planned. A revised timetable … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 9 April 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 9 April 2015. Land east of Bicton Lane, Bicton, Shrewsbury (14/02239/OUT)  Decision: That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s … Continue reading »

Final reminder to people in Shropshire to register to vote ahead of General Election

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Shropshire residents are being reminded to make sure they register to vote by 20 April or face not being able to vote in the forthcoming General Election. If you have recently moved or are not registered then visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing tenants benefit from Prince’s Trust project

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing The redevelopment of the external communal area at the Cedar Close sheltered scheme, St Martins, has been completed by local volunteers from the Prince’s Trust. Work has included the removal of … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury launches postgrad business course that pays for itself

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury is offering a work-based postgraduate course which allows students to earn a salary worth more than the cost of their training, while gaining practical and academic business skills. The Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Getting businesses in Shropshire ‘On Their Feet’

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Businesses across Shropshire are being encouraged to support their employees to swap their ‘sitting time’ for ‘standing time as part of a national campaign Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury 2016 undergraduate prospectus available to help make choices

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury’s undergraduate prospectus for 2016 has been published, providing details of courses, support, the town and how to apply. The prospectus outlines information on a range of courses including: Applied Psychology; … Continue reading »

Independent inquiry update published

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The Chairman of the independent inquiry into infant cremations at Emstrey crematorium in Shrewsbury has submitted his second update to Shropshire Council. David Jenkins’ letter to council Chief Executive Clive Wright has been published on the inquiry webpages. The inquiry … Continue reading »

Dementia-friendly communities role for libraries

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As Dementia Awareness Week approaches (18-24 May 2015), Shropshire Libraries has signalled its clear commitment to an active role in the development of dementia-friendly communities across the county. The library service has recently signed up to the National Dementia Declaration … Continue reading »

Residents to have their say at the Tasley Action Group Community Day

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing are excited to be joining forces with partners to hold the Tasley and West Bridgnorth Partnership Community Day. Residents are warmly invited to come along and … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council recognised for embracing the preventative vision of the Care Act

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Shropshire Council has been recognised for embracing the preventative vision of the Care Act, as part of a report issued by West Midlands ADASS and Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands. Continue reading »

Reminder to people in Shropshire to register to vote ahead of General Election

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Now the General Election campaign has started, Shropshire Council is reminding local people to register to vote by 20 April so you can have your say in the upcoming elections. If you have recently moved or are not registered then … Continue reading »

Experts amazed by diversity of wildlife at Shrewsbury’s cemetery

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Longden Road cemetery in Shrewsbury has been awarded Local Wildlife Site status by a local sites partnership that includes Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The award follows surveys of the site carried out by specialist wildlife survey groups in 2013 and 2014, … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council and A4U to hold Autism Hub open day on 2 April 2015

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Shropshire Council, along with its partner A4U, is to have an open day of its new Shropshire Autism Hub on Thursday 2 April 2015. The weekly hub is open to anyone on the autism spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome, and their … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

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

Applications going to Central planing committee – 9 April 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 9 April 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To … Continue reading »

Shropshire runners to take the Seven Bridges in Shrewsbury challenge

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Runners of all levels are being invited to don their trainers for this year’s Seven Bridges 10k road race and fun run in Shrewsbury this autumn (Sunday 20 September 2015). The annual event, which will be hosted by Shropshire Council … Continue reading »

Renowned Shropshire chef to take on running of restaurant at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury

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A renowned Shropshire chef is taking over the running of the restaurant at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury – six years after he helped to open it. Matthew Periam and his fiancée Emily have taken on the running of The Foundry … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery celebrates its first birthday at former Music Hall

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating a year since it opened in its new home at the former Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan’s Mansion, following a redevelopment of the buildings and installation of the exhibits that took five … Continue reading »

See and Hear Shropshire Exhibition 2015 coming soon

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An event to share information about new technology that can improve the quality of life for people with sensory impairment is being held in Shropshire on Wednesday 13 May 2015. The See and Hear Exhibition educates visitors about how sensory … Continue reading »

Work required to be extended on Soulton Road in Wem

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The current drainage and resurfacing work on Soulton Road in Wem has been extended, after an unforeseen supply issue left the workforce short of the materials required to complete the job. An application to extend the current road closure was … Continue reading »

Fibre in focus – Hobsons Brewery

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Hobsons Brewery has recently taken up the opportunity to upgrade to fibre broadband after the local cabinet was fibre- enabled as part of the Connecting Shropshire programme.
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Woore Tennis Club: building for the future

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Michael Downey, Chief Executive Officer of the Lawn Tennis Association, spent two days in Shropshire last week, during which time he visited the new site of Woore Tennis Club (WTC). Established in 1983, WTC leased a court in the grounds … Continue reading »

Life of a Medieval bowman: event at Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park are excited to welcome Medieval and Tudor re-enactor Kevin Goodman to the visitor centre on Thursday 9 April 2015 at 7.30pm-9pm. Kevin will be providing a fascinating look at the weapons and … Continue reading »

Applications invited for first scholarship opportunity at University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury University Centre Shrewsbury is offering a scholarship opportunity for a student to gain a doctorate and contribute to Shropshire’s future through their research. Graduates are invited to apply for the University Centre’s first … Continue reading »

Civic Trust Awards honour the redevelopment of Shrewsbury’s Music Hall

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The quality of the transformation of Shrewsbury’s Music Hall and 13th century Vaughan’s Mansion into the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been recognised with an award. At the 2015 Civic Trust Awards ceremony the project won a Commendation … Continue reading »

Decisions made at North planning committee on 17 March 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 17 March 2015.   Land At Lostford Lane Wollerton Shropshire (14/04787/VAR) Variation of Condition No.1 (approved plans) attached to planning application 11/04429/FUL … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 12 March 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 12 March 2015.   Land at Longden, Shrewsbury (14/00467/OUT) Outline application (access for approval) for mixed residential development.  Decision:  That, contrary to the … Continue reading »

Charity fundraising concert for teenagers with mental health issues

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News from our partners Shropshire Young Health Champions A young student is staging an ambitious event in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the vital work being done for teenagers with mental health issues. Cara Povey, 16, of Morteton … Continue reading »

Join in the Easter fun at Helena Lane in Ludlow

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Shropshire Council is inviting people to join in the fun this Easter at Helena Lane in Ludlow.

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Wanted: Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager and Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Adult Board

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Shropshire Council is seeking to appoint to two key posts – Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager and Independent Chair of the Safeguarding Adult Board. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 March 2015. For further information on the above posts, please … Continue reading »

There’s still time to have your say on fees, charging and deferred payments

26/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is seeking people’s views on care arrangement fees, charing and universal deferred payment scheme. Continue reading »

Susie explains how the redesign of the council’s adult social care service has helped it to ensure that it is Care Act ready

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The Care Act is the biggest change to English adult social care law in over 60 years and will reform the law relating to care and support for adults and their carers. Continue reading »

Advice on petting farm visits

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

County Training celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

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County Training, Shropshire Council’s training provider, has been rated as ‘good’ by Government inspectors – with particular praise for management and staff.

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Adult social care service manager talks about how conversations with people have changed, for the better

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Sarah Dillon, Shropshire Council’s service manager in adult social care, talks about how the introduction of the council’s new operating model has changed the focus of its conversations with service users, their families and carers for the better. Continue reading »

Sports organisations team up with University Centre Shrewsbury

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury More than 30 sports organisations from across Shropshire and further afield were brought together to discuss opportunities to work with students and staff at University Centre Shrewsbury. Representatives from clubs covering a range … Continue reading »

Primary school vows to improve following inspection

24/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Staff and governors at Buildwas Primary School are working with Shropshire Council to address the outcomes of a recent report from a Government inspector. An Ofsted inspector visited the school on 29 and 30 January 2015. He found that the … Continue reading »

Exciting times as Hignett Place nears completion

23/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Excitement is growing as Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing’s largest new build development site is close to completion. Hignett Place, which will consist of 19 new affordable homes, is nearing completion … Continue reading »

Albrighton trader successfully prosecuted for selling alcohol to minors

23/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Anwar Mahmood, of Albrighton Post Office and Stores, has pleaded guilty at Telford Magistrates Court to selling alcohol to a person who had not reached the age of 18.  The sale took place in September 2014, and the young person … Continue reading »

Council awarded national quality mark for parenting programme

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Shropshire Council is celebrating after being awarded the CANparent Quality Mark from the Department of Health for its ‘Understanding Your Child’ parenting programme. Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 10 March 2015

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 The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 10 March 2015.   Brian Mear (Bricks) Ltd, former Burway Abattoir, Bromfield Road, Ludlow, SY8 1DN (14/00563/FUL) Demolition of existing buildings on former Burway … Continue reading »

Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing and Shropshire HomePoint working in tandem

19/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Last month, the Oswestry Tenant Working Group invited Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing and Shropshire HomePoint to their meeting to learn more about the ways that social rented homes are allocated … Continue reading »

Good Companions Lunch Club in Ludlow on 14 April

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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 14 April 2015 from 11am to 2pm at Helena Lane in Ludlow. The club, which takes place every second … Continue reading »

Celebrating Easter at Severn Valley Country Park

19/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council rangers at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are celebrating Easter in style during the school holidays. There will be ranger-led events each Wednesday and Friday, and throughout the holidays a self-led trail will be available for our younger … Continue reading »

The great Shropshire Hills and Ludlow swapshop on 25 March

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News from our partners Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership The great Shropshire Hills and Ludlow swapshop is an afternoon event at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm for tourism businesses, information providers, suppliers and visitor attractions, on Wednesday … Continue reading »

Come along to Wem and Shawbury LJC meeting next Tuesday

19/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to come along to their next Wem and Shawbury Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting to talk about the issues that matter to them. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 24 March 2015 at … Continue reading »

Council and Age UK join forces to help older people in Wem get what they’re entitled to

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Shropshire Council and Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin have joined forces to create special benefits surgeries to help older people in Wem get what they are entitled to. Continue reading »

Campaign launched to encourage voters in Shropshire to register ahead of General Election

18/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

As a national advertising campaign is launched to encourage individuals to register to vote ahead of the General Election, Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to ensure they are registered to vote so you can have your say in the … Continue reading »

Powys County Council learn about Shropshire Council’s successful redesign of adult social care

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Shropshire Council hosted a visit from Powys County Council last week (Monday 9 March 2015) to share its experiences of the successful redesign of its adult social care service. Continue reading »

Urban Creep, the paving of front gardens, is increasing our risk of flooding

17/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Studies show that the risk of flooding to our homes and communities is silently increasing.  There is no doubt that due to the changing climate we are seeing heavier rainfall events that can overwhelm our drainage systems.  But this issue … Continue reading »

Shropshire to promote its links with Lord Hill and the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

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Some of Shropshire’s top visitor attractions are joining forces with Shropshire Council to highlight the county’s links with The Battle of Waterloo. Continue reading »

Campaign aims to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

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A campaign that aims to encourage hotels, nightclubs, taxi firms and local communities to recognise and report signs of child sexual exploitation has been launched by Shropshire’s Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB). “Say Something if you See Something” is a tried … Continue reading »

New website to match people with Personal (care) Assistants 

16/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

National charity POhWER, a partner of Shropshire Council, has developed a new website to help employers and Personal (care) Assistants find each other in the county. A Personal Assistant (PA) is a carer who works privately for someone who receives … Continue reading »

Waste not, Want not: community project transforms land for Bridgnorth residents

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A project to transform an area of wasteland into an attractive communal area on Morfe Road, Bridgnorth has been completed after a great display of partnership. Continue reading »

200 days to go until University Centre Shrewsbury welcomes undergraduates

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News from our partners: University Centre Shrewsbury Today (Wednesday 11 March 2015) marks 200 days until the first undergraduates are welcomed to University Centre Shrewsbury. The countdown is on to the arrival of the pioneering students on Sunday 27 September … Continue reading »

Advice and information at hand for No Smoking Day

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Shropshire Council’s Public Health team will be on hand with advice and information at Tesco Extra in Shrewsbury  during No Smoking Day (Wednesday 11 March). The team will be there from 10am onwards and will be offering hand out cards … Continue reading »

Come along to Albrighton area LJC on 18 March 2015

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The next meeting of Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be on Wednesday 18 March 2015 in the Lounge Bar room at The Red House, Albrighton from 7pm-9pm. This meeting will take the form of an open ‘drop-in’ surgery.  The … Continue reading »

Partnership urges motorists and passengers to ‘belt up’

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News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership for West Mercia and Warwickshire  With a European-wide seatbelt enforcement campaign taking place this week (beginning Monday 9 March 2015), the Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire is urging all motorists … Continue reading »

Come along and speak to your councillors at Shifnal and Sheriffhales LJC

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The next meeting of the Shifnal and Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be held on Tuesday 17 March 2015 at The Old Fire Station, Shrewsbury Road, Shifnal, TF11 8AQ from 7pm – 9pm. This meeting will take the form of … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee – 12 March 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 12 March 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee – 10 March 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Registration service relocates in Whitchurch during the next week

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Whitchurch’s births, deaths and marriages registration service will be relocated over the next few days from its current home at The Talbot Centre, Shakespeare Way, Whitchurch SY13 1LJ, to its new home in Whitchurch Library, which is located within the … Continue reading »

Treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard brought to life at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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An exciting interactive touring exhibition which tells the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation will be on show on the balcony at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 17 March to 10 … Continue reading »

Exhibition of Shrewsbury’s history wows theatre visitors

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An exhibition which traces the history of Shrewsbury has been wowing visitors to Theatre Severn’s FBC Manby Bowdler Gallery. The ‘Charting History’ exhibition traces the history of the ancient Shrewsbury Borough through documents dating from the 1190s to 1830s. It … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Rounders League looking for new teams

05/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Rounders England Shrewsbury Rounders League is entering into its third year this April (2015), and is currently looking for new teams to come and join in the fun that is playing rounders Friendly games will be held … Continue reading »

Innovative artwork to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

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Shrewsbury residents can look forward to an innovative light projection display at buildings in the town between Monday 9 and Sunday 15 March, as part of National Apprenticeship Week. County Training, is collaborating with Shrewsbury based new media artist Andy McKeown, to … Continue reading »

Views sought to help enhance children’s and young people’s autism services in Shropshire

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What do you think

Parents across Shropshire have been invited to express their views and experiences on services for children and young people with autism. Continue reading »

Arts Council England visit the Shrewsbury Museum

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Arts Council England visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery yesterday [03/03/2015] as part of the application for accreditation from the Shropshire Museum Service. Under the Arts Council’s Museum Accreditation scheme, renewal applications can require a routine site visit as part … Continue reading »

Longer opening hours at Severn Valley Country Park visitor centre and tea room

02/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is pleased to announce that the tea room and visitor centre at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley will be extending its opening times from Wednesday 11 March 2015 for the start of the new season. The visitor centre … Continue reading »

Keep yourself and your bike safe: Shrewsbury Cycle Security Event 2015

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Many people now see cycling as a faster, cheaper, more reliable and economic way to travel, in respect to protecting the environment and keeping fit. Unfortunately, this increase in cycling can result in easy pickings for opportunist thieves who target … Continue reading »

The Age of Steam recalled in new exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Shrewsbury’s position as a major railway junction since Victorian times is being celebrated in a new exhibition at the town’s Museum & Art Gallery, opening today (Monday 2 March). Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust has loaned a collection of historic railway signs, pictures … Continue reading »

More history in the making as Commonwealth flies high

02/03/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Shropshire Lieutenancy More than 730 Commonwealth flags will be raised in locations throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas territories and Commonwealth countries on Monday 9 March 2015 – Commonwealth Day 2015. All … Continue reading »

National recognition for Shropshire’s bulky waste collection service

26/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council’s bulky waste collection service has been singled out nationally as a great example of how to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill. The service is run by Shropshire Council, in partnership with Veolia and … Continue reading »

#ItsAScam – courier fraud awareness day

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News from our partners West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police Courier fraud scams are being highlighted as part of awareness day across the West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police alliance. Following on from a spate of incidents over the past … Continue reading »

Egyptian secrets are a hit with visitors to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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School half term last week brought visitors in their hundreds every day to enjoy Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s temporary exhibition “Secret Egypt-Unravelling Truth From Myth”. The exhibition, sponsored by solicitors Lanyon Bowdler, challenges our perceptions of the ancient Egyptian … Continue reading »

Planning issues on the agenda at meeting in Westbury

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The first meeting of the newly-formed Loton, Longden, Ford and Rea Valley Local Joint Committee (LJC) takes place on Thursday 5 March 2015 at 7pm at Westbury Village Hall, when Shropshire Council planning officers will be on hand to answer questions … Continue reading »

Putting apprenticeships in the frame

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A Shropshire training provider is working in partnership with a local photo booth company as part of a unique campaign to raise awareness of apprenticeships across the county. County Training, which is part of Shropshire Council, has teamed up with … Continue reading »

From colliery to country park: the story of Severn Valley Country Park in pictures  

23/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A fascinating talk on Thursday 12 March 2015 at 7.30pm will be given by the chairman of Severn Valley Country Park Supporters Group, looking at the history, development and wildlife of the park from its inception to present day. Severn … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 17 February 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 17 February 2015. Land north west of Brooklands Farm, Dudleston, Ellesmere (14/02730/MAW) Temporary operation for exploratory borehole and associated infrastructure.   Decision:   The Committee … Continue reading »

Hire a room at Helena Lane in Ludlow

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Shropshire Council’s Helena Lane in Ludlow has many rooms available for hire. Continue reading »

Help shape the future of pharmaceutical services in Shropshire

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Shropshire residents and organisations are being asked to have their say on the future of pharmacy services in the county. Continue reading »

Mouchel wins third successive highways contract in Shropshire

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News from our partners Mouchel Shropshire Council has awarded international infrastructure and business services group Mouchel a three-year Highways and Transport Engineering Consultancy Contract valued at £3m per year,  with the option to extend for a further four years. Mouchel … Continue reading »

Autism Hub success – an interview with BBC Radio Shropshire

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The very first Autism Hub, which took place on Thursday 29 January 2015 at Louise House in Shrewsbury, got off to a flying start with lots of great feedback from staff and the people who came along. Continue reading »

Smokefree campaign highlights opportunity for smokers to kick the habit

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Shropshire Council’s public health team is urging residents who smoke in their home or car to consider the consequence of secondhand smoke when inhaled by children. Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee – 12 February 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 12 February 2015. Former Shelton Hospital, Somerby Drive, Shrewsbury, SY3 8DN (14/02402/FUL) Conversion of former hospital building(s) and outbuildings into 158 apartments and houses … Continue reading »

Walkerslow Bridge to close for repairs

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Walkerslow Bridge, which carries the Oldfield to Wrickton road over the Rea Brook, is to be closed to traffic on Monday 2 March 2015 for four days between the hours of 8am and 4pm, to enable repairs to be carried … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury’s first Professor appointed

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury An experienced academic leader with an extensive record of achievement in higher education has been appointed as University Centre Shrewsbury’s first Professor. Professor Clare Schofield has been chosen for the senior position, in … Continue reading »

Museums and planning to top the bill at Ludlow public meeting

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Ludlow is set witness a lively debate in on Thursday 26 February 2015 when the Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee (LJC) will be hosting a discussion on the future of the Ludlow Museum Resource Centre. The councillors and officers … Continue reading »

Marshbrook No 2 Bridge to close for essential repairs

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Marshbrook No 2 Bridge, which carries the B4370 road over the Marsh Brook in Marshbrook, is to be closed to traffic on Monday 2 March 2015 for up to two weeks to enable repairs to be carried out. The work … Continue reading »

History of Science course launched by University Centre Shrewsbury as part of Darwin Festival

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News from our partners University Centre Shrewsbury A University Centre Shrewsbury postgraduate course providing the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of scientific giants was launched at the Darwin Memorial Lecture. The University Centre sponsored yesterday’s (Sunday 15 February 2015) … Continue reading »

Good Companions Lunch Club in Ludlow every month

16/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is inviting people who live with dementia and their carers along to its Good Companions Lunch Club on Tuesday 10 March 2015 from 11am to 2pm at Helena Lane in Ludlow. The club, which takes place every second Tuesday … Continue reading »

NHS representatives to visit local meeting in Craven Arms

16/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The Craven Arms and Rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 7pm at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. The main item for discussion will be the NHS Future Fit proposals for healthcare … Continue reading »

Looking for love? Beware online dating scams

14/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Thousands of us visit online dating websites every year, hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.  But today, on Valentine’s Day (Saturday 14 February 2015), Shropshire Council’s public protection team wants to warn you that criminals use these … Continue reading »

Find out more about Dementia and support available at community roadshows

13/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire’s Alzheimer’s Society will be running a series of Dementia Community Roadshows across the county next week from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 February. The roadshows aim to raise awareness of dementia to local communities, to support people to get … Continue reading »

Conference celebrates volunteers’ achievements and Shropshire’s heritage

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A special event takes place at Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury on Saturday 28 February to celebrate the achievements of a volunteering project, and the heritage of Shropshire. The ‘Vital Volunteering’ conference is being presented by the Volunteering for Shropshire’s Heritage project, … Continue reading »

The Care Act in Shropshire – an interview with BBC Radio Shropshire

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The Care Act was the subject up for discussion on yesterday’s (Thursday 12 February 2015) BBC Radio Shropshire show, Jim Hawkins in the Morning: Hot Seat. Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 10 February 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 10 February 2015. Land south west of Bridge House, Stretton Road, Much Wenlock (14/01753/FUL) Construction of an attenuation pond designed to attenuate 12,000m3 … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 17 February 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 17 February 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the full … Continue reading »

Secondhand smoke campaign launches across Shropshire following vote ending smoking in cars carrying children

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Public Health England today (12 February 2015) launches its campaign to highlight the hidden damage that secondhand smoke in homes and cars can cause to children’s health. The campaign supported by Shropshire Council’s public health team, following this week’s Government … Continue reading »

Are you planning the perfect Valentine’s date?

12/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Planning the perfect date can be stressful as there’s a lot to worry about, including of course whether you will get on, and if you will make a good impression. So the last thing you want to think about before … Continue reading »

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

12/02/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to come along to their next Bridgnorth Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting to talk about the issues that matter to them. The meeting will take place on Wednesday … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet – 11 February 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 11 February 2015). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To read the report for each agenda item, please click on the item … Continue reading »

Young schoolchildren in Ludlow learn to ride a bike as part of balance-ability project

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Young children aged four to seven will have their first experience of cycling through balance bike sessions at St Laurence CE Primary School in Ludlow. Continue reading »

New blog for young people seeking apprenticeships

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A new blog aimed at thousands of school leavers and young people wrestling with tough choices about their future working lives has been launched by Shropshire’s largest work-based training provider. County Training, part of Shropshire Council, says that the new … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council shares best practice

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Shropshire Council hosted a visit from Somerset County Council last month (14 January 2015) to share its experiences of the successful redesign of its adult social care service. Continue reading »

Key Shropshire Council services set to transfer to ip&e

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The delivery of a number of key and high profile statutory and regulatory services is set to transfer from Shropshire Council to its trading company ip&e. The services comprise: development management (planning); building control; land charges; street naming and numbering, … Continue reading »

Independent inquiry progress report published

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The Chairman of the independent inquiry into infant cremations at Emstrey crematorium in Shrewsbury has submitted his first update report to Shropshire Council. David Jenkins’ report to council Chief Executive Clive Wright has been published on the inquiry webpages, and … Continue reading »

Boost for Shropshire homes and businesses as Connecting Shropshire reaches half-way

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Around 31,500 homes and businesses across the county are now within reach of faster fibre broadband thanks to the Connecting Shropshire partnership. The achievement marks the half-way point in the roll-out, which is on course to connect more than 63,000 … Continue reading »

Schoolpupils thanked for taking part in Holocaust Memorial Day

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Children at Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury were thanked by councillors for taking part in the recent Holocaust Memorial Day tree planting ceremony on 27 January 2015. Continue reading »

Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 10 February 2015

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team is helping to spread the message of Safer Internet Day 2015, which will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 10 February 2015 with the slogan “Let’s create a better Internet together”. Co-ordinated in the UK by … Continue reading »

Success of short breaks programme for Shropshire’s vulnerable children

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A pilot programme of short breaks for vulnerable children and those on the ‘edge of care’ has helped to prevent 34 children being taken into local authority care, and resulted in a potential saving for Shropshire Council of more than … Continue reading »

187,977 illegal cigarettes seized in West Midlands as part of crackdown

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Around 18,000 cigarettes and 17kg of rolling tobacco seized in Shropshire Seized stash estimated to be worth over £7,000 Successful prosecution of owner hoped to ‘serve warning’ to others An operation tackling illegal tobacco products saw 187,977 illegal cigarettes seized … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 12 February 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the full … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 10 February 2015

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The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Student accommodation strategy to be created for University Centre Shrewsbury

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Shropshire Council is set to create a student accommodation strategy for the new University Centre Shrewsbury to help ensure that the right amount of accommodation of the right quality is provided. The strategy will consider all elements of the provision … Continue reading »

Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

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Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term. The visitor centre and tea shop will be open every day between Saturday 14 February 2015 and Sunday 22 February 2015, from 11am-4pm. Tasty cakes, made … Continue reading »

Orchid expert to visit Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council’s country rangers at Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are happy to welcome orchid expert, Phil Seaton, on Thursday 12 February 2015 at 7.30pm-9pm. Phil Seaton will be giving both a talk and demonstration about the conservation of British orchids.  Across … Continue reading »

Youth services on Whitchurch LJC agenda

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The next Whitchurch & Surrounding Areas Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 February at the Whitchurch Civic Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm and the meeting starts at 7pm.    The Local Joint Committees are embarking on a new way … Continue reading »

Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee to listen to response from health and social care leads around Shropshire’s Future Fit programme

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Shropshire’s Future Fit programme will be discussed at a question and answer style session at Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin’s Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (JHOSC) meeting on Thursday 12 February 2015. Senior NHS representatives, and representatives from councils, … Continue reading »

Students to compete in national poetry recitation contest at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Students from five Shropshire schools and colleges will gather at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery this Friday (6 February 2015) at 6.30pm to compete for a place in the national final of ‘Poetry By Heart’ – a prestigious poetry recitation … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council pleased to support care farming project

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Shropshire Council is pleased to support a new care farming project at Fordhall Organic Farm, a community owned farm on the outskirts of Market Drayton. Continue reading »

Come along to the Good Companions Lunch Club in Ludlow

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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 10 February 2015 from 11am to 2pm at Helena Lane in Ludlow. Continue reading »

Albrighton retailer has licence suspended for underage alcohol sale

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Shropshire Council’s public protection officers have welcomed the decision of the council’s Licensing Sub-Committee to suspend for 28 days an Albrighton retailer’s Premises Licence after they sold alcohol to an underage individual on two separate occasions. Albrighton Post Office and Convenience Store … Continue reading »

Second phase of consultation begins into future of Church Stretton Library

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Residents in Church Stretton and the surrounding area are being encouraged to respond to a consultation on the future of the town’s library. Shropshire Council has previously held a community conversation on the future of Church Stretton library in which … Continue reading »

Make council tax less taxing – Residents encouraged to receive their council tax bill by email

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Shropshire Council are reminding households across the county that they can get their council tax bill emailed directly to them instead of receiving a paper copy through the post. The council e-billing’s service which has been running for the last … Continue reading »

StrettonDale LJC to hear about Care Act at its next meeting on 12 February

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The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting planned for Thursday 12 February 2015 at Rushbury Village Hall at 7pm. The main item will be the Care Act, which comes into force in April and brings about changes to … Continue reading »

Providing better adult social care services while spending less

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Shropshire Council’s head of adult services, Stephen Chandler went on BBC Radio Shropshire yesterday morning (Thursday 29 January 2015) to talk about how the council is managing to provide better adult social care services while spending less. It followed a … Continue reading »

Ludlow Museum Resource Centre – update

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A decision to delay by six months the redundancy of one full-time post affected by the proposed changes at Ludlow Museum Resource Centre has today been made by Councillor Steve Charmley and Councillor Tina Woodward, respectively Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member … Continue reading »

History Makers: volunteers needed

30/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

History Makers is a project that was part funded by the Longden, Ford and Rea Valley Local Joint Committee (LJC) in 2014. Now fully established, the project aims to create a digital archive of interviews and memorabilia relating to World War … Continue reading »

Come celebrate with the shop on the corner that is ‘sew’ much more!

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After five years of trading, Corner Patch – the shop with a bright profile on the high street of Oswestry – proves how the lives of the people who work there can be transformed. Corner Patch Shop is supported by … Continue reading »

Connecting Shropshire phase 2 procurement underway with further funding confirmed

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In February 2014, Shropshire Council was allocated £11.38m as part of the Government’s commitment to improve broadband nationally and to provide access to superfast speeds for at least 90%* of premises in the Shropshire Council area by 2017. The funding was … Continue reading »

Blog – what happens to your recycling?

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Shropshire Council and our waste contractor Veolia collect thousands of tonnes of recycling every year and people often ask what happens to the material. As a signatory to the national End Destinations of Recycling Charter we’re keen to highlight what … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Lesley Talbot

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January challenge.  Today Lesley Talbot, sexual health programme lead at Shropshire Council, gives us her final update about her experience. Ok, now I know I am into full … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock and Shipton LJC hears about health measures and the redesign of Shropshire Council

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On 28 January 2015 over 40 local residents packed Priory Hall for the Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting.  They came to hear from local GPs about how they are keeping us healthy, and from Clive Wright, … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Clive Wright

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been issuing peoples experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Clive Wright, Chief Executive of Shropshire Council, gives us an update about his experiences. So we’re now in the last week of Dry January … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to celebrate National Libraries Day

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National Libraries Day takes place on Saturday 7 February 2015.  It’s an occasion to celebrate all that libraries do in the community, and for communities to show how much libraries mean to them. There are lots of things happening.  Shropshire … Continue reading »

Swimming pool options and new university to be discussed at Severn Loop Local Forum

28/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Next week’s Severn Loop Local Forum will receive a status report on the University Centre Shrewsbury, and an update on work to look at options for a new swimming pool for Shrewsbury. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, which … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury gunmaker aims for big increase in sales following support from the Eureka! Moment project

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A Shrewsbury-based bespoke gunmaker is hoping to double their sales thanks to support from the European funded Eureka! Moment project. Boxall and Edmiston engaged with the project last autumn as they were keen to expand into markets outside of the … Continue reading »

New flood partnership group announce £500,000 secured for Shifnal

28/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council, the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water, as well as a number of housing developers, have attended recent meetings with the new Shifnal Flood Partnership Group. The Group, set up and supported with the assistance of the National … Continue reading »

Much Wenlock doctors will tell how they keep us healthy

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Tonight’s Much Wenlock and Shipton Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting (Wednesday 28 January 2015) will discuss GP surgery capacity in the Much Wenlock area. Doctors from the Much Wenlock medical practice will be speaking. Councillor David Turner, chair of the LJC, said: … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Lesley Talbot and Maria Jones

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Lesley Talbot, Sexual Health Programme Lead and Maria Jones, Account Manager at ip&e Communications gives us an update about their experiences. Oh dear, curry and … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Jo Berry

27/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Jo Berry, Domestic Abuse Coordinator gives us an update about her experience. I survived my first Friday after work without a glass of red wine … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

26/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An artistic commission Moving Portraits will be on display for a day at Oswestry Library to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January 2015. Moving Portraits features … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Penny Bason

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Penny Bason, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator gives us an update about her experience.  While week one passed by with no real issue, this last week … Continue reading »

Have your say on traffic and youth issues in Broseley

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Residents of Broseley and Barrow are invited to the next Broseley and Barrow Local Joint Committee meeting to discuss traffic and highway matters in the Broseley and Barrow area and consider the loss of youth sessions in the town. Officers … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Clive Wright

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Clive Wright, Chief Executive, gives us an update about his experience. It was fascinating reading the blogs written by others also doing Dry January and … Continue reading »

Holocaust Memorial Day: Tuesday 27 January 2015

22/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, in a special tree planting ceremony with Mereside Primary School in Shrewsbury at noon on Tuesday 27th January 2015. The short ceremony will include candle lighting and a … Continue reading »

New ‘Forage and Feast’ series at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

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Among dozens of traditional rural courses offered by Acton Scott Historic Working Farm this year is a new series called “Forage and Feast”, led by expert forager Liz Knight. Liz, who hails from Herefordshire, has her own business making flavours … Continue reading »

Secrets of ancient Egypt revealed at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery opens the doors on its brand new blockbuster exhibition this weekend (Saturday 24 January 2015). Sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler, ‘Secret Egypt- Unravelling Truth from Myth’ is a touring exhibition organised by the Herbert Art Gallery … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council shortlisted for prestigious national award

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Shropshire Council’s Public Health curriculum work with primary schools has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Pamela Sheridan Award for innovation recognises pioneering approaches to relationships, sex and wellbeing education. Shropshire’s Respect Yourself Eat Better, Move More, Relationship … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Patricia Morris

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Patricia Morris, Help2Change Service Manager gives us an update about her experience. First Weekend. Friday night.  Curry with 12 rowdy friends, not quite the same … Continue reading »

Business as usual for Shropshire Council Customer Services in Shrewsbury

21/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Residents living in Shrewsbury and surrounding areas can be reassured that they are still able to access a wide range of council services at Guildhall in Frankwell. In the light of the recent news concerning the future for the Guildhall … Continue reading »

Working together to shape the Shropshire of tomorrow

21/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

This week, Shropshire Council, working with ip&e’s Business Design Team and business and public sector leaders, is starting to shape what its future could look like. The outcome of this will determine the future strategies and priorities for the medium … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Emma Peace

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Emma Peace, Help2Change Project Manager tells her experience. The first challenge for me was actually deciding to sign up to Dry January, this being mine … Continue reading »

Plans submitted to convert Guildhall into teaching and learning accommodation for University Centre Shrewsbury

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A planning application has been submitted that would enable Guildhall in Shrewsbury to be converted into teaching and learning accommodation for the new University Centre Shrewsbury. The ‘change of use’ application – submitted by the University of Chester – would see … Continue reading »

Reminder that it’s not too late to vaccinate

20/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire residents are being reminded that there’s still time to get their flu vaccination. With more cold weather predicted, Shropshire Council’s Public Health Team are urging people to contact their GP or pharmacist* if they think they, or someone they … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Gavin Hogarth

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today Gavin Hogarth, Drugs and Alcohol Team officer gives us an update about his experience. The last weekend brought on the first visit to the pub … Continue reading »

Council invites people along to its Shropshire Autism Hub

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Shropshire Council, along with its partner A4U, is inviting people to come along to its new, weekly Shropshire Autism Hub. Continue reading »

New affordable homes plan for Whitchurch submitted

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Shropshire Council and the Mercian Group have pooled resources to prepare land in Whitchurch to be used for 10 new affordable housing units to be built, it has been announced. The application, submitted by local developer Saxonby Group, would see … Continue reading »

Deputy Provost appointed for University Centre Shrewsbury

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The development of University Centre Shrewsbury is moving further forward with the appointment of a Deputy Provost. Paul Kirkbright has been chosen for this role on the leadership team for the University Centre. As a senior manager in higher education, … Continue reading »

Health teams in Shropshire are urging residents to keep warm and well this winter

16/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In response to the severe weather warnings for the coming week, health teams across Shropshire are urging residents to be prepared and take action to ensure they keep warm, safe and well. Severe cold weather can be dangerous, and keeping … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Maria Jones

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge.  Today, Maria Jones, Account Manager at ip&e Communications, talks about her experience.  So I’ve taken the plunge and joined fellow colleagues on the Dry January Challenge.  As … Continue reading »

Trees planted on Bridgnorth’s riverside as part of regeneration project

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Trees are being planted alongside the river Severn in Bridgnorth, as part of the town’s riverside regeneration project. Continue reading »

Connect-Create project launched for Armed Forces families

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News from our partners The Hive, Shrewsbury The Hive in Shrewsbury is delighted to announce that the organisation is in receipt of Armed Forces Community Covenant funding for “Connect-Create”,  a project working with Armed Forces families and their local communities … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 13 January 2015

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 13 January 2015. Lea Quarry, Wenlock Edge, Much Wenlock, TF13 6DG (124/02390/FUL) Erection of one low profile wind turbine.  Following the submission … Continue reading »

Secure Your Apprenticeship – spring 2015 events

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Young people living in Shropshire are encouraged to book early and get ready for employment at free apprenticeship events taking place during March 2015 throughout the county. County Training, part of Shropshire Council, is running a series of information and … Continue reading »

Regional Flood and Coastal Committee members continue to support flood alleviation work across Shropshire

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News from our partners Environment Agency Over £20 million of public investment has been pledged to reduce flood risk across the English Severn and Wye catchment over the next six years. On Tuesday 13 January 2015 members of the Environment Agency’s … Continue reading »

Cold weather alerts issued for West Midlands region by Public Health England

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News from our partners Public Health England  Warnings have been issued (Thursday 15 January 2015) across large parts of England, including the West Midlands region, after the Met Office forecast a spell of colder weather for the next few days. … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Jo Berry

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge.  Today, Jo Berry, Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator, talks about her experience. I haven’t had a drink since 29 December 2014.  I am finding Dry January very easy at … Continue reading »

Council raises concerns about impact of milk payment changes on county farmers

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The Leader of Shropshire Council is to write to Sir Jim Paice, chairman of First Milk, to express concern about the ‘devastating impact’ on Shropshire’s farmers of deferring payments for supplied of milk. Councillor Keith Barrow said: “Shropshire Council has … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Penny Bason

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge.  Today, Penny Bason, Health and Well-being Co-ordinator, talks about her experience. What a surprise, after the indulgences of Christmas and indeed New Year’s Eve, the first … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 20 January 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 20 January 2015 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see … Continue reading »

Broseley Primary recognised as one of most improved schools in the country

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Broseley CE Primary School has been recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country in terms of the attainment and progress of its disadvantaged pupils since 2011, and awarded prize money of £1,000. The prize was awarded … Continue reading »

Location identified for University Centre Shrewsbury student living accommodation

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Shropshire Council, the freehold owner of Mardol House in Shrewsbury, has submitted a planning application that would allow part of the building to be converted into living accommodation for students at the new University Centre Shrewsbury. Mardol House – which … Continue reading »

Reminder for residents to take part in countywide consultation on drugs and alcohol service

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People living in Shropshire still have time to have their say on proposals to change the way drug and alcohol services are delivered to better serve those who need them. The consultation is seeking the views of local residents on … Continue reading »

New family-friendly cycling sportive comes to Shropshire

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News from our partners Arts Alive This summer (2015) will see a new cycling sportive and day of bike-themed fun in the beautiful South Shropshire hills. On Sunday 28 June 2015 the village of Clun will be the base for the … Continue reading »

New Change4Life campaign encourages families in Shropshire to make Sugar Swaps 

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Shropshire Council is supporting the new Change4Life Sugar Swaps campaign by encouraging parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume. Continue reading »

Council proposes variation to hackney carriage and private hire licence fees

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Shropshire Council is proposing to vary its fees in relation to the licensing of hackney carriage proprietors and drivers and for private hire vehicles, operators and drivers. Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Charlotte Cadwallader

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge.  Today, Charlotte Cadwallader, Health & Well-being Officer, talks about her experience. I went to a friend’s birthday party in Leeds over the first weekend in January. … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council announces new youth services support partner

12/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

A partnership of Shropshire Youth Association (SYA) and Energize Shropshire Telford & Wrekin (STW) has been chosen by Shropshire Council as its preferred partner to offer support and training to voluntary sector organisations delivering youth activities in Shropshire from 1 … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – Patricia Thomas

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge.  Today, Patricia Thomas, Help2Change Service Manager, talks about her experience. We celebrated Christmas with much wine and merriment.  I invited all my close family and friends … Continue reading »

Shropshire Libraries to launch national dementia book collections

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Libraries in Shropshire are to hold a series of events to launch new collections of books for those living with dementia and their carers. The national Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia collections each contain around 30 titles including … Continue reading »

Theatre performance to be held at Severn Valley Country Park

09/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is happy to welcome the Rain or Shine Theatre Company to the Severn Valley Country Park with their production of Charles Dickens’ “Great Expectations” on Friday 23 January 2015. Dickens’ Victorian novel of wealth, poverty, love, rejection and … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on Tuesday 13 January

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

Blog: Dry January – Clive Wright

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Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today, Clive Wright, Chief Executive at Shropshire Council, talks about his experience. Well it’s nine days into Dry January and all is going well.  I’m not … Continue reading »

Beware of spreading the Norovirus

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

Stop the rot: new campaign highlights how cigarettes ‘rot’ the body from the inside

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News from our partners Public Health England (PHE) PHE has launched a powerful new campaign to highlight how smoking damages the body and causes a slow and steady decline in a process akin to rotting. Research reveals that poisons in … Continue reading »

New Change4Life campaign encourages families to make Sugar Swaps

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News from our partners Public Health England New data reveals almost 36% of children in their last year of primary school in the West Midlands region are already overweight or obese.  A new Change4Life campaign encourages parents to cut down … Continue reading »

Blog: Dry January – daily blogs

08/01/2015 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be issuing people’s experiences about their Dry January Challenge. Today, Gavin Hogarth, Drugs and Alcohol Team officer, talks about his experience so far. Well here we are, just over a week into Dry January 2015. … Continue reading »

County solicitors to sponsor “Secret Egypt” exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Lanyon Bowdler is to sponsor Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery’s next major exhibition “Secret Egypt – Unravelling Truth from Myth”. Continue reading »

Making it easier for carers to get Government help

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A new digital application system means that carers in Shropshire can now apply for their allowance at a time that suits them. The new online Carer’s Allowance application system was launched in December 2014, in a move that is already … Continue reading »

Councillor Martin Bennett to resign as a Shropshire Councillor and Oswestry Town Councillor

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Councillor Martin Bennett is to resign as a Shropshire Councillor and Oswestry Town Councillor after deciding to move to Warwick to live with and care for his sick mother, whose health has recently worsened. Continue reading »

Consumers warned about products using prohibited health claims

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Shropshire Council’s public protection officers are warning consumers tempted to buy ‘fatburning’ pills for their January diet resolutions not to be misled by illegal claims. An Internet test purchasing survey carried out by Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA) has … Continue reading »

Talks and courses bring Shropshire Museums and Archives collections to life 

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The learning team at Shropshire Museums and Archives has launched a new programme of adult course and talks this month (January 2015).  The courses are being held at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, and Shropshire Archives, and … Continue reading »

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

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Shropshire Council would like to take this opportunity to remind parents to apply for their child’s school place. The school admissions team ensure thousands of children start school each year.  Last year the team were able to place 95% of … Continue reading »

Community tree planting in Much Wenlock

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Much Wenlock Tree Forum will be planting trees at Cuan House Wildlife Centre on Saturday 10 January 2015 starting at 10am.  The aim of the tree planting exercise is to provide a hedgerow that will not only serve as shelter for … Continue reading »

Mysteries of bee-keeping revealed

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An evening talk to be held at the visitor centre of Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park on Thursday 15 January 2015 starting at 7.30pm will help answer any questions you may have about keeping bees. For a number of years, the … Continue reading »

Superfast broadband comes to Much Wenlock

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More than 1,000 further Shropshire homes and businesses can benefit from superfast speeds. Continue reading »

Oswestry residents benefit from Winter Warmer Packs donation

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Liberty Gas, who work in partnership with Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing, have donated 25 winter warmer packs to the Oswestry Food Bank. Continue reading »

Council awarded £25,000 to invest in homes to enable people to live as independently as possible

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Shropshire Council has been awarded £25,000 as part of the Department for Heath’s Transforming Care programme. The national programme, which follows findings of the Winterbourne View report, aims to ensure that when people are discharged from hospital they are appropriately … Continue reading »

Over 100 local people attend Helena Lane in Ludlow open day

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A recent open day held to showcase what Helena Lane in Ludlow has to offer local residents was a huge success. After the day was officially opened by the Mayor of Ludlow, over 100 people came through the doors to … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s councils raise planning concerns with Government Minister

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A meeting with Planning and Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, to raise concerns about the impact of national planning policies in Shropshire was ‘very constructive’, Shropshire Councillors have said. The meeting – held in Westminster on 17 December – was attended by … Continue reading »

Quit smoking for a healthier wallet this Christmas

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Shropshire’s Help2Quit team is encouraging smokers in Shropshire to give their wallet a break this Christmas and New Year by helping them to quit. As well as the many health benefits stopping smoking brings, the local stop smoking service also … Continue reading »

Public protection team warns about health risk from illegal fake vodka

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team is warning residents about the dangers of drinking illegal fake vodka containing screenwash concentrate, following the discovery of what is believed to be a large-scale bottling plant in Derbyshire. Derbyshire County Council officers found evidence … Continue reading »

Long-awaited Bridgnorth skatepark officially opened

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On Wednesday 17 December 2014 Bridgnorth Town Councillor Edward Marshall, Mayor of Bridgnorth, officially opened the long-awaited skatepark at Crown Meadow, Bridgnorth. Continue reading »

Blog: Keeping Shropshire moving this winter

22/12/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

There are hundreds of miles of roads in Shropshire and thousands of journeys to be made, so it’s important that we keep as many roads open as possible at all times. Throughout the year there’s a host of people working, … Continue reading »

Public protection team warns about dangerous chemicals in toy dolls

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News from our public protection partners in the West Midlands Public protection / trading standards officers from a number of councils across the West Midlands region are warning consumers about the potential dangers caused by some cheap plastic dolls.  Officers purchased … Continue reading »

Warning about purchase of Chinese lanterns over Christmas

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team is warning local traders and consumers to be cautious of purchasing Chinese lanterns from car boot sales and Internet sellers in the run up to Christmas. The products, which are known by a variety of … Continue reading »

Development of University Centre Shrewsbury living accommodation gets go-ahead from Council

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Shropshire councillors have approved proposals for the development of living accommodation for students at the new University Centre Shrewsbury. At a meeting of the full Shropshire Council yesterday (Thursday 18 December 2014), councillors agreed to delegate authority to the council’s … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury event held to show appreciation and look ahead to 2015

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A Christmas reception was held to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who is contributing to the development of University Centre Shrewsbury and look ahead to 2015. Representatives from Shropshire and further afield were invited to the event at Rowley’s House, … Continue reading »

Village downloads early Christmas present from Connecting Shropshire

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Adderley has received an early Christmas present from the Connecting Shropshire fibre broadband partnership, Continue reading »

Get your turkey ready for National Defrost Your Turkey Day  

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To help people stay safe during this festive season, Shropshire Council’s public protection team will be supporting the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on National Defrost Your Turkey Day on Monday 22 December 2014. This day will prompt Christmas cooks to … Continue reading »

Dry January 2015

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Shropshire Council’s public health team is encouraging people to take up next year’s “Dry January” challenge, to stay alcohol-free for the whole of January 2015. Organised by national charity Alcohol Concern, the Dry January campaign aims to highlight the benefits … Continue reading »

First tenants move into ‘new build’ homes in time for Christmas

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On Friday 12 December 2014, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing welcomed the first new tenants into their ‘new build’ affordable properties. Continue reading »

Health and Well-Being Board push forward opt-out system for organ donation in England

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Shropshire’s Health and Well-Being Board were today (Thursday 18 December 2014) given the green light to lobby the Government to consult with residents in England to determine their views on an opt-out system for organ donation. The recommendations, which were … Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury’s first research seminar held

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An insight into the role of universities in boosting entrepreneurship was shared by an academic at University Centre Shrewsbury’s first Research Seminar. Continue reading »

Leisure Services’ Community Activity Fund: applications open January 2015

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Applications for the new grant scheme, Community Activity Fund, will begin January 2015. The fund has been set up to assist with ideas which are for the sole purpose of benefitting children and/or young people during a school holiday period, … Continue reading »

Residents urged to take part in countywide consultation on drugs and alcohol service

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People living in Shropshire are being asked to have their say on proposals to change the way drug and alcohol services are delivered, to better serve those who need them. Continue reading »

Remember to check your bin collection day this Christmas

17/12/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners – Veolia With all the excitement and preparations for Christmas, the last thing you need to think about is when to put your bin out! Veolia have been delivering information reminders to all households across Shropshire and … Continue reading »

Changes to food labelling to make things clearer for consumers

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Shropshire Council’s public protection service is reminding that changes to food labelling came into effect last weekend. A new EU Commission Directive has brought into force the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (1169/2011EC), which came into force on Saturday 13 December 2014.  This … Continue reading »

Help the NHS in Shropshire this winter by choosing the right healthcare

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News from our partners: Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group Shropshire residents are being urged to help look after the NHS this winter by thinking carefully about whether they really need to visit A&E with minor illnesses and injuries. Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group … Continue reading »

Decisions made at Central planning committee on 11 December 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 11 December 2014. Proposed closure of New College Road, Shrewsbury, at Wenlock Road, Shrewsbury end. Decision:That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order and … Continue reading »

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

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Shropshire Council’s new take on its annual Local Account for 2013/14 entitled “Making it Real in Shropshire – our story so far” has been welcomed by Cabinet at their meeting last week (Wednesday 10 December 2014). A review of a … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council recognised with a prestigious award for Armed Forces support

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Shropshire Council was the recipient of the Ministry of Defence (MOD)’s Silver Employer Recognition Award, given to them by the MOD at a prestigious award ceremony recently held at RAF Cosford. The award was launched in July 2014 to acknowledge … Continue reading »

Boost for tourism in Shropshire as new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery impresses UK and overseas visitors

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More visitors are being attracted to Shrewsbury and Shropshire thanks to the opening of the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery in the former Music Hall, according to new figures released today by Shropshire Council. Latest visitor numbers show that … Continue reading »

Armed Forces Fan Park a huge success

12/12/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Loud trucks, exciting activities, football, and a helicopter delivering the match ball – topped off with a crucial Shrewsbury Town victory against Burton Albion – all ingredients for a fantastic day. With many supporters turning up early to meet members … Continue reading »

Two social workers celebrate after they complete their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment

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Two Shropshire Council social workers are celebrating after receiving an award for successfully completing their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). Continue reading »

Business grant helps Ludlow arts company attract new customers  

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A Ludlow-based arts company has improved its internal lighting and conditions to encourage a wider array of customers to use the building, thanks to a business grant from Shropshire Council. Appletree, based in Ludlow, offers an array of services including … Continue reading »

Families encouraged to contact infant cremations inquiry team

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Families who would like their individual cases to be considered as part of the independent inquiry into infant cremations at Emstrey crematorium in Shrewsbury are being asked to contact the inquiry team. And anyone who has any views, comments or questions about … Continue reading »

South Shropshire specialist food ingredient company expands thanks to support from Shropshire Council

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A south Shropshire company that develops, blends, packs and supplies confectionery, edible decorations and powder food ingredients to food manufacturers, wholesalers, foodservice and retail customers is growing and taking on more staff thanks to a business grant from Shropshire Council. … Continue reading »

Church Stretton School chosen to host special candle-lighting ceremony on Holocaust Memorial Day

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News from our partners South Shropshire Academy Trust A candle created by a world-renowned artist will be lit at Church Stretton School as part of a national initiative that sees 70 specially-designed candles at Holocaust Memorial Day events across the UK, … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Cabinet – 10 December 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 10 December 2014). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To find out more about what Cabinet is, what it does and who its … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 16 December 2014

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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 16 December 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the full … Continue reading »

Chairman appointed to lead independent inquiry into infant cremations

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An independent inquiry into infant cremations at Emstrey Crematorium in Shrewsbury is to begin this week (Wednesday 10 December 2014) following the appointment of a Chairman for the inquiry. The inquiry has been commissioned by Shropshire Council at the request … Continue reading »

Shortlist announced for first-ever Shropshire Teenage Book Award

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Seven books have been shortlisted for the first-ever Shropshire Teenage Book Award. Launched this year, the Award is organised by Shropshire Council’s schools library service, and voted for by pupils in Shropshire and Telford schools. Pupils in the county’s schools … Continue reading »

St John the Baptist CE Primary School in Ruyton-XI-Towns is removed from special measures

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Staff, students and governors at St John the Baptist CE Primary School in Ruyton-XI-Towns are celebrating after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate (HMI) removed the school from special measures after just nine months, and judged that provision is now ‘good’ in all … Continue reading »

Good Companions Lunch Club proves to be a success

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The first Good Companions Lunch Club, held recently at Helena Lane in Ludlow, has proved to be a huge success – with 11 people plus two of their carers enjoying socialising over a lovely cooked meal. The club meet is … Continue reading »

Committee to meet to revise the council’s licensing fees

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Shropshire Council’s Strategic Licensing Committee will meet on Wednesday 10 December to discuss proposals to revise the council’s licensing fees for 2015/16. The committee will hear details about the statutory fees that the council is required to charge for specific licences … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 11 December 2014

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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 11 December 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the full … Continue reading »

Church Stretton residents urged to take part in consultation for town’s library and its services

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Church Stretton residents are being encouraged to have their say on proposals for the town’s library and its services. The consultation follows an event held last month (November 2014) in the town, whereby residents were invited to express their views … Continue reading »

Shropshire successful in Government’s Transformation Challenge Award

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Shropshire Council, along with the Shropshire Association of Local Councils and Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly, have been successful in winning a share of the Government’s £89.4m Transformation Challenge Award. The partnership will receive a grant of £520,000 to … Continue reading »

Don’t ruin your Christmas: avoid fakes

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News from our partners Trading Standards Institute With Christmas spending in the UK set to reach £22billion this year, criminals will be on the prowl to take their share of the profits, cashing in on consumers looking out for good deals … Continue reading »

World War I art exhibition goes on display at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Artwork entitled “Wilfred Owen and other war poets” by students from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, working with renowned artist Carl Jaycock and students from colleges in Le Cateau in France and Walldorf in Germany, has gone on display at Shrewsbury … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 9 December 2014

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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 9 December 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To see the … Continue reading »

Ludlow Nut Company enjoys rapid expansion thanks to business grant

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The Ludlow Nut Company, based on the Ludlow Eco Park, is rapidly expanding, picking up larger contracts and moving into new market areas thanks to a grant from the Business Enterprise Fund. The Fund is European funding, that is administered … Continue reading »

Extra walk at Severn Valley Country Park due to popular demand

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Shropshire Council invites you to join the outdoor recreation service team and enjoy a seven and a half mile guided walk from Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley, passing Kingsnordley and Coton Hall, on Monday 8 December 2014, starting at … Continue reading »

People with medical conditions urged to get their free flu vaccine

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People with underlying medical conditions are being urged to take up their free flu vaccine to prevent them from the serious effects of flu. Although flu uptake figures* released last week show those under 65 with long-term health conditions in … Continue reading »

Walk-in Centre move will bring benefits for Shropshire patients and medics

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group Shropshire’s NHS Walk-in Centre will open in its new home for the first time on Monday 15 December 2014. The centre, which allows people to see a GP or nurse without an … Continue reading »

A Ludlow care home is praised by Eammon Holmes

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A Ludlow care home, Hendra House Residential Home, has received a surprise call from Eammon Holmes, congratulating the staff on the good work they’re doing. Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult services – transformation and safeguarding, said: “This … Continue reading »

Spot the scam, stop the scam: Age UK to benefit from items bought as part of a scam

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A victim of over 40 cruel postal scams has volunteered to donate the items she bought as part of this to local charity. Continue reading »

Health chiefs urge parents of young children to take up their free flu vaccine

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Health chiefs across Shropshire are urging parents of children between 2 and 4 years to take up the offer of the free flu vaccine. The callout comes following today’s announcement from the UK’s Chief Medical Officer urging parents to get … Continue reading »

Prosecution serves as a reminder to benefit claimants

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

Investing in homes to enable people to live as independently as possible

28/11/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council and The Development Trust, a national charity with strong links in the county, are continuing to invest in homes which enable vulnerable people to move back to Shropshire to be closer to their friends and families, and live … Continue reading »

The Gateway in Shrewsbury celebrates its 30th anniversary

27/11/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

On Friday 5 December 2014 the Gateway Education and Arts Centre in Shrewsbury will be celebrating 30 years of opening to the public. To mark the occasion Community Learning, which is part of Shropshire Council, has organised an open day to … Continue reading »

Essential repairs to Hayes Lane Bridge near Alberbury

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Hayes Lane Bridge will be restricted to traffic from Monday 8 December to Wednesday 24 December 2014, to enable essential repairs to be carried out to it. The bridge carries the unclassified road over a small tributary of the River … Continue reading »

Place Plan priorities up for review at Albrighton area LJC

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The next meeting of the Albrighton area Local Joint Committee (LJC) is on Wednesday 3 December 2014 at The Red House, High Street, Albrighton starting at 7pm. The main item up for discussion at this meeting will be the annual … Continue reading »

Shrophire men and young people urged to pledge their support to end domestic violence

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Men and young people across Shropshire are being urged to pledge their support to end domestic violence in the county by signing up to become White Ribbon ambassadors. Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 18 November 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 18 November 2014.   Proposed residential development land on both sides of Rush Lane, Market Drayton (14/04701/OUT)  Outline application (access for … Continue reading »

Speak to your councillors at the Shifnal and Sheriffhales LJC meeting on 2 December

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The next meeting of the Shifnal and Sheriffhales Local Joint Committee (LJC)  is on Tuesday 2 December 2014 at Shifnal Village Hall, Aston Street, Shifnal, TF11 8DW starting at 7pm. On the agenda will be an update on progress of the … Continue reading »

Celebrate with the Armed Forces at matchday fan park

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Saturday 29 November 2014 will see Shrewsbury Town FC take on Burton Albion FC in a League 2 clash that is about more than just football. The Armed Forces Community Covenant have teamed up with Shrewsbury Town FC to hold … Continue reading »

Kick it Out Cup 2014

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On Sunday 16 November 2014 Shropshire Council, the Shropshire FA and local voluntary organisation Fairness Respect Equality Shropshire (FRESh) partnership, organised the tenth annual Kick It Out Cup tournament at Shrewsbury Sports Village. The Kick It Out Cup has grown in … Continue reading »

WhatsApp a Shropshire councillor

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Shropshire Council is currently trialling the use of mobile messaging app WhatsApp to communicate with local people, in a different way. Now in its second week, the trial is going well.  So far, seven people have contacted the council via … Continue reading »

Is Craven Arms young at heart?

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People who live or work in Craven Arms can find out their heart age at a special event in the town on Tuesday 25 November 2014. Shropshire’s HeartAge event takes place from 12pm to 7pm at the Craven Arms Community … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury BID invites shoppers to “Let your Christmas story start here”

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News from our partners Shrewsbury Business Improvement District Shrewsbury’s first ever Christmas video, promoting the town and its unique offer, was unveiled by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) at the town’s Christmas Cracker event on Wednesday 19 November 2014. The film … Continue reading »

Spot the scam, stop the scam – council helps resident to stop sending money to scammers

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team have intervened to prevent a local resident from sending money to scammers. Continue reading »

Council leaders delighted with new owner of Dana prison in Shrewsbury

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Leaders of Shropshire Council today expressed their delight and support for the new owners of the Dana prison building in Shrewsbury. The announcement was made following the news of its sale to The Osborne Group today. The council has made … Continue reading »

Local partnership puts Community Chest grant to good use

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership have put the £350 Community Chest Fund grant they received from Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing to good use by brightening up part of the … Continue reading »

Care home back on track following safeguarding action

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Council officials have recently visited Hillcrest Manor care home, near Minsterley, to see the progress made since a major safeguarding intervention a year ago. Continue reading »

Blog: Ensuring our libraries remain at the heart of our communities

19/11/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Blog, by Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, libraries and culture I read with interest the concerns raised by world famous author Michael Morpurgo in 18 November’s Shropshire Star on the future of libraries in Shropshire. I absolutely … Continue reading »

Work of a wildlife group revealed at Severn Valley Country Park

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Natural history enthusiast Patrick Clement is visiting Shropshire Council’s Severn Valley Country Park to share his love of practical nature conservation.  Patrick will be giving a talk based on the conservation work of the Halesowen Wildlife Group. The talk will … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 13 November 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 13 November 2014.   Proposed development land east of Station Road, Condover, Shrewsbury (14/00335/OUT)  Outline application (access, layout and scale) for … Continue reading »

People urged to check their drinking habits as part of national campaign

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Shropshire’s Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) are encouraging people to check out their drinking habits as part this year’s National Alcohol Awareness Campaign launched on Monday 17 November 2014. DAAT, who are part of Shropshire Council’s public health team, … Continue reading »

Shropshire Council wins award for promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace

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Shropshire Council has been recognised for its work in promoting healthier lifestyles to staff at a recent awards ceremony. Continue reading »

Spot the scam, stop the scam

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Shropshire Council’s public protection team is launching a month-long campaign ‘spot the scam, stop the scam’ to raise awareness of a cruel crime that damages consumer confidence, and at worst, blights the lives of victims and their families. It follows … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 11 November 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 11 November 2014.   Land off Park View, Broseley (14/01125/OUT)  Outline application to include access and layout (scale, appearance and landscaping … Continue reading »

Friar’s Street in Bridgnorth to be closed to traffic during 27 November 2014

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Friar’s Street in Bridgnorth is to be closed to traffic for one day, Thursday 27 November 2014, between 9.30am and 4pm. The road closure is required to carry out a safety inspection of the rockface between two brick retaining walls, … Continue reading »

Council invites local people to see what’s on offer at Helena Lane in Ludlow

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Shropshire Council is inviting local people to come and see what is on offer at Helena Lane in Ludlow as part of a special Open Day on Friday 5 December 2014. The event, from 1pm until 4.30pm, will showcase the … Continue reading »

Bridgnorth riverside clearance work completed

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Intensive clearance work carried out on Bridgnorth’s riverside over the past four weeks has been completed, opening up the views and allowing access to residents and visitors alike. The work has been carried out as part of the Bridgnorth riverside … Continue reading »

Condover Parish Plan underway: questionnaire to follow a public meeting on Thursday evening

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Condover Parish Plan is underway, covering the main settlements of Condover, Dorrington, Stapleton, Ryton and many smaller outlying hamlets.  A Parish Plan is your chance to have your say about the community you live and work in. The newly-formed steering … Continue reading »

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

12/11/2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is offering shoppers in Shrewsbury free parking and free travel on the town’s Park & Ride on Wednesday nights in the run-up to Christmas – starting on Wednesday 19 November. Shrewsbury’s Christmas lights switch-on celebration on Wednesday 19 … Continue reading »

Sustrans Gold Award for a Shrewsbury school

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News from our partners Sustrans Suitably, in this week of remembrance, The Wilfred Owen School in Shrewsbury, named after the notable World War I Shropshire poet, will be receiving a much-coveted national award. The primary school has become the first … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 18 November 2014

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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 18 November 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Nature in the Sands of Eardington project receives funding boost

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Shropshire Council is today celebrating the news that it has received a £18,599 funding boost from SITA Trust for their project “Nature in the Sands of Eardington”. This project seeks to work with the newly-established Friends of Eardington Nature Reserve … Continue reading »

‘A Christmas Carol’ guided tours in Shrewsbury this December

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The 1984 film of “A Christmas Carol” was filmed on location in Shrewsbury 30 years ago.  For anyone who has enjoyed this version of the classic story, there is a chance to join A Christmas Carol guided tours in December. … Continue reading »

Bromford opens new supported housing development to help those with learning disabilities

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News from our partners Bromford (a social enterprise) People have already started to move into Normandy Place in Liverpool Road, Whitchurch, which has been designed and built by Bromford’s experienced construction team.  The scheme offers nine one-bedroom apartments and one … Continue reading »

Acton Scott Farm featured on BBC1’s Countryfile

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Cameras rolled at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm during half-term week, as BBC1’s Countryfile paid a visit to focus on crafts in the countryside. Continue reading »

Planning to be discussed at Craven Arms and rural LJC meeting

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The Craven Arms and rural Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an interesting meeting coming up on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at Onibury Village Hall at 7pm. The main topic for discussion will be planning.  Shropshire Council’s planning services manager will … Continue reading »

Hospital provision and faster broadband to be discussed at Wem and Shawbury LJC meeting

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Residents are encouraged to attend an important meeting of the Wem and Shawbury area Local Joint Committee (LJC) on Thursday 20 November 2014 at Edinburgh House, Wem at 7pm. There will be a presentation on NHS Future Fit, the programme looking … Continue reading »

Wenlock History Day will showcase town’s archives

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Saturday 22 November 2014 sees an event taking place in Much Wenlock which celebrates an important body of local historical material being made available to the public. Wenlock History Day is being presented by the Friends of Shropshire Archives in … Continue reading »

Discover Secret Egypt at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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A new exhibition coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery next year (24 January to 26 April 2015) will invite visitors to re-examine their perceptions of ancient Egypt and challenge some of the enduring myths that surround this fascinating and … Continue reading »

Invitation to Telford & Wrekin Council leader to meet with Housing Minister

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Shropshire Council’s Leader Keith Barrow has invited the leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Kuldip Sahota to join his representatives when they meet with Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis MP, on Tuesday 16 December 2014. It follows a request by Kuldip … Continue reading »

Council to trial the use of WhatsApp

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Shropshire Council is to trial the use of mobile messaging app WhatsApp to communicate with local people, following the huge success of its twitter account, which the council started to use as one of its main communications channels in 2013. … Continue reading »

Council backs new asbestos awareness campaign

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Shropshire Council’s public protection service is backing a new asbestos awareness campaign launched in October 2014, and is joining organisations across the county to share its safety message with tradespeople, trainees and its own workforce. As part of the campaign, … Continue reading »

“Secure Your Apprenticeship” event – back by popular demand

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A popular apprenticeship event, run by Shropshire Council’s County Training, will be taking place again later this month, due to popular demand. The training provider is running another of its “Secure Your Apprenticeship” events on Tuesday 18 November 2014 at Theatre … Continue reading »

Flower-planting event captures the imagination

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News from our partners Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing have awarded a grant of £350 of their Community Chest Fund to support an exciting initiative to invest in and improve planting schemes to brighten up … Continue reading »

Applications going to Central planning committee on 13 November 2014

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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 13 November 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

New way to book non-emergency patient transport

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News from our partners Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group Saturday 1 November 2014 saw a new telephone number become available to book non-emergency patient transport for eligible patients in Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin. The number can be used by clinics, … Continue reading »

Kick It Out tickets competition winner announced

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Shropshire FA offered schoolpupils the chance to win two tickets to the England v Slovenia Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on Saturday 15 November 2014. Continue reading »

Shropshire residents encouraged to get vaccinated against seasonal flu

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For many people the flu will not be a full-blown health crisis, but it will be a burden on daily life.  The flu often leaves individuals bedridden and unwell for around a week. However, for the older population, people with … Continue reading »

Free NHS flu vaccinations being offered in pharmacies

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News from our partners NHS England – Shropshire and Staffordshire area team Shropshire and Telford residents in at-risk groups are now able to get their free NHS flu jab in pharmacies for the first time. GPs currently offer free seasonal … Continue reading »

Good neighbours stop rogue traders

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News from our partners Trading Standards Institute (TSI) National Consumer Week 2014 runs until the end of this week (8 November). This year’s theme is doorstep crime, with a focus on encouraging friends, neighbours and carers to intervene when they … Continue reading »

‘De-stress day’ for young people in Shrewsbury this Saturday

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Shropshire’s MYPs (Members of Youth Parliament) have organised a ‘de-stress day’ for young people on Saturday 8 November 2014, as stress was identified as a major concern among young people. Running between 11am and 3pm at the Grange Youth Centre, … Continue reading »

Applications going to South planning committee on 11 November 2014

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

Over 23,000 quit for Stoptober across West Midlands as smoking rates reach an all-time low

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News from our partners Public Health England Over 23,000 smokers across the West Midlands stubbed out their cigarettes this month for Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England. T hey joined over 250,000 people around the country … Continue reading »

Illustrated talk about wildlife at Severn Valley Country Park on 13 November

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Shropshire birder Jim Almond is visiting Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley to give an illustrated talk about the varied wildlife around Shropshire.  The talk is on Thursday 13 November 2014 from 7.30pm to 9pm. The talk looks at the … Continue reading »

Health care provision on agenda at Loton and Tern LJC meeting on 6 November

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The next meeting of the Loton and Tern LJC (Local Joint Committee) is on Thursday 6 November 2014 at 7.30pm at Astley Village Hall, where the public can hear more about the latest news on hospital and health care changes … Continue reading »

Church Stretton library building on the agenda at LJC meeting 6 November

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The StrettonDale Local Joint Committee (LJC) has an important meeting planned for Thursday 6 November 2014 at the Silvester Horne Institute in Church Stretton at 7pm. The main item will be the proposals for the future delivery of services currently … Continue reading »

Decision to defer made at special North planning committee on 24 October 2014

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The following decision was made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its special meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Friday 24 October 2014. Land North West Brooklands Farm, Dudleston, Ellesmere, Shropshire – 14/02730/MAW   Temporary operation for exploratory borehole and associated … Continue reading »

County Cup final sees intense final showdown

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News from our partners There was intense competition at the Shropshire Boccia Final this morning, a game similar to bowls or pétanque. Six teams had made it through from the Area Heats in Ludlow, Oswestry & Shrewsbury to compete for … Continue reading »

Meole Brace Park & Ride open late tonight for cup clash

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Shropshire Council have confirmed that Meole Brace Park & Ride will be open late tonight for supporters attending the big Capital One Cup tie at the Greenhous Meadow. Leader of Shropshire Council, Keith Barrow, welcomed the agreement with the club, … Continue reading »

The Mere officially unveils the Green Flag

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On Thursday 30 October, the Mere at Ellesmere saw the unveiling of the Green Flag to celebrate being awarded the prestigious status. Continue reading »

The face of Shrewsbury’s trade

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A fascinating website bringing together the best of the old and new of Shrewsbury’s outstanding shopping experience has been launched. The website, www.thefaceofshrewsburystrade.org.uk, is the result of a collaboration between artist Paola Alessandri-Gray and Shropshire Council’s Shropshire Archives service which brings … Continue reading »

Cross Border Health Arrangements – Have your say

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News from our partners The Welsh Affairs Committee are inviting people to have their say and share their experiences of cross border health care between England and Wales. The Committee would like to hear from anyone who lives in England … Continue reading »

Woodhouse Farm Bridge to close for essential repairs

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Woodhouse Farm Bridge, which carries the Stoke-on-Tern to Ollerton road, is to be closed to traffic for five days, to enable repairs to be carried out to the damaged parapet. Unfortunately, due to the narrow nature of the road over … Continue reading »

Road users urged to take care as darker nights draw in

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News from our partners Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia and Warwickshire is reminding all road users to take extra care on the roads as the evenings draw in and the … Continue reading »

Glazeley Bridge embankment stabilisation

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Embankment stabilisation work at Glazeley Bridge, which carries the B4363 road over the Borle Brook, is scheduled to start in November 2014. The verge has been washed out leaving large voids beneath the existing safety barrier.  The work will involve … Continue reading »

Big contract won by local partnership Community Advice and Advocacy Network

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News from our partners Community Advice and Advocacy Network A partnership of seven Shropshire-based organisations won the Shropshire Council contract for “Information, advice and advocacy services for adults”. The organisations already have a good track record in meeting the needs … Continue reading »

Decisions made by North planning committee on 21 October 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 21 October 2014.   Land off Bearstone Road, Norton In Hales, Market Drayton (14/00790/OUT)  Outline application for the erection of fourteen … Continue reading »

Schoolpupils to meet talking, rapping, recycling robot

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Schoolpupils across Shropshire will get the chance to meet a talking, rapping robot next month – and learn about reducing, recycling and reusing waste at the same time. Recycler the robot will be visting ten primary schools across the county … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Central planning committee on 16 October 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 16 October 2014.   Development management report to consider planning applications Subject to S106 resolution having regard to the Council’s published … Continue reading »

Are you aware of the Shropshire Compact?

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Compact Week 2014 is running from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November 2014. Compact Week is an annual celebration which takes place across England to promote and recognise the Compact – the longstanding agreement that sets out shared commitments and … Continue reading »

Local project shortlisted for National Compact Award

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A local project is shortlisted for the National Compact Engagement Award at The National Compact Awards, which celebrate excellence in working partnerships between the voluntary sector and the public sector. This year the Compact Awards celebration takes place on Wednesday … Continue reading »

Friar’s Street in Bridgnorth to close for one day

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Friar’s Street in Bridgnorth is to be closed to traffic for one day, Monday 3 November 2014, between 9.30am and 4pm. The road closure is required to carry out a safety inspection of the rockface between two brick retaining walls, … Continue reading »

Church Stretton residents invited to find out proposals for town’s library and its services

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Residents in Church Stretton are invited to come along to a ‘drop in’ event on Thursday 6 November 2014 at the Silvester Horne Institute to find out about the proposals for Shropshire Council services currently housed in the Church Stretton … Continue reading »

Anti-social behaviour reforms give victims greater say in way their reports of ASB are dealt with

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On Monday 20 October 2014, the way the police, councils and housing associations deal with anti-social behaviour (ASB) changed.  The Government has undertaken a review of ASB powers, and has introduced legislation that will simplify the process whereby action can … Continue reading »

Shropshire Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly showcase event

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Fifty of Shropshire’s voluntary organisations will come together on Tuesday 25 November 2014 to showcase their services and the support they offer to local people. The Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly (VCSA) showcase event will be held at the Council Chamber, … Continue reading »

Decisions made by South planning committee on 14 October 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 14 October 2014. Land south of Woodbatch Road, Bishop’s Castle (14/00885/OUT)  Outline application for mixed residential development and formation of a … Continue reading »

Market Drayton store has premises licence revoked following illicit sales of tobacco

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The premises licence which permits the sale of alcohol by the “Magdalenka” store on Shropshire Street, Market Drayton, has today been revoked by Shropshire Council’s licensing committee. It follows the prosecution two weeks ago of shopkeeper Elina Pole, by Shropshire … Continue reading »

Chance to open the Cabinet of Curiosity at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

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Visitors to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are invited to look for hidden treasures inside a “Cabinet of Curiosity” until 28 February 2015. Continue reading »

Shropshire Council worker to donate £1,000 prize money to Prostate Cancer charity

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A Shropshire Council manager is to donate £1,000 towards the Prostate Cancer UK charity, having won the money in a special prize draw. Continue reading »

University Centre Shrewsbury welcomes its first students

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The first students have embarked on courses at Shropshire’s new University Centre and are benefitting from the expertise of both academics and industry professionals. Continue reading »

Love Your Bike Month rolls on throughout Shropshire this October

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As we enter the second half of October, Shropshire’s fifth annual Love Your Bike Month continues at pace. There are still lots of great free activities coming up in the second half of the month to help Shropshire residents have … Continue reading »

New Shropshire Council Mobile Library will begin the rounds next week

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Shropshire Council has just taken delivery of a new Mobile Library which replaces the existing vehicle whose lease has expired. The mobile library will be serving communities in North Shropshire. The new Mobile Library, the first designed by Mellors, will … Continue reading »

Oswestry Library and Community Hub – Update

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The consultation results of the proposed hub development at Oswestry Library are now on display in both the library and community hub. This forms part of Shropshire Council’s continuing efforts to look finding creative and cost effective ways to ensure … Continue reading »

Health Champion’s new Saturday morning exercise event begins this weekend

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Ben Sutton Jones, a Shropshire Health Champion born with cerebral palsy, will proudly launch his very own Saturday morning exercise project this weekend in the Dingle. A (hopefully) bright and early start of 8.45 will see the inaugural Disability Action … Continue reading »

Application going to special North planning committee meeting on 24 October 2014

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The following planning application will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at a special meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Friday 24 October 2014 at 2.30pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. … Continue reading »

New piece of artwork for Battlefield in Shrewsbury

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News from our partners Veolia Veolia, the waste contractors for Shropshire Council, have today put out a call for local artists to submit plans for a new piece of art as part of a Public Art Scheme. The purpose of … Continue reading »

Decisions made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet – Wednesday 15 October 2014

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The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 15 October 2014). To see the full agenda for the meeting, click here. To find out more about what Cabinet is, what it does and who … Continue reading »

Ivy House Bridge to close for essential repairs

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Ivy House Bridge, which carries the Pentre to Pen-y-Bryn road, is to be closed to traffic on Monday 27 October 2014 for up to a week to enable repairs to be carried out to it. The work will involve general … Continue reading »

Malehurst No 1 Bridge to close for essential repairs

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Malehurst No 1 Bridge, which carries the Malehurst to Asterley Road, is to be closed to traffic for three days between the hours of 8am and 4pm from Monday 27 October 2014 to Wednesday 29 October 2014, to enable repairs … Continue reading »

Applications going to North planning committee on 21 October 2014

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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 21 October 2014 at 2pm. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.  To … Continue reading »

Be Clear on Cancer campaign aims to increase early diagnoses and save lives in the West Midlands

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News from our partners Public Health England Around 1,770 people in the West Midlands region are diagnosed with either bladder or kidney cancer every year (17,560 in England), with around 820 people dying from these diseases annually (7,860 nationally).  More … Continue reading »

Shrewsbury Museum to host performance by internationally-renowned musicians and artists

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Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery will host Field Notes, a performance by leading composer Howard Skempton and renowned artist Matthew Harris on Friday 24 October at 7.30pm. The evening will include performances by world-class musicians of Skempton’s new piece ‘Field … Continue reading »

Beambridge Bridge to close for essential repairs

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Beambridge Bridge, which carries the Aston on Clun to Beambridge road over the River Clun, is to be closed to traffic on Monday 27 October 2014 for up to two weeks to enable repairs to be carried out to it. … Continue reading »

Blog: Assistive technology and Adult Social Care

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Blog Andy Begley, Head of Adult Social Care Operations at Shropshire Council, writes about using assistive technology to support people in Shropshire to live more safely and independently. On 17 September Shropshire Council formally launched its partnership with the Tunstall … Continue reading »

October half-term events at Severn Valley Country Park

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Shropshire Council’s rangers at Severn Valley Country Park in Alveley are gearing up for a spooky, fun-filled week during October 2014 half term. There are a full range of events which offer something for everyone.  The tea shop and visitor … Continue reading »

Learn about the consultation on a new swimming pool for Shrewsbury

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The next Severn Loop Local Forum will receive an update on work to look at options for a new swimming pool for Shrewsbury; a presentation on the Our Place programme; updates on local policing issues; and discussion on the Future … Continue reading »