Category Archives: Blog

Blog: World Social Work Day – a social worker’s story

20/03/2018 / Leave a comment / Permalink
Tanya Miles, Shropshire Council's head of adult social care

In recognition of World Social Work Day we are sharing stories from our social work teams. In this blog Tanya Miles, head … Continue reading »

Blog: Keep calm and carry on caring

15/12/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

One of our adult social care managers, Ann Ashley from START, stops for a brief moment to reflect on the past week:- … Continue reading »

Blog: In the Hands of Boys – Close the curtains for me

31/10/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink
An image of a painting of Wilfred Owen produced by artist Anthony Brown. Wilfred Owen's poems form part of the In the Hands of Boys project.

‘Close the curtains for me’ by Jean Atkin It’s Tuesday, so it must be Cheswardine Primary, and my second day with Shropshire … Continue reading »

How we inspect and maintain Shropshire’s traffic lights and signals

08/03/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

In Shropshire, as elsewhere, the volume of traffic continues to grow and it has become increasingly important to provide a safe environment … Continue reading »

How we identify and treat potholes on Shropshire’s roads

28/02/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council has responsibility for the maintenance and repair of the public highway, including potholes. In this blog, and in the video … Continue reading »

How we protect Shropshire’s roads from flooding

21/02/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Drainage systems are a very important feature of the road network. As well as being crucial for the safety of our roads … Continue reading »

How we inspect and maintain Shropshire’s bridges

14/02/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council is responsible for wide range of structures. In this blog, and in the video below, we look at the work … Continue reading »

How we inspect and maintain Shropshire’s street lights

07/02/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

There are approximately 6.5 million lighting columns in public ownership in the UK, and of this number Shropshire Council is responsible for … Continue reading »

How and why we resurface Shropshire’s roads

31/01/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council spends around £9 million each year on resurfacing and surface dressing the county’s roads, ranging from unclassified rural roads to … Continue reading »

How we maintain and grit Shropshire’s roads in winter

24/01/2017 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Every year, when the wintry weather arrives, Shropshire Council and our partners go out to grit the county’s roads — keeping the … Continue reading »