Category Archives: My area

Majority of Shropshire pupils going to preferred primary schools

April 16, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Whitchurch Library to be closed during next week

April 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Further underage sales of alcohol to children uncovered

April 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Cashless payments now available in some Shrewsbury car parks

April 15, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Electoral history to be made in Much Wenlock

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Ladies rounders in Oswestry

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Scheme to help people with learning disabilities find work is celebrated

April 14, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Rogue traders targeted by national week of action

April 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Changes to waste and recycling collections over Easter

April 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Shropshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

April 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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