Category Archives: My area

Rogue traders targeted by national week of action

April 11, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Changes to waste and recycling collections over Easter

April 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Shropshire Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

April 10, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

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

Decisions made by North planning committee – 8 April 2014

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 8 April 2014. Refuse tip, Maesbury Road Industrial Estate, Maesbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire (14/00369/COU) Change of use from refuse tip to sale … Continue reading »

Oswestry Library and Booka Bookshop collaboration has many benefits

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

An article in “The Bookseller” on 21 March 2014, headlined “BA urges libraries ‘not to compete’ with bookshops”, touches on what is happening successfully in Oswestry already; an ongoing and beneficial spirit of collaboration existing between Shropshire Council’s Oswestry Library and Booka … Continue reading »

Easter holiday fun at Severn Valley Country Park

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Council invites you to join the outdoor recreation service and discover Severn Valley Country Park this Easter.  The service is offering a number of events to keep children occupied over the holidays.: Saturday 12 April 2014 – Sunday 27 April 2014 … Continue reading »

Wilfred Owen School scoots to success

April 9, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Wilfred Owen School in Shrewsbury took part in a Sustrans Bike Count competition during February 2014 and are now the proud owners of a Scooter Pod! Scooter and Cycle pods are made from recycled products and can store up to … Continue reading »

Central planning committee decisions – 3 April 2014

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 3 April 2014. Residential development site land off Falkland Road, Dorrington, Shrewsbury (13/02776/OUT) Outline application for the erection of 19 dwellings to … Continue reading »

New opening hours for Shropshire Archives

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

Shropshire Archives will have new opening hours from Wednesday 16 April 2014, to ensure the service can be maintained amid funding pressures and reduced staffing numbers. The way in which people use the archive service is also changing, with fewer … Continue reading »

Shropshire’s voluntary organisations and local businesses confirm new working relationship

April 7, 2014 / Leave a comment / Permalink

News from our partners Voluntary and Community Sector Assembly The key role of the voluntary and community sector in the social and economic future of the region has been officially recognised by the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (MLEP). A Memorandum … Continue reading »