The old Bog School Celebrated 20 years as a visitors centre last week with a commemorative event which drew over 60 people from right across the community.
Heather Kidd said:"The Bog Centre is a big draw for walkers, cyclists and ordinary visitors to this area and has highly praised on trip advisor. Local people drop in for a cup of tea too. The volunteers who run the Centre have done a terrific job over the years putting us on the tourist map."
The Centre building will shortly be transferred to to to the Bog Centre Volunteers who are now set up as Community Interest Company (CIC). They will then have the ability to run the Centre for the next 25 years! The lease should be transferred on Wednesday (27th July).
Residents, children and parents in Chirbury were celebrating this week the reopening of one of the oldest school buildings still in use in the UK
Local Councillor Heather Kidd said "This house was built in 1675 and is a grade two listed building. Part of the premises was a dwelling until some years ago when the Edward Lewis Trust, who own the building, let it in its entirety to Chirbury Primary School. Since then a great deal has been done by volunteers and local contractors to bring the building back into full use whilst keeping its unique character.
At last! I now have a date for the works to be completed on the road in Stiperstones. It has taken ages to get Ringway to discuss the work and a lot for persistent nagging. I had the following email today,
The works will primarily consist of the installation of 2 more road gullies at the identified low spots/ ponding areas, a kerb and roll over with associated works to prevent water entering the private property of the bungalow to the south of the site, as highlighted by the resident.
Shropshire Council is to urgently write to the Counties MPs in an attempt to influence a Government imitative that could lead to the closure of many rural pharmacies across the County.
Heather explained: "The Government has indicated that it will press ahead with its proposals to cut the grant paid to pharmacies for providing a public service. This will impact hugely on rural pharmacies which are dependent on the grant to survive.*.
The elections on May 5th have some good news for us all. We are back to winning in Council elections!!! We have taken more seats than any other Party and are the only Party to take control of a Council - Watford. See table below.
Scotland shows we can take seats from the SNP, here in England good candidates and hard work are now paying off again and sadly in Wales only Kirsty Williams held and improved her majority. The other 4 seats were all Regional list seats and there was little targeting to keep the list vote up and 4 good Assembly Members lost their seats to UKIP.
The Governments climb down on forcing every school to become academies has been greeted with delight by Councillors in the rural West of the County.
Cllr Nigel Hartin (Clun Division, said; "The announcement in the Budget about academies would have had a huge impact on our schools. The Government stated that no school of 70 pupils or was viable as an academy would have put at risk almost every primary school in South West Shropshire .
Heather is making an urgent plea to Telford and Wrekin Council to urgently upgrade signs to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford following an emergency involving her daughter on Wednesday (27th).
Heather explained: "My eldest daughter was rushed to the Consultant Maternity Unit at the Princess Royal on Wednesday - from Welshpool Hospital- after complications with the birth of her son. The ambulance team were excellent and got her to Telford in less than 40 minutes however the rest of us were left wandering round Telford roundabouts due to the poor directional signs to the hospital.