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  • Why are you IN?
    Article: Apr 24, 2014

    Today, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' 2014 European election campaign. The launch took place in Colchester at a rally with activists and supporters, followed by a public town hall-style Q&A session hosted by Heart FM.

    Speaking at the launch event, Nick Clegg said:

  • Article: Apr 20, 2014

    Anger at Crass Complaints Management by Mobile Network Operator

    Local residentswere astonished to hear this week that the reason their mobile phone is so poor is that they are not covered by the EE phone network - one of the UK's major phone networks.

    Residents have been complaining for some time about the decline in the quality of mobile reception and local councillors have been running a petition calling for action from EE - a major provider for the BC area.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Dear All

    Some of you have already heard that the application for 25 houses next to Millfield House, Worthen is to go to Shropshire's Planning Committee on 29th April.

    I have applied to join the committee so that I can take part in the debate on it.

    If you wish to speak, please let, Linda Jeavons, planning committee services know. See details below.

  • Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Dear All

    Many of you have children, Grandchildren or nieces and nephews who will go into 6th form College or take up other training over the next few years. This is now compulsory for up to 17 year olds and will increase to all 18 year olds soon. Shropshire Council is now consulting on nearly doubling the charges for travel to school to nearly £900 per year. (See below)

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    Article: Apr 17, 2014

    Dear All,

    Mobile Reception: My fellow councillor Charlotte Barnes and myself have been receiving more and more complaints about the standard of mobile phone reception as of late, particularly with the EE (formerly Orange) network.

    I've been told that they have downgraded their local mast leading to a serious decline in reception for many. Although EE have denied this, it chimes with what we are experiencing. I know we live in a hilly part of the world but there has been a marked change for the worse since EE took over from Orange a few months ago. I have noticed blind spots in the coverage where there were none and phones repeatedly failing to connect even where the handset says there is full (four or five bar) cover.

  • Article: Apr 14, 2014

    Parents and councillors in rural Shropshire have responded with anger and dismay to the council's announcement that they are consulting on charging parents nearly £900 a year for each child attending 6th form for transport .

    Heather said "This is effectively another tax hike which falls disproportionately on families in rural areas and those of limited means. Only a small number of parents in Shrewsbury will have to pay this whereas in my ward a huge proportion will. What is even more unfair is that many Shrewsbury pupils will be able to use their passes at anytime. Not so those in my Division who will only be ably to use certain buses."

  • Article: Apr 6, 2014


    Councillors in the West of the County are urging Shropshire Council to review their policy on closing Day Care Centres for the elderly and vulnerable following a stinging rebuke from the Court of Appeal last week.

    The Council were taken to court for failing to consult on the closure of Hartley's Day Centre (for people with learning disabilities) in Shrewsbury. The ruling could also have implications for other day centres covering Bishops Castle, Chirbury and Worthen.

  • Article: Apr 2, 2014


    Please print out, complete and return to:Cllr. Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury SY15 6BH

    1. How many people live in your household and what age are they?

    Male 0 - 15 years

    Female 0 - 15 years

    Male 16 - 24 years

    Female 16 - 24 years

    Male 25 - 44 years

    Female 25 - 44 years

    Male 45 - 59 years

    Female 45 - 59 years

    Male 60 - 74 years

    Female 60 - 74 years

    Male 75 or over

    Female 75 or over

    2. Have any members of your household left the Parish in the last five years?


    Lack of affordable housing


    Other (including death, marriage and university)

    3. Does any member of your family / household need accommodation in the Parish now?



    4. Will any member of your family / household need accommodation in the Parish in the next five years?



    No response

    5. Would you like to see more housing in the Parish which is affordable to local people?



    Don't mind

    No response

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    Article: Mar 28, 2014

    The Federation of Chirbury and Stiperstones Church of England Primary Schools has chosen Sue Cooke (seated centre), the current Site Head at Stiperstones, to take over when the current head Tim Roberts retires in July after 28 years of service at Chirbury.

    The Federation of Chirbury and Stiperstones was formed 3 years ago and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Both schools have had good OFTSED and excellent Church Inspection results. Chirbury currently has 59 pupils and Stiperstones 38 (up from 26).

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    Article: Mar 28, 2014

    Young people in the Bishops Castle Area have launched a campaign to save their youth club in the face of threatened council cutbacks.

    They have written to the Leader of Council and Philip Dunne MP. In the letter they argue:

    " We are writing to you as the Youth group from Bishops Castle who are fighting to save our Youth Office from closing the one night a week it operates. This provides the only Youth facility that Shropshire Council operates within the catchment area of this Secondary School which covers roughly 300 square miles and overall from the consultation document Shropshire Council the axe has seemed to hit the rural areas of the County the hardest."