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Chirbury and Worthen Division

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  • Article: Aug 22, 2014
    Dear Editor
    Having been involved in the hospital/ health debate for several years I am still greatly concerned that services will be designed for the health service and not for the people using them.
    Most people will understand that our health service is under stress with increased numbers of people using it, drugs and technology costing more and advancing at a rapid rate. What the health service will need to do is fundamentally understand nature of communities, deprived people, the problems of rural transport and access.
  • Article: Aug 22, 2014
    A complaint against the mobile operator EE by Shropshire residents complaining about the standard of their service has been upheld - at least in part!
    Heather Kidd said "We have had a mammoth struggle even getting EE to talk about the poor quality of their service in Western Shropshire. They either give customers lame excuses or simply dont reply to their letters, texts or e-mails. As Councillors elected to represent our communities, Charlotte Barnes, Nigel Hartin and myself have simply been ignored"
  • Article: Aug 15, 2014
    This week I had an interesting if not very helpful meeting with BT and a Council officer from 'Connecting Shropshire' about Broadband in Snailbeach and Stiperstones.
    We were told that the 'Openreach Line Checker' (which indicating speeds people were receiving in our area) was faulty and would be overhauled to give the correct speeds. They thought it unlikely that any properties in Stiperstones were receiving superfast speeds, these being only guaranteed for 1.2 kilometres from the new cabinet in Snailbeach.
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    Article: Aug 11, 2014

    The road at Crowsnest will be closed for a maximum of 3 days (probably only one) from Tuesday August 26th as Severn Trent replace a hydrant in the middle of the road. Heather will be pushing them to get the job done as rapidly as possible.

  • Victory 2013
    Article: Aug 10, 2014

    Dear Editor

    Most of us use mobile phones these days, for business, pleasure and essential contact. The best signal in South West Shropshire has always been Orange. This is why so many of us use their network - now delivered by EE.

    Several months ago I noticed that my signal was weaker, cut off more often and often told me I had a signal but I could not ring out. My family and friends all noticed the same thing. I was then being told by people from all over my Division of Chi bury and Worthen that they had problems too. Cllrs Charlotte Barnes and Nigel Hartin found the same across Bishops Castle and Clun Divisions.

  • Article: Aug 9, 2014

    Heather Kidd has tackled Graham Dalton, Chief Executive of the Highways Agency in England over the failure to make progress in upgrading the 483 between Welshpool and Oswestry.

    Heather said "The A483 is a key arterial road for us living on the Powys/ Shropshire border. Not only does it connect us with Oswestry and Wrexham but with other destinations further afield like Chester and Manchester Airport. Its been pretty clear that the lack of progress in upgrading the road is due to a lack of co-operation between the Highways Agency and its Welsh opposite number the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency*."

  • Article: Jul 27, 2014
    The 'South West Shropshire *Local Joint Committee' that brings together town and parish councils in the Clun, Bishops Castle and Chirbury areas are asking the mobile operator EE to come to their next meeting to answer the mass of complaints they have been receiving from residents about the decline in the coverage of the EE network across the area.
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    Article: Jul 18, 2014


    Brockton: Cock Inn 6.30 7.30pm Tuesday 29th July.

    Chirbury: Chirbury Shop: 10.00 - 11.00am Saturday 2nd August.

    Bentlawnt: Stables Inn 7.00 - 8.00 pm Monday 4th August

    Blue Bell Inn 7.00 - 8.00pm Thursday 7th August.

    Stiperstones: Stiperstones Inn 7.00 - 8.00pm Monday 11th August.

    Marton: Sun Inn, 7.00 - 8.00pm Thursday 14th August

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    Article: Jul 18, 2014

    The original school building in Chirbury built in 1675 will now be brought back into use .

    Chair of Governors Heather Kidd said "This building was purpose built as a school complete with school masters accommodation and is a Grade 2 listed building. For most of the past 50 years though it has mainly been a private residence*. However having reached an agreement with the Trustees of the building Tim Roberts, the Head, and a team of volunteers have been working hard to get the building ready for structural work to start this holidays.

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    Article: Jul 11, 2014

    Dear All

    The planning application is being handled by Heather Bradley and the details are below. Either object on line or in writing to the Heather Bradley, Planning Officer, The Gateway, Craven Arms. or to Heather Bradley, Planning Officer, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

    Planning Applications published on 26/06/2014 relating to electoral division: Chirbury And Worthen