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    Article: Jul 2, 2015


    Clun Councillor Nigel Hartin, along with fellow Councillors Charlotte Barnes and Heather Kidd, have won the support of 'The Honest Truth Partnership' to set up a scheme to persuade young people to dive more safely in our area.

    Nigel said "This is a joint partnership with Local Authorities, Police and Fire and importantly local driving instructors. The partnership seeks to reduce the instances of road traffic collisions by making small changes to young people's behaviours, especially when they are behind the wheel for the first time

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    Article: Jun 27, 2015
    Mark Williams MP, Shadow Lib Dem Welsh Minister and MP for Ceredigion visited Ludlow on Thursday (25th) June as guest speaker at Ludlow Lib Dems General Election 'Thank You' event for helpers at supporters.
    Speaking at the event (held in the Assembly Rooms) Mark spoke about MEMBERSHIP SURGE In immediate period following the general election. Some205,000 people joined the Liberal Democrats in an unprecedented surge in membership in 2 months.
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    Article: Jun 21, 2015

    Roger Evans, Shropshire Councillor for Hanwood and Leader of the Lib Dems on the Council, has strongly challenged Shropshire Council's assertion that the ' The Connecting Shropshire programme remains in a very positive position with delivery on schedule to cost and timescale.'

    In an open letter to the Council, Roger said that it was patently clear from the report to the Cabinet this week (Capital Outturn Report 2014-15 - see below) that the whole scheme is running behind schedule.

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    Article: Jun 13, 2015


    Two pictures from my eldest daufghter's( Fiona) wedding last Thursday!

    Best wishes


    Ps a lot more on facebook!

  • Article: Jun 3, 2015

    Decisions on education funding taken in the last 12 months may well spell the death knell of some of our Community Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres. Over the years schools funding helped run buildings such as SpArC and the Church Stretton Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre. This meant schools had good sports facilities and the community could also use them for recreation and exercise on prescription.

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    Article: May 20, 2015

    Shropshire Councillors Heather Kidd and Charlottes Barnes have called for urgent action after it was revealed that key road safety signs have been lying around in council stores for months awaiting installation.

    Charlotte said "We have a major speeding problem outside Norbury Primary School. After two accidents just outside a number of months ago I persuaded the Council to install flashing school warning signs. We were promised these for last February but this then slipped to Easter. Now it transpires that they have been sitting around in Council stores whilst Shropshire's contractors Ringway try to get their act together to get them installed!"

  • Article: May 17, 2015

    Councillors in the Bishops Castle area have expressed outrage that Shropshire Council intends to slash their already meagre allocation of money for youth services by 40%.

    Cllr Heather Kidd (Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen) explained: "We have already seen our youth services paired to the bone. This year we are supposed to be given an allocation of £3,000 for the Local Joint Committee to spend on youth services over an area of 200 square miles. This in place of an youth club and youth worker. Now the Council are proposing that an organisation they set up should take £1,200 of this away in administrative costs!

  • Article: May 13, 2015

    Annual report - Chirbury Parish Council.

    The Council tax was frozen again but the Parish grant given to Shropshire Council by the Government was removed by the Council and resulted in a loss of around £500 to the Parish

    Road repairs have continued to be an issue. The road in Marton having now been resurfaced twice - unsatisfactorily. We now have approximate dates for the surface to be re-laid. These are 30th June or 1st July.

  • Article: Apr 28, 2015

    Outline of the report I gave on 27th April 2015


    Council tax frozen again for Shropshire Council but the Parish grant - dedicated to Town & Parish Councils by Central Government- was removed by Shropshire Council to help them balance their books. Parishes then had to raise theirs by an average of 6.4%.

  • Article: Apr 12, 2015

    Heather is demanding clarification from 'Connecting Shropshire' and the as about how and when the extension of the 'Super Connected Cities' broadband scheme will start helping businesses in rural parts of Shropshire such as her ward.

    Heather said "Is all been really vague and very low key. It has been announced with a whimper. This should be good news. Businesses employing fewer than 250 people in rural areas that haven't got superfast broadband can apply for a 'voucher' worth up to £3,000 to allow them to source their own supply."