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    Article: Nov 6, 2015

    Shropshire Councillor Heather Kidd has called for BT Openreach and their contractors to get their finger out and complete roadworks which have already caused one accident and run the risk of causing more.

    Heather said "BT and their contractors have always been slow in finishing jobs but now it's getting ridiculous to the point that it is a danger to the public. There have been three sets of work in my division that have been started but taken upwards of six weeks to finish. All are on busy roads and one has already cased a motorcycle crash."

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    Article: Oct 25, 2015

    Heather is urging Shropshire Councill to review their contract with BT in the light of the poor results of their recent 'superfast broadband' upgrades across the County.

    Heather said "In the villages in my part of the world superfast broadband has been a huge disappointment for many. I'm getting complaints in from villages along our valley from Worthen through to Chirbury. Both villages that supposedly went 'live' with Superfast broadband cabinets in September.

  • Article: Oct 16, 2015

    Charlotte Barnes, Shropshire Councillor for Bishops Castle, has persuaded Shropshire Council to lobby the Government to give Shropshire Youth the same deal on buses as their Welsh Counterparts.

    Charlotte said "Young people in Wales aged 16-18 will shortly only have to pay 2/3rds of the full fare on buses following legislation introduced by the Welsh Government

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    Article: Sep 27, 2015

    Charlotte Barnes, Shropshire Councillor for Bishops Castle, raised over £1,000 yesterday (Sat 26th Sept) for the Midlands Air Ambulance is a sponsored parachute jump.

    Charlotte said "Wow what an amazing experience. So pleased I have done it and I have raised a thousand pounds for the Midlands Air Ambulance too. Wow wow wow. Thank you for all my sponsors I would never have done that just for fun!"

  • Article: Sep 19, 2015

    THe controversial planning development at Bentlawnt has been REFUSED.

    See below



    Planning Decisions Issued on 18/09/2015 relating to electoral division: Chirbury And Worthen

    Reference: 14/02788/OUT (validated: 23/06/2014)
    Address: Proposed Residential Development Land At, Bentlawnt, Shropshire
    Proposal: Outline application for residential development

    Decision: Withdrawn

    View online at: http://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=N7HBMHTDKVC00

    Reference: 14/04486/OUT (validated: 06/10/2014)
    Address: Proposed Development Land South Of Primary School, Worthen, Shropshire
    Proposal: Outline application for residential development (all matters reserved)

    Decision: Refuse

    View online at: http://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NCVRNOTDFKQ00

    Scanned documents associated with applications will normally be available within 1 - 2 days of this notification.

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    Article: Sep 19, 2015

    Dear All

    I had a meeting this morning with Highways this week in Marton. This is what was decided:

    · The bottom of Marton will have the surface removed and properly resurfaced.

    · The large patched area near the shop will be scrapped and re-laid properly. The junction will be included as it is deteriorating badly.

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    Article: Sep 13, 2015

    Following representations from three local campaigners, Shropshire Council are looking to provide PV panels to provide electricity to help the costs of heating and lighting the SpArC Centre.

    Charlotte Banes, Shropshire Councillor for Bishops Castle said: "Peter Phillips, Cllr Heather Kidd and myself have been pressing the Council to install PV panels for some time. With cutbacks in the public sector and high energy bills (especially for heating the pool) action on this issue was becoming urgent.

  • Article: Sep 13, 2015

    Heather is asking Shropshire Council to seek urgent assurances that it will be able to fulfil its contractual obligations (especially gritting) to the Council this winter amongst growing signs of disarray in the organisation.

    Heather explained: "I have now been approached by a number of employees of Ringway who are deeply concerned about their jobs. They tell a story of pay cuts, organisational instability and a big turnover of staff. More than one has expressed the view that they think the Company may have financial problems."

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    Article: Sep 5, 2015

    Heather says " Many thanks to Tony Wootton for the postcard of Brockton Bridge circa 1914 showing both arches clear of vegetation and silt with water running underneath the two.

    I have forwarded this to Shropshire Council's flood prevention team and they are going to remove much of the silt and vegetation around the bridge hopefully before the winter rains! The excavation of the shale/silt will however not go below the stream water level.

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    Article: Sep 5, 2015

    After a series of successful speed enforcement sessions police are now looking at having camera vans enforcing the speed limit in Chirbury, Marton, Brockton and Worthen.

    Heather says "I, and I know a great many of you, have been badgering the police for years to do this.

    At long last the 'Safer Roads Parnership' (The Police and Shropshire Council) have put 'Community Speed Concern' signs up. This will enable the camera vans to start oparating in the near future!"