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    Article: Jan 30, 2016
    Lib Dem Front Bench Spokesman Lord Mike Story visited Bishops Castle on Friday (22nd) to highlight the importance of leisure centres like SpArC are to rural communities as they are facing huge cuts to their budgets.
    Lord Storey said "I was really impressed with the breadth of services SpArC provides to the community from swimming for pensioners and the local primary schools, exercise on prescription, sports club use of the Sports Hall through to the well-used theatre. The big challenge facing centres like this one is how to make good the shortfall caused by the Government and Council scrapping the 'joint use funding'* and Council cuts.
  • Heather Kidd
    Article: Jan 25, 2016

    REPORT FOR JANUARY 2016

    HOUSING IN SHROPSHIRE

    Current housing policies are slowly killing many communities in Shropshire by making it almost impossible for young people to buy (or rent) their first home.

    Research by Shropshire Council showed that the average price of homes in Shropshire in 2013 was £150,000 for a semi-detached and £245.000 for a detached. The median income for couples in Shropshire during 2015 was only £27,500. In practical terms a couple need to raise a deposit of £30k and have a joint income of £48k just to purchase a semi detached in the County.

  • Article: Jan 20, 2016

    Dear All

    The Halvan Bridge exploratory work has shown that the soil beneath the Bridge arch has sunk and that the road itself has gradually become wider than the bridge itself. That means that the road edge needs to be laid properly. This is now all being put right and concrete is being pumped into it to make it completely safe.

  • Article: Jan 14, 2016

    Dear All

    This closure is planned for this Monday the 18th January between 9.30am and 2.30pm. This will allow school traffic and most residents to escape to work and minimise disruption. The diversion will be via the A488 Shelve crossroads and Pennerley.

    This closure is for an investigatory trial hole to be dug where the edge of road is sinking in order for an engineer to assess the situation and inform remedial works, hopefully leading to the eventual full re-opening of the bridge.

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    Article: Jan 12, 2016

    Police camera vans have caught 62 motorists speeding through Chirbury, Marton, Brockton or Worthen in the period September to December 2015.

    Heather says "Hopefully this will send a message to the irresponsible few who persist in speeding through our villages."

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    Article: Jan 8, 2016

    Residents from Worthen to Bentlont Left in the lurch.

    Heather Kidd has slammed BT for the way they have dealt with a raft of complaints from residents in the Worthen, Brockton and Bentlont areas following a major broadband system failure over the last week.

    Heather said "From 27th December onwards the broadband service provided by the newly upgraded Worthen Exchange disappeared for large numbers of residents in an area extending from Brockton through Worthen to Aston Piggot and up to Pentervin and Bentlont. Others saw their speeds crash.

  • Article: Dec 31, 2015

    Two Shropshire Councillors are calling on Shropshire Council to plough more of their windfall profits from planning fees back into the ailing planning system.Heather explained. "Government's insistence on a lengthy adoption process for the new SAMDev housing policy created something of a planning boom. During this period national planning regulations applied and we saw a huge spike in planning applications across the County.

  • Article: Dec 25, 2015

    Dear All

    Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas.

    It has been a pleasure working with you all this year.

    Heather

    Cllr Heather Kidd

    Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury & Worthen

  • Heather Kidd Leads The Way With Affordable Housing Initiative
    Article: Dec 25, 2015

    SHROPSHIRE SAMDev WONT DELIVER FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

    Heather has challenged the effectiveness of the new SAMDev Housing plan for Shropshire, which went out to consultation this week after being adopted at the December Council meeting.

    Heather said " Current housing policies are slowly killing many communities in Shropshire by making it almost impossible for young people to buy (or rent) their first home.

  • Article: Dec 24, 2015

    Dear All

    A deep pothole was reported to me yesterday on the Halvan Bridge. The Council went out and filled it and marked it.

    Today our roads technician, Heidi, went to inspect after concerns were again raised about the cones on the filled pothole. Heidi says;

    I am concerned that further survey work needs to be undertaken in the New Year so as a precautionary measure I have arranged for two way traffic lights to be put up on site today. This is to prevent traffic running on the affected edge of the road.