Heather’s Report for January 2024

1. Flooding. Over the last few weeks we have seen a succession of storms hit our area usually accompanied by heavy rain.
For many years I (and a great many of you) have been continually pressing Shropshire Council to take action on the dreadful state of the drains and gullies along our roads. Unfortunately, these complaints have largely fallen on deaf ears and we are seeing the results of that neglect in the floods and overflowing drains we have seen recently. We have not seen the full and systematic clearing of these (including the connecting pipes and collapse drains) that is required.
Similarly attempts to get Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency to work towards a solution to the flooding in Brockton and Worthen are proving very difficult.
ACTION: If you have a problem with a blocked drain etc then email me at Heather.kidd@shropshire.gov.uk AND report it on ‘Fix My Street’ at https://improvingyourroads.shropshire.gov.uk/ the more of us that report a problem, the higher the priority it will get.
2. Grit Bins. Despite my best efforts, there are still a number of bins that remain empty and we are entering the coldest months of the year. Please let me know of any empty bins and I’ll do my best to get them filled.

Best wishes,
Heather Kidd
Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen
07980635518 heather.kidd@shropshire.gov.uk www.heatherkidd.org Also on Facebook