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    Article: Feb 11, 2019
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    Article: Feb 11, 2019

    Shropshire Council has 3 types of settlement in their review of where to build houses in our area. These are

    1. i) 'Hubs' - Chirbury, Brockton and Worthen,
    2. ii) 'Clusters which are settlements which have opted to have some housing (usually in no more than 2's or 3's and

    iii) 'Open countryside' everywhere else which will have no housing except - very possibly -affordable rented homes.

  • Article: Feb 4, 2019

    Dear All

    Having chased this again today I have found that most officers are out of office but I have now had a conversation with The Community College in Bishop's Castle, the Chirbury school mini bus driver and the man in charge of the work set by Severn Trent.

    I have found the following:

    • They had no idea that a simple diversion for the BC school bus was not possible. I did go through that with them in detail and that this was definitely a 40 seater.
    • The law change in 2017 means they do not have to compensate a bus company for a road closure. I explained in strong detail that this was a rural bus company and that neither they nor the Council were in a financial position to put on the required minibus for around 4 weeks.
    • They will try to have the road open between 8am and 5pm. That's not too helpful but better than not.
    • It may be possible for anyone needing to get the mini bus for Chirbury at Middleton Farm. To be confirmed.
    • There should be access to frontages but again the detail is to be decided.
    • They are trying to put a meeting together with me, Highways, Permitting and Severn Trent and the works contractor. This will be asap.
    • If this all fails I will do them in the press.
    • The Weston Bank works are due from 27th of May for 5 weeks. The road closure notice headline was wrong. They have promised to go and talk to the Miners Arms and will put up business as usual signs. More on this nearer the time. It will not be actually closed there in this period in February and March.
  • Article: Feb 2, 2019

    Dear All

    This was due to be done later in the year. I have asked about access to properties and the Miners Arms. I will get back to you. They are also proving unhelpful with the school bus.

    They have now brought this forward (but at least in now incorporates half term) to the following:


    Road Closure:

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    Article: Feb 2, 2019

    Road Closure:

    Start Date: 18th February 2019 until 22nd March 2019 - 24 hour closure

    Purpose: Road Closure: Installation of approx. 330m of water main works in the carriageway and verge The water main has

    been identified as suffering from ongoing operational issues which is impacting residents water supply. As such water main

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    Article: Feb 1, 2019
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    Article: Jan 31, 2019
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    Article: Jan 27, 2019
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    Article: Jan 27, 2019

    Dear All

    The start dates for road resurfacing and other works on the following roads are as follows:

    Drury Lane, Hope - 29th January 2019

    Callow Lane, Bromlow - 11th March 2019

    Wotherton to Rorrington - 18th March 2019


  • Article: Dec 31, 2018

    Please find details of a temporary road closure:

    Road Closure: From A488 Jct Shelve to B4499 Jct Worthen, Bromlow; This closure is actually at Abels Harp.

    Start Date: 21st January - 22nd January 2019

    Purpose: Water leak repair

    Works Promoter: Severn Trent Water

    Works Promoter Ref: LB9141201/000011986081

    Enforcement pattern for From A488 Jct Shelve to B4499 Jct Worthen, Bromlow: 24hrs