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  • Heather Kidd
    Article: Sep 22, 2017

    Fire Service.

    Many that's to all of you who signed the petition to save Shropshire's Fire service. Lets hope that all the signatures collected will make the Police and Crime Commissioner for west Mercia think twice about his ill-considered takeover plans!

    Mobile Libraries

    Shropshire Council is consulting on the future of our Library Service. I am concerned that they are trying to reduce the number of mobile library stops across the County - from 357 to 277 stops. This would have a significant impact on the service in our very rural area. Please take part in this consultation to make them realise just how valued this service is. You can get paper copies of the consultation from libraries (and I assume the van!) or go on line at http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/draft-library-services-strategy-for-shropshire-2018-to-2023/

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    Article: Sep 22, 2017
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    Article: Sep 22, 2017

    Dear Editor

    There are many women living in Shropshire born on or after 6th April 1951 who will not qualify for their pensions at the age of 60. The problem is that the Government changed their pension age in 1995 but failed to tell them until it was too late to upgrade their pensions. Many are now facing considerable hardship.

  • Article: Sep 12, 2017

    Community grants.
    If you are a member of a local club or community group, please remember that Chirbury and Rhiston Parish Council have a small grants pot that may be able to help you with your activities. Grants of up to £250 have been awarded. To apply contact the Parish Clerk on Tim.ward@btconnect.com or myself on the email/phone number below.

  • .
    Article: Sep 12, 2017

    B4386 From Chirbury A490 To Junction For Stockton Near Aylesford Bridge, Chirbury, Shropshire

    18 September - 06 October

    Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)

    Works location: From Outside Hockleton Farm Entrance To Outside Walcot Farm Entrance.

    Works description: Connection Works Of A New 125mm Water Main And The Decommissioning Works Of Of The Redundant Apparatus. Connection Works Of A New 125mm Water Main And The Decommissioning Works Of Of The Redundant Apparatus. Connection Works Of A New 125mm Water Main And The Decommissioning Works Of Of The Redundant Apparatus.


    A488 Halston Junction To Pontesford 30mph Limit, Pontesford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    13 September - 15 September

    Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)

    Works location: Opposite Entrance To Little Halston Farm : Pontesford (30) To Halston Jn

    Works description: Renew Kerbs That Have Been Pushed Over - 45mtrs

    Responsibility for works: Shropshire Council

    Current status: Planned work about to start

  • Article: Aug 29, 2017

    Road closure

    Name: B4386
    Location: at B4386 From Aylesford Bridge Junction For Stockton to B4499 Junction Brockton, Marton, Shropshire (B4386)
    31 August - 31 August

    Diversion route

    Name: Diversion
    Location: at B4386 From Aylesford Bridge Junction For Stockton to B4499 Junction Brockton, Marton, Shropshire (Diversion)
    31 August - 31 August

    Road closure

    Name: Lordstone Lane
    Location: at The Callow Inn Junction To The White House Junction, Minsterley, Shropshire (Lordstone Lane)
    04 September - 08 September

    Diversion route

    Name: Diversion
    Location: at The Callow Inn Junction To The White House Junction, Minsterley, Shropshire (Diversion)
    04 September - 08 September

    Responsibility: Shropshire Council

    Status: Planned

    The Callow Inn Junction To The White House Junction, Bromlow, Minsterley, Shropshire

    04 September - 08 September

    Delays likely Road closure

    Works location: Outside And Adjacent To The Firs

    Works description: 1 Joint Hole In Grass Verge For New Supply

    Responsibility for works: Western Power Distribution

    Current status: Planned work about to start

    Traffic control

    A488 Hall Bank, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    31 August - 01 September

    Delays likely Traffic control (give & take)

    Works location: The Ark Day Nursery Hall Bank

    Works description: Inspection Of Manhole

    Responsibility for works: Severn Trent Water

    Current status: Planned work about to start


    A488 Main Road, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    31 August - 01 September

    Delays likely Traffic control (give & take)

    Works location: 4 Main Road

    Works description: Inspection Of Manhole

    Responsibility for works: Severn Trent Water

    Current status: Planned work about to start


    B4386 B4386 From Aylesford Bridge Junction For Stockton To B4499 Junction Brockton, Marton, Shropshire - they are now doing the snagging - at long last!

    31 August - 31 August

    Delays likely Traffic control (two-way signals)

    Works location: B4386 Binweston Lane To Little Brockton, Ringway Scheme Id-716

    Works description: Remedial Works To Raise 3 Gullys

    Responsibility for works: Shropshire Council

    Current status: Planned work about to start

  • .
    Article: Aug 22, 2017

    Heather says:

    I am having reports of some very poor and dangerous driving in the area. These include people breaking the speed limit and overtaking on double white lines. I have had a number of reports on both the A490 between Chirbury and Churchstoke - particularly around the Marrington Hall turning - and also on the B4386 near the turnings to Aston Pigott and Rogers. Both these stretches of road have concealed turnings and dips in the road - hence their dangerous nature. Accidents do happen on both roads and are sometimes serious. The A488 also suffers from dangerous drivers.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2017

    Drury Lane Hope End Of To Hemford Crossroads, Bentlawnt, Minsterley, Shropshire

    31 July - 04 August

    Delays likely Road closure

    Works location: On The Junction With Gravelsbank Crossroads To Bentlawnt Road Junction To Opposite The White House

    Works description: 1 Joint Hole In Grass Verge And 72m Trenching In Tarmac Road And Grass Verge And Install 5m Of Ducting And Also 80m Of Cable For New Supply To Stw Site.

    Responsibility for works: Western Power Distribution

    Current status: Planned work about to start

    Lordstone Lane

    31 July - 04 August

    Road closure

    Name: Lordstone Lane
    Location: at C5141 Drury Lane Hope End Of To Hemford Crossroads, Minsterley, Shropshire (Lordstone Lane)
    31 July - 04 August

    Diversion route

    Name: Diversion
    Location: at C5141 Drury Lane Hope End Of To Hemford Crossroads, Minsterley, Shropshire (Diversion)
    31 July - 04 August

    Responsibility: Shropshire Council

    Status: Planned

    A488 Plox Green Road, Minsterley, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    01 August - 01 August

    Delays likely Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)

    Works location: O/S Olcote

    Works description: Tm For Coring Gang

    Responsibility for works: Shropshire Council

  • .
    Article: Jul 16, 2017

    Heather has hit out at Shropshire Councils continued failure to resurface what many residents describe as the 'worst road in Shropshire. Indeed just a handful or years ago it was in the top ten worst roads in Shropshire BUT nothing was done to rectify it. Roads such as this are put into a central pot for decision and it does seem that it does not always recognise local problems.

  • HK Fire Engine
    Petition: Jun 17, 2017

    We call on the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to not go ahead with the proposal of only one control room and one call centre between our Fire and Police services.