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  • Article: Jul 21, 2018

    Dear All

    The closures and major works to the Leigh road have not been forgotten. They will be happening as soon as the closure can be permitted. There is so much top dressing going on that many of the roads around this important link road that it could not be timetabled for the end of June/ July.

    I had a meeting yesterday where I was assured that the money is still in the budget and this will be happening. I should have more information in the next couple of weeks.

  • Article: Jul 21, 2018

    Dear All

    The top dressing and the removal of the white lines for over a week went from bad to worse when the white lining gang arrived last Monday. They just estimated where to put them!!! AND then got it wrong. On Wednesday they returned but did not have a plan or measurements. It was decided that rather than get it wrong again we would get a better measured map in place.

  • Article: Jul 17, 2018

    Potholes & Roads Public Meeting

    At Priest Weston Village Hall

    On Tuesday 24th July

    At 7pm

    All welcome.

    Let's launch our campaign.

    We all pay our Council Tax - we deserve better!

    See you there?

    Please pass this on to anyone in the area or anyone who uses our roads.


    Cllr Heather Kidd

    Liberal Democrat Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen

  • Article: Jul 16, 2018

    Dear All

    I am told that the Roadmaster road repair vehichle will be in the Priest Weston area in the week on 16th - tomorrow . please let me know if this is the case.

    I am unsure as to whether it will be able to deal with this huge sunken hole in Chirbury Lane. No-one has confirmed or denied it - as yet.

  • Article: Jun 26, 2018

    Shropshire Councillors in the west of the County have strongly criticised Shropshire Council for the way it deals with claims from local residents who have had their cars damaged by potholes.

    Jonny Keeley, Councillor for Bishops Castle Division, said "As if the number and severity of potholes in our part of the world isn't bad enough the treatment received by residents who claim for damage inflicted on their vehicles is truly dire. Irrespective of how much evidence they have to prove their case the treatment they receive from the solicitors acting on behalf of the Council's insurers is dismissive if not downright rude. This is even worse when you look at the variable standard of the repairs - some brilliant, others left untouched and some destined just to need repair again within a week or so. "

  • Article: Jun 11, 2018

    Severn trent will now be doing the repairs at night this Thursday - 14th June. 7pm - 6am. If at all possible it will open early.

    This is for repair to a pipe running underground close to the bridge. The burst is undermining the bridge and we don't want that damaged!!!!

    Think of the diversions and it length of time that would take to fix!

  • Article: Jun 8, 2018

    Heather Kidd, has urged Shropshire Council to radically overhaul the way it deals with flooding and drainage before more damage is done to property in the County.

    Heather said: "A number of Councillors and local campaigners have been pressing the Council to take urgent action on the state of gully emptying and pipe jetting in the West of the County for months if not years. Too little investment in clearing drains, gullies and ditches leaves many areas very vulnerable to flash flooding after the torrential thunder storms we have experienced over the last few weeks.

  • Article: Jun 6, 2018

    Dear All

    The 'Sure Start/ Childrens Centre in Bishops Castle is under threat of closure. This is often used by mums with post-natal depression, young children with disabilities and so on. If this goes ahead the only access for families in our area will be in residential Shrewsbury or Ludlow. Please take part in the consultation if you can. The major issues are the lack of public transport to the other centres and the distance involved for travel. Geography is against us all again!

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    Article: May 31, 2018
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    Article: May 25, 2018

    Dear All

    The lack of progress at filling many of our potholes is frustrating to say the very least and dangerous in some cases. I have reported, re-reported and reported again many potholes. Yesterday I was so cross that the dangerous potholes(or the broken ironwork) were not being dealt with I contacted the Area Director. As a result, we are setting up an emergency meeting to address this next week .