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    Article: Sep 18, 2018

    Severn Trent Water continue to cause major disruption in our area.

    Severn Trent fail to deal with leaks until they get pretty serious. They ignore problems until things get worse and then suddenly close a road claiming its an 'emergency

    This is what happened between Snailbeach and Stiperstones this week. A leak was reported to them on 5th July (and repeatedly thereafter) but nothing happened until this week when they closed the road to all traffic quoting emergency powers. This caused chaos with the school bus and parents taking their children to school being refused access as was the service bus.

  • Article: Aug 11, 2018

    Dear All

    For those of you who might be coming home after 9pm in the evening and using the A5 - Highways England are replacing the lighting on the roundabout with the B4386 and the A5 and also the roundabout to Welshpool. Part of their letter to residents is below but the full version and maps are attached above. Closure is between the Edgebold roundabout and the Chuncote roundabout. Using the A488 to Bishops Castle appears to be ok.

  • .
    Article: Aug 11, 2018

    Please note that the venue, time and format have changed. The new details are:

    • Venue: The Bishop's Castle Town Hall. The meeting will take place in the ground floor 'Market Hall' room.

    The location is The Town Hall, High Street, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire SY9 5BG. This venue has disabled access.

    • Date Monday 20th August
    • Time: 6pm to 8pm
    • Format: The panel at this public meeting will include NHS staff and hospital clinicians who will be able to tell you about the proposed service changes and answer your questions.
    • Light refreshments (tea and coffee) will be available.
  • Article: Aug 5, 2018

    NHS Future Fit is about improving the hospital services provided at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, to meet the needs of communities across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid-Wales.

    The Consultation Event will take the form of a drop in between 4pm and 7pm 8 August. Venue: The Church Barn, Church Lane, Bishops Castle SY9 5AF

  • Article: Aug 4, 2018

    Dear All

    The road layout will now be changed on Monday 6th August but may continue until Wednesday 8th. The existing lines will be removed and new safer lines instated as in my last email. This is dependent on them getting the permit to use 4 way traffic lights so that the work force is safe! Let's hope this time it is completed properly.

  • Article: Aug 4, 2018

    Dear All

    This is the latest update on the state of your roads and their remedy. This is from the local roads technician

    "I've just finished on site with the emergency jetter. The latest information is that Severn Trent Water cannot identify a leak.

    • A very short section of damaged drainage pipe below (downhill) of the soft spot has been confirmed by jetting. This will be excavated today and repairs completed Monday. The rest of the system is running smoothly.
    • The crater will be back filled today to reduce the hazard but it will not be sufficient to withstand trafficking.
    • Unfortunately, the road will remain closed until Monday when we plan to fully backfill and reconstruct the road, pending no other delays.
    • Furthermore, the Roadmaster has been down some lanes, namely the old Churchstoke road and Chirbury lane (We knew this !). The other lanes are due to be done next week. I've asked for Rorrington Lane to be done first.
  • Article: Aug 4, 2018

    Dear Editor

    The staff at Shropshire Council have faced 7 years of very difficult working conditions. Some had pay cuts, most pay freezes, there have been many redundancies both voluntary and compulsory. I was glad to be able this year to support an average pay rise of 6% for these people who work under great pressure with huge workloads in understaffed departments. I could not in honesty support an un budgeted for massive pay rise for senior staff. It isimply was not fair and I did not believe the Council could afford pay rises which would pay for up to 2 ordinary staff.

  • .
    Article: Aug 4, 2018

    I have thought long and hard about the financial position Shropshire Council finds itself in - and is partly due to Government cuts but also because the Conservative administration since 2009 had no imagination and their policies were concentrated on council tax cuts and not on essential services. This was all about small government and nothing about providing desperately needed public services. What have we seen? Our adult Social Care in costing more and more - around £8 million a year, our roads are now very poor indeed, and there's another £5 million coming out of a poor budget this year and next, Children's Centres being closed, Libraries being closed or passed to communities to run, Leisure Centres losing funding and too much more to list.

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    Article: Jul 30, 2018

    Letter from Shropshire Council Highways Department

    Dear Resident / Business Owner

    I am pleased to inform you that Kier Highways have been instructed by Shropshire Council to carry out Carriageway Resurfacing Repairs at the above location.

    Works are programmed to be carried out commencing 25th July and we envisage the work taking 26 days to complete.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2018

    Here are the details of the temporary road closure:

    Road Closure: Un-named road 39 metres west of 7 Drury Lane

    Start Date: 3rd September 2018

    End Date: 5th September 2018

    Purpose: Road closure to renew service

    Works Promoter: Severn Trent Water

    Works Promoter Ref: LB9141201/000060246378B

    Enforcement pattern for Un-named road 39 metres west of 7 Drury Lane:
    All the time