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  • 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 .

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    Article: Apr 27, 2018

    Worthen with Shelve Annual Parish Council April 2018

    Shropshire Council report

    "017 -18 has been an eventful year. This time last we were in the midst of elections.

    The next few years seem to be proving they will be the same with a number of challenges facing Shropshire Council as the Government continues to reduce its funding. That will be removed totally by 2020.

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    Article: Apr 8, 2018

    Saturday was the start of action taken by residents of Brockton and Worthen to improve road safety in their villages. This followed a well attended public meeting which had decided to take a number of measures to improve safety.

    Despite the weather around several residents and Parish Councillors (and Heather ) turned out the dig soil and grass from the pavements so that their full width can be used by mums pushing buggies, holding toddlers hands and people walking dogs.

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    Document: Apr 6, 2018
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    Article: Apr 6, 2018

    Dear All

    What has happened since the road safety meeting on 17th March? Well plenty has.

    • The Parish Council have decided to buy a speed camera and yellow jackets so that we can do our own speed checks, surveys etc. Moira Merryweather will organise people when the equipment arrives. The results will be sent to the police. Letters sent to companies of speeding HGV's and Vans. Naming and shaming.
    • One local person is investigating stickers for the backs of cars.
    • There will be a working party this Saturday (7th April) to start to clear the banks which are narrowing some of the pavements. Shovels and brooms needed. Meet at the village Hall at 9.45am for tea & coffee and then off to work. Benno is organising.
    • I have requested a meeting with the Highways Engineer to work through the different areas of road which need improvement - and to work out costs for each part.
    • We have volunteers for the campaign itself and poster design. We have other traffic calming suggestions to publicise our safety issues.
    • I have sent a press release which was printed in the Star and the County Times. We need to carry on with this campaign. All activity will be reported to the press and put on Facebook etc.
    • The gates to the villages which will be placed on the verges on entry to Worthen and Brockton have the go ahead to be installed. See attached picture. Ours are similar but have planters attached. They make traffic realise they are entering the village.
    • Land owners are being approached to give land for the pavement widening. We have one giving land already.
    • Officers are to work on improving the BOAT from Back Lane to Oakfield Cottages.
    • I will be working with Chirbury & Marton, and the Councillor for Westbury and Yockleton to keep the message the same all along the B4386.
  • Article: Apr 5, 2018

    Dear All

    I spent some time talking to the guy in charge of the closure itself. This is what he said:

    • The closure will now only run from 9.30am - 3.30pm. although today when I drove around they were gone by 2.30pm!!
    • When they are working on the poles it will not be possible to drive through (as several people were today - under the cherry picker which was pretty dangerous) . they will park vans to block it so that workmen are not put in danger at any point.
    • They will be finished as soon as they can hopefully before the 9 days are up.
    • They were working today just up from Snailbeach village hall. They will be working towards Stiperstones from there.
    • Access to frontages will be either side of where they are working.
    • There are signs up now at Pennerley showing that the road is open to Stiperstones Inn and Tankerville Pottery. All access is from that direction when the road is closed - especially to the shop!