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    Article: Mar 30, 2022
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    Article: Mar 30, 2022

    Following a meeting with the Shropshire Community Health Trust, Councillors from Southwest Shropshire are vigorously promoting a recruitment event being held by the Trust on the 7th April.

    Heather Kidd said: "With my colleagues Cllrs Ruth Houghton and Nigel Harti and many in our community, we have been working hard to persuade the Trust to keep our hospital open. We need a facility in Bishop's Castle that can run a series of outpatient services as well as have beds for local residents. We would also like the hospital to provide more end of life care in our community.

  • Article: Mar 21, 2022

    When we carried out a SpArC survey (pre-Covid) one of the main requests for the future was for low impact classes and activities for older people.

    We have just heard that a specialised class is starting, based on strength, conditioning and balance for over 60s. The aim is to maintain and improve the strength and conditioning needed in everyday life and to delay age-related frailty and muscle weakness. As we get older, muscular strength is just as important as cardiovascular work.

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    Article: Mar 21, 2022


    Concerns for vulnerable as coal, fuel oil and bottle gas prices surge.

    Councillors in the rural South West of the County have raised concerns about the soaring price of fuel, especially for the vulnerable in those areas which do not have mains gas.

    Heather said "Not far outside our major towns mains gas supplies stop. Although the cost of all fuels are rising, the cost of coal, bottled gas and especially fuel oil are soaring - the very fuels many rural householders are dependent on."

  • Article: Mar 20, 2022

    Claim Pension Tax Credit.

    In these tough times I am concerned that some people are not claiming benefits that they are entitled to . There are 1.8 million eligible people across the UK not claiming this Pension Credit. Not only could it provide some extra household income to address rising food and fuel costs but it may also mean entitlement to other benefits such as a free TV licence or help with rent and council tax. You can also seek help and support from Age UK in Shrewsbury. Phone : 01743 233123 Email: enquiries@ageukstw.org.uk or ring me.