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    Article: Nov 12, 2017

    COUNCIL FUNDING. The Government has continued to cut the funding to local Councils across England such as Shropshire. Until a few years ago Councils used to receive well over 50% of their grant from central government. By 2020 ALL this grant will disappear to councils in England. They will still have to carry out a range of statutory services - social care, waste disposal , roads, Environmental Health, planning etc. with much less money and rising costs for energy wages, national insurance and more. They are also capped as to the increase in council tax they can introduce to 3.99%. Education continues to be underfunded in Shropshire by the Government with rising costs not being funded. Shropshire's Administration refused to sanction any increase Council tax for around 5 years which only made the situation worse. Over the last few weeks we have learnt the following:

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    Article: Nov 12, 2017

    Shropshire Council have decided to send our Youth Funding to the large towns, unless we stop them!

    Shropshire council have decided that we have such a low need for youth funding in our area that they are planning to reduced it to zero. ZERO. You can have your say on this, and you absolutely should! If you live in these divisions Bishop's Castle, Chirbury, Worthen and Clun this applies to you and your kids.

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    Article: Nov 2, 2017

    Dear Residents of Worthen with Shelve Parish

    This is going out to the whole Parish but is particularly relevant to Worthen. The lack of family housing is now seriously damaging school roles and undermining village sustainability. Building lots of the wrong houses does not help that. Please take part in this.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2017

    As you might be aware from the Local Police Teams social media feeds, there seems to be another spate of break-ins to vans happening in the area, with one in Lydbury North earlier in the week, and another overnight in Bishop's Castle. This follows on from similar incidents in the Clun valley the previous week

  • Article: Oct 24, 2017

    BROCKTON CHURCH OPENING

    YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO THE OPENING OF THE NEW FACILITIES AT BROCKTON CHURCH OR CHAPEL

    ON WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER 9AM TILL 9PM.

    DROP IN AND HAVE A LOOK AND HAVE A YUMMY EXPRESSO COFFEE OR TEA AND CAKE OR CHEESE AND BISCUITS.

    SEE THE WONDERFUL NEW ROOM AND KITCHEN AND TOILETS AND GET SOME INSPIRATION. WE HAVE BUILT THIS ROOM FOR YOU TO USE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

  • Article: Oct 24, 2017

    Shropshire Hills & Marches

    Community Archaeology

    1pm, Wednesday, 1st November 2017

    Six bells, Bishop's Castle

    Inaugural meeting to launch a new community archaeology group to explore the historic

    Landscape of the Shropshire Hills and Marches.

    Open to all, no experience needed just enthusiasm. If you are interested. Please contact:

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    Article: Oct 3, 2017

    Dear All

    This is a quick email to keep you all updated on possible charging on the Bog Car Park.

    Mark Blount of Outdoor Partnerships - the old Countryside unit -came to the Parish Council at Stiperstones last night to float the idea of asking for voluntary contributions for parking on the car park. His ideas are far from set in stone - as yet - and were thoroughly discussed by the Parish. The basic idea was to try to obtain some income towards the upkeep of the car park from tourists and other visitors. He has no budget for continued upkeep.

  • 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.