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Heather’s Report for June

June 15, 2022 10:25 AM

Road Repair Shambles Reaches New Heights

The shambolic efforts of the County Council and their contractors KIER to repair roads have reached new heights in the last few days. Any thought of coordinating closures or warning communities has gone out the window. Roads are being closed at the drop of a hat and frequently roads are closed and then left for days without any working going on. At one point recently Chirbury was almost totally cut off.

The designated contact officer for KIER isn't responding to calls or emails and Shropshire Council seems powerless to end this mayhem. I have never seen such angry comments on Facebook and emails and it's clear from talking to my colleagues that this is going on right across Shropshire.

I will continue to press vigorously to get some semblance of order to this process. As it stands it is wasting taxpayers' money on inefficient contractors and residents' money on hideously expensive fuel to make unnecessary journeys. Taking down boards when the road is open would be a start. Better notice and a board saying where the road is closed would make a huge difference in very rural areas such as Chirbury and Worthen.

£150 Energy Bill Rebate from the Government.

Most residents who pay their Council Tax by direct debit should have received this payment through by now. If you haven't or don't pay by direct debit then go online .to https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/council-tax/energy-bills-rebate/ or call 0345 678 9000

Any problem, give me a call.

Heather

Heather Kidd

Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen

Heather.kidd@shropshire.gov.uk Tel: 07980 635518 Facebook too! www.heatherkidd.org