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  • Andy
    Article: May 15, 2018

    Posted by Andy Boddington .

    I was amazed to hear a spokesman for Keir tell BBC Radio Shropshire last week that the winter just past was "one of the worst in living memory." Nonsense. It doesn't compare with 2009/10, which was the coldest winter since 1979. I remember both, we didn't get as many potholes in 2010. That was because our roads were in a better condition.

  • Heather
    Article: Mar 28, 2018

    The Future Fit programme has lurched , suddenly back into life with the announcement today that the Urgent Care Centres

    and a new A&E funding has been granted £300 million - subject to the consultation. As soon as that is ready I urge you all to take part in that. I will circulate it. This is very good news as our acute hospitals really cannot continue as they are.

  • Nigel
    Article: Mar 15, 2018

    You will all have had your Council tax demands dropping through your door by the time you read this! - You will have seen that Shropshire Council has raised its Council tax by 6% - 3% of which, equating to approx £3.9M, was to prop up the adult social care budget, a budget which is facing growth in expenditure to meet extra demand, due in most part to our growing elderly population, of between £8 - £10M a year. Longer term the Council is currently going to be a further £59M short of balancing its budgets by 2020. Ten years ago of course around 50% of the Councils money came from the Government but by 2020 this will have reduced to nothing, leaving Shropshire along with other Councils to find its funding in other ways. This year the Government has, to its credit, given the Council £2.28M more than it was first going to but that's only half of the £5m the Council has taken out of its roads maintenance budget alone for the next financial year 2018/19 (and plans to cut another £5m from roads again in 2019/20!) , not to mention the £9m we have had to take from reserves to balance the budget this year which has followed a complete freeze on all spending except for statutory services & emergencies until the new financial year starts in April - as yet I have not heard whether this freeze on spending will be lifted but given the significant reductions in budgets across the board I am not sure it would change anything if it was! All of the above could be helped by the Government changing the way government funds local authorities - in the coming financial year the Conservative government will be spending £1,042 per head on the population in London, £788 on residents of Metropolitan areas whilst only spending £754 per head on Shropshire re

  • Vince
    Article: Jan 5, 2018

    There are very few people can say 2017 went exactly the way they wanted it to. Looking forward to 2018 it's clear that we have a lot of work to do.

    In 2018, we will continue to stand up for our values.

    We will offer people the choice of an Exit from Brexit. We have a big opportunity to win a real cash injection for the NHS. And we have a big opportunity to win the argument for thousands more affordable homes.

  • Nigel Clun
    Article: Dec 12, 2017

    Councillors in the West of the County have expressed concern about the numbers of social housing being sold off by South Shropshire Housing Association* in their very

    rural communities.

    Shropshire Councillor for Clun, Nigel Hartin, said: " I am really concerned about recent developments. I have been told that the Association is going to sell off a row of houses between Betws y Crwyn and

  • .
    Article: Nov 22, 2017

    Shropshire Affordable housing Campaigner Cllr Heather Kidd has condemned the Chancellor's housing measures as 'woefully inadequate' and 'urban-centric', doing next to nothing for rural areas like Shropshire.

    Heather Kidd Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen, said: "The Chancellor has very little grip on housing policy and none on the desperate need for affordable housing to buy and rent in rural areas like ours.

  • .
    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.

  • .
    Article: Jul 16, 2017

    Shropshire Councillor Heather Kidd has hit out at Shropshire Councils continued failure to resurface what many residents describe as the 'worst road in Shropshire.' Indeed just a handful or years ago it was in the top ten worst roads in Shropshire BUT nothing was done to rectify it. Roads such as this are put into a central pot for decision and it does seem that it does not always recognise local problems.

  • .
    Article: May 9, 2017

    Former Leader of South Shropshire District Council and Shropshire Councillor Heather Kidd has been chosen to take on Philip Dunne in the General Election. Heather is well known for her campaigns for the Health Service, Schools and better Broadband and mobile phone signal in our very rural constituency. She also pioneered affordable housing policies which delivered affordable housing to rent an buy in South Shropshire.

  • .
    Article: May 7, 2017

    Lib Dems in Southern Shropshire are celebrating a strong performance in the area on 4th May 74% of the holding all 7 Shropshire Council seats they were defending, most with increased majorities.

    These include:

    Chirbury and Worthen - Heather Kidd 78% of the vote

    Bishops Castle - Jonny Keeley 74%

    Clun Division - Nigel Hartin 56%