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  • Article: Mar 15, 2019

    A Clee Hill farmer has slammed the Government for letting Shropshire farmers down after it emerged that it has not conducted any analysis of the impact of Brexit on sheep farming in the UK.

    Shropshire Councillor and farmer Richard Huffer said:

    "When the Government thinks of farmers they think of the big land owners and huge farms. This inaction shows that they have no interest in or concern for the family farms whose businesses are the backbone of so many rural areas like Shropshire.

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    Article: Mar 3, 2019

    Heather Kidd, Lib Dem Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen, has condemned the Tory Administration for block a motion that would have made planning decisions across the County more open and transparent.

    Heather said "This was pure tribalism on the part of the ruling Conservative group. One of the biggest complaints voiced by residents at the moment is the secretive, inconsistent manner in which Shropshire Council deals with planning applications. People, Parish Council and Councillors alike are incensed that there is no effective way to have an input into the planning process

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    Article: Feb 19, 2019

    After a great deal of pressure from local Shropshire Councillor Heather Kidd (Shropshire and Worthen Division) Severn Trent have agreed to supply a minibus to take school children around one of their road closures which begins today (February 18th) near the village of Priest Weston.

    Heather said: "Severn Trent do not have a good reputation for dealing with the public in our part of the world. They brought this 5 week closure forward from June to February without much consultation with anybody and certainly without much thought to school buses.

    This is a short length of closure at Middleton - between Rorrington and Priest Weston. It will stop traffic passing through and would have disrupted up to 13 children from getting to school.

    "After a great deal of effort, I've managed to persuade Severn Trent to pay for a minibus service, once term resumes on 25th February. The normal 40 seater coach will now be replaced by 2 minibuses working around the closure to get all the young people to school.

    "I would like to thank Amey, the contractor on this job for their help with this problem."

    The situation now will be:

    • Severn Trent will now fund a minibus to take the Community College students to Bishops Castle. Details will be given by the School/bus company - Worthen Travel.
    • Primary school minibus is less effected and the driver will discuss details with the families affected.
    • Access to properties will be maintained and direction will be advised.
    • They hope to open the road overnight. After 6pm and before 8am.

    Heather continued "Severn Trent have a long track record in this area of messing communities about - fail to deal with leaks until they get pretty serious. They ignore problems until things get worse and then suddenly close a road claiming its an 'emergency".

    "Over the last year alone we have seen repeated closures on the Snailbeach and Stiperstones road at Plox Green with very little warning whilst a couple years ago they closed the road up to Rorrington Hill and went home for the weekend leaving many residents trapped.

    "I know this occurs across the County. My colleague Cllr Roger Evans experienced a similar close in Annscroft recently whilst Cllr Jonny Keeley has been fighting a major battle for months to get a leak in Bishops Castle High Street fixed.

    "These actions are beyond a joke and are seriously impacting on peoples lives. My colleagues and myself have had enough of this kind of behaviour and I will be seeking an urgent meeting with Severn Trents Operational Manager for this region. Not only is this type of behaviour causing residents a lot of problems but it can't be doing Severn Trent' public image much good either.

    For more information contact Heather Kidd on 07887 931567

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    Article: Feb 19, 2019

    Shropshire Councillor Vivienne Parry (Ludlow South) has launched a bid to produce a comprehensive directory of the clubs and associations that meet in Ludlow with a special emphasis on helping those living alone.

    Vivienne said "From my work as a Councillor I have realised that Ludlow has a whole host of clubs and societies but lacks a single source that lists them all.There are many, many groups, all doing good things for the town, that don't know what other groups are doing in the rest of the town and the surrounding areas.

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    Article: Feb 1, 2019
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    Article: Jan 19, 2019

    Shropshire Council has cut £48 million from its budget over the last three years under pressure of government cuts. It will need to cut, or in its words "save", £18.5m next year. The council has now set out details of the proposed cuts and is asking for public comments.

    Under the proposals, recycling will get more difficult and households will pay twice over for garden waste. This is bound to cut the proportion of waste that is recycled, a proportion that is already falling.

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    Article: Dec 11, 2018
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    Article: Dec 9, 2018


    Local Councillors and residents in the Clun area have expressed outrage at the move by the South Shropshire Housing Association (Now part of CONNEXUS) is shortly going to sell 4 homes at Amblecote near Anchor at auction in London to maximise profit on the sale.

  • Article: Nov 23, 2018

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    Article: Oct 15, 2018

    Shirehall is in poor condition. Few people doubt that it must be refurbished. But the cost will be more than £25 million. On inflation adjusted prices, that's not far short of what it cost to build this unloved building in the 1960s. Is it worth it? I have my doubts we need to spend so much. I would like to see cheaper options. But a council discussion on the costs of the scheme has been cancelled twice.