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  • Viv 2
    Article: Jul 12, 2019
  • WH
    Article: Jun 13, 2019

    Residents and Councillors in the west of the County have expressed anger and concern at the news that South Shropshire Housing Association is selling off another property in Bucknell rather return it to the rental market.

    Shropshire Councillor for Clun, Nigel Hartin, said: " I am really concerned about the Housing Association's strategy in rural Shropshire. Over the last couple of years we have seen the housing association try to sell off houses in Lydham and St Catherine's flats in Clun. The Housing Association have also seriously let down local residents in regard to the four properties at Amblecote (between Betws y Crwyn and Anchor) where they have decided to auction the properties despite apparently agreeing with the parish to sell to local people.

  • PB
    Article: Jun 13, 2019

    At the 2019 European Elections Phil Bennion was elected for the Liberal Democrats in the West Midlands and secured 6,255 votes in Rugby (24.2% of the vote) beating Labour and the Conservatives.

    The West Midlands constituency has seven MEPs representing Herfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands metropolitan area.

  • C
    Article: Jun 13, 2019

    Chris Bartrum stood for the Liberal Democrats and is now the councillor - congratulations! He ran up a huge 31% swing from the Conservatives:

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    Article: Jun 5, 2019

    Heather Kidd, Lib Dem Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen, was interviewed today by BBC TV for their Midlands Today Programme and Radio Shropshire about the cuts to bus services threatened by Conservative run Shropshire Council.

    Heather said"We have seen our rural bus network seriously pared back over the years. Further cuts would severely impair the ability some of the most vulnerable in society to access key services such as health care in our towns".

  • Article: May 6, 2019

    1350 (and counting) Liberal Democrat Councillors elected. 703 Councillor gains.

    We held control of every Council we were defending. We won control of twelve more.

    That officially makes this local election our best ever - smashing through the previous record by a country mile.

    Just as good - hundreds of people have joined the Liberal Democrats. It's our fastest day of membership growth in almost two years.

  • Article: May 6, 2019
    By Nigel McBride

    First of all, congratulations to Alec Sandiford on his excellent campaign in last week's local elections. Although unsuccessful in the end, he achieved a very creditable result in Fulford finishing well ahead of the Labour Party Candidate.

    The full result (two councillors elected) was :

    Peter ROYCROFT - Conservative 780 (33.3%)

  • Article: May 4, 2019

    The failure of Shropshire Council's new payments is having a major impact on key Council services as well significant elements of the County's economy. These are the key findings of research done by the County's Liberal Democrats over the last 10 days.

    Cllr Roger Evans, Leader of the Lib Dems on the Council said: "Major Council contractors have been feeling the pinch for months. Buses and Taxi companies who supply transport to schools are nearing breaking point with many vowing not to work for the Council. It is now apparent that key services like schools are affected with staff being unable to log on to the Council system or make payments."

  • Bus 1
    Article: May 2, 2019

    Cllr Jonny Keeley, Bishops Castle, Cllr David Vasmer, Underdale, Shrewsbury , Cllr Heather Kidd, Chirbury and Worthen, Town Councillor David Cooper, Bridgnorth all took part in the Bus Users Shropshire march on 27th April.

    The A553 bus from Plox Green to Bishops Castle is threatened with a reduction in services from 5 per day to 2 per day. This will seriously affect people from Bishops Castle along the route getting to hospital appointments, work, Children's centres now situated in Shrewsbury, volunteering at SpArC , getting to the doctors and much more. More than 100 people took part in this march and a considerable number from the 553 bus route.

  • .
    Article: Apr 4, 2019

    Two Councillors in the West of the County have asked Shropshire Council to rule our further cuts in bus services to the very rural parts of the County as the Council launches a consultation on the future our buses.

    Bishops Castle Councillor, Jonny Keeley, said: "First the Council strips away essential services claiming we can travel to use these in larger towns, then they propose to considerably reduce our bus service which will isolate people and reduce options for commuters, students and hospital visits.