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Young entrepreneurs to set up shop at Shrewsbury’s Darwin Centre

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:45

Budding young entrepreneurs will be setting up stands in the Darwin Shopping Centre in Shrewsbury on Saturday 26 January and Saturday 9 February [2019] to showcase their fledgling businesses as part of a Young Enterprise trade fair.

On the days the Young Enterprise teams will be talking to shoppers, explaining their business ideas, and hoping to sell some of their products.

The trade stands will be open to the public between 9am and 4pm.

The Darwin Shopping Centre, Shrewsbury

The fairs are part of the Young Enterprise Company Programme which supports teams of students in participating schools – helping them to develop their commercial skills into viable businesses that are judged against national criteria.

As well as producing business plans and providing financial information, each team also has to attend a ‘Dragons’ Den’ type interview and deliver a four minute presentation to judges, to compete for local and national awards.

David Graham, area manager for Young Enterprise Shropshire, said:

“Meeting the public, talking to the judges and the Mayor of Shrewsbury who generally attends is a very valuable learning opportunity for these Shropshire entrepreneur of the future.

 “It’s a lot of work for everyone involved – the volunteers, the business advisers, the teachers, the staff at the centre – and of course the students – but it’s always worth it to see the enthusiasm and determination to succeed shown by our young people.”  

Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:

“The trade fairs are open to the public and the students welcome the opportunity to interact with shoppers. We encourage people to come and meet Shropshire’s young entrepreneurs, and to see what Young Enterprise is up to this year.”

On the two days Young Enterprise Local Volunteer Board members and volunteers will all be on hand to talk about the Young Enterprise Company Programme.

New volunteers for the Programme are always welcome.  If you would like to help out as a business adviser, judge or award sponsor please contact David Graham (david.graham@y-e.org.uk) or speak to one of the local board members and volunteers at the trade fairs.

For more information about Shrewsbury’s shopping centres, visit www.shrewsbury-shopping.co.uk.

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Score a goal this Saturday for the chance to win £250 to spend at JD Sports

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 13:24

Visitors to the Darwin Shopping Centre in Shrewbury this Saturday will have the chance to win £250 to spend at JD Sports – by scoring a goal.

Signal 107 will be setting up their inflatable goal in the Darwin Centre between 11am and 1pm, and people are invited to take part. The fastest goal scored will win £250 to spend at JD Sports in Shrewsbury.

Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager, said:

“This is a great opportunity to test your shooting skills and have a chance to win the £250 prize. This promises to be a fantastic and fun event and I encourage people to come along on Saturday and take a shot – and I wish everyone the best of luck.”

For more information about Shrewsbury’s shopping centres, visit www.shrewsbury-shopping.co.uk

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The Demon Barbers coming to Theatre Severn on Thursday 14 March 2019

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:15

The Demon Barbers are coming to Shropshire Council’s Theatre Severn on Thursday 14 March 2019 at 8pm.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Breaking Tradition, the UK’s leading folk and hip hop Dance Company, and multi award-winning folk powerhouse, The Demon Barbers, invites families and folk fans to The Demon Barbers XL, winners of Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Part gig, part dance show, The Demon Barbers bring a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow.

Since winning ‘Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Demon Barbers have been immersed in the development of their Folk & Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza ‘The Lock In’. Following a number of successful UK tours, including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and 5 star reviews for their 2 week run at Edinburgh Fringe, The Demon Barbers now bring some of the UK’s most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop and Breakdancers onto the concert stage to create the live folk music & dance spectacular of the year!

Combining solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section, they create a unique and captivating sound.

The Demon Barbers XL features new material from their new album ‘Disco At The Tavern’ a collaboration with Grammy & Emmy Award winners Donal Hodgson and Kipper, best known for their work with Sting.

“It’s as if they’ve found the key to unlock the idea of 21st Century folk-rock revealing that these days rock isn’t part of the equation at all. They’re giving folk music its own dance revolution. The music here isn’t the background, it’s the manifesto. And it’s wonderful” Chris Nickson, f’Roots

“This really is a mind blowing album with so much good stuff. It has to be an award-winner this time next year.” R2 Magazine *****

“The inspiration comes from Damien Barber, front man of the award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, who supply the floor-shaking live music that alone justifies the price of the ticket” The Independent review of The Lock In

‘with driven punchy tunes and songs, drum ‘n’ bass grooves, the odd touch of ska and an ever present feel that this lot know how to party’ result in ‘one of the most exciting acts around… check them out….’  fRoots

www.thedemonbarbers.co.uk

Tickets: £19.50

T: 01743 281281 and online at www.theatresevern.co.uk

And in person at Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8FT.

Further information

The Demon Barbers XL Cast

Musician/singer – Damien Barber             Dancer – Marie Mathias

Musician/singer – Jim Boyle                        Dancer – Chris Banks

Musician – Dave Gray                                     Dancer – Zoe Moores

Musician – Ben Griffith                                  Musician – Angus Milne

Musician – Matt Aplin

Breaking Tradition Dance Company raises the profile of traditional English dance, music and song through integration with modern genres. The company aims to emphasise the cultural importance of traditional English heritage through delivery of high quality, accessible performance and education.

Founded by Artistic Director Damien Barber, the company is widely recognised as the UK’s leading folk and hip hop Dance Company and has developed its own unique repertoire of folk and hip hop dance fusion.

It is this originality that has led to Breaking Tradition’s critical acclaim, gaining 4 and 5 star national reviews for their high quality productions. Affiliated to the BBC Radio 2 Award Winning ‘The Demon Barbers’, live music is an essential part of the company’s work.

Damien Barber has been a professional folk singer since leaving college in 1989. Having spent 11 years as a solo artist he formed The Demon Barber Roadshow in 2000 gaining major recognition for their original and imaginative approach to traditional music, song and dance. He co-founded the award winning rapper sword team, Black Swan Rapper and created the Folk & Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza, The Lock In, in 2012 and is now established as one of the most respected performers of folk music in the UK today.

Shropshire Council’s Theatre Severn was officially opened on 25 March 2009 and is situated on Frankwell Quay, a stunning riverside location and one of the main gateways into Shrewsbury. The county town of Shropshire, renowned for its culture and heritage, Shrewsbury is an increasingly popular visitor destination.

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Last chance to comment on proposed new skidding resistance policy

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:02

A six-week consultation on planned changes to Shropshire Council’s skidding resistance policy and highway safety inspection manual ends next week (22 January 2019) and people are being encouraged to have their say before the consultation closes.

The consultation can be found on the Shropshire Council website here.

The main purpose of the proposed changes is to bring the council’s policies in line with the majority of other highways authorities, and better align risk policies with external advice, resources and risk management. A number of changes to remove redundant categories and clarify roles and responsibilities are also proposed.

The objective of Shropshire’s skidding resistance policy is to control the risk of skidding incidents on a defined network of major roads by the provision of a level of wet road skid resistance that is appropriate for each location. The policy sets out every aspect of how wet road skid resistance is managed.

It’s proposed that an updated policy is prepared based on available good practice from Highways England. The proposed updated skidding resistance policy will set a consistent level of risk of wet road skid accidents across the major roads in Shropshire.

The current highway safety inspection manual includes a minimum investigatory level of 25mm for defects on the carriageways. Concerns have been raised that an investigatory level of 25mm as set out in the current policy may be difficult to discern from a slow-moving vehicle leading to a failure to record some defects.

It’s proposed to instead set the minimum investigatory level for a defect on a carriageway to 40mm.

Steve Davenport, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“These proposed changes would bring the council’s policies in line with the majority of other highways authorities, and better align our risk policies with external advice, resources and risk management. We ask people to take a close look at our proposals and tell us what they think.”

To comment on these proposals, please go to shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved before Sunday 20 January 2019.

All responses to the consultation will be carefully considered before the final proposals are presented to Shropshire Council’s Cabinet in early 2019.

Further information

Proposed changes to the current skidding resistance policy include:

  • Under the Highways Act there is a duty to make sure the highways are safe. Paragraph 9.7 of the 2010 Skidding Policy states that Shropshire Council will erect ‘slippery’ warning signs where a new surface has been laid. This practice has since changed within the industry and new guidance is available. As a result it is proposed that 9.7 of the policy will be removed, allowing for a more flexible, risk-based approach.
  • It is proposed that roles and responsibilities are clarified and aligned with the roles in the highways safety inspection policy.
  • It is promised that improvements in the specification of data collection are explained and included in the updated policy.
  • It is proposed that the new policy see the removal of a now redundant site category, X.
  • It is proposed that a minor update of the site investigation process is made to accommodate the latest developments in technology.

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Decisions made by South planning committee on 15 January 2019

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:56

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

Burford Nurseries, Burford, WR15 8HF (18/03308/FUL) Change of use of land and siting of 40 static holiday caravans for the purposes of creating a holiday park; alterations to access arrangements, internal roads and parking, play area, retention of existing cafe building as reception, cafe-bistro, park shop and first floor warden’s accommodation, and associated landscaping.

Decision

That, as per the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report and the following additional conditions:

  • Before the caravans are first installed details of their external colour shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority; and
  • Provision of cycle racks.

Woodhouse Farmhouse, Wyke, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NZ (18/05004/FUL) Erection of glazed canopy to side elevation; erection of detached art studio.

Decision

That, as per the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

Woodhouse Farmhouse, Wyke, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NZ (18/05005/LBC) Works to Listed Building to facilitate the erection of glazed canopy to side elevation.

Decision

That, as per the officer’s recommendation, planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

For further information relating to the decisions go to our online planning register and search for the application by using the reference number or keyword.

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Big Energy-Saving Week – information and advice available in Shrewsbury on Saturday 19 January

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:44

Information and advice on saving money and keeping warm in the home will be available to residents in The Square, Shrewsbury on Saturday 19 January 2019, 10am until 3pm, as part of national Big Energy-Saving Week.

The event will be hosted by Keep Shropshire Warm – a partnership between Shropshire Council and Marches Energy Agency, a registered charity specialising in energy advice.  Advisers will be on hand to deal with a range of queries from the public, and to give out money-saving freebies such as energy monitors.

Energy Saving advice stalls

Many residents will be feeling the pinch after Christmas, with energy price rises and cold weather here. Often people don’t know they can save hundred of pounds by changing energy supplier, and access extra money such as the £140 Warm Home Discount.  There are also grants out there for heating and insulation improvements – delivering thousands of pounds in funding to households such as low income households with no central heating or broken heating systems.

Big Energy-Saving Week

Big Energy-Saving Week 2019 is a national Citizen’s Advice campaign to help consumers understand their energy use, cut their bills and get the financial support they are entitled to.  It is being delivered by local partner organisations, such as Keep Shropshire Warm.  Throughout the year Keep Shropshire Warm can offer free and impartial advice to Shropshire residents via Freephone 0800 112 3743.

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, health and social housing, said:

“We are committed to ensuring residents get the advice and support they need to help them live in warm, safe and comfortable homes. Therefore I’d really encourage people to come along to our Keep Shropshire Warm event on Saturday 19 January, to find out more about what advice and support is on offer.”

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Decisions made by Cabinet on 16 January 2019 – plus video of meeting

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:47

Some important decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet at its meeting today (Wednesday 16 January 2018).

To see the full agenda and papers, click here.

These items on the published agenda were discussed and approved in line with the recommendations:

    • Draft private rented sector housing enforcement policy, introducing civil penalties and rent repayment orders, for consultation
    • Shropshire schools funding formula 2019/2020.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1Yt3esAWE

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New running track made from recycled road now in use at Criftins CE Primary School

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:16

The new running track at Criftins CE Primary Schol

A new running track made from a recycled Shropshire road is now in use at Criftins CE Primary School near Ellesmere.

Constructed using recycled road planings from the resurfacing of the B4499 Hogstow Bank near Minsterley, it’s the first of 15 such tracks being built at primary schools across Shropshire to help children meet the Daily Mile Challenge to walk or run a mile every day.

Criftins pupils try out the school’s new running track

A second track is already underway at Cockshutt Primary School, and this is set to be completed and in use by 25 January 2019.

Construction of the tracks has been made possible thanks to the government’s ‘sugar tax’ and the efforts of staff from Shropshire Council, WSP and Kier – partners in the Shropshire Highways alliance. Click here for more information.

Construction of the track at Criftins began in early December 2018. Markings are due to be painted on the track shortly, and this will be done at the same time as the markings are painted on the Cockshutt running track.

Work is underway on the new running track at Cockshutt CE Primary School

The 15 tracks will be constructed from a total of 1500 tonnes of recycled Shropshire roads. In each case the track will be made of unwanted materials from road maintenance work being carried out close to the school.

In addition, a number of improvements to each school’s facilities will also be carried out while the tracks are being constructed, including maintaining forest schools, maintaining school gardens, refreshing playground markings, repairing raised plant beds, and repainting car park markings.

In total, 4000 children are set to benefit from the project, which will enable each child to walk or run a total of 285km in each academic year, at a cost of just £1.30 per pupil per year.

The idea for the tracks came about earlier this year when Shropshire Council received £226,572 from the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF) – which is funded through the ‘sugar tax’ grant. Of the total grant, £105,000 was set aside to provide school running tracks – to help children meet the ‘Daily Mile challenge’ to walk or run a mile every day.

Nick Bardsley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“I’m delighted that the first track is now in use at Criftins, with a second to be completed shortly at Cockshutt Primary, and a further thirteen to follow in the coming months. The tracks really will provide the schools with health and educational learning benefits for their pupils, in terms of both physical and mental well-being.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“I want to thank everyone involved for helping to make these running tracks a reality. It’s brilliant that our partners WSP and Kier are donating time and materials to aid children’s fitness, and that we can put our old and unwanted road materials to such good use.

“I know that WSP, Kier and their subcontractors Tarmac and L & R Roadlines, are thrilled to bring their expertise to this fantastic project. Whilst the construction of the tracks is reasonably straightforward, the real challenge has been the logistics of linking the construction of the tracks to Shropshire’s highway maintenance programme. This has required meticulous planning and close collaboration between all parties. By constructing the tracks in this way, we have been able to provide, on average a 60% cost saving, making the grant go further and requiring no additional financial input from the schools themselves.”

Further information

Regular updates about the progress of the running tracks project can be found at www.shropshire.gov.uk.

 The 15 schools that will be getting a new running track are:

    • Oakmeadow CE Primary & Nursery School, Bayston Hill
    • Church Preen Primary School
    • Cockshutt CE Primary School & Nursery
    • Christ Church CE Primary School, Cressage
    • Criftins CE Primary School
    • Highley Community Primary School
    • Kinnerley CE Primary School
    • Market Drayton Infant School & Nursery
    • Market Drayton Junior School
    • Lower Heath CE Primary School
    • Shifnal Primary School
    • Harlescott Junior School
    • St George’s Junior School, Shrewsbury
    • St Peter’s CE Primary & Nursery School, Wem
    • Woore Primary & Nursery School

Work at each school will coincide with highways maintenance work nearby, enabling the material to be quickly and easily transported to the school.

A further 29 schools have received Sugar Tax funding to spend on other related activity.

Key facts

The following figures give an indication of both the complexity and scale of the project that is to be undertaken:

  • A total of 4132m of running track will be constructed using
      • 8km of timber edging used, along with
      • 5500 wooden pegs and
      • 1500 tonnes of recycled carriageway
  • A total of 4000 children across Shropshire will benefit from the tracks, allowing each child to walk or run a total of 285km in the academic year. With a minimum 20 year design life, the cost of providing this is only £1.30 per child per year.

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Agencies effective at dealing with Shropshire children in need or at risk, report finds

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:14

Agencies including Shropshire Council, Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and West Mercia Police provide an effective response when concerns are raised about children who may be in need or at risk of significant harm, a government inspection has found.

The inspection of the ‘multi-agency response to sexual abuse in the family in Shropshire’ was carried out between 19 and 23 November 2018 by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), HMI Constabulary and Fire & Rescue services (HMICFRS) and HMI Probation.

It included an evaluation of the multi-agency ‘Compass’ service, which receives referrals about children who may be in need or at risk.

In their report [published today, 15 January 2019] inspectors outline their findings about the effectiveness of partnership working and about the work of individual agencies in Shropshire.

They find that partnership arrangements in Shropshire are ‘well established and effective’, and identify ‘strong and mature partnership working’ across the agencies, and a ‘robust commitment’ to shared learning and improvement.

They say that Compass services are ‘well established, with experienced, confident and competent social work staff and managers who recognise issues of child sexual abuse along with other safeguarding issues, and respond sensitively’.

The report also finds that:

  • Multi-agency arrangements for children who are at risk of or experiencing sexual exploitation and who go missing are a strength.
  • Multi-agency public protection arrangements are well established and effective.
  • Health professionals share relevant and timely information when raising concerns about children, including unborn children.
  • The West Mercia Police-commissioned Paediatric Sexual Assault Service (PSAS) is a comprehensive resource for Shropshire children and young people who have been sexually assaulted.
  • The Child Sexual Exploitation Panel is a valued multi-agency forum for health professionals to share information and contribute to risk management plans, and is contributing to improvements in safeguarding practice.
  • The Safeguarding Children Board continues to be effective in monitoring and evaluating the work of statutory partners.
  • Schools are valued partners in the multi-agency partnership for Shropshire. This is reinforced by the active schools safeguarding group.

Referring to the key individual agencies, the report finds that:

  • Effective leadership and a whole council-approach has ensured that that Shropshire Council has continued to strengthen services for vulnerable children.
  • Shropshire CCG senior leaders show strong commitment to improving outcomes for vulnerable children
  • Police leaders are committed to the partnership and have prioritised the protection of children who are vulnerable and at risk of child sexual abuse.

Nick Bardsley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services, said:

“We welcome the findings of this inspection, which recognises the effectiveness of the important work that Shropshire Council and our partners carry out to help keep children safe. It’s especially pleasing inspectors have recognised that, since been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2017, Shropshire Council has continued to strengthen services for our vulnerable chidren. This demonstrates our determination to continually improve and to provide the best possible support to our children and families.”

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said:

“This report reflects the very successful partnership working between the CCG, the council, and the police and lays a very firm foundation for supporting those who are most at risk and vulnerable in our community.”

Shropshire Superintendent Mo Lansdale from West Mercia Police, said:

“It is encouraging the inspectors have recognised we are committed to working in partnership with other agencies to protect children who are vulnerable and at risk of child sexual abuse. This will remain a priority for us as we continue to do all we can to protect people from harm.”

Inspectors did find that some areas of multi-agency working and professional practice could be further strengthened and improved, but recognised that most of these areas are already the focus of strategic plans to improve outcomes for children.

The findings from this inspection will contribute to the ongoing improvement work for Shropshire and Telford NHS Trust and the Shropshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing services.

Further information

As part of the inspection, inspectors also:

  • took an in-depth look at the effectiveness of services for a small group of children and young people who have suffered, or are at risk of, child sexual abuse in the family environment.
  • considered and evaluated the effectiveness of the multi-agency leadership and management of this work, including the role played by the local safeguarding children board.

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Cold weather alert from Friday 18 Jan – advice on hand to help you stay safe and well

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:11

With many parts of England forecast to receive another bout of cold weather from Friday 18 January 2019, Shropshire Council’s public health team are reminding residents across the county to keep warm and well during the cold.

Help Us Help You

The council’s ‘Stay safe and well this winter’ website offers a range of advice and information, from helping vulnerable people to remain safe and well, to notifications of school closures and travel updates.

The website signposts people to a wide range of both local and national winter-related information which includes:

    • Stay well this winter, Public Health England and NHS advice – to help those people who are most at risk of illness during winter to take steps to stay well, including make sure you get your flu jab. Pharmacies offer flu vaccinations in Shropshire.
    • Local information during bad weather – updates and information on traffic, winter road maintenance, road and school closures, what to do if your waste is not collected and services effected by adverse weather
    • Keep well and warm– Government advice on staying well in cold weather, covering issues such as financial help, healthy lifestyle and heating.
    • Get Ready for Winter– Met Office advice and information of the dangers posed by winter weather and provide tips and advice on how to minimise its impact.
    • Winter advice for older people– advice and information from Age UK.
    • Shropshire Newsroom– news and updates from Shropshire Council.
    • Rough sleepers – advice on how to let us know if you see someone rough sleeping.

Spells of cold weather can put older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children, at risk from a range of conditions, because cold weather forces their bodies to work much harder than usual.

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult services, health and social housing, said:-

“Shropshire Council’s ‘stay safe and well’ pages are designed to help residents in Shropshire remain well throughout the winter period.

“Much of this advice is common sense but it’s always worth making the point, as there are many people out there, the very young and very old and those with underlying health conditions, such as asthma and heart disease and those who sleep rough, who will feel the effects of cold weather more than others. This is why we issue these warnings, so that people think about what activities are appropriate for them and their situation.

“This time of year we are also very mindful of those who are sleeping rough. Our Homeless Outreach Street Triage (HOST) team provide a valuable resource in Shropshire to react to reports of rough sleepers and getting the correct support to them as soon as possible. This has proved invaluable in helping to reduce the numbers living on the streets and improving the outcomes for those unfortunate enough to find themselves homeless.

“We therefore urge people to take practical steps such as to wrap up warm before the temperature dial hits freezing, so I’d really encourage everyone to view our stay safe and well pages, which offer invaluable advice and tips, as well as useful contacts, on keeping safe and well.”

With flu uptakes slightly down in 2018 from last year, the public health team are also urging those eligible for a free flu vaccine to take up their flu jab.

It’s not too late to vaccinate

Dr Irfan Ghani, Shropshire Council’s consultant in public health, added:

“It’s really important for those who are eligible* to take up their free flu jab to do so now, especially if you have an underlying health condition such as asthma, diabetes or chest/heart condition etc.

“The vaccine is the best defence we have against the spread of flu, and it isn’t too late to get vaccinated.”

Top tips to prepare for colder weather:-

  • look out for friends and family who may be vulnerable to the cold, and ensure they have access to warm food and drinks and are managing to heat their homes adequately
  • try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long-term illness or are 65 or over
  • stay tuned for weather forecasts, ensure you are stocked with food and medications in advance, have deliveries, or ask a friend to help
  • take weather into account when planning your activity over the following days
  • if eligible, seek entitlements and benefits – power and utility companies have schemes which make at-risk groups a priority for reconnection following power cuts
  • avoid exposing yourself to cold or icy outdoor conditions if you are at a higher risk of cold-related illness or falls
  • discuss with your friends and neighbours the need to clear snow and ice from in front of your house and public walkways nearby.

Visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/stay-safe-and-well-this-winter/

If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough in England or Wales you can refer them using the following details:

  • Streetlink website – www.streetlink.org.uk
  • Contact Shropshire Council’s housing options team on 0345 678 9005 or
  • Contact Shrewsbury Ark on 01743 363305. 

Further information

Eligibility – Who is eligible for the free flu vaccine?

The free flu vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu. These include:

    • people aged 65 and over
    • pregnant women
    • people with underlying health conditions
    • children (aged 2-9)
    • carers.

People aged 18 – 64 with underlying health conditions, will be offered a ‘quadrivalent’ vaccine that will offer protection against four strains of flu.  

For older people, taking up their flu vaccine could reduce GP consultations by 30,000, hospitalisations by over 2,000 and prevent over 700 hospital deaths from flu in England.

Underlying health condition?

People with certain serious health conditions are more at risk during the cold weather and flu can worsen their health problems. Those eligible include people with the following conditions:

    • a heart problem
    • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including COPD, bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
    • kidney disease
    • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
    • liver disease
    • stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
    • Diabetes
    • a neurological condition eg multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or learning disability
    • a problem with spleen eg sickle cell disease, or you have had spleen removed.

 

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Local Plan Review – site allocations consultation meetings in Shrewsbury this month

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:48

Shropshire Council’s planning policy team has launched the ‘Preferred Sites’ consultation until Friday 8 February 2019, and during this time there will be a number of public meetings open to all, throughout the county, where local proposals will be explained and there will be the opportunity to discuss in depth how they impact locally.  Please come along and have your say on how your community is shaped for the future.

There will be three meetings taking place in the Shrewsbury area, to allow local people to hear more about proposals for their area. These meetings will all be held at Guildhall in Shrewsbury at 7pm on the relevant dates (below).

Wednesday 16 January – Shrewsbury town plan polices.

Thursday 17 January – Shrewsbury rural north polices, including the settlements of Nesscliffe, Baschurch, Bomere Heath, Bicton and Ford.

Thursday 24 January – Shrewsbury rural south policies, including the settlements of Hanwood, Bayston Hill, Longden, Cross Houses and Dorrington.

The Preferred Sites consultation document outlines a housing policy direction to improve the delivery of local housing needs and establishes development guidelines and development boundaries for a number of communities in the Shrewsbury area The plan sets out the preferred sites to deliver the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth during the period 2016 to 2036.

If you are unable to attend any of the public meetings you can still comment on the proposals by following the link below and commenting on the documents online:-

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local community enablement officer Mathew Mead at mathew.mead@shropshire.gov.uk.

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Extension of time period for Local Plan Preferred Sites consultation

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:44

Shropshire Council is currently asking for comments on its Preferred Sites document. This is the third stage of its Local Plan Review preparation process.

The consultation period for the Preferred Sites document began on 29 November 2018 and was scheduled to run until 31 January 2019. However, the closing date for the receipt of consultation responses has now been extended by a week to Friday 8 February 2019, in recognition of the time lost during the Christmas shut down.

All documents associated with the consultation and the response questionnaires can be found on the ‘Get Involved’ part of the council’s website.

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Applications going to Central planning committee on 17 January 2019

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:01

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 17 January 2019 at 2pm.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the full agenda and reports, click here.

  • Development land to the west of Lesley Owen Way, Shrewsbury (18/04674/REM) Approval of reserved matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) pursuant to 16/00476/OUT for mixed residential development of 40 dwellings to include affordable houses; formation of vehicular access (from Lesley Owen Way) and estate roads.
  • Proposed rural exception site north of Condover, Shrewsbury (18/04797/FUL) Erection of 20 affordable dwellings; formation of vehicular access with visibility splay; all associated works.
  • Proposed concierge glamping site at Hencote Farm, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury (18/04537/ADV) Erect and display 2No. externally illuminated roadside feature display entrance name signs.
  • Cressage Men’s Club, Sheinton Road, Cressage, Shrewsbury (18/05041/FUL) Application under Section 73A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the formation of a decked area (retrospective).

Decisions will be made available after the meeting on our online planning register which you can search by using the appropriate reference number or keyword.

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Decisions made by Central planning committee on 20 December 2018

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:55

The following decisions were made by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 20 December 2018.

Former Copthorne Barracks, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury (18/03637/REM) Approval of reserved matters (appearance, layout, scale and landscaping) pursuant to the Outline Permission 16/04228/OUT for the erection of 216 no. dwellings (conditions 15 and 17 amended and 25 removed by 18/01826/AMP) (Amended description).

Decision

That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation subject to: 

  • The conditions set out in Appendix 1;
  • An additional condition in relation to a management plan for both the future maintenance and management of both the play area and the interpretation board as outlined in the Schedule of Additional Letters;
  • An additional Condition in relation to the new boundary wall as outlined in the Schedule of Additional Letters and amended by the Case Officer as follows:Prior to the construction of any new boundary wall samples and/or details of the bricks to be used shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The development shall be carried out in complete accordance with the approved details.Reason:  To ensure that the external appearance of the development is satisfactory; and 
  • An informative being added to the decision notice in relation to the Committees request that plateaus be installed to calm traffic.

Proposed development land at former bus depot, Minsterley, Shrewsbury (18/03583/OUT) Outline application for mixed use development for residential, retail and business units with associated parking (all matters reserved).

Decision

That consideration of the application be deferred to a future meeting of this committee to allow the applicant the opportunity to provide details of a flood risk assessment and a noise assessment.

182 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury (18/05121/FUL) Alterations to existing retail unit to form a hot food premises and takeaway premises including flue and ventilation system to include change of use.

Decision

That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation subject to:

    • The Conditions as set out in Appendix 1;
    • An additional condition to request a litter bin outside the premises; and
    • The following amendment to Condition 5:

The resultant takeaway premises (Use Class A5) hereby approved shall only operate within the hours of 3pm to 12am, Monday to Sunday. Reason: In the interests of neighbouring amenity.

Proposed dwelling north east of Waters Edge, Mill Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury (18/04801/OUT) Outline application (appearance, access, layout and scale for consideration) for the erection of one dwelling.

Decision

That planning permission be granted as per the officer’s recommendation subject to the Conditions as set out in Appendix 1.

 

For further information relating to the decisions go to our online planning register and search for the application by using the reference number or keyword.

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Local Plan Review – site allocations consultation meeting in Bishop’s Castle on 21 January

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:45

Shropshire Council’s planning policy team has launched the ‘Preferred Sites’ consultation which runs until Thursday 31 January 2019, and during this time there will be a number of public meetings open to all, throughout the county, where local proposals will be explained and there will be the opportunity to discuss in depth how they impact locally. Please come along and have your say on how your community is shaped for the future.

The Bishop’s Castle place plan area meeting will be held on Monday 21 January 2019 at the Public Hall in Bishop’s Castle, starting at 7pm.

The Preferred Sites consultation document outlines a housing policy direction to improve the delivery of local housing needs and establishes development guidelines and development boundaries for a number of communities in the area including Bishop’s Castle, Clun, Bucknell, Worthen and Chirbury. The plan sets out the preferred sites to deliver the scale and distribution of housing and employment growth during the period 2016 to 2036.

Jonny Keeley, local Shropshire Councillor for Bishop’s Castle, said:-

“Across south west Shropshire we have a number of communities that have been designated as hub settlements, which will see new housing development over the next 20 years. These meetings give the public the chance to find out more about these sites and to have their say on them. We recognise the need for new housing in the area, but also want to make sure we allocate the correct sites and provide housing which supports our communities to be sustainable.”

If you are unable to attend any of the public meetings you can still comment on the proposals by following the link below and commenting on the documents online:-

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local community enablement officer Mathew Mead at mathew.mead@shropshire.gov.uk.

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Have your say in Shropshire Council’s budget consultation

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 15:52

Shropshire Council is seeking the views of residents and organisations on its budget for 2019/20, which runs from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

The budget consultation provides local people and organisations with the opportunity to tell the council what they think about the specific proposals outlined in the Financial Strategy for 2019/20.

These proposals aim to help address the difference between the limited funding the council receives, and the increasing cost of providing services such as adult social care and children’s social care up until 2020/21. The council is planning to deliver savings of £18.5m in 2019/20.

The council has delivered savings of over £48m in the last three years and, whilst this has enabled it to deliver balanced budgets each year, further work is still needed to deliver more savings as Government grants continue to reduce.

Further cuts on existing budget areas are becoming more and more difficult and so the council is looking at other ways to deliver a more sustainable funding position, including bringing in income.

The main pressure on council budgets is within the revenue budget (money it can use to deliver day-to-day services), and so the council is using its capital budget (money it can only use to invest) to develop some large-scale schemes that will deliver additional income or reduced costs. These include things like the purchase of the Shrewsbury shopping centres, the council’s Digital Transformation Programme, and the refurbishment of Shirehall.

This should relieve the pressure on the revenue budget, meaning less savings needed on the day-to-day running of essential services.

In terms of funding, the main area that the council has control over is setting the council tax level for the next year. For 2019/20, the council is proposing a 2.99% increase to council tax in addition to a 1% increase that is used specifically for social care. This is the maximum that the council can raise through council tax in this year and, if approved, it will bring in £5.926 million to help the council to deliver important services that the council is required to provide.

Peter Nutting, Shropshire Council’s Leader, said:

“As a result of substantial Government funding reductions, we need to significantly reduce our budget and make unprecedented changes to our services.

“In 2019/20 Shropshire Council is facing a budget shortfall of around £26.7m. Putting it simply, our income has fallen due to Government cuts, whilst demand for our vital services that protect some of our most vulnerable has increased.

“We’ve identified many solutions for next year, including investing in capital schemes which generate a return on investment. Also, it’s widely understood that investing in such schemes supports economic, housing and population growth and offers a better return on investment than just keeping money in a bank.

“Please take a few minutes to find out more about our proposed savings and let us know what you think.”

To find out more and have your say, please visit http://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/2019-budget-consultation/

The results of the consultation will be presented to full Council and help inform councillors when they meet to set the council’s budget for 2019/20 on Thursday 28 February 2019.

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Councils win funding to help tackle fuel poverty with Warm Homes Fund

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Tue, 01/08/2019 - 14:05

Over 300 households across Shropshire and Herefordshire are set to benefit from affordable heating thanks to funding from the Warm Homes Fund.

Warm Homes Fund

The £1.8m of funding will be used to pay for the installation of affordable central heating systems for households in fuel poverty. The fund, established by National Grid, and being administered by community interest company Affordable Warmth Solutions, is designed to support councils, registered social landlords and relevant partner organisations to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households.

Shropshire Council, in partnership with Herefordshire Council and Marches Energy Agency (MEA), were successful in securing the bid, which will help low income private occupiers, including owner occupiers and privately renting tenants, to install central heating, such as mains gas, LPG or renewable heating.

Fuel poverty remains a significant issue in both Shropshire and Herefordshire, with an estimated 17,670 households thought to suffer from fuel poverty across Shropshire and a further 11,043 households in Herefordshire.

A lack of central heating in a property can in itself cause fuel poverty and for those in poor health, old age and with limited cash, the prospect of cold-related ill health is very real, with many facing the prospect of a visit to hospital, causing further pressure on the NHS in the winter months due to cold conditions.

It is estimated that cold homes cost the NHS in England £850 million – £1.36 billion per year.* Those living in cold homes place increased pressure on already stretched health and social care services. Overall, poor housing represents a similar risk to the NHS as physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol. *(BRE – 2015, Age UK – 2012).

Many people are unaware of the risks that living in a cold home present to their health.  The risk of a stroke or heart attack rises, and other conditions such as colds and flu can become more likely. Just putting on another jumper or relying on one heater isn’t enough for many people.

The project will also target those who are in poor health or at risk of ill health, those with underlying health issues, those caring for a vulnerable person, or those worried about their home being cold or damp.

Warm Homes Fund success

Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult services, health and social housing, said:

“We know that living in cold homes can cause cumulative problems for the health and well-being of some of our most vulnerable residents.  No one should have to live in such conditions.

“We believe that everyone deserves to live in a warm and safe home and we are delighted to have received this funding from the Warm Homes Fund.  Our project will help address fuel poverty across Shropshire, by helping those who need it most.”

Andy Begley, Shropshire Council’s director of adult social care and housing, added:-

“We are committed to tackling fuel poverty in Shropshire and work with many partners across the county to identify and help those who are most vulnerable and living in cold homes.

“Receiving this additional funding is fantastic news. We want as many households as possible to benefit from our project and hope residents take up the opportunity to get their homes made warmer and safer.”

To qualify for support through the project, householders will need to be in a privately- owned or rented property without a recognised central heating system, typically be low income and either be in receipt of certain qualifying benefits and/or vulnerable.

If you feel that you may qualify then please contact our friendly advisors at Keep Shropshire Warm on 0800 112 3743 or email advice@mea.org.uk.

Further information  

Keep Shropshire Warm is a partnership between Shropshire Council and Marches Energy Agency. The scheme provides free and impartial energy advice to local residents through an advice line, home visits and community events, as well as funding for energy efficiency measures. The service can also offer advice on energy tariffs and discounts, suppliers, and how to better use energy at home. 

Warm Homes Fund

National Grid, and community interest company Affordable Warmth Solution (AWS), have established a £150m Warm Homes Fund (WHF) designed to support councils, registered social landlords and other organisations working in partnership with them, to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households.

In 2014 the Government introduced a statutory target to ensure fuel poor homes in England achieve a minimum energy efficiency rating of Band C by 31 December 2030, with targets in Scotland and Wales also set by the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly respectively. NEA’s Annual Fuel Poverty Monitor reports that without additional investment and ambition these targets may not be realised.

The WHF is primarily designed to address some of these issues by incentivising the installation of affordable heating solutions in fuel poor households who do not use mains gas as their primary heating fuel. It is envisaged that the fund will be used to supplement local strategic plans and other funds available.

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Local Plan Review: site allocations consultation meeting in Albrighton on 22 January

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:54

Shropshire Council’s planning policy team has launched the ‘Preferred Sites’ consultation until Thursday 31 January 2019. During this time there will be a number of public meetings open to all, throughout the county, where the Local Plan process and local development proposals will be explained and there will be the opportunity to highlight issues specific concerns and suggest alternatives to the preferred approach set out in the consultation document. Please come along and have your say on how your community is shaped for the future.   

The Albrighton Place Plan area meeting will be held on Tuesday 22 January 2019 at the Red House, Albrighton – 7pm start.

The Preferred Sites consultation document outlines a housing policy direction to improve the delivery of local housing needs and establishes development guidelines and development boundaries for Shrewsbury, the principal and key centres and each proposed Community Hub. It sets out the preferred sites to deliver the preferred scale and distribution of housing and employment growth during the period 2016 to 2036. 

Malcolm Pate, local Shropshire Councillor for Albrighton, said:-

“The Albrighton presentation will provide an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to learn more about the proposals and to question Shropshire Council planning policy officers.”

 

Claire Wild, local Shropshire Councillor for Severn Valley, said:

“I urge all residents to attend this public meeting and air their views on the proposed sites.“

Whether or not you attend any of the public meetings you can comment on the proposals by following the link below and commenting on the documents online:-

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local community enablement officer Andrea McWilliams at andrea.mcwilliams@shropshire.gov.uk.

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Applications going to South planning committee on 15 January 2019

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 15:15

The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at 2pm.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the full agenda and reports, click here.

  • Burford Nurseries, Burford, WR15 8HF (18/03308/FUL) Change of use of land and siting of 40 static holiday caravans for the purposes of creating a holiday park; alterations to access arrangements, internal roads and parking, play area, retention of existing cafe building as reception, cafe-bistro, park shop and first floor warden’s accommodation, and associated landscaping.
  • Woodhouse Farmhouse, Wyke, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NZ (18/05004/FUL) Erection of glazed canopy to side elevation; erection of detached art studio.
  • Woodhouse Farmhouse, Wyke, Much Wenlock, TF13 6NZ (18/05005/LBC) Works to Listed Building to facilitate the erection of glazed canopy to side elevation.

Decisions will be made available after the meeting on our online planning register which you can search by using the appropriate reference number or keyword.

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New parking charges in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton from Monday 14 January

BBC Shropshire News Feed - Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:54

Parking will be free in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton in all Shropshire Council car parks this Sunday [13 January 2019], while parking machines are re-programmed and new signage put in place ahead of changes to each town’s parking charges which come into effect the following day (Monday 14 January).

The new parking arrangements are being introduced as part of Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy and offer a wide range of benefits to people parking in these three towns, including:

  • A set price per hour to park – making charges simpler.
  • 15 minutes’ pop and shop parking – including 10 minutes’ statutory grace period.
  • Payment by contactless, card and coin with new pay and display machines.
  • Cashless parking with MiPermit – pay using your smartphone, text message, website and telephone.
  • Free parking from 6pm to 8am.
  • Free parking after eight hours in:
    o Innage Lane, Riverside and Severn Street car parks, Bridgnorth
    o all Church Stretton car parks
    o all Much Wenlock car parks.
  • No more short-stay parking.
  • Free parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays – except Listley Street North and South and Sainsbury’s car parks in Bridgnorth (excluding HGV parking charges).
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and Bank/public holidays in Listley Street North and South and Sainsbury’s car parks in Bridgnorth.
  • Discounted weekly tickets in Riverside, Severn Street and Innage Lane car parks in Bridgnorth; and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks.
  • Discounted season tickets in Severn Street and Innage Lane car parks in Bridgnorth; and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks.
  • Discounted residents’ permits in Severn Street and Innage Lane car parks in Bridgnorth, and all Church Stretton and Much Wenlock car parks.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“Our new parking strategy is designed to make parking charges clearer and simpler, and to deliver a wide range of other improvements and benefits to people using our car parks.
“The new parking charges and arrangements agreed last autumn have already been successfully introduced in Shrewsbury and Ludlow, and I’m pleased that we can now make the appropriate changes in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton.
“The new arrangements offer a wide range of benefits to users of our car parks, and a number of improvements on the current arrangements, including a variety of free and cheap parking, and parking charges that are easier to understand – together with a wider range of payment methods.”

A review of residents’ parking in Bridgnorth is underway including work to enable the switch to digital permits.

In Bridgnorth season tickets and residents’ permits are no longer available in Smithfield car park, with alternative provision available in Innage Lane car park. Likewise, existing pay and display charges are to remain in Smithfield car park in the interim period prior to redevelopment of the site.

Following their introduction in Bridgnorth, Much Wenlock and Church Stretton new parking charges are due to be rolled out as follows:

  • Oswestry, Wem, Ellesmere (28 January 2019)
  • Market Drayton, Whitchurch and Prees Heath (11 February 2019)

For more information, go to shropshire.gov.uk/parking.

Further information

In BRIDGNORTH – the new parking charges/arrangements from Monday 14 January (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

Listley Street North and South – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1/hr

  • Minimum charge £1
  • Parking for four hours – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Parking now available for more than four hours as no short-stay
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (50p/hour)
  • 130 car parking spaces

Sainsbury’s – Linear (per minute) charges apply – £1/hr

  • Minimum charge £1
  • Parking for four hours – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Parking now available for more than four hours as no short-stay
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Half-price parking on Sundays and bank/public holidays (50p/hour)
  • 261 car parking bays and 13 Blue Badge bays

Riverside – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hr

  • Minimum charge 70p
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking for three to four hours – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Parking now available for more than 4 hours as no short stay
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £24
  • Six car parking spaces

Smithfield

  • No changes to tariffs or charging days/hours
  • Removal of opportunity to purchase season tickets (all types)
  • Current season tickets will continue to be permitted until expiry or development of site

Innage Lane – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking for nine and half hours or less – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 149 car parking bays and nine Blue Badge bays

Severn Street – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking for nine and half hours or less – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 103 car parking bays

In MUCH WENLOCK the new parking charges/arrangements from Monday 14 January (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

Back Lane – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 70p/hr

  • Minimum charge 70p
  • Maximum charge £5.60 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • Parking now available for more than 1 hour as no short stay
  • NEW discounted season and residents’ permits
  • Nine car parking spaces

St Mary’s Lane – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £17
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 46 car parking bays

Falcon’s Court – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 46 car parking bays

New Road – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • NEW weekly tickets available – seven days’ parking for £10
  • Discounted season tickets and residents’ permits
  • 46 car parking bays

In CHURCH STRETTON the new parking charges/arrangements from Monday 14 January (in Shropshire Council car parks) are:

Easthope Road – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 50p/hr

  • Minimum charge 50p
  • Maximum charge £4 per day
  • Parking for two to seven and half hours or less – CHEAPER than before the changes
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • 146 car parking spaces that includes two electric car charging bays

Crossways – Linear (per minute) charges apply – 30p/hr

  • Minimum charge 30p
  • Maximum charge £2.40 per day
  • FREE parking on Sundays
  • FREE parking on bank/public holidays
  • FREE parking from 6pm to 8am
  • MiPermit/cashless parking to be used for all parking periods
  • Removal of pay and display machine

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