Archive for May, 2014
The Much Wenlock Neighbourhood Plan referendum took place yesterday. The referendum is one of three that took place on 22nd May. The fourteen that had already taken place across England have all received a “Yes” vote with the levels of approval varying between 74% and 96%. Much Wenlock delivered a very clear 85% “yes” vote.
This is a clear and positive outcome in Much Wenlock, which will help to preserve its unique character and allow an appropriate and well-managed level of growth to ensure its on-going sustainability as a vibrant and attractive market town.
The A458 Harley Bank road closure scheduled for 24th March was postponed at very short notice for contractual reasons.
The signage element of the scheme was as a result of the fatal road accident which occurred in 2012. The signage works are still to be carried out this spring, using temporary traffic signals.
I have impressed upon the highways engineers that the remaining road surfacing works should be organised after the summer period. This is because of the disruption caused by a closure of the A458, and the impact that it may have on the local economy.
Meanwhile, the A4169 Sheinton Street, near Station Road, may have to be closed in the coming weeks for urgent sewer replacement works. Unfortunately the date has yet to be determined, so watch out for advisory signs.