Archive for September, 2014
You may have your say about matters that affect many of us in Shropshire. Shropshire Council’s website has a section entitled ‘Get Involved’ on its front page, which provides an opportunity for anyone, not just town and parish councils, to respond to consultations.
For instance, Shropshire Council is currently seeking responses about its empty homes strategy and its local flood risk management approach. Shortly there will be a consultation about the provision of library services which I sure will be of interest to many.
Shropshire Council intends to re-surface the A458 between Much Wenlock and the top of Harley Bank. The work will involve the removal of the existing surface and relaying a new surface. This work was cancelled at short notice earlier in the year. As part of the works the junction with Stretton Road will also be resurfaced.
The work is due to commence on the 1st September, and is expected to take two weeks to complete. A traffic diversion will be in place and the Stretton Road junction will be open to traffic throughout the works period but will be controlled using traffic lights.
The pinch-point in the High Street is marked with a yellow triangle. This will be replaced with a kerb and bollards in an endeavour to prevent vehicles either blocking the road or parking on the narrow footpath. Installation will take place between 7th and 9th October and High Street will be closed for part of this time.
The narrow stretch of the A4169 in Sheinton Street is frequently congested when heavy vehicles try to pass and is affected by other traffic problems. Shropshire Council will be undertaking a feasibility study to consider possible solutions. The study will take place in the current financial year.