Archive for Month: February 2016

  • Festivals in Much Wenlock – 2016

    The brochure for the Much Wenlock Festival dropped out of the Wenlock Herald when I opened it today. It reminded me that the Festival, being biennial, is one of a number of major events in the Much Wenlock calendar this year. First of all, we have the Live Arts Festival on Saturday 12th and Sunday…

  • Clean for the Queen

    Clean for The Queen is a campaign to clear up Britain in time for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, which will be officially celebrated in June 2016. I intend to lead a group of local residents this Saturday morning (5th March) in Much Wenlock to do a litter pick and general tidy-up in support of this…

  • Advice surgery in Much Wenlock

    My next advice surgery is at Much Wenlock Museum on Saturday 12th March. It runs from 10:30am until 12:00, and I hope to be joined by a Much Wenlock Town Councillor and a representative of the police. As ever, if any local resident has a problem that they think I can help with, they can…

  • Darwin Place

    The provisional date for a community meeting with Swanton Care and Community Ltd regarding its small residential home in Southfield Road has been rescheduled for Wednesday 13th April. It is felt that, once the weather is a little warmer, there will be a clearer indication of whether previous problems encountered by local residents have been…

  • Traffic issues in Much Wenlock

    I, along with Shropshire Council technicians, will work through the list of issues raised over recent months by local residents and the Town Council to identify what might be done to ease pressure on our narrow streets. Pedestrian safety and sensible vehicle routeing will be priorities. Vehicle parking is clearly a concern and every new…

  • Local amenities in Much Wenlock

    Shropshire Council continues to work closely with the county’s town and parish councils to ensure that facilities such as libraries are kept open despite the unprecedented financial pressure on its budget. For example nearby, Broseley Town Council has made good progress on public spaces and the town’s library. Discussions are now opening with Much Wenlock,…

  • Flood management in Much Wenlock

      Much Wenlock’s surface water flooding problems have been addressed in Shropshire Council’s “Integrated Urban Drainage Management Plan”. This specifies two flood attenuation ponds, to hold floodwater back at The Sytche and Stretton Road. They have planning consent and negotiations are proceeding well to secure the land. Funding has been secured and work is expected…

  • Shropshire Council leadership

    Those of you who follow such things will be aware that there has been a change of leadership at Shropshire Council. All councillors, including town and parish councillors, undertake to observe a Code of Conduct that sets out the standards to which they should adhere in carrying out their duties. I, of course, endeavour to uphold…