Archive for Month: May 2016

  • Waiting restrictions in Much Wenlock

    There has been a lot of discussion about how best to manage on-street parking in Much Wenlock. With 120-plus car park spaces and a Pop & Shop scheme that enables shoppers to park in our four Shropshire Council car parks for fifteen minutes free of charge, there shouldn’t be a problem. Nonetheless, there have been…

  • Keep off the grass!

    There are a number of small patches of grass around the centre of Much Wenlock which provide a welcome contrast to tarmac, stone and brick. Unfortunately, sometimes, they are not well cared for and look a bit scruffy. That is emphasised when drivers park their vehicles on the grass. Whilst on-street car parking around the town…

  • Much Wenlock Museum – the future

    On Saturday Ludlow constituency’s MP, Philip Dunne, was in Much Wenlock for one of his frequent advice surgeries. I took the opportunity to discuss with him the future of the museum. Shropshire Council may soon withdraw funding from its museum service as it seeks to set a legal budget for the next year against the background…

  • HGV routing

    Many months ago I facilitated a meeting of Much Wenlock and Broseley Town Councils and Barrow Parish Council. Representatives came together to consider how they might best stop large goods vehicles using our narrow streets as a cut-through – especially the B4375 from Wenlock, through Benthall into Broseley. I’m pleased to learn that Shropshire is now…

  • Much Wenlock Post Office

    I have become increasingly concerned about the service at the Post Office since it moved into the Spar store in Much Wenlock in March. Local residents’ concerns included long queuing times, the failure of some transactions outside “normal” Post Office hours, and an apparent shortfall in staff training. Today a local resident and I met…

  • No through road

    Residents in the quiet residential street of Swan Meadow in Much Wenlock have had to tolerate all manner of vehicles driving in and turning round, when they find that there is only a footway through to neighbouring Hunters Gate. The menace of SatNav, which I wrote about last month, is probably the cause of the problem. Hopefully…

  • Litter

    Under the leadership of local resident, Julian Walker, we carried out a further litter pick today around Much Wenlock. Starting in the churchyard, we went down the Bull Ring, up towards Station Road and out along Farley Road as far as Shadwell Quarry. Returning across the bottom of Windmill Hill, we picked a lot of litter…

  • Police & Crime Commissioner for West Mercia

    On Saturday I was pleased to welcome the Conservative candidate for the Police & Crime Commissioner election on 5th May to Much Wenlock. John-Paul Campion has worked hard in his campaign across Shropshire and I hope that his efforts will prove successful. This is what he says about how we can secure a safer West Mercia.