Archive for Month: January 2018

  • Off-street parking in Much Wenlock – new machines, but little change

    Back in August I drew your attention to the consultation on Shropshire Council’s new draft parking strategy. The proposals included: ‘Linear’ (set price per hour) parking, pricing bands, unrestricted parking, evening parking, loading bays and ‘pop and shop’ parking. A new policy and tariff framework for weekly tickets, season tickets, residents’ off-street permits, and for coach…

  • Council tax increase higher than necessary

    At the December meeting of Shropshire Council, I asked the Leader, Cllr Peter Nutting, whether the current financial position was similar to that published previously – notably before the Council elections in May. He confirmed that indeed it was so I then asked why, in November, he talked of having to make some difficult decisions about…

  • A cold start for 2018 Much Wenlock litter picks

    Friday 5th January dawned as a cold and wet day. I had been detailed as the organiser for the day in the unusual absence of the excellent Julian who had other commitments. I wrapped up warm to meet any hardy souls who might have braved the elements in order to tell them not to bother…