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  • Much Wenlock’s flood management – should it mean even more houses?

    Storm Ciara swept across the whole of the UK on Sunday 9th February, bringing heavy rain and very strong winds. There was some alarm at its likely impact in Shropshire, but it is largely forgotten in Much Wenlock now. Its effect upon the town was dwarfed by Storm Dennis one week later. Overnight on 15th/16th February…

  • Shropshire’s Care Leaver Covenant

    Shropshire’s business leaders were invited to the launch of the county’s new ‘Care Leaver Covenant’ on 25 October. This event was to find out how they can help make a positive difference to the experiences and prospects of Shropshire young people leaving care – and what difference this could make to their organisation. The Care…

  • Removing the phone box in Homer – is this a blessing in disguise?

    Shropshire Council has just received the listing from BT of 75 payphones in Shropshire that BT propose to permanently remove from service. One of these is in Homer. BT has an obligation to consult with Shropshire Council with regard to the proposed removals, in accordance with guidance set out by Ofcom, the regulatory and competition…

  • Ten years, not out

    I signed off my article in April’s Wenlock Herald thus: “And finally… I was elected in a contested by-election to Much Wenlock Town Council in March 2009. I was elected Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock in May 2013, and re-elected in May 2017. I have therefore now served the residents of Much Wenlock and the surrounding…

  • Much Wenlock Town Council

    As Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, I have attended nearly every monthly meeting of the Town Council for a little over five years. I’ve missed a couple due to either illness or, quite recently, heavy snow. At each meeting I have delivered an up-to-the-minute oral report, which has covered a wide range of issues about…