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  • Waiting restrictions in Much Wenlock (3)

    A little later than I anticipated, Shropshire Council is now re-consulting on street parking restrictions. I hand-delivered letters to affected properties on 6th October. The first, in Queen Street and King Street, endeavours to allow the service buses to maneouvre safely to turn around by the Queen Street bus stop. Shropshire Council’s revised proposals are…

  • GP beds at risk in Much Wenlock – update 3

    This is the third update on my campaign to maintain the GP beds at the Lady Forester Nursing Home in Much Wenlock. In mid-August we learned that Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body’s 10th August meeting agenda included an item named “Disinvestment and Decommissioning Decision Paper”. It opened by saying “Due to the current challenging…

  • Litter pick in Much Wenlock

    We held the first litter pick following the summer break today. We had our largest turnout so far, including the mayor, Cllr Bert Harper. Farley Road, Stretton Road, Victoria Road and Bridgnorth Road yielded many bottles, cans and packets and we covered lots of other roads, the car parks and the churchyard. As you can see from…

  • GP beds at risk in Much Wenlock – update 2

    This is the second update on my campaign to maintain the GP beds at the Lady Forester Nursing Home in Much Wenlock. Updated information is now coming thick and fast This morning I spoke on the BBC Radio Shropshire breakfast programme with Eric Smith and Clare Ashford and you can hear what I said at 2:19. This link…

  • GP beds at risk in Much Wenlock – update 1

    This is the first update on my campaign to maintain the GP beds at the Lady Forester Nursing Home in Much Wenlock. I will have a meeting with Prof Rod Thomson, Shropshire Council’s Director of Public Health, this week. I have a meeting scheduled next week with Philip Dunne MP. I have put a paper to…

  • GP beds at risk in Much Wenlock

    Only six years after I chaired  Much Wenlock Town Council’s campaign to save the Lady Forester Nursing Home from sale and development for housing, the Pathway 2 rehabilitation beds (or, as we know them locally, the four GP beds) are now under threat. The Governing Body Of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) met on 10th August. Effectively,…

  • Much Wenlock A4169 HGV traffic signals

    After extensive consultation in January 2016, the long-awaited HGV interactive traffic signal scheme for the A4169 New Road / Sheinton Street / The Crescent will start in 1st August. The works will include the installation of permanent two-way traffic signals, with selective vehicle detection for HGVs and buses. Two informal crossing points, and signing and lining…

  • Affordable housing

    A planning application for affordable housing – a key aspect of Much Wenlock’s nationally-acclaimed Neighbourhood Development Plan – has now been submitted by Shropshire Housing Group. The Group owns and manages 4,500 homes in Shropshire and Herefordshire. Details of the proposals on land at Callaughton lane, near to Oakfield Park, may be found on Shropshire…

  • Waiting restrictions in Much Wenlock (2)

    The recent consultation about parking restrictions, and loading and Blue Badge bays, attracted several comments. Some were supportive and a number provided constructive comments about how the proposals might be improved. With that in mind, some of the proposals are to be amended and further consultation will take place – probably during August. Look out…

  • Residents’ survey

    Whilst there’s lots going on in the national political arena, I haven’t lost sight of the need to ensure that I’m working for you in Much Wenlock – and other communities in my division – to the best of my ability. I’m therefore distributing a Residents’ Survey to your door over the next week or two and I…