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Rip-off Water Companies Failing Consumers
SEVERN TRENT WATER CEO ‘rewarded with huge 12% bonus’ on top of salary – despite filling waterways with sewage and failing to stop leaks. The total exec remuneration at STW is £5,988,700 in 2021/22. Sewage in Waterways: Locally last year, Severn Trent discharged sewerage into the Common Brook by Whittington in 3 places on 14… Read More »Rip-off Water Companies Failing Consumers
Bridge to nowhere
It seems waste and poor project management at Shirehall is set to continue as the Conservative-run Shropshire Council announced that the building work for the new footbridge was finally underway in September. They hope the bridge will be completed in the Spring of 2024 and that the first business park units will become available a… Read More »Bridge to nowhere
Flash flooding season again David went out to look at the latest flash flooding problems across the Whittington Division during the recent heavy rain. There were issues across the division again, with roads flooded in Hindford, Babbinswood, Boot Street, B5009, North Drive & Twmpath Lane in Park Hall. David is a Chartered Civil Engineering Surveyor.… Read More »
Localised Flooding at Ralph’s Drive
Localised flooding is an ongoing issue for residents where the developer, land owner and Shropshire Council blame each other and refuse to talk. It is a compound issue where Shropshire Council has failed on the planning front, and the developer failed on the design front.  From a design perspective, the end of the road is… Read More »Localised Flooding at Ralph’s Drive
Happy New year: 2022 review
I hope everybody had a good Christmas break and a prosperous and successful 2023. For me, the year ahead promises to bring many developments and changes – so many jobs are yet to do and my list keeps growing. 2022 was a year of great strides for me politically North Shropshire Lib Dems 2023 sees… Read More »Happy New year: 2022 review
West Felton Parish Council September meeting
As Chair of West Felton Parish Council here is my report of the September Parish Council meeting for the parish magazine: The Council welcomed John Thornhill to their ranks at the start of the meeting. John had applied to be co-opted. We still have a couple of vacancies to fill. If you are interested, then… Read More »West Felton Parish Council September meeting
And on a personal note… We got married
On August the 14th we got married in St Chad’s Church, Haughton. After 2 postponements due to the pandemic Sandra and I finally managed to tie the knot as restrictions eased.
ICM Shropshire Council approved draft local plan
In case you missed it on the 15th July Shropshire Council approved the draft Local Plan. The Local Plan now goes off to a government appointed Planning Inspector for consideration. The video of the Council meeting is available here although the audio is awful, dropping in and out so frequently you would wonder whether somebody… Read More »ICM Shropshire Council approved draft local plan
Fired Chief Exec £124k payout only part of £600k cost
More financial mismanagement news from Shropshire Council as we learnt that the council gave the Chief Exec a £124k payout after he was fired. The Chief Exec was fired in April 2020 in the middle of a flooding crisis when he was doing a good job dealing with the crisis. He must have been doing… Read More »Fired Chief Exec £124k payout only part of £600k cost