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Dear Resident,

Welcome to my website. Please feel free to have a look around.

If you have an issue or a concern by you, in West Felton or Whittington, please do get in touch.

Regards,
Cllr David Walker

Little return for £240k FTE consultant
I have already reported on how the roads continue to fall apart despite Shropshire Council shelling out £1,000 a day for a ‘pothole’ consultant to help deal with a pothole 4,500 backlog and reorganise the Highways department. It now transpires that the consultant was engaged for 8 months. 2 months longer than originally thought. The… Read More »Little return for £240k FTE consultant
Boot Street Road Closure
Road closure on Boot Street, Whittington for surface dressing works. The road closure will be from the 6th of November to the 12th of November between 09:30 & 16:00 each day. The official diversion route is via Ellesmere, St Martins & Gobowen https://one.network/?tmi=16762041
B5009 Queens Head Road Closure in November
The B5009 will be closed from Wootton to Queens Head from the 11th to the 13th of November for surface dressing. Kier is carrying out the work on behalf of Shropshire Council. The road will be closed from 9:30 am to 4 pm each day. Welcome news if it means that the road markings get… Read More »B5009 Queens Head Road Closure in November
Star Housing site angers Penybryn residents
Penybryn residents have reacted angrily to the news of the potential Star Housing development at the top of Penybryn Avenue. The plans are to build 24 homes – 10 of which are bungalows. Star Housing plans to build here as an ‘exception’ site. However, not all exception sites are equal. I support providing affordable homes… Read More »Star Housing site angers Penybryn residents
Planning for the Future – Planning for exclusion
At the beginning of August, the Government announced their new Government White Paper: “Planning for the Future.” Read the White Paper here. The Conservative government’s proposals to reform and speed up planning have sparked controversy and concern across the country. The plans in the white paper failed to address the current issues present in the… Read More »Planning for the Future – Planning for exclusion
Top 10 reasons why we have a housing crisis
With the Local Plan Review and the new Government White Paper called ‘Planning for the future,’ it is worth looking at why we have a housing crisis. The housing crisis has been brought about by many factors and has been generations in the making. A crisis where homes aren’t affordable or available or aren’t of… Read More »Top 10 reasons why we have a housing crisis
Make Yourself Heard… dial 55
If you are in danger & are unable to speak you can still ‘Make Yourself Heard’ & call for help. “If you’re in trouble dial 999.If you cannot speak, dial 55. We hear you. You are not alone.”This West Mercia Women’s Aid video illustrates that nicely: The Silent Solution system – overseen by the National… Read More »Make Yourself Heard… dial 55
Pothole shambles rumbles on
Shropshire’s pothole shambles doesn’t look like it will be ending any time soon. For the last few months since the new year, Shropshire Council has been using a ‘£1,000 a day Pothole Consultant‘ to improve the management and the quality of work in the Highways department. From the evidence I have seen and heard, I… Read More »Pothole shambles rumbles on
August roadworks
Here is a summary of the scheduled road works that are due to take place in August that will impact Whittington and West Felton Road Closure: Twmpath Lane, Gobowen 3rd August 2020 for 12 days for Bridge Repairs Shropshire Council is closing the road for Bridgework for 12 days. The diversion will be via the… Read More »August roadworks