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Coronavirus update
The Coronavirus scourge that is rampaging across the globe is now causing increasing disruption across the UK, as normal life is increasingly suspended, including politics. Venues are closed. Meetings are cancelled. As people self-isolate and socially distance and we move towards more general isolation, it is important that we help stop the spread of coronavirus… Read More »Coronavirus update
Potty Council
Over recent weeks and months, the pothole plague has been spreading with a vengeance. More people than ever are complaining about the state of the roads. More people are making insurance claims for vehicle damage… and more claims are being dismissed by Shropshire Council out of hand. This isn’t how it should be and we… Read More »Coronavirus update
Website update: new privacy settings, a makeover & some speed improvements
After a frustratingly busy spell, I have managed to upgrade some of the features of this site to improve speed and performance. Elections, Christmas and illness have held it back longer than I would have liked but things should normalise again now.
LED upgrade £3m wasted savings
Shropshire Council are now belatedly upgrading their street lights to LED. They could have upgraded a long time ago but chose not to. They could have been building up savings or re-investing the savings for years. They could have funded it with a cheap loan using the Green Investment Bank (now axed). They could have… Read More »Coronavirus update
A5 Queens Head to Gledrid roundabout combined nightime closure
Highways England are going to be closing the A5 from Queens Head to Gledrid roundabout for 2 weeks from the end of September. The roadworks are combining two seperate projects to minimise disruption. The A5 will be closed overnight from the 30th of September until the 10th of October. A representative from Highways England will… Read More »Coronavirus update
Whittington level crossing closure
As many people will be aware, but worth repeating for those that don’t, Whittington level crossing closure is happening from the 30th of August to the 9th of September. This was published in the Shropshire Star in July: Shropshire village to be cut in half for 10 days The closure is to rebuild the level… Read More »Coronavirus update
West Felton PC August meeting
On Tuesday evening I chaired the August meeting of West Felton parish council. Below is the summary report I have sent to the parish magazine: With Marian Hesketh on holiday, David Walker chaired the meeting. With a high number of people away we discussed whether meetings in August were wise. The Clerk said that she… Read More »Coronavirus update
Top Street road safety scheme rejected
I am pleased to see the Top Street road safety planning application has been rejected, particularly as I helped Top Street residents frame their objections to the scheme. Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser news article:Shropshire Council throws out village road safety scheme The Church Street / Top Street junction is dangerous with poor visibility and… Read More »Coronavirus update
Farming community facing tough times
The farming community plays a big role in Shropshire’s economy. Today the president of the NFU has once again laid out how badly the farming community will be impacted by a no deal Brexit. A tariff wall would lead to massive oversupply, farmers going out of business and a huge cull of livestock would be… Read More »Coronavirus update