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
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
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.
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
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
So now we have an updated valuation on the £51m investment in 3 shopping centres in Shrewsbury. The value plunges again but nobody is surprised. They are now worth £12.35m – 1/5 of their original value 3 years ago and a fall of £38m. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/shrewsbury/2021/07/29/shrewsbury-shopping-centres-value-plummets-by-38-million/ What if fools hadn’t rushed in? Where are these famous… Read More »Shopping centre value plunges again
In my role as Chair of West Felton Parish Council, I have to write a report on the meeting for Parish Magazine. Two members gave their apologies as did Steve Charmley who supplied a written report instead – strangely no mention of the draft local plan nor his plan extra money for potholes being adopted… Read More »West Felton PC July meeting
The awful set of election results for the Conservatives on May 6th shook up Shirehall. They lost 5 seats, including that of their Leader and narrowly escaped losing 6 more by the smallest of margins. This includes Whittington Division where the Deputy Leader, Steve Charmley, clung on by 34 votes to beat me. All prompting… Read More »New Administration – Will it stand test of time?
A week has now passed since polling day and a few days since the declaration, so I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all of your help and support over the last four years. Thank you for your support and votes last Thursday. It is always humbling standing for election and have people… Read More »Thank you for your help, support and votes