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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.

Cllr David Walker

Road closures planned for July 2020
There are two road closures for July impacting Whittington Division. An overnight road closure on the A5 between Four Crosses roundabout and Whittington Roundabout, and Tedsmore Lakes road closure for ducting work. A5 overnight road closure July 13th – resurfacingHIGHWAYS ENGLAND Four Crosses roundabout to Whittington roundabout13th July to 31st July 8pm to 6am nightly… Read More »Road closures planned for July 2020
Pradoe Footpath: sorted
I am pleased to report that the issues have now been resolved and I am grateful to the landowners for their help. Pradoe Footpath: sorted 🙂 Last week I blogged about a resident’s complaint about access problems – overgrown footpaths and a stile that wasn’t suitable for people with access/mobility issues. I raised the issues… Read More »Pradoe Footpath: sorted
Pradoe Footpath – making sure rights of way are safe & accessible
I received a complaint from a resident about accessing the footpath from West Felton to Pradoe Church. Dear DavidI have just completed another walk this afternoon across the Pradoe Farm and am saddened to report that the pathway is totally overgrown from the West Felton end. It was like this for 2019, 2018….  The grass,… Read More »Pradoe Footpath – making sure rights of way are safe & accessible
Whittington Castle appeal still needs your support
It may have escaped your notice but one of our local heritage attractions is in financial difficulty, as are many businesses during the pandemic. Whittington Castle is an important historical monument and tourist attraction for our area. Dating back to least 1138. It has been part of the landscape of Whittington and Shropshire for 900… Read More »Whittington Castle appeal still needs your support
Restarting Car Park Charges too soon
Yesterday Shropshire Council announced that they were restarting car park charges for the 1st of June. Restarting car park charges too soon is crackers. Shops won’t be opening until the 15th of June. Town centres don’t need any barriers to trade. They will be desperate for suitably distant footfall. Shropshire Council will be placing barriers… Read More »Restarting Car Park Charges too soon
Public Accounts Committee Press Release
I issued a Press Release ahead of the Public Accounts Committee inquiry into local councils buying commercial property that starts on Monday. The Shropshire Star has used some of it here: My Press Release in Full: Public Accounts Committee inquiry into council commercial spending 07 May 2020Embargo: none Commenting on the news that The… Read More »Public Accounts Committee Press Release
Household Recycling Centres reopen
Household Recycling Centres reopened from today for essential use only. This is welcome news as reports of increased fly-tipping have been in circulation. Researchers from the universities of Southampton and Portsmouth have found that reports of fly-tipping in rural communities had increased by 300% during the lockdown. Shropshire Council scrapped all 120 of the local… Read More »Household Recycling Centres reopen
Coronavirus update 2
We are now well into the second month of lockdown. Easing Coronavirus restrictions is increasingly being called for. However, this must be done carefully and at the appropriate point. Easing Coronavirus restrictions too soon risks a new outbreak. All the signs are that it is going to be a long haul to get back to… Read More »Coronavirus update 2
£52m shopping centre purchase inquiry
It is welcome news that a parliamentary watchdog is to examine Shropshire Council’s £52m shopping centre purchase. This is part of a wider look at local council involvement in purchasing commercial property. The Public Accounts Committee will look at these purchases in May. The purchase of these shopping centres represents a huge risk to Shropshire… Read More »£52m shopping centre purchase inquiry