What has Shropshire Council got to hide?
“What has Shropshire Council got to hide?” That is the question I now find myself asking. On the 9th on March I asked a public question for the Shropshire Council Cabinet meeting on the 11th. The question was duly tabled and an answer promised to follow the meeting. Fair enough. It was a complex question.… Read More »What has Shropshire Council got to hide?
Local Elections 2021
Here we go again. The starting gun has been fired for the local elections to Shropshire Council and Town/Parish Councils across Shropshire. Once again I have put myself forward for election, standing for Shropshire Council and West Felton Parish Council. Shropshire Council Election As in 2017, I am up against the sitting Councillor for Whittington… Read More »Local Elections 2021
Shropshire Roads: condition – generally shameful
It is no surprise to anyone that shropshire roads are in aweful condition.  Most of us recognise that the roads improve when we cross the border into neighbouring authorities. If you need a graphic illustration of that then look no further than the annual road condition data from the Department of Transport. Their data includes… Read More »Shropshire Roads: condition – generally shameful
Vaccination rollout gathers pace
Vaccinations are being rolled out at a good pace with more centres coming on stream. Over 200,000 people in the county have now been vaccinated, pushing us closer to half of the population. The Shropshire Star has also reported that over 50 year olds vaccinations will be starting next week. As an Asthmatic I had… Read More »Vaccination rollout gathers pace
Shirehall relocation to Pride Hill
Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of listening with interest to the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee at Shropshire Council. An acquired taste. My interest was the proposal to relocate Shirehall to the Pride Hill Shopping Centre. The report outlined the options examined, and the appendix outlining the potential disposal area at Shirehall. 5 options were… Read More »Shirehall relocation to Pride Hill
Local plan: last chance to comment on Conservative plans to ‘impose houses on area’
The FINAL public consultation on the Conservative’s draft local plan proposals is now out for consultation. The consultation runs until 5 pm on the 5th of February 26th of February. Note new deadline. This consultation is referred to as the ‘Regulation 19’ consultation. The aim of this round is to allow people to examine and… Read More »Local plan: last chance to comment on Conservative plans to ‘impose houses on area’
My 12 best photos of 2020
2020 has been a strange, surreal year but it has allowed me to get out more and take some fabulous photos. Many have appeared in the Advertiser in the camera club section of the paper. Here are my favourite 12 best photos of 2020 that I have taken during the lockdown. Hope you enjoy them.
Happy New Year
What an awful year 2020 has been. 2021 has to be a lot better but it is going to start of worse before it gets better, sadly. I hope everybody has had a restful and peaceful Christmas. For me, I have been lucky… Lucky to be loved even if my wedding to Sandra was cancelled… Read More »Happy New Year
Queens Head resurfacing looks fab
First-class resurfacing at Queens Head and the refreshed road markings are fab I had complained about the road markings for ages. When I popped out to examing the resurfacing at Queens Head I was glad to see that the bushes have been cut back as I had asked. The left-hand 30mph sign can be seen… Read More »Queens Head resurfacing looks fab