Liberal Democrats believe in grafting for our communities. We get out there and we get stuck in. We don’t get lost in committees. So we actively campaign on the issues that matter to you. When you elect us to do a job, we unsurprisingly, do a job. This means we work for you and feed issues into our councils rather than just feed you what comes the other way. In short, we work as your champion and as your advocate with our local authorities.
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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
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
“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?
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
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
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