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Below you will find my top 5 latest news stories relating to the Liberal Democrats, Shropshire, West Felton Parish Council and Whittington Division


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ICM Shropshire Council approved draft local plan

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

Broken Shirehall: Budget blackhole, Chief gets pay rise of nearly 50% & money wasted on white elephants

Fired Chief Exec £124k payout only part of £600k cost

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

July misty morning West Felton

West Felton PC July meeting

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

Broken Shirehall: Budget blackhole, Chief gets pay rise of nearly 50% & money wasted on white elephants

New Administration – Will it stand test of time?

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?

I missed winning by 34 vote. Thank you

Thank you for your help, support and votes

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

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