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repairing a bicycle
23 Oct 2013

FREE 3 hour courses suitable for anyone who wants to keep a bicycle in good working order are being organised by Shropshire Council to encourage people to dig your bicycle out of the shed and repair it.  On the course you will learn how to check bicycle safety, repair a puncture and make minor adjustments to your bike to make it ready to ride.

Please bring your bike if possible.


autumn leaves
22 Oct 2013

Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia are urging residents to get composting now that autumn is now upon us.

The traditional picture of the autumn clear up are mountains of leaves blowing about and smoky bonfires.  This may give rise to nuisance to neighbours and impact on local air quality.  A much more environmentally-friendly idea is to compost your leaves at home.  Simply...

cardboard recycling bank in Harlescott
22 Oct 2013

Staff from Shropshire Council and Veolia have been working with community groups in Harlescott, Shrewsbury to help get residents to recycle more.

Following a residents survey commissioned by local landlord Severnside Housing which found that waste and litter was the communities top concern, we have been working with local schools, charities and faith groups to identify ways to increase...

home essentials
20 Sep 2013

I was delighted to be able to attend the celebration of the twentieth year of operation of the Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme today.

The Monkmoor-based charity - also known as Home Essentials, is a local volunteer run community project which started in April 1994, in premises off Whitchurch Road, Harlescott.

Initially the...

A5 Shrewsbury Bypass
13 Sep 2013

People are being reminded that plans are going on display this week for an £8.75 million scheme to improve traffic flow on the Shrewsbury bypass.  The junctions being lined up for the work are Preston Boats (where the A5 meets the A49 to the east of Shrewsbury), Emstrey, Churncote and Edgebold roundabouts.

Work will mainly take place at night, between 8pm and 6am, to minimise any...

northern corridor map
13 Sep 2013

Shropshire Council has just completed a scheme to bring about improvements to the frontages of the Ditherington Road shops in north Shrewsbury.

The scheme, which has attracted Growth Point funding of £70,000 from central government, forms part of the much larger “Northern Corridor” route project running out of Shrewsbury town centre.


New cemetery construction work beginning
28 Aug 2013

Work is starting on the construction of Shrewsbury’s new cemetery and Remembrance Park.

Mytton Oak Remembrance Park being built on Council land in Bowbrook, Shrewsbury will enable Shropshire Council to continue to provide burial services to the people of Shropshire for the next 100 years. It will also provide an opportunity for a broader range and more environmentally-sensitive types of...

oil salvage
21 Aug 2013

We work in partnership with Oil Salvage Ltd - one of the largest specialist waste management firms for hazardous waste in the UK to enable residents in Shropshire to recycle your waste heating and engine oil.

Remember - waste oil must be handled with care because it can be flammable and toxic.  You...

dog fouling poster
21 Aug 2013

School pupils in Shrewsbury have been taking action on dog fouling by designing their own signs to highlight the problem.  The children have been working with the Councils dog warden to produce colourful signs to tackle the problem of dog fouling.

The idea is borrowed from motoring where childrens signs have been used to help reduce speed for a number of years.  The more formal signage ...

25 Jul 2013

Super scorching summer has sprung upon Shropshire and a whole load of seasonal beautiful British veg is now on the menu.  One of the best ways to appreciate this bounty is a risotto.  Like all frugal foodies, I always keep a stash of risotto rice in as a store cupboard essential because its a perfect dish for using up leftovers.

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