Shropshire Council

31 Jul 2020
Cyclists in Shrewsbury have locked on to a new idea which will allow them to travel into town and park up securely - thanks to new ‘Plantlocks’ being placed around the town.  The Plantlocks, a metal planter with hoops for locking bikes, have been funded by Shropshire Council and installed by Shrewsbury Town Council, and are part of an ambitious plan to encourage more people to cycle into...
23 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury is open - that’s the message of a new campaign celebrating a safe and welcoming summer season in the town.  The ‘Shrewsbury’s Open’ campaign has been created by Shrewsbury Recovery Taskforce, which includes Shrewsbury BID, Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council.  Additional funding from The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Shropshire Council is being invested to...
29 Jun 2020
The centre of Shrewsbury is set to remain traffic-free during the day for the rest of the summer to help keep people safe and help businesses to maximise their potential over the summer.  High Street will be closed to traffic between 11am and 4pm - a change from the original timing of 11am to 6pm - and Wyle Cop will be open to outward bound traffic only, on a 24-hour basis.  All car parks remain...
22 May 2020
Plans are well underway to help people stay safe as they come back into Shrewsbury town centre as coronavirus restrictions are gradually eased.  The Shrewsbury Recovery Taskforce, part of the Big Town Plan Partnership, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District), have been in ongoing communication throughout the crisis and developing...
Councillor Rob Macey, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development at Shropshire Council with Craig Marston, director of Ke-Design.
14 Feb 2019
Bosses at a Shropshire architectural design studio are celebrating after scooping a second county design and conservation award. Craig Marston, founder and director of Ke-Design with offices in Oswestry and Shrewsbury won the award at the Shropshire Council Design and Conservation Award. This year’s awards saw Ke-Design receive a commendation in the Domestic Extension category, for a modern...
Charles Green, CPRE Shropshire
29 Nov 2018
With Shropshire Council due to open its next round of consultation on the county’s housing need today (November 29 2018), one local campaigning group is using it as a platform to call for greater democracy. The Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has long questioned the validity of figures used by Shropshire Council to justify its call for increasingly high numbers...
17 Sep 2018
Residents at a Shropshire care home are on the path to a more active lifestyle, thanks to a £5,000 grant. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Shrewsbury, has revamped its outdoor environment with activities such as a bug hotel, hopscotch, basketball hoops, a wildflower garden and light and sound arch as well as installing a ‘man cave’ in the grounds to entice people to the great outdoors. The work has...
Big Town Plan 2nd Consultation
15 Aug 2018
The people of Shrewsbury are being given another opportunity to have their say on the future of the town in the second round of public consultation for The Big Town Plan at a pop-up exhibition in St Mary’s Church, Dogpole near the top of Pride Hill and by The Parade Shopping complex from Thursday 16th August to Wednesday 19th September.  The first three days of the exhibition at St Mary’s will be...
Standing up for Town Businesses
07 Aug 2018
Having successfully lobbied and negotiated key amendments to the original car parking proposals by Shropshire Council including FREE parking in Frankwell and Abbey Foregate on Sundays and Bank Holidays; RETENTION of the pop and shop facility; the SCRAPPING of evening charges in Frankwell, Abbey Foregate or St Julian’s Friars and introduction of the 8 hour CHARGING CAP in Abbey Foregate, Frankwell...
10 Jul 2018
Shropshire Council's Housing Analysis Starkly Misleading  The presentation of housing figures proposed by Shropshire Council is starkly at odds with reality according to a thorough analysis of the local authority’s consultation results carried out by the Shropshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). Speaking at the organisation’s AGM last week, Charles Green presented an in-...
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