Shropshire Council

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-...
Shrewsbury Big Town Plan
29 Mar 2018
Last week over fifty organisations came together through a series of workshops to develop the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan.  Project partners Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council are working with LDA Design to create a new Masterplan which aims to enhance the county town’s appeal as a place to visit, live, work and invest. Over the coming weeks illustrative maps, 3D models...
15 Feb 2018
A Shrewsbury care provider has won a competitive tender process to provide respite residential care for adults with learning disabilities. Shropshire Council has recently retendered the contract at Barleyfield House in Monkmoor, which has been run by Coverage Care Services for the past 10 years. The five-bed home currently supports 50 families, providing holiday and respite care to adults with a...
08 Feb 2018
Changes to the way a construction levy is implemented in Shropshire could have wide reaching implications for property developers and landowners, a planning specialist has warned.   Solicitor Mark Turner, from FBC Manby Bowdler’s Town and Country Planning team, said anyone creating new residential floorspace, including conversions and new builds, needed to understand the changes Shropshire...
12 Sep 2017
Townspeople and businesses are being invited to help create a visionary plan which will shape the future of Shrewsbury at a special ‘pop-up’ space. Shrewsbury BID, Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council are jointly leading this Big Town Plan and are now asking the public to share their ideas and comments as the plan is developed.  An informal consultation HQ has opened in a vacant shop...
18 Feb 2016
County Training, part of Shropshire Council is running a series of information and advice events for young people and their parents and carers to promote the benefits of vocational training. Potential apprentices, living in Shropshire, are encouraged to book early for the events, to avoid disappointment. The events will take place beginning 8 March 2016, on the following dates: Tuesday 8 March–...
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