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    Article: Sep 17, 2018

    Heather Kidd, Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen, has hit out at the behaviour of Severn Trent Water and their repair teams caused major disruption in her ward recently.


    Heather said "Severn Trent fail to deal with leaks until they get pretty serious. They ignore problems until things get worse and then suddenly close a road claiming its an 'emergency'.

  • Article: Sep 4, 2018
    By Liberal Democrats

    Vince Cable in Twickenham

    The report - "Taxing Land, Not Investment" - calls for the abolition of business rates and its replacement with a tax on land values, the Commercial Landowner Levy (CLL). The levy would remove buildings and machinery from calculations and tax only the land value of commercial sites, boosting investment and cutting taxes for businesses in nine out of ten English local authorities.

  • LDA
    Article: Aug 21, 2018

    Ludlow Dementia Action Alliance is holding the meeting at Hagley Place (next to Coop service station) on the 30th August to discuss the next phase of making Ludlow a more dementia friendly town.

    Cllr Viv Parry, chairman of the group, said: " It is estimated that there are around 73,500 people in the West Midlands who have dementia. In Ludlow we have a higher proportion of elderly residents than most of Shropshire and we need to take action now to support residents affected by this condition. Some 30 businesses and interested parties have beeninvited to this meeting to discuss how we can work together to make Ludlow dementia friendly.

    "Over the last six months we have produced a leaflet written by Mike Beazley administrator which explains how we work with other groups to help carers and dementia sufferers but there is much more to be done.

    In addition we have invited George Rook Chair Shropshire Telford &Wrekin Action Alliance and Kat Horner Dementia Friendly Communities Officer for the -West Midlands to join us at our 11th September meeting to talk about other towns who are working the same way to become Dementia Friendly.

    If you would like to have more information please get in touch with Viv Parry 01584873604 or e-mail Viv.parry@gmail.com or Mike Beasley 01584873570 Mike.beazley@hotmail.co.uk

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    Article: Aug 4, 2018

    Ludlow South Shropshire Councillor Vivienne Parry has called on the Ministry of Transport to urgently rethink its proposed threat to voluntary drivers as it emerged that the voluntary sector is the play a big part in the new health structure in the County.

    Cllr Parry said "Future Fit is currently developing its transport strategy for the new health care structure in the County. Given the very rural nature of our County and the repeated cutbacks in bus services, minibus and car services run by voluntary organisations are going to play an integral part in this strategy. Unfortunately these very services are threatened by a initiative by the Department of Transport which could impact drastically on the number of voluntary drivers available."

  • Heather
    Article: Jul 26, 2018

    A Shropshire village threatened of being effectively cut off by unfinished roadworks has demanded immediate action from Shropshire Council to fulfil their legal responsibilities.

    In a meeting held at Priest Weston Village Hall last night (24th July) many local residents gave vent to their frustrations around the roads poor maintenance and damaged caused to their cars. Even the school bus driver and the primary school minibus driver attended.

  • Protest
    Article: Jul 17, 2018

    On Friday, the Liberal Democrats, led by Deputy Leader Jo Swinson, marched with hundreds of thousands of people against President Trump.

  • TH Hospital
    Article: Jul 6, 2018

    Today Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust launched a six week consultation on the future of rural maternity services. It has kept this very quiet. The review follows the extended closure of MLUs in Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Oswestry.

    Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow East, says: "It's almost a joke. It is so typical of the way that SaTH is working."

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    Article: Jun 28, 2018

    Shropshire Councillors in the west of the County have strongly criticised Shropshire Council for the way it deals with claims from local residents who have had their cars damaged by potholes.

    Jonny Keeley, Councillor for Bishops Castle Division, said "As if the number and severity of potholes in our part of the world isn't bad enough the treatment received by residents who claim for damage inflicted on their vehicles is truly dire. Irrespective of how much evidence they have to prove their case the treatment they receive from the solicitors acting on behalf of the Council's insurers is dismissive if not downright rude. This is even worse when you look at the variable standard of the repairs - some brilliant, others left untouched and some destined just to need repair again within a week or so. "