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    Article: Nov 14, 2017

    COUNCIL FUNDING. The Government has continued to cut the funding to local Councils across England such as Shropshire. Until a few years ago Councils used to receive well over 50% of their grant from central government. By 2020 ALL this grant will disappear to councils in England. They will still have to carry out a range of statutory services - social care, waste disposal , roads, Environmental Health, planning etc. with much less money and rising costs for energy wages, national insurance and more. They are also capped as to the increase in council tax they can introduce to 3.99%. Education continues to be underfunded in Shropshire by the Government with rising costs not being funded. Shropshire's Administration refused to sanction any increase Council tax for around 5 years which only made the situation worse. Over the last few weeks we have learnt the following:

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    Article: Nov 14, 2017

    Shropshire Council have decided to send our Youth Funding to the large towns, unless we stop them!

    Shropshire council have decided that we have such a low need for youth funding in our area that they are planning to reduced it to zero. ZERO. You can have your say on this, and you absolutely should! If you live in these divisions Bishop's Castle, Chirbury, Worthen and Clun this applies to you and your kids.

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    Article: Sep 22, 2017

    Dear Editor

    There are many women living in Shropshire born on or after 6th April 1951 who will not qualify for their pensions at the age of 60. The problem is that the Government changed their pension age in 1995 but failed to tell them until it was too late to upgrade their pensions. Many are now facing considerable hardship.

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    Article: Jul 16, 2017

    Shropshire Councillor Heather Kidd has hit out at Shropshire Councils continued failure to resurface what many residents describe as the 'worst road in Shropshire.' Indeed just a handful or years ago it was in the top ten worst roads in Shropshire BUT nothing was done to rectify it. Roads such as this are put into a central pot for decision and it does seem that it does not always recognise local problems.

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    Petition: Jul 9, 2017

    We call on the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to not go ahead with the proposal of only one control room and one call centre between our Fire and Police services.

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    Article: May 9, 2017

    Former Leader of South Shropshire District Council and Shropshire Councillor Heather Kidd has been chosen to take on Philip Dunne in the General Election. Heather is well known for her campaigns for the Health Service, Schools and better Broadband and mobile phone signal in our very rural constituency. She also pioneered affordable housing policies which delivered affordable housing to rent an buy in South Shropshire.

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    Article: May 7, 2017

    Lib Dems in Southern Shropshire are celebrating a strong performance in the area on 4th May 74% of the holding all 7 Shropshire Council seats they were defending, most with increased majorities.

    These include:

    Chirbury and Worthen - Heather Kidd 78% of the vote

    Bishops Castle - Jonny Keeley 74%

    Clun Division - Nigel Hartin 56%

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    Article: Apr 15, 2017

    Shropshire Tory manifesto cheats with photo of mental health workers from Oz

    You couldn't make this story up. If it hasn't already arrived, you might soon be getting a copy of the Shropshire Conservative manifesto through your letterbox. Most of us would think that the banner photograph on the front page of the manifesto is of thirteen Tory activists or supporters. But look carefully. It took me a while to spot what is wrong with the photograph. Then it clicked.

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    Article: Apr 2, 2017

    Norman Lamb MP, Lib Dem spokesman on Health, visited Ludlow on Friday (31st March) to discuss good practice on health care in rural areas.

    Ludlow Councillor and practice nurse, Tracey Huffer, said: "Norman was Health Minister between 2010-15 and currently represents a very similar rural area to Shropshire. We had an excellent session discussing health issues in Shropshire and in Ludlow and South West Shropshire in particular."

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    Article: Mar 20, 2017

    HEALTH CHIEF VISTS BISHOPS CASTLE AND CLUN

    Initiative for radical new healthcare system for rural Shropshire.

    Simon Freeman, the new CEO of the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, can to visit South West Shropshire yesterday (Thursday 14th March) to see for himself the problems of delivering health care in rural Shropshire.