• Nov 19, 2020:
    • Clun Bridge Closure
      Urgent repair works will mean that Clun Bridge will be closed between 7th and 11th December. The repair works will involve taking down and rebuilding two areas of displaced parapet following impact damage . Unfortunately, because of the narrow nature of the bridge, it will be necessary to close the bridge to traffic for the duration of the repair work. Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 14, 2020:
    • New Business Support Grant
      Dear All At last we have the detail for the present Lockdown support grants. Please share with businesses and make sure you village Hall or sports club applies if you were successful last time. Local Covid restrictions support grants Following the lockdown announced by Government and commencing on Thursday 5 November, it was announced that further funding to help support businesses that are required to closed would be put in place. In order to be eligible for a grant payment under the LRSG scheme, a business must: Be registered as the business rates payer to Shropshire Council, for a property entered on the non-domestic rating list on 4 November 2020 Must have been open and providing in-person services to customers from their business premises, then mandated to close as a result of regulations made under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 4) Regs 2020 Have been forced to close due to national lock down restrictions, had their first full day of closure on or after the 5 November 2020 Fall under one of the following business categories: o Non-essential retail o Hospitality o Leisure/community venue - that's Village Halls and rateable sports club etc. o Sports facilities o Personal care Grant Payment Thresholds The grant payable to an eligible business depends on the Rateable Value of the property (as entered on the non-domestic rating list on 4 November 2020). These are as follows: For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants to be £1,334 For properties with a rateable value of between £15k-£51k grants to be £2,000 For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over grants to be £3,000 For further details and the application link , please use the following link: https://shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information-for-businesses-and-the-self-employed/local-restrictions-support-grants/ Heather Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 13, 2020:
    • Lib Dem Leader to Speak at launch of Shropshire election bid
      Ludlow Liberal Democrats are proud to welcome Ed Davey MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, to Shropshire to speak to members, Councillors, and candidates for the 2021 Elections. "There has never been a more important time for local Liberal Democrats to stand up for their communities, fight their corner and make Shropshire Council work for them." Said Ed. " the local elections in 2019 saw the Lib Dems running alone or in partnership over 50 Councils across England. They are making a real difference to people's lives and it's time we saw the same in Shropshire. " He added. Councillor Heather Kidd added " We have an unpopular Conservative Council who has presided over years of road contract shambles, poor maintenance, poor judgment on financial dealings and lack of willingness to listen to their residents. It really is time for a change." Ed will be speaking remotely to Ludlow Liberal Democrats Annual General Meeting on Friday 20th November. Photo: Ed Davey visiting the Shropshire floods in March - the only party leader to do so. Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 12, 2020:
    • COVID at Miners Arms
      Dear All After a number of enquiries about the positive Covid Cases at the Miners Arms, Public Health Shropshire have said the following: Public Health and council officers are doing their very best to identify cases and their contacts and are providing self-isolation advice in line with government guidance. However, in the pandemic we all have responsibility to follow the government guidance and if you think you have been a contact of a case (even if you haven't been notified that you are one by either the national or the local system) - then please do isolate for 14 days from your last contact with the individual. People should follow the basic guidance in terms of keeping social distance wherever possible, wearing face-masks in public places, regular handwashing, good respiratory hygiene (catch it, bin it, kill it) self-isolating if you or a family member has symptoms of COVID and getting tested if you have symptoms. Further links to other more detailed guidance https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus And this link may be helpful for any people who are clinically vulnerable. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 Heather Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
    • Road Closure: Drury Lane, Bentlawnt 7th December 2020 - 11th December 2020
      Road Closure: Drury Lane, Bentlawnt 7th December 2020 - 11th December 2020 Monday - Friday 09:30 - 15:30 Purpose: Installation of concrete channel drainage kerbs. Works Promoter: Kier on behalf of Shropshire Council Works Promoter Ref: UJ216HW-230405 You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=119532649 Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk. Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 11, 2020:
    • Temporary Road Closure - Crows Nest
      Road Closure: Snailbeach Farm To Crows Nest, Snailbeach Road closed near Little Nest Saturday, 5th December 2020 Purpose: Road Closure: STW - New connection. Works Promoter: Severn Trent Water Works Promoter Ref: LB9225201-000006556406 Enforcement pattern for Snailbeach Farm To Crows Nest, Snailbeach​: 08:00 - 18:00 Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 6, 2020:
    • Lockdown Restrictions
      Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 4, 2020:
    • Closure of B4386 without notice
      I have just found a really nice guy putting up road closure signs on the B4386 in Chirbury. They are closing the road now for potholing - all the way to the Marton turning. Two and a half miles or so. Fixing potholes fine - closing roads again with no notice is totally unacceptable!. Did they tell the school transport? Or the Service bus? No of course not. Were the Clerk and I given even 12 hours' notice to let people know? Of course not. Diversions here are huge. I have asked Shropshire Council many, many times to put in proceedures to stop this happening but have not had answers. Shropshire's contractors go blithely on not caring how much didruption they cause! Heather Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Nov 3, 2020:
    • Closure of Rea Bridge Brockton
      Shropshire Highways propose to carry out repair work to Rea Bridge on the B4499, Brockton. The work is programmed to start on Monday, 30th November 2020 and is expected to last for up to 5 days. The normal working hours will be between 09:30am to 16.30pm Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the repairs a 24 hr road closure will be required for the duration of the works. While the road is closed, traffic will be diverted via B4386, B4387 and B4499 by a signed diversion Access over the bridge for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists will remain available throughout the works and access to frontages will be maintained up to the bridge closure. The repair works will involve rebuilding a 2.5m length of parapet/wing wall to the upstream right side of the bridge, general repointing to the inside faces of the parapets and some minor vegetation clearance Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Oct 31, 2020:
    • COUNCILLOR DEMANDS ACTION FROM SEVERN TRENT CEO OVER ROAD MISERY.
      Heather Kidd has written in exasperation to the CEO of Severn Trent Water after a litany of misery inflicted on residents of her Division by the Company's repair gangs over the last three years. Heather said; "Severn Trent repair teams do not seem to have any regard for the law or local residents. They frequently turn up unannounced, without any permit and try and close a road. In rural areas, this frequently has a major impact on the life of our communities as the subsequent detours are very long and bus companies and school buses are seldom consulted. Snailbeach and Stiperstones have particularly suffered in this respect. "Last week was the final straw when signs appeared in Snailbeach announcing yet another closure without any form of permit or consultation. I have tried speaking with all kinds of officers at Severn Trent over the years but we always seem to go back to square one after a while. I have now had enough and am taking it to their Chief Officer." Letter: To: Liv Garfield CBE Chief Executive Severn Trent Centre, 2, St John's Street Coventry. CV1 2LZ Date 29th October 2020 Dear Ms Garfield, I am writing to draw your attention to the waste of Severn Trent's resources and the chaos that your contractors are causing in the Shropshire Countryside. We have a long history of crews turning up on-site with no road closure permit , to do routine works as emergency closures. I believe there have been several fines implemented by Shropshire Council. This causes chaos in rural areas with long diversions, school bus routes and farm stock movements. There is usually absolutely no idea where the closure is and resident drive miles out of their way trying to get home or to the local shop. A good example was a recent road closure in Snailbeach - which would have caused a diversion of at least 12 miles. Your company applied for a permit. Further details were required by the Council's permitting department but they received no reply. Nevertheless, signs were put up for closure on 29th-30th October last week. The Council asked for removal as there was no permit. More signs arrived this week. They were also requested for removal. Today a crew turned up to do the work has had to go to Telford to collect signs. This has really affected the community in a number of ways: A funeral date was changed. The bus route was cancelled and then had to be re-instated. Two sets of farmers taking stock to market had to keep rearranging their movements. I was constantly having to reassure the residents that this should not be happening. The Council had to send out inspectors on 2 occasions. This really brings the name of Severn Trent into disrepute locally, and wastes your resources. This is by no means the only time a situation like this has occurred. I would be very grateful if you could get back to me explaining how you are going to put processes in place to prevent this from happening again. To give you some good news, Bentley who are contracted to do some water pressure work for you, are working with the community to make their closure during school holidays in February are smooth and well signed. We now need all your contractors to do this too. Many thanks for your attention to this. Yours sincerely, Heather Kidd Cllr Heather Kidd Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen Division Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY