• May 13, 2021:
    • Many thanks for your support
      Dear All, A brief note to express my sincere thanks for the overwhelming vote of confidence you gave me at the recent election. The experience is quite humbling. We had the largest turnout in the County and with 84% I had the highest popular vote. Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues via the contact details at the bottom of this article. If you would like to be added to my email list for updates for planning applications, road closures then please prop me an email. Many thanks once again. Heather Heather Kidd Shropshire Councillor for Chirbury and Worthen Division Tel: 07980635518 email: heather.kidd@shropshire.gov.uk Also on Facebook! Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Apr 22, 2021:
    • Temporary Road Closure: Shelve to Snailbeach Closure
      Start Date: Wednesday 28th April 2021 - Thursday 29th April 2021 Purpose: Urgent Road Closure to repair carriageway defects. Times 09.30-.16.00. Access maintained for residents, local businesses, school buses, buses and emergency services. Works Promoter: Shropshire Council Works Promoter Ref: Kier Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Apr 20, 2021:
    • Chirbury Road Closure 21st April
      Temporary Road Closure: B4386 Chirbury (This appears to be the Chirbury to Montgomery Road.) Wednesday, 21st April 2021 Purpose: Urgent Road Closure to repair carriageway defects Works Promoter: Shropshire Council Works Promoter Ref: Unknown (promoter_works_ref) Enforcement pattern for B4386 Chirbury: All the time You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=121934993 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
  • Apr 3, 2021:
    • Speeding through rural villages
      We have had consistent problems with traffic speeding through our villages. Marton residents have had an accident with a speeding vehicle hitting cars and a roadside building. If anyone had been on the pavement they would have been killed. A public meeting with the road safety office present has not brought any changes and Covid seems to have meant that many drivers have stopped believing that villages have residents, old and young who use the pavements and cross the road. Local Parish Councillor, Maureen Jenkins and I made our own posters and put them up! (see picture) A local company was also asked to ask their drivers to keep to the speed limit - which they were pleased to do! I have since had requests for posters in Stiperstones, Worthen and Brockton, Bentlawnt, and Chirbury. I will be making then and putting them up in the next week. My colleague in Clun Division has also been asked to supply some and Cllr Nigel Hartin will be rolling these out where requested. Heather Ps: Photo - Maureen and I putting up posters in Marton recently . The traffic through our villages has forgotten people live in them. Villagers and their children deserve to be safe from speeding, dangerous drivers, please keep to the speed limits - 30mph or less. Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Apr 2, 2021:
    • A488 CLOSURE HAS BEEN EXTENDED
      Road Closure: A488 Hope Date: 30th March 2021 - 6th April 2021 09.30 - 16.00 Purpose: Urgent Road Closure to repair carriageway defects Works Promoter: Shropshire Council Works Promoter Ref: UJ2151709094 You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=121409480 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
    • CLOSURE OF A489 CHURCHSTOKE TO THE BORDER HAS BEEN REDUCED TO THE 7TH AND 8TH APRIL
      Date: 7th April 2021 - 8th April 2021 09.30 - 16.00 Purpose: Urgent Road Closure to repair carriageway defects Works Promoter: Shropshire Council You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=121581749 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
  • Mar 21, 2021:
    • Sticking to the 30 mph speed limit in our villages
      We have a speed limit because children, their parents and grandparents live there and need to be safe If you see speeding vehicles or those driving dangerously please take down their number, the model of the car and note the time of day. We can then report them - the local police can and do act on these. Unmarked police cars are already at work on the Chirbury to Churchstoke (A490) road because of dangerous driving. Please pass on all information to me as residents on the A490 have. 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
  • Mar 15, 2021:
    • HEATHER JOINS COVID TESTING PROGRAMME
      Three Shropshire Councillors in South West Shropshire have volunteered to join the lateral flow testing programme for pupils at the Community College in Bishop's Castle. Ruth Houghton (Bishop's Castle Division), Nigel Hartin (Clun Division) and Heather last week joined the team of volunteers that regularly test pupils for COVID after the opening of the school on 8th March. Nigel Hartin said: "This is a key requirement for the safe re-opening of schools. Normally a different year is tested every school day with the aim of identifying and isolating any infected person quickly. Ruth Houghton said "I've been really impressed about how well organised this programme has been and full credit is due to the Head and staff for this. The pupils have also been excellent and the volunteer team has been able to test each year group in only a couple of hours." Heather said " it's very good news that students are back at school and anything we can do to help as volunteers supports the staff and students in getting back to classroom lessons which is so important after months of lockdown and home learning." 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: A489 Churchstoke to Powis Boundary
      Date: 6th April 2021 - 8th April 2021 09.30 - 16.00 Road Closure to repair carriageway defects. HGVs and buses will be allowed access Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Mar 8, 2021:
    • Hospitals releasing Covid positive cases home
      Dear All, Ringing residents during lockdown has been really rewarding and useful. But at times it has been shocking. Recently I found an 80-year-old lady had her Covid positive husband released to come home from hospital (and her daughter - a teacher - had then been forced to isolate). I was appalled. Talking to my fellow Councillors it became clear this was happening across South Shropshire. Positive cases are being released to homes with vulnerable people living there - diabetics, the elderly, and also NHS workers and other essential workers. Why? When I asked questions behind the scenes - I was fobbed off. This really is not good enough. That's when I went to Radio Shropshire and Midlands Today TV recently. Since the clip on TV many other people have contacted me with similar and often sad cases. As I write this the BBC are now investigating and I hope that we can stop this practice and protect our key workers and communities. The Hospital Trust is now investigating too. The answer will be interesting. Please let me know if you have had any similar experiences. Best wishes 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