• Sep 11, 2021:
    • Planning and the Hope School Site
      Planning and the Hope School Site The Parish Council and I have finally received the update on this we have been waiting for the Hope School site. The email said: I wanted to reassure you that although all seems to have gone quiet since we submitted the full planning application for Hope Village Hall in April, work has been continuing in the background with the planning team and consultees to proceed to the point of determination. We have undertaken additional ecology surveys, received comments on changes required to the site plan from the Trees Team and received feedback on suggested changes from the urban design team. We are now working on a slightly revised layout and property designs, none of which we perceive as detrimental to the overall scheme and ambitions of the local community. I anticipate the scheme will be considered by the Southern Planning Committee in January 2022. This is slightly disappointing as it is longer than we all hoped for, considering the lack of locally affordable housing and smaller houses for sale. I will keep enquiring about this. It needs to move on - urgently 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
    • Landlines and Broadband in Chirbury - update
      Pole crew arrived! 4 way traffic lights in place. Amazing. They will be there 3 or 4 hours. The guy on the crew says a week is very quick!!! They do the poles and wires and then we will then need Openreach to connect us to exchange etc. A huge step forward so nearly there. Yay!!! 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
  • Sep 10, 2021:
    • Grants for community groups, sport, village halls, sustainable measures, energy saving, Church restoration, farming and more .
      Dear All The link below is to a variety of grant funding opportunities of interest to anyone involved in community groups, sport, village halls, sustainable measures, energy saving, Church restoration, farming and more . Eligibility criteria and application deadlines are included in the details of each funding source. https://rsnonline.org.uk/rural-funding-digest-september-2021 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
    • LATEST ON CHIRBURY AREA BROADBAND
      Dear All Here is the latest from Openreach on our phone lines and broadband : "I've been escalating this case with our contractors who'll be carrying out the pole replacement. Openreach doesn't have any pole teams working in this region at all, so all pole work is done through our partner, Telent. "There is a national shortage of pole teams at the moment which means all pole jobs are being delayed. I can assure you that this work does have maximum priority, but there are also other pole jobs that too have that highest level of priority, we are working through them as quickly as we possibly can. I have made the permitting team aware of your contact with the local council and that they're looking out for when we get the permit submitted. The pole team does need to carry out their own safety survey first though and it's this we're just waiting on at the moment. "I'll keep you updated as soon as I hear anything further." So we have a pole team problem. BT has confirmed this too for me. Please keep contacting your supplier to get fault updates to keep the pressure up. If you receive this and have lost your landline, please let me know. It is beyond me that we have no pole teams in our area. I will put in formal complaints after we have dealt with this. 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
  • Sep 9, 2021:
    • Connections in Chirbury
      Dear Residents Nearly a week on from the telegraph pole being hit we still have no date for the pole to be replaced and hence ours landlines and broadband back. Even 4G has been poor which has made any communication very difficult to say the least. I am in touch with the Chief Execs Department at both Openreach and BT. Yesterday I was told Openreach was finding it difficult to get a permit for work on the pole. This was a blatant disregard of the truth. Permitting at Shropshire Council have not had an application for a permit. Gary in permitting is looking for one to come in and is really keen to work with them to get this sorted out. I have let Openreach know that the field crew has basically not done their job. This makes me even angrier as they told me last Saturday they could not attend as the Police had not then told them the road was safe. This again was blatantly untrue. I am awaiting a reply. I will keep in touch with you all. 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
  • Sep 5, 2021:
    • Fatal Accident
      Dear All Last Friday night (3rd Sept) Chirbury experience a shocking fatal road traffic accident. The driver of a Ford Kuga was killed after hitting a telegraph pole on the Churchstoke road and then the wall of West House at the junction of the A490. The house was damaged too. The emergency services and our local police were truly brilliant. This has left several people in the village without a landline or broadband - that includes me!. The mobile signal is also variable. Openreach are being less than helpful in reconnecting us all. Please bear this in mind if trying to contact me here. Landlines often appear to be ringing but they are not connected. Many thanks 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
    • Temporary Road Closure: B4385 Pentreheyling Date: 27th September - 6th October 2021
      Purpose: Road marking refreshment, Ironwork to be raised to proposed carriageway level, Ironwork replacement as required, Vegetation trimming around traffic signs, Traffic sign replacement, Carriageway concrete haunching, Deposit and compact Type-1 sub base to raise entrances and verges to proposed carriageway level Works Promoter: Shropshire Council - Ref: UJ215RS-886487 Enforcement pattern for B4385 Pentreheyling: All the time You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=123274970 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
  • Sep 4, 2021:
    • ROAD CLOSURES - WEstbury - Marton and Stockton
      Dear All Here is the latest information for the road closures from Westbury to Marton and also the Stockton closure - 2 separate closures. This has been confused and poorly thought through; I asked for the school run to be considered and received the following email. Heather In order to keep disruption down to a minimum, we are looking at being off-site by 2:30pm. I have asked if the streetworks team is able to reflect this in the permit information that is displayed on one.network. Prior to us coming off-site, access will be maintained for those looking to get to a home or business within the closure. Although there may be a wait at times depending on what is happening or site or they may be asked to enter the closure at the other side. Temporary Road Closure: B4386 Westbury to Marton Date: 6th - 8th September 2021 Purpose: Urgent Road Closure to rectify carriageway defects Works Promoter: Shropshire Council Enforcement pattern for B4386 Westbury to Marton: 09.30 -.14.30 You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=123355304 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. Temporary Road Closure: Stockton Nr Chirbury - new dates - closed at Folly junction Date: 9th - 10th September 2021 Purpose: Urgent Road Closure to rectify carriageway defects. Works Promoter: Shropshire Council Enforcement pattern for Stockton Nr Chirbury: 09.30 -. 16.00 You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here: https://one.network/?tm=123322143 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
  • Aug 28, 2021:
    • GASTRONOMIC TOURISM INITIATIVE LAUNCHED IN SOUTH WEST OF COUNTY
      Councillors along Shropshire's Western borders are launching an 'Eat Local' campaign to keep our local eateries busy into the Autumn months. Heather said "Last year we had a big hit with two brochures we published - 'Buy Local' and 'Eat Local'. The first encouraged local residents to buy from local shops through the pandemic whilst the second encouraged locals and visitors alike to eat at our pubs and cafes. The latter proved such a BIG hit with B+Bs, caravan sites, campsites etc. that we re-launched a revised leaflet this week. Clun Councillor Nigel Hartin added "The Hospitality and Tourism industry is a key element of our local area's economy and COVID-19 has struck it hard. Encouraging people to local pubs and restaurants not only helps these directly but also boosts some of our fantastic local produce suppliers who make everything from meat and dairy products to English wine." Councillor Ruth Houghton (Bishop's Castle said: "We have a big opportunity this year with many more people holidaying in the UK and all our tourism orientated businesses need to take maximum advantage of this boost into to autumn months. We know that last year our leaflet helped visitors connect with many eating places and we hope that this year we can achieve even greater coverage. Ruth, Heather and Nigel have been getting as many of these leaflets out as possible to local accommodation providers including campsites, guest houses, air B and B's, holiday cottages and glamping pods. If any business owners want copies for their guests, then contact Heather on 07980 635518. Published and promoted by Heather Kidd, Eastville, Chirbury, Shropshire SY15 6BH Printed (hosted) by Prater Raines Ltd, 98 Sandgate High Street, Folkestone CT20 3BY
  • Aug 25, 2021:
    • Marton to Chirbury (B4386) road closure - urgent update
      The road will be completely closed from this morning (24th) until sometime on Friday, August 27th. Severn Trent is enlarging the hole there and speeding traffic has been moving the plates over the trench at Walcot. The sides are now not stable. There will be full barriers across but a small gap will be left for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists. This will be backfilled but not completed until the tarmac arrives probably at some point on Friday. They will be night working tonight here in Chirbury and at Walcot. If I hear anything further I will let you know. 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