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One way system in High Street to end 19th July 2021

The Covid pandemic required Shropshire Council, acting through their Highways Department, to introduce a temporary one-way system in the town in order to try and facilitate greater social distancing. The one-way system was introduced under a temporary traffic management order which is due to expire on 19th July. Existing Arrangements are Unpopular The existing arrangements …

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Notice of the Annual Meeting of the Town Council 2021

The Town Council’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday 18th May, 2021 in the hall in the Silvester Horn Institute, Church Stretton at 7pm See or Download the Agenda: Location: The Hall, The Silvester Horne Institute, High Street, Church Stretton SY6 6BY. Statements from the Public: Please read the page which outlines the rules …

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Town Council’s Financial Management

Cllr. Bob Welch, 30th April 2021 In the May edition of Stretton Focus, Andy Munro set out criticisms of the Town Council’s financial management, picking up on issues noted by the Council’s Internal Auditor. Town Councillors had acknowledged those findings. Reconfiguring Accounting Systems It was, in fact, the new Responsible Finance Officer, coming in to …

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Night Flying from Shawbury

No. 1 Flying Training School, based at RAF Shawbury, will be conducting essential night flying training from Monday 15th March 2021, for approximately 6 weeks. Crews will operate throughout Low Flying Area 9, which covers Shropshire and the borders of adjacent counties. Night flying is an essential skill needed for front-line operations, enabling aircrew to …

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Notice of Council Meeting 16th March 2021

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Planning, Conservation and Heritage Committee 9 March 2021

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Extraordinary Meeting of the Council 2nd March 2021

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Amenities Finance and General Purposes Committee 2nd March 2021

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Flower bed at the junction of Sandford avenue and the A49 by the park

Sandford Avenue Park Survey feb 2021

The Survey has closed. Thank you for your responses, ideas and suggestions. Over 600 of you responded and we are now analysing the results….. Please respond to our important survey. Many people enjoy the Sandford Avenue Recreation Park, or Rec as it is also called. Occupying a prominent position by the A49, the flowers, bowling …

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Notice of Planning, Conservation and Heritage Committee Committee Meeting 9th Feb 2021

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Town Council Meeting 7pm, 19th Jan 2021

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Planning, Conservation and Heritage Committee Committee Meeting 12th Jan 2021 7pm

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Amenties, Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting 5th Jan 2021 7pm

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Planning, Conservation and Heritage Committee Committee Meeting 15th Dec 2020 7pm

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Economic Development Committee Meeting 1st Dec 2020 7pm

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Planning, Conservation and Heritage Committee Committee Meeting 17th Nov 2020 7pm

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Amenities, Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting 10th Nov 2020 7pm

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Get a Coronavirus Test

Shropshire is at critical point in the battle against COVID-19. People with symptoms of coronavirus – no matter how mild – should book a Covid-19 test as soon as possible. Where and when. London Road Car Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND on 22nd October – 27th October and on 28th October – 4th November Beatrice Street, Morrisons Oswestry, SY11 2HT on 22nd October …

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Notice of Economic Development Committee Meeting 7pm, 27th Oct 2020

See or Download the Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements …

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Notice of Planning, Conservation and Heritage Meeting 6pm, 20th Oct 2020

Download Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements from the Public: …

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Submission by the All Stretton Village Society

Response to Regulation 18: Pre-submission draft of the Shropshire Local Plan 2016-2038 Introduction The village of All Stretton is located within the Church Stretton Plan Area covered by draft policy S5. It lies within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This submission focuses primarily on draft policy S5 and argues that the importance …

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New Business Grants

A new £630,000 grant scheme to help small businesses across the Marches which have suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been launched. For more information see: https://marches-sbrg.co.uk/ for applications and full details and https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/10/small-business-recovery-grant/ for the announcement from Shropshire Council. The Marches Small Business Recovery Grant Worth between £1,000 and £3,000 these …

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High Sheriff of Shropshire, Dean Harris with Staff and Volunteers from Mayfair

High Sheriff visits Church Stretton September 2020

The High Sheriff of Shropshire, Dean Harris, visited Church Stretton this week as part of her tour of the county’s towns. On Tuesday September 29th, 2020 Dean Harris toured the town with the Mayor, Councillor Bob Welch, meeting volunteers, town council staff and business people who have been at the heart of our community support …

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Notice of Public Rights and Publication of unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020

What is it About? You have the right to inspect accounting documents relating to the financial year ending March 2020. The Official Notice which also explains what you should do to inspect the documents can be downloaded here: See the documents. The documents will be available to see on reasonable notice by application to: Mr …

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Indoor Leisure Facilities Strategy for Shropshire 2018-2023

What it’s About Providing Leisure Centres fully equipped to modern standards is difficult, if not impossible with the current constraints upon Shropshire Council’s finances. The public and other bodies are asked to comment on the proposed strategy. You can read the announcement in the Shropshire newsroom at: https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2020/09/leisure-facilities-consultation/ Local Leisure Centres? The strategy sets out …

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Church Stretton Town Council Response 25-9-2020

Response to Regulation 18: Pre-Submission Draft of the Shropshire Local Plan 2016 to 2038 The Page and Paragraph references are to the Shropshire Council document at: https://shropshire.gov.uk/committee-services/documents/s24934/Appendix%201.%20Pre-Submission%20Draft%20Local%20Plan.pdf Page 80 Para 4.91e The document states:“Church Stretton and Craven Arms as Key Centres within the Shropshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 4.92. Shropshire Economic Growth Strategy seeks …

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Notice of Town Council Meeting 7pm, 22nd Sept 2020

Download Agenda: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us Form as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements from the Public: …

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Notice of Economic Development Committee 7pm, 15th Sept 2020

Download Documents: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us form here as we need to send access details to your email address. Statements from the …

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Notice of Amenities Finance and General Purposes Committee 7pm, 8th Sept 2020

Download Documents: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us form here, We need to send access details to your email address. Statements from the Public: …

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Notice of Planning Conservation and Heritage Committee 6pm, 8th Sept 2020

Download Documents: Location: The meeting will be held on-line. If you would like to attend this meeting you should request access details as soon as possible, either by sending an email to locumclerk@churchstretton-tc.gov.uk or please use the Contact Us form here, We need to send access details to your email address. Statements from the Public: …

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No Parking Order 26th June 2020

Shropshire Council are introducing a ‘prohibition of parking’ on Shrewsbury Road and Churchill Road. Notices are being issued by Shropshire Council to residents on Shrewsbury Road and Churchill Road, Church Stretton. This action follows concerns about the recent upsurge in on-street parking by visitors to Carding Mill Valley and the public safety issues it causes. Immediate …

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Carding Mill Valley on a quieter day with young families enjoying the space

Overflow Parking Update 19th June 2020

CARDINGMILL VALLEY – UNITED ACTION FOR STAYCATIONING SUMMER SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL & CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCILPRESS RELEASE 18.6.20 Doubling Visitor Numbers The easing of the lock-down and the pent-up social demand has seen an unprecedented doubling of the numbers of visitors to Carding Mill Valley in recent weeks, following unsolicited promotion by national media. The proximity …

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TEMPORARY ONE-WAY SYSTEM 15th June 2020

CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL & CHURCH STRETTON & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF TRADE Challenge of Narrow Pavements Shropshire Council has been working closely, and at speed, both with Church Stretton Town Council and the local Chamber of Trade to devise temporary ways of making social distancing possible around the town centre, with a view to having …

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Overflow Parking 31 May 2020

MAYORAL STATEMENT After the chaos in Church Stretton on Bank Holiday Monday, when residential streets were blocked to emergency vehicles, I consulted with my Town Councillor colleagues and this weekend implemented the option most favoured by them, should it prove necessary. Extra Patrols and Parking enforcement In four days, I brought together the combined efforts …

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Visitors Cars blocking residential roads

additional parking 29th May 2020

EXCEPTIONAL MEASURES THIS WEEKEND After the exceptional circumstances of last weekend, which saw visitors’ cars parked on pavements, driveways and verges, with total disregard for local residents, the following arrangements have been put in place to counter such irresponsibility in the coming weekend. Increase Patrols The local police have agreed to increase their patrols in …

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Visitors Cars blocking residential roads

BANK HOLIDAY INVASION 26th May 2020

Despite Warnings Despite warnings from the National Trust in the press and on social media last week, that the “honey-pot” venue of Cardingmill Valley, on the edge of Church Stretton, would be limited to one-third capacity (140 cars), it did not deter visitors in their thousands. That capacity was reached by 10.00am. Abusive Behaviour Some …

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POINT OF RISK 15th May 2020

Particular Threat Because Church Stretton has a high number of elderly members, all residents have been acutely aware that the coronavirus poses a particular threat to this community. For that reason, with few exceptions, there has been, up until now, a high level of compliance with the government’s instruction on social distancing. This has contributed …

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New EV Charge Point

A New Electric Vehicle Charge Point is operational in the Easthope Road Car Park. Operated by ClenergyEV, you will need to download an App for your phone, or apply for an RFID card or Key Fob. For full instructions on how to use the new service, please download from https://www.churchstretton-tc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ClenergyEV-Driver-Experience.pdf

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THINK LOCAL – PRESS RELEASE 3.4.20

Think Local Cllr. Bob Welch, Church Stretton Town Mayor stressed: “We want encourage residents, wherever possible, to “Think Local”, using the home delivery services of local traders, ahead of purchasing on-line from further afield. This is particularly important in a small market town, like Church Stretton, so dependent on visitor income, which is now non-existent. …

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Thursday Market Arrangements for 02 April 2020

CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL Covid-19 New Location for Church Stretton Thursday Market We have now negotiated with Shropshire Council a special dispensation to use the largest car park on Easthope Road (opposite the Co-op), to enable the two market traders of essential food supplies to operate on: Thursday April 2nd from 8.00 to 11.00am You cannot …

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Arrangements for Public Protection – 24 March 2020

New Local Arrangements for Public Protection – 24 March 2020 CHURCH STRETTON TOWN COUNCIL Covid-19 Emergency URGENT NOTICE Following the Prime Minister’s address on March 23rd, the Town Council has made the following decisions, with immediate effect, to comply with his instructions: Council Buildings All Council buildings are closed. This now includes the public toilets on …

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Covid-19 Pandemic Bulletin 2 March 17 2020

Operation of Council services during the Covid-19 emergency Church Stretton Town Council Office Our office remains closed to members of the public until further notice. Residents can still contact the Council via telephone on 01694 722113 (with answerphone), by email here. Face to face contact will be by appointment only. Our buildings, open spaces and …

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List of Covid-19 advice topics

For More information about the following topics This page is a list of a wide range of topics where more information can be found by following the link to: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus How to protect yourself and others Staying at home if you think you have coronavirus (self-isolating) How everyone can help stop coronavirus (social distancing) How …

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Housing Needs Survey January 2020

Residents, Employers and Employees In January 2020, the Council is sending a Housing Needs Survey to every household in the town, asking householders to identify the housing needs of all members of the household in the next five years. (online at: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=157434273466 ) Local employers are also asked to bring the questionnaire to the attention …

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Community Messages Update

Community Messages – Update What are Community Messages Eileen Roberts started Community Messages in 2011 as an alternative way to pass information around our community. It has been tremendously successful reaching hundreds of people. It operated as a form of newsletter emailed to a group of intermediaries who in turn forwarded it to their distribution …

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Response to Youth Support Consultation

Agreed on Tuesday October 15th 2019 1. Introduction: Shropshire Council launched a Youth Work Consultation on September 9th closing on October 31st. This invited responses from children and young people and their parents, public and voluntary sector services and Town and Parish Councils. It is concerned with universal, open access groups as well as more …

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Response to Consultation on Changes to Parking Strategy

Church Stretton Town Council Response to Shropshire Council Consultation on Proposed Changes to the new Parking Strategy 1. Introduction: Shropshire Council introduced a new Parking Strategy in January 2019, which has been substantially implemented. An initial consultation was undertaken in May and in September, the Cabinet gave authority to the Executive Director of Place, in …

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Library Consultation Town Council Response

Church Stretton Town Council Response to Shropshire Council Engagement and Consultation on Library Strategy 1. Executive Summary: This is the response of Church Stretton Town Council agreed on Tuesday October 15th 2019. Shropshire Council launched this exercise on September 30th, with the initial consultation running until November 8th, to be followed by a second consultation …

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New Shropshire Council Library Consultation

From: Friends of Church Stretton Library, We have just learnt that Shropshire Council are running another consultation to help them develop a new library strategy. Here is your opportunity to influence their decision by responding to the survey at https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/library-strategy-engagement-and-consultation/ before November 8th 2019 Why a new strategy? We are not surprised Shropshire Council is developing a …

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