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January 21, 2020 admin No comments exist

Town Council Precept Lowest Rise for Many Years At its meeting on January 14th, for the next financial year, the Town Council set the lowest local precept rise for many years. However, with little prospect of central government increasing funding for local government services, it was still thought prudent to cover for inflation with a…

December 27, 2019 admin 3 comments

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 of employees many of…

December 22, 2019 admin No comments exist

After the national political paralysis of the last three years, there is a widely shared hope that the country can, in this New Year, come back together again to address issues of common concern.  It is encouraging that all parties now agree that rural areas have, in the past, not been receiving their fair share…

December 19, 2019 admin No comments exist

For several years, the Police have been holding regular community liaison meetings, known as PACT meetings in a variety of locations. Unfortunately, these have not generally been well attended. In order to help not only the Police but also Shropshire Council and the Town Council to tune in better to local issues and concerns, these…

November 26, 2019 admin No comments exist

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 lists. Community Messages are…

November 1, 2019 admin No comments exist

Message from Our Mayor Eileen Roberts was a well-loved member of the community, who died earlier this month after a short illness.  The memorial service for Eileen Roberts will take place at St. Laurence’s Church on Thursday November 7th at 1.00pm, followed by refreshments in the Parish Centre. This will be preceded by the cremation…

October 21, 2019 admin No comments exist

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…

October 21, 2019 admin No comments exist

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 consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, to implement some amendments. The Council is now…

October 21, 2019 admin No comments exist

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 in the New Year on a revised draft…