Services “At Risk”

The Services “At Risk” category shows the Town Council’s posts and documents referring to the general topic.

There are categories for specific Services “At Risk”, e.g. the Library, Swimming pool.

PRESS RELEASE – December 14th 2016 – Local Services at Risk & Unfair system of local government taxation

On Tuesday 13th December, Church Stretton Town Council faced up to the prospect of cuts, actual and proposed, in the county funding of a range of local services in the coming years, including the Library Service, the Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool, the Visitor Information Service, youth service funding, environmental maintenance and other support grants. …

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‘AT RISK’ Services Report – Budget Demands 2017/18

It is difficult to predict, with any accuracy, what funding may be required to support ‘at risk’ services under threat of reductions or closure by Shropshire Council.  The long term future of a number of services (the library and leisure centre included) will ultimately be decided by strategies that are not yet finalised, and could …

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FAQ – Services At Risk

1. HOW WILL THE FUTURE OF THE LIBRARY IN THE TOWN BE DECIDED?Following the legal proceedings, instituted by the Library Support Group, Shropshire Council announced that the choice of future service provider would be determined by a decision making process linked to the Community Right to Challenge/ Bid to run an existing Council Service provided …

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Household Survey Report on ‘Services At Risk’ – September 2016

 This report represents an independent analysis of a community survey by Church Stretton Town Council to establish the willingness (or otherwise) of local parishioners to pay an increased local precept in order to retain two key ‘at risk’ services – the Library Service and the Swimming Pool/Leisure Centre. The Library Service:Participants were asked whether they would be willing …

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“At Risk Services” Working Group Report – September 13th 2016

Agenda Item 9.1 : Report from the “At Risk Services” Working Group The Group has continued to meet fortnightly, plus scheduled meetings with Chris Edwards (Shropshire Council Area Commissioner), Lee Chapman and Lisa Bedford.Community Survey – there were 807 responses (a 30% response rate), which have been analysed by an independent consultant, whose report is available …

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Church Stretton Launches ‘Services At Risk’ Survey

Church Stretton Town Council launched its community survey this week, asking local households how willing they are to pay through their precept to protect key services at risk of closure by Shropshire Council. The survey is being delivered to every household in the parish before July 30th, with an individual reference number, for response by …

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‘At Risk Services’ Review delayed till September 2017

Shropshire Council Press release: 20/07/2016Councillor Malcolm Pate, Leader of Shropshire Council announced on 13 July that funding will be made available to enable town and parish councils more time to take on local services including libraries, museums and leisure centres.Councillor Pate said;  “Shropshire Council finances are extremely tight and finding this extra money will be difficult, …

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Open Meeting – Tuesday 19th July – Silvester Horne Institute from 4 – 8pm

Do try to attend this very important event on Tuesday 19th July  at theSilvester Horne Institute – from 4 – 8pmYour views are crucial to the decisions to be taken by Shropshire Council regarding the future of ‘At Risk’ Services – library, visitor information centre, swimming pool and leisure centre.  

Services ‘At Risk of Closure’ in Church Stretton

The Town Council will be present at the following locations in July to enable you to ask questions and give us your views:-Saturday 9th July at the Community GamesTuesday 19th July from 4pm to 8pm at the Silvester Horne Institute. This will be an opportunity for you to come and find out more about the …

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Community Consultation Alert – Town Council Press Release

At last night’s Church Stretton Town Council meeting, councillors expressed grave concerns about the scale and speed with which Shropshire Council is now proposing to cease all funding of discretionary services, such as Libraries, Leisure Centres and Swimming Pools as from next April. This will hit small towns, such as Church Stretton and surrounding parishes, …

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