Category: Services “At Risk”

The Services “At Risk” category retains all the Town Council’s posts and documents referring to this Community Consultation Process.
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July 17, 2018 admin No comments exist

Church Stretton Needs You! As you may be aware, the future sustainability of Church Stretton Leisure Centre is at risk due to the phased withdrawal of financial support from Shropshire Council and the redistribution of educational joint-use funding to all schools. Key local stakeholders are working together to find a sustainable future option for the…

October 30, 2017 admin No comments exist

Apology from Church Stretton Library Group “We apologise for the misleading impression given in the November edition of Focus (Page 24) which suggested the Town Council had agreed to provide salary funding for library staff, if Shropshire Council accepted our bid to run the library and if the Town Council thought we could provide a…

October 21, 2017 admin No comments exist

Residents can now see the results of the recent Church Stretton Library consultation. The four week consultation took place from 21 August to 18 September 2017 to seek views in relation to the proposed procurement details for a library service in Church Stretton, and whether responses to previous community engagement exercises have been taken into account. There were just over…

October 7, 2017 admin No comments exist

Shropshire Council has advised that the Draft Library Services consultation has been extended by one week – i.e. to Friday 13th October. This is due to a technical problem beyond their control with their online survey tool, which is affecting responses being submitted. Shropshire Council have issued a ‘Get Involved’ document which gives more information,…

August 21, 2017 admin No comments exist

Residents in Church Stretton are being asked to comment on the criteria which will be used to help choose the best provider to take on the running of the local library. Shropshire Council recently consulted with Church Stretton residents about their priorities for the provision of a library service. The survey received over 500 responses….

July 6, 2017 admin No comments exist

New Draft Library Services Strategy to be considered by Cabinet – A new draft library services strategy which sets out proposed plans to ensure all Shropshire residents continue to have access to a library service, will be put forward to Cabinet on Wednesday 12 July 2017.    The Draft Shropshire Library Services Strategy 2018 to 2023…

June 12, 2017 admin No comments exist

Related topics: Leisure and culture / My area / Partner organisationsShropshire Council are asking residents in Church Stretton and the surrounding area for their views to help shape what the library service will look like in future in the town.See the Shropshire Council website at

December 15, 2016 admin No comments exist

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….

December 14, 2016 admin 4 comments

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…