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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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…

December 6, 2016 admin No comments exist

Church Stretton Library Support Group Ltd (CSLSG) propose that the library will be run by a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), in close co-­‐operation with the Town Council, with substantial volunteer input and in a way that assists the Shropshire Council in its plan to reduce the library budget in Church Stretton by £52530.  The cost…

December 3, 2016 admin No comments exist

This document outlines the aspirations and intentions of the South Shropshire Academy Trust (Inc. Church Stretton School) in developing and promoting a 21st century community library on the school site.  Consultation has produced a cohesive vision for the Trust, a vision that will be pursued vigorously by the governors and leadership team.BackgroundAt present the school…

November 13, 2016 admin No comments exist

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…

September 15, 2016 admin No comments exist

 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…

September 15, 2016 admin No comments exist

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…

September 1, 2016 admin No comments exist

There is a fundamental mismatch between the declared aims of this draft Strategy and the impact that its proposals would have on the majority of Shropshire’s population. The declared aims are: “To increase participation for health benefit and regular participation amongst those who are inactive” (Page 1) and to create “strong market towns and re-balanced rural…

July 25, 2016 admin No comments exist

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…