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Election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee

April 22nd, 2017

Notice is hereby given that:

A poll for the election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm.

The number of Unitary Councillors to be elected is one.

The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates nomination paper are as follows:

The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

Where contested this poll is taken together with the election of Town Councillors.

Dated Tuesday 25 April 2017
Claire Porter
Returning Officer

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A458 Bridgnorth Bypass Night Closure 11-13 Apr

April 8th, 2017
Please find attached details of forthcoming road closure

Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

 Date and duration: 2 x night closures – 11/04/17 13/04/17 8pm to 6am

Purpose: Bridge deck joint survey

Applicant: Shropshire Council Bridges and structures team

Diversion: Through Bridgnorth

If you have any questions, or require any further information please contact the Street Works Team on streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk

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BPC Notice of Uncontested Election

April 6th, 2017

Please find attached Notice of Uncontested Election of Councillors for Billingsley Parish Council

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Notice of Uncontested Election Middleton Scriven

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Notice of Election: Election of Parish Councillors

March 13th, 2017

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Shropshire Council

Election of Parish Councillors

for the Parish listed below

Billingsley Parish Council 

Parish Number of Parish Councillors to be elected – Six

1. Forms of nomination for the above election may be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish Council, or the Returning Officer, at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND, who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area, prepare a nomination paper for signature.

2. Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Returning Officer, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND on any day after the date of this notice, but no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017. Alternatively, candidates may submit their nomination papers at the following locations on specified dates, between the time shown below:-

SHREWSBURY Bridgnorth Room, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury –

9.00am to 5.00pm On Tuesday 14th March, Wednesday 15th March, Friday 17th March, Monday 20th March, Tuesday 21st March, Thursday 23rd March, Friday 24th March, Monday 27th March, Tuesday 28th March, Wednesday 29th March and Friday 31st March.

9.00am to 7.00pm On Thursday 16th March, Wednesday 22nd March, Thursday 30th March and Monday 3rd April.

9.00am to 4.00pm On Tuesday 4th April.

OSWESTRY Council Chamber, Castle View

8.45am to 6.00pm On Tuesday 14th March and Thursday 23rd March.

8.45am to 5.30pm On Wednesday 29th March.

WEM Edinburgh House, New Street

9.15am to 4.30pm On Wednesday 15th March, Monday 20th March and Thursday 30th March.

LUDLOW Helena Lane Day Care Centre

8.45am to 4.00pm On Thursday 16th March and Wednesday 22nd March.

8.45am to 3.45pm On Tuesday 28th March.

BRIDGNORTH Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street

9.45am to 4.30pm On Friday 17th March and Monday 27th March.

9.45am to 3.30pm On Tuesday 21st March.

3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.

4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and postal proxy votes, and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.

5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

DATED: MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2017
CLAIRE PORTER RETURNING OFFICER
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Notice of Election: Shropshire Council Election of Councillors

March 13th, 2017

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Shropshire Council

Election of Councillors for the Electoral Divisions listed below:

1. Forms of nomination for Unitary Elections may be obtained at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND, from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area, prepare a nomination paper for signature.

2. Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Returning Officer, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND on any day after the date of this notice, but no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017. Alternatively, candidates may submit their nomination papers at the following locations on specified dates, between the time shown below:-

SHREWSBURY Bridgnorth Room, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury –

9.00am to 5.00pm On Tuesday 14th March, Wednesday 15th March, Friday 17th March, Monday 20th March, Tuesday 21st March, Thursday 23rd March, Friday 24th March, Monday 27th March, Tuesday 28th March, Wednesday 29th March and Friday 31st March.

9.00am to 7.00pm On Thursday 16th March, Wednesday 22nd March, Thursday 30th March and Monday 3rd April.

9.00am to 4.00pm On Tuesday 4th April.

OSWESTRY Council Chamber, Castle View

8.45am to 6.00pm On Tuesday 14th March and Thursday 23rd March.

8.45am to 5.30pm On Wednesday 29th March.

WEM Edinburgh House, New Street

9.15am to 4.30pm On Wednesday 15th March, Monday 20th March and Thursday 30th March.

LUDLOW Helena Lane Day Care Centre

8.45am to 4.00pm On Thursday 16th March and Wednesday 22nd March.

8.45am to 3.45pm On Tuesday 28th March.

BRIDGNORTH Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street

9.45am to 4.30pm On Friday 17th March and Monday 27th March.

9.45am to 4.30pm On Tuesday 21st March.

3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.

4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and postal proxy votes, and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.

5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

DATED: MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2017
CLAIRE PORTER RETURNING OFFICER
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Watch the Big Conversation video and tell Shropshire Council what services are important to you

December 17th, 2015

From Shropshire Council…

Watch the Big Conversation video and tell us what services are important to you

As part of its Big Conversation, Shropshire Council has released an animated video encouraging residents to get involved and tell us what council services are important to you.

The video, produced by the council and posted on YouTube, illustrates the financial challenges Shropshire Council faces over the next few years. The Big Conversation video also explains how the council is funded, how its budget is spent, and asks Shropshire residents what they can do to help Shropshire Council’s £77 million budget deficit.

Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation comes in light of continuous Government cuts which, in five years’ time, will leave only one quarter of the current funding that pays for over 150 services. This is a reduction of 75% from the £100m the council currently spends on these services, and means it will have to stop delivering some services.

Claire Wild, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for the Big Conversation, said:

“Like all public services, we face spending cuts in the coming years and we’re looking at ways to address this challenge.

“We’ve already had a great response to our Big Conversation with over 1,700 people taking part in the survey so far. However, we still want to ensure all local people have the opportunity to share their views, and urge those not yet involved to watch our video and take part in our survey.”

Watch the £77m budget challenge video now to find out more about the Big Conversation and how you can get involved.

The Big Conversation survey will run until Monday 4 January 2016, and will be followed by further conversations with local people, partners, community organisations and businesses across Shropshire in 2016.

Since the conversation began, over a third of residents who’ve taken part in the surveys have expressed an interest to be involved in further conversations with the council.

If you know someone who does not have access to a computer, you can either print a copy off for them, or you can pick a paper copy up from your local library or customer service point. Alternatively you can call us and request one, or complete the survey over the phone.

For more information and to get involved visit:

shropshire.gov.uk/bigconversation,
follow us: @shropcouncil #Shropbc
BigConversation@shropshire.gov.uk
call: 0345 678 9077 (weekdays from 9am to 5pm)

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NHS Future Fit decision

August 17th, 2015

NHS Future Fit decision ensures a healthy future for Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites but rules out greenfield

The leaders of the NHS Future Fit met today to discuss the next steps for the programme to transform NHS services in Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire.

They considered in-depth work into the affordability of the six scenarios that were shortlisted for hospital services, which also serve patients from Mid Wales, in February.

This work has concluded that all options that involve developing greenfield sites are unaffordable and should now be discounted.

They have, however, shown clearly that both The Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites have viable futures and will play an important part in on-going NHS Future Fit work.

The shortlist has therefore now been reduced from the original six options to four.

These are:

Princess Royal Telford

A No change
B Emergency Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care, Consultant-led Obstetrics
C1 Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Urgent Care, Local Planned Care
C2 Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care, Consultant-led Obstetrics

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

A No Change
B Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care
C1 Emergency Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care, Consultant-led Obstetrics
C2 Emergency Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care

All options would see both sites with an Urgent Care Centre and local planned care.

David Evans, Chief Officer of Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group and Caron Morton, Accountable Officer for Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group welcomed the decision.

They said: “Since February an immense amount of work has gone into studying the affordability of the shortlisted scenarios.

“This has now made it clear that all options involving greenfield sites are unaffordable.

“We need to acknowledge this is regrettable as we know it is what many people would have preferred.

“We have always known that the greenfield option was going to be the most expensive and we have done everything possible to see whether we could make this an affordable option.

“However, we have been forced to the conclusion that it would mean diverting an unacceptable level of funding from other frontline clinical services like primary, community or mental health care.”

They added: “We do now have clear options that we can proceed with and which can meet the key clinical goals of NHS Future Fit – that is to provide safe, modern and sustainable access to emergency, urgent, planned and community care for our populations.

“They also show quite clearly that both the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites have an important future and will play a key role as NHS Future Fit moves forward.

“There is still a lot of work to do before we consider whether the NHS Future Fit programme board recommends which site would be ideal for the Emergency Centre or the Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.

“We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this process so far.”

Today’s recommendation will now be considered by the local NHS organisations that have come together to lead the NHS Future Fit programme.

Work is also continuing in partnership with local communities on developing options for Urgent Care Centres in rural Shropshire; with five sites currently being considered – Ludlow, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Bishops Castle and Whitchurch.

Urgent Care Centres would also be established at the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals.

Both Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin and Healthwatch Shropshire are working with NHS Future Fit in order to ensure patient views from across Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin are properly considered.

Kate Ballinger, Manager, Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin said: “Healthwatch is the independent consumer voice in England and both local Healthwatch organisations are engaging with the public to make sure that people know what is happening.

“There are many ways of making your voice heard, Healthwatch want to make sure that voice is listened to.”

You can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin on 01952 739540 or by email info@healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.org.uk

You can contact Healthwatch Shropshire on 01743 237884 or by email enquiries@healthwatchshropshire.co.uk

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