Full Council Meeting – Thursday 20th August

Town Council to consider Shropshire Council Local Plan Proposals for Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock Town Council will be holding an extraordinary full Council meeting on Thursday, 20th August to consider proposals for Much Wenlock in the Shropshire Council Local Plan.  Shropshire Council is currently undertaking a partial review of the Local Plan for Shropshire for the period 2016 to 2038.  The review includes consideration of housing requirements, employment land requirements and the distribution of development.  The Pre-Submission version of the Plan will be subject to consultation over the summer, from 3rd August to 30th September 2020.

Local Plan Map

The meeting will be held remotely by video conference via Zoom:

Meeting Id:83357767497

Passcode: 878105


Restrictions on concessionary bus travel lifted

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Shropshire Council has extended its concessionary bus travel for the elderly and vulnerable, to enable them to take advantage of the exclusive early morning shopping times being offered by some supermarkets and shops.

Until today concessionary bus passes couldn’t be used before 9.30am.

Under the new arrangement the passes can be used before 9.30am, with immediate effect and until further notice.

The change applies to all bus services operating in the Shropshire Council area.

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Restrictions on concessionary bus travel lifted due to coronavirus

Advice and support on offer to those affected by floods in Shropshire

Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin’s residents and businesses affected by the recent flooding are being given the opportunity to discuss their questions and concerns with local flood recovery experts through a new virtual platform.

In response to the devastating flooding which affected the County in the weeks after Storm Dennis, Shropshire Council have been working with the National Flood Forum to set up a ‘Virtual Information Trailer’ which will offer help, support and advice to those who have been affected by the floods in line with current Covid-19 guidelines. The project is being funded by the Environment Agency and has been extended to cover Telford & Wrekin Council which also experienced devastating flooding particularly in Ironbridge.

Staffed by flood recovery experts, the virtual trailer is a meeting point for anyone who wants to discuss any issues they are facing in the aftermath of being flooded.  From insurance queries to re-instating homes after the flood or quite simply the chance to just talk about what’s happened, as the NFF is available for practical and emotional support.

In addition to the National Flood Forum and Councils Flood Risk Management Teams, representatives from the Environment Agency and Severn Trent will be present to offer advice and answer any questions people may have.

Appointments for the virtual trailer must be booked in advance by calling the National Flood Forum on 01299 403 101.

The NFF has a wealth of experience in flood recovery and flood issues. It is unique in being the only organisation that addresses the subject of flooding alone and has supported many communities across the country to recover from the material and emotional trauma of flooding.

For further help and advice on flooding issues contact the National Flood Forum Helpline on 01299 403055.  You can also visit www.floodforum.org.uk

For all media enquiries please contact Amanda Davies, Operations Coordinator 07734 899708 or amanda.davies@floodforum.org.uk