Shropshire Council’s precarious financial position and the Coronavirus crisis led its finance chief to warn in July that he might have to make a formal declaration (a Section 114 notice) that it didn’t have enough resources to pay for its spending plans this year. Only one Council has resorted to issuing such a notice in …
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Shropshire Council say that from September: Their home-to-school transport will run at full capacity. They ask that pupils and students avoid using public buses where possible. They will provide extra buses on public routes in rural areas. The extra buses will be just for school children and students. * Pupils should use the same seat …
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Conservative controlled Shropshire Council is supporting controversial plans to make a Garden Village at Tasley the centre of future house building in the Bridgnorth area.
Lib Dem Housing Campaigner and Bridgnorth Town Councillor, David Cooper said:
“It’s difficult for local families to get on the housing ladder and a lot of people who would like to live in Bridgnorth just can’t afford it. But relying on just one big developer led scheme we would be very dependent on their commercial priorities and what they see as profitable. It’s especially worrying with the government saying they want to ‘build, build, build’ and threatening to take away the local element of planning decisions. We need to make sure that we get it right in this Local Plan – it could be our last chance before the rules change.”