Payphones proposed for removal

Do you use payphones?

BT are proposing to remove 56 payphones in Shropshire. They have to consult Shropshire Council to do this, and Shropshire Council would like to have your views by 29th September 2020.

BT intend to remove their payphones at:

Bridgnorth – Lodge Lane

Bridgnorth – High Street

Alveley – Daddlebrook Road

Hampton Loade – opp Fairview

Albrighton – High Street

Shifnal – Cheapside

Much Wenlock – The Square

Shropshire Council’s press release is at

Have your say on plans for your local area

Shropshire Council launched a wide-ranging consultation on its draft local plan on 3rd August 2020. Here we explain what it’s about, summarise the proposals for South East Shropshire, and describe how to find out more and how to comment on the proposals. The deadline for comments is 30th September 2020.

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Heather Kidd to contest Ludlow for Liberal Democrats

Community campaigner Heather Kidd has been selected to fight for the Liberal Democrats in Ludlow constituency, which includes Bridgnorth, Church Stretton and Bishops Castle, in the forthcoming general election.

She is a formidable campaigner on rural issues with a long-track record of work for South Shropshire.

Heather is the high-profile Shropshire county councillor for Chirbury and Worthen. She regularly lobbies ministers for a fair deal for rural areas as one of the senior members of the UK-wide Local Government Association. 

Outside politics, Heather is a former science teacher at Bishops Castle Community College, and has lived in the constituency for 32 years.

“There has never been such an important time to stand up and be counted. The very thought of the effect of a ‘No deal’ Brexit on local farmers and the rural economy has made me want to stand up for the area I love,” Heather Kidd said.

“People need someone to fight their battles in Parliament, and that is what I pledge to do.”