November 2017


Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look Ahead (2017-11-17)

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass are set to be substantially complete on 21st November.

At present the contractor is completing the last of the programmed works, with works in progress on powering up the streetlights, the vehicle restraint system, gully cleaning and the white lining.

The additional resurfacing works on the Stourbridge Road Roundabout is also still in progress with white lining the final activity.

These works should be completed by Tuesday 21st November. However any remedial works identified as the activities above are completed may mean that some minor site works will occur until Friday 24th November when the Contractor is planning to have fully demobilised.

In October Shropshire Council decided to replace the parapet mesh panels on the River Severn Bridge. These are on order, however the lead in on these items meant that it has not been possible to install these at the same time as the remaining site works. The present panels are serviceable and safe in the meantime.

Once these panels become available the Contractor will remobilise a small team to install these at a future date to be confirmed. To minimise disruption to traffic it is planned that this work will occur over night between 8PM and 6AM (weekdays) using 2 way traffic signals on the bridge over a 10 night period. These works will be advertised using advance warning signs located on each approach to the bridge in due course.

As the scheme is nearing its end, this will be the final update you will receive on the project.

Regards

Hedd Wyn Jones
Senior Engineer.


THEIR FINEST (12) – Flicks in the Sticks Chetton

THEIR FINEST (12)

DIRECTOR LONE SCHERFIG. COMEDY/DRAMA/ROMANCE

22nd November 7:30pm Chetton Village Hall

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
7.30pm

Running Time
117

Enquiries
01746 789257

Watch Trailer


Employment Fraud Alert

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation.

 Individuals registering with job seeking websites or searching for jobs on The Student Room website are being contacted by bogus recruitment companies/businesses asking them to complete application and interview forms which request personal details and banking details, as well as copies of identity documents.

In some instances the applicant is invited along for interview, either in person or over the phone, to make the process look as legitimate as possible. This is impacting on students and graduates looking for work both in the UK and overseas. Some job seekers, as well as divulging personal details, have paid money to the fraudsters in order to secure a bogus rental property alongside the job offer.

How to protect yourself: 

  • Check emails and documents from the recruiter for poor spelling and grammar – this is often a sign that fraudsters are at work.
  • If visa fees are mentioned, ask the embassy representing the country where you believe you will be working how to obtain a visa and how much it costs. Check that the answers the potential employer or recruiter gave you are the same – if they’re not, it may be a sign of fraud.
  • Carry out thorough research to confirm that the organisation offering you the job actually exists. If it does exist, contact the organisation directly using contact details obtained through your own research or their website to confirm the job offer is genuine.

 What to do if you’re a victim: 

  • If you think your bank details have been compromised or if you believe you have been defrauded contact your bank immediately.
  • Stop all communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud.
  • Warn the operators of the job website you used that their site is being used by fraudsters.
  • If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visitingwww.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look Ahead (2017-11-10)

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass are set to finish on 21st November.

Works to the deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge, signage and drainage are now complete.  Works to the safety barriers and street lighting are coming to and end.

The additional works identified to be carried out to the Stourbridge Road Roundabout are planned to begin week commencing 13th November over a series of two consecutive night time, and two consecutive 24hour road closures. These closures put in place will prevent access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road, and the Old Worcester Road onto the roundabout.

These will begin with a closure between 8pm Monday 13th November and 6am on Tuesday 14th November, continuing with a closure beginning on 8pm on Tuesday 14th November and ending on 6am Friday 17th November.

The main A458 through route will be open at all times controlled by traffic signals.

Access to all properties will be maintained via the diversion routes.

It is recognised that this works will cause further disruption and delays to traffic throughout the day and especially during peak hours. However these works are considered essential to maintain the long term durability of the surfacing at this location.

Delays are expected during the daytime and particularly during peak times. It is advised that motorists should seek alternative routes if possible, or allow additional journey times. We apologise in advance with respect to the delays these works will cause. Specific advance signage has been erected to warn motorists of these additional works.

The product used to provide the final surfacing takes 12 hours to cure before traffic can use the road. There will be times when you see no workforce on site.

Road Closures

Below is a summary of the forthcoming road closures associated with the Bridgnorth Bypass Project.

20:00 13th November – 06:00 14th November

No access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

A local diversion via the A442 and the A458 Stourbridge Road will be in place for all traffic.

No access/egress from the Old Worcester Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

Access to the Old Worcester Road will be via A458/Old Worcester Road slip which will be made 2 way. HGV’s will need to access from the East approach utilising the A454 and the roundabout at the A454/B4363 junction.

20:00 14th November – 06:00 17th November

No access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

A local diversion via the A442 and the A458 Stourbridge Road will be in place for all traffic.

No access/egress from the Old Worcester Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

Access to the Old Worcester Road will be via A458/Old Worcester Road slip which will be made 2 way. HGV’s will need to access from the East approach utilising the A454 and the roundabout at the A454/B4363 junction.

Ross Simpson
Engineer, Highways.


Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look Ahead (2017-11-03)

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass continue.

Works to the deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge are now complete.

Works to the safety barriers, street lighting and drainage over the entire site are still ongoing. These works will continue through November during midweek daytime hours. This will involve further periods where both the Ludlow Road Roundabout, the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Wenlock Road Junction may be controlled under traffic signals at various times. These signals are being manually controlled at peak times. When the Kidderminster road roundabout is controlled by traffic signals, the B4363/Underhill Street/Hollybush Road junction will also be controlled by traffic signals in order to minimise the delays at this junction. We apologise in advance with respect to the delays these works will cause.

On the evening of 6th November, the A458 link between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Stourbridge Road Roundabout will be closed overnight for repairs to the existing surfacing. This will be a single night closure between 8pm on Monday 6th November and 6am on Tuesday 7th November.

Whilst the original programme of works remains on target to be completed by 10th November, the completion date will be delayed. As works has progressed it has been identified that the surfacing of the Stourbridge Road roundabout has deteriorated significantly more than anticipated. The decision has therefore been made to resurface the roundabout. It is planned that a series of two consecutive night time, and two consecutive 24hour road closures are put in place preventing access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road, and the Old Worcester Road onto the roundabout to allow for these works to take place. These will begin with a closure between 8pm Monday 13th November and 6am on Tuesday 14th November, continuing with a closure beginning on 8pm on Tuesday 14th November and ending on 6am Friday 17th November. The main A458 through route will be open at all times controlled by traffic signals. It is recognised that this works will cause further disruption and delays to traffic throughout the day and especially during peak hours. However these works are considered essential to maintain the long term durability of the surfacing at this location. Should these works not be carried out at this time, it is likely that an additional scheme to resurface the roundabout would be required within the near future. Delays are expected during the daytime and particularly during peak times. It is advised that motorists should seek alternative routes if possible, or allow additional journey times. We apologise in advance with respect to the delays these works will cause. Specific advance signage will appear in due course to warn motorists of these additional works.

This update can be found at www.shropshire.gov.uk/a458

Road Closures

Below is an approx. month look ahead giving details of the forthcoming road closures associated with the Bridgnorth Bypass Project.

20:00 6th November – 06:00 7th November

The A458 between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Stourbridge Road Roundabout will be closed for Surfacing repairs.

A local diversion via the Old Stourbridge Road will be in place. for all traffic.

 

20:00 13th November – 06:00 14th November

No access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

A local diversion via the A442 and the A458 Stourbridge Road will be in place for all traffic.

No access/egress from the Old Worcester Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

Access to the Old Worcester Road will be via A458/Old Worcester Road slip which will be made 2 way. HGV’s will need to access from the East approach utilising the roundabout at the A458/A454 junction (Stanmore Roundabout).

 

20:00 14th November – 06:00 17th November

No access/egress from the Old Stourbridge Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

A local diversion via the A442 and the A458 Stourbridge Road will be in place for all traffic.

No access/egress from the Old Worcester Road onto the Stourbridge Road Roundabout.

Access to the Old Worcester Road will be via A458/Old Worcester Road slip which will be made 2 way. HGV’s will need to access from the East approach utilising the roundabout at the A458/A454 junction (Stanmore Roundabout).

 

Ross Simpson
Engineer, Highways.


Superfast Broadband Plans for Chetton (Update 2017-10-30)

Faster fibre broadband is now available to order in Chetton village.

The legacy contract 1 work that is expected to benefit premises in the south west of the parish should be completed early in the New Year.

People can visit our website: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/when-and-where/ to check which exchange area and cabinet serves their premises and to check the availability of fibre broadband.

Because we have installed Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) in this area, those premises within reach of the network should be able to benefit from download speeds of up to 300mbps (and upload speeds of up to 20mbps). However, not all service providers currently offer the service so parishioners might not be informed by their Internet Service Provider (ISP) that it is available and may need to consider changing providers.

More information is available on our website, see: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/fibre-to-the-premises-fttp-installation/.

Please note that broadband speeds won’t increase automatically.

 

Ben Walker
Marketing and Engagement Manager
Connecting Shropshire
Shropshire Council