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Reduction of Local Bus Service Subsidies

Reduction of Local Bus Service Subsidies

Financial Year 2019\20


Shropshire Council has today (Monday 25 March 2019) launched a six-week consultation into proposed reductions to its public transport budget, which would see a reduction in the number and frequency of bus services subsidised by the Council.

The Council’s financial strategy for 2019/20 includes a budget eduction of £405,000 in public transport and £50,000 for Shrewsbury Park & Ride. To achieve these reductions a number of initiatives will have to be implemented and this consultation asks for views about these proposed changes.

The details of these proposals are provided below:


Public Transport – Those services financially supported by the Council.

To help identify the £405k budget reduction we requested that all our bus operators providing Local Bus Services on behalf of the Council, provide details of the level of service that they could provide on each of these services with a reduction in funding.

In the majority of cases this will represent a reduced timetable on each of the services the Council supports, details of how this will impact individual services is shown in the table at the bottom of this letter.

Shrewsbury Park & Ride

To achieve the budget reduction of £50k set out in the Council’s 2019/20 financial strategy, the Council are proposing to undertake the following;
a) To remove the concessionary fare discount that allows passengers on presentation of their concessionary card to travel for a 50% discount, this discount is currently provided at the Councils discretion.
b) To increase the return fare for the service from its current level of £1.60 to £2.00.
c) To remove the Group ticket from Park & Ride which allows for up to 5 passengers to travel for the price of £2.50.

The consultation runs from 25 March to 6 May 2019 and can be found at www.shropshire.gov.uk

Any responses to this consultation should be emailed to passtrans@shropshire.gov.uk or in writing to:

Public Transport Consultation
Passenger Transport Services
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
SY2 6ND

All responses to the consultation will be included in a report that will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 22 May 2019.


Service NumberRoute DescriptionDays of OperationOperatorProposed Service Reduction
553Plox Green to Bishops CastleMon – SatMinsterley MotorsReduction from 5 Journeys per day to 2
101Bridgnorth Town serviceMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthReduction in frequency to hourly from 30 minutes
113. 114.Telford – BridgnorthMon – FriArriva Midlands NorthCurrently a two hourly frequency Monday to Friday. little scope for amendment.
115. 116Telford – BridgnorthSaturdays OnlyArriva Midlands NorthWithdraw service. which provides the Saturday journeys for the above (113/114)
436Shrewsbury to BridgnorthMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthReduction from a 1 to 2 hourly service ÿÿPeak Journey in the morning will operate to Shrewsbury & not Bridgnorth
208Ellesmere Town ServiceTue & FriLakeside Coaches LtdRemoval of the last journey of the day and one late morning Journey
738. 740Ludlow – KnightonMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthOne bus service with an already limited 2 hourly timetable. little scope for amendment.
301Market Drayton Town ServiceMon – SatBennetts TravelRevised timetable ? Service to commence at 0900 rather than 0700. operating at a 30 minute frequency. compared to the current 20 minutes.
297Bridgnorth ? KidderminsterMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthRemove Saturday journeys – Currently a 2 hourly service with little scope for further amendment.
54Trefonen ? OswestrySchArriva Midlands North2 School journeys only transporting entitled pupils. little scope for amendment.
400. 402. 403. 404Oswestry Town ServicesMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthRevised timetable with an hourly frequency across all Oswestry Town services.
405Oswestry Town ServiceSchArriva Midlands NorthWithdraw service – Currently one journey am and one journey pm. transporting non-entitled pupils to school.
449Oswestry ? WelshamptonMon – FriArriva Midlands NorthLimited timetable already exists which is subsidised by Shropshire Council ÿ- little scope for amendment
576Oswestry to ShrewsburyMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthReduction from a 1 to 2 hourly service ÿÿPeak Journey in the morning will operate to Shrewsbury only.
71AOswestry ? LlynclysMon – SatTanat Valley CoachesLimited timetable ÿ- no scope for amendment at this stage
2.3. 12Shrewsbury Town ServicesMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthRevised Journey frequency
21Shrewsbury Town ServicesMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthRevised Journey frequency
23Shrewsbury Town ServicesMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthCurtailment of service 23 at Belvidere. Monkmoor to be served by route 1
26Shrewsbury Town Centre to Meole VillageMon to SatArriva Midlands North Reduction in frequency to hourly from every 30 minutes.
8Telford. Broseley to BridgnorthMon to SatArriva Midlands North Removal of evening Journeys (1810 from Telford. 1915 from Bridgnorth & 2000 from Telford).
18Telford. Ironbridge. Broseley to Much WenlockMon to SatArriva Midlands North Currently a 2 hourly service with 7 journeys throughout the day. little scope for amendment.
37Meole School – Weeping CrossSchTanat Valley CoachesWithdraw service. currently one journey (pm) for non-entitled school children. ÿAm journey not subsidised by the Council
19Telford ? Ironbridge – ShrewsburyMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthReduction from a 1 to 2 hourly service ÿÿPeak Journey in the morning will operate to Shrewsbury and the respective peak journey return in the evening.
501Ellesmere to ShrewsburyMon – SatLakeside Coaches LtdReduction in subsidy agreed with operator. no change to timetable.
540Cardington – Shrewsbury via Acton BurnellM-F sch days.SatBoultons of ShropshireWithdraw Saturday Service.
524Rodington – ShrewsburyMon – FriArriva Midlands NorthRemoval of 0659 & 0720 journey due to low passenger usage.
544./546Lyth Hill. PulverbatchMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthWithdraw 544 service from Lyth Hill to Shrewsbury. very low passenger usage.
64Shrewsbury – Market DraytonMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthRemoval of 18:20 Journey from Shrewsbury to Market Drayton and the 19:12 journey from Market Drayton to Shrewsbury
558Shrewsbury – MontgomeryMon – SatTanat Valley CoachesReduction in subsidy agreed with operator. no change to timetable.
745Clun ValleyMon. Tue & SatShrewsbury Dial a RideWithdraw Saturday journeys.
201Wem Town ServiceMon. Tue. Thur & SatLakeside Coaches LtdRemoval of 1145 &1400 Journeys on Tuesday or Saturday
205Whitchurch Town ServiceMon – SatLakeside Coaches LtdRemoval of 4 Journeys per day. 0749. 1149. 1349 & 1749.
208Ellesmere town ServiceTues & FriLakeside Coaches LtdRemoval of late morning journey & last journey at 2pm
511Shrewsbury – Wem – WhitchurchMon – SatArriva Midlands NorthReduction from a 1 to 2 hourly service ÿÿPeak Journey in the morning will operate to Shrewsbury & not Whitchurch
74Llanfyllin to ShrewsburyMon – SatTanat Valley CoachesContracted by Powys – not included in proposals
79Llangynog to OswestryMon – SatTanat Valley CoachesContracted by Powys – not included in proposals
701Ludlow Town ServiceMon – SatMinsterley MotorsReduce journey frequency from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
292Ludlow. Cleobury Mortimer to KidderminsterMon to SatR&B TravelContracted by Worcestershire Council ? not included in proposals

Vacancy for a Councillor

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2)) VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has occurred in the office of

Councillor for Chetton Parish Council

Following the resignation of Cllr.S.Bayliss

Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy. That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules of the date of this notice. The fourteen-day period ends at mid-night on 5th April, 2019

What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time? Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

The Returning Officer’s address is:

Electoral Services, Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND

The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.

This notice is dated 18th March, 2019 Eileen Reynolds, Clerk to the Council Telephone 01746 789257


PLANNING: THE OLD POST OFFICE CHETTON

Reconsultation due to Amendment on application 18/03091/FUL – The Old Post Office


Proposal: Replacement of existing bungalow with 1 / 1.5 storey four bedroom dwelling and associated landscaping (amended description and plans)

Neighbour Consultation Expiry DateFri 11 Jan 2019
Standard Consultation Expiry DateFri 11 Jan 2019

For details visit https://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PBAY2ZTDMJK00


Closure of Shropshire Council Recycling Bring Sites

Background

Bring banks are currently provided at 120 sites across Shropshire by Shropshire Council and Veolia, to enable people to recycle household waste including cans, glass, paper, clothing and drinks cartons.

Shropshire council is proposing to remove the bring bank sites to help reduce fly-tipping and littering, to increase recycling rates, and to save money, as outlined below.

Savings

As a result of substantial Government funding reductions, they need to significantly reduce their budget and make unprecedented changes to our services.

It’s estimated that removing the bring sites would save the council around £230,000 a year, money that would then be put towards the provision of other vital services.

The savings would come from no longer needing to empty the banks or maintain and manage the sites.

Inappropriate use of the bring bank sites

Inappropriate use of the banks is increasing, and the sites are experiencing three main issues:

  • People placing the wrong materials in the banks.
  • People leaving general household waste alongside the banks.
  • Businesses using the sites to dump trade waste.

Putting the wrong material in a bank causes the waste in the bank to become contaminated, meaning that it can’t then be sent for recycling.

Waste left alongside the banks is also classed as fly-tipping, which is illegal and could result in prosecution. It also costs the council time and money to clear and dispose of fly-tipped waste.

Bring sites are for household waste only and any business should have its own commercial arrangements in place for removal of any recycling or residual waste.

Fall in use of – and need for – the sites

There has been a steady decline in the amount of waste left at the sites since the introduction and development of kerbside recycling collections.

Bring banks were once the only way residents could recycle anything. However, a wide range of materials can now be recycled using the kerbside collection service, meaning there is now much less need to use a bring bank.

In addition, around 20 different materials can be recycled at each of Shropshire’s five household recycling centres.

The regional/national situation

A number of other councils have already removed their recycling bring sites, including Telford and Wrekin Council

Increasing household recycling

As mentioned above, putting the wrong material in a bank causes the waste in the bank to become contaminated, meaning that it can’t then be sent for recycling. By removing the banks and encouraging people to recycle from the kerbside or at a household recycling centre, it is anticipated that the amount of household waste sent for recycling will rise.

What Shropshire Council are proposing?

Shropshire residents are being asked for their views about plans to remove Shropshire Council owned recycling bring bank sites in the Shropshire Council area, as part of a six-week consultation that has recently started.

The proposals don’t affect banks provided on private land/by private organisations.

Please refer to the Shropshire Council for more details and how to comment on the proposal.


PCC Proposes Additional 115 Officers for West Mercia

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is proposing to add a further 115 police officers to West Mercia’s ranks as part of future budget plans.

The extra recruits would be additional to the PCC’s previous commitment to increase officer numbers. If the proposals go ahead, it would take West Mercia Police’s establishment up to around 2,150 officers. The highest level the force has seen since 2012.

The plan is part of the Commissioner’s budget proposals for the coming years. The investment would be funded by an increase in central grant funding from Government, as well as an increase in council tax of around £1.63 per month for the average household in 2019/20.

John Campion said: “I have listened to feedback from our communities in West Mercia who have been very consistent: People want more police officers, and they want to see them out on the streets, tackling crime and keeping us safe.”

“I believe my budget proposals deliver on that. It ensures the additional capacity for our hard-working police to deliver an even better service to communities, as well as an increase in dedicated resources for rural crime.”

“I promised I would ensure the public’s money is spent as efficiently as possible  before asking for any more, and have delivered on that promise with the lowest council tax increases in England and Wales in the last two years. With a clear commitment to invest this extra resource directly into additional frontline officers, I hope the communities of West Mercia will support my proposals”.

A consultation on the draft budget has now started, and will close on 20th January 2019.

Details can be found on the PCC’s website – www.westmercia-pcc.gov.uk


Local GP Practices to offer evening and weekend appointments from 1st October

Local GP practices are working together to offer patients more access to appointments, in the early evenings and weekends, from Monday, 1 October, 2018. NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is rolling out the national initiative called Extended Access to offer more appointments to local people. It recently held a survey and used the feedback from local people to help shape Extended Access for Shropshire.

Part of the national agenda by NHS England, Extended Access means patients will be able to book appointments to see a GP, practice nurse, or other qualified healthcare professional, at a time which may be more convenient – in the evenings, at the weekend and during bank holidays.

Nicky Wilde, Director of Primary Care at NHS Shropshire CCG, said: “We understand how important accessibility to appointments can be – 9 to 5 doesn’t always work for everyone. This is where Extended Access can really benefit members of our local community – it offers choice and enables patients to have more flexibility around when they can access the care they need.

“Extended Access also adds to the existing range of healthcare services already available in Shropshire to help patients including pharmacists, NHS 111, the walk-in centre, minor injury units, and A&E (which is there 24/7 for life threatening serious emergencies only).”

In Shropshire, local practices will work together in a network of ‘hubs’ to provide this Extended Access service. This will ensure patients can access appointments at a nearby practice in their local area – the practices will take turns on a rota basis and patients will be advised about location at time of booking, so they can make an informed choice.

The pre-bookable appointments will be available between:

  • Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday)
    between 6.30pm and 8pm (at a local area hub)
  • Saturdays between 8am and 1pm (at a local area hub)
  • Sundays and bank holidays between 8.30am and 12.30pm (at a single site in central Shrewsbury)

Arranging a pre-bookable evening, weekend or bank holiday appointment is easy to do – patients simply need to contact their practice (who they are currently registered with), during
normal opening hours, and speak to the practice receptionist or a member of the practice team who will be able to help. Appointments may not be with your registered GP but will be with a GP or other qualified healthcare professional.

Information to help patients understand more about Extended Access is available on the NHS England website, visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/improving-access/.


Planning Application: Hawthorn Cottage, Eudon Burnell – Erection of garage/workshop and storage

A new planning application has been made:-

Erection of garage/workshop and storage

Hawthorn Cottage Eudon Burnell Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UD

Reference 18/03802/FUL
Alternative Reference PP-07145561
Application Validated Tue 28 Aug 2018
Address Hawthorn Cottage Eudon Burnell Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UD
Proposal Erection of garage/workshop and storage
Status Awaiting decision
Appeal Status Unknown
Appeal Decision Not Available
Application Validated Date Tue 28 Aug 2018
Actual Committee Date Not Available
Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date Not Available
Standard Consultation Expiry Date Not Available
Latest Advertisement Expiry Date Not Available
Last Site Notice Posted Date Not Available
Latest Site Notice Expiry Date Not Available
Permission Expiry Date Not Available
Determination Deadline Tue 23 Oct 2018

View online at:-

http://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PDHWUBTD0HG00


PLANNING: The Old Post Office Chetton – Replacement of existing bungalow

A new amended application has been made for…

Replacement of existing bungalow with 1.5 / 2 storey three-bedroom dwelling with integrated garage and associated landscaping 

The Old Post Office Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UF

Reference 18/03091/FUL
Alternative Reference PP-07100462
Application Validated Tue 31 Jul 2018
Address The Old Post Office Chetton Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 6UF
Proposal Replacement of existing bungalow with 1.5 / 2 storey three-bedroom dwelling with integrated garage and associated landscaping
Status Awaiting decision
Appeal Status Unknown
Appeal Decision Not Available
Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date Tue 21 Aug 2018

View online at https://pa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=dates&keyVal=PBAY2ZTDMJK00


Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance

Chetton Parish Council

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN

ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested.

Please see attached notice for details of how these documents can be inspected.

Chetton PC – NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE

 


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Agenda Annual Parish Meeting 1st May 2018

Chetton Parish Council

 The Annual Parish and Annual General meeting of the Council

 Will be held on

 Tuesday, 1st May, 2018

 At 7.30 pm in Chetton Village Hall

All parishioners are welcome to attend.   For enquiries regarding this meeting or any other Parish matter please contact Eileen Reynolds, Clerk to the Council on 01746 789257

Please find linked below the agenda for the Chetton Annual Parish meeting to be held at Chetton Village Hall at 7.30pm on the 1st May 2018

CPC APM Agenda 2018-05-01

Also please find below the draft minutes of the Chetton Annual Parish Meeting from 16th May 2017

CPC Minutes APM 2017-05-16

Please find linked below the agenda for the Chetton Annual General Meeting to be held at Chetton Village Hall at 7.30pm on the 1st May 2018

CPC AGM Agenda 2018-05-01

Also please find below the draft minutes of the Chetton Parish Meeting from 6th March 2018

CPC Minutes 2018-03-06

 


GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG) @ Chetton 18/4/18

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (PG)

18th April 2018 at 7.30pm

Chetton Village Hall

DIRECTOR SIMON CURTIS. DRAMA/BIOGRAPHY/FAMILY

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son’s growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner,” published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Watch Trailer

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
Chetton Village Hall – 7.30pm

Running Time
107

Enquiries
01746 789257

PLEASE OBTAIN TICKETS BY PHONING THE ENQUIRIES NUMBER


VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG) @ Chetton 21/3/18

VICTORIA AND ABDUL (PG)

21st March 2018 at 7.30pm

Chetton Village Hall

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.

Starring Judi Dench, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams

Watch Trailer

Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
7.30pm

Running Time
112

Enquiries
01746 789257

PLEASE OBTAIN TICKETS BY PHONING THE ENQUIRIES NUMBER