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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/.


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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

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Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
Chetton Village Hall – 7.30pm

Running Time
107

Enquiries
01746 789257

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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

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Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
7.30pm

Running Time
112

Enquiries
01746 789257

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Health Watch Shropshire want to hear about your experiences of accessing and returning the equipment you need to help you live independently

01743 237 884 • enquiries@healthwatchshropshire.co.uk

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THE HIPPOPOTAMUS (15) @ Chetton 21/2/18

THE HIPPOPOTAMUS (15)

21st February 2018 at 7.30pm

Chetton Village Hall

DIRECTOR JOHN JENCKS. COMEDY

A country manor mystery that’s actually a deliciously wicked comedy of manners, The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace (the mellifluously voiced Roger Allam in a rare starring role). Fired from his newspaper job, Ted leaps at the chance to drown his sorrows at his old friend’s country estate, Swafford Hall. A series of spiritual healings have recently put the household in a tizzy.

Starring Roger Allam, Fiona Shaw, Matthew Modine, Tommy Knight, Emily Berrington

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Event Type
Film

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
7.30pm

Running Time
89

Enquiries
01746 789257

PLEASE OBTAIN TICKETS BY PHONING THE ENQUIRIES NUMBER


Help to Heat Grants

HELP TO HEAT GRANTS

OIL, BOTTLED GAS AND ELECTRIC heated properties receive high funding rates for heating and insulation upgrades

If you are on a low income with limited savings and either high costs or a vulnerability to the cold, you could qualify for Help to Heat funding.

In many cases we are able to access full funding for off-gas boiler replacements or storage heater upgrades – with no need to be in receipt of benefits.

We can also assess your eligibility for grants towards fuel costs and give energy saving advice.

Many of our initial calls are made on behalf of neighbours, family and or friends—so if you think you know someone in need of support we’d be happy to receive your call.

0800 112 3743
advice@mea.org.uk

Keep Shropshire Warm is a partnership between Shropshire Council and Marches Energy Agency, a registered charity specialising in energy advice. Visit www.mea.org.uk

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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

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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


Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look ahead 27/10/17

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass continue.

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.

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

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.


Bridgnorth Bypass Road Update & Look ahead 13/10/2017

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass continue.

Works to the safety barriers, street lighting and drainage over the entire site have been ongoing. These works will continue until 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 will 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.

The deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge have progressed well. Works are now focused onto completing the surfacing over the bridge in advance of the last joint works. Some concrete repairs remain to be carried out to the bridge underside and these will continue into the late part of October. Traffic signals which have been a feature the last fortnight will remain in place until this work is complete.

Night time road closures are planned in late October for the final completion of the bridge deck joint rubbers and nosings , further bridge inspection works and the SVR bridge painting. This will include a further long closure of the bypass which will include daytime hours. A number of improvements to the traffic management and signage layout have been identified and will be implemented for long closures of the bypass, which will occur between 8pm on Tuesday 24th October and 6am on Thursday 26th October. This Includes programming the closure to coincide with the school half term holidays. Additional advance warning signage, controlling the B4363/Underhill Street/Hollybush Road junction with manual Stop Go boards, and turning off the pedestrian crossing on Bridgnorth (Old) Bridge to assist with the flow of traffic through and into town. Whilst it is expected these improvements will assist in minimising delays, long delays are however again expected, 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.

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 7thNovember.

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. A letter drop to inform residents in the immediate area, and local businesses effected will be carried out week commencing 16th October. It has already been identified that HGV access into and out of the Old Worcester road will present a challenge, we are already in discussions with interested parties.

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 13th October – 06:00 14th October

The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for surfacing over the River Severn Bridge associated with the joint replacement works.

Diversion in place via town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

 

20:00 23rd October – 06:00 24th October

The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for joint replacement works.

Diversion in place via town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

 

20:00 24th October – 06:00 26th October

The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for Severn Valley Railway Bridge works, WSP bridge inspections and installation of white lines.

Between 20:00 and 06:00 the diversion signposted will be via the town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

All other times a diversion via A458, A4169 (Much Wenlock) and the A442 (Telford) will be signposted.

Significant Delays are expected between 06:00 and 18:00. Use alternative routes if possible.

 

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).

Regards

 

Hedd Wyn Jones

Senior Engineer


I, DANIEL BLAKE (15) – Flicks in the Sticks Chetton

I, DANIEL BLAKE (15)

DIRECTOR KEN LOACH. DRAMA

18th October 7.30pm,  Chetton Village Hall

A 59 year old carpenter recovering from a heart attack, befriends a single mum and her two kids as they navigate their way through the kafkaesque impersonal benefits system. With equal amounts of humour, warmth and despair. Heartfelt and emotional until the end.

Starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy

Watch Trailer

Tickets
Adult: £4.00

Time
7.30pm

Running Time
100

Enquiries
01746 789257


Chetton Active Friends – 2/10/17 2pm

Recently Chetton Parish Council applied for a grant on behalf of Chetton Village Hall to set up a community program.
Chetton Active Friends will be open to anyone wanting to improve their wellbeing. We are offering gentle exercise and refreshments for those who would like to get out of the house more and meet people.
The program will start on Monday 2nd October at 2pm and will be free of charge apart from an initial registration fee of £5.00.
If you know of anyone who wishes to attend but is without transport, this may be able to be arranged.
It is a flexible program and if people wish to come along just to socialise that is ok too.
We know there are many people who would benefit from this and if you could help spread the word, it would be much appreciated.
If anyone wishes for further please contact us via the enquiry form.
Many thanks
Sue Bayliss

Bridgnorth Bypass Update 7th Sept 2017

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass continue.

The work on the A458 and the roundabout approaches between the A458/B4373 (Wenlock Road) junction and the Stourbridge Road roundabout remain due to finish by 10 November.

Works to the safety barriers, street lighting and drainage over the entire site have been ongoing. These works will continue into the beginning of October during daytime hours. This will involve further periods where both the Ludlow Road Roundabout, the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Wenlock Road Junction will be controlled under traffic signals.

Resurfacing of the Ludlow Road and Kidderminster Road roundabouts will continue with a closure on the Ludlow roundabout on the evening of the 8th September and on the Kidderminster road roundabout on the evening of the 11th September. For further details, please see the road closure information below. 24hour closures will occur the 15th September and into week commencing 18th September to allow final surfacing (see Below).

Resurfacing of the A458 itself will be ongoing during night time road closures into mid-September.

Taking advantage of the night time closures on the A458 itself the works to the deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge will begin on the evening of the 11th where the existing joints will be replaced on one running lane at a time. This work will be ongoing during night time road closures until mid-October. During daytime traffic signals will be in place with one lane closed.

All night time road closures will take place between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00. Local diversions will be in place and signed at all times.


Road Closures

Below is a fortnighty look ahead giving details of the forthcoming road closures associated with the Bridgnorth Bypass Project.

20:00 8th September to 06:00 9th September

Ludlow Road Roundabout North side closed for resurfacing operations.

No access/egress onto B4364 towards Bridgnorth Town Centre.

Local diversion in place via Wenlock Road and the B4364 Ludlow Road.

All other roundabout exits/entries are open to traffic.

 

20:00 11th September – 06:00 12th September also

20:00 12th September to 06:00 13th September also

20:00 13th September to 06:00 14th September also

20:00 14th September to 06:00 15th September also

20:00 15th September to 06:00 16th September also

20:00 19th September to 06:00 20th September also

20:00 20th September to 06:00 21st September also

20:00 21th September to 06:00 22nd September also

20:00 22nd September to 06:00 23rd September

The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for resurfacing operations.

Diversion in place via town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

 

06:00 15th September – 06:00 16th September

Kidderminster Roundabout East side closed for resurfacing operations.

No access/egress onto A458 towards Stourbridge.

Local diversion in place via A442 Kidderminster Road and Stourbridge Road.

All other roundabout exits/entries are open to traffic.

 

06:00 18th September – 06:00 19th September

Kidderminster Roundabout West side closed for resurfacing operations (No access/egress onto A458 towards Shrewsbury)

The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for Severn Valley Railway Bridge works.

Between 20:00 and 06:00 the diversion signposted will be via the town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

All other times a diversion via A458, A4169 (Much Wenlock) and the A442 (Telford) will be signposted.

 

06:00 19th September – 06:00 20th September

Ludlow Road Roundabout north side closed for resurfacing operations

No access/egress onto B4364 towards Bridgnorth Town Centre.

Local diversion in via Wenlock road will be in place.

 

06:00 20th September – 06:00 21st September

Ludlow Road Roundabout south side closed for resurfacing operations

No access/egress onto B4364 towards Ludlow.

Diversion in via B4364, A49 (Ludlow), B4365, B4368 and the A458 (Morville) will be in place.

Regards

 

Hedd Wyn Jones

Senior Engineer


Bridgnorth Bypass Update 4th Sept 2017

A458 Road Closure Update.

Below is a fortnight look ahead giving details of the forthcoming road closures associated with the Bridgnorth Bypass Project.

20:00 4th September to 06:00 5th September

  • Kidderminster Roundabout East side closed for resurfacing operations.
  • No access/egress onto A458 towards Stourbridge.
  • Local diversion in place via A442 Kidderminster Road and Stourbridge Road.
  • All other roundabout exits/entries are open to traffic.

20:00 5th September to 06:00 6th September

  • Ludlow Road Roundabout South side closed for resurfacing operations.
  • No access/egress onto B4364 towards Ludlow.
  • Diversion in place via the B4368, the B4368, the A458 and the A49.
  • All other roundabout exits/entries are open to traffic.

20:00 6th September to 06:00 7th September also

20:00 7th September to 06:00 8th September

  • The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for resurfacing operations.
  • Diversion in place via town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

20:00 8th September to 06:00 9th September

  • Ludlow Road Roundabout North side closed for resurfacing operations.
  • No access/egress onto B4364 towards Bridgnorth Town Centre.
  • Local diversion in place via Wenlock Road and the B4364 Ludlow Road.
  • All other roundabout exits/entries are open to traffic.

20:00 11th September – 06:00 12th September also

20:00 12th September to 06:00 13th September also

20:00 13th September to 06:00 14th September also

20:00 14th September to 06:00 15th September also

20:00 15th September to 06:00 16th September

  • The A458 (bypass) between the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Ludlow Road Roundabout will be closed for resurfacing operations.
  • Diversion in place via town centre, the B4364, the B4373 and the A442.

20:00 15th September – 06:00 16th September

  • Kidderminster Roundabout East side closed for resurfacing operations.
  • No access/egress onto A458 towards Stourbridge.
  • Local diversion in place via A442 Kidderminster Road and Stourbridge Road.
  • All other roundabout exits/entries are open to traffic.

 

Hedd Wyn Jones

Senior Engineer


Bridgnorth Bypass Update 1st Sept 2017

A458 Improvement update

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass continue.

The work on the A458 and the roundabout approaches between the A458/B4373 (Wenlock Road) junction and the Stourbridge Road roundabout are due to finish by 10 November.

Works to the safety barriers, street lighting and drainage over the entire site have been ongoing. These works will continue into the beginning of October during daytime hours. This will involve further periods where both the Ludlow Road Roundabout, the Kidderminster Road Roundabout and the Wenlock Road Junction will be controlled under traffic signals.

Resurfacing of the Ludlow Road and Kidderminster Road roundabouts will begin initially on the evening of the 4th September where half the roundabouts will be resurfaced to a temporary running course during night time road closures.

Resurfacing of the A458 itself will begin on the evening of the 6th September and will be ongoing during night time road closures for the next fortnight.

Taking advantage of the night time closures on the A458 itself the works to the deck joints on Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge will begin on the evening of the 11th where the existing joints will be replaced on one running lane at a time. This work will be ongoing during night time road closures until mid October. During daytime traffic signals will be in place with one lane closed.

All night time road closures will take place between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00. Local diversions will be in place and signed at all times.

Regards

Hedd Wyn Jones
Senior Engineer


Bridgnorth Bypass Update 19/7/17

A458 Improvement works have started.

Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass started on Tuesday 11 July 2017.

The work on the A458 and the roundabout approaches between the A458/B4373 (Wenlock Road) junction and the Stourbridge Road roundabout are due to finish by 10 November.

A 20mph temporary speed limit has been placed on the works extents for the duration of the scheme. This speed reduction is in place to protect both the contractors workforce, but also to give added safety to the motoring public.

Since the 11th July Shropshire Council’s contractors have been working on the Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge and on the Stourbridge Road and Kidderminster Road Roundabouts. These works will continue for the next two weeks.

Works to the bridge are ongoing, concrete testing is currently being carried out on the bridge deck from the underside of the bridge, however works to the bridge parapets on the topside of the bridge will begin requiring two way traffic signals to be in place from the 24th July for approx. 1 week.

Concurrently work will continue to both roundabouts. Traffic Management will be in place on the roundabouts at different times to enable the contractor to carry out excavation in a safe manner. Only one roundabout will be under traffic signals at any one time and works will be phased to avoid the signals on Bridgnorth Bridge. This work will last another 2 weeks.

Looking further ahead at road closure dates, it is intended that a series of weekday, but night time closures will be in place from 4th September, extending well into October to enable the resurfacing works and bridge deck joint replacement works.

Final resurfacing of the Ludlow Road and Kidderminster Road roundabouts require 24 hour road closures where half of each roundabout will be closed to enable curing of the surfacing material. These are currently planned for midweek days during mid-September. Further and more specific details will be released nearer the time when dates are more firmly programmed.

 

Hedd Wyn Jones

Senior Engineer


Superfast Broadband plans for Chetton

Update from Connecting Shropshire

20170718 Chetton parish council – update from Connecting Shropshire

Connecting Shropshire is a multi-million pound programme to bring faster broadband to the parts of the Shropshire Council area where private companies are not going to provide it as part of their current commercial plans. To date, the programme has provided access to superfast broadband for many homes and businesses across a range of exchange areas, from Albrighton to Chirbury, and Chirk to Tenbury Wells. More than 60,000 premises are now within reach of the new network that we’ve built. The programme is due to complete by 2020.

To date, Connecting Shropshire has provided access to fibre broadband for around 30 premises in the parish. Premises in The Down area (to the west of the exchange building) have access to a fibre broadband connection. Once fibre broadband is available in an area, people wanting to access the new network need to make the switch by upgrading to a fibre broadband package with their chosen internet service provider.

Parishioners can visit our website: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/when-and-where/ to check the availability of fibre broadband and the detailed map at https://shropshire.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ddc8d72666934ca4ab4f938050be4ee4). If parishioners have download speeds of less 2mbps, they can apply to the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme. For more details, see: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/basic-broadband-subsidyscheme/ or call Connecting Shropshire and we can assist you by completing the online application form on their behalf.

Legacy contract 1 work is expected to benefit premises in the south west of the parish. Work planned in contract 2 is expected to bring premises in Chetton within reach of a superfast broadband service.

Contract 3 – Airband http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/contract-3-airband/
The map in the attached document (available on the website) shows the planned/current Next Generation Access (NGA) coverage in the parish up to 2020 (NGA infrastructure is capable of delivering 30mbps). Most premises in the parish either already have current/planned access to fibre broadband (grey dots), or are expected to benefit from contract 3 (pink dots). Contract 3 has just been signed with a company called Airband, which has been providing access to high-speed wireless broadband in rural areas since 2002. Premises marked with a yellow dot are not currently in plan to get access to superfast broadband. Having said that, the Connecting Shropshire programme runs till 2020 and additional funding is available. We will be seeking a solution to provide superfast broadband for unserved premises and remain confident that we can provide access to a superfast broadband connection for all Shropshire Council premises by 2020.

Register your interest
If you’re in plan to be covered by contract 3 (pink dot), you can register your interest with Airband by entering your postcode on their website at https://home.airband.co.uk/.  Airband will then keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Queries 
If parishioners have specific queries, they should email Connecting.shropshire@shropshire.gov.uk, with their question as well as providing their address and landline number (if they have one at the property).

Contact Details

Connecting Shropshire homepage


Connection.Shropshire@shropshire.gov.uk
Tel: 01743 252203
@ConnectingShrop


B4364 Bridgnorth to Neenton roadworks: 8-12 May 2017

Following a traffic collision earlier this year, extensive damage was caused to a safety barrier at Faintree. As a safety measure, temporary traffic signals have been in place since the incident whilst a new barrier has been both designed and manufactured. In order to install the new barrier, the road will need to be closed for a short period. This has been planned for 8 May to 12 May 2017. The section of the B4364 to be closed will be between the Bridgnorth bypass roundabout adjoining the A458 to Neenton. The road will only be closed during the day between the hours of 9:30am and 4pm, and a signed diversion route will be in place.

Shropshire Council will also be undertaking other works along this road during the road closure, including carriageway patching and drainage repairs. This will not only result in all the works being completed in one go but will also avoid the need for further road closures, and therefore minimise future disruption to the network.

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Update 12-4-17
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The traffic barrier sited outside Stone House in Lower Faintree has been damaged following one of a number of RTC’s at the site.

Shropshire Council have tried to obtain quotations from two companies and both have stated that due to the constraints of the site they are unable to provide a barrier that complies with current design standards and criteria.

Therefore, they have two options available:

  • Provide and install a tensioned vehicle concrete barrier. This is not thought suitable for the location mainly due to the aesthetics.
  • Improve, increase the existing signage and lining at the site and provide a high friction carriageway surfacing to warn motorists of the severe bend and to improve the surface of the road to aid motorists. The high friction dressing would be applied at a later date during 2017/18 as part of a significant carriageway scheme.

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Update 21-4-17
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Area 1 (Cross Houses – Harpswood) – will definitely require a road closure – there is approximately 600 sq.m of machine patching which will take 2 days’ worth of work here which will require a closure.

Area 2 (The Down just north of Eudon George Junction) – could be done under temporary traffic signals – however there is only one area of repair and therefore will only take a few hours to complete and will be incorporated within the work in area 1.

Area 3 (Lower Faintree bend) – Barrier work which has been replaced with additional signage which can be done using temporary signals.

Area 4 (Neenton Village) – Minor drainage work and STW undertaking a minor alteration. Envisaged that this work will be undertaken at the same time as works in area 1.

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