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PCC Proposes Additional 115 Officers for West Mercia

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…

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

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…

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Daily Living Aids / Equipment to Help Recovery

Daily Living Aids / Equipment to Help Recovery

DO YOU USE DAILY LIVING AIDS? DO YOU NEED EQUIPMENT TO HELP WITH YOUR RECOVERY? 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 HWS Feb’18 Equipment Services hot topic poster

Help to Heat Grants

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…

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Superfast Broadband plans for Chetton

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…

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Broadband Questions?

Broadband Questions?

BEN WALKER OF CONNECTING SHROPSHIRE will be present at the Chetton Parish Council meeting on the 4th July 2017 to answer parishioners’ questions about broadband 4th July 2017 – 7:30pm Chetton Village Hall

Election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee

Election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee

Notice is hereby given that: A poll for the election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. The number of Unitary Councillors to be elected is one. The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates nomination paper are as follows: The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons…

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Notice of Election: Election of Parish Councillors

Notice of Election: Election of Parish Councillors

NOTICE OF ELECTION Shropshire Council Election of Parish Councillors for the Parish listed below Chetton Parish Council  Parish Number of Parish Councillors to be elected – Nine 1. Forms of nomination for the above election may be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish Council, or the Returning Officer, at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND, who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area, prepare a nomination paper for signature. 2. Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the…

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Notice of Election: Shropshire Council Election of Councillors

Notice of Election: Shropshire Council Election of Councillors

NOTICE OF ELECTION Shropshire Council Election of Councillors for the Electoral Divisions listed below: 1. Forms of nomination for Unitary Elections may be obtained at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND, from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area, prepare a nomination paper for signature. 2. Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Returning Officer, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND on any day after the date of this notice, but…

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Local Elections May 2017

Local Elections May 2017

Local elections are scheduled to take place in Shropshire on Thursday 4 May 2017. This means that nomination papers will need to be submitted by prospective candidates who wish to be considered for election to any of the following: Any of the 74 seats on Shropshire Council Any of the town council seats within Shropshire Council’s area Any of the parish council seats within Shropshire Council’s area (including Chetton) The notice of election for all areas is due to be…

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Burglaries from outbuildings

Burglaries from outbuildings

West Mercia Police is appealing to the communities of South Shropshire to remain vigilant following a spate of rural burglaries in the area, which have targeted outbuildings, insecure barns and sheds during the hours of darkness. Tools, farm machinery, and diesel are just some of the items which have been stolen by the criminals, and Crime Prevention Officers are urging residents to follow these simple security measures in order to reduce the risk towards their property. Ensure that all outbuildings…

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Defibrillator Training: 18th May

Defibrillator Training: 18th May

Arrangements have now been made for a First Aid course to be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 at 19:30. There is no charge for the course which lasts for 2 hours and consists of CPR and use of the Defibrillator with a certificate posted to participants at the end of the course.  Tea/coffee biscuits will be available. Further details – please contact 01746 789257 or e.mail: er@oldfieldcottage.plus.com Please email if you wish to attend

Register To Vote by 18th April

Register To Vote by 18th April

With only one week to go until the deadline, Shropshire Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are registered to vote. On Thursday 5 May voters in Shropshire will go to the polls for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections. The deadline to register, if you want to be able to vote and have your say at these elections, is Monday 18 April. Claire Porter, Electoral Registration Officer for Shropshire Council, said: “With only one week to go, time…

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Help Shape Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services

Help Shape Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services

Help Shape Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire Young people, carers, parents and stakeholders are being urged to have their say on emotional wellbeing services across Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire, at a special event this weekend. Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) as well as Telford & Wrekin Council and Shropshire Council have joined together to work on a project that will change emotional health and wellbeing services for children and…

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Defibrillator and CPR training

Defibrillator and CPR training

Chetton Parish Council have been offered a defibrillator to be housed at the village hall and are looking for volunteers to be available to be alerted by the ambulance service should they feel that use of the defibrillator would be beneficial. Training to use the device will be provided by Heartstart Bridgnorth –  the course lasts 2 hours and consists of CPR and use of the Defibrillator with a certificate posted at the end of the course. There is no limit…

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Defibrillator: Wanted – Volunteers

Defibrillator: Wanted – Volunteers

Chetton Parish Council have been offered a defibrillator to be housed at the village hall and are looking for volunteers to be available to be alerted by the ambulance service should they feel that use of the defibrillator would be beneficial.  Training will be given although It is the view of the Resuscitation Council (UK) that the use of an Automated External Defibrillator is NOT to be restricted to trained personnel.  However chances of survival increase if the person has had some training…

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Watch the Big Conversation video and tell Shropshire Council what services are important to you

Watch the Big Conversation video and tell Shropshire Council what services are important to you

From Shropshire Council… Watch the Big Conversation video and tell us what services are important to you As part of its Big Conversation, Shropshire Council has released an animated video encouraging residents to get involved and tell us what council services are important to you. The video, produced by the council and posted on YouTube, illustrates the financial challenges Shropshire Council faces over the next few years. The Big Conversation video also explains how the council is funded, how its…

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Shropshire’s Big Conversation

Shropshire’s Big Conversation

Shropshire Council created a new topic for customers to subscribe to called “Shropshire’s Big Conversation”. This new topic will bring you information around consultations specific to service delivery and how this may change in the future. It will also be used to let you know about updates in relation to The Big Conversations and include things like invitations to focus groups and other ways you can get involved in this huge project. It affects everyone so we’d encourage you to…

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