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

September 29th, 2018

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/.

Annual Audit Report 2017/8

June 24th, 2018

Please find linked below the Annual Governance Statement, External Auditor Report, and Internal Audit Report for Eardington Parish Council

 

Help to Heat Grants

February 4th, 2018

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

How does Keep Shropshire Warm select installer partners

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Bridgnorth Bypass Update 19/7/17

July 21st, 2017

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

B4364 Bridgnorth to Neenton roadworks – 8-12 May 2017

April 24th, 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.

Election of a Unitary Councillor for Brown Clee

April 22nd, 2017

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 entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

Where contested this poll is taken together with the election of Town Councillors.

Dated Tuesday 25 April 2017
Claire Porter
Returning Officer


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A458 Bridgnorth Bypass Night Closure 11-13 Apr

April 8th, 2017
Please find attached details of forthcoming road closure

Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

 Date and duration: 2 x night closures – 11/04/17 13/04/17 8pm to 6am

Purpose: Bridge deck joint survey

Applicant: Shropshire Council Bridges and structures team

Diversion: Through Bridgnorth

If you have any questions, or require any further information please contact the Street Works Team on streetworks@shropshire.gov.uk

EPC Notice of Uncontested Election

April 6th, 2017

Please find attached Notice of Uncontested Election of Councillors for Eardington Parish Council

Notice of Uncontested Election Eardington

Notice of Election: Election of Parish Councillors

March 13th, 2017

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Shropshire Council

Election of Parish Councillors

for the Parish listed below

Eardington Parish Council 

Parish Number of Parish Councillors to be elected – Seven

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 Returning Officer, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND on any day after the date of this notice, but no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017. Alternatively, candidates may submit their nomination papers at the following locations on specified dates, between the time shown below:-

SHREWSBURY Bridgnorth Room, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury –

9.00am to 5.00pm On Tuesday 14th March, Wednesday 15th March, Friday 17th March, Monday 20th March, Tuesday 21st March, Thursday 23rd March, Friday 24th March, Monday 27th March, Tuesday 28th March, Wednesday 29th March and Friday 31st March.

9.00am to 7.00pm On Thursday 16th March, Wednesday 22nd March, Thursday 30th March and Monday 3rd April.

9.00am to 4.00pm On Tuesday 4th April.

OSWESTRY Council Chamber, Castle View

8.45am to 6.00pm On Tuesday 14th March and Thursday 23rd March.

8.45am to 5.30pm On Wednesday 29th March.

WEM Edinburgh House, New Street

9.15am to 4.30pm On Wednesday 15th March, Monday 20th March and Thursday 30th March.

LUDLOW Helena Lane Day Care Centre

8.45am to 4.00pm On Thursday 16th March and Wednesday 22nd March.

8.45am to 3.45pm On Tuesday 28th March.

BRIDGNORTH Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street

9.45am to 4.30pm On Friday 17th March and Monday 27th March.

9.45am to 3.30pm On Tuesday 21st March.

3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.

4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and postal proxy votes, and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.

5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

DATED: MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2017
CLAIRE PORTER RETURNING OFFICER

Notice of Election: Shropshire Council Election of Councillors

March 13th, 2017

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 no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017. Alternatively, candidates may submit their nomination papers at the following locations on specified dates, between the time shown below:-

SHREWSBURY Bridgnorth Room, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury –

9.00am to 5.00pm On Tuesday 14th March, Wednesday 15th March, Friday 17th March, Monday 20th March, Tuesday 21st March, Thursday 23rd March, Friday 24th March, Monday 27th March, Tuesday 28th March, Wednesday 29th March and Friday 31st March.

9.00am to 7.00pm On Thursday 16th March, Wednesday 22nd March, Thursday 30th March and Monday 3rd April.

9.00am to 4.00pm On Tuesday 4th April.

OSWESTRY Council Chamber, Castle View

8.45am to 6.00pm On Tuesday 14th March and Thursday 23rd March.

8.45am to 5.30pm On Wednesday 29th March.

WEM Edinburgh House, New Street

9.15am to 4.30pm On Wednesday 15th March, Monday 20th March and Thursday 30th March.

LUDLOW Helena Lane Day Care Centre

8.45am to 4.00pm On Thursday 16th March and Wednesday 22nd March.

8.45am to 3.45pm On Tuesday 28th March.

BRIDGNORTH Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street

9.45am to 4.30pm On Friday 17th March and Monday 27th March.

9.45am to 4.30pm On Tuesday 21st March.

3. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.

4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and postal proxy votes, and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.

5. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.

DATED: MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2017
CLAIRE PORTER RETURNING OFFICER

Flicks in the Sticks: Woman in Gold – 21/10/15

October 7th, 2015

You may be interested to know that Chetton Village Hall Committee has now arranged the Autumn’ Flicks in the Sticks’ programme which will commence on Wednesday, 21st October at 7.30pm.

 The film   ‘Woman in Gold’ stars Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren in a drama based on the real life story of Maria Altman and her legal campaign against the Austrian government.  Mirren plays Altman who, since fleeing Europe during the Second World War now lives in Los Angeles.  When the death of her sister leads to Altman finding out that a portrait of her aunt painted by Gustav Klimt was stolen by the Nazis from her family home and now hangs in the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, she enlists the help of young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds) and embarks on a legal campaign to reclaim her family losses.

The film has a Certificate 12a.     Coffee/tea biscuits etc. will be sold during the interval (£1).    Admission £4

 The next film on 18th November will be The Theory of Everything which is based on the extraordinary life of Stephen Hawking.

 

Roadworks: B4364 Neenton 12-16 Oct

October 6th, 2015
B4364 From Clee Brook Bridge To New House Farm Junction, Neenton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
12 October — 16 October Traffic control (two-way signals)
Delays likely due to Streetworks
Install 158m Of One Way Poly Duct In Carriageway. at Opposite All Saints Church To Approximately 156 Meters North East, B4364 From Clee Brook Bridge To New House Farm Juncti
Responsibility: BT
EToN status: Planned work about to start

NHS Future Fit decision

August 17th, 2015

NHS Future Fit decision ensures a healthy future for Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites but rules out greenfield

The leaders of the NHS Future Fit met today to discuss the next steps for the programme to transform NHS services in Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire.

They considered in-depth work into the affordability of the six scenarios that were shortlisted for hospital services, which also serve patients from Mid Wales, in February.

This work has concluded that all options that involve developing greenfield sites are unaffordable and should now be discounted.

They have, however, shown clearly that both The Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites have viable futures and will play an important part in on-going NHS Future Fit work.

The shortlist has therefore now been reduced from the original six options to four.

These are:

Princess Royal Telford

A No change
B Emergency Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care, Consultant-led Obstetrics
C1 Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Urgent Care, Local Planned Care
C2 Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care, Consultant-led Obstetrics

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

A No Change
B Diagnostic & Treatment Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care
C1 Emergency Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care, Consultant-led Obstetrics
C2 Emergency Centre, Urgent Care Centre, Local Planned Care

All options would see both sites with an Urgent Care Centre and local planned care.

David Evans, Chief Officer of Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group and Caron Morton, Accountable Officer for Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group welcomed the decision.

They said: “Since February an immense amount of work has gone into studying the affordability of the shortlisted scenarios.

“This has now made it clear that all options involving greenfield sites are unaffordable.

“We need to acknowledge this is regrettable as we know it is what many people would have preferred.

“We have always known that the greenfield option was going to be the most expensive and we have done everything possible to see whether we could make this an affordable option.

“However, we have been forced to the conclusion that it would mean diverting an unacceptable level of funding from other frontline clinical services like primary, community or mental health care.”

They added: “We do now have clear options that we can proceed with and which can meet the key clinical goals of NHS Future Fit – that is to provide safe, modern and sustainable access to emergency, urgent, planned and community care for our populations.

“They also show quite clearly that both the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital sites have an important future and will play a key role as NHS Future Fit moves forward.

“There is still a lot of work to do before we consider whether the NHS Future Fit programme board recommends which site would be ideal for the Emergency Centre or the Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.

“We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this process so far.”

Today’s recommendation will now be considered by the local NHS organisations that have come together to lead the NHS Future Fit programme.

Work is also continuing in partnership with local communities on developing options for Urgent Care Centres in rural Shropshire; with five sites currently being considered – Ludlow, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Bishops Castle and Whitchurch.

Urgent Care Centres would also be established at the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals.

Both Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin and Healthwatch Shropshire are working with NHS Future Fit in order to ensure patient views from across Shropshire/Telford & Wrekin are properly considered.

Kate Ballinger, Manager, Healthwatch Telford and Wrekin said: “Healthwatch is the independent consumer voice in England and both local Healthwatch organisations are engaging with the public to make sure that people know what is happening.

“There are many ways of making your voice heard, Healthwatch want to make sure that voice is listened to.”

You can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin on 01952 739540 or by email info@healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.org.uk

You can contact Healthwatch Shropshire on 01743 237884 or by email enquiries@healthwatchshropshire.co.uk

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Senior Safety Day Highley

July 21st, 2015

Sent: 21 July 2015 14:33
Subject: Senior Safety Day Highley

Dear All,

Please see below information about an event coming to Highley in October from our Wise and Well Team.

We are celebrating  the UN International Day of Older Persons on Thursday, 1st October by organising an extra Senior Safety Day at the Severn Centre, Highley.  The fitness staff at the Severn Centre will be offering Functional Fitness MOT assessments all day and we would like to work with them to bring lots of older people to the centre for a morning of information about how to stay safe and independent.

We would also REALLY appreciate your help in telling your clients, service users and any contacts about this event and encourage them to book their place.  Everyone who attends a Senior Safety Day seems to enjoy it and find it useful but it is always a struggle to reach the people who would benefit from it.  Any help you could give would be MOST welcome!

For more information please contact Susie Hancock on 01743 342160.

I will be attending to promote the Fuel Buying Scheme but I would be grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone who would be interested in attending.

Elizabeth Thain
Membership Development Officer- Fuel Buying Scheme
01743 342 167

You can now join the Fuel Buying Scheme online by following the link below.
http://www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk/services/individuals/oil-buying-scheme/