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19th December 2017

I am writing to thank Bayston Hill Parish Council for its role in helping to launch the new Charter for Trees, Woods and People earlier this year. The Local Council Charter Branch network has surpassed all expectations, planting hundreds of Legacy Trees and collecting thousands of signatures. You have made a great contribution to strengthening the voice of the Tree Charter. If you have not done so already, you can now visit the new Tree Charter website and read the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter in their entirety. Each principle is accompanied by evidence, articles and calls to action. After Christmas we will be entering a new phase of the Tree Charter project. The Charter Branch network will be rejuvenated, with new projects and activities for local councils to get involved with. In addition, we are looking forward to the release of our local council Tree Charter toolkit early next year, which will translate the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter into tangible actions your council may take. The launch of the Tree Charter is just the beginning of an exciting new time for trees in the UK. By embracing the Tree Charter councils have placed themselves at the centre of the conversation about policy and practice regarding trees. By adopting and enacting the 10 Principles of the Tree Charter, councils will become a leading force for improving the relationship between trees and people in the United Kingdom. After Christmas, I will be leaving NALC. Please direct all future inquires to the treecharter@woodlandtrust.org.uk Best wishes, Joseph Palasz Like us on Facebook Follow us on twitter

15th December 2017

The Planning Committee and Full Council meetings planned for Monday 11 December had to be postponed due to the heavy snow.

The planning applications on the agenda for last Monday will now be discussed on 8 January 2017 - The meeting will start at 6:30pm

The Full Council will also meet on 8 January 2018 at 7pm, whilst the Finance Committee meeting originally scheduled for that evening has been moved to Monday 22 January instead.

As usual, members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend.

15th November 2017

The Parish Office will be closed from Monday25 December 2017 until Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive.

There will be a skeleton staff keeping the parish facilities tidy.  Emergency contact numbers will be provided nearer the time.

2nd November 2017

Local older people asked to share stories of stressful hospital journeys


Healthwatch Shropshire, the local healthcare consumer champion, and Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin are asking older people from Shropshire to share details of the difficulty they have in getting to and from hospital appointments.


The ‘Painful Journeys’ campaign, which has been launched by Age UK, seeks to highlight the long, uncomfortable and often painful journeys that many older people have to endure when they are unwell, in order to have treatment or consultations. It calls for an urgent government review of essential transport services.


To share your experience of a painful or difficult journey to hospital please call Healthwatch Shropshire on 01743 237884 or go to www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk


For more information about local transport options for older people in Shropshire please contact Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233123.

24th October 2017

Works will be carried out to street lighting on the A49 between Dobbies Roundabout and Cross Road, Bayston Hill from 13 November to 16 January 2018.

The works will be carried out at night from 8:00pm - 6:00am, Mondays to Fridays.

At the beginning of the scheme works will be undertaken using lane closures with temporary traffic lights.

From 4 December the A49 will be closed at night and traffic diverted around the route shown on the attached plan.

Repairs will be made to the vehicle activated speed sign during the project.


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