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15th May 2020

Attached is a pdf providing details of future library reopening plans.

23rd April 2020

Due to the recent resignation of Councillor Donna Wright a casual vacancy has arisen at the Parish Council.

Should 10 electors request an election, it will be held in May 2021 due to recent legislation preventing elections during the corona virus emergency.  Should no election be called, the Parish Council will be permitted to fill the vacancy by co-option after a 14 day period.

The notice of the vacancy may be viewed by clicking the link below.

9th April 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current Coronavirus emergency the Council has decided to pause decision making and consultation on the emerging Local Plan Review. This means that the Pre-Submission version of the Local Plan will not take place in May 2020 as previously agreed. 

The council will now seek to take this decision in July 2020, and follow this with public consultation between July and September. 

The pause in the programme to reflect the current Coronavirus emergency will also have an impact on the ongoing Local Plan timetable.  It is now expected the Council will submit the Plan for examination in early 2021, with adoption expected in early 2022. The Council will update its Local Development Scheme (LDS) to reflect this change to the programme in due course. 

You are receiving this email because you have previously requested to be included on Shropshire Council’s Planning Policy Consultee Database. If you no longer wish to be contacted about planning policy issues, please let us know by emailing: planning.policy@shropshire.gov.uk

8th April 2020

Shropshire Council has now launched a small grants programme aimed at helping local communities respond to or cope with the current Covid-19 crisis. In total £75,000 is available to be distributed. Grants of up to £500 are being made available and may be used for either:

 

  • supporting a local community response to Covid-19, OR
  • sustaining a local asset, e.g. village hall, which has been adversely affected by loss of income as a result of the coronavirus crisis

 

Applications may be made by the following types of organisation:

 

  • A not-for-profit voluntary or community organisation
  • A registered charity
  • A not for profit company or community interest company or other social enterprise
  • A parish or town council

 

The funding is being made available in up to 3 waves. The first funding window opens on 2nd April and closes on Friday 17th April 2020. Any applications received after the first wave closes will be held over to the next one which will follow shortly afterwards – further updates will be provided as this progresses.

 

Full guidance and application forms are available on a dedicated web page https://shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/grant-funding-opportunities-and-resources-for-local-communities/covid-19-small-grants-programme/ . Applicants are encouraged to speak to their local elected member and may also seek help and advice from their local Community Reassurance Team who can be contacted at communityreassurance@shropshire.gov.uk .

 

7th April 2020

Small Business Grant Fund & Retal, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

1. In response to the Coronavirus, Covid-19, the Government announced there would besupport for small businesses, and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
2. This support will take the form of two grant funding schemes, the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.
3. The schemes will be delivered by Local Authorities – if you are eligible, your Local Authority will be in touch with you to arrange payment.
4. Businesses seeking information should refer to the Government’s business support website: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/

Shropshire Council has produced a guidance document for small businesses setting out who is eligible for grants.

The document may be downloaded by clicking the link below.

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