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26th October 2020

Change to dairy of meetings

There has been an amendment to the schedule of meetings, both Planning Committee and Full Council meetings scheduled for Monday 2nd November 2020 will not take place.  On Monday 16th November 2020 a Planning Committee meeting is now added ahead of the Full Council meeting.

Please see the updated schedule at

23rd October 2020

Throughout 2020 Shropshire’s countryside has been a lifeline to many, particularly during lockdown. While the majority of people treat it with respect, there are increasing instances of irresponsible behaviour which threatens to cause damage to the county’s green spaces.


As such, we have launched a campaign that will initially run over the October half-term holiday encouraging visitors to Shropshire’s countryside to respect it and follow the rules of the countryside code. To support this campaign we have pulled together some graphics which get the key messages of the countryside across. I have attached a few to give you a flavour of what they are like and you can find the rest simply by clicking this link.

Link to follow.

We would be hugely appreciative if you could share these via your own channels within your respective communities to help us get this important message across.


Many thanks for your support.


Best wishes



Adam Spreckley MSc

Senior Communications Officer

Shropshire Council

Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND





For information about Coronavirus click here/image below

23rd October 2020

Name: adam shillcock



I’m asking for a favour and I hope you don’t mind me reaching out for your support .


I’m the Area Manager for Post Office Ltd and I want to thank you on behalf of Bayston Hill Post Office for your support and understanding throughout the pandemic.  We continue to change and adapt in trying to find the new normal.  Here at Bayston Hill  we want to make sure we continue to support your community.  

Could I ask that if there is weekly newsletter, broadcast or social media platform that we and show your support for the essential service in your village and request feedback using the attached link . It’s an important tool for me to demonstrate to government the importance of Post Offices to their respective communities . To date we are still waiting to get feedback for Bayston Hill Post Office and that is why I am reaching out to give them also a much-needed moral boost as we approach a rise in Covid19 cases and difficult trading conditions .

Kind Regards



22nd October 2020



We are keen to share with the community updated information regarding local Covid Testing. Shropshire is at critical point in the battle against COVID-19. On Monday 19th October, Public Health England put Shropshire’s case rate at 90.4 per 100,000.


People with symptoms of coronavirus - no matter how mild - should book a Covid-19 test as soon as possible. Testing is available for anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, such as a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of or change in sense of taste or smell. People who are unsure if their symptoms are Covid-19 can visit  or call 111 where advice will be given.


Testing is available at the following sites: 




London Road Car Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

22nd October – 27th October

Beatrice Street, Morrisons Oswestry, SY11 2HT

22nd October – 27th October



London Road Car Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

28th October – 4th November

Highways Depot, Craven Arms, SY7 8NR

28th October – 4th November


How to book a test

  • To book a test visit: If you have other problems using the online service, call 119.
  • You can also book a test through the NHS COVID – 19 app. For further information please click here.


When to get a test

  • If you have symptoms, get a test as soon as possible. You need to get the test done within the first five days of showing symptoms.
  • Book a visit to a test site to have the test today. Or order a home test kit if you can't get to a test site.
  • On days one to four of your symptoms, you can get tested at a site or at home.
  • If you're ordering a home test kit on day four, do it by 3pm. On day five, you need to go to a test site. It's too late to order a home test kit.


Stay at home if you have symptoms

  • You must stay at home (self-isolate) if you have symptoms. Do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
  • Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home. A support bubble is where someone who lives alone (or just with their children) can meet people from one other household.
  • Getting a test is important. If you have symptoms and do not get tested, you will still need to self-isolate for at least 10 days, and your household or bubble for 14 days. Please see


What the test involves

  • This test involves taking a swab of the inside of your nose and the back of your throat, using a long cotton bud.
  • It checks if you have the virus now.
  • You can do the swab yourself (if you are aged 12 or over) or someone can do it for you.
  • Parents or guardians have to swab test children aged 11 or under.


Getting a test for someone else

  • If other people you live with have symptoms, you can order tests for up to three of them.
  • If you're applying for a test for someone else, and the person is aged 13 or over, check they're happy for you to get a test for them.


Getting your test result

  • While you are waiting for your test results you must self-isolate.
  • You'll get a text or email with your result when it's ready.
  • If you use the NHS Covid-19 app, you may also get your result in the app.
  • Most people get their test results the day after taking the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours.



Many Thanks




Hannah Thomas

Current role: Community Reassurance Team Lead for North West Shropshire

Substantive role: Specialist Advisor

Public Health, Health Checks Team


Shropshire Council

4th Floor, Shirehall

Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury



Tel: 01743 254235

Mobile: 07458120468


21st October 2020

Just in from the Foundation for Integrated Transport a report on rural bus services in Shropshire.


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