As part of a multi-agency operation led by West Mercia Police, officers from Shropshire Council’s and Telford and Wrekin Council’s public protection services joined forces to undertake spot inspections on private hire and hackney carriage vehicles licensed by both councils.
The operation took place on the 27 February 2014 from 1.30pm until 8.30pm at a number of locations across the Telford and Wrekin area. A total of 35 vehicles were stopped and 17 inspected; 21 were licensed by Shropshire Council and 14 by Telford and Wrekin Council. Over 70 % of those inspected failed to meet the mandatory licensing conditions required by the councils to operate as licensed vehicles, with the majority of these being licensed by Shropshire Council.
Issues identified included invalid insurance, major mechanical faults, worn and illegal tyres and failing headlamps – all of which are major factors that contribute to the safe conveyance of fare-paying customers.
One vehicle was immediately impounded by the police and another was only allowed to leave the testing station on a recovery lorry, due to the poor mechanical condition of the vehicle that rendered it extremely dangerous.
As a result of the operation, eight Shropshire Council-licensed drivers and one Telford and Wrekin Council-licensed driver had their vehicle licenses suspende,d and they will not be relicensed until such time as they can demonstrate that their vehicles meet the required safety standards. There were also three advisory warnings issued for minor breaches.
Other agencies involved in the operation included VOSA, DVLA, Telford & Wrekin Revenues and Benefits and a representative from HMRC.
Frances Darling and Anita Hunt, service managers for Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council respectively, said:
“Clearly, we are extremely disappointed with the percentage of vehicles that were not fit for purpose and in some cases were actually unsafe or dangerous. We want to make it clear that it is the drivers and the operators who are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the vehicles they use to transport passengers are safe and comply with the applicable licensing conditions. However, it is our intention to repeat these joint enforcement operations with partner agencies to increase private hire and hackney carriage drivers’ focus on passenger safety and to provide a basis for the continuing development of positive working relationships with the private hire operators. We are encouraged by the operators’ ongoing commitment to work with us to protect the public, and to ensure that the drivers and vehicles they have responsibility for operating are meeting the applicable licensing conditions.”
Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for public protection, and Deputy Leader Richard Overton, Cabinet member for Public Health & Public Protection from Telford and Wrekin Council, said:
“The licensing of vehicles, drivers and operators is a crucial role carried out by both our councils to ensure public safety is maintained. Our officers are committed to working together across both council areas, and joint enforcement operations is one of a number of enforcement tools our officers use to ensure licensing conditions are met and the public are protected. We would encourage anyone who has concerns about drivers, vehicles or operators to report the details to our officers to enable advice to be given and enforcement action to be taken where this is appropriate.”
Licensing officers for both councils can be contacted on:-
General information about private hire and hackney carriage licensing may be obtained from the following websites:
News from our partners Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership
Joining up the conservation effort, and valuing the Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty in planning and decisions, are two of the top priorities in a new plan approved this week.
The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty runs from the Stiperstones to the Wrekin, and the Clee Hills to the Clun valley. The national designation brings protection similar to a National Park, as well as attracting funding to the area. The AONB Management Plan just approved by Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council also supports sustainable land management, enjoyment and the visitor economy, raising awareness of the landscape and encouraging participation in its care, and local working with communities.
George Chancellor, Chair of the AONB Partnership, said:
“The new Plan continues to see effective conservation and enhancement as inextricably linked to social and economic vitality. Reflecting the importance of the most comprehensive landscape scale working, it views the Shropshire Hills in the wider rural, wildlife, historical and ecosystem contexts that are vital to its well-being and that of the surrounding countryside.”
Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for planning and housing, said:
“The AONB plays an important role to protect and enhance Shropshire’s unique and beautiful landscape, and we are happy to support this management plan. Although councils have the statutory responsibility for the AONB, it’s important that landowners, local communities and other organisations continue to work together to help secure its future.”
Councillor Chris Turley, Telford and Wrekin Council member on the AONB Partnership, said:
“The Wrekin has always been a special landscape and highly valued by people. Being part of the AONB provides a mechanism to look after those qualities that people value, and to address opportunities and its practical management.”
The new Management Plan runs from 2014 to 2019. The AONB Partnership team runs a variety of projects, multiplying the council funding it receives by over 20 times with funding from other sources. More details are available at www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk.
The next Burnell & Severn Valley Local Joint Committee (LJC) meeting is on Monday 10 March 2014 at Pitchford Village Hall starting at 7.30pm, with guest speakers from West Midlands Ambulance Service and the Connecting Shropshire broadband programme.
Councillor Claire Wild, Chair of the LJC, said:
“We have some important issues affecting the Burnell and Severn Valley area, and we really want local people to come and have their say.
“We are delighted to welcome Barry Thurston, Director of Service Delivery at West Midlands Ambulance Service, who will be updating us on the ambulance service and how they operate.’’
The LJC will also welcome a speaker from the Connecting Shropshire programme who will discuss the next phase of the broadband roll out. Also, local community and charitable groups who have applied for LJC funding will find out if they have been successful in their applications.
Shropshire Council is concerned that changes proposed by the Land Registry for it to take over the Local Land Charge Register could lead to a poorer service for potential housebuyers.
The Land Registry is running a consultation into taking over the statutory management of the register, which is currently managed by local councils, and people have until Sunday 9 March 2014 to have their say.
Council officers say the proposals will have implications for people buying a house when they have searches carried out into their potential new property.
A Local Land Charges search currently consists of two parts.
The first part is the Local Land Charge Register, which contains information such as planning permissions, conservation areas and listed building restrictions that are binding on successive owners, and the second part of a search is the “CON29r”, which contains information such as building regulations, road adoptions and planning policies.
Solicitors and mortgage companies would normally request both parts of a search to give a more accurate picture of the property and its history.
The Land Registry plans to split the search process so it will become the registering authority and take responsibility for a central Local Land Charges Register for the whole country providing, at this stage, the first part of the search only.
The CON29r response will continue to be provided by the council.
Mal Price, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for planning and housing, explained the council’s concerns:
“The proposal is supposed to standardise search fees, turnaround times and output, but by splitting the two parts of the search this won’t happen.
“The Land Registry is also proposing to provide information on the Local Land Charge Register for the previous 15 years only, which means any registrations prior to 1999 would not be revealed.
“This could cause problems for someone buying a house because some historic charges, such as listed building records, conservation areas and tree preservation orders, would not be revealed.
“The service currently provided by councils offers local knowledge and an understanding of the charges being revealed, not least because the vast majority of charges originate from councils in the first place.
“To move the register to the Land Registry is likely to lead to a poorer service for potential purchasers and a potential lack of information on the property they are buying.”
The consultation process ends on Sunday 9 March 2014 and people can read and respond to the document at www.landregistry.gov.uk/public/consultations.
Shropshire Council will be flying the flag on Monday 10 March 2014 in celebration of Commonwealth Day.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, and the Chairman of Shropshire Council, Malcolm Pate, will be raising the Commonwealth Flag at Shirehall in Shrewsbury.
Members of the public are invited to attend, and are asked to gather near to the Shirehall flag pole at 9.50am. The ceremony will start shortly before 10am.
As part of the ceremony, Councillor Pate will read the Commonwealth Affirmation, and the Lord-Lieutenant will read a personal message from Her Majesty The Queen.
Similar flag-raising ceremonies will be taking place on Monday at local authorities throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Commonwealth Day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve the lives of citizens. It is celebrated on the second Monday in March every year.
The theme for 2014 is #TeamCommonwealth, which expresses the spirit of friendship and motivation towards the shared goals and values that exist between Commonwealth members.
Councillor Pate said:
“This is the first time the council has celebrated Commonwealth Day in this way, and we warmly invite people to come along and join us at the flag-raising ceremony.”
Shrewsbury’s new Museum & Art Gallery at The Music Hall will open its doors to the public on Tuesday 1 April 2014, giving people the chance to see this new showcase of Shropshire’s treasures – and the newly-renovated building – for the first time.
Owned and managed by Shropshire Council, the new Museum & Art Gallery is the result of a ground-breaking restoration project that has cost more than £10m and seen two buildings – Shrewsbury’s Victorian Music Hall and the 13th century Vaughan’s Mansion – renovated and restored to create a vast new museum and spectacular gallery space, together with function rooms suitable for meetings, conferences and even weddings.
What began as a restoration project turned into a rescue operation as the level and complexity of work required to the intricate structure of the historic buildings revealed itself.
Visitors to the new Museum & Art Gallery will go on a journey of discovery starting in the time when mammoths roamed, unlocking stories from across the entire county of Shropshire; stories of discovery and engineering creativity that influenced the world. The entire collection has been reimagined for a modern audience, with exhibitions exploring subjects from geology to natural history via art, archaeology and costume.
The Museum holds some of the nation’s most treasured Roman artefacts, including an ornate silver mirror discovered at nearby Wroxeter, one of only a handful still existing from the period. The Medieval galleries explore the development of castles, abbeys and towns in Shropshire. The Civil War period gallery highlights visits by King Charles I to the county with a grim reminder of his execution.
In the Shropshire Gallery there are many special exhibits including an area about scientist Charles Darwin, who was born and educated in Shrewsbury, as well as his contemporaries such as Henry Blunt, who mapped the moon.
The links between the special geology of Shropshire and its famed ceramics industry see wonderful fossils displayed close to a collection of richly illustrated examples from the Caughley porcelain factory, which was once located near Broseley.
An exhibition from Frank Cohen’s internationally acclaimed collection of contemporary art, specially curated for the launch, will also be on show from 1 April.
Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for visitor economy, said:
“I’m delighted that the new Museum & Art Gallery will soon be open to the public so that they can see for themselves the result of our work to restore this unique collection of buildings, as well as the wonderful collection of items that will be on display – many for the first time. We look forward to welcoming visitors from near and far to what will be a real cultural attraction and a real highlight on Shropshire’s tourism map.
“By hosting the Visitor Information Centre the Museum & Art Gallery will also be a point of arrival for visitors to Shrewsbury and Shropshire and will be a real jewel in the Crown for the town and for the county.
“A large number of highly-skilled people have worked incredibly hard over a long period to make the new Museum & Art Gallery a reality. The work has been painstaking and often hard, but the results are stunning and I really do hope people will be impressed with what they see and what we have done.”
Andrew Bannerman, Shropshire Councillor for Quarry and Coton Hill said:
“The whole population of Shrewsbury have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the new Museum and I’m delighted that they will soon have the chance to visit. I hope the Museum will also welcome large numbers of visitors from across the country and from around the world too.”
Alongside its permanent collections, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has invited a series of internationally-renowned contemporary artists and interpreters such as Shirley Chubb, Neil Brownsword and Ilana Halperin to curate and interpret the exhibits and create specially commissioned works.
The Frank Cohen exhibition features artworks by national and international artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, chosen for the way they resonate with the Museum’s Darwinian theme. Around the building paintings from Shropshire’s huge art collection are on display.
Already much-loved for its rich cultural scene and characterful streets lined with timber-framed Tudor buildings, the new Museum & Art Gallery is a significant investment in Shrewsbury’s tourism facilities. It perfectly complements the adjacent Old Market Hall, possibly the world’s oldest building housing a cinema and the Theatre Severn across the river.
The Museum & Art Gallery is the new location for the town’s Visitor Information Centre and the starting point for walking tours, which will encourage visitors to go out and explore the living history of Shrewsbury and the wider county for themselves.
The ground floor of the Music Hall is home to a new cafe bar as well as a shop.
Admission to the Museum & Art Gallery including the Frank Cohen exhibition is just £4.00 per adult, £3.50 for senior citizens and £2.00 per child with reductions for seniors and groups. Entry is free for children aged 0 to 4.
Entry to the Roman and Pre-history exhibition is free.
The project has been funded by Shropshire Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Arts Council, the European Regional Development Fund, the Art Fund, the Walker Trust, and the Friends of Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.
For more information visit www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk or follow @shrewsmuseum on twitter.
A brief history
The Shrewsbury museum collection has found its home in several different locations in the town throughout the past 200 years. Most recently it was located at Rowley’s House, before the decision was made in 2006 to move over to the site of the old Music Hall and Vaughan’s Mansion. Enabling work began in 2009 and the building’s complexity resulted in the project taking almost five years to complete.
Shrewsbury boasts some of the Britain’s finest Tudor and Georgian architecture and its timber framed buildings and winding passageways, known locally as ‘shuts’, are a popular quirk, particularly with overseas tourists.
An abundance of independent shops, antique dealers, cafes, bars, restaurants and boutique hotels have seen Shrewsbury drawing in a growing number of visitors each year. In 2013 the town held its first ever Food Festival and each year it holds its famous Flower Show, where over three million blooms fill The Quarry park. Other attractions include Shrewsbury Abbey, Shrewsbury Castle and Regimental Museum, The Old Market Hall Cinema, Theatre Severn and river cruises on the passenger boat, Sabrina.
Shropshire Council are pleased to announce agreement with the Shropshire and Marches Campaign for Better Broadband to create a working partnership and stakeholder group aiming to increase the coverage of faster broadband across the Shropshire Council area.
Agreement was reached during a meeting of full council on Thursday 27 February 2014 and met warmly by both Patrick Cosgrove, Chairman of the campaign group, and Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for broadband saying a close partnership could “unlock the potential” of the Superfast Extension Programme fund for Shropshire.
On Tuesday 25 February, Shropshire received confirmation that Broadband Delivery UK, the Government project for broadband, were allocating over £12 million to the county as part of the Superfast Extension Programme (SEP). Shropshire Council was allocated £11.38m while Telford & Wrekin Council was allocated £1.42m. The SEP grants are conditional on the local authorities obtaining match funding.
The main aim for the partnership is to find sources of funding so Shropshire Council can make sure it can match fund the £11.38m made available. Alongside this, the group will keep stakeholders updated on the progress of broadband roll-out and help to capture community demand and ideas in support of providing access to faster broadband.
Steve Charmley welcomed the move, saying:
“The SEP money will allow us to reach more people in the most rural areas of Shropshire and Broadband is a priority for this Council. We’ve seen the struggles rural areas can have with their internet connection and this partnership will help us unlock the potential of this fund.”
Patrick Cosgrove said:
“Experience elsewhere has shown that the involvement of residents can deliver high speed broadband very effectively. I hope that many communities in Shropshire will work with Shropshire Council to devise technological and financial solutions that give priority to those who are currently in danger of missing out.”
Recently-published research suggests that even modest-sized events can generate thousands of pounds of additional spending in the area.
Last year Shropshire Council commissioned studies of four sample festivals in Shrewsbury to identify the value of events to the local economy. The findings showed that the events surveyed generated between £166,000 and £548,000 of extra spending in Shrewsbury shops, restaurants, accommodation and attractions.
Face-to-face interviews were carried out at the Cartoon Festival, the River Festival, Food Festival and Folk Festival. The festivals were chosen to represent a mix of themes, free and charged for admission, one day and multi day, new and established events, with results that might also be useful for other event organisers.
The study showed the value of events and festivals in attracting first time and infrequent visitors, as events provide a new and ‘time limited’ reason to visit somewhere. The four events sampled were rated very highly for enjoyment (96%-98% said good or very good) and also left people feeling good about Shrewsbury itself (96% -100% reported good or very good impressions). A majority of visitors to all the events expressed a wish to return and said they were likely to recommend Shrewsbury to family and friends.
Gwilym Butler, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for leisure, libraries and culture, said:
“Festivals and events help to make Shropshire a great place for both visitors and local people. We are lucky to live in a county where entrepreneurs and many volunteers contribute their time and expertise to staging such a diverse range of cultural events. Communities and businesses benefit greatly from their efforts.”
Tina Woodward, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member responsible for tourism, said:
“The contribution that events and festivals make to the local economy is evident from these studies. With current constraints on public spending, it is more important than ever that organisers can prove the worth of their event. We hope this information will help organisers to harness support from external grants and sponsors.”
Food Festival organiser, Andy Richardson, said:
“This is brilliant information. We’ve further anecdotal evidence of the economic impact of our event – it generated substantial new incomes for many in the town.”
The work to assess the economic value of events was a key action in the Visitor Economy Strategy for Shrewsbury.
Local volunteer group Shropshire Master Composters is on the lookout for volunteers from across Shropshire who want to help work to reduce waste in their area.
Volunteers will work closely with the Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council in their local communities to promote home composting, waste prevention and recycling.
Volunteers are offered high-quality training and support, and in return they give their time without payment to do a variety of community events, talks, demonstrations, school visits, public outreach programmes and publicity work – all aimed at helping to encourage home composting, and reduce waste.
As a volunteer you will receive free training in home composting and related environmental issues provided by Garden Organic.
The initial foundation training course will be held on Saturday 29 March 2014 at the Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Shrewsbury.
The course has been arranged by Shropshire Council, Telford & Wrekin Council and local waste management firm Veolia Environmental Services.
The training is delivered by composting experts from the national horticultural charity Garden Organic.
Since the Master Composters were founded in 2006, over 100 volunteers have been trained and gone on to give more than 10,000 hours of their time promoting home composting to tens of thousands of people around the county.
Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for waste management, said:
“Shropshire’s Master Composter make a fantastic contribution to helping reduce waste in Shropshire so it’s great news that we are recruiting more volunteers to the team.”
If you are interested in becoming a Master Composter please contact James Thompson at Shropshire Council – email email@example.com or call 01743 255989.
Who can become a Master Composter?
The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 11 March 2014 at 2pm.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the full agenda and reports, click here.
Proposed residential development east of Gyrn Road, Selattyn (13/01735/FUL)
Outline application (to include access and layout) for the erection of 6 no. dwellings to include access provision to the Selattyn Primary School approved car parking facility (OS/08/15744/FUL)
Land east of the Old Rectory, Selattyn (13/03821/OUT)
Outline application (all matters reserved) for the erecion of 9 dwellings (including 3 affordable).
Plas Wilmot, Weston Lane, Oswestry (13/03184/FUL)
Change of use of land to form new access to replace access arrangements approved under application no. 11/04122/OUT.
Land adjoining 8A St Martins Moor, St Martins, Oswestry (13/05016/OUT)
Outline application for the erection of 2 no. detached dwellings (all matters reserved).
Land adjacent Orchard House, Wem Road, Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury (13/04939/OUT)
Outline planning application for a residential development of 6 houses including new access and associated drainage works.
Land north of Jubilee Cottage, Harmer Hill, Shrewsbury (1304682/OUT)
Erection of 6no detached dwellings (including 1no affordable unit) with means of access and layout.
Land south of Hill Valley Golf Club, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch (13/03413/OUT)
Outline permission (access for approval) for residential development (up to 86 dwellings) to include vehicular access (off Tarporley Road).
Muller Dairy (UK) Ltd, Shrewsbury Road, Market Drayton (13/05043/FUL)
Erection of a high level conveyor bridge link between the existing facility and approved manufacturing/distribution site to the north of the A53.
Decisions will be made available after the meeting on our online planning register which you can search by using the appropriate reference number or keyword
As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2014, young people living in Telford are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at a free apprenticeship event taking place at Aqueduct Primary School on Thursday 6 March 2014.
County Training, part of Shropshire Council, will be delivering the ‘Apprenticeship Experience’ event for young people and their parents on to highlight apprenticeships and the benefits of vocational training.
The event will include a business sharing their experience of recruiting apprentices, whilst highlighting the benefits this option can bring. This ‘not to be missed’ event promises a wide variety of opportunities for all young people of ranging academic abilities leaving school or college in 2013, as well as all 16- to 24-year-olds currently looking for work and training. Parents and carers are also invited to attend the event to find out about the range of apprenticeships, work and training options available for their sons and daughters.
Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services – transformation and safegaurding, said:-
“Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly effective way to secure a career which will offer long-term progression and success. I would urge anyone who is currently considering their options after school or college to attend this event to find out a little more about what apprenticeships can offer.”
All attendees will secure an interview with the County Training apprenticeship team, in order to start preparations early in securing that all-important work placement. There will also be advice and guidance on offer for those that don’t feel quite ready for apprenticeships or moving on to college.
The event will start at 5.30pm at Aqueduct Primary School, Castlefields Way, Aqueduct, Telford. County Training will also be running more events during April 2014, in other areas of Shropshire – to find out more visit shropshire.gov.uk/apprenticeships.
Shropshire’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is reminding residents to be aware of, and support the end of, domestic abuse in Shropshire.
The drive coincides with the Association of Police Chief Officers (ACPO)’s “In Focus – domestic abuse”, which runs this week until Saturday 8 March 2014.
Domestic abuse can have a devastating effect. It ruins lives, breaks families apart and has an impact across generations. The partnership, which includes Shropshire Council, West Mercia Police and the Probation Service, wants to raise awareness about what abuse is, how it can affect people, and what partners can do to help support victims.
The partnership is urging Shropshire residents to think about domestic abuse and remind people that:
In Shropshire it is estimated that over 30,000 women will experience domestic abuse during their lifetime. In addition to this, domestic abuse, both nationally and locally, is significantly under-reported, and those people who experience domestic abuse will often keep it from family and friends and are unlikely to report abuse to public bodies.
Women may be affected by domestic violence in a number of ways and may experience any or all of the following:
Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for public protection, said:
“Shropshire’s Safer Stronger Communities Partnership is committed to raising awareness about domestic abuse and challenging the culture around abuse. Domestic abuse affects both female and male victims, as well as children, whose development is profoundly affected if they are exposed to witnessing domestic abuse.
“Abuse in the home is one of the hardest issues to talk about and it often takes tremendous courage for victims to come forward, seek support, and talk about their experiences. We want to reassure women, men and children of Shropshire who have suffered or witnessed abuse that we are ready to listen, and will do everything we can to ensure this important step is safe and as easy as possible.”
Superintendent James Tozer of West Mercia Police added:
“We would encourage people to seek help and report this. Please don’t suffer in silence: report to us, through our partners here: we are all here, and we all want to help.”
If you’re suffering abuse, there are people who can help you. Facing up to the fact that you have an abusive partner can be hard, but it’s important that you get help as soon as you can.
If you are concerned about domestic abuse and need advice, please call West Mercia Women’s Aid Domestic Violence 24-hour Helpline on 0800 783 1359 or in an emergency dial 999.
You can also visit http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/services/helpline.
Further information can be found on the Freedom Shropshire website at http://www.freedomshropshire.org.uk. Freedom Shropshire is designed to enable people who live and work in Shropshire to access relevant and up-to-date information on domestic abuse.
You can also follow Twitter @wmerciapolice to support ACPO Domestic abuse week to help end domestic abuse.
In support of the ACPO Week in Focus on Domestic Abuse, West Mercia Police will be launching the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, also known as Clare’s Law, on Monday 10 March 2014. Clare’s Law gives people the ‘right to ask’ police whether a new or existing partner has a violent past.
Further information about the scheme can be found at http://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/news-articles/new-powers-to-protect-families-affected-by-domestic-abuse.html
Shropshire’s Domestic Abuse strategy for 2011-2014 has been developed by Shropshire’s Countywide Domestic Abuse Forum, a multi-agency partnership that includes ‘specialist’ domestic abuse services: Refuge, South Shropshire Domestic Violence Services, West Mercia Women’s Aid; Shropshire Council services including housing support services, safeguarding, education, children’s centre services, community safety; West Mercia Police; Shropshire Fire and Rescue; and Community Health.