The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Central planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Thursday 12 March 2015 at 2pm.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the full agenda and reports click here.Land at Longden, Shrewsbury (14/00467/OUT) Outline application (access for approval) for mixed residential development. Proposed development land north west of Montford Bridge, Montford, Shrewsbury (14/02964/OUT) Erection of 8 no. dwellings and formation of new vehicular access off Montford Bridge Road; provision of car parking to serve the existing fishing rights of the site. The Onslow Hotel, Pensfold, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, SY3 5HF (14/04195/FUL) Erection of 12 dwellings (8 terraced houses and a 4 unit apartment building), formation of a vehicular access and associated works (amended description). Rowleys House Museum, Barker Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QH (15/00066/FUL) Change of use from current D1 (Museum) to D1 (Education and Administration). The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ (15/00160/COU) Change of use of the building (excluding part of the first floor to be retained as B1 use) from Offices (B1) to non-residential educational (D1) (amended description).
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
The following planning applications will be considered by Shropshire Council’s South planning committee at its meeting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury on Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 2pm.
The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. To see the full agenda and reports click here.Brian Mear (Bricks) Ltd, former Burway Abattoir, Bromfield Road, Ludlow, SY8 1DN (14/00563/FUL) Demolition of existing buildings on former Burway Abattoir site and erection of proposed petrol filling station and ancillary convenience store with new vehicular access (revised scheme). Development land east of Bridgnorth Road, Highley (14/02129/OUT) Outline application for residential development to include access, layout and scale. Residential development land to the south of Station Road, Ditton Priors (14/02943/OUT) Outline application for residential development (up to 16 dwellings) to include access. Stanley Farm, Chorley, Bridgnorth, WV16 6PS (14/03842/FUL) Use of land for the stationing of 3 log cabins for accommodation for rehabilitation centre clients, construction of passing places and installation of package sewage treatment plant. Stanley Farm, Chorley, Bridgnorth, WV16 6PS (14/03937/COU) Use of land for the stationing of one accommodation unit for on-site key worker; works to existing vehicular access track; installation of package sewage treatment plant. Land south of Coalport Road, Broseley (14/04018/OUT) Outline planning application for residential development (including access, all other matters reserved). Solar Farm, High Point Farm, Neen Sollars (14/04463/FUL) Fields at High Point Farm, Neen Sollars, Kidderminster, DY14 9AH. Haulfryn, Halford, Craven Arms, SY7 9JG (15/00241/CPL) Application for lawful development certificate in respect of proposed erection of single-storey extension to southeast side of dwelling.
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.
Whitchurch’s births, deaths and marriages registration service will be relocated over the next few days from its current home at The Talbot Centre, Shakespeare Way, Whitchurch SY13 1LJ, to its new home in Whitchurch Library, which is located within the recently refurbished Whitchurch Civic Centre, High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX.
The last registrations were carried out at The Talbot Centre yesterday (Thursday 5 March 2015) and the service will be available to the public from its new premises from Friday 13 March 2015. The opening hours of the new office will be:
- Mondays 1.30pm-5pm
- Tuesdays 9.30am-2pm
- Fridays 9.30am-1.30pm
Appointments can be made to register a birth, death or give notice of marriage or civil partnership in the usual way, either by visiting shropshire.gov.uk/registrar.nsf or by phoning on 0345 678 9016.
Karen Calder, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for registration services, said:
“We hope that customers needing the services of the registrars in Whitchurch will find the new facility in Whitchurch’s centrally-located library inside the civic centre more convenient.”
An exciting interactive touring exhibition which tells the fascinating story of how the Staffordshire Hoard was found and saved for the nation will be on show on the balcony at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery from 17 March to 17 May 2015.
“Treasure!” is created by the museums team at Staffordshire County Council with the help of the Mercian Trail partnership, and is aimed at both adults and children.
Tina Woodward, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member for visitor economy, said:
“This is a fantastic chance to step back in time at Shrewsbury Museum to the age of the Staffordshire Hoard, and see the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia brought to life. You can meet the fierce warriors who wore the famous treasure, witness demonstrations of some of the techniques skilled craftspeople used to create it, and hear the Old English music, stories and poetry that inspired them.”
On 11 and 12 April, the museum will be playing host to a troop of Anglo-Saxon thegns, ladies and craftspeople demonstrating techniques from weaving to manuscript writing, and keen to discuss all aspects of life in the 6th-7th centuries.
Craft demonstrations will include tablet-weaving (relating to finds in the museum’s Roman gallery) and pressblech-foil making – a technique used to make some items in the Staffordshire Hoard.
Visitors will see a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon warrior grave display and part of the museum will become a micro Anglo-Saxon encampment for the weekend.
This drop-in event is run in association with The Thegns of Mercia (www.thegns.org), a not-for-profit educational living-history and reconstructive archaeology group based in the Midlands. The group specialises in reconstructing finds from 449-1066 AD, promoting learning about historic cultures from this age, and bringing this historic period to life.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring 01743 258888.
An exhibition which traces the history of Shrewsbury has been wowing visitors to Theatre Severn’s FBC Manby Bowdler Gallery.
The ‘Charting History’ exhibition traces the history of the ancient Shrewsbury Borough through documents dating from the 1190s to 1830s.
It is just one of the latest creations coming out of ‘Volunteering for Shropshire’s History’, a three year project run by Shropshire Council’s Archives and Museums services, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Michael Turner, Volunteering for Shropshire’s History project manager said:
“With its black background, the exhibition has real impact and includes a timeline plotting key national and international events, with exquisite copies of notable documents that mark milestones in the town’s history, set against it.”
Tina Woodward, Shropshire Council’s deputy Cabinet member for visitor economy, said:
“This exhibition is not just for historians, it shows us a massive amount of background about how our county town came to be as it is, both in terms of its administration and its built heritage. There’s something for everyone in it.”
News from our partners Rounders England
Shrewsbury Rounders League is entering into its third year this April (2015), and is currently looking for new teams to come and join in the fun that is playing rounders
Friendly games will be held through the spring and summer at London Road Sports Centre, with some initial sessions allowing match and skills practice.
The league is set to start in May 2015 and will continue every Tuesday evening until the middle of August. A mini tournament will then take place, based on the league positions held by each team. It is anticipated that all sessions will start at 6.30pm.
Pre-formed rounders teams are welcome to join the 2015 season, and any interested teams are encouraged to contact the current committee via Shropshire Council’s leisure services for further information. It is advised to contact as soon as possible if you wish to enter a team in to the league.
If individuals are interested in taking up rounders, there will be some new start up sessions which will be held at London Road Sports Centre. Again, please contact the council for further information and to register an interest. It may also be possible for the council to pass individual details onto current teams who may be looking for additional players.
To keep up to date with the rounders league please ‘like’ the Shrewsbury Recreational Rounders League Facebook page: www.facebook.com/shrewsburyrounders or follow them on Twitter: @ShrewsRounders
If you would like to play in the league, or find out more information regarding the start up rounders sessions, please contact Shropshire Council’s leisure services via email@example.com or 01743 255071.
Shrewsbury residents can look forward to an innovative light projection display at buildings in the town between Monday 9 and Sunday 15 March, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
County Training, is collaborating with Shrewsbury based new media artist Andy McKeown, to project images of Apprentices and employers onto the Market Hall and Shirehall to celebrate the positive impact Apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. Also included in the projections will be positive messages, facts and figures about the training programme.
County Training, which is part of Shropshire Council, approached Andy, after seeing the visual impact his previous projects have had in the town.
Kate Gadd, Admissions and Marketing Manager for County Training, said:
“As part of our National Apprenticeship Week activities, we were keen to do something that would make a statement and clearly celebrate the success of Apprenticeships for Shropshire.”
“We would like to encourage people to come and have a look at what will be an informative, yet very exciting piece of art for Shrewsbury – it really has the ‘wow’ factor!”
The projections will be at Shirehall on Wednesday 11th March between 6.45 and 9pm and will take place at The Market Hall in the town centre for the full duration of the week. Moss Bros. are supporting the event, by hosting the projection at the Market Hall location. David Gough, Manager at the store, comments “Moss Bros. is really happy to support something which gives out such a positive message about Apprenticeships and aims to help both young people with their career options and local businesses. It is great to be involved and Andy’s work is a sight not to be missed!”
National Apprenticeship Week is a UK wide campaign to raise awareness of Apprenticeships. Since 2010, there have been over 2 million Apprenticeship starts in England, with 850,000 of these being in 2013/14. Whilst more and more 16-23 year olds are opting for this post-16 option, the week is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the difference Apprenticeships make to peoples careers and businesses here in Shropshire.
Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council Cabinet Member for children’s services, says:
“This is a great project and excellent way of celebrating all of the the aspirational young people we have on apprenticeships in the county. Anyone who is interested in apprenticeships, whether this is an individual or employer, should get in touch with County Training for further advice and guidance.”
Andy McKeown, is well known for his dramatic and immersive projections which can often be seen projected onto buildings and structures throughout the UK and across the world. As a new media artist, and programmer, his production company Wild Strawberry have created lightworks for York Minster, Chester Cathedral, Liverpool’s Metropolitan and Anglican Cathedrals and large scale immersive WW1 light installations at the Preston Cenotaph and the exterior of Nottingham Castle. Most recently and closer to home for the National Trust at Attingham Park for the Snowdrop Evening Walks in February.
Anyone who wishes to find out more about the County Training National Apprenticeship Week project, or would like to learn more about Apprenticeships, should contact the training provider on 0345 6789023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Images and messages, will also be posted on the County Training Facebook and Twitter pages for the week, along with updates on the projection project.
County Training offers Apprenticeships in the following areas:
- Business and Administration
- Computer Aided Design
- Customer Service
- Hair and Beauty
- Health and Social Care
- Horse Management
- Hospitality and Catering
- Motor Vehicles
- Teaching Assistant
- Warehouse and Storage
To apply visit shropshire.gov.uk/apprenticesapplication.
Parents across Shropshire are being invited to express their views and experiences on services for children and young people with autism.
The Children and Young People Autism Needs Assessment/Autism survey which runs until Sunday 29 March is being led by the Shropshire Children’s Trust partnership.
The survey has been set up in response to feedback from parents, professionals and organisations who felt there was a need for more clarity around access to information and appropriate services that support the needs those children and young people with autism.
The aim of the countywide consultation is to understand more about the level of need as well as experiences of services and support in Shropshire. Shropshire Children’s Trust partnership are keen to understand from parents their experiences with regard to services and support for Autism Spectrum and behaviour disorders – whether diagnosed or not diagnosed.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
In Shropshire 346 children and young people across the county have been diagnosed with some form of autism. However this will not be a complete picture of the incidence of Autism across Shropshire. This is partly a result several factors such as the difficulty in diagnosing very young children with ASD (Autism spectrum disorder). For many children ASD does not impact so significantly on their learning that they are considered to have complex needs requiring a Statutory Assessment.
Councillor Karen Calder, Shropshire Council Cabinet Member for Public Health and Chair of Shropshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said;
“Following initial feedback by parents and organisations at a recent stakeholder event, we now have more of an understanding about the number and the needs of children in Shropshire with autism/autistic traits.
“However we still want to find out more about the opinions and experiences of parents, schools and services across the county to find out what is working well and how current pathways and services could be improved. I really encourage parents, schools and those services who support children and young people with autism to get involved and take part in the survey. The results of this questionnaire will help us to understand how many children in Shropshire have difficulties associated with the autism spectrum and how parents feel services in Shropshire are responding to their child and family’s needs”
Councillor Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, added;
“We are committed to ensuring children and young people on the autistic spectrum and their families get access to better services. The survey provides a great opportunity to ensure that parents and young people get access to the right information and the right support that meet the individual needs of the child or young person.”
To take part in the survey visit http://new.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/autism-feedback-parents/ . Deadline for comments is Sunday 29 March 2015.
For those who can’t access the survey online, can obtain a paper copy by contacting 01743 253937, or by emailing email@example.com
The results of the autism survey will be used to inform and develop the Children and Young People Autism Needs Assessment.
For more information about autism and support services available in Shropshire visit http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/shropshire
Autism is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.
Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.
As part of the Children, Young People and Families Plan, the Shropshire Children’s Trust partnership has committed to undertaking a Children and Young People Autism Needs Assessment. This commitment has been made due to lack of clarity in Shropshire about prevalence, services (statutory and voluntary), and diagnosis pathways.
The Children and Young People Autism Needs Assessment is being taken forward as a collaboration between a number of organisations and groups. Key partners include:
- Shropshire CCG, Women’s and Children’s Commissioner
- Shropshire Council, Children’s Commissioning, SEN, Early Help & Social Care
- Shropshire Council, Public Health Specialist
- Shropshire Community Trust, Divisional Manager Children and Families & Speech & Language Service
- Autism West Midlands
- PACC (Parent’s and Carers Council)
- Shropshire Autism Steering Group
So far the group has considered information about services via a ‘snap shot’ of services, national and local prevalence data, and hosted a stakeholder event. To provide a better picture of what is needed in Shropshire the group would like to gather more information from schools and from parents about children with autism in Shropshire.
The Shropshire Children’s Trust has commissioned a Children and Young People Autism Needs Assessment (for ages 0-25). As part of this needs assessment we are keen to understand from parents their experiences with regard to services and support for Autism Spectrum and behaviour disorders – whether diagnosed or not diagnosed.
Arts Council England visited Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery yesterday [03/03/2015] as part of the application for accreditation from the Shropshire Museum Service.
Under the Arts Council’s Museum Accreditation scheme, renewal applications can require a routine site visit as part of the process to maintain status.
Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery opened in April 2014 and the current ‘Secret Egypt’ exhibition attracted over 2,250 visitors over the half term period. A new temporary exhibition dedicated to Shrewsbury’s railway heritage has also recently opened.
Tina Woodward, Shropshire Council Deputy Cabinet member responsible for museums, said:
“The Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery has been open for just under a year now and it has been an exciting journey for all involved. The temporary exhibitions space has provided the Museum Service with the appropriate space to host three wonderful exhibitions such as Secret Egypt and it is always a real pleasure to host local exhibitions. The feedback to date has been very positive from visitors. It is lovely to see the old buildings brought back to life and being enjoyed by so many visitors including schools groups.
“Across the Museums Service we are acutely aware of the importance of accreditation status and this is a key priority. There is a huge amount of work which goes on behind the scenes by a relatively small Museums Team with the very welcome assistance of our volunteers and Friends Groups.”
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