Fans of A.E. Housman’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’ will get the chance to learn the secrets behind the famous poetry collection and its author when a distinguished biographer visits Shrewsbury to talk about his major new book.
Read the full article via shropshirelive.com at: http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/09/28/distinguished-author-to-visit-shrewsbury-to-lift-the-lid-on-a-shropshire-lad/
Next Monday’s Inside Out on BBC1 at 7.30pm in the West Midlands tells the story of Shrewsbury stained glass artist Margaret Agnes Rope with visits to places like Quidenham and Shrewsbury Cathedral as well as a look at the exhibition ‘Heavenly Lights’ at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. It will be on the BBC iplayer for people who live outside the region.
Programme website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071mv2/broadcasts/upcoming
More about the exhibition: http://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2016/08/life-and-works-of-shrewsbury-born-stained-glass-artist-to-be-celebrated-in-new-exhibition/
The Editor, Shropshire Star
The Editor, Shrewsbury Chronicle
Why doesn’t Shropshire Council listen to its electorate? Almost everyone who has expressed an opinion wants the swimming pool to stay in the Quarry. More than two thirds of those who responded to the survey want it to stay, the Town Council, the pool’s own users’ group, the BID Team, the Civic Society and the Town Centre Residents’ Association all want the pool in the town centre. So what does Shropshire Council decide? To move it out of town.
Think of the business impact and the loss of amenity, and keep the pool in the Quarry!
First of all, thanks to all members who were able to support the event we staged in the Lion Hotel on April 11th. Feedback on the event has been positive, and our thanks should go to Councillors Price and Bannerman for their efforts.
This is just a brief update to let members know that an important follow-up activity has now started. On the evening of the 11th, Cllr Price mentioned that Shropshire Council intended to develop what is known as a Supplementary Planning Document, to provide guidance on matters like location of late-night licensed premises. This Guidance Document is now under development, in the hands of the Public Protection Department of the Council.
Join us on Thursday 21 April for an entertaining evening celebrating the great outdoors to help raise money for Bloodwise. The event will be hosted by local fundraiser and outdoor specialist Peter Moss OBE.
Do you know your Everest from your Ben Nevis?
The quiz will have several rounds of fun questions, including a picture round, survival round, name that object as well as general outdoor knowledge – no expertise required, just a sense of fun!
Food will be served by award winning pie makers CSONS with a delicious choice of award winning pies including: Cheeky chorizo (Grand champion Ludlow Pie off 2012), Asian pork belly (Grand champion Ludlow pie off 2014), Homity – classic vegetarian pie. Followed by sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
On the evening, Peter will give a talk about his amazing up and coming challenge:
‘In my 60th year, I have decided to turn one of my passions (walking in remote areas) into a fundraising opportunity. In May this year, I shall be walking alone from Torridon on the west coast of the northwest highlands to Montrose on the east coast of Scotland. Carrying everything I need, my route will take in the mountains of Torridan, Glen Affrick, Monadhliath and the Cairgorms and should take around 14 days. Many people apply to take part in this challenge every year, but only 300 are selected based on experience in the outdoors. It is organised by The Great Outdoors magazine and gives participants the opportunity to devise their own route across Scotland and, if they wish, to raise money for a charity of their choice. My chosen charity is Bloodwise!’ If you would like to sponsor Peter please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/PeterMoss-TGOC
Tickets are £25 including a two course meal and a free raffle ticket and prizes for our winning team. (£9.50 from each ticket sold will go to Bloodwsie and to Peter’s challenge)
Individuals and groups welcome!
To book your place, please Emma Jane Jones on 0121 415 8017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit CSONS , Milk Street, Shrewsbury to purchase your ticket.
SITP is a major transport scheme to remedy several problems identified with the highway network in Shrewsbury.
• Congestion at key junctions on the inner relief road
• Congestion and poor air quality in the historic and commercial town centre
• Inadequate links for sustainable transport modes
• High accident rates on key routes into the town centre
The consultation period continues to March 29th, so it’s not too late to comment?
See presentation here