Grants for Shropshire and beyond!

SHROPSHIRE INFECTION CONTROL GRANT FUND Shropshire Council has provided Shropshire Rural Community Council with funding to set up a one-off grant fund in order to support small charities and community groups in Shropshire to continue to deliver services to people, particularly to vulnerable people, during the pandemic.  Funding is available to purchase personal protection equipmentContinue reading “Grants for Shropshire and beyond!”

Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – 1st December 2020

As we move into National Tier Two restrictions from Wednesday 2nd December, many of us will welcome the easing of restrictions and the chance to prepare for a very different festive season to usual. It is hearting to see the infection figures moving slowly in the right direction, and it’s reassuring to know that testingContinue reading “Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – 1st December 2020”

2021 Census in Shropshire

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) will carry out the 2021 Census on 21st March 2021. The Census will provide a picture of England and Wales, revealing the size and characteristics of the population and providing valuable information that will be used to inform policy development, funding allocations and future service planning. The 2021 censusContinue reading “2021 Census in Shropshire”

Community Speed Watch

A Community Speed Watch Scheme is initiated in a Village when ‘speeding traffic’ has been identified as a community road safety concern by the Parish Council. However, several criteria must be met before a scheme can be established: Back in May 2019, a representative from West Mercia Police attended the Annual Parish Meeting to deliverContinue reading “Community Speed Watch”

Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – November 2020

I hope that everyone is well and has managed to process the implications of the new lockdown in England, outlined here. As we know, a lockdown situation can make it even more challenging for vulnerable residents to access basic supplies and the risk of becoming lonely and isolated increases. I wanted to share a shortContinue reading “Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – November 2020”

Community Reassurance update from Shropshire Council – Oct 2020

Isolating payments If people are on a low income, they may be entitled to a test and trace support payment of £500 if they: 1.       Have been told to stay at home and self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service, either because they’ve tested positive for coronavirus or have recently been in closeContinue reading “Community Reassurance update from Shropshire Council – Oct 2020”

Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – October 2020

The following is an update from Shropshire Council: As the pandemic continues, we find ourselves continually adapting and innovating in order to manage the situation, always mindful of the uncertainty ahead. Since the lockdown lifted, our businesses and organisations have gone to great lengths to provide Covid-secure measures for the community, yet the infection ratesContinue reading “Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – October 2020”

Community Reassurance update from Shropshire Council

Let’s get straight to the serious news. We have been warned! Numbers of positive Covid-19 cases have been on the rise for a few weeks now, and we’ve started to see restrictions coming in to play in some of Shropshire’s neighbouring urban areas such as Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The concerning rise initially seemed like itContinue reading “Community Reassurance update from Shropshire Council”

Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council

Let’s all play a part in reducing the spread of coronavirus As our children are returning to school and more people are venturing into towns and workplaces, the Coronavirus crisis is at a critical stage. We all find ourselves trying to achieve a balance between some form of normal everyday life and protecting ourselves, lovedContinue reading “Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council”