I will be honest. I was really nervous when Tasty plc announced it had taken over Ludlow’s signature café, De Grey’s to convert it to a Wildwood Kitchen. There was good news when Tasty said it would keep the De Grey’s name and the traditional tearoom and bakery. Tasty also it would keep the De […]

A guest post from Shropshire Councillor Tracey Huffer. Future Fit is a utopian ideal. With the financial cuts we are making, I can’t see that it is viable. The plan seems to be that when A&E and other parts of the service can’t cope, patients will be dealt with by GPs and nurses. But we […]

Future Fit is the name for the exercise which is reshaping health services across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, to make them fit for the modern age and cope with rising demand and over-stretched budgets. The proposals will also affect mid-Wales and are controversial. The NHS is holding a series of consultation workshops. The full […]

Monday (18 August 2014) is the 18-month anniversary of Ludlow’s town walls falling down. They date to the mid-13th century. They have suffered a lot of abuse over the years, but Ludlow still has some of the most complete town walls in England. It is 18 months after a section of the Ludlow’s town walls […]

Many thanks to Councillor Viv Parry for organising a public meeting this afternoon on plans for up to 150 houses off Foldgate Lane. More than 60 people attended, mostly neighbours and near neighbours of the proposed development. The meeting was called to allow residents to air views and explain how the planning process works from […]

Lack of investment in planning staff means that Shropshire Council will not be able to resist developers’ demand to build on the green field of Shropshire, despite claims to have a five year land supply.  Today Shropshire Council published its five year land supply statement. It is technical, but it’s important. The county must identify […]

Unemployment in the Ludlow constituency is up by ten people, probably due to students who have completed their college and university courses signing on while they seek jobs. The real level of unemployment is higher than official statistics show – perhaps around 3%, 1,100 people. This is still a relatively good result but there is […]


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