Shropshire Council’s planning officers approved an extension to Ludlow’s Portcullis surgery today. That’s excellent news. The approval has gone through in near record time. That’s particularly good because the project is dependent on funding from NHS England and the work must be completed by the end of the financial year. This will be a great […]

I like to boast that my fortnightly newsletter and blog gives a lot of information about policies and actions that affect Ludlow, especially my patch, Ludlow North. I try also to give a bit of background information. In last night’s newsletter, I provided a bit of background information that has tickled people pink. Thanks to […]

For the last few years, we have had a fabulous display of fireworks on Gallows Bank. It’s a great community event, funded by local organisations and donors. It only happens because a lot of people volunteer their time. This year, the display kicks off at 7 pm. I suggest you arrive early to get a […]

Ahead of the national youth parliament in the House of Commons on 14 November, Shropshire MYP Laura Sheldon writes a guest post on the issues of most concern to young people in Ludlow and Shropshire. After being elected as a Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) in February 2013, it has become very clear to me […]

That’s it. The Ludlow Arts Festival has gone – for 2015 at least. As the Ludlow Advertiser and Shropshire Star report, it is not commercially viable. Chris Davis, the festival organiser tells the newspapers that Ludlow Castle and Ludlow Arts Festival Ltd have decided that: “The scale of events they wish to stage are not […]

It was a private meeting so I can’t name the Tory councillor that asked: “Surely there are no poor people in Ludlow?” I suspect that she had never been beyond Mill Street (I should make it clear I am not referring to former councillor Rosanna Taylor-Smith in this comment, but a councillor elsewhere in the […]

I was at a meeting in Shirehall a couple months ago when a Conservative councillor asked: “Surely there are no poor people in Ludlow?” More recently a local councillor told a meeting that more than half of the residents in Ludlow are aged 65 or over. Neither of these statements is anywhere near the truth. […]


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