We had the money for the Buttercross museum project, and then we didn’t. Then we had it again, but now we haven’t. It’s madness and it’s bad for Ludlow. Shropshire Council has once again changed the rules for funding Ludlow’s Buttercross museum project. It first said that the current grant had to be spent by […]

The plan is for a pavement café area tucked into the dogleg between Corve Street and the Bull Ring. As you approach the front door of the Compasses, the café area will be in front of the window to the left, out of the way of pedestrians. The seating and tables are to be used […]

An application for planning permission reveals the future for De Grey’s tea rooms. Many would have hoped that the building would have been resurrected as a traditional café and tea rooms. Some feared it would become a Wetherspoon pub, though many others have told me they would welcome a cheap beer and food outlet in […]

Today (21 March), Shropshire Council announced that it will not after all be insisting that Ludlow spends its £120,000 grant for the new museum at the Buttercross by 31 March (see backstory). This means that the threat to the project, and the knock-on impacts on the Assembly Rooms redevelopment, have been removed. This morning, Mark […]

Shropshire Council has set out its final plans for development areas across the county, a project known as SAMDev. It is asking for comments on the soundness of the plans by 28 April. I am not happy with these proposals and neither are people I’ve spoken to in Ludlow. We are going to end up […]

As a newly elected Shropshire Councillor, I’m wondering when I will be able to attend my first council meeting as Councillor for Ludlow North. Council Speaker, Councillor David Lloyd, has cancelled the council meeting planned for 10 April 2014. He says there is no need to call councillors to Shirehall, as the only item on […]

Shropshire Council is turning its back on an agreement to help fund the move of our town museum to the historic Buttercross and create a heritage interpretation centre. In doing so, the council is not only threatening to halt the new museum project, it is damaging ambitions for the Assembly Rooms. The museum move is […]


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