Councillors asked to approve Shropshire cycling and walking plan

Shropshire Council’s Cabinet will next week (13 March 2024) be asked to approve a plan that sets out proposed new and improved cycling and walking routes in seven of the county’s market towns. The Shropshire Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (or LCWIP) sets out an ambitious ten-year plan of infrastructure measures to improve conditions for walking, […]

New on-demand bus service ready to hit the road

A new on-demand bus service is set to begin operating in late October, initially in two zones, and with plans in place to roll the service out across the county – on a zone-by-zone basis. Operated by Shropshire Council, Shropshire Connect On-Demand will replace the 544 (Shrewsbury to Lyth Hill) and 546 (Shrewsbury to Pulverbatch) […]

Yellow zig-zag lines outside schools to be reviewed and enforced in Shropshire

Shropshire Council is to carry out a review of the yellow zig-zag lines found outside schools across the county, to ensure that they comply with the law and that parking on the zig-zags can be enforced. It follows a large number of complaints about irresponsible parking around school sites, and about parents parking on and […]

Shropshire Council hopes closure of two depots will help service delivery

Shropshire Council has announced plans to close two of its five highways depots, as part of plans to further improve the council’s highways maintenance service. Under the proposals, the depots at Bridgnorth and Hodnet would close, with operations continuing at the three main depots in Whittington, Shrewsbury and Craven Arms. No jobs would be lost, […]

Kier and Shropshire CC appoint Multevo to form new partnership

Kier and Shropshire Council have appointed highway maintenance specialist Multevo to form part of the Shropshire Highways Alliance to improve service delivery across the network following a series of successful trials. The trio’s partnership is the result of a strategic initiative undertaken between Shropshire Council and their term-maintenance contractor Kier. A series of trials were […]

Up to £120m set to be invested in improving Shropshire roads

An extra £8m will be invested in improving Shropshire’s roads this year – with up to £120m added to Shropshire Council’s highways budget in the next four years – if councillors approve a report due at full council next week. The report acknowledges that in recent years the highways network in Shropshire and nationally has […]

First phase of major highways work in Shrewsbury town centre nears completion

Major work to improve pavements, crossing points, road signs, street furniture and road surfaces in Shrewsbury town centre, has nearly been completed. The next phase will see any remaining areas of paving completed along with the installation of benches and seats, planters, bins and cycle racks. Any road markings that are outstanding will also be […]

Shropshire to invest over £9 million in potholes and defects

Shropshire Council is to spend more than £9 million tackling potholes and defects on the county’s roads over the next 12 months. In total, £9.15 million has been awarded through the Government’s Pothole Fund, enough to repair around 20,000 potholes – the number reported to the council each year. This week the council and its […]


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