Improvements to new on-demand bus service announced in Shropshire

Improvements to Shropshire Council’s new on-demand bus service come into effect this month, in response to feedback from passengers. Shropshire Connect On-Demand was launched in December 2023, initially in two zones, and with plans in place to expand the service on a zone-by-zone basis. It has replaced the 544 (Shrewsbury to Lyth Hill) and 546 (Shrewsbury […]

Shropshire Council shortlisted for national award for road maintenance work

Shropshire Council has been shortlisted for a national award for the impact of its new approach to maintaining and improving the county’s roads. The council is one of the finalists for the ‘Innovation’ award at the LGC (Local Government Chronicle) Awards 2024, with the winner set to be announced in June. By 2020 the council’s […]

Shropshire Council’s surface dressing programme improves 80 miles of road

More than 50 stretches of road across Shropshire have been treated this year as part of Shropshire Council’s annual surface dressing programme. This year’s surface dressing programme began on 27 April, and ended on 1 August, with 55 roads treated. In total, 80 miles of road have been dressed – the distance from Church Stretton […]

Staffordshire Council takes delivery of pioneering Pothole Pro machine

Highways teams at Staffordshire County Council will soon be taking delivery of the latest addition to their fight against defects—the JCB Pothole Pro. Fresh off the production line at the JCB Heavy Products factory in Uttoxeter, the Pothole Pro is set to be brought into commission by the county council’s highways teams. Crews will also […]

Shropshire Council first to award groundbreaking new highways contract

Shropshire Council has awarded a ‘groundbreaking’ highways contract to two firms – becoming the first council in the country to use a new procurement system that encourages innovation in highways maintenance. The contract – awarded to Highway Workforce Ltd and Multevo – is to carry out repairs to road surfaces, cycleways, footpaths and public rights […]

School Streets pilot to go ahead as Shropshire Council granted enforcement powers

An 18-month School Streets pilot at six Shropshire schools is set to begin in February next year, after the Government’s minister for roads and local transport signed the Order that will enable enforcement of the scheme. The Order gives Shropshire Council the power to enforce a range of ‘moving traffic’ offences from 22 July 2023 […]

New partnership with WSP set to deliver range of benefits for Shropshire

A new partnership between Shropshire Council and WSP will help improve the county’s roads, attract inward investment to Shropshire, keep money in the county, help meet the council’s net zero and climate change targets, and deliver social value benefits to residents and businesses across Shropshire. Following a competitive procurement process, WSP have been awarded the […]

Residents to be asked for views on Shropshire Council’s highways and transport services

Shropshire residents are to be asked for their views on Shropshire Council’s highways and transport services – from the condition of roads and footpaths to the quality of cycling facilities – in this year’s annual National Highways and Transport (NHT) Public Satisfaction survey. A questionnaire will be sent to a minimum random sample of at […]

New on-demand bus service to begin in Shropshire in September

A new pilot on-demand bus service is to begin operating in an area to the southwest of Shrewsbury this autumn – with plans in place to roll the service out across the county as part of Shropshire Council’s commitment to reinvigorate public transport in Shropshire. Operated by Shropshire Council, the Connect On-Demand service will replace the under […]

Consultation starts into Shropshire’s new cycling and walking plan

Shropshire Council has started consultation on a proposed network of new and upgraded walking and cycling routes across Shropshire – including new cycle lanes, footpaths, crossings and bridges. A six-week consultation into Shropshire’s draft Cycling and Walking Plan runs until 16 June. The cycling and walking plan (also referred to as the LCWIP*) sets out a 10-year […]


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