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Lots on the agenda at The Five Perry Parishes LJC

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Local people from The Five Perry Parishes Local Joint Committee (LJC) area are encouraged to attend the second meeting of this financial year, to be held on Wednesday 9 November 2011 at West Felton Village Hall, starting at 7pm.

The committee has a budget of £19,264 to spend on community projects in the area covering the parishes of Whittington, West Felton, Hordley, Ruyton-XI-Towns and Baschurch.  As well as this, the LJC offers an opportunity for people to raise issues that matter to them and their area.

Following previous meetings where Internet access and rural broadband have been raised, the committee will receive a presentation from Alison Brock, ICT client support manager at Shropshire Council, and Regional Partnership Director of British Telecoms, Ian Binks.  Alongside this there will be a presentation from the council’s sports development team on opportunities and support available for sports clubs in the area.

Shropshire Councillor Steve Charmley, chairman of The Five Perry Parishes LJC, said:

“These meetings provide a chance for people to tell councillors their views on local issues and services, and to allow us to use our budget to benefit the local community.  Rural broadband and Internet access has been raised at previous meetings and we feel it’s an important issue.  This is a great opportunity for local people to feed their comments to one of our officers, who is directly involved in a bid to improve broadband in Shropshire.”

All local people from the area are welcome to attend.

The next meeting for The Five Perry Parishes LJC area following this meeting is Wednesday 21 March 2012 at St John the Baptist Primary School, Ruyton-XI-Towns.  (Applications must be received by 10 February 2012 for this round).

The meetings are overseen by a panel of councillors from local town and parish councils and Shropshire Council.

For more information about the committee meetings, or advice about how you can apply for funding for the next round please contact Corrie Davies, Shropshire Council’s community action officer, on 01691 677306.

You can also visit shropshire.gov.uk/communityworking.nsf