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Five Perry Parishes LJC promises a packed agenda

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Local people in the Five Perry Parishes LJC area are encouraged to attend the first funding meeting for this financial year, to be held on Tuesday 9 July 2013 at The Corbet School, Baschurch, starting at 7pm.

The committee has a devolved budget of around £19,000 to spend on community projects within the area covering the parishes of Whittington, West Felton, Hordley, Ruyton-XI- Towns and Baschurch.  The committee looks forward to agreeing recommendations on application bids from the first round of the year.

As well as having a dedicated budget to spend on local community projects, the LJC offers an opportunity for people to raise issues that matter to them and their area.

The forthcoming meeting will receive a presentation from Stephen Roberts, Shropshire County PCT, on the Health Champions Initiative and NHS health check campaign.  Tim Smith, Shropshire Council’s north area commissioner, will be there to share forthcoming changes, including his role, as things progress.  A Shropshire Fire and Service representative will be in attendance with an update on the station in Baschurch. 

Alongside this, there will be opportunity to speak to your local policing officer regarding any safety- or crime-related issues you would like to raise.  The LJC will also receive an update on the work of Kinnerley Neighbourhood Plan Group, sharing best practice with local communities undertaking a Parish Plan or looking to carry out a Parish Plan refresh.

If you would like to apply for funding from the Five Perry Parishes LJC, the next scheduled deadline date for applications to be received is 4 October 2013.  All applications received in the next round will be taken to the meeting scheduled for 6 November 2013 at West Felton Village Hall.  Groups within the LJC area are invited to apply.

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

Shropshire Councillor Steve Charmley, Vice Chair 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.  We will be receiving an introduction to Tim Smith on his role within Shropshire Council.  Shropshire Fire and Rescue and a local police officer from West Mercia Police will be in attendance to take any questions you have around safety in your area, which provides an opportunity for you to share any concerns you have directly with them . 

“The agenda promises to be jam-packed with the items mentioned, and we hope this will be an enjoyable informal meeting for local people.  The meetings provide an important forum for us to hear people’s views and listen to any concerns that residents may have.  We hope that the local community will continue to attend and exchange views with councillors on priorities that are most important to them.”

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.