21/06/2013 - Permalink

Future working of Shropshire Council on the Loton and Tern LJC agenda

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The future working practices of Shropshire Council will be under discussion at Loton and Tern Local Joint Committee (LJC)‘s next meeting at Fitz Village Hall on Thursday 4 July 2013 starting at 7pm. 

Tim Smith, Shropshire Council’s area commissioner, will be attending the meeting and talking about the future plans of Shropshire Council for delivering services in the area.  The presentation will include details of the challenges the council faces in the coming years as a result of changes to its funding, as well as exploring ideas of how town and parish councils can help the council deliver better, more locally-focused services in the future. 

Tim Smith will also be talking about future development in south west Shrewsbury, and how local people can get involved in the consultations over new developments in the area. 

John Everall, Shropshire Councillor for Tern and Chairman of the LJC, said:

“Following the recent council elections we are developing Shropshire Council plans for the next four years, and there is no doubt there are challenges ahead for us.  The presentation from Tim Smith will help us understand these challenges in more detail, and also put forward some new ideas on how we can work more closely with our communities and parish councils to deliver more innovative and effective working practices in Shropshire.

“We are also starting to consult on future major development planned for the west of Shrewsbury, and members of the public can come to the meeting to hear more details of these plans and find out how they can have their say. We’d like to thank Fitz Village Hall for hosting the meeting.”  

The meeting will also review the funding applications that the LJC has received since their last meeting, which includes an application from Alberbury Village Hall for a new kitchen; an application for support for an outdoor play area at Bomere Heath Pre School; and a project in Westbury to encourage more people to use the Internet and computers.

The public will be warmly welcomed to the meeting and encouraged to join in the discussions.

For more details about the meeting agenda please contact Mathew Mead, community action officer for the area, on 01743 252534, mathew.mead@shropshire.gov.uk.