28/03/2017 - Permalink

Monkmoor, Shrewsbury underpass improvements success

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Improvements to the Crowmere Road underpass in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury have been hailed as a success, following a recent visit by Team Shrewsbury.

Officers from Shropshire Council’s streetscene, public protection and community enablement teams, along with members of West Mercia Police’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team and local councillors, all members of Team Shrewsbury, visited the underpass on Friday 17 March 2017 to find it very clean, with only a few minor issues that will be picked up by the council’s ongoing routine maintenance programme.

These include:

  • The cutting back of vegetation.
  • Continued Safer Neighbourhood Team patrols.
  • Removing litter.
  • Replacing dog fouling signs and stickers.
  • Removing graffiti.

A clean-up and repaint of the underpass was carried out last year (October) by students from Shrewsbury College, supported by the council, and the lighting illuminating the underpass improved. It was part of an action plan for improvement, drawn up following a number of complaints from local residents about anti-social behaviour in the area.

Tim Sneddon, Shropshire Council’s operations manager, said:

 “It’s great to see that the improvements have made a big difference, increasing safety and reducing anti-social behaviour in the area.

“Our site visit highlighted just a few ongoing improvements, plus continued patrols which we’ll focus on over the next few weeks and months.”

Further information

Team Shrewsbury is a partnership of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council, West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, Shrewsbury BID, Shrewsbury shopping centres, Shrewsbury Street Pastors, University Centre Shrewsbury, British Transport Police and the Safer Shrewsbury partnership.

Team Shrewsbury is about equipping and empowering local people to identify and solve local problems, ultimately making Shrewsbury a better place to live, work and play.