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News from our partners: Another chance to find out more about Paul’s Moss development plans

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News from our partners The Wrekin Housing Trust

Whitchurch residents are being offered a second chance to have their say on proposed plans for a new housing and healthcare development in the town.

To give townspeople a further opportunity to meet the project team, an extra event will be held on Wednesday 17 October 2018, 6pm-8pm at the Civic Centre on High Street in Whitchurch.

This follows a successful public drop-in event held on Friday 5 October, where the local community had an opportunity to meet The Wrekin Housing Trust and NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group teams working on the project.

Jane Kind, project manager at The Wrekin Housing Trust, said:

“We wanted to give residents who perhaps couldn’t make the daytime event recently another opportunity to come and meet us and find out more about the plans.

“We had some really interesting conversations with residents last week and we hope to have more again this Wednesday evening.”

As part of wider regeneration plans for the town, the Paul’s Moss scheme will join two existing GP practices in a modern, purpose-built medical centre, offer combined housing and care services for the over 55 age group and provide a community space for activities and events.

The innovative project will revitalise the outdated area of Paul’s Moss, delivering high quality retirement living accommodation and state-of-the-art health facilities.

Following an investment boost from Shropshire Council, drawings are now nearing completion to put forward in a formal planning application.

Project leaders are keen to hear the views of locals before finalising the application.

The project is expected to take three years to complete and will be funded by Shropshire Council, The Wrekin Housing Trust, Homes England, NHS England, NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the One Public Estate programme.

Further information

The Wrekin Housing Trust

The Wrekin Housing Trust is one of the largest social housing providers/housing associations in the West Midlands with more than 12,000 homes for rent and low cost home ownership across Shropshire and Staffordshire. Established in 1999, our portfolio of homes is growing through new developments across Shropshire and Staffordshire and includes everything from apartments in well-established residential areas to town houses and family homes in both rural and town locations.

Our customers are served by a network of local and accessible shops and offices in convenient high street and neighbourhood locations throughout Telford, and in Shrewsbury, Wem, Newport and Stafford.

All of our homes benefit from a full repairs and maintenance service. Our award winning maintenance teams and our in-house gas team cover all areas and we work in partnership with a growing number of housing providers to provide maintenance services.

We work in partnership with our residents and service users, involving them in decisions about our operations, management and services and asking them for opinions and feedback. This enables us to continuously improve performance and make sure that the Trust keeps providing tenants and service users with a high quality service. 

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the planning and commissioning (buying) of health and care services from a range of providers for the people of Shropshire.

It is a clinically led organisation with 41 GP practices and it provides healthcare services for patients across the county registered with a local GP. The CCG buys a wide range of services and these include GP and primary care services through to hospital care as well as community services and mental health services.

The Head Office is based at William Farr House in Shrewsbury.

Find out more by visiting https://shropshireccg.nhs.uk/