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Proud to celebrate 10 years of Shropshire Council

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Today (Monday 1 April 2019), Shropshire Council is celebrating 10 years since becoming a unitary council in April 2009.

Peter Nutting, Shropshire Council’s Leader, said:

“After a few difficult years, Shropshire Council is now settling down to be a well-respected and forward-looking council. The council has excellent social care teams and is becoming much more commercially-orientated.”

Clive Wright, Shropshire Council’s chief executive, said:

“Shropshire Council delivers a massive range of services to meet the needs of our communities. It’s been a tough 10 years in local government. We have saved around £200 million, whilst delivering some amazing projects such as Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, the Battlefield Energy Recovery Facility, growth in housing, the successful Theatre Severn, University Centre Shrewsbury, and Flaxmill regeneration.

“We have ambitious plans for the future with our exciting new housing company and completing Shrewsbury North West Relief Road.”

Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

To mark the occasion, the council has created a short video highlighting its successes and the services it provides to residents.