WILL YOU BE WARM THIS WINTER?
Marches Energy Agency is a local charity offering help and advice for improving the energy efficiency of your home to keep it warmer and reduce energy bills. They can advise on government grants available to help pay for insulation and repair or replacement of old boilers. With winter just around the corner and the recent energy price rises, don't delay in contacting them for no obligation advice.
Call 0800 1123 743 or email email@example.com
The Latest edition of our Parish Newsletter has been compiled. Recently councillors have been finding it increasingly difficult to deliver your edition of the Newsletter to your door, especially with vacancies in the Condover Ward. To be sure to receive it electronically, please send an email to the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org from the address you wish it to be sent to stating that you would like an electronic copy of the newsletter. Paper copies will also be made available in Condover & Dorrington Post Offices. Alternatively you can simply download the .PDF version of it from this website: Condover Parish Council Newsletter Winter 2013 (2077.75KB)
Also available online for anyone in the Parish, although it will be more appealing to residents of Ryton, is the Autumn 2013 Ryton Village Newsletter: Ryton Village Newsletter No.63 (1636.66KB)
FUN AT RYTON VILLAGE HALL THIS SEASON
Sunday 8th December 2.20 to 4.30 Family Fun - Stalls, games, Tea & Cakes
Monday 30th December 3.00pm Tea and cakes then Film for the family - "The Incredible Journey" (U) - film starts at 4.00pm - only 80 minutes long!
Saturday 1st February - Burns Night Celebration with dancing to The Melomanics
Sunday 23rd February - "Little Ryton Bake-Off" - details to follow in January but sections for everybody!
DORRINGTON VILLAGE HALL COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNINGS
Dorington Village Hall will be hosting a Community Coffee morning on Friday 20th December 2013 from 9am - 11am where anyone is welcome to come along for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with friends. This coffee morning is the last of the year so please come along and join in!
The West Mercia Autumn 2013 report on keeping yourself, your neighbours, your posessions and the parish as a whole a safer place to live can be found here:
Police Newsletter Autumn 2013 (100.49KB)
Also of interest to people in the parish who want to protect their proerty further, is the South Shropshire Crime Reductions Campaign document, attached below.
It contains a list of devices you can purchase to protect your home and details here you can purchase them from.
Crime Reduction Campaign in South Shropshire (317.46KB)__________________________________________________________________
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - CONDOVER PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council introduced a grant application process for all community groups within the parish last year. In the past grants have been awarded on an adhoc basis and the Council wished to formalise and improve this process making the allocation of available funding fair and transparent.
The Council will be considering applications made using a standard grant application form, at their December and January meetings. If you are a local community group seeking financial assistance please download and complete the grant application forms which can be found on the Council's website here or alternatively request one from the Clerk. An upper limit of £100 is applicable for each small grant application; whilst larger grants may be applied for using the slightly more complex grant application form.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL LOCAL JOINT COMMITTEE
Community funding is available from the Burnell & Severn Valley LJC. The final round of applications for the year will be discussed at the 10th March LJC meeting.
Grant applications can be made by voluntary organisations and community groups for projects that will benefit the community in which you live. Anything from sports, arts, reducing ASB, gardening clubs, community buildings/landmarks, health and wellbeing, ICT and youth provision can be applied for - as long as it would benefit your local community.
For further advice and the application forms please contact David Fairclough your Shropshire Council
Community Action Team Officer on Tel. 01743 252483
Mob: 07582004015 Email: email@example.com
Condover Parish Council Chairman - Tony Tudor's Annual report:
Chairman's Annual Report 2012-2013 (101.68KB)
You can report incidents of dog fouling by completing the Shropshire Council Online Report Form or by contacting Shropshire Council Customer Service Centre on 0345 678 9006
Dog owners are required by law to clean up after their dog; failure to do so can result in a fixed penalty notice being issued or possible prosecution.
Dog waste should be disposed of in the appropriate manner, either by utilising the Shropshire Council dog or litter bins or by taking it home and disposing of it in your general refuse bin.
The Shropshire Council online form can be found here
2013-2014 TREE SCHEME NOW OPEN
This year, in response to feedback received from previous participants, we are running the Tree Scheme on a first come - first served basis. This means that applicants who meet the criteria should be awarded all or most of the trees and hedging transplants they request, subject to the maximum allowable limit of 100 trees and 60 hedging transplants per application. A very tight budget this year has restricted the number of species available and may yet require further amendments to the types and number of trees we can supply. Once the total number of available trees has been reached we will close the scheme.
This system is much simpler for us to organise but it does mean that you will need to get your application in good and early to stand the best chance of success.
Once again, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Maelor Forest Nurseries, we can offer people the opportunity to purchase additional trees over and above the free ones, at favourable wholesale prices (plus a small administration and handling charge).
Full details of the Community Tree Scheme and the 'top-up' option along with the application forms can all be found through the Shropshire Council website: http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/environment/trees-and-woodlands/shropshire-council-community-tree-scheme-2013-2014/
Feel free to contact the Tree Team for more information and advice; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01743 252564.
The newest version of the action plan for the Parish Plan is now available on the website:Action Plan Update April 2013 (434.15KB)
The 2012 and past versions of the action plan are available on the website on the Parish Plan page if residents wanted to view them.
PUBLIC MEETING AT RYTON VILLAGE HALL (JANUARY 2013)
Results of the questionnaires completed at the above meeting were presented at the Parish Council's full council meeting on 5th February. Following this meeting, the results are available for on this website through the following link: Ryton Questionnaire Results Jan 2013 (433.54KB)
SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL'S SAMDEV CONSULTATION
The Parish Council wish to make to make the following responses to the consultation:
Dorington - The Parish Council proposes amendment to pages 30 and 32 to reflect their ammended village design statement and village development boundary. These have arisen as a result of the public consultation event held on 9th June 2012.
Condover - The Parish Council (PC) support Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012) as is and (are pleased to see that phasing of development is well covered on pages 28, 31 & 32).
Ryton - The Parish Council support the Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012) as is which identifies Ryton as countryside.
Stapleton - The Parish Council support Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012) as is.
SAMDev Minerals Allocation - Preferred Site Salop Sand & Gravel.
Whilst the Parish Council (PC) is not against expansion of the quarry, it does not support the scale of the quarry development included in Shropshire Council's SAMDev Draft (Feb 2012).
The PC objects to the quarry development North of the blue line (AA) being included (see plan Appendix A):-
1) The extraction is too close to the Village of Condover.
2) The extraction is too close to the Cound Brook.
3) The inclusion of this section as a "preferred option" may lead to planners "tending in favour" if a full planning application is received along these lines.
The PC object to the quarry development South of the blue line (BB) being included (see plan Appendix A):-
1) The extraction is too close to the Village of Ryton.
2) The inclusion of this section as a "preferred option" may lead to planners "tending in favour" if a full planning application is received along these lines.
The PC will not support the proposed new quarry access to the A49 without first seeing a full and comprehensive traffic study carried out, therefore does not support its inclusion as a "preferred option" as planners may "tend in favour" if a full planning application is received along these lines. Note that the PC are specifically concerned that this new quarry access to the A49 may lead to Grange Lane, Condover becoming a "rat run" for traffic into/through the village.
Once the quarrying is finished, the PC expect the subsequent landscaping to include new public footpaths and a new bridal way providing local residents with full public rights of way across the quarry site (note the PC are not looking for any form of closed nature reserve or "permissive" access). After all of the years of traffic related to mineral extraction that the village's have/will have gone through the PC consider it entirely reasonable that the residents get this full access.
As with new housing development, the PC trust that the PC will receive a levy in relation to new mineral extraction. Please advise what will be the value of this levy per tonne.
Appendix A can be found and downloaded here.
ISSUES WITH ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE PARISH
As Clerk I have witnessed that the Parish Council is frequently approached about matters over which they have no jurisdiction or powers. Shropshire's Safer Stronger Communities Partnership believes that all residents and tenants have the right to live peacefully within their home and communities and is committed to tackling anti-social behaviour.
Anti-social behaviour can take many forms, including playing loud music in the early hours of the morning, graffiti and vandalism, offensive and threatening behaviour, harassment and intimidation, fly-tipping and fly-posting.
The Partnership is reminding residents that there is now a single reporting number for people to report incidents of anti-social behaviour. If you have experienced or witnessed anti-social behaviour, you shouldn't suffer in silence, please tell them about it by calling: 0345 678 9020
HOW TO REPORT A POTHOLE, FAULTY STREETLIGHT OR TRAFFIC LIGHT, DAMAGED BRIDGE, OR DAMAGED ROAD SIGN
With over 5,000 kilometres of roads, cycleways, footpaths and verges in Shropshire, it is not possible for the council to inspect all of the network all of the time. You can help us by reporting any maintenance problems you see. It is important to provide accurate details of the problem, including; what the problem is, where it is located, when you noticed the problem and your name and contact details. You can report a problem by following this link to the Shropshire Council Website
Dorrington C of E (Aided) Primary School have a new Website. Check it out and browse the 'gallery' and 'Kid's work' sections on the page and read our newsletters.
SAM Dev Information
For further information on the new Shropshire Council planning policies please take a look at their website and using their search facilities and look at the Local Development Framework ( LDF ) ; Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and SAMDev information.
Please go to this website for details of the Shropshire Council's Preferred Options Site Allocations Managemnet Development Consultation relating to your Parish & Shrewsbury
Find out more about the Condover Community Website, it won't work without your participation, just click on the link below: