Author: Cllr Stuart Parr

Let’s make June 23rd our independence day

Over the past few months I’ve walked miles, delivered thousands of leaflets to thousands of homes, stood out in the rain and the sunshine talking to passers by, handed out leaflets and discovered parts of Telford I didn’t even know

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Former councillor John Sadler has passed away

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of former councillor, John Sadler, last week. John was an independent councillor for many years and was mayor of Telford & Wrekin from 2005-06. In February 2013 John decided to

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Ironbridge Flooding

I went down to Ironbridge earlier to check out the flooding and the flood defences. Even though the flood defences are up and the shops and houses along the Wharfage are protected, there are still plenty of people down there

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Mark Pritchard shows food bank ignorance

Yesterday’s Shropshire Star carried a story about comments made by Wrekin MP, Mark Pritchard, on Twitter in which he said: Food banks serving a need – but how many folks can still find funds to pay for alcohol and cigarettes

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TSB Bank is coming to Telford

One of the Lloyds TSB branches in Telford Town Centre and the branches in Walker Street, Wellington and Albrighton High Street are being re-branded as TSB this week as part of an EU-mandated break up of the bank. When the

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EU referendum bill is an empty gesture

The Conservatives are publishing a draft bill today for an EU referendum in 2017. David Cameron was telling us only last week that he was unable to introduce legislation for a referrendum because it wasn’t in the coalition agreement (just

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Telford & Wrekin cancel St George’s Day

Anyone looking forward to this year’s St George’s Day celebrations in the Town Park is going to be disappointed – it’s been cancelled. According to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Arts & Culture Service Manager, the number of events the council

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Cutting the number of councillors isn’t enough

Leader of Telford Conservatives, Cllr Andrew Eade, has called for the number of councillors in the borough to be reduced from 54 to 44.  A spokesman for Telford Labour (presumably Cllr Shaun Davies) says that it would reduce representation and

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Road “repair” outside Bembridge Garages

I was contacted a few weeks ago by a resident who is currently posted away from home in the armed forces regarding the state of the road outside Bembridge Garages. This resident’s mother tripped in one of the potholes recently

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Putting taxpayers money to good use

The saga of the sale of Telford & Wrekin Council’s civic offices to Asda is a long one which I won’t go into here but things are moving along now and Telford & Wrekin are getting ready to move into

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