Shropshire Council to establish task forces to minimise economic and social impacts of coronavirus

Shropshire Council is to establish two multi-agency task forces to help address and minimise the economic and social impacts of coronavirus on the county.

Shropshire Council to establish task forces to minimise economic and social impacts of coronavirus

Shropshire Council is to establish two multi-agency task forces to help address and minimise the economic and social impacts of coronavirus on the county.
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The entrance to Raven Meadows Car Park in Shrewsbury. Photo: Google

Parking charges to be reintroduced in some Shropshire Council car parks

Parking charges are set to be reintroduced in some Shropshire Council town centre car parks from Monday 1 June, as more people return to work, and shops prepare to reopen.

Dunne welcomes £432k to create new era for cycling and walking in Shropshire

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Kevin Lockwood, Shrewsbury shopping centres manager

Plans underway to reopen Shrewsbury’s three main shopping centres

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The opening ceremony of a previous Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival

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Marches LEP chair Mandy Thorn

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Art competition calls for creative doorstep views

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Virtual pub quizzes raise money for Ludlow Food Bank

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Virtual Curtain Up at The Holroyd Community Theatre

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