An update on the Mortimer Forest Cabins – is the tide turning against this project?

This is a brief update to collate a few diverse matters relating to this project. They concern the review by Defra, delays in submitting the planning application and doubts about whether the Forestry Commission is achieving value for money by its relationship with Forest Holidays.

The breaking news is that English Heritage has withdrawn from its promotion of Forest Holidays under pressure from a Ludlow resident.

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The Ludlow mural project in images

We did it. Five weeks from conception to completion. Just ten days on site. An eyesore is now a head turner. Below are images of the project in progress and completed.

Our thanks to Morris Property for funding the project. Also to Shropshire Council for providing youth workers for the Young Zone. A huge part of our community contributed to this project. Thank you all.

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It was the ugly, the bad and the good – yesterday’s Shropshire Council meeting

Councillors met in Shirehall yesterday for business that lasted more than three hours. There were good moments in this meeting but also the ugliest moment I have witnessed in my time as a councillor, or before. It was political, it was nasty and it was totally unnecessary.

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Response to Future Fit consultation from Ludlow’s unitary councillors

This is our response to the Future Fit consultation.

Submission from the Shropshire councillors for Ludlow and Clee. 11 September 2018.

The Future Fit proposals have been controversial from the outset. This is in part due to the top down process where that has too often followed idealistic models at the expense of the needs and desires of communities. It has also occurred because three different interlinked debates have been happening at the same time. These debates are about national, county and community resources.

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