Revised arrangements for Ludlow10 run on 8 July will ensure its success (updated)

Over the last week, we have worked hard with the organisers of the Ludlow 10km run to ensure that this race runs with the minimum disruption to residents and other events. We have agreed the race will start slightly later, allowing some town centre road closures to be delayed. The roads will reopen as soon as the last runners have passed on their second lap All roads are expected to be open within two hours of the start.

It is likely to be more difficult to find a parking space after 6pm on 8 July. So please come to town a little earlier than usual and use the Station Drive car park behind the Library. And do come along to enjoy what promises to be a great event.

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Ludlow’s transport forum, In and Out of Ludlow, is to resume Thursday

We have had an unexpectedly long political season. That’s got in the way of routine but important transport matters in and around Ludlow. In and Out of Ludlow (IOL) will resume on Thursday evening – The Writing Room, Feathers Hotel, 5pm, 22 June.

Top of the agenda will be election of a chair and vice-chair. We also need to discuss how these meetings are run, including giving adequate notice and ensuring that issues are followed through from meeting to meeting.

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Please join us at Ludlow Peace Memorial, 11am Monday for the national minute’s silence

Ludlow Town Council has issued this statement:

The Buttercross flag was set at half-mast on Friday and will remain at half-mast until Tuesday as a mark of respect for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Tragedy.

Our hearts are with the survivors, those who witnessed the tragedy and the emergency services, who risked their own safety to try to save others.

There will be a national minute’s silence at 11am on Monday 19 June. Please join us at the Peace Memorial by Ludlow Market at 11am. The silence will be led by a vicar from St Laurence’s Church.

Shropshire Council’s next meeting has a zero agenda – it’s a waste of money and should be cancelled

I have higher hopes for the new Tory administration under Peter Nutting than his predecessors, Malcolm Pate and Keith Barrow. But he is starting on the wrong foot by ordering a special council meeting with nothing of importance on the agenda.

Seventy-four councillors and dozens of officers will be involved in a meeting next Thursday in Shirehall. What will this meeting achieve? Pretty much nothing.

I don’t know how much a full council meeting costs but this meeting is not worth a brass farthing. The agenda is so thin it wouldn’t make a decent slice of toast.

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