Next Wednesday, Claremont Planning Consultancy is to present their outline plans for 200 homes south of Rocks Green to Ludlow Town Council. The development is in Ludford parish. The town council has little to no influence over the development. Most future development is expected to be in Ludford, not Ludlow. We need to merge Ludford and Ludlow councils to ensure that the future of our town is planned coherently.
Here is what we know so far on the application, followed by my comments of getting planning better organised for Ludlow.
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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.
I am aware that several people who read this blog and my newsletter are running rather ancient computers. Many feel there is no need to upgrade, don’t have the cash to upgrade or don’t want the hassle of learning a new operating system. The ongoing cyberattack shows that this may be unwise, particularly if you are using Windows XP, and many people still are.
To the best of my recollection, this is my first article on computer viruses nearly 30 years (more on that below). Computers are better protected than then. But the threat is greater than ever.
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Thanks to everyone who voted for us. Viv Parry, Tracey Huffer, Richard Huffer and myself have been re-elected with large majorities. Thank you for voting for us. Thanks also to our tireless support team.
More details later…
Ludlow and the surrounding villages have an elderly population with a significant prevalence of dementia. Our countryside and heritage, and restaurants and pubs also attract a high proportion of older visitors. With age, regrettably, comes a higher prevalence of dementia.
On Tuesday, 7 March, we will be hosting a public meeting to look at working towards Ludlow becoming a dementia friendly community. The meeting will be at 5.30pm in the Women’s Centre off Church Street, by the Rose and Crown.
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