Shropshire’s resilience lies in its communities so why won’t Shropshire Council support them? I proposed a community lottery in 2017 on behalf of the Lib Dem group. Council members votes to investigate the concept. But the proposal was kicked into touch by Shropshire Council’s deputy leader, Steve Charmley. There is everything in favour of a community lottery. More than 100 councils already operate a community lottery. Some councils see it as a way of replacing the money they have cut from local budgets. Other just want to help communities in any way they can. Sadly, Shropshire Council looks to Shirehall not to our communities. That must change.