Day: 15 April 2022

More A49 road works and overnight closures between Stokesay and Upper Affcot – May to June (updated)

There barely seems a moment when the A49 is not affected by roadworks. Keir, working for Highways England, will start the latest round on 25 April with the aim of completing the work by 17 June. Update: The commencement of these works has been delayed until 3 May. The aim is still to finish by 17 June. The work will include refurbishing existing traffic signals, which have reached the end of their serviceable life. The new lights will be LED lit to improve visibility, reducing the need for future maintenance and increasing energy efficiency. The road will also be resurfaced, including increasing the roads surface friction, and replacing the road markings and road studs. For a while there will be a temporary road surface in place. The completed work will provide a smoother surface and safer road, including clearer road markings. Repairs to the footpath and kerb will also take place following issues with localised flooding.

Statement from Powis Estates on the Medieval Fayre and Ludlow Castle

Following the announcement that the Medieval Fayre is no longer viable after the impact of the pandemic and Storm Arwen, the castle trustees have issued a statement.   “Powis Estates, who proudly own and maintain Ludlow Castle, are incredibly disappointed that the Medieval Fayre will not be returning to the Castle this year. However in light of Storm Arwen’s devastation, along with Covid-19, the decision is entirely understandable bearing in mind the huge financial losses and the risks involved in putting on future events. “The Castle is owned by Trustees. They remain committed to a five-year £1m rolling programme of maintenance and remedial work to the ruin, in light of its nationally important grade 1 listed status. All profits are reinvested into the ruin to ensure its long-term future.

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