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					                                                             Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                    Date of    Issues      Response         Category       Status           Action/Response
                                       Meeting    Raised From From

If a property is derelect can you         7/2/2009 Not recorded Dave           Building       Concluded        There may be powers available under building
find a way of bringing the owners to                            Wallace,       Control                         control, environment health and the Housing
task?                                                           Shropshire                                     Act. Much would depend on the particular
                                                                Council                                        property and its condition as to which powers, if
                                                                                                               any, the Council could seek to apply should it
                                                                                                               see fit. It can be a planning issue, a building
                                                                                                               control matter, a public protection concern or a
                                                                                                               a housing renewal case. Should you wish the
                                                                                                               Council to explore this further, then you would
                                                                                                               need to provide some further information on the
                                                                                                               property and the nature of the problem - its
                                                                                                               address, who the owner is, is it occupied, is it
                                                                                                               in a poor structural condition or just in need of
                                                                                                               repair and redecoration, are there related
                                                                                                               issues for immediate neighbours etc.


Can we look into the provision of a       7/2/2009 Janet Smith   Nigel Ford,   Burial Ground To be monitored We are happy to look at our land holding in the
burial ground for this part of North                             Head of                                     area but in order to do this we would need to
Shropshire. Beyond what the                                      Estates,                                    know space required and any location or
Town Council can provide, how                                    Shropshire                                  requirements. This information can be
can we move this forward?                                        Council                                     provided to the Town Council and if they wish
                                                                                                             to pursue it we can provide further support if
                                                                                                             needed.
                                                           Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                  Date of     Issues      Response        Category       Status            Action/Response
                                     Meeting     Raised From From

Can the bus service be re-instated      7/2/2009 David Burton, John Hayes, Bus Service      To be monitored The Calverhall to Ightfield bus service was
from Calverhall to Market Drayton                Chair of      Passenger                                    altered in November 2008 to be provided by
on Market Day.                                   Market        Transport                                    ShropshireLink. This is a demand responsive
                                                 Drayton                                                    local bus service available to all people living in
                                                 village hall                                               rural areas to access local services and
                                                                                                            amenities. The aim of the service is provide all
                                                                                                            residents with a service on a minimum of two
                                                                                                            days each week.

                                                                                                              Residents of Calverhall and Ightfield have
                                                                                                              access to a ShropshireLink service on four
                                                                                                              days each week, Wednesday and Saturday to
                                                                                                              travel to Whitchurch and also on a Tuesday
                                                                                                              and Friday to travel to Market Drayton. Further
                                                                                                              information on these services is available by
                                                                                                              calling 0345 6789068.

                                                                                                              Consideration can be given to a fixed route
                                                                                                              service in this area but only within the existing
                                                                                                              resources and with no budget implications.
                                                                                                              Initial discussions have been undertaken with
                                                                                                              Arriva and this will be added to the current work
                                                                                                              program for consideration in the Autumn.




The car park charges have been          7/2/2009 Nigel        Doug           Car Park       Concluded         This was an error in printing which referred to
changed at Frogmore Road to 8 - 8                             Hosking        Notice                           charges made in Shrewsbury. The signs have
pm including Sundays. No-one has                              Parking and                                     now been amended.
been consulted on this or made                                Transport
aware.                                                        Officer
                                                            Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                   Date of     Issues      Response        Category       Status            Action/Response
                                      Meeting     Raised From From

There are very few shops left. The       7/2/2009 Marie Wright Martin         Car parking    Update to be
parking situation is destroying the                            Withington                    provided
town. I agree with ShopLocal but
there are no shops left. Small
businesses are closing down.

There are not enough spaces to           7/2/2009 Unknown      Laura          Car parking    To be monitored Laura Rowley advised that Shropshire Council
park in Market Drayton and people                              Rowley         in Market                      have now bought the land next door to the car
are using Wilkinsons car park.                                 Director of    Drayton                        park which will aleviate the problem in the
                                                               Resources                                     future.
                                                               Shropshire
                                                               Council
With regard to Community                 7/2/2009 Not recorded Inspector      Community      Update to be      Chased by email 4.8.09/ Chased by email
Speedwatch, Whitchurch are now                                 Amrik Klair.   Speedwatch     provided          11.8.09
up and running. We would like to
see Market Drayton moving
forward with this scheme.

Marie Wright commented that there        7/2/2008 Marie Wright Di Beasley     Doctors - out To be monitored Di Beasley will take this back to Simon Kenton,
are no out of hours doctors in this               Sue Beeston                 of hours                      the Director of Joint Commissioning.
area. Chris Evans of the Hospital
Trust is aware. Is there something
that can be done. Sue Beeston
advised that people can use Shrop
Doc and that it is important not to
use A&E for more routine matters.

What is the strategy with regard to      7/2/2009 Not recorded Dave           Garden         To be monitored This is a great concern to people and there
"garden grabbing"?                                             Wallace,       Grabbing                       needs to be a balance to get efficient use of the
                                                               Shropshire                                    land but be respectful to its character and
                                                               Council                                       ensuring that not every piece of land is built on.
                                                                                                             The site allocation process would deal with this.
                                                             Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                    Date of       Issues      Response      Category       Status           Action/Response
                                       Meeting       Raised From From

Carol Chapman welcomed the                7/2/2009              Di Beasley     History Group For information   Di Beasley will feed this back to George
local history group and advised that                                                                           Candler.
the Civic Society would be happy to
be a base for such a group.

Why is gas needed for the indoor          7/2/2009 Not recorded Andy Jones     Indoor Market Concluded         The question has been raised with our
market when it is so near to the                                Project and                                    architects. They have clarified that the current
flats?                                                          Programme                                      supply (to the flats),does not provide the
                                                                Manager                                        sufficient capacity to cater for the planned
                                                                Shropshire                                     requirements for the re-development works
                                                                Council                                        scheduled for this scheme. Hence the need to
                                                                                                               provide a new supply via Transco.




What is the position with the indoor      7/2/2009 Not recorded Laura          Indoor Market To be monitored   Laura referred the committee to the report and
market?                                                         Rowley,                                        advised that the consultants were in place but
                                                                Shropshire                                     we are waiting for Transco to install gas.
                                                                Council
The inner relief road was                 7/2/2009 Not recorded Martin Allard, Inner Relief To be monitored    The need is different and we will review that in
envisaged 20 years ago. The                                     Shropshire     Road                            the planning process. It needs to be part of the
traffic now goes down the bypass.                               Council                                        regeneration process.
Will this not now encourage people
to go past the Grove School.
                                                               Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                    Date of       Issues      Response        Category       Status           Action/Response
                                       Meeting       Raised From From

Dave Wallace introduced the               7/2/2009                Martin Allard, Inner Relief   To be monitored Information noted.
proposals for the inner relief ring                               Shropshire     Road
road and advised that the                                         Council
application will be put forward in
April 2010. A consultation process
will take place in September and
asked if anyone would like to be
involved. Delivery of the road is
expected around 2012. The project
will include up to 45 units of
affordable housing.

The Market Drayton Safety Group           7/2/2009 Not recorded                  Market       For information    Information noted.
meets on the last Tuesday of the                                                 Drayton
month. The next one is on 28th                                                   Safety Group
July at 7.30 at Festival Drayton.
Please come along. If no-one
attends this meeting will have to be
disbanded.

We need funding for a play area.          7/2/2009 Unknown                       Play area      Closed           George Candler the Assistant Director for
Who do we contact?                                                                                               Community Services at Shropshire Council has
                                                                                                                 funding for play areas. You can also contact
                                                                                                                 Lucy Roberts the Community Regeneration
                                                                                                                 Officer (lucy.roberts@shropshire.gov.uk) for
                                                                                                                 any help and advice with regard to funding.

We need a proper police station           7/2/2009 Christine      Inspector      Police Station Update to be     Sent further email 11.8.09
with cells in Market Drayton. Every                Grundy         Amrik Klair.                  provided
time they arrest someone they
have to go to Shrewsbury.
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Comments and Issues                   Date of       Issues      Response        Category       Status            Action/Response
                                      Meeting       Raised From From

Lucy Roberts introduced herself as       7/2/2009                Lucy         Regeneration For information       Lucy can be contacted at
the new Community Regeneration                                   Roberts,     Officer                            lucy.roberts@shropshire.gov.uk or 01939
Officer. Lucy is part of a new team                              Community                                       237569 / 07837 718539
which supports the community and                                 Regeneration
can advise on funding that is                                    Officer
available.

The sign for the toilets at the          7/2/2009 Eric Davies,   Clive          Signs at      To be monitored The toilets at Market Drayton swimming baths
swimming baths says that they                     Senior         Thomas         Swimming                      are maintained by the Town Council. The Clerk
close at 6 pm but they are actually               Citizens       Principal      Baths Toilets                 to the Town Council, Edward Davies, has
closed at 5.30 pm. Can the sign be                Forum          Property                                     confirmed that these toilets do stay open until 6
changed please.                                                  Surveyor                                     pm. There have been a few isolated cases
                                                                                                              where they have been closed at 5.30 pm to
                                                                                                              avoid vandalism taking place.

The signs for the disabled parking       7/2/2009 Sue Beeston Tony Jones, Signs for Car To be monitored Alan Carter, the Building Surveyor for this area
at Frogmore Car park are not clear                            Senior      park                          will be going out to look at the signs and correct
and visible. This was requested at                            Property                                  them.
a previous meeting but there has                              Surveyor
not been an improvement.

With regard to the toilets in the        7/2/2009 Ron Lucas      Tony Jones, Signs for         To be monitored Alan Carter, the Building Surveyor for this area
market. Disabled people are being                                Senior      Disabled                          will be going out to look at the sings and correct
directed along the cobbles to                                    Property    Toilets                           them.
Cheshire Street. However, the                                    Surveyor
toilets were taken down 2 weeks
ago. The Town Council needs to
deal with this.
Di Clark asked to pass on her            7/2/2009 Di Clarke,                    START          For information   Di Beasley will take this back.
compliments for START and DFT                     Group Leader
as she had experienced these                      of Mencap
recently and they working
excellently.
                                                                 Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                     Date of     Issues      Response           Category       Status            Action/Response
                                        Meeting     Raised From From

We are putting together a directory        7/2/2009 Chair of                       Support        For information   Information noted by the Committee and
for the reception in the Medical                    Market                         Groups                           members of the public.
Practice which will include all local               Drayton
support groups. It is very helpful                  Medical
for people to talk to other people in               Practice
the same condition. Please get in
touch with any flyers or information
that can be included at
ask@patientgroup.info or Tel.
01630 653847. Di Beasley of
Shropshire Council will also
provide a list of groups.

There appear to be unfair                  7/2/2009 David           Neil Willcox, Swimming        To be monitored It is Shropshire Council's intention to review
restrictions across the county with                 Minnery         Head of       Pools                           prices over the coming months, and to consider
regard to season tickets for                                        Leisure and                                   opportunities to develop a more consistent
swimming pools. How will we                                         Outdoor                                       county wide approach to scales of charges,
harmonise this?                                                     Recreation                                    which are mindful of local market conditions.

The toilets are locked at the              7/2/2009 Mr Yardley      Jean Wigley, Toilets          Concluded         There are some new toilets by Market Drayton
Farmers Market and the market is                                    Assistant                                       Town Council offices which are open 8 am until
losing tenants.                                                     Estates                                         6 pm and can be used by the public and
                                                                    Surveyor                                        farmers market traders on a Sunday. These
                                                                    (Markets)                                       toilets are as close to the Farmers Market as
                                                                                                                    the ones used by Council traders and referred
                                                                                                                    to by Mr Yardley. As Sunday is not a normal
                                                                                                                    trading day for the Council’s Indoor Market, the
                                                                                                                    traders toilets would not be open on a Sunday.
                                                             Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton 2009-10




Comments and Issues                  Date of     Issues      Response          Category       Status           Action/Response
                                     Meeting     Raised From From

The local police only have 1 Corsa      7/2/2009 Mike Hill      Karen          Transport for Concluded         Karen Calder advised that herself, Inspector
which has to be shared between 4                                Calder,        police                          Wagstaff and Laura Rowley had met regarding
police men/women.                                               Chair. LJC                                     this issue. It has been agreed that the pool car
                                                                                                               which is housed at Raven House can be used
                                                                                                               in the short-term. The Council will meet the
                                                                                                               cost of the car and the police will pay 37 pence
                                                                                                               per mile. Further to the meeting, Cllr Richard
                                                                                                               Wright very kindly offered the police his late
                                                                                                               father-in-law's Volvo 2.4 estate, however
                                                                                                               Inspector Wagstaff has thanked Cllr Wright for
                                                                                                               his kind offer but advised that officers and in
                                                                                                               particular CSOs are not allowed to drive
                                                                                                               engines of this capacity.
                                                         Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton and Rural Parishes 2008-09




Comments and Issues                                     Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                        Meeting
The following were suggested as agenda items:             1/14/2009               Agenda Items          To be       Agenda items noted. Most of which have been discussed.
Proposed Inner Ring Road, Parking, Speeding,                                                            monitored
Affordable housing, Imported problems from out of
county, Community Hospitals, Lack of Social Services
in North East, Business prospects in Market Drayton,
Preservation and Protection of Remaining few old
buildings, especially Cotbell, Cleaning of verges
outside the town, update on the introduction of new
council, report on identified housing needs and
strategies.
It was asked if the Agenda could be included with the     5/20/2008 Laura Rowley,     Agendas           Concluded The agenda is not generally completed when the letters go
invitation letter.                                                  Director of                                   out as the County Council aims to send the invitation letters a
                                                                    Resources,                                    few weeks before the meeting to allow people get the date in
                                                                    Shropshire                                    their diaries. However, if anyone would like an agenda they
                                                                    Council                                       can contact Martin Stevens (01743 252722) for a copy of the
                                                                                                                  agenda which will be ready a week before the meeting. The
                                                                                                                  letter of invitation and the advertising does highlight the key
                                                                                                                  agenda items.
With no time scales for when people will get              1/14/2009 Kevin Malone,     Broadband         To be     14.7.09 The government have still yet to provide specific
broadband, what can kids do ie homework?                            Head of IT,                         monitored details as to how they will provide "universal access to
                                                                    Shropshire                                    Broadband". The Guardian newspaper recently printed an
                                                                    Council                                       article with the following extracts "Every household in Britain
                                                                                                                  should be guaranteed access to broadband by 2012
                                                                                                                  probably at a speed of 2Mb per second, the government said
                                                                                                                  today in its Digital Britain report. Broadband connections
                                                                                                                  should be available to all under a "Universal Service
                                                                                                                  Commitment" similar to BT's obligation to make fixed line
                                                                                                                  telephone services available to everyone. However, the
                                                                                                                  goverment has yet to decide how this will be funded and
                                                                                                                  does not appear to commit any public funds to securing this
                                                                                                                  goal, although Ofcom admitted that the BBC's £130m a year
                                                                                                                  digital switchover surplus" could be put to this end in its
                                                                                                                  public service broadcasting report last week."
                                                        Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton and Rural Parishes 2008-09




Comments and Issues                                   Date of     Response From      Category          Status      Action/Response
                                                      Meeting
The government announced that they will upgrade the     1/14/2009 Kevin Malone,      Broadband         Ongoing     July 2009. Further detail was given from the Guardian report
infrastructure . Will this not impact on rural areas?             Head of IT,                                      - no plans have been provided yet.
                                                                  Shropshire
                                                                  Council
The trouble with rural broadband are BT telephone       1/14/2009 Kevin Malone,      Broadband         For         If you have individual issues please send them to us and we
lines.                                                            Head of IT,                          information can collate them and send them as a bundle. The Issue is
                                                                  Shropshire                                       that the technology used was not designed for this purpose
                                                                  Council                                          but for voice mail.
A suggestion was made to advertise to those people      1/14/2009 Kevin Malone,      Broadband         For         Comment noted.
who can’t get broadband to encourage them to come                 Head of IT,                          information
forward. 3 years ago the government donated £480m                 Shropshire
to put parts of Kenya on broadband. Don’t remember                Council
anything for Shropshire!
With regard to the Broadband report, what was the       1/14/2009 Kevin Malone,      Broadband         Concluded Kevin provided a copy of the report at the Cheswardine
outcome?                                                          Head of IT,                                    meeting.
                                                                  Shropshire
                                                                  Council
A report on Switch on Shropshire was requested          9/24/2008 Kevin Malone,      Broadband         Concluded A report was presented to the meeting in Cheswardine.
                                                                  Head of IT,
                                                                  Shropshire
                                                                  Council
Are the budget assumptions based on the closure of      1/14/2009 Malcolm Pate,      Budget            Concluded We have not taken account of school closures in the budget.
schools?                                                          Leader of the                                  A decision will be in the hands of the new council once the
                                                                  Council                                        Independent Policy Commission has made options available.
                                                                                                                 Laura Rowley added that there are proposals for school
                                                                                                                 amalgamation and money has been set aside to facilitate
                                                                                                                 school amalgamations.
The Implementation Executive will be considering how     9/24/2008 Laura Rowley,     Capital           Concluded Details of this expenditure were provided to the Committee
to allocate the £7m which would have gone to the                   Director of                                   on 2nd July 2009.
Community Asset Trust. As Chair, Karen Calder will                 Resource,
write to the Implementation Executive with a proposal              Shropshire
to complete the inner ring road.                                   Council
                                                           Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton and Rural Parishes 2008-09




Comments and Issues                                    Date of     Response From        Category          Status      Action/Response
                                                       Meeting
With regard to car parking charges, In the main, this    3/25/2009 Laura Rowley,        Car parking       To be     At present other than a small inflationary increase, charges
has been a very good thing. In future, will charges be             Director of                            monitored will remain the same. There will be a review of carparks
the same across the whole County?                                  Resources,                                       during 2009. Charges will not be the same across the whole
                                                                   Shropshire                                       county. Charges will be adapted depending on the
                                                                   Council                                          circumstances of villages/towns.
Could the meter be turned round to make it more          3/25/2009 Zoe Mortimer,        Car parking       Concluded Doug Hoskins and Zoe Mortimer have visited the site and the
accessible in Frogmore Road?                                       Engineering and                                  meters will stay where they are but gaps will be made in the
                                                                   Contracts                                        wall to access each of the meters to avoid having go onto the
                                                                   Compliance                                       perimeter road.
                                                                   Officer,
                                                                   Shropshire
                                                                   Council
There are some free car parks in Market Drayton.         3/25/2009 Doug Hoskins,        Car parking       Concluded More suitable signage will be put in place to reflect this. The
However, people are parking in the streets as they are             Shropshire                                       priority is the carparks with ticket machines.
unaware they are free. Can the signs be improved?                  Council

Signage also needs to be improved to confirm that           3/25/2009 Phil Crossland,   Car parking       Concluded New signs will also reflect this.
there is no charge for blue badge holders as this is not              Shropshire
clear.                                                                Council
Why is there not a consistent approach to car parking       1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Car parking       To be       A review of car parking and charges will be taking place
charges across North Shropshire towns ie Wem,                         Highways                            monitored   across Shropshire over the next year (09/10). This should
Newport, Whitchurch, Market Drayton). To encourage                    Manager,                                        solve some of the problems raised.
people into the town - 1 hour then increase the                       Shropshire
charges beyond this.                                                  Council
Market Drayton is the only town in North Shropshire         1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Car parking       To be       At present other than a small inflationary increase, charges
that pays parking fees in car parks. Will this be rolled              Highways                            monitored   will remain the same. There will be a review of carparks
out to other towns?                                                   Manager,                                        during 2009. Charges will not be the same across the whole
                                                                      Shropshire                                      county. Charges will be adapted depending on the
                                                                      Council                                         circumstances of villages.
                                                            Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton and Rural Parishes 2008-09




Comments and Issues                                        Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                           Meeting
I was the district councillor that went round looking at     1/14/2009 Karen Calder  Car parking           To be       The new authority will develop a strategy on a one to one
car parks and charges. The conclusion was that it                                                          monitored   basis. Bob Ellis added - You have a situation where the town
would be a good idea to do a trial. Shropshire county                                                                  council owns the car parks ie Oswestry so the strategy will
will have trouble if they introduce a county wide car                                                                  vary in different areas. I will take the comment back.
parking scheme. The Town Council should have an
input on how parking charges apply.
I would like to push the question about the change in        1/14/2009 Phil Crossland,    Car parking      To be       Pay on exit car parks will be considered as part of the
the system you use. Use a system that doesn’t lead to                  Assistant Director                  monitored   Countywide review of car parking during 2009. However,
penalty but charges for the amount of time people                      Highways                                        whilst the principle of pay on exit car parks is supported each
spend in car parks and pay as they leave.                                                                              car park needs to be considered on its merits. Not all car
                                                                                                                       parks are suitable for this approach and it depends on a
                                                                                                                       number of factors. Eg physical layout, security, the
                                                                                                                       availability of staff to deal mechanical problems on site,
                                                                                                                       cost/benefit etc.
Parking in our towns is destroying many businesses.          1/14/2009                   Car parking       To be       A review of car parking and charges will be taking place
Having had my own business for 13 years, I have seen                                                       monitored   across Shropshire over the next year (09/10). This should
such a lack of trade and passing trade. Parkright                                                                      solve some of the problems raised.
parking needs to go to save our town.

There have been illegal tickets issued. Gentleman will       1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Car parking       Concluded The Ajudicator found the Parking Charge Notice to be at fault
send information for Laura to look into.                               Highways                                      on only one occasion. Measures were then taken to correct
                                                                       Manager,                                      the anomaly. All Shropshire Council Parking charge Notices
                                                                       Shropshire                                    are correct. The error on the ticket did not mean that it was
                                                                       Council                                       invalid but it was capable of being challenged at appeal.
                                                                                                                     Therefore there is no requirement for the Council to refund
                                                                                                                     any monies already paid. There are signs on both Frogmore
                                                                                                                     Road and Queen Street Car Parks saying that "charges are
                                                                                                                     not applicable to motorcycles or vehicles displaying a valid
                                                                                                                     Disabled Persons Badge" although it is intended to provide
                                                                                                                     clearer signs in the near future.
                                                            Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton and Rural Parishes 2008-09




Comments and Issues                                        Date of     Response From Category               Status      Action/Response
                                                           Meeting
A query was raised concerning the amont spent on             1/14/2009 Laura Rowley,      Car parking       Concluded Laura confirmed that the Council are not spending more on
Parkright.                                                             Director of                                    Parkright than being collected on income from car parking
                                                                       Resources,                                     charges.
                                                                       Shropshire
                                                                       Council
The issue of parking was raised and in particular free       9/24/2008 Phil Crossland,    Car Parking       Concluded Phil advised that Counsels’ advice has been sought with
parking on bank holidays.                                              Assistant Director                               regard to an exemption on bank holidays. It would be illegal
                                                                       Highways                                         for restrictions for bank holidays to be put in place under the
                                                                                                                        current system. In order for exemptions to take place, all the
                                                                                                                        signs would have to be replaced to include the exemption on
                                                                                                                        bank holidays. Presently, the Council can only instruct
                                                                                                                        Parkright as to the priorities as to whether they should visit
                                                                                                                        on every bank holiday.
Geoff introduced Community Involvement in Care               1/14/2009 Karen Calder,      Care and Health   For         Karen Calder suggested parish councils take it to their
and Health – CinCH and left a leaflet. You will know                   Chair of the LJC                     information meetings to advertise. Karen would like to include this as a
there is a drive by the government who are keen to get                                                                  regular item to be included in due course
public involvement in the NHS. They have now
introduced organisations called Links locally in
Shropshire to gain a community involvement in care
and health. This is an opportunity for the public to
have their say on care and health. The Strategy for
Shropshire is that we are recognising that rather than
address countywide that experiences in Ludlow will be
different from those in Shawbury for example. We
would like to see people coming forward who have an
interest in case and health. We could form groups
within the 27 ears that the new Unitary are identifying,
groups like this. Would be nice if every 2 months we
could discuss care and health together with council
services. Would be good if this kind of organisation
was mirrored by a group that expresses their views on
care and health. The new Unitary can then summon
anyone before them and ask questions.
                                                             Issues Raised at LJC for Market Drayton and Rural Parishes 2008-09




Comments and Issues                                         Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                            Meeting
When Links was first talked about I recall some reps          1/14/2009 Geoff Hopkins Care and Health       Concluded Each area has had a host organisation to encourage. The
from the PPI body said the money the new                                                                              budget is approximately £16,000 based on population.
organisation was having would be the same and not                                                                     Nothing in particular for rural areas. Looking into becoming
enough to do what is required. The new body will have                                                                 a charity to gain research funding.
more powers and will be able to do more PPI. What is
the additional funding? What will be available?

What is the current position with regard to the               1/14/2009 PC Mick Sturland Community          To be       An update was given with regard to Community Speedwatch.
Community Speedwatch Scheme?                                                             Speedwatch         monitored   There are two issues why this was put on hold - Legal
                                                                                                                        issues and health and safety of the volunteers. There have
                                                                                                                        been some published cases of people having to deal with
                                                                                                                        angry people and their safety is at stake. Draft guidelines
                                                                                                                        have been done and the national guidelines will be published
                                                                                                                        at the end of this month and we are waiting to see if ours
                                                                                                                        marry up with them. Will be looking at type of guns used
                                                                                                                        and volunteers will have to work in pairs with safety a priority.
                                                                                                                        No doubt there will be approval to go ahead but it needs
                                                                                                                        some structured guidelines.

I am thrilled to see council tax is being kept down.          1/14/2009 Laura Rowley,     Council tax       Concluded The police have implemented a 14.9% increase.
What do the police intend to put on council tax this                    Director of
year? I have been listening to the radio which is quite                 Resources,
frightening.                                                            Shropshire
                                                                        Council
There needs to be more planning to set up services for        5/20/2008 Kath Robinson,    Disabled -        To be       This is the view of many people but others want their children
children with disabilities. There is no provision in this               Shropshire        Activities for    monitored   integrated into mainstream organisations. We have been
county and it is difficult for anyone to get anywhere.                  Council           children                      looking at how best to get the information across through the
The mainstream services are difficult for these children                                                                Children's Information Service.
as they are vulnerable and at risk.
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Comments and Issues                                      Date of     Response From Category             Status            Action/Response
                                                         Meeting
There is only one social club for the disabled in North    5/20/2008 Kathryn Edwards, Disabled - Social To be             12.8.09 We are examining such provision under the Short
Shropshire and this only has adult members at the                    Asistant Director Club             Monitored         Breaks project work. A coordinator will be approinted for
moment. We would like help to get the social club                    Social Care and                                      short breaks for disabled children. It is intended that the
running for children with learning disabilities. We have             Safeguards,                                          postholder will address such opportunities further as part of
a building but it is empty 5 days of the week.                       Shropshire                                           his/her role.
                                                                     Council

Mike Hill notified the group of the need for                   9/24/2008                   Display for Fine   Information Information noted.
funding/support for a presentation/display, gallery for                                    Art                only
fine art, literature, small inventions of a useful interest
nature. See www.madeinshropshire.co.uk. Useful for
small businesses, artists, photographers, engineers,
scientists and designers to have a "shop window".
Events to be held in the market towns and run for 2 to
4 weeks at a time. Mike Hill can supply names and
phone numbers. Taste of the Town would be an
excellent source of information and advice.

It is an offence to leave dog litter. People need to           3/25/2009 Tim Sneddon,      Dog mess           To be       12.8.09 There is a draft enforcement strategy that now
know that they will be prosecuted. Enforcement needs                     Head of                              Monitored   needs to be considered by Management Team and
to take place.                                                           Environmental                                    Members. That will bring into line the Dog Control Order
                                                                         Maintenance,                                     offences across the council area. Until that is approved we
                                                                         Shropshire                                       can still enforce the powers we each had as district and
                                                                         Council                                          boroughs prior to April this year. We are also in the process
                                                                                                                          of recruiting additional enforcement staff and there will be
                                                                                                                          two dedicated to the former NSDC area. This is in addition to
                                                                                                                          the existing Street Scene staff, three or four of whom will be
                                                                                                                          trained and authorised to issue fixed penalty notices.
                                                                                                                          Once the new policy is approved we will be going through the
                                                                                                                          formal process of amending orders as necessary and having
                                                                                                                          a major publicity drive to ensure everyone is aware of what is
                                                                                                                          expected of them to remain compliant and what the penalties
                                                                                                                          are if they don't.
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Comments and Issues                                    Date of     Response From Category                   Status          Action/Response
                                                       Meeting
There is a path between the infant school and the town   3/25/2009 Tim Sneddon,  Dog mess                   Concluded The path near the school has been visited by officers and an
park which is full of dog mess. This path is used by               Head of                                            additional dog waste bin was provided 3 weeks ago, so there
children from infant and pre-schools.                              Environmental                                      is now one at each end of the path. This is cleansed by the
                                                                   Maintenance,                                       street sweepers every 5 weeks.
                                                                   Shropshire
                                                                   Council
Why aren't there any dog bins? Doesn't seem fair to      1/14/2009 Tim Sneddon,  Dog mess                   Concluded.      Parish Councils can put an application in and Tim can
the responsbile dog owners who have to carry the                   Head of                                  Enforceme       provide one. Towns are different as people don't want them
bags around with them as they are not supposed to put              Environmental                            nt Strategy     outside their shops. In rural areas, bins are more
them in the ordinary bins.                                         Maintenance,                             will be dealt   appropriate, The new Unitary authority will be looking at
                                                                   Shropshire                               with under      enforcement of dog litter. A draft Enforcement Strategy is
                                                                   Council                                  another         being put together. 12.8.09
                                                                                                            item.


The County Council attended a meeting with the Home           1/14/2009 Phil Crossland    Dutton Street     Pending   I have contacted my former lighting engineer and he has
Office and the residents some time ago at which there                                                                 confirmed that at the 2007 meeting he agreed that the
was a commitment made to supply funding from the                                                                      County Council would design a suitable scheme and
Council to replace existing faulty lighting at Dutton                                                                 supervise its installation and then subsequently adopt the
Street, Stoke on Tern. What is the current position?                                                                  street lighting if the residents could reach agreement on
                                                                                                                      funding this and get all of the residents to contribute to a
                                                                                                                      scheme (circa £700 per household if there are 72
                                                                                                                      properties). We have not, as far as I can find out had any
                                                                                                                      further communication from residents indicating that they
                                                                                                                      would wish to pursue this option.
Local meeting dates to be made available on the               5/20/2008                   Events            Concluded Justine Wase provided details to Stephn Clifford. Anyone
Parish Council websites – who can provide links to the                                                                else who needs details to contact Justine on 01742 252045.
local meetings website on the Shropshire County
Council site.
With regard to free swimming, is it practical for children    1/14/2009 George Candler    Free swimming     Concluded Shropshire has 8 pools that it directly runs plus it provides
and the elderly because of the limited pools in                                                                       financial support for a further 2. These are in many of the
Shropshire and the distance they have to travel.                                                                      market towns across the county and whilst there may be
                                                                                                                      some distance issues, Shropshire is actually well served in
                                                                                                                      relation to its po
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Comments and Issues                                      Date of     Response From        Category         Status      Action/Response
                                                         Meeting
Will anything be taken out of the school's budgets to      1/14/2009 George Candler,      Free swimming    Concluded The free under 18’s swimming is directly aimed at public use
help cover the cost of the 'free' under 18's swimming.               Assistant Director                              and not schools use therefore schools will continue to pay for
Schools currently have to make arrangements                          Learning and                                    the use of the pool for exclusive use at discounted rates.
themselves for swimming and cover the cost of both                   Culture,
swimming and transportation out of their budgets                     Shropshire
                                                                     Council
Will free swimming arrangements also include low           1/14/2009 George Candler,      Free swimming    Concluded Free swimming is only available for those under 18 or over
income families such as those in receipt of certain                  Assistant Director                              60 years of age. Shropshire Council does provide a free
benefits.                                                            Learning and                                    Passport to Leisure card which is available for those in
                                                                     Culture,                                        financial hardship. This entitles the card holder to 50% off
                                                                     Shropshire                                      admission prices.
                                                                     Council
Can there be a crossing over to the Gingerbread man?       3/25/2009 Martin Allard,       Highways         Concluded There is no footway approaching this location and it is felt
                                                                     Shropshire                                      that the splitter island does provide adequate crossing
                                                                     Council                                         provision at this location.
There are so many roads that need to be repaired in        1/14/2009 Malcolm Pate,        Highways         To be     We have a programme of repairs in Shropshire.
North Shropshire. £4m could be better spent.                         Leader of the                         monitored
                                                                     Council
Why when we are in a credit crunch is it necessary to      1/14/2009 Malcolm Pate,        Inner Relief Road Ongoing    It is more than £1m. North Shropshire was going to invest its
spend £1m on an inner relief road in Market Drayton.                 Leader of the                                     capital receipts in the CAT but didn’t. So, we pledged that
What prompts such attention? The proposal has been                   Council                                           communities in North Shropshire could decide what they
on the table for 15 years. Market Drayton needs more                                                                   wanted to do with this money. Senior members of North
doing to it than a relief road. £1m will not look at the                                                               Shropshire have consulted with their communities about how
cost of completing it. What is the urgency?                                                                            best to spend these capital receipts. We were told this was
                                                                                                                       what the people of North Shropshire wanted to spend this
                                                                                                                       money on. Nevertheless, this is your opportunity to express
                                                                                                                       an option. Bob Ellis also went on to say that there is a large
                                                                                                                       amount of public support for the relief road and something
                                                                                                                       we haven't been able to afford before.
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Comments and Issues                                      Date of     Response From Category              Status    Action/Response
                                                         Meeting
We have not been consulted. There is a ring road at        1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Inner Relief Road Ongoing   When preliminary design/options have been prepared, a
the moment which is adequate and more things need                    Highways                                      comprehensive consultation exercise will be carried out to
to be done. This will take people out of the town not in             Manager,                                      obtain the views of the community prior to progressing the
it.                                                                  Shropshire                                    final phase of the inner relief road.
                                                                     Council
Councillors have fought for inner road for years. There    1/14/2009 Martin Allard     Inner Relief Road Ongoing
has never been any finance available. You have to be                 Head of Strategic
forward thinking. It will open up land for community                 Highways and
housing. It is an essential part of Market Drayton.                  Traffic
Lorries need to get into town to avo
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Comments and Issues                                       Date of     Response From Category          Status          Action/Response
                                                          Meeting
I am a supporter of the ring road, but we need to look      1/14/2009 Laura Rowley  Inner Relief Road Ongoing         With regard to Tern Valley and Ellesmere, the proposals
at circumstances. It might be better spent elsewhere.                                                                 relate to the development of serviced employment land at
Tern Valley Business Park and Ellesmere has been                                                                      Tern Valley and Ellesmere Business Parks (for B1 B2 and
ongoing for 2 or 3 years. AWM have not put money                                                                      B8 uses) .The total cost of the two scheme is £7.26 m for
into it as hoped. This is the right time to be thinking                                                               acquisition and provision of roads and infrastructure. An
about business.                                                                                                       application was made in September 08 to AWM for £2.5m
                                                                                                                      towards this cost.

                                                                                                                      The proposals entail the development of 10 ha of
                                                                                                                      employment land (5.5 ha at Tern Valley and 5.36 ha at
                                                                                                                      Ellesmere )A site has also been allocated for the
                                                                                                                      development of a Rural Enterprise Centre of around 18,000
                                                                                                                      sq ft of offices and workshops for small and start up
                                                                                                                      businesses .This forms part of the network of centres being
                                                                                                                      developed by Evans Easyspace in conjunction with
                                                                                                                      AWM.(others have been developed at Shrewsbury and
                                                                                                                      Ludlow )

                                                                                                                      Due to current economic climate AWM is undertaking a
                                                                                                                      review of its budgets and funding may not be secure .It was
                                                                                                                      proposed that a joint approach be undertaken with AWM
                                                                                                                      funding the provision of infrastructure at Tern Valley and land
                                                                                                                      acquisition at Ellesmere.

                                                                                                                      If there is a cut in funds then the Council will implement Tern
                                                                                                                      Valley and will develop Ellesmere as funds permit .

                                                                                                                      A decision on AWM funding is likely the end of June and
                                                                                                                      tender packs for road and infrastructure works will be
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Comments and Issues                                        Date of     Response From Category                Status    Action/Response
                                                           Meeting
I am in favour of the inner relief road. It is not just a    1/14/2009 Martin Allard,    Inner Relief Road   Ongoing   When preliminary/design options have been prepared, a
problem of traffic. There is definitely a traffic need but             Head of Strategic                               comprehensive consultation exercise will be carried out to
also part of the economic development of the town. It                  Highways and                                    obtain the views of the community prior to progressing the
will open up an area of housing and private                            Traffic                                         final phase of the inner relief road.
development. The more we get, the bigger the market
for economy in shops. The key to this development
has always been the ring road. This is about opening
up the development and moving traffic through the
town sfely. People still get lost and go up on the
pavements. This is a strategic development. Despite
all the problems we will be facing we still need to think
ahead.
The inner ring road is very welcome. Should we look at       1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Inner Relief Road   Ongoing   The effects on the remaining highway network within Market
the whole structure of roads in Market Drayton. Since                  Highways                                        Drayton will be considered as part of the feasibility study and
Raven House has been built there is a significant                      Manager,                                        scheme design for the final stage of the inner relief road.
amount of traffic that comes across. People don’t                      Shropshire
bother with the crossings but wonder across the road.                  Council
Nothing has happened in Walkmill Road. There will be
a lot of areas that the inner ring road will have effect
on.
I would appreciate further discussion on the impact of       1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Inner Relief Road   Ongoing   The effects on the remaining highway network within Market
the proposed inner relief road. The impact on                          Highways                                        Drayton will be considered as part of the feasibility study and
businesses does not appear to be sufficiently                          Manager,                                        scheme design for the final stage of the inner relief road.
understood.                                                            Shropshire
                                                                       Council
Councillors have fought for the inner road for years.        1/14/2009 Martin Allard,    Inner Relief Road   Ongoing
There has never been any finance available. You                        Head of Strategic
have to be forward thinking. It will open up land for                  Highways and
community housing. It is an essential part of Market                   Traffic
Drayton. Lorries need to get into town to avoid
accidents. We should think to the future. We should
get on with it and build it.
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Comments and Issues                                       Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                          Meeting
We would like to see a police presence at Inspector         5/20/2008 Inspector     Inspector             Concluded I am trying to get to meetings personally when I can but it is
level at all parish council meetings.                                 Wagstaff      Presence                        not always possible. I do give out my email and mobile
                                                                                                                    numbers so that people can get in touch with me.
There is an issue with litter by the bench on the A529.     3/25/2009 Tim Sneddon,      Litter            Concluded This road is picked up on a 6 week cycle by our contractor,
This area of road is never cleaned.                                   Head of                                       Enterprise. Since the meeting, officers have visited and
                                                                      Environmental                                 there was no real litter problem there. It is on 4 week of the
                                                                      Maintenance,                                  programme and normally done on a Wednesday. Victoria
                                                                      Shropshire                                    Ashmore further responded on 24.6.09 that there have been
                                                                      Council                                       no further complaints.
From a town council point of view there is a particular     1/14/2009 Victoria Ashmore, Maintenance of    To be     I am aware that various departments have been contacted
issue regarding the area by the library, magistrate                   Streetscene       Library area      monitored regarding the issues and are in the process of arranging site
court and open public space. This area is crying out                  Manager,                                      visits to look at the area and discuss the options.
for re-development and significant changes. The                       Shropshire
Town Council have agreed to instigate a site visit to                 Council
look at the whole area. Tim mentions this area briefly
but you only refer to the slabs around the library.

The borders to Towers Lawn are in need of replanting.       9/24/2008 Victoria Ashmore, Maintenance of    To be       The bedding area outside the library has been tidied up. The
The outside of the library has been neglected. Karen                  Streetscene       Library area      monitored   areas at Towers Lawn are due to be done next week w/c
Calder suggested that the Local Joint Committee could                 Manager,                                        29/06/09.
agree a budget for this work if someone put in a                      Shropshire
proposal. Jo Humphreys suggested that the work                        Council
force at the Young Offenders Institute could do the
work.
Update on the maintenance of Market Drayton.                9/24/2008 Karen Calder,     Maintenance of    Update to   Committee Members, Karen Calder (Chair), David Minnery,
                                                                      Chair, LJC        Market Drayton    be          Roy Aldrcroft and Tim Sneddon from North Shropshire
                                                                                                          provided    District Council paid a visit to Market Drayton to look at areas
                                                                                                                      for which NSDC are responsible. Fencing has been
                                                                                                                      identified for replacement and also areas for more
                                                                                                                      manageable landscaping.
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Comments and Issues                                     Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                        Meeting
Are there any plans for the ownership/promotion of        3/25/2009 Nigel Ford,      Market             To be       Whilst contractors and consultants are in place for the indoor
Market Drayton market which is currently owned by                   Head of Estates,                    monitored   market redevelopment, we are still to some extent in the
North Shropshire District Council                                   Shropshire                                      hands of Transco in providing a new gas supply. Best
                                                                    Council                                         estimated start date at present in in the autumn with a
                                                                                                                    completion before Christmas. The Markets in Wem,
                                                                                                                    Ellesmere and Market Drayton are not promoted individually
                                                                                                                    but are part of an advert to promote all of the markets in
                                                                                                                    North Shropshire. We are currently looking at other forms of
                                                                                                                    advertising such as leaflets, postcards etc, at various drop
                                                                                                                    off points in order to get the message out about shopping
                                                                                                                    locally.
A new police station is needed in Market Drayton          5/20/2008 Inspector         Market Drayton    To be       There will be a new police station in Market Drayton.
                                                                    Wagstaff          Police Station    monitored
                                                                                                                    I have now seen some basic plans and confirm that the new
                                                                                                                    police station will be built on the grounds at the front of the
                                                                                                                    current police station. There are 7 graves that will need to
                                                                                                                    be sensitively moved to a cemetery in Wem. A further, more
                                                                                                                    detailed survey is being done in order to establish if there are
                                                                                                                    any more graves. I have asked for a plan of the outside of
                                                                                                                    the new building to be made available to be displayed in the
                                                                                                                    front counter at Market Drayton. I will be meeting the
                                                                                                                    architects again on 1.7.08 after which it is my intention to
                                                                                                                    liaise with the Market Drayton Advertiser with an update.
                                                                                                                    Expected build 2010. (SW – 13.6.08)


With regard to the medical centre, the original plans     1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Medical Centre    Concluded The proposal is much like the original plans.
included the re-alignnment of roads. The Practice                   Highways
manager thought it was not happening now but just                   Manager,
road markings.                                                      Shropshire
                                                                    Council
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Comments and Issues                                         Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                            Meeting
On behalf of the Patient Participation Group, Jeff            9/24/2008               Medical Centre        Concluded Access to be the medical centre has now been improved and
asked what further development had been made with                                     Access                          is working successfully with no further issues.
regard to the access to Market Drayton Medical
Practice. Phil Crossland confirmed that Matrix have
agreed to fund 1/3rd of the scheme and Morrisons are
dealing with the matter at the Health and Safety office
in Bradford and yet to respond. Phil agreed to bring a
further report to the committee when any progress has
been made.
Mencap need a new building. There is a cabin                  5/20/2008 Di Beasley, Older Mencap - new      Update to   Di Beasley will investigate this matter
available but it needs refurbishment to bring it up to                  People &          building          be
standards. A building is needed for adults and children                 Disability Area                     provided
with a place for children to run around and get fresh                   Manager
air. A grant for Mencap is needed for the
I refer to elderly people as mentioned in your                1/14/2009 Malcolm Pate,     Older People      Concluded There is £100m of expenditure in the capital programme next
presentation but don’t see anything to deal with the                    Leader of the                                 year which will be put forward. We will want to look at the
expansion of services for elderly people. You say you                   Council                                       capital programme to take things forward as you suggest.
will not increase capital spending but bearing in mind                                                                Regarding the elderly, we have not increased any costs on
the dire financial situation, should we not have new                                                                  the elderly. Consessionary fares show the investment in
initiatives to deal with the present financial system and                                                             older people. We are very keen to ensure we look after the
invigorate the local economy. Is waiting a good idea?                                                                 elderly and vulnerable people in Shropshire and we are
                                                                                                                      keeping council tax as low as possible to help achieve this.
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Comments and Issues                                          Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                             Meeting
You have local regeneration as a policy but using tax          1/14/2009               Parking               To be       2.8.09 A full review of Parkright has been undertaken, the
payers money to fund Parkright you are supporting the                                                        monitored   result of which has led to a reduction in the level of
opposite due to the affect this is having on our town                                                                    enforcement across the County and the adoption of a more
centres.                                                                                                                 tolerant approach which was considered to be proportional to
                                                                                                                         the needs of Shropshire. As of the 1 April 2009 parking
                                                                                                                         enforcement is undertaken by Shropshire Council Officers.
                                                                                                                         Shropshire Council are currently developing a Shropshire
                                                                                                                         Parking Strategy which will look at both on and off street
                                                                                                                         parking capacity and demand. The review will also consider
                                                                                                                         the extent and level of parking charges throughout
                                                                                                                         Shropshire, however, it is not envisaged that parking charges
                                                                                                                         will be removed from Market Drayton or any other town.

It was also advised that Wellington market provides            9/24/2008 Phil Crossland,    Parking          To be       2.8.09 A full review of Parkright has been undertaken, the
free parking for the first 2 hours. In order to regenerate               Assistant Director                  monitored   result of which has led to a reduction in the level of
business it was asked if this could be looked at.                        Highways                                        enforcement across the County and the adoption of a more
                                                                                                                         tolerant approach which was considered to be proportional to
                                                                                                                         the needs of Shropshire. As of the 1 April 2009 parking
                                                                                                                         enforcement is undertaken by Shropshire Council Officers.
                                                                                                                         Shropshire Council are currently developing a Shropshire
                                                                                                                         Parking Strategy which will look at both on and off street
                                                                                                                         parking capacity and demand. The review will also consider
                                                                                                                         the extent and level of parking charges throughout
                                                                                                                         Shropshire, however, it is not envisaged that parking charges
                                                                                                                         will be removed from Market Drayton or any other town.
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Comments and Issues                                    Date of     Response From Category                Status      Action/Response
                                                       Meeting
I have been in the town for 11 years. There is a huge    5/20/2008 Phil Crossland,    Parkright          To be       12.8.09 A full review of Parkright has been undertaken, the
issue with the car parking charges and Parkright. A                Assistant Director                    monitored   result of which has led to a reduction in the level of
petition has been drawn up with 3,700 signatures                   Highways and                                      enforcement across the County and the adoption of a more
supporting free parking in Market Drayton which would              Transportation                                    tolerant approach which was considered to be proportional to
attract customers back to Market Drayton. A public                                                                   the needs of Shropshire. As of the 1 April 2009 parking
meeting has taken place and proposals to improve the                                                                 enforcement is undertaken by Shropshire Council Officers.
situation will be presented to NSDC in due course.                                                                   Shropshire Council are currently developing a Shropshire
The current situation is killing trade in the town and                                                               Parking Strategy which will look at both on and off street
many shops have closed and more are about to do so.                                                                  parking capacity and demand. The review will also consider
                                                                                                                     the extent and level of parking charges throughout
                                                                                                                     Shropshire, however, it is not envisaged that parking charges
                                                                                                                     will be removed from Market Drayton or any other town.

There have been 46 business closed since Park Right        5/20/2008 Laura Rowley,     Parkright         To be       12.8.09 A full review of Parkright has been undertaken, the
started. People have stopped browsing in shops and                   Director of                         monitored   result of which has led to a reduction in the level of
coming into Market Drayton for a cup of tea for fear of              Resources,                                      enforcement across the County and the adoption of a more
being charged £70 if they are 5 minutes over. A                      Shropshire                                      tolerant approach which was considered to be proportional to
barrier system would be more suitable. Park Right's                  Council                                         the needs of Shropshire. As of the 1 April 2009 parking
approach is destroying the town.                                                                                     enforcement is undertaken by Shropshire Council Officers.
                                                                                                                     Shropshire Council are currently developing a Shropshire
                                                                                                                     Parking Strategy which will look at both on and off street
                                                                                                                     parking capacity and demand. The review will also consider
                                                                                                                     the extent and level of parking charges throughout
                                                                                                                     Shropshire, however, it is not envisaged that parking charges
                                                                                                                     will be removed from Market Drayton or any other town

We need some recommendations in the report as to           5/20/2008 Karen Calder,     Parkright         To be     It would be difficult to make recommendations at this stage.
how people can shop and the town can flourish.                       Chair, LJC                          monitored We need to look at the facts and then this can be put to the
                                                                                                                   new Unitary to progress
The parking charges and Park Right were brought to         5/20/2008 Jo Lancaster,    Parkright          Concluded This was reported back to the Committee.
Market Drayton as a pilot scheme. How has this now                   North Shropshire
become permanent? Why was there not a public                         District Council
meeting?
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Comments and Issues                                       Date of     Response From      Category       Status      Action/Response
                                                          Meeting
Will Parkright be enforced on Carnival Day – this bank      5/20/2008 Jo Lancaster,      Parkright      Concluded Yes, parking will be enforced on Bank Holiday Monday. Jo
holiday? Urgent advertising is needed to ensure that                  North Shropshire                              will provide information. Existing groups will advertise the
people are aware.                                                     District Council                              fact.
An Action Group is needed which represents interests        5/20/2008 Karen Calder,      Partnerships   For
in rural parishes. This could then be thinned down into               Chair, LJC                        information
focus groups with volunteers.
Does the County Council still have responsibility for the   9/24/2008 Chris Edwards,     Ragwort        To be     Ragwort is now a countrywide problem. Unfortunately the
removal of ragwort from the verges. If so, they are not               Shropshire                        monitored County Council does not have the resources to mount a
fulfilling their role as the appearance of this noxoius               Council                                     comprehensive eradication campaign. Our policy therefore
weed has seen a huge increase - even appearing on                                                                 continues to be carrying out localised treatment where
the beautifiully landscapes sites of the Hodnet Bypass.                                                           significant infestations are evident and where there is a
                                                                                                                  significant risk to livestock.
Could we not have immediate help to fill the empty        1/14/2009 Phil Weir,           Rates          Concluded The National Non-Domestic Rate is a central government tax
shops and offer a rates free period to allow new                    Revenues                                      collected by Local Authorities. The Council therefore has no
businesses to start up.                                             Manager,                                      discretion whether to charge the rate or not. However, the
                                                                    Shropshire                                    government has recently announced a scheme of business
                                                                    Council                                       rate deferral where businesses will be able to defer payment
                                                                                                                  of 60% of the increase in their 2009/10 business rate bill until
                                                                                                                  2010/11 and 2011/12. The Council has recently sent
                                                                                                                  information of this scheme to all non-domestic ratepayers.
                                                                                                                  For details tel 0345 678 9003 or email
                                                                                                                  business.rates@shropshire.gov.uk.
Why does the Council not recycle plastics?                5/20/2008 Laura Rowley,        Recycling      To be     Laura advised that there are sites available to dispose of
                                                                    Director of                         monitored plastics. The SCC and the districts have contracted with
                                                                    Resources,                                    Veolia and there will be a signicant increase in the coming
                                                                    Shropshire                                    years. There is a bring bank for plastics at Morrisons
                                                                    Council                                       Supermarket in Market Drayton. A report went to Shropshire
                                                                                                                  Waste Partnership Joint Committee on Monday 16th June on
                                                                                                                  all service improvements planned in the short term including
                                                                                                                  plastics. The introduction of plastic collection will commence
                                                                                                                  in the financial 2009/10 and will roll out to all areas over a
                                                                                                                  period of 12 moths.
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Comments and Issues                                      Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                         Meeting
Whilst I welcome money being spent on Market               1/14/2009 Nick Taylor,       Regeneration     To be       The regeneration of market towns is a significant issue and
Drayton, I feel there is a need to regenerate our town               Assistant Director                  monitored   identified as a priority in the Shropshire Business Board
centre, the problem being a lot of empty shops are                   Strategy and                                    Business Plan, which has been adopted by the Council.
private landlord, including the premises that I lease.               Development                                     Whilst the Council cannot prevent the economic recession, it
                                                                                                                     is taking steps to mitigate its effects and is putting an action
                                                                                                                     plan into place. Planning and Economic Development
                                                                                                                     polices are aimed at encouraging market town development
                                                                                                                     and regeneration. There is help and advice available to
                                                                                                                     businesses through Invest in Shropshire Tel 01743 252274.
                                                                                                                     www.investinshropshire.com and Business Link West
                                                                                                                     Midlands 0845 113 1234 www.businesslinkwm.co.uk. The
                                                                                                                     Northern Shropshire Partnership is supporting a Market
                                                                                                                     Town Forum, made up of representtives from each of the
                                                                                                                     towns in northern Shropshire and they are producing an
                                                                                                                     Action Plan to seek to address some of the issues and
                                                                                                                     concerns. The Partnership is supported by the Council's
                                                                                                                     new Community Working team.

It would be nice if we could have a liason officer who     1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,        Regeneration      Concluded There is an identified Community Regneration Officer with
works closely with businesses in Market Drayton and                  Highways                                      responisbility for the Market Drayton area, Lucy Roberts, and
provides immediate help and assistance when faced                    Manager,                                      she will provide the liaison role between issues on the
by day to day problems ie. Environmental, rates etc,                 Shropshire                                    ground and Council support services. Lucy can be
local problems, policing (immediate action rather than               Council                                       contacted on Tel. 01939 238449 or
having to wait at times more than 6 months).                                                                       lucy.roberts@shropshire.gov.uk
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Comments and Issues                                    Date of     Response From Category                 Status      Action/Response
                                                       Meeting
Is there something that can be achieved with the empty   1/14/2009 Nick Taylor,       Regeneration        Concluded In some cases empty premises may be eligible for a
Woolworths store in the High Street?                               Assistant Director                               Redundant Building Grant for the conversion or
                                                                   Strategy and                                     refurbishment of redundant buildings (i.e. unused or
                                                                   Development                                      unusable in their current state) to bring them back into
                                                                                                                    productive business use, or to enhance their current
                                                                                                                    business use. Further details Tel: 01432 383616. An
                                                                                                                    initiative is being investigated whereby empty shop units
                                                                                                                    could be used for beneficial purposes by local community
                                                                                                                    organisations for a temporary period which would also
                                                                                                                    brighten up the units and the centre.
The are empty commercial properties (many in                9/24/2008                   Regeneration      To be     This has been answered fully at a subsequent meeting.
disrepair) . Why are the owners charged with full                                                         monitored
rates? Property owners (residential as well as the
commercial) should be required to keep their premises
tidy and clean. The local Civic Society should get
involved, the members could conduct the property
survey. How many of the ancient buildings are
classified rating.
Can owners be brought to task for the state of              5/20/2008 Jo Lancaster,    Regeneration       To be      NSDC has powers for dangerous structures but the
buildings? There are tiles about to fall off and an                   North Shropshire                    monitored  legislation is extremely complicated and the buildings would
accident is waiting to happen.                                        District Council                               need to be deemed as having impending danger.
There are several buildings within the town that are run    5/20/2008 Jo Lancaster,    Regeneration       Ongoing.   Jo responded at the meeting that the number of vacant
down and not being used and the town is generally in a                North Shropshire                    Discussed properties is not something that NSDC can control. The
poor state. This was raised at a previous meeting.                    District Council                    further at District Council is looking at Cheshire Street which they have
What is the result?                                                                                       subsequent some powers over. NSDC has a strict regime across all
                                                                                                          meetings. towns in North Shropshire to ensure cleanliness and they are
                                                                                                                     currently monitoring the situation to ensure the job is being
                                                                                                                     done efficiently. The smoking ban has caused an increase
                                                                                                                     of litter problems. Equipment has now been made available
                                                                                                                     to combat this. Karen made the point that the Town Council
                                                                                                                     can also play a part in talking to the owners of the privately
                                                                                                                     owned buildings and asking if they can carry out repairs,
                                                                                                                     explaining the effect it is having on the town.
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Comments and Issues                                        Date of     Response From Category                 Status      Action/Response
                                                           Meeting
The buildings that need to be looked at are Badger           5/20/2008 Jo Lancaster,    Regeneration          Concluded The problems with Badger Court is being resolved. A CPO
Court, Market Drayton electrical shop. These are a                     North Shropshire                                 is a last resort.
blot on the landscape. Can NSDC not look into                          District Council
compulsory purchase powers for these properties?
The threat of a CPO may energise the owner to do
something.
The Market Drayton Economic Forum no longer exists           5/20/2008 Laura Rowley,       Regeneration       Concluded There is an identified Community Regneration Officer with
due to lack of funding and Market Drayton has now lost                 Director of                                      responisbility for the Market Drayton area, Lucy Roberts, and
its voice. The Town Council/chamber of Trade/Civic                     Resources,                                       she will provide the liaison role between issues on the
Society/Older People Forum need to meet with                           Shropshire                                       ground and Council support services. Lucy can be
officers. There is a need to bring together issues in                  Council                                          contacted on Tel. 01939 238449 or
order to bring the town forward.                                                                                        lucy.roberts@shropshire.gov.uk
How many young people have been involved in the              9/24/2008                     Rural Activities   Concluded This information was provided at the next Committee
countryside activities?                                                                                                 meeting. The first activities involved 134 young people.
There are no footpaths on the Smithfield Road which          1/14/2009 Bob Ellis,          Smithfield Road    Concluded Consultation has previously taken place on Smithfield Road
needs looking at. I have been told that the residents                  Highways                                         with residents, however, there are no accidents and speeds
don’t want footpaths which is why there are none.                      Manager,                                         are low. This would, therefore, be a low priority. The safety
There are 25 residents that go out at dangerous drives                 Shropshire                                       issues should be addressed when the rural A and B speed
at Pell Wall and this needs looking at. A lot of people                Council                                          limit review takes place in the next year (09/10).
walk along Smithfield road to the medical centre and it
is dangerous. The situation has changed. There is a
heavy pedestrian flow now.

There is a national shortage of speech and language          5/20/2008                     Speech             To be
therapists. Would it not be a good idea to do an                                           Therapists         monitored
advertising campaign such as that which has been
done for dentists, maternity staff, teachers and nurses?
Suggestion to use the local press as many mothers are
at home and need to have easy access to information.

Lucy raised an issue from the Fairfield Residents            3/25/2009 Bob Ellis, Senior   Speeding           Concluded Traffic calming is in place within the estate but the estate
Association who have asked for a 20 mph speed limit                    Highways                                         does not qualify for a 20 mph limit under the current policy.
into the estate. There is now a great concern for                      Manager
children due to the speeding cars.
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Comments and Issues                                      Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                         Meeting
Marie asked if there had been any further                  3/25/2009 Bob Ellis,    Speeding              Concluded Bob advised that this will be looked at as part of the 2010/11
consideration to the A529 from Market Drayton being                  Highways                                      A & B roads review. Subsequent to the meeting, Andy Wilde
set at 30 mph.                                                       Manager,                                      from Traffic and Highway Engineering advised that a request
                                                                     Shropshire                                    was received and a response sent in December which
                                                                     Council                                       explained that this did not meet the criteria and therefore
                                                                                                                   could not be included in the programme. It was also felt that
                                                                                                                   this section of the A529 through Pell Wall is very rural in
                                                                                                                   character with the properties set well back and not visible
                                                                                                                   from the road. Therefore it does not appear to be an
                                                                                                                   urbanised environment. An extension to the existing 40mph
                                                                                                                   limit through Woodseaves would make the limit very long
                                                                                                                   and unlikely to be well respected. This road will be
                                                                                                                   considered in the rural 'A' and 'B' roads review.

The drains outside Buttercross Tea room are full with      1/14/2009 Tim Sneddon,      Street Cleaning   Update to   Karen Calder has spoken to Mrs Brisker.
waste. It has never been cleaned in the 2 years I have               Head of                             be
been there. Glass and broken bottles are always                      Environmental                       provided
around after Friday and Saturday night.                              Maintenance,
                                                                     Shropshire
                                                                     Council
Mechanical cleaning needs to be done more regularly.       1/14/2009 Victoria Ashmore, Street Cleaning   To be       18.8.09 Shropshire Council is reviewing the whole sweeper
This is done once a week. There are cigarette ends                   Streetscene                         monitored   fleet at the moment. We are investigating the possibility of
everywhere.                                                          Manager,                                        getting more mechanical sweeping equipment, including
                                                                     Shropshire                                      smaller pavement sweepers.
                                                                     Council

Stafford Street and Queen Street also need looking at      1/14/2009 Tim Sneddon,      Street Cleaning   To be       We looked at these. There are some issues with chewing
which are not on the list. Can we look towards regular               Head of                             monitored   gum by the fish and chip shops. We will be getting specialist
street cleaning.                                                     Environmental                                   gum treatment in. There are street sweepers that clean on a
                                                                     Maintenance,                                    daily basis. Market Drayton is the largest of the towns and
                                                                     Shropshire                                      street sweepers have more to do than in Ellesmere and
                                                                     Council                                         Wem which is why we are trying to increase their hours. The
                                                                                                                     town centre is cleaned every day.
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Comments and Issues                                        Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                           Meeting
I welcome the report on Street Cleaning and glad we          1/14/2009 Tim Sneddon,      Street Cleaning   Concluded Tim thanked Roger for his comments.
will see some progress. Very positive report and can                   Head of
see work is going to be done. Thank you Tim.                           Environmental
                                                                       Maintenance,
                                                                       Shropshire
                                                                       Council
Whilst litter collection is essential, Market Drayton town   9/24/2008 Victoria Ashmore, Street Cleaning   To be       There are two positions in the structure for Education and
centre suffers from daily dropping of fast food                        Streetscene                         monitored   Enforcement Officers. They are based centrally, but cover
containers/cans/plastic bottles. Is there an officer in                Manager,                                        the whole of Shropshire. They will help co-ordinate
any council responsible for campaigning to encourage                   Shropshire                                      Shropshire wide and locally targeted campaigns, including
people not to drop litter? Could we have a publicity                   Council                                         Market Drayton. Shrophire Council is also working closely
campaign? Why do Community Support officers not                                                                        with Keep Britain Tidy who will give support to our
fine people for dropping litter in the “hot spots” ie town                                                             campaigns. Enforcement is an important part of tackling this
square/outside Wilkinsons/by Queen Street car park?                                                                    type of problem. Council officers work closely with the local
                                                                                                                       police including the Community Support Officers to target the
                                                                                                                       people responsible.
The deterioration of roads, walkways and pathways in        9/24/2008 Tim Sneddon,      Street Cleaning    To be       A report was prepared by Tim Sneddon
Salisbury Road, Dalelands, Hungry Lane, Bartons                       Shropshire                           monitored
Road and Old Dalelands area in general. What are                      Council
the County Council’s plans?
What is happening about chewing gum removal? Is             5/20/2008 Tim Sneddon       Street Cleaning    Concluded Tim Sneddon provided a full report on this at a subsequent
there equipment for this? The paving is bad in the car                                                               meeting.
park in Queen Street and so is the covered walkway
from cheshire Street to the market. When will
something be done? It is totally neglected and it is a
big concern for the town.
Is litter collected on Saturday and Sundays? There          5/20/2008 Jo Lancaster,    Street Cleaning     Concluded
often seems to be litter left over.                                   North Shropshire
                                                                      District Council                               A report was provided by Tim Sneddon
Can a new structure be set up on the Shropshire             3/25/2009 Laura Rowley,    Structures          Concluded This information was provided at the Committee meeting on
Council website to indicate the bodies and                            Director of                                    2nd July 2009.
partnerships such as these that the Council liaises with              Resources,
to show what they do.                                                 Shropshire
                                                                      Council
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Comments and Issues                                          Date of     Response From Category              Status      Action/Response
                                                             Meeting
Concern was expressed that the trees should not be             9/24/2008               Trees at Queen        Concluded This has been noted.
felled at the Queen Street Car park as suggested in                                    Street Car park
the response from Jo Lancaster. The removal of the
trees would make the area desolate.
Chris Smith asked if Tony Clay, the youth officer who          5/20/2008 Justine Wase,   Youth Activities    Concluded Details were passed to Tony Clay
spoke at the Woore meeting in September could make                       Resources Admin
contact with the Autograss (motor sport association)                     Officer,
with a view to using their facilities for 12-16 year olds.               Shropshire
The details are as follows: Shropshire Autograss                         Council
Association, North Shropshire 01948 663415.
Shropshire and Telford Autograss Racing 01952
529671
We are getting a new youth shelter. Any parish that            1/14/2009                   Youth Shelter     Concluded Comment noted.
wants a youth shelter, the old one is available. Jack
Wilson, Parish Clerk will be able to help.
A brand and identify is needed to get the messge               5/20/2008                                     Concluded There is a website available for the Local Joint Committee
across about events such as these meetings. Need to                                                                    meetings through the Shropshire Council
advertise on Radio Shropshire or Market Drayton                                                                        www.shropshire.gov.uk - local meetings. Email
Advertiser?                                                                                                            marketdrayton.localmeeting@shropshire.gov.uk with any
                                                                                                                       relevant links or activities that you would like to be included.
                                                                                                                       All meetings are advertised through the local press,
Service                       Category                                   Name               Ext.
                              Broadband                                  Kevin Malone
Environmental Maintenance     Car Parks - Cleansing and gardening        Victoria Ashmore   01939 237506
Environmental Maintenance     Car Parks - Technical Services - general   Zoe Mortimer       01743 281118
Children & Families           Disabled Children                          Kath Robinson
Highways and Traffic          Inner Relief Road                          Martin Allard
Property Services - Estates   Markets                                    Jean Wigley
Older People & Disability     Older People                               Di Beasley
                              Passenger Transport                        Jon Hayes          5433
                              Recycling
Strategy and Development      Regeneration                               Nick Taylor
                              Signs                                      Clive Thomas
                              Signs                                      Tony Jones
                              Speech Therapists                          Simon Kenton
Environmental Maintenance     Street Scene                               Victoria Ashmore 01939 237506
                              Swimming                                   Neil Wilcox
                              Transport                                  Martin Withington
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