Please note, we’re running a full bar now rather than BYO…
Shropshire Car Club CIC has 4 vehicles in Shrewsbury which are parked in the St. Julian Friars and Frankwell car parks. They are petrol-driven Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus and diesel-driven Ford Focus Estate and Ford C-Max. The car club is worth looking at by anyone as an alternative to car ownership if you only need to use your car occasionally. The cost is £4.50 hour / £35 per 24 hours and 21p a mile (which includes fuel).
For more info click on the the attached image or got to http://www.co-wheels.co.uk/
!WANTED! A Transport Group
Since it (Paul) moved to Stroud earlier in the year, we have been devoid of a transport group – but there is a definite need for one in this town!
The ‘Relief’ Road
Pedestrian Crossings, and sequencing thereof
Cycling routes, Reclaim The Streets!
Traffic in town and potential road closures
And many more besides…
Hold meetings and badger the relevant parties… The full support of fellow Transitionistas may be counted upon.
Someone who’s up for it basically…
Civic pride, empowerment, and a wonderful sense of belonging and satisfaction.
Well, here is probably best.
This Friday at the Bird’s Nest cafe in the market 6 til 10.
We decided not to show a film or anything, but just have a do so we can all get together and have a chat!
The Bird’s Nest will have all of its usual fabulous offerings, plus beer and wine. Everyone welcome, we looking forward to seeing/meeting you!
(I’ll start film nights again in September, promise…)
!!!!TTS SUMMER SOLSTICE SOCIAL!!!!
Friday June 21st, 6pm til 10pm – Bird’s Nest Cafe (in the Market)
Music, Film, Chat, etc…
And then perhaps a walk to the Coton Hill allotments and a fire…
!MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW!
Friends of the Earth Shrewsbury’s new Shrewsbury Green Guide is online and live now!
Our annual AGM will take place on Thursday, 6th June at 7pm, at the Shrewsbury Coffee House, Castle Foregate.
All are invited, please come along!
As some of you may have seen, the council are seriously considering selling off a parcel of land on London Road for up to 56 plots for self-build projects.
The council are currently taking note of interested parties, and would particularly welcome interest from groups who might develop several plots together.
It is all very early days, they are currently having the various required land surveys done etc, but there is a very real chance that this will happen.
Who would be interested in forming a self-build group and potentially taking this further?
Please contact James Smith – firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding the proposed South Shropshire ‘sustainable’ urban extension – the first phase of which has now been submitted for planning and would have a major impact on the Rae Brook valley. The proposals have not been well advertised and are not aware of the scale of what is being proposed. The closing date for comments on the application is Thursday!
The thoughts of Mike Streetly, whom we broadly agree with:
1) Visual impact – there has been no visual impact assessment of either the SSSUE or Sutton Grange proposals. Given the scale of the development, this is a major omission and it’s hard to assess how big the impact will be without this assessment being carried out
2) Impact of development as a barrier to access to the countryside from Belle Vue. As Shrewsbury grows these green corridors will be more and more important. The proposed development does not give adequate attention to these important features.
3) Impact on the Rae Brook
4) Transport for school children – this is supposed to be a sustainable development but, given the distance to local schools, it seems likely that most primary age children will travel by car. School transport is not specifically addressed in the transport assessment.
5) The proposed housing only meets the minimum energy efficiency standards – for a sustainable development we should be demanding the highest standards
6) The mix of housing: more than half is allocated to 4/5 bedrom houses whereas the clear message in the SSSUE consultation was that local people want starter homes and small family houses. The proposed houses are for affluent commuters not for local familes.
Please do log on and leave your comments – we can change proposals like this for the better!