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Below you will find my top my top 5 latest news stories relating to the Liberal Democrats, Shropshire, West Felton Parish Council and Whittington Division

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Local Plan Review Consultation deadline fast approaching

Shropshire Council’s Local Plan review consultation closes on the 8th of February. It is important that as many people as possible respond. If you want sites added or removed from the plan, or to have an impact on the overall strategy, now is the time to comment. Once things get locked in and become policy it …

West Felton LED street light with an old Sodium light behind

LED street lights on the way for West Felton

Last Tuesday West Felton Parish Council agreed to upgrade their remaining street lights to LED street lights. I am grateful that colleagues supported my proposition to carry out the upgrades. I only wish Shropshire Council were so enlightened. Instead, their light upgrades will take 36 years. The upgrades will be paid for from the CIL …


The Court closure confirmed with £600,000 price tag

For a little while rumours circulated that The Court nursing home had closed. The nursing home in West Felton has now been put up for sale for £600,000 confirming The Court closure. This is sad news for the village and the wider community. Sad for the staff and the residents. It is never good when part …

CIL Local Fund: Top 20 parish areas per capita

West Felton risks losing £325,000 CIL Local Funds to Oswestry

At our Last Parish Council meeting, during the report from our Shropshire Councillor, Steve Charmley, announced that there was £12m unspent in the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) ‘Local Fund’ pot and that they wanted to move this into the ‘Strategic’ pot because they didn’t have enough money to do the things they wanted to do. CIL wasn’t …

David Walker, a Civil Engineering Sureyor, at one of the many unplanned housing sites.

West Felton 45% & Whittington 25% more houses since 2011

Across the Country and the Shropshire in particular, people are crying out for more affordable homes, to buy and rent. In Shropshire, the average house price is £220,352 with the average wage standing at £24,481. The average house is now 11 times the average wage. Putting most house beyond the reach of many ordinary hard-working …


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Liberal Democrats believe in grafting for our communities. We get out there and we get stuck in. We don’t get lost in committees. So we actively campaign on the issues that matter to you. When you elect us to do a job, we unsurprisingly, do a job. This means we work for you and feed issues into our councils rather than just feed you what comes the other way. In short, we work as your champion and as your advocate with our local authorities.

You will find information on these campaigns in the news section and organised by category/topic summarised below.

My latest issues are listed below:


Newsletters & Leaflets

Newsletters & Leaflets are an important part of how Liberal Democrats keep in touch with residents. They are delivered for free by volunteers. Liberal Democrats work all year round. When we say that we actually do it. Other parties rarely contact you between elections.

I will be regularly delivering these around West Felton and Whittington to make sure residents are kept informed about issues in our area. If you would like to help me by delivering some or have any issues that you think should be covered then please get in touch.

Here are some of my most recent Focus leaflets:


Contact Me

For most of us, for most of the time, things go smoothly on a daily basis. However, who do you turn to if you need help and advice? Often this is readily apparent and easily remedied. Councillors at all levels are there or should be there to help at the times when it isn’t. If you have a problem and don’t know where to turn then ask your Councillor is good general advice.

If you need help or advice on Planning matters, potholes, road safety, speed limits, litter, public transport, tourism and economic development or another public/council service then feel free to contact me. I am happy to advise or act as an advocate on your behalf where I can.  I have a wealth of knowledge and experience both as a Councillor (Town/Parish, District and County levels), an IT Manager and as a Civil Engineering Surveyor/Land Surveyor.

For example., over the years I have helped people with:

  • Secure funding for enhancement projects for local amenities
  • Adding or removing housing adaptations
  • Acted as an advocate on planning matters, both for and against planning applications
  • Emergency flooding situations
  • Noise Nuisance and environmental problems
  • re-housing in a crisis

If you have an issue or a concern in West Felton Parish or the wider Whittington Division, then please do get in touch and I will try and help where I can. Whilst I may not be able to help directly in some cases I can lobby or apply pressure through a campaign on your behalf.

Need help and advice with an issue in West Felton or Whittington?
Then please contact me:

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Useful numbers and links:

Shropshire Council: Report a problem >> call 0345 678 9000
Police non-emergency >> call 101
NHS non-emergency >> call 111
Citizens Advice >>  03444 111 444
Samaritans >> 116 123
Shelter >>  0808 800 4444

Shropdoc >> 0333 222 66 55
NOTE: Shropdoc telephone service is stopping on the 3rd of July 2018.
From this date, you will need to call 111 to speak to a fully trained NHS adviser.