Mopping up casework from the Election

Over the course of the election and the months, beforehand, a number of issues were brought to my attention that still needs attention. Despite losing the County Election I will continue to work with residents to improve the situation. Given the lack of action previously this will keep me busy for a while.

  • Speeding and traffic particularly on Station Road, Top Street, Boot Street in Whittington, Babbinswood and Queens Head.
Just one of the highest speeds recorded in Queens Head - the highest was 52 in that session
Just one of the highest speeds recorded in Queens Head – the highest was 52 in that session
  • Parking issues particularly around Station Road and Three Trees in Whittington, and at the Cross in West Felton, when the school opens and closes
    The pinch point on Station Road causes traffic problems, damage to parked cars and near misses for pedestrians as vehicles mount pavement
    The pinch point on Station Road causes traffic problems, damage to parked cars and near misses for pedestrians as vehicles mount pavement
  • Broken blind spot mirror on Station Road junction by level crossing was reported to me. This mirror has been broken for quite a while apparently and is a pain for residents coming out of the junction seeing traffic approaching from the right. This is quite dangerous so I reported it straight away.
    Broken blindspot mirror is a problem for residents and a traffic safety issue
    Broken blindspot mirror is a problem for residents and a traffic safety issue. Reported
    The sign was broken as far back as September 2016 on Google Street view. For something with safety implications it should have been fixed by now
    The sign was broken as far back at least far as September 2016 on Google Street view. For something with safety implications, it should have been fixed by now
  • Again on Station Road, residents complained about a collapsing manhole and loose lid making noise.
    Manhole collapsing in Station Road - sprayed up in election period. Trying to look like it was going to be fixed?
    Manhole collapsing in Station Road – sprayed up in the election period. Trying to look like it was going to be fixed? No surprise is still isn’t fixed
  • Speeding traffic past the houses on Berghill Lane Babbinswood and vehicles using the lane as a Rabbit Run. Residents had complained that traffic was speeding past the houses and had previously complained. It is obvious to me that these Signs are far too near the junction with the B5009 and provide scant protection or amenity to residents on Berghill Lane
    These National Speed limit signs are in the wrong place and need moving further along Berghill Lane to the end of the houses
    These National Speed limit signs are in the wrong place and need moving further along Berghill Lane to the end of the houses
  • Fly-tipping in the Woods between Inglis Road and The Venue, Parkhall. Resident in Park Hall complained to me that they couldn’t let their kids play in the woods anymore because of the fly-tipping and the potential worry of needles in the rubbish. The fact that the source of the rubbish is a site owned by Shropshire Council makes Shropshire Council’s inability to clear up this mess laughable.
    Fly-tipping in Park Hall from a Shropshire Council owned site
    Fly-tipping in Park Hall originating from a Shropshire Council owned site
  • The need for a footpath on the missing section of Burma Road, Park Hall. This is problem pedestrians accessing the Venue or further afield along this road.
Considering the needs of residents to accessing The Venue, Park Hall by foot, Burma Rd with no footpath is definitely a problem
Considering the needs of residents to accessing The Venue, Park Hall by foot, Burma Rd with no footpath is definitely a problem
Parents and Supporters on MLU protest march on the same stretch with no footpath illustrate the problem for pedestrians
Parents and Supporters on MLU protest march on the same stretch with no footpath illustrates the problem for pedestrians