Storm Dennis – staying safe
[Information provided by Shropshire Council]
Shropshire has been badly hit by heavy rainfall during Storm Dennis, and there are many road closures across the county. If you need to report a Highways or Flooding emergency to Shropshire Council please call: 0345 678 9006.
All other non-emergency Highways issues can be reported online through the Shropshire Council portal, or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (response times will be slower if reporting issues via email). Reporting issues correctly is important to make sure the problem is logged, monitored, and actioned quickly and effectively.
Road closures: Shrewsbury
There are currently 16 roads closed in and around Shrewsbury, and residents are strongly urged NOT to drive through flooded roads and road closures for your own safety.
As of 16:45pm on 17th February, the roads currently closed are:
Shrewsbury Town Centre
- Berwick Road
- Sydney Avenue
- Gravel Hill Lane
- Longden Coleham
- Old Coleham
- Coleham Head
- Victoria Avenue
- Coton Hill
- Williams Way
- St Julian Friars
- Raven Meadows is also closed except for access via Meadow Place
- Smithfield Road currently has a lane closure and may be fully closed soon.
- Chilton Farm Lane
- Atcham to Cross Houses
- Cressage to Eaton Constantine
Information and advice
For information and advice on how to stay safe during the flooding, please visit the Storm Dennis webpage on the Shropshire Council website – http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/storm-dennis
For news and up-to-date information about flooding and flood warnings, visit the Environment Agency website – https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings?location=shropshire
Crumbling wall on Church Bank
Anyone travelling on Church Bank by road or by foot will have noticed the crumbling wall and the fallen rocks and stones. This has been a concern for the Church and for the Parish Council for some time. It has been reported to Shropshire Council on several occasions because it is their responsibility.
It was inspected by a structural engineer in December and assessed as structurally sound. The Parish Council were advised to keep a watching brief and in January there was another significant fall of large and small sandstone pieces. This was reported again and the latest response is that repair work will now be part of the Council’s programme of works which start in April.
The engineer wants to be informed of any further deterioration so please do keep reporting it if you see a problem. Thank you to those members of the community who have sent in photos of the recent damage.
Reporting speeding commercial vehicles
Our Safer Roads Group would like photographic evidence of commercial vehicles that fail to comply with the speed limits in the village. You can submit photos via a form on the Contacts menu of the Parish Council website.
You will have to create a login – full details of how to do this and what information is required about the incident are on the website.
For each incident reported the Safer Roads Group will write to the commercial organisation giving them the registration number of the vehicle and the details of the speeding incident. Based on past experience we expect this to make a difference, perhaps a warning to the driver or even an instruction not to use the road through our village.
We will NOT share your personal details with the commercial organisation nor with anyone else without your permission.
Thanks to the Talbot
The Parish Council would like to thank Charlotte and Gavin at the Talbot Inn for allowing us to use the Barn for our meetings in October and December.
On both occasions our usual venue at the Victoria Room was booked but the pub saved the day.