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Hanging baskets on display

The Parish Council have paid for hanging baskets again this year to make a colourful impression in the village. It’s such a simple thing to do to brighten up our streets and give enjoyment to residents and visitors.

The Cliffe ownership and maintenance 

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It’s been said a few times but you may have missed it. The 32 acre section of the Cliffe that is in our parish is now owned by Ruyton XI Towns Parish Council. We purchased it outright when it was discovered that it was owned by the Bradford Estate and not Shropshire Council as previously assumed. The details of this will be published at some stage in the near future when we celebrate this fact in a bigger way.

In the meantime we are forming a volunteer group called the Cliffe Crew to maintain the precious heathland habitat. Lee, our Shropshire Council Park Ranger, will lead this group with the expectation that they meet once a month. If you are interested in being part of this group then please let us know using the contact form on our website.

Data from our speed signs

Two vehicle activated speed signs have been in place now for some weeks. The signs are a visible reminder to motorists about their speed through the village. They also let pedestrians know what speed the vehicles are travelling which can act as a deterrent.

The signs gather data as well, which can be downloaded and analysed. It makes for interesting reading and interpretation, much of it good. However there are notable exceptions and recognisable patterns. The Safer Roads Group will use this data to alert and inform the police, Shropshire Council, and other organisations.

Better Broadband

If you suffer with slow broadband you can get help from the Better Broadband Scheme.

Our MP Owen Paterson recently wrote to all local Parish Councils to let them know that the Government has extended the scheme until the end of 2019. The Better Broadband Scheme offers a subsidised basic broadband connection to anyone unable to get download speeds of at least 2 mbps, and who will not benefit from the superfast broadband roll out within the next 12 months.

For more information about the scheme and for details of how to apply click on the following link – Better Broadband Scheme

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