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14th August 2020

A record of the official handing over of the Pavilion to Pontesbury Parish Council, with great thanks to Howard Thorne and Shropshire Homes.

The Pavilion has already proved to be a great community asset, temporarily housing the local foodshare scheme, supporting the setting up of a Good Neighbours Scheme and opening Monday as the new library. We look forward to seeing you!

The library will be open to five members of the public at any one time (following government guidelines) from Monday 17 August 2020 on;

Monday 10am to 12noon.

Tuesday 10am to 3pm (closed 1pm to 2pm).

Thursday 2pm to 4pm.

Saturday 10am to 12noon.

Pictured, social distancing to witness the handover of the Pavilion keys are (left to right): Yvonne Davies (Chair Friends of Pontesbury Library), Cllr Nick Hignett (Shropshire Council/Pontesbury Parish Council), Cllr Duncan Fletcher (Chair Pontesbury Parish Council), Howard Thorne (Shropshire Homes, Cllr Roger Evans (Shropshire Council/Pontesbury Parish Council), Debbie Marais (Parish Clerk)

27th July 2020

 

There is still time to give us your views by completing the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire – either the paper copy delivered to your house or online!

 

The Pontesbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan will set out policies to help ensure a sustainable, vibrant and thriving community for the foreseeable future. For instance, helping to protect the Parish against inappropriate and unwanted development, protecting our green spaces, and supporting new community initiatives.

It is being put together by volunteer residents for the benefit of everyone in the community.

Earlier in July a survey was delivered by post, to every household in the parish. Please take time to complete and return it by Friday 31 July 2020, and let us know what kind of community you would like to live in.  You can also complete the questionnaire online at www.pontesburyneighbourhoodplan.org.uk.  If you have the option of completing it online please do so, as your answers won’t need to be transcribed and it will save costs.  However, we do realise that this is not an option for everyone and we really want to hear the views of as many people as possible so there is also a freepost envelope included for  you to return the print questionnaire.

 

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing your views.

 

27th July 2020

 

There is still time to give us your views by completing the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire – either the paper copy delivered to your house or online!

 

The Pontesbury Parish Neighbourhood Plan will set out policies to help ensure a sustainable, vibrant and thriving community for the foreseeable future. For instance, helping to protect the Parish against inappropriate and unwanted development, protecting our green spaces, and supporting new community initiatives.

It is being put together by volunteer residents for the benefit of everyone in the community.

Earlier in July a survey was delivered by post, to every household in the parish. Please take time to complete and return it by Friday 31 July 2020, and let us know what kind of community you would like to live in.  You can also complete the questionnaire online at www.pontesburyneighbourhoodplan.org.uk.  If you have the option of completing it online please do so, as your answers won’t need to be transcribed and it will save costs.  However, we do realise that this is not an option for everyone and we really want to hear the views of as many people as possible so there is also a freepost envelope included for  you to return the print questionnaire.

 

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing your views.

 

27th July 2020

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<p>Description automatically generated Vision for a green future – Still places available

Help us create the vision for a green future and tackling climate change in Pontesbury through our

neighbourhood plan at an online workshop on Thursday, 30 July at 6pm.

Pontesbury Parish Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan to give our community a much bigger

say in how the area develops over the next 15–20 years. The plan needs widespread public engagement

so that it reflects the needs and interests of the community, and ensures that development and change

happen in ways that are genuinely sustainable.

The public is more concerned about climate change than ever before. The UK government has

committed to reduce carbon emissions to nothing by 2050, so within the period of our plan, radical

action needs to be well underway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of

climate change.

We want your help to see how Pontesbury could contribute. What will Pontesbury be like in 2030?

How have we changed things to make it greener (ideally zero carbon), and more sustainable? How have

we changed the way we generate and use energy, how we travel, the buildings we live and work in, and

where we put new development? How are we protecting and enhancing wildlife and adapting to extreme

weather? And how could these changes make Pontesbury a better, healthier place to live and work?

The 3 hour workshop will be facilitated by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. No specialist knowledge

is needed, just enthusiasm to get involved and openness to think about the future. The outputs will be

policy ideas for inclusion within your neighbourhood plan and ideas for possible community actions

and initiatives to run in parallel with it. Please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@pontesburypc.org.uk

if you would like to attend. Limited places available.

 

 

7th July 2020

We are pleased to say that the play area off Station Road has now partially reopened.  Please be aware of the new government guidelines that now apply to all play areas and realise that coronavirus safety is also in your hands.  The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and so we are asking you to take on this responsibility by:

• Social distancing
• If the play area is busy, wait or come back later
• Using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
• Please take any litter and wipes home with you

We have a few maintenance issues with the junior play area so unfortunately this will need to stay closed for a bit longer.  We are working on this as fast as we can as we know how beneficial outdoor play is to young children. 

Thank you for your patience.

 

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