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15th March 2021

Elections are happening on in Shropshire on 6th May 2021 - for parsh councils, Shropshrie Council and the Police and Commisisoner

Shropshire Council is the authority responsible for organising Parish Council elections. For full details please refer to Shropshire Council’s website through this link. 

KEY DATES 

    • Notice of Election – 15 March 2021
    • Close of Nominations – 4pm 8 April 2021
    • Close of Withdrawals – 4pm 8 April 2021
    • Statement of Persons Nominated – no later than 4pm 9 April 2021
    • Last day to Register to Vote – Midnight Monday 19 April 2021
    • Last day to apply for postal vote – 5pm Tuesday 20 April 2021
    • Notice of Poll – no later than Tuesday 27 April
    • Polling Day – Thursday 6 May 2021
    • The Count – Sunday 9 May 2021

WHAT DO LOCAL COUNCILS DO?

Your parish serves your local community. Our work falls into three main categories:

  • Delivery of services 
  • Improve quality of life for residents 
  • Give communities a democratic voice

BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR

As a parish councillor you can become a voice for your community and make a real change. Councillors are community leaders and represent the interests of the communities they serve. Local councillors have three main responsibilities:

  • Decision-making 
  • Monitoring
  • Getting involved locally 

GETTING ELECTED

To stand for election to a parish council you must both:

  • Be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member State of the European Union
  • Be at least 18 years old

AND MEET AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 4 CRITERIA:

  • Be an elector of the parish council; or
  • In the past 12 months occupied land or other premises in the area the parish council serves (as owner or tenant); or
  • Work in the area parish council serves (as your principal or only place of work); or
  • Live within three miles of the parish council boundary
2nd September 2020

The Shropshire Local Plan Review will set a development strategy to 2038. This includes the proposed allocation of Ford as a community hub for circa 125 dwellings. The Pre-Submission (Reg 18) draft of the Local Plan is currently out for consultation. The parish council has produced a summary within the newsletter on the Local Plan which can be downloaded below.

You can have your say by:

· Submitting your comments to Shropshire Council by 30th Sep 2020, 5pm (see comments form in the newsletter  or comment online at  https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/reg-18-pre-submission-draft-local-plan-consultation/

The Parish Council is holding a public meeting, remotely via Zoom on 8th September 2020 at 7pm 

Link to join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88932441916

15th August 2020

The parish council has decided that the play area needs to remain closed. The government guidance is very specific and at the present time the parish council feels the risk of reopening is too high. The wider playing field area is open but we would urge people to socially distance and ensure good hygiene. 

22nd July 2020
26th March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is one of the biggest challenges our society has seen and we are grateful to the community for coming together to fight this. Key info can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The parish council has had to make some changes to how it operates during the coronavirus pandemic. The key changes are

1) The play area and ball court within the recreation field will be fully closed until further notice. The field itself remains open.

2) The 14th April Annual Parish Meeting is cancelled. Further meetings are under review.

3) The parish council has set up arrangments to deal with urgent business via email - please email chsparishcouncil@gmail.com with any parish matters

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