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Shropshire Cllr Ed Potter

As way of a brief introduction I am very honoured to have been elected to represent Loton as your Unitary Councillor which includes the parishes of Great Ness and Little Ness.  Please feel free to contact me via email or on 07779117802 if you have any issues. I shall be attending parish council meetings and would be happy to meet with residents before hand or alternatively I will be happy to come and see you at a convenient time. 


Quite a bit to report on as it has been a very busy summer for issues,  many have been resolved, some are ongoing and some I will continue to persevere although at times it seems like things move a snails pace we often get there in the end (with fingers crossed and touching wood),

Firstly some general updates, after 5 months of this financial year with the need to make £51million in savings the councils looks to have made in the region of £34 million. However the pressures in Children's and Adults' Social Care continue to rise in years so £51 million is likely to be the minimum need. This is putting pressure on all service areas and it perhaps no surprise addressing the issues which come to my attention are hard fought to resolve.

Waste - following the restructure of routes and changes to collection days for some residents Veolia have undertake to a review to make sure things are working efficiently. It appears they can make some efficiencies in time, fuel etc by making some further changes which are likely to effect 600ish households in the Loton division. In the coming weeks all these homes will be written to directly and will receive a new calendar outlining what their new collection day will be. It often takes a week or two to bed in and if there are missed collections these can be reported through Shropshire Councils Website or let me know and I will sort.

Staying on waste- the Green bins that were originally issued by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council pre 2009 look like they have started to fail with big splits appearing down them. Again a new bin can be arranged through the council website free of charge replacing the broken one. Any issues with this give me a shout.

Some parish specific issues which have been dealt with but worth keeping an eye on. With the waste bins at the Nesscliffe Country Park and Great Ness Cemetery which wasn’t collected for nearly 10 weeks this should have been dealt with.

The bin lorry clashing with the School drop off times at St Andrews Nesscliffe should be resolved for the start of the new term.  

Road Surfaces seem to be a big issue - Felton Butler and Valeswood are both n need of attention and the council are aware.

As ever if there is an issue you think I can assist with please get in touch and look forward to seeing many of you at the September Parish Council Meetings


Edward Potter

Shropshire Counciilor Loton Division ( including Communities of Alberbury with Cardeston, Montford, Great and Little Ness, Westbury and Yockleton)


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