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Would you like to be an Instagram star?
Late last year Shropshire Council set up an Instagram account, as a new way of sharing our news, promoting our services, and engaging with local people. To date we’ve built up a following of 776 people…
We’re looking to make better use of Instagram and we need your help.
- Members of staff that we can photograph doing their job. We’ll then share these photos on Instagram to promote your service and your work.
- Photographs that you’ve taken in the course of your work. We can then share these on Instagram to promote the work of your team/service area.
If you’d like to volunteer to be photographed, or want to share your photos, please email email@example.com.
Parking at Shirehall
You may have read or heard from colleagues of Shropshire Council’s plans to replace two tennis courts that are in a state of disrepair with a new carpark for staff to alleviate the parking pressures currently being experienced. Last week, Shropshire Council was granted planning permission to carry out this work that will create 47 additional parking spaces for a temporary term of 2 years.
In the meantime, please be considerate of others when parking in staff carparks and avoid blocking people in.
Over the last few weeks there have been a number of incidences where people’s cars have been blocked in by others. To stop this happening, please make sure that you only park in marked bays. It’s also important that routes through the car parks are kept clear for emergency vehicles.
The dedicated disabled parking bays are available only for staff and visitors with disabilities. They must be kept free for users with disabilities at all times. Any staff found to be using these parking bays inappropriately will be reported to their line manager.
Shropshire’s Great Outdoors scheme – the perfect gift for countryside lovers
The ‘Shropshire’s Great Outdoors’ scheme was launched in December 2016, with all membership fees put towards the maintenance of Shropshire Council’s countryside parks and sites.
Now the scheme has been developed for its second year to appeal to a greater range of people, and the list of member benefits has also been revised and improved.
It now offers individual, joint and family membership, and a wide range of member benefits, including:
- Free parking at Shropshire Council’s countryside sites
- Discounts at The Boathouse in Ellesmere, and Severn Valley County Park café
- 10% discount on many events at Theatre Severn and Old Market Hall in Shrewsbury
- Discounts on room bookings at the Warden’s Bungalow in Ellesmere
- 10% discounts on events being held at Severn Valley Country Park.
It’s hoped that the list of member benefits will continue to grow in the coming year.
For more information including the full range of member benefits and to join, visit www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk.
West Mercia Police award for housing officers working with rough sleepers in Shrewsbury
Two Shropshire Council officers are to be commended for their work in supporting rough sleepers in Shrewsbury.
Rob Caffery and Teri Dunham of Shropshire Council’s housing services team have, along with the other members of the Homeless Outreach Street Triage (HOST) team, been nominated by the West Mercia Shropshire Command Team for a West Mercia Police Superintendent’s Commendation, in recognition of the outstanding work undertaken by the HOST project.