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Wanted: trainee social workers
Would you like to make a real difference to the lives of Shropshire children?
We’re recruiting a number of trainee children’s social workers. You’ll get to train on the job, while studying for a degree in social work with University Centre Shrewsbury. Once you graduate you’ll be offered a job as a qualified social worker.
If you’d like more information, please email ask.HR@shropshire.gov.uk
John celebrates 40 years in local government
On 2 July, John Battye celebrated 40 years as a building control officer.
Starting his career in 1979 at Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, John has seen many changes during this time and survived seven prime ministers. For context, in his first year the average house price was £13,650 and Sony launched a portable cassette player called a Walkman.
Reflecting on his time in local government John said:
“I have always been, still am and hopefully will be for the near future, proud to work in local government and be part of all we do to improve people’s lives. I really don’t think I’ll make it to 50 years, which is why I’m celebrating today.”
Hats off to you John – that’s quite an achievement!
Summer Reading Challenge for ages 4-11
Are you ready for an out of this world adventure this summer with Space Chase?
Prepare for lift off as we travel across the galaxy on a very special reading mission: it’s the Summer Reading Challenge 2019!
Shropshire Libraries are calling for children aged 4-11 to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019.
Taking part is simple and easy. All Shropshire Libraries are taking part so all you need to do is sign up at your local library – it’s free.
Shannon represents Shropshire in London after winning competition
On Wednesday 19 June, Shannon Franklin, planning and enforcement officer, spoke at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)’s Planning Convention 2019 at County Hall, London.
Shannon was invited to speak after winning a competition in which she answered “What will planning look like in 2040?” She presented to an audience of 250 her vision of what planning might look like in the future, focusing on implications of social media data and artificial intelligence on public engagement in planning. She predicts that in 20 years’ time planners, will be able to use artificial intelligence to determine where to build and what the public think of planning applications.
Well done to Shannon on your winning competition entry and flying the flag for Shropshire.