Shropshire County News

Register of Electors 2011

Shropshire Council will be undertaking its annual canvass of households during September and November.  Even if no details have changed, it is important that everyone replies, to ensure that all eligible electors’ names are included on the next Register.

The Council is sending out forms that have been printed with the information that they currently have for each household.  If there are no changes to that information, although you can sign and post the form back, the quickest and most efficient way of registering is by using the freephone, text messaging or internet registration services provided by the authority.  Instructions on how to do this are shown on the front of the form.  Householder details that require changing, must however be made in writing on the form and should be sent back without delay.

What some people don’t realise is that paying Council Tax and Electoral Registration are not actually linked.  Your local Council Tax Office usually only has details of the main account holder, whereas the Electoral Registration Officer needs to have the names of all people eligible to vote.

More and more people are finding out that if their name does not appear on the Register of Electors, they may have problems when they try to obtain credit or a mortgage.  Even if no national election is likely, there sometimes local by-elections, so people should always register as soon as they move house to ensure that they are able to vote.

More information about the annual canvass can be obtained from Shropshire Council’s Electoral Services Team at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury (Tel. 0345 678 9015) or can be found on the Council’s website – http://www.shropshire.gov.uk.

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Events in Shropshire

Wheely Good Walk

Saturday 12th March 10.30am–12.30pm

A ranger led walk around Stanmore Country Park. The site is very level making the walk ideal for wheelchairs, push chairs and less able walkers. Learn all about the history of the site as a former RAF training camp, and find out about the fantastic wildlife that now lives there.

Adults £2.50 Children £1.50

Meet at the car park on Stanmore Country Park at 10:30am. The park is a little over 1 mile east of Bridgnorth, just off the A458 Stourbridge Road and next to Stanmore Industrial estate WV15 5HP. Contact 01746-781192 for more information

SPRING RAMBLE

Sunday 20th March, 10am-3pm

Join a ranger-led 6 mile ramble as spring arrives in Shropshire. Panoramic views from High Rock, peace and quiet along the River Worfe and the fascinating history and wildlife of Stanmore Country Park. Bring a packed lunch!  The walk will include some stiles and potentially some muddy footpaths. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Adults £2.50 Children £1.50

Meet at the car park on Stanmore Country Park. The park is a little over 1 mile east of Bridgnorth, just off the A458 Stourbridge Road and next to Stanmore Industrial Estate. Post code: WV15 5HP. Contact 01746-781192 for more information

Mothers day Love Spoons

Saturday 26th March  12-2pm

This year Mothers day is 3rd April, show your Mum how much she means to you by decorating a mothers day spoon especially for her. We will be painting the spoons and adding ribbons and beads. Why not bring Mum along so she can enjoy the view and watch you make her gift? £5.00 each spoon

Meet at Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley


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