Shrewsbury shopping centres value drops by £38 million
Shropshire Council has reported that the statutory valuation at 31
March 2021 of the Shrewsbury Shopping centres’ is £12,350,000, compared
with £17,500,000 in March 2020. This drop in property value is not
unique to Shrewsbury. There are widely reported falls in value across
the UK as retailers and leisure operators face challenging times and
changing business models, due to increased online shopping and the
Covid-19 pandemic. The likely downturn in retail value was understood at
the outset as the wider retail landscape was changing.
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City status bid for Shrewsbury ruled out
Shropshire Council has ruled out putting Shrewsbury forward for city
status in a contest to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year. The county town has lost out in two previous civic awards competitions,
but the council says no bid will be drawn up this time around due to
resources being focussed on the pandemic.
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Main road into Shrewsbury town centre shut as falling wall hits passer-by
Street was closed around 11.30am on Wednesday after rubble
was spotted falling from above Toni & Guy hairdressers. The person hit received a "minor injury", Shropshire Council has said. A
statement on the fire service's log said: "At 11.31am, SFRS Fire
Control received a call reporting an incident classified as building
collapse in Shrewsbury. Two
fire appliances including the aerial ladder platform were mobilised
from Shrewsbury. An operations officer was in attendance. Corner of building collapsed, crews assessing scene."
Via Shropshire Star3,800 ambulance hours 'lost' due to handover delays at Shropshire hospitals
Between New Year’s Day and July 14, transfers exceeding 30 minutes have
amounted to 2,245 hours at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and 1,560 hours
at Telford’s Princess Royal Hospital. In a report for the West Midlands Ambulance Service’s (WMAS) governing
trust, nursing, medical and commissioning chiefs write that the
situation has “shown a significant deterioration” across the region and
warn that, if trends continue, by December the effect could be
equivalent to losing 46 ambulances altogether.
Via Shropshire StarPolice search for suspects over racist abuse after Hereford v Shrewsbury
West Mercia force is asking for help identifying several men it says
were responsible for both disorder and racially aggravated public order
The abuse happened after Shrewsbury played a pre-season friendly away at Hereford last week. Police have released images of the suspects taken by officers' body-worn cameras. Shrewsbury Town won the pre-season friendly game at Edgar Street 2-1.
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