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Council Welcomes Government's Plan to lift lockdown
The council have welcomed the plan by the government to bring the country out of lockdown, and have provided a handy infographic to display the 4 step plan. The plan is a guide at the moment and dates are subject to infection and hospitalisation rates.

Via Shropshire Council

SFC Wholesale recall chicken products sold in Shropshire

If you have bought SFC chicken poppets and take home boneless buckets DO NOT EAT, instead take the product back to the shop you bought it from for a full refund. Full details and Food Standards Agency information available at the link below.

Via Shropshire Council

River Severn hydro-electric plant revived after 10 years in the can
Shrewsbury Town Council have revived plans to build a hydro-electric plant at the weir. Plans were mooted 10 years ago when changes to the feed in tariff (the price paid for electric sold to the national grid) rendered the project unviable. The town council intends to spend £30,000 on a feasibility study for the project.

Via Shropshire Star

Council and University Centre Shrewsbury to cement partnership
University Centre Shrewsbury and Shropshire Council have written to Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, to enter into a new property lease, allowing The Guildhall in Shrewsbury to continue as a teaching and learning venue for UCS. Despite the pandemic, applications have risen and bringing more students to the area is a part of Shrewsbury's Big Town Plan.

Via Shropshire Council

Cars could be driving on the north west relief road in 2 years
Plans have now been submitted for the North West Relief Road, and if approved cars could be driving down it in just 2 years. The plans have been in the making for 30 years now, and planners are eager to 
have the plans approved, although they have met with criticism stating it is an out of date solution. The plans for the road hope to reduce traffic on the centres Smithfield Road by 30 percent, and it is expected to cost £87.1 million.

Via Shropshire Star

Weekly COVID Stats

The UK COVID alert level has been reduced from five to four in all four UK nations, meaning the NHS is no longer under imminent threat of being overwhelmed. However people should still remain vigilant as transmission and hospitalisation rates are still "very high" according to the four UK Chief Medical Officers.

Via BBC News

Positive tests: 350 (-105)
Rate per 100k resident population: 128.1
Deaths within 28 days of positive test: 21 (-2)
Patients admitted to hospital:
 105 (-30)

All stats available at

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