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13th October 2021

Shropshire Council is reopening the Community Tree Scheme once again, for planting during the coming season (Autumn / Winter 2021-2022)!

Do you know of groups or individuals who might be interested in entering the scheme? We will only be able to provide trees in multiples of prearranged bundles of 20, rather than offering applicants total freedom of tree species choices and numbers. Successful applicants must be able to collect their trees directly from either of the two places helping us this year – Prees Heath Forest Nursery in the north of the county or John Holliday (formerly Potters Farm Tree Nursery) at Lower Hayton in the south.

Full details of this year’s scheme, how it works and our online application form, can be found at the following webpage: http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/environment/trees-woodlands-and-hedges/shropshire-council-community-tree-scheme-202122/.

Further details with regards to collection will be sent to successful applicants. Applications are processed on a first come first served basis and we will close the scheme when all the available trees are allocated.

So if you know anyone who is interested in planting small areas of woodland or short lengths of hedgerow to enhance the landscape and benefit the wildlife of Shropshire, and would like to receive some free trees to help with that, we look forward to receiving their completed application forms soon!

Alison Hosker

Arboricultural Technician (Amenity Protection). Planning Services – Tree Team, Shropshire Council, PO Box 4826, Shrewsbury, SY1 9LJ

Tel: 01743 254626

www.shropshire.gov.uk

e-mail:  tree.scheme@shropshire.gov.uk

 

26th August 2021

The date for Diddlebury Village Hall’s 2020 and 2021 Annual General Meetings is now

Wednesday 8th September, at 7.30pm at Diddlebury Village Hall.

25th August 2021

See attached poster for details of upcoming film

16th August 2021

Connecting Shropshire made a presentation of broadband options to Diddlebury Parish Council at its' meeting on 28 July. 

A summary of what Connecting Shropshire can offer is included in the document below.

Some of the interim commercial options available to residents are listed on their website: http://connectingshropshire.co.uk/alternative-broadband-solutions/

Details of the new ‘Low Orbiting Satellite’ technology will be added to this web page shortly. Starlink are the current leader in this development. As with all commercial solutions it is up to individuals to undertake their own research and due diligence. The BBC recently include a story on the development which may be helpful. The other new satellite company is Oneweb. They are part owned by the UK government and have recently started discussions with BT about collaboration opportunities. They expect to have some initial commercial broadband services live across parts of the United Kingdom from November 2021.

Another option, is the Universal Service Obligation (USO). Whilst this is a ‘safety net’ for those residents who have slow broadband (under 10 megabits per second), it does not support many residents because the solutions proposed are above and beyond 4G broadband and are costly to implement and well above the threshold of £3400 allowed for in the Government legislation. We have found in most cases households are better served by collaborating and using the Gigabit Voucher Scheme which has higher values.

If anyone has any queries on these matters, including coverage issues in Westhope please contact Connecting Shropshire for more information / advice.

Web: www.connectingshropshire.co.uk

Email: connecting.shropshire@shropshire.gov.uk

Phone: 01743 252203

Chris Taylor

Connecting Shropshire

21st July 2021

DIDDLEBURY PARISH COUNCIL HAS INVITED MR. CHRIS TAYLOR, THE MANAGER OF “CONNECTING SHROPSHIRE”, TO ATTEND THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 28th JULY 2021 AT DIDDLEBURY VILLAGE HALL.

WE ANTICIPATE MR TAYLOR WILL BE INVITED TO SPEAK AT ABOUT 7.40pm.

ALL PARISHIONERS WHO HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUERIES ABOUT BROADBAND PROVISION SHOULD ATTEND THE MEETING TO RAISE THEIR ISSUES WITH MR TAYLOR.