Following elections on 4 June 2009, Keith Roberts, Conservatives, has been elected Shropshire Council Councillor for Radbrook. He beat Anne Woolland, Liberal Democrats, the only other candidate, with 754 votes against 723. Voter turnout was 48.51%, with a total electorate of 3,082. In an uncontested election, Keith Roberts was also elected Shrewsbury Town Councilor for Radbrook Ward.



At Radbrook Campus, Radbrook Road on Friday, 12 June from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Self-help tips for anyone wanting to return to work, including how to present yourself for interview, writing a CV, completing job applications, gaining self confidence. Cost £5. To enrol, contact 01743 342333.



On Friday, 1 May, over 130 children took their bicycles into school  for security marking by community police and local police officers and Dr Bike from Stan Jones checked tyres. Children also had a chance to try the ‘smoothy bike’ – a bicycle fitted with a liquidiser that made a smoothy by pedal power. Ingredients were supplied by the local Co-op Store. Monday, 18 May is the beginning of walk to school week when children are asked to encourage parents to leave their car at home and walk to school.



The Blood Transfusion Service will be visiting the Community Centre on Wednesday, 13 May from 9.45 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. For further details and to book an appointment, call 08457 711711.



A workshop was due to be held at the Community Centre commencing on Monday, February 9. This 8-week workshop will now take place on the second and fourth Mondays of the month commencing Monday, 9 March from 7.15 – 9.15 p.m. The aim is to help change relationships from reaction to genuine understanding, incorporating the NVC process pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg. For more information contact Jacqueline on 01743 241933.



To help with the credit crunch, the cost of lunches and dinners has been reduced at Descartes Restaurant on Radbrook College Campus. Lunch Tuesday to Friday now £5.95. Orders taken from 12.15 p.m. to 12.45 p.m. Dinner Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for only £12.95.  Orders taken from 6.45 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. All meals are prepared and served by the catering students. Booking essential. Phone 01743 363973 or 342666.



Vodafone has lodged an appeal with the Secretary of State in respect of the installation of a 10m mast to support 3 no shrouded antennas and 1 equipment cabinet and associated development at a site near the shopping centre on Bank Farm Road. For further information on the appeal contact Mrs J Salter, Technical Officer – Planning, at The Guildhall on 01743 281378. You can also see details of the appeal on the SABC website. Residents who submitted comments following the original application for planning permission have already received letters about this, stating that anyone wishing to change or modify their comments must do so by 13 February.



Flu clinics will be held at Radbrook Green Surgery from 8.30 – 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, October 25. Clinics will also be held from 2 – 3.30 p.m. on Thursday, November 6. Flu clinics are for patients over 65 and those who are classed as ‘vulnerable’. You are free to attend on whichever date suits best  and the November 6 date is for those unable to attend the Saturday sessions.  No appointment required.



The first match of the season was held at Picklescott and the Radbrook team took part with only two team members as they were unable to make up a full team of four. However, the team of two – David Barrow and Marion Howarth – managed a creditable fourth place. Last year, Radbrook’s team came top of the second division quiz league and were duly promoted to play in the first division. Anyone interested in helping to make up a full team should contact Ian Pritchard on 01743 233187 before the next quiz takes place at Marton in November.



Vodafone’s planning application for a phone mast was refused by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council Planning Department on 14 October 2008. More information on the SABC website.


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