Vodafone has now put in plans to erect a 10 m mobile phone mast on Bank Farm Road, just by the new puffin crossing. Objectors should write to the Planning Department, Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council, Guildhall, Frankwell quoting 08/1071/MAS and send a copy to Mono Consultants Ltd., 96-98 King Street, London W6 OQW. Neighbourhood consultation expiry: 28 September 2008. Decision target: 24 October 2008.



Dog fouling is causing concern for several residents. It is an offence to allow your dog to foul in a public place. Please have consideration for other people and clean up after your dog. [20 August 2008]



The Fields Newsagents on Radbrook Green served its last papers and magazines to the public on Tuesday.  The newsagent’s shop was the hub of the community and has provided a first-class service to residents for the past 21 years. In future, if you want to buy your newspaper at the Shopping Centre you can do so at the Co-op store, which will be opening its doors at 7 a.m. Monday to Saturday. However, the Co-op’s trading hours on Sunday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so if you want to buy your paper before 10 a.m. on Sunday you will need to go elsewhere. If you’d like to have your newspapers delivered, try Porthill Stores on Woodfield Road, Copthorne.



A new road crossing is being installed on Longden Road near the junction of Bank Farm Road. Temporary traffic lights are now operating on weekdays as there is a one-way traffic system for a short distance outside Meole Brace School as work progresses. The new crossing should be finished in a few weeks and be fully operational well before the children return to school making it safer for all, especially the young people who attend Meole Brace School.



Mono consultants Ltd are in the process of consultations to find a suitable location for a 10 metre Vodafone mast and base station within the Radbrook area prior to applying for planning permission. The latest proposal is that the mast be sited on the verge of Bank Farm Road between the pedestrian crossing and the steps leading to the shoppers’ car park. Local councillors have formally objected to the proposal and residents are urged to write letters of objection to Mono Consultants Ltd, 96-98 King Street, London W6 0QW.



The Blood Transfusion Service continues to operate once a month at the Community Centre. Due to extremely high numbers of people donating blood at the last two sessions, they over-ran their time causing delays to evening classes taking place that same evening. In order to overcome this problem, the National Blood Transfusion Service has brought the times of their sessions forward. They will now be visiting the Community Centre from 9.45 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 20. To book an appointment, please ring 08457 661661 or log on to www.blood.co.uk



It has recently been reported in the local press that we are to lose our much loved and very well used newsagent shop at Radbrook Green, as the Co-op will not be renewing the newsagent’s lease.  The paper shop opens 7 days a week at 6 a.m. and many customers call in on their way to work. The excellent service provided by the Fields Newsagents for the past 21 years will be sadly missed by Radbrook residents. If you disagree with the Co-op’s actions, you can sign a petition in the shop, e-mail the Co-op at contact@midcounties.coop, visit the Midcounties Co-operative website, or write to them at Co-operative House, 234 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0HP. If you’d like to have your newspapers delivered, try Porthill Stores on Woodfield Road, Copthorne.



On 28 December 2007, the Borough Council introduced a new order regarding keeping dogs on leads. It is now an offence to let your dog run loose on certain open space areas maintained or managed by SABC, including Mousecroft Pool, Radbrook Recreation Ground and Radbrook Pool.



Internet Cafe at Meole Brace School Science College on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6 – 8 p.m. To book your free slot, call Alex on 07832 124309 or e-mail meolebraceinternetcafe@hotmail.com. All abilities welcome.



Dog fouling is causing concern for several residents, particularly those with young children living near the primary school. Please have consideration for other people and clean up after your dog.


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