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Civil Parking Enforcement

The Borough Council is undertaking a new consultation about Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE). They think it will affect the people of the parish of Wrockwardine. You can find a full overview online at


Currently, West Mercia Police has the power to enforce illegal parking penalties but they often don’t have the resources to do so. The Borough Council want to know what you think of inconsiderate and illegal parking in the borough, what the problems are and where they are likely to be.

The Borough Council want to take over the enforcement role, known as CPE for both parking on roads, pavements and in council owned car parks.

To do that, they must apply to the Department for Transport to have these powers transferred from West Mercia Police to the Borough Council. As part of that application, the Borough Council must prepare a business case that incorporates the views of local councils, residents, workers, visitors and businesses in the borough.

Get involved

The Borough Council want as many views as possible during the consultation which starts today, Monday 17 September 2018. It will run over four weeks ending 23:59 Sunday 14 October 2018.

Please tell them your views by completing the online survey. View more information about the key milestones and FAQs.

Please also share with as many people as you can


You may have particular views about the implementation. Whilst the Borough Council welcome those via the survey and FAQ you may also want to speak to someone. Please let them know if that is the case – – 01952 382104.

Assuming the application passes the necessary legal hurdles and is approved by the Department for Transport, Civil Parking Enforcement could go live in Telford and Wrekin around the Autumn of 2019.

Kind regards,

All the best,


Richard Taylor-Murison

Consultation and Equality Officer


Health leaders to consider location for the Emergency Centre

Health leaders to consider location for the Emergency Centre

The NHS Future Fit Programme has reached an important milestone after a panel met last Friday to discuss potential options for the future of hospital services.

The “Non Financial Appraisal” Panel consisted of representatives of all the partner organisations involved in NHS Future Fit – all NHS organisations including Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust, other providers, ambulance services, local government, patient representatives and others from across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales. Fifty people in total.

The panel focused on the non-financial advantages and disadvantages for having the new Emergency Centre, treating the most serious conditions, located at either Shrewsbury or Telford. By having these services located on one site, clinicians can ensure patients get the specialist treatment they need. Of the people who currently use A&E, 80% would continue to be seen by the urgent care centres, which will continue to be based at both hospitals.

As part of this appraisal, the panel considered:
Access for patients
Quality of care
Staff (ability to retain and attract clinicians and staff)

A separate financial appraisal considering cost is being carried out for both sites.

This panel is only the first step in the journey to reach a long-term decision on hospital services. Over the next few weeks the NHS Future Fit Programme Board and CCGs will be reviewing the non-financial and financial recommendations to reach a set of preferred options that can be publicly consulted.

The proposals being considered include:
A brand new Emergency Centre at either Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital alongside critical care
The majority of planned care on the other hospital site
Two new urgent care centres, where 80% of patients who are currently seen in A&E would be treated
Outpatients and diagnostics at both hospitals.

Next steps include the Future Fit Programme Board (health leaders from local NHS organisations, clinicians and patients) will assess the non-financial and financial reviews to make a formal recommendation on the preferred option on October 3. This will then be considered by the Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group later in October.

The decision will also be referred to the West Midlands Clinical Senate. This is a regional group of NHS experts who will consider it and could recommend changes.

In December 2016 Public Consultation will launch for a period of at least 12 weeks, allowing for a break that would take place over the Christmas and New Year period.

Final decision making will not occur until Summer 2017.

Which hospital site will house an emergency centre – which are the blue light, life threatening conditions only – is something that has yet to be decided, which is why the forthcoming consultation is so important. An estimated 20% of what comes through A&E are critical cases which require A&E treatment. The remaining 80% would be able to be seen in an urgent care centre setting.

David Evans, Senior Responsible Officer for NHS Future Fit said: “I would like to stress that no decisions on a preferred location have been made by the CCGs. Non-Financial Appraisal Panel reviewed the advantages and disadvantages of building an emergency centre at either Telford or Shrewsbury and scored each option accordingly. This is only one piece of the wider picture that health partners will need to assess over the coming weeks before identifying a preferred location.

“We hope to be able to discuss any preferred location by mid-October. Before any final decision is taken we will want to seek approval from the independent Clinical Senate and listen to patients’ views through a public consultation later this year.”

“Last Friday’s panel was an important milestone in our journey to identify a preferred location for emergency and planned hospital services. There is more work for us to do before we can reach a recommendation, which will be taken to our Board meetings next month.”

In the meantime, pre-consultation engagement continued this week across the community with a tour of Telford’s libraries. More pop-up stands:  will be held across Shropshire’s libraries from next week.

Anyone can take a look at a short animation that explains the NHS Future Fit “case for change”. It has been viewed close to 10,000 times already and can be seen at:

People can also get involved by going to: