It is great sadness that we report that our President, John Hodnett, has passed away recently. His funeral will be held on Friday 3rd of August 2018 at 11.30am in Cockshutt Church.
On Sunday 4th February, the Wem Branch held their annual lunch at The Bothy. the event was well attended and enjoyed by all.
North Shropshire Conservatives enjoyed great success at the local elections returning 23 of 25 Shropshire Councillors and a number of town councillors.
The North Shropshire Conservative Association was delighted to readopt Owen Paterson at the Parliamentary candidate for North Shropshire last night.
A delightful lunch was held at Soulton Hall near Wem recently.
The lunch was very well attended and diners commented on the high quality of the food and the lovely atmosphere.
with a guest speaker, raffle and presentation to retiring Councillor David Lloyd for his services he has given in his years of public service.
There was a positive atmosphere to hear the report from the Association for the year. It included positive news around increased membership and events.
The Meeting thanked its representatives at town, unitary and parliamentary level for their hard work and diligence. The meeting recorded its thanks to retiring Councillor David Lloyd after so many years representing the Party.
The Meeting heard from hard working MP Owen Paterson on a wide range of local and national topics before taking questions.
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In the beautiful setting of Ellesmere College guests gathered with food and drinks and met with other guests before hearing from Guest of Honour Owen Paterson MP.
Following a short speech that encompassed the pressing issues facing our country, Owen, then took questions from the floor on a range of local and national subjects.
Oswestry area Conservative members of Shropshire Council, pictured at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, following the reports that operationally, it is the favoured site for a single A&E in the county.
They were joined by Oswestry Town Mayor Councillor Paul Milner.
A spokesman for the group said:
"This is a sensible and practical solution, that will be welcomed in the Oswestry Borderlands, as a two site option seems to have been ruled out.
Local Conservative members have taken a keen personal and politically realistic interest in what will best serve Shropshire overall.
Future Fit, has been ongoing for longer than expected. With A&E in place, we can concentrate on keeping people fit and looked after in their own homes and communities. This should hopefully relieve pressure on the acute services.
Having to access some non-acute services at the Princess Royal Hospital and elsewhere may be seen by some as inconvenient, but this is offset by the expertise available.
The Conservatives will continue to pay close attention to developments on this and other health issues affecting our residents.
Cllr Steve Charmley - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Whittington, Cllr Robert Macey - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Gobowen, Selattyn & Weston Rhyn, Cllr David Lloyd - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Gobowen, Selattyn & Weston Rhyn, Cllr Joyce Barrow - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for St Oswalds, Cllr Paul Milner - Oswestry Town Councillor andMayor, Cllr Vince Hunt - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Oswestry West, Cllr Steve Davenport - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for St Martins, Cllr John Price - Shropshire Unitary Councillor for Oswestry East
North Shropshire Campaigners join the election team for the Bishops Castle By Election being held on Thursday 15th September.
On a lovely sunny Sunday the latest event for Members was held in Wem, the Hog Roast was great success. Thanks go tour hosts and all those involved in making it happen.
The Wem Branch being presented with their award for their contribution to the Association in 2015.
We were delighted to welcome Andrew Jones MP the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport to North Shropshire following the invitation extended from our Conservative MP Owen Paterson.
Andrew Jones spent the day in the constituency, and was driven the length of the problem stretches stopping at the worst affected areas such as Shotatton crossroads. Thropughout the day he listened to a number of contributions including from our Conservative Councillors from Town level to Shropshire Council.
He outlined the process that the Government was going through at the moment in identifying schemes to fund in the period 2020-2025. He was encouraging about the contributions that had been made and will take these into consideration.
He commented on how useful it was to get on the ground to see the problems for himself and pick up additional evidence.
One of our local Members took the time to respond to an article in the Financial Times recently and his response was published. Please find the original article and response below.
Cllr Steve Charmley has been talking about the latest developments around the Connecting Shropshire Project and how people can make the most of it.