Minister visit to discuss A5 Dualling

Owen Paterson MP, Cllr Paul Milner - Oswestry Town Mayor, Cllr Steve Charmley - Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, Andrew Jones MP

Owen Paterson MP, Cllr Paul Milner - Oswestry Town Mayor, Cllr Steve Charmley - Deputy Leader of Shropshire Council, Andrew Jones MP

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.