Tag Archives: South Shropshire

Ludlow COVID-19 PCR testing site to be replaced with mobile testing unit

The COVID-19 PCR testing site in Ludlow is due to close on Saturday 12 June 2021, to allow the car park to return to its former use.  

Following consultation with local Shropshire Councillors and Ludlow Town Council, it was agreed that the facility would be removed from Smithfield car park as it is now needed for car parking purposes.  

It will be replaced by a mobile testing unit (MTU) located at Ludlow Eco Park from Thursday 17 June 2021.   

In the meantime, anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive is asked to book a PCR test or by calling 119, and you will be directed to the nearest site with availability.   

Rachel Robinson, Shropshire Council’s director of public health, said:

 “The decision has been made to close the current site in Ludlow and move to a more mobile approach. With the MTU (mobile testing unit) it gives us the option to move to other towns in south Shropshire if needed.

Having spoken with local Shropshire Councillors and the town council, it was felt that now the third Lockdown is easing and businesses have opened, the car park is very much an important part of the recovery of the town and encouraging tourism again.

If you do need to book a PCR test you will be guided to the nearest location with availability, until the MTU is up and running”

You can also order FREE Covid19 Rapid Lateral Flow Tests at this linkhttps://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests  they will be delivered in packs of 7 directly to your home.

If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

or if you’re asked to by NHS Test and Trace, you must isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test online or by ringing 119, and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. You can book a FREE PCR Test at this link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test it will be delivered directly to your home.

Credit to Guido Hofmann of Unsplash for the image used in this post.

September Shuttles Passenger Survey

The Shropshire Hill Shuttles are very popular with many local residents and visitors. For many they offer a stress free, affordable and convenient way to get into the hills for a walk, or pub lunch. For others they are a vital service helping them get out and about, go shopping and meet friends. Each year it becomes more and more difficult to find the £30,000 funding needed to keep the buses running. 2020 will be very challenging as reserves used for the last two years have been exhausted. Many passengers have generously donated to our Supporters Scheme and these donations have helped make up the funding shortfall. However, next year the gap between what we need and what we have is wider and we are working hard to fill the hole.

How you can help?
Please take the time to complete this short survey, so that we can show potential funders and local businesses the value of the service to local people and visitors. Your comments will also help us provide a better service and show the value of the service to existing funders.  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8N29Z8P

If you are not keen on online surveys, ask for the paper survey on the bus. We’d love to hear from you.

Shuttles Supporter’s Scheme

We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has generously donated this year. We’ve raised over £400 which has helped keep the wheel on the bus going round and round. If you’d like to donate please click here http://www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk/enjoying-the-shropshire-hills/shuttles/shuttle-bus-supporters-scheme/

Energy Advice Drop In Event

Start Date:
1st February 2019

End Date:
1st February 2019

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Event title: Energy Advice Drop In Event
Venue: The Recreation Rooms, High Street, Clee Hill, Shropshire SY8 3LZ
Name: Social Heart CIC
Email: info@socialheartcic.com
Telephone: 07528 164345
Event description: Social Heart CIC will be hosting a Big Energy Saving event.
If you are wondering about your tariff or struggling to pay your energy bill, drop in today to receive free impartial advice.

Please bring your energy bill with you.


Voluntary & Community Forum- South Shropshire

Start Date:
12th September 2018

End Date:
12th September 2018

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Event title: Voluntary & Community Forums South Shropshire
Venue: Voluntary & Community Forums South Shropshire
Name: Clive Leworthy
Email: clive.leworthy@shropshire-rcc.org.uk
Telephone: 07791 260888
Event description: As a result of a number of requests to re-start the community forums across the county, we have booked three forums for September. They are:

  • South Shropshire Community Forum – 12th September 1030 to 1230 Rockspring Community Centre Ludlow SY8 1SX
  • Bridgnorth Community Forum 13th September 10am to Noon at No 7 West Castle Street Bridgnorth WV16 4AB
  • Shrewsbury Community Forum 18th September 1030 to 1230 at The Central Baptist Church Shrewsbury SY1 1QG

More details will be added as they become available.