‘SAVE OUR CIVIC’ – MP urges Whitchurch residents to share views as consultation opens

30 Apr 2024
Helen with Save Our Civic campaigners

North Shropshire MP Helen Morgan has urged Whitchurch residents to share their views as a Shropshire Council consultation opens on the future of the Civic Centre.

The MP has previously championed the cause of residents fighting to Save Our Civic, and has taken the case to Ministers who she has asked to intervene. Helen previously described losing the Civic as like ‘ripping the heart out of Whitchurch’ and is working closely with Mayor Andy Hall on the campaign, including at recent public rallies.

Last week Helen held a second meeting with Levelling Up Minister Jacob Young where she pushed the case for Government investment in the project.

Meanwhile on a recent visit to North Shropshire, Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Ed Davey met with Save Our Civic campaigners and expressed his support for the ongoing campaign.

The consultation will be fed back to a working group set up by Shropshire Council, which will then make a recommendation to the Cabinet. The period to share views will be open until Tuesday 11th June 2024. Hard copies are available from the market hall on Mondays and Fridays.

Helen Morgan, Liberal Democrat MP for North Shropshire, said, “A town the size of Whitchurch needs a Civic Centre. That means that Shropshire Council or the Levelling Up Department must step in and listen to local views – we just can’t go on losing more and more services in our market towns.

“People now have a real opportunity to make their voices heard, by engaging with the consultation and making it clear how the local community feels.

“This is a unique chance to be heard, and I would strongly urge residents both in Whitchurch and North Shropshire to take it.”

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