Date set for North Shropshire By-election

Pant Memorial Hall Polling Station

Following the resignation of Owen Paterson as MP for North Shropshire, the date for the local by-election has been set for Thursday, 16 December 2021.

The full list of candidates has now been published and to be eligible to vote, local residents need to be on the Register of Electors. The deadline for registering to vote is midnight on Tuesday 30 November.

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Remembrance service first

Pant Memorial Hall will be hosting a Remembrance Service on Saturday 13 November. The Committee has been arranging a service for many years and in a first for the hall, this year’s service will be non-religious.

Pant Memorial Institute – the registered charity that runs the hall for the benefit of the whole community – was set up as a memorial after the horrors of the First World War and since that time has been a focus for the community.

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Canal Society seeking new trustees

The Shropshire Union Canal Society (SUCS) is currently restoring the Montgomery Canal’s dry section near Crickheath and is looking for local people interested in becoming trustees of its governing body as it prepares for the next phase towards Pant.

The Shropshire Union Canal network stretches in the east from the West Midlands to the Mersey and in the west reaches into Wales along the Montgomery and Llangollen canals. It includes the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct – a world heritage site.

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Have your say on health

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Shropshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board has drafted a Joint 2022-2027 Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the county, which describes priorities based on local evidence and data.

Healthwatch is your health and social care champion. It is an independent statutory body with the power to make sure NHS leaders and other decision makers listen to your feedback and improve standards of care.

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