Outrage at “opportunist” bid to build new estate

The town council is raising strong objections to plans for a new estate of ten houses off Woodbatch Road. The narrow strip of land is owned by the Jones family at Star Farm in Colebatch.  It lies directly behind the back gardens of homes on the west side of The Ridge and The Novers. Bishop’s…

Water crashes through charity shop’s ceiling

The Severn Hospice shop in Bishop’s Castle has lost all its stock and seen its newly refurbished premises ruined. The High Street shop was devastated on Saturday night when a water leak in the empty flat above caused the shop ceiling to come crashing down in a deluge. All the stock was ruined, and the…

“Time to build bridges” – Dr Penney

Dr Adrian Penney has apologised for the “distress and uncertaintly” caused by the dispute at the medical practice. In an open letter published by Bishop’s Castle Patients Group (BCPG), Dr Penney acknowledges that “there are bridges to be built. “I know there is good will and a desire to make things work here at the…

Big questions for BC

What problems do you think Bishop’s Castle is facing, or will face in the future? This is just one of the questions townspeople are being asked to consider to help set priorities for the next ten years. The town council is gearing up to write a new plan for the town, replacing the 2004 Parish…