“We have more in common than that which divides us” – Jo Cox

This morning, the Great Get Together team released a video featuring a variety of celebrities discussing what unites us as a nation. In order to spread the word, we’d love it if you could share and like from your social media channels.

Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jocoxmoreincommon/posts/404494773284692

Share on Twitter: https://twitter.com/great_together/status/874563806768373760

Additionally in an unprecedented move, rival newspapers have got together for joint editorials to celebrate all we hold in common and promote The Great Get Together this weekend. The Sun and The Mirror have joined forces to urge people to take part in the weekend saying that ‘after the turmoil of the past few weeks, it’s exactly what Britain needs’.The editors of The Guardian and The Telegraph have published a joint piece hailing the importance of recognising the #moreincommon message.

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Town Council co-option

Co-option:

What is it? Co-option is the means by which appointments are made for ward councillor positions unfilled after the Local Elections.  This usually arises because there were not enough candidates  at the election for the positions available. Once co-opted, a councillor has the same powers and responsibilities as one that has been elected.

After this election, co-option is possible in Bringewood, Clee View and Rockspring wards.

How does it work? The process is managed by Ludlow Town Council, via the Town Clerk.  Unlike the actual Local Election, Shropshire Council and the Returning Officer are NOT involved.

 

Full details of the process are here. 

Please return your completed application by 5pm, 16th June 2017  to townclerk@ludlow.gov.uk  or The Guildhall, Mill Street Ludlow SY8 1AZ
Applicants should be available to attend a meeting on 29th June 2017
at The Guildhall, Mill Street, Ludlow

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Stop business rate rises before they wreck independent high street retailers

Tish Dockerty, Chair of the Ludlow Chamber of Commerce, writes: Independent retailers in many towns face rate increases which will force them out of business. (See Andy Boddington’s  blog here  and his more detailed analysis here.) National chains are pushing … Continue reading Stop business rate rises before they wreck independent high street retailers