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Help is at the touch of a button this Bank Holiday Monday –

Just call NHS 111

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding patients that GP practices will be closed over the May Bank Holiday weekend but that help and advice is still available via NHS 111 and local pharmacies.

GP practices across Shropshire will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday (27 May); however there will be some appointments available under the extended access service for pre-bookable routine GP appointments. Patients can book one of these appointments through their local practice but the appointment may be at another nearby surgery.

Pharmacies across Shropshire will also be operating on a rota over the May Bank Holiday Weekend, with full details available on the CCG’s website (www.shropshireccg.nhs.net).

NHS 111 is also available - it is free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7. Trained advisors will direct you to the help and care you need, including what to do if you need to see a doctor when your practice is closed as well as where your nearest pharmacy is located.

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire CCG, said: “GP practices will be closed over this Bank Holiday Weekend, but the NHS 111 service is available to everyone 24/7. The service directs patients to help and advice if they are unable to wait until the practices reopen.”


For more information please contact:

Rachael Jones, Communications and Engagement Specialist

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Telephone: 01743 277515 ext 2035

E-mail: rachael.jones31@nhs.net


If you have an urgent media call outside normal office hours please call 01743 454907 and ask to be put through to the CCG director on call.



Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the planning and commissioning (buying) of health and care services from a range of providers for the people of Shropshire. It also has a duty to monitor these services to ensure they provide a high level of care and are value for money. 

It is a clinically led organisation with 41 GP Practices and it provides healthcare services for patients across the County registered with a local GP. The CCG buys a wide range of services and these include GP and primary care services through to hospital care as well as community services and mental health services.

The CCG’s Head Office is based at William Farr House in Shrewsbury.

For further information please call 01743 277500 and ask for the Communications and Engagement Team or email: shrccg.communicationsteam@nhs.net.








Previously Ludlow Town Council had made a series of resolutions at different meetings that together set the terms of their intention to borrow for the purpose of completing preliminary works to Ludlow Town Walls at St Laurence’s Churchyard, Ludlow.   


At Full Council held on Wednesday 8th May 2019, Ludlow Town Council unanimously resolved to clarify their borrow intention in the following official minute from the meeting: 




                   RESOLVED  (unanimous)     GG/GP


                 To seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government to apply for a PWLB loan of £38,550 over the borrowing term of 25 years for the repairs to a section of Ludlow Town Walls.  The annual loan repayments will come to around £2,098 (ANNUITY).   It is not intended to increase the Council Tax precept for the purpose of the loan repayments.



    Annual Report for 2018-2019

Click here to read the annual report for 2018-2019




Ludlow Town Council's 'BUTTERCROSS BULLETIN' newsletter is available from Ludlow Library, Ludlow Market, doctor's & dentist's waiting rooms, TIC, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, local shops and cafes.


Current Issue

Spring 2019




Click on the image for
Ludlow Calendar of Events 2019 


 Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross

  Open Every Week.

Friday 10-4pm, Saturday 10-4pm, Sunday 10-4pm.

Adults: £1

Children: 50p

Under-fives: free


Follow the link to The Friends of Ludlow Museum Website

The next Council meeting is:-


Representational Committee - 29th May 2019

 Meeting dates for our three committees and Full Council can be found here

Minutes from all committees and Full Council can be found here


 at The Guildhall Mill Street Ludlow SY8 1AZ


Recording of Meetings

The right to record, film and to broadcast meetings of the Town Council, its Committees and Sub-Committees is established under the Openness of Local Government Regulations 2014.  This is in addition to the rights of the press and public to attend such meetings.


Ludlow Town Council is committed to being open and transparent in the way it conducts its decision making.  For the purpose of this policy the term “record” means any form of audio, visual or electronic recording.  Such recording is permitted under the lawful direction of the Town Council. 


The Town Council understands that some members of the public attending its meetings may not wish to be recorded and the Chairman of the meeting will facilitate this by ensuring that any such request will be respected by those making a recording.  Any member of the public who does not wish to be recorded should make this known to the Clerk or the Chairman prior to the commencement of the meeting.


Please click here for the full Guidance & Policy Procedure



Response to Shropshire Council's Local Plan Review Preferred Sites Consultation

Ludlow Town Council would like to make the following suggestions for changes to site allocations in Ludlow.

In the area of LUD052, there are significant opportunities to improve the access to residential and business areas. 

With reference to the hatched area current allocated as existing mixed use by the Sheet, this area should be reallocated as residential land to support the development of the existing housing at the Sheet.   Ludlow Town Council would also like to see a roundabout created at the point that the road forks. 

The area of the proposed employment site LUD052 should be extended in a block along the edge of the A49, which would create up to an extra 4 hectares of employment land.   A roundabout should be created on the A49 to serve access to the existing Foldgate Lane housing allocation and the extended LUD 052 site. 

Ludlow Town Council believes that the town needs to attract more employment opportunities to support the 1,000 extra properties that Shropshire Council has allocated for Ludlow.  Working from the premise that one hectare of land will support employment for 100 people, there is a disparity between 1000 new homes, which could equate to up to 2,000 adults seeking employment, and only 11 hectares of employment land is currently allocated to Ludlow.   Ludlow will need to attract and keep a younger population to ensure the town thrives in the future, which means there needs to be sufficient employment land available, and the sustained and planned impetus from Shropshire Council to help attract employers. 

Significant need for actively generating business opportunities

Employment opportunity and economic growth are the driver that will fulfil Ludlow’s planned housing growth. At present the significant new employment opportunities are being created 30 plus miles from Ludlow – this needs to change. The A49 needs to be developed as a corridor for economic growth. 

The issues faced by the south of the county in terms of much lower levels of industrial development than the east and north of the county, need to be recognised, and the solutions to these problems need to become the planning and economic focus of Shropshire Council in the south of the county.  

Ludlow needs the right sort of housing for the right reasons

Ludlow is heritage rich, and people will pay considerable amounts to buy into the historic environment / properties.   However, ill-advised builders think that because people will spend large amounts on beautiful period homes, there is a market for ‘run of the mill’ expensive new homes in Ludlow, which is completely missing the point of the attractiveness of Ludlow.   

It is also the case that whilst there are over 500 listed properties in Ludlow, there are not enough historic properties to accommodate everyone, and the income levels of the majority of people who live and work in Ludlow will not stretch to affording a period property, so there is a significant need for affordable housing for those on typical rural economy wages, and also a need for a supply of mid-range well-designed modern housing to ensure that Ludlow continues to thrive as a market town. 

Ludlow currently has a significant aging population, and whilst there is a need to support young families and offer them the right sort of housing, it is also revealing to understand that in a survey of estate agents by Ludlow Town Council the most desired type of property were bungalows, but no new bungalows are being built in Ludlow.

Ludlow is a town on the border of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales.  Historically border towns are at risk of poor impetus for development from the planning authority.  Ludlow Town Council asks Shropshire Council for assurances that Ludlow will be adequately supported within Shropshire’s planning and economic growth strategies, policies and initiatives.   

Ludlow Town Council appreciates that the majority of residential and business development land is in Ludford Parish.  However, the future prosperity and development of the town must be considered holistically from a joined up and inclusive perspective.

Ludlow is a beautiful town and an asset for Shropshire, and Ludlow Town Council want to work with Shropshire Council to create opportunities that support the future prosperity of Ludlow.   Currently, employment prospects are not growing in Ludlow, and in the past 11 years, no significant new employers have moved into Ludlow.

Our town needs to be made attractive to new employers, and also retain its unique heritage appeal.  Ludlow Town Council wishes to work with Shropshire Council to find the best ways to achieve positive long term outcomes for Ludlow. 

For further information visit: https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/


Ludlow Town Council Budget 2019/ 20

Please click here for more information 


Ludlow Town Council would like to thank residents for taking part in our budget consultation in recent years. 


Last year, we were pleased to hear that residents supported safeguarding Ludlow’s play areas, and we have made provision in the budget, and are in the process of negotiating the transfer with Shropshire Council. 


In the last few years, Ludlow Town Council has focused on strengthening its the finances to enable the process of change.   Recent changes have included opening Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross in 2016, refurbishment works to the Guildhall in 2017 /18, progressing the works to the Town Walls, and supporting local bus services.  Future changes include taking on twelve play areas from Shropshire Council, and supporting a sustainable future for Visitor Information Services.  However, Ludlow Town Council understands that continual increases to Council Tax is unsustainable. 

Ludlow Town Council is committed to no Council Tax increase in 2019/20. 



Ludlow Town Council is subject to an annual eternal audit.  For the audit of 2017/18, the external auditor is PKF Littlejohn. 

Please click here for the Notice of Audit for the financial year 2017 /18 and Right of Inspection


Please click here for the Auditor's Interim Report

Please click below for links to:

Annual Return 2017 /18

Annual Governance Statement 2017 / 18

Annual Accounting Statement 2017 / 18

Notice of Electors Rights of Inspection 

  Click for Ludlow Town Council's Budget & Precept for 2018 / 19 


The Shaping of Ludlow’s new Town Plan

 Click here for an update


Annual Return 2017 /18

Annual Governance Statement 2017 / 18

Annual Accounting Statement 2017 / 18

Notice of Electors Rights of Inspection 

  Click for Ludlow Town Council's Budget & Precept for 2018 / 19 



Click HERE for Ludlow Town Council's Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy

 Ludlow Town Council's Response to
Shropshire Council's Parking Strategy Decisions
click here

A new Ludlow Community Led Plan is being developed

 LUDLOW NOW …. LUDLOW NEXT …. click this link for more info

Ludlow’s residents and businesses are going to have the opportunity to shape the future of their town and have a say in how it operates for the next five years under the new Community-Led Plan!


Ludlow Community Hospital MUST stay.

Its accessible high quality health care is essential for Ludlow town and the South West Shropshire area.

Our community strongly opposes the current threats to hospital inpatient beds, Ludlow Minor Injuries Unit, and Ludlow Maternity Unit.


Please sign the petition:


Annual Return for the year ended 31st March 2017




Notice of Conclusion of the Audit Annual Return
for the year ended 31st March 2017

















Contact Walking Co-Ordinator Helen Foxall 01743 255059




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      The historic market town of Ludlow is celebrated for its distinctive individual charm. Ludlow Town Council (LTC) is proud to be actively involved development of Ludlow for the benefit of residents and visitors. 

Ludlow still retains elements of its original medieval layout and has nearly five hundred listed buildings. Arguably, the most famous is the magnificently preserved ruin of Ludlow Castle dating from 1085. 

WWI 1914-1918
Centenary Commemorations

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Members are considering school sustainability in Shropshire.  

Please click here for more information



The majority of services in Shropshire and Ludlow are provided by:

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On 1 April 2009 Shropshire became a unitary authority called  Shropshire Council, which assumed responsibility for all services previously provided by district councils and county county including: