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The late summer sun was a blessing as we move into autumn and towards winter. The uncertainty of the pandemic seemed to create the kind of judgmental thinking that benefits no one - but on the flip side - there has been a heartfelt appreciation of others, and open appreciation of the wonderful place in which we live. The late summer visitors also loved our town. Sadly, times are still uncertain, and our focus needs to stay as positive as possible.

The new Love Ludlow marketing campaign is a chance to celebrate Ludlow and help our local businesses to recover - look out for #loveludlow. The brand was originally devised by Ludlow Chamber of Trade; and Ludlow Town Council, Ludlow Chamber, Ludlow Destination Partnership and Shropshire Council are working together to create a great welcome for visitors and encourage support of local businesses. Please give local businesses your custom whenever possible.

Modern Ludlow has retained its castle, a beautiful church, and its market has traded for over 800 years. Ludlow’s many success stories are because its community worked together throughout the challenges.

During the pandemic, the town council has adapted. As soon as legislation allowed, meetings restarted online, local services have been adapted, and progress has been made on projects.

In September, the new town centre CCTV cameras were installed. There will soon be a new bus shelter on Sheet Road. Funding of £20,000 was award to the town council to support Ludlow’s recovery. The repairs to the Buttercross are expected to be completed in early October. A new project leader is discussing ancient monument consent with Historic England to enable the test cores required to find a repair solution for the town wall. Many benches have been refurbished. And a new look www.ludlow.gov.uk website is about to be launched.

September 11th 2020

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