In Bishop's Castle, for instance, our programme has contributed not only to the development of land and premises for employment growth, but also the development of tourism, refurbishment of important local buildings, an alcohol-free bar and mobile centre for young people and wider use of the county council's small secondary school as a community college.
Shropshire has successfully bid for substantial European Union funds and assistance under Objective 5b (covering rural areas in the EU), which will give us the means to do a lot more.
I would like to reassure the Gay Hussars that some parts of England have got their acts together.
Assistant Chief Planning Officer
Shropshire County Council