THE leader of Shropshire Council is coming to Ludlow for a public meeting about local services.

It comes at a time when concerns are increasing about the cut-back of services with some people feeling that Ludlow and south Shropshire is getting the thin end of the wedge.

Peter Nutting will be travelling to Ludlow for a public discussion on public services in the area hosted by the Ludlow and Clee Local Joint Committee next Thursday (September 14).

“The council is still under huge financial pressure but it is not quite the doom and gloom we have heard in the past,” said Peter Nutting.

“I am looking forward to talking to people in Ludlow about how Shropshire Council is changing. We are modernising the council root and branch. We want to deliver better services within a reduced budget.”

Andy Boddington, chairman of the Local Joint Committee and Shropshire councillor for Ludlow North says it will be an important opportunity for people from the town to make their views known.

“It will be an opportunity to hear what the Shropshire Council is planning and how it will affect our town,” said Andy Boddington.

It will be a chance for members of the public to ask questions about the future of local services.”

The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Elim Church, Smithfield, Ludlow and will also feature an exhibition on proposed changes to parking arrangements in Ludlow.