Path to close as Ludlow Racecourse is turned into vaccine hub

Shropshire Council is restricting the use of a bridleway at Ludlow Racecourse – because the venue is now being used as a Covid vaccination hub.

The vaccination centre at Ludlow Racecourse
The vaccination centre at Ludlow Racecourse

A notice published by Shropshire Council confirmed the move for Bridleway 19 at Ludlow Racecourse, and said it would allow the site to be secure while it serves its new purpose as a base in the fight against Covid.

The notice states: “The order will come into operation on February 11, 2021 for a period of up to six months and is required on the grounds of public safety and making the racecourse a secure site to allow the building to be used as a Covid vaccination site.”

Shropshire Council has also announced it wants to build speed humps on the approach to a primary school.

The authority is inviting people to respond to its plans, for Sandpits Road in Ludlow, by February 25.

The council says it has come up with the plans to make it safer for children attending Ludlow Primary School.


It also wants to extend double yellow lines to prevent people parking and making it harder to see pedestrians.

A notice from the council states: “The raised table will slow vehicles approaching Ludlow Primary School, and provide a safe crossing point. This will make the area safer for school children, and other pedestrians and drivers.

“The extension of the existing double yellow lines will reduce parking around the new uncontrolled raised crossing point, which will increase its visibility to all road users and pedestrians.”

People can respond to the plans by e-mailing by February 25. The can also ring 0345 678 9006 for more information.

Shropshire Council has also been asked to consider a host of planning applications.

Among those submitted to the authority are one for the conversion of existing outbuildings into four residential dwellings at Stokesay Castle Hotel, on School Road, Craven Arms.

Planners will also be asked to consider the change of use from a holiday let property to two dwellings at Manor Farm Cottages in Edgton.

In Telford & Wrekin the council will consider the change of use of the Town House nightclub at The Parade in Wellington, into a martial arts club.

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