Julian is a Shropshire County Councillor and Shrewsbury Town Councillor for the Porthill Ward which includes the Porthill, Frankwell and Kingsland areas of Shrewsbury.
Julian is launching a scheme designed to improve working conditions for young people in Shrewsbury.
Research done by a local sixth former has uncovered some poor practice in Shrewsbury, such as young people being forced to work long unpaid trial shifts.
The Youth Employment Standards scheme (YES) will provide information to young people about their rights and help employers to gain a better understanding of their obligations to young workers. Employers who show good practices will be recognised for doing the right thing and will receive a window sticker with the scheme's logo. There are already many businesses pledging support including Pour House and Ginger & Co. Any business interested in joining the scheme should email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07939 121607.
Julian Dean is continuing his campaign for 20mph speed limits in the area. A conference and rally on the issue will be held at Theatre Severn.
Julian says "20 mph limits, where appropriate, reduce deaths and serious accidents. They also reduce pollution, noise and congestion. They make roads more friendly for pedestrians and cyclists too. That's why I am supporting the call for a 20mph speed limit across Shropshire's residential areas, including areas of Porthill."
Conference to be held
The campaign behind this is called "20's Plenty". There is a "20's Plenty" conference on 30th September in the Haydn Room, Theatre Severn, including a public session at 4:30pm where you can have your say - all welcome.
Outline planning permission for the Barracks development may be granted at teh committee meeting at the end of this month. Julian will be attending and putting forward a range of concerns about the current plans. His concerns include increased traffic, the failure to look at mixed use with community facilities such as schools and doctors surgeries and loss of green space.
How you can help
If you have concerns you can attend the Central Planning Committee meeting - look online to check the Barracks will be discussed (website).
Come along to Julian's August Surgery on Tuesday 22nd of August at the Woodfield Stores, where his team will make a note of your concerns. Julian will then raise your concerns with the Planning Committee.
Several Porthill residents have contacted Julian with concerns about shared roads and pavements in the area. The Council has a role in enforcing the law, but often the best solutions are in our own hands. So here are some ideas, suggested by local people...
Travelling past our schools
The immediate areas around our schools are already 20mph zones. Driving at 20mph makes for safer drop-off times for parents, children and school staff.
Dropping off and picking up
If the car is needed then parking and waiting can still be neighbourly:
Parking on the road keeps the pavement free for pedestrians, buggies and wheelchairs.
Avoiding driveways makes for happier neighbours.
Keeping well clear of pedestrian crossings makes them safer.
A turned-off engine doesn't produce toxic fumes.
Getting to school
Walking or cycling to school gets the day off to a healthy start. It can also reduce congestion around schools.
For people with pushchairs, a walking stick or a guide dog, pavement hazards can be really challenging:
When parking, four wheels on the road keeps the pavement free for people.
A trimmed hedge makes passing by easier.
Properly disposing of waste makes the area tidier.
Moving wheelie bins and recycling tubs after bin collections helps keep paths clear.
Phone: 07939 121607
Address: Julian Dean, 10 Ellesmere Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PJ
4th Tuesday of the month at Woodfield Stores Annex, 52 Woodfield Road, SY3 8HX, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Any changes to this will be posted at the Annex.