Frankwell, Porthill and Kingsland Newsletter November 2017

Julian Dean

Councillor Julian Dean

Julian is a Shropshire County Councillor and Shrewsbury Town Councillor for the Porthill Ward which includes the Porthill, Frankwell and Kingsland areas of Shrewsbury.


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Youth Employment Scheme Launched

Youth Employment Scheme

Julian has launched a scheme designed to improve working conditions for young people in Shrewsbury.

The Youth Employment Standards scheme (Y.E.S.) provides information to young people about their rights. It also helps employers gain a better understanding of their obligations to young workers.

There are already many businesses signed up, including The Pour House, House of the Rising Sun, Ginger & Co, and The Coffee Shed.

The scheme came out of research done by a local 6th former who uncovered some poor practice in Shrewsbury, e.g. young people being forced to work long unpaid trial shifts.

The scheme was launched by Julian at The Pour House in Frankwell on 15th September.

Any business interested in joining the scheme should email

Y.E.S Street Stall. Julian and his team will be running a street stall in the town centre on Saturday 16th December to promote the scheme. Come and say hello!

Town Council supports Julian's "20's Plenty" motion

20's Plenty

Julian has been working hard with two other Shrewsbury Town councillors to improve road safety in Shrewsbury. Last week Shrewsbury Town Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of their "20's Plenty" motion. This calls for an investigation into a county-wide 20mph limit in residential areas. Julian says, "20mph limits, where appropriate, reduce deaths and serious accidents. They also reduce pollution, noise and congestion. They make roads more friendly places for pedestrians and cyclists too. That's why I am calling for a 20mph speed limit across Shropshire's residential areas, including areas of Porthill."

Want to have your say? 20's Plenty public meeting: Sat 25th November 3:00pm - 5:00pm Shrewsbury United Reform Chuch, Church House, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ.

Copthorne Barracks Resident's Forum

Thursday 30th November 2017, 6:30pm, Lindale Court, Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 8NU. All welcome.

Julian has organised this meeting for local residents. Come and share your views on how the proposed development of the Barracks could better serve the local community.

The Future for Shropshire NHS

Plans to close Telford A&E and split services between Shrewsbury and Telford ("Future Fit") are likely to go to public consultation soon. Neither Shropshire nor Telford Councils are convinced that the sums make sense or where the money for the proposed community health services will come from. This plan is part of a massive £135 million cuts plan for Shropshire. It is scandalous that our MP is still supporting this scheme. When the consultation starts Julian will be holding a local meeting where you can hear the case against Future Fit from Shropshire Defend Our NHS.

North West "Relief" Road

Julian says: "Like many of you, I have been stuck in traffic heading through town. But despite this I am not convinced the road scheme is a good idea. Research shows that new roads soon fill up with traffic again and can even lead to more congestion."

Shropshire Council is planning to cut spending on Adult Social Care and Youth Services. Is it right to spend at least £21 million on a road that will only squeeze other services more? The cost, noise and environmental damage don't look worth the alleged benefits.

What do you think? Can anything else be done to help you make fewer cross-town car journeys? Let Julian know.

Get in Touch


Phone: 07939 121607

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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.