Shropshire Council

Community and Rural Strategy 2020

  • Period: 12 October 2020 - 06 December 2020
  • Status: Closed
  • Audiences: Everyone
  • Topics: Leisure and culture
  • Type: Public


In the summer of 2019, Shropshire Council started work with a range of partner organisations to develop an evidence base and identify shared priorities. Workshops were held with town and parish councils, elected councillors, voluntary and community sector groups and organisations, and Shropshire Business Board to consider the issues most important to our local communities. The data, information and feedback obtained from across the county has been used to inform this draft Community and Rural Strategy.

Shropshire Council has listened to how local areas would like to work with Shropshire Council and the role they would like the Council to fulfil as an enabler, as well as providing direction and a strategic lead. Since starting work on the Strategy, Shropshire has seen significant flooding and the coronavirus pandemic. These events have had considerable social and economic impacts and highlight the importance of continued work to identify and respond to the issues that matter most to our rural communities.

The Community and Rural Strategy is a high-level framework strategy, setting out shared priorities. Other local strategies and delivery plans (for example the Leisure Strategy, Cultural Strategy, Libraries Strategy and Local Economic Growth Strategies) will provide, in more detail, how local facilities, services and programmes will be delivered.

This consultation aims to obtain feedback on the draft Community and Rural Strategy prior to its formal agreement and implementation. The consultation aims to:

  • Build on the engagement work undertaken to date and allow members of the public and a wider range of local stakeholders to comment on the draft document.
  • Share the draft document before it is finalised so that any gaps or concerns can be addressed before implementation.
  • Build awareness of the new Strategy and communicate the vision, aim and priorities it contains.
  • Present the shared priorities.
  • Obtain feedback on the proposed delivery approach/ governance model.

The draft Strategy can be found under documents at the bottom of this page.

A survey is provided as a way of collecting feedback. Find the survey link on the ‘Get Involved’ section of this webpage.


Have your say on this draft strategy using our survey. You may find it useful to have a copy of the strategy open to refer to as you complete the survey.

Go to the survey »

If you would like the survey in an alternative format, please email us at where you can request a copy or telephone Shropshire Council’s Customer Services on 0345 678 9000 and explain any support you need to allow you to respond.

You can also respond to this consultation in writing:
Feedback and Insight Team
Shropshire Council
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

Data protection

Information collected in our surveys will only be used by us (Shropshire Council) to inform the immediate and future provision of our services. The information you provide will be kept confidential in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It will not be shared outside of Shropshire Council. Information collected via our online surveys (hosted on the Surveymonkey website) will be stored on SurveyMonkey’s servers in the United States of America and SurveyMonkey gives an undertaking never to disclose the survey questions or your responses to others without permission.