COUNCILLORS in Wem are getting increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress towards highways projects in the town from Shropshire Council.

Since 2015 a number of highways issues have required attention from Shropshire Council, but despite Wem Town Council's efforts, nothing has been done.

Chief among these issues is the lack of a traffic regulation order (TRO) on Station Road, to combat parking on the corner and the retouching of the white lines in the main car park – both issues outstanding since 2015.

Shropshire Council say the implementation of a TRO on Station Road is in need of progression but because of the lack of a traffic engineer resource, no progression has been made yet.

Meanwhile the retouching of the lines in the main car park is still waiting a response from Shropshire Council, with Wem Town Council last attempting to chase a response in April.

Issues that have been outstanding since 2018 include the implementation of a TRO in Bernard Street as well as the construction of 20mph signs in Mill Street and a footway extension in Ellesmere Road.

At Wem Town Council's monthly meeting last Thursday councillors revealed they felt they were getting overlooked by the county council.

Cllr Edward Towers, who sits on Wem's Planning and Transport Committee, said: "It is appalling that Wem hasn't been informed. I don't know what we do next.

"It's beggars belief really. We've been very vocal about traffic flow in our town. To have no contact is just rude really, what happened to common courtesy?"

Cllr Towers added that the funding was there to make the highways changes, but as Shropshire Council do not identify the changes as infrastructure, the money has not been made available.