COUNCILLORS in Wem remain frustrated over lack of action over highways issues.

At Wem Town Council's full council meeting, held at Edinburgh House on September 27, councillors reiterated grievances they had with Shropshire Council made at July's meeting.

But at the meeting councillors acknowledged that there appeared to be some light at the end of the tunnel, with Shropshire Council's traffic manager Gary Parton agreeing to meet with councillors at a date of their choosing.

There are still a number of issues around Wem that need addressing, chief among which is the lack of a traffic regulation order 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, a fact not lost on Cllr Rosemary Dodd.

There are eight issues there and it’s all awaiting response," said Cllr Dodd. "I know that some of the lines on station road have been waiting for five years."

Meanwhile Cllr Roger Drummond says Shropshire Council need to send someone out to look at the issues with their own eyes.

"We need to be talking to officers, not just top officers but officers that are actually managing the work," said Cllr Drummond.

"It shouldn’t be necessary for people to report problems, it should be a systematic inspection.

"The prospect of getting some officers on the street walking round is quite an achievement and I’m quite happy to be part of that walking party.