Shropshire has a rich cultural heritage to discover and natural landscapes to explore, for residents and tourists alike. There are for example Roman and Iron Age sites, castles and historic buildings, theatres and museums, libraries and leisure centres, Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB); rivers and canals; walking and cycling routes including one of the largest Rights of Way networks in the country. We want our residents to increase their quality of life as well as their length of healthy life and reducing ill health to minimise demand and dependency on public services. In doing so we want to promote health awareness and healthier lifestyles within families. We want to protect our environment for future generations with clean streets, water and air, along with high recycling rates.

Improving public health

% of cancer screening coverage for bowel cancer
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
62.8%
 
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% of cancer screening coverage for breast cancer
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31 Mar 18
81.5%
 
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Cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer
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31 Mar 18
76.6%
 
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% of eligible adults aged 65+ who have received the flu vaccine
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31 Mar 18
74.10%
 
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Rate of hip fractures in people aged 65+
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
516
 
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Prevalence of overweight children (including obese)
Monitoring
31 Mar 18
23.1
 
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Participation in activities for health and well-being

Number of leisure centre visitors
Monitoring
31 Dec 19
1,900,327
 
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Number of visitors to libraries
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31 Mar 20
855,405
 
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Number of visitors to visitor attractions
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31 Dec 19
192,420
 
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Number of visitors to the Theatre Severn
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31 Mar 20
194,993
 
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Number of visitors to the Old Market Hall
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31 Mar 20
68,272
 
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Number of people participating in healthy walking scheme
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30 Sep 19
1,389
 
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Keeping people safe

% of retail premises broadly compliant with food hygiene standards
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
98.20
 
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Number of people killed or seriously injured on Shropshire roads
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
161.0
 
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A clean and attractive environment is maintained

% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting
Meeting Target
31 Mar 20
54.50
 
Meeting Target

Provide access to Shropshires great outdoors

Number of visitors to outdoor recreation facilities
Monitoring
31 Dec 19
572,315
 
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The Council is improving energy efficiency

Number of households supported by the heat-savers programme
Monitoring
31 Mar 19
16
 
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Amount of energy generated by Council solar panels
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
121,768
 
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