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 Dec 20
67.4%
 
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% of cancer screening coverage for breast cancer
Monitoring
31 Dec 20
81.1%
 
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% of cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer - aged 25 - 49
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31 Dec 20
77.50%
 
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% of cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer - aged 50 - 64
Monitoring
31 Dec 20
78.10%
 
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% of eligible adults aged 65+ who have received the flu vaccine
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
73.30%
 
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Rate of hip fractures in people aged 65+
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
596
 
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Prevalence of overweight children (including obese)
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
22.6
 
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Participation in activities for health and well-being

Number of leisure centre visitors
Monitoring
30 Jun 21
189,541
 
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Number of visitors to libraries
Monitoring
30 Jun 21
180,690
 
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Number of visitors to outdoor recreation facilities
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30 Jun 21
877,414
 
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Number of visitors to visitor attractions
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30 Jun 21
83,767
 
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Number of visitors to the Theatre Severn
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30 Jun 21
13,721
 
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Number of visitors to the Old Market Hall
Monitoring
30 Jun 21
0
 
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Keeping people safe

% of retail premises broadly compliant with food hygiene standards
Monitoring
30 Jun 21
98.80
 
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Number of people killed or seriously injured on Shropshire roads
Monitoring
30 Jun 21
139.0
 
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A clean and attractive environment is maintained

% of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting
Meeting Target
30 Jun 21
53.03
 
Meeting Target

The Council is improving energy efficiency

Number of households supported by the heat-savers programme
Monitoring
31 Mar 20
6
 
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Amount of energy generated by Council solar panels
Monitoring
30 Jun 21
325,263
 
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