Two reports were published by Churches Together around Ludlow (CTAL), the first entitled "Ludlow Under Pressure" followed by "Ludlow Under Continuing Pressure" about 18 months later. Both highlight the needs of a wide range of people in this area, including young people, families and the elderly.
There are also problems with transport and isolation which are often felt more keenly in the rural areas that surround Ludlow.
Although some of the issues raised can best be solved by lobbying local and national government, to bring about more fundamental changes, this takes time.
So a group of local people got together to explore ways in which some of the immediate issues could be resolved. The result is Hands Together LUDLOW.