LUDLOW is open for business but there is a fear that some people are staying away after the flooding.

Traders are concerned that news of the flooding in the town may have left some people believing that the Ludlow is not fully open.

Bookings are down and traders have reported that there are fewer people in the town spending less money. This is always a slow time of the year even without the flooding.

To help give an extra boost, Shropshire Council has decided that there will be free park and ride travel on all Minsterley buses on Thursdays throughout March.

There are Local to Ludlow markets on Thursday, March 12 and Thursday, March 26 and this was the reason for choosing Thursdays.

Buses are every 30 minutes at 15 minutes past and 15 minutes to the hour.