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Quirky Handmade Goods in the Heart of Shropshire

Washed Up Wood is a new venture in Shrewsbury’s Market Hall offering an inspired collection of quirky handcrafted products.

A small family business, operated by Joe Johnson, they offer the natural beauty of driftwood and re-claimed wood, blended with a contemporary and vintage finish.

Using a combination of the hand-collected driftwood and locally sourced vintage cutlery, Joe aims to bring a touch of nature with a modern feel into your home.  

Cast your Vote to Crown your Market Trader of the Year

Following January’s success when Shrewsbury Market Hall was crowned Britain’s Favourite Market, shoppers are being asked to cast their vote to find the Market Trader of the Year for 2018.

People visiting the indoor market before April 20 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the annual Mayor’s Awards ceremony on May 9.

Shropshire Council Cuts - A Kick in the Teeth for our Young People

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have expressed their disappointment about the devastating loss of Youth Service funding for Shrewsbury young people from Shropshire Council.  This follows Shropshire Council’s recent Cabinet decision to reduce their funding for youth services in Shrewsbury by over £55,000 compared to the previous year

Mayor of Shrewsbury Awards 2018

The winners from Mayor's Awards 2017

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make nominations for the town’s annual civic awards.  Now in their ninth year, the awards are designed to recognise those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Nominations are invited in seven categories, which will be judged by a panel of members and officers of the Town Council, with the winners revealed at an Awards evening on May 9 at the University’s Guildhall Campus. 

Mayor of Shrewsbury's Invitation to her Charity Ball

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, is inviting people to attend her Charity Ball on Saturday 10 March in the Sovereign Suite at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, from 7.00pm.

Shrewsbury Town Council Statement on Shropshire Council's Budget Consultation

At a recent meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council’s Finance & General Purposes Committee, members considered Shropshire Council’s public consultation for its proposed budget for 2018/19.

With a number of areas discussed at the meeting, members have raised issues with the unitary authority to ensure that the implementation of their proposals will not have a significant negative impact on the residents of the town.

Shrewsbury in Bloom through to the RHS Britain in Bloom Finals

Shrewsbury has been nominated by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to take part in the 54th RHS Britain in Bloom finals.

Following the success of last year’s entry in the Heart of England in Bloom competition, winning Gold in the Small City Category, Shrewsbury in Bloom is one of 76 groups from across the UK competing across 12 categories this summer.

Groups will be judged on their horticultural achievements as well as how the community works together to improve their locality and manages the biodiversity of their area.

Shrewsbury Market Hall Scoops Britain's Favourite Market Crown

Shrewsbury Market Hall has beaten stiff competition from markets across the country and has been crowned Britain’s Favourite Market for 2018.

The result was revealed at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) conference in Birmingham today [THURS].

Glitz and Glamour for the Mayor's Charity Ball

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, will be hosting her Charity Ball on Saturday 10 March in aid of her chosen charity, Shropshire Recovery Partnership.

The event takes place in the Sovereign Suite at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, from 7.00pm.

Tickets are priced at £50.00 and will include a drinks reception on arrival and a three-course dinner.  There will also be a guest speaker, live music from the Chicago Swing Catz jazz band and a disco until late.

Town Centre Pool One Step Nearer

Shrewsbury Town Council’s wish to see the Quarry Pool stay in its current town centre park location moved a step nearer following two significant announcements this week.