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Shrewsbury in Bloom Filmed for New BBC Two Series

Shrewsbury in Bloom is one of 15 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups being filmed as part of a new BBC Two Series about the quintessentially British gardening competition. The series will be broadcast in 2018.

Now in its 53rd year, this is the first time cameras have followed Britain in Bloom groups as they prepare for the biggest day in community gardening. Series makers hope to capture the excitement as the groups vie to be recognised as one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the country.

Shrewsbury Town Council Greenhouse Open Evening

Residents of Shrewsbury attended the Shrewsbury in Bloom Open Evening last night [Wed] to view the flowers that will make up the floral features around the town this summer

The event, held at the Town Council’s greenhouse at Weeping Cross, welcomed over 100 gardening enthusiasts who were keen to see the expanse of plants, hanging baskets and containers before they are planted out next month

Blooming Business Baskets are a Bargain

Shops and businesses in Shrewsbury are being asked to help maintain the town’s reputation as “the Town of Flowers” by displaying hanging baskets prepared by Shrewsbury Town Council.

Every year the workforce at the Town Council’s Weeping Cross greenhouse spend months preparing tens of thousands of flowers to make the town’s streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.

Hanging baskets are available for a small cost of £45.00 each (inc. VAT) which includes delivery, maintenance and disposal at the end of the season.

Residents Encouraged to Attend Annual Town Meeting

Shrewsbury residents are invited to attend this year’s Annual Town Meeting which is being held next week.

The event takes place at the Gateway Education Centre in Chester Street on Monday [MAY 22] from 7pm and is open to residents who live within the council’s 17 wards.

The session provides an opportunity to raise questions on matters affecting the town of Shrewsbury and learn of the work undertaken by councillors over the last twelve months and to meet newly elected members.

New Mayor of Shrewsbury Takes Office

Shrewsbury has elected its new Mayor for the coming year, Councillor Jane Mackenzie.

Councillor Mackenzie officially took office at the annual meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council last night. [MON]

The mayor-making ceremony, which was held at The Museum & Art Gallery for the first time, saw Councillor Mackenzie take over the role as civic leader from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Ioan Jones.

Councillor Peter Nutting was also appointed as Deputy Mayor.

Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes Honoured at Ceremony

Those unsung community heroes of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the Mayor for playing their part in helping to make the town a special place to live, work and visit.

The Mayor’s Awards scheme is Shrewsbury’s equivalent of “The Oscars” with local individuals, organisations, groups and businesses being recognised for their achievements which have benefitted the town.

Shrewsbury Town Council Greenhouse Open Evening

Shrewsbury’s gardening enthusiasts are once again invited to join the town’s Bloom Committee for the annual behind the scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse.

The site, at Weeping Cross, nurtures more than 300,000 blooms which are cultivated each year for the town’s award-winning floral displays.

Quarry Play Area Reopens for the Summer

Shrewsbury Town Council has been working towards re-opening the Quarry Splash Park in time for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

The official opening is scheduled to take place on Saturday 29 April at 11.00am.

The design of the play area was chosen by Shrewsbury residents and was opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury last year.  The play area incorporates traditional play equipment such as slides and swings, as well as fountains and water features which were built in place of the old paddling pool.

Still Time to Make your Nominations for Mayor's Awards

There’s still a couple of weeks remaining to get your nominations in for the annual Mayor’s Awards.

Nominations are being sought to acknowledge those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury.

The Mayor is asking businesses, organisations and residents to provide suggestions for Shrewsbury’s annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Have a Ball to Raise Funds for Charity

Tickets are still available for the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s Charity Dinner.

The Mayor of Shrewsbury will host a dinner at the beginning of April in aid of his Mayoral Charity Fund which will help raise money towards funding a defibrillator for each of the secondary schools, two colleges and the Special Schools here in the town.