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Nominations Sought To Award Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes

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

Final Preparations Underway for Carols in the Square

Final preparations are underway for Shrewsbury's Carols in the Square concert which returns to the town on Wednesday [Dec 14] evening.

The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury’s festive calendar, kicks off from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Shrewsbury Town Council is managing the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire with Eric Smith from 6.05pm.

Dana Footpath Moves One Step Nearer

The long-held aspirations of developing an accessible link between the Dana Footpath and Castle Street moved a step further last night [MON] when members of Shrewsbury Town Council’s Finance & General Purpose Committee agreed to allocate £50,000 in its capital programme to finance the works.

Carols in the Square Concert Returns

Shrewsbury’s annual Carols in the Square concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio, returns next week.

The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury’s festive calendar, will take place on Wednesday [DEC 14] from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Rare Sunday Opening for Market Hall

Shrewsbury’s award-winning indoor market will be holding a rare Sunday opening next month for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping.

The Sunday Shopping Showcase will see the market open from 10am until 2.30pm on October 16.

A host of cosmopolitan cafes, artisan producers and traditional stalls will be open for an extra day of feasting and shopping for this one-off event which aims to showcase some of the town’s most unique and exclusive traders.

Town Council Reinforces Quarry Pool Commitment

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have reinforced their commitment to retaining the Quarry swimming pool within the town centre.

Members have reiterated their concerns regarding the baths moving out of town as part of an overall response to Shropshire Council’s Sports Facilities Strategy, which is currently out for public consultation.

Shrewsbury Scoops Gold in Floral Competition

Shrewsbury has once again proved its floral features are blooming brilliant after being awarded Gold in the Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at a ceremony in Aldridge earlier today. [THURS]

Shrewsbury achieved Gold in the Small City and Large Park categories, as well as a Horticultural Excellence Award for The Dingle.

County Regiment to be Granted Freedom of Shrewsbury

Shropshire’s county regiment, The Rifles, will be granted the Freedom of Shrewsbury by the town’s Mayor next week.

Councillor Ioan Jones will welcome The Rifles on Wednesday [14 SEPT] with a service at St Chad’s Church at 1pm.

Following the service the troops will parade onto St Chad’s Terrace at 2pm, before marching past the Mayor at the entrance to the Quarry Park. 

The troops, led by the Band and Bugles, will then march down Claremont Bank, along Smithfield Road, up Castle Gates and Castle Street, past St Mary’s Church, down Dogpole and along High Street. 

Town Councillors Support Flaxmill Development

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have supported an application for the development of the town’s historic Flaxmill, whilst also calling on planning chiefs to give further consideration to the impact of the scheme on nearby residents.

At a meeting of Full Council on Monday [5 SEPT] members considered proposals to redevelop the historic site to create office space, a café, car parking and an interactive visitors’ space.

Councillors heard representations from Tim Johnston, Project Director for Historic England, and local residents were also given an opportunity to air their views.

Traders Retire after a Decade at Shrewsbury Market Hall

It’s the end of an era as fellow traders and loyal customers bid farewell to two longstanding traders who are retiring after more than a decade at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Graham and Sue Mann, who run Sweet Pea & Gem Leathers at the indoor market, have decided the time is right to hang up their money belts and spend more time at home with their family.

The couple, who have been trading at the market for almost 11 years, are handing over the reins of the business to Adele Stokes who will be taking over Sweet Pea & Gem Leathers from the beginning of September.

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