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Quarry Splash Park Winter Closure

Whilst the weather hasn’t been brilliant this summer, the inclement climate hasn’t stopped people of all ages enjoying the fun at the Quarry Splash park in Shrewsbury.

The “Darwin’s Islands of Adventure” splash and play areas have been a big hit with families from across the region throughout the summer months.

With a dismal summer behind us, Shrewsbury Town Council will be closing the Splash park for the winter months from Monday 2 October. The play area will remain open.

Blooming Great Results for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has proved that it is a blooming great place once again after achieving the highest possible accolade in the RHS’s Heart of England in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood and Parks & Open Spaces Awards.

In the It’s Your Neighbourhood awards, three areas; Bowbrook Allotment Community, Hermitage Garden Group and Severn Hospice in Bicton Heath all achieved Level 5 “Outstanding” Awards from the Royal Horticultural Society as part of its community gardening campaign. This is the highest level achievable.

Shrewsbury Scoops Gold in Floral Competition

Shrewsbury’s floral features have been declared blooming brilliant after being awarded Gold in the RHS Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony in Warwick on Thursday.

Shrewsbury achieved Gold in the Small City category in the competition. The Heart of England in Bloom have also nominated Shrewsbury to represent the region in next year’s Britain in Bloom campaign.

Award for Town Council's Quarry Splash Park

The Splash park in Shrewsbury’s Quarry has been recognised as a world-class aquatic space in the annual showcase for excellence and innovation in aquatic facility design.

The state-of-the art facilities have been honoured by Aquatics International Magazine as one of ten Dream Designs from installations worldwide.

The design of the play area was chosen by Shrewsbury residents and was opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury last year.

Battle of Britain Sunday

Shrewsbury’s civic leaders will mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this Sunday.

A special service will be held at St Chad’s Church at 10.00am followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Quarry park, to commemorate the hundreds of lives lost during the battle.

The annual commemorative service marks the victory by Royal Air Force pilots and aircrew, and the loss of more than 500 lives, during the Battle of Britain in 1940, which was the first major campaign to be fought entirely in the skies.

Music Acts Sought to Help Shrewsbury's Festive Event

Music acts and choirs are being sought to help Shrewsbury celebrate the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

This year’s Christmas Cracker event, which marks the launch of the town’s new Christmas lights and the start of festive late night shopping, is being organised by Shrewsbury Town Council in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres and is sponsored by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID).

The event will take place on November 15, from 5pm until 7.30pm.

Town Council's Request for Consideration in Shropshire Rocks Craze

Shrewsbury Town Council is asking parents to show some consideration towards other users of the Quarry Park and the Dingle in Shrewsbury.

Staff are aware of the Shropshire Rocks craze that is sweeping the county over the school summer holiday and have noticed numerous painted rocks being placed in and around the Quarry Park and in the Dingle.

Guests Have a Ball at Summer Luncheon

More than 140 people turned out to the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s annual charity luncheon last weekend.

The event took place on the weekend of the 130th annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, in the Members’ Marquee, at the Quarry on August 13.

A total of over £1,500 was raised on the day which included proceeds from ticket sales and a charity raffle.

Revamp of Parking Charges in Shrewsbury

Members of Shrewsbury Town Council are calling for a dramatic re-think of plans by Shropshire Council to implement new car parking proposals, fearing that if they are introduced, the economic viability of the town will suffer.

Shropshire Council is undertaking a county-wide consultation on developing a car parking strategy and pricing schedule affecting all of the car parks it owns and maintains.

The Council wishes to implement a number of initiatives across the county including:

Awards for Shrewsbury Pupil's Blooming Great Designs

Pupils from Priory School were presented with awards to mark their winning designs for two floral features within the town.

Chairman of Shrewsbury in Bloom, Councillor Keith Roberts, presented prizes to youngsters from the school who had worked on a five week community participation project, in conjunction with Young Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury Town Council’s Youth Services team) and the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee.