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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.

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.

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