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Pulling together to keep Shrewsbury 'blooming'
We work closely with our partners at Shropshire Council, and other local businesses and organisations, to make Shrewsbury as 'blooming' great as it can be. We all work together to improve our surroundings both for everyday life, and for the yearly Bloom campaign.
Below are just a few examples of how we work in partnership with other organisations and bodies.
Keeping our Parks and Countryside Safe and Clean: Dog Warden & Environmental Enforcement Officer
Jane Salisbury, Shropshire Council's Dog Warden & Environmental Enforcement Officer, plays a significant part in keeping public parks and countryside safe and clean, all of which are an integral part of the Shrewsbury in Bloom campaign.
The four main issues Jane deals with, and can issue fixed penalty notices for, are dog fouling, dogs on a lead by direction (keeping dogs under control), dogs on a lead on a public highway and dog exclusion (ie from children's fenced-in play areas).
Jane, who is pictured left with her dogs Snotty Dog and Alfie said: "My role is to ensure that town centre parks and countryside in Shrewsbury and the surrounding villages (and also Bridgnorth/ South Shropshire) are used in a responsible manner by dog owners.
"These areas are for everybody to enjoy, and not just for one group of people. It is not fair that some dog owners abuse the privilege of using our beautiful town centre parks and recreation areas. Fixed penalties are issued for members of the public who do not comply with the Dog Control Orders."
Support from local businesses
Shrewsbury in Bloom receives plentiful support from the town's local businesses and has most recently welcomed Bannatyne's Health Club on board as a Platinum sponsor of Meole Brace roundabout. Richard Micklewright, manager of Bannatyne's in Shrewsbury said: "We are delighted to be part of the local community and proud to be a sponsor of Shrewsbury in Bloom."
One of Shrewsbury in Bloom's longest standing business supporters is Ray Parry Playgrounds who currently sponsor the Copthorne roundabout.
Ray said: "The quality of this island is absolutely superb and we have had numerous positive comments from many of our friends. The town always looks first class and we are proud to say we live in Shrewsbury, the town of flowers."
Chairman of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee, Councillor Keith Roberts added: "It is great to see the local business community take the opportunity to generate civic pride and to promote both their businesses and the town's floral displays. The Bloom campaign brings out the very best in our local community making Shrewsbury a better place to live, work and visit. Our blooming great town truly lives up to its mantle of being an 'original one-off.'"
Sponsorship locations become available throughout the year, for a current list of vacant sites email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01743 281010.