Team Shrewsbury

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Making Shrewsbury a better place to live, work and play

The Town Council is proud to be a part of Team Shrewsbury, a partnership launched in 2014 as part of the Government’s Our Place programme to tackle a range of issues faced by people living and working locally.

The partnership promotes a collaborative approach to addressing issues, as well as promoting the great aspects of Shrewsbury. Each agency brings to the table a range of expertise and experiences that can assist in resolving issues more effectively than any go-it-alone approach.

The partnership includes:

  • Shrewsbury Town Council

  • Shropshire Council

  • West Mercia Police

  • Shropshire Fire & Rescue service

  • Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID)

  • Shrewsbury Shopping Centres

  • Safer Shrewsbury

  • Shrewsbury Street Pastors

  • University Centre Shrewsbury

  • British Transport Police

Other partners supporting Team Shrewsbury include The Big Busk and The Ark.

The Town Council has long-since advocated a Team Shrewsbury approach to working with our partners and, as a result, we have collectively seen many successes including being crowned Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions and the Most Courteous Town in the UK in 2014.

Team Shrewsbury is about equipping and empowering local people to identify and solve local problems, ultimately making Shrewsbury a better place to live, work and play.

A new initiative that Team Shrewsbury is involved with is Alternative Giving Scheme which aims to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging on the town’s streets.  Similar schemes have also been used in other towns, a few examples are: Nottingham, Aberdeen & Exeter.