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Town Council Play Areas Re-opened

As Shrewsbury starts to emerge from the Coronavirus partial lockdown, the Town Council has begun to open up more of its facilities. 

Play areas at three locations in the town were re-opened on Saturday [July 4].

The Town Council has had to ensure that strict conditions have been met before opening the play areas in the Quarry, Greenfields and Monkmoor.

Town Council Support for Local Businesses

Shrewsbury Town Council has pledged to back local businesses in light of the ongoing economic crisis. 

The Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown has seen many businesses in Shrewsbury and Shropshire struggle with some being challenged by declining order books and many closing operations down to protect their workforce and many business have become fearful of the future.

To show its commitment to help, the Town Council has advertised its application process for local businesses to be added to their contractor list.

Shrewsbury's Sunday Market Set to Re-open

With the lifting of some of the Coronavirus restrictions from June 1, the Government has given the go-ahead for a range of activities to recommence. 

This includes the re-opening of outdoor markets and this Sunday [June 6] sees Harlescott Sunday Market back up and running from 8am until 1pm.

The organisers have worked closely with Shrewsbury Town Council and traders to ensure that the relevant social distancing rules are followed.

Shrewsbury Town Council Plea on Litter

With residents taking advantage of the warm sunny weather over the weekend, people flocked to Shrewsbury’s open spaces.

However, that resulted in excessive amounts of litter strewn around the award-winning Quarry as well as the Town Council’s other open spaces.

Helen Ball, town clerk for Shrewsbury Town Council, said: “We are more than happy to welcome visitors to our green spaces in the town, and we know that the majority of people respect the parks for the benefit of everyone who uses them.

Town Council to Press Ahead with its Climate Emergency Plans

Shrewsbury Town Council held its first virtual Council meeting on Monday evening [May18] after new regulations were put in place to allow meetings to be held electronically. 

The Council session, which saw a significant number of residents logging in to the live feed, heard about the work that has continued since lockdown closed many Council facilities. 

Despite play areas, community centres and sporting facilities being shut, the majority of open spaces have remained open to the public for daily exercise, with green networks playing a great role in connecting communities.

Open Letter from the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Phil Gillam

On behalf of the Councillors of Shrewsbury I would like to send our very best wishes to you all in our 6th week of lockdown.

Community Spirit in Shrewsbury Despite Floods and Coronavirus

I think it is fair to say 2020 has, so far, been our Annus Horribilis. 

In February, Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis brought us not only ravaging and destructive gales but also an unforgiving torrent of water that overwhelmed areas of Shrewsbury as the River Severn burst its banks. These floods caused untold damage to residents and businesses alike but also stopped many people enjoying the town that we all love. 

Last Chance to Nominate Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes

With a closing date of March 20, there’s still time to submit your nominations for the annual Mayor of Shrewsbury Awards to acknowledge those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town.

The Mayor is asking businesses, organisations and residents to provide suggestions for Shrewsbury’s annual civic awards, designed to feature those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Shrewsbury Town Council's Coronavirus Battle Fund

As Coronavirus is set to impact on our daily lives, Members of the Town Council have been extremely heartened by the grassroots support in local communities. Many are co-ordinating volunteers to help those most vulnerable in our society to get through the weeks ahead.

To support community groups and organisations, the Town Council has set aside £20,000 to provide one-off grants of £500. This grant pot comes with few conditions and funds will be released within 48 hours of the application form being released.

Last Chance to Vote for your Favourite Market Hall Trader of the Year

Time is running out to cast your vote to find Shrewsbury’s favourite Market Hall Trader of the Year for 2020.

People visiting the indoor market before March 20 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the annual Mayor’s Awards ceremony at the University Centre Shrewsbury on April 29.