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Music Acts Sought to Help Shrewsbury's Festive Event

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

To mark the start of this year’s festive late night shopping, the launch of the town’s annual Christmas lights switch on will be celebrated with the annual Christmas Cracker event, organised by Shrewsbury Town Council in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres.

The event will take place on November 20, from 5pm until 7.30pm.

Shrewsbury's Charter for Walking Neighbourhoods

Shrewsbury Town Council is looking to be a leading Council in the promotion of the Charter for Walking Neighbourhoods. 

The charter, initiated by the Ramblers Association, is calling for interest in the local rollout of their charter seeking to develop local neighbourhoods that promote good physical health and mental well-being, encouraging people to get outside more and be more active.

Mrs Jackie Brennand, Former Mayoress of Shrewsbury

Former Mayoress of Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, Mrs Jackie Brennand, passed away suddenly on October 1st.

Helen Ball, town clerk for Shrewsbury Town Council, said: “Jackie was a true ambassador for Shrewsbury, representing her local residents and the town on everything she did.  

Get Snapping for Shrewsbury in Bloom Photo Competition

Following the success of this year’s Shrewsbury in Bloom competition, we’re urging residents of the town to submit their photographs in a bid to be featured on the front or the back cover of the Portfolio of Evidence for 2020.

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is offering local residents the opportunity to have their photo of the town on the front or back cover of the annual portfolio, which is presented to the Royal Horticultural Society’s judges when they visit the town to inspect the town against exacting criteria.

Town Council's Quarry Splash Park Closure

Shrewsbury Town Council’s award-winning Splash Park in the Quarry has been a massive hit with children of all ages once again this summer.

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

The Town Council will be closing the Splash Park for the winter months from Monday 30 September. The play area will remain open.

Rea Brook Valley Nature Reserve Wins Gold in Heart of England in Bloom Competition



Shrewsbury’s Rea Brook Valley Nature Reserve has been awarded Gold in the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Heart of England in Bloom Parks and Open Spaces category.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony in Birmingham yesterday [Thursday].

Battle of Britain Sunday

This Sunday sees Shrewsbury’s civic leaders marking the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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, to commemorate the hundreds of lives lost during the battle.

Shrewsbury awarded Gold In Heart Of England In Bloom awards

Shrewsbury has once again shown that it is blooming marvellous by scooping Gold in the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony in Rugby today [Thursday].

Mayor's Charity Flower Show Luncheon

More than 80 people attended the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s annual charity luncheon last weekend helping to raise funds for his chosen local charity, Samaritans of Shrewsbury.

The event took place on the Sunday following the 132nd annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, in the Members’ Marquee, at the Quarry on August 11.

Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch whilst raising over £1,000 for the Mayor’s Charity Fund in aid of Samaritans of Shrewsbury, which included donations as well as proceeds from ticket sales, a charity raffle and auction.

Shrewsbury Welcomes the Heart of England in Bloom Judges

With the final preparations completed around the town, Shrewsbury has welcomed the Heart of England in Bloom judges today [TUES].

Starting at Shrewsbury’s iconic Flax Mill Maltings, the judges have been taken on a tour of the town whilst assessing the town’s floral excellence against exacting criteria.

Shrewsbury Town Council is the driving force behind the town’s floral displays, and receives support from members of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee, Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury BID and volunteers across the town.