Press Releases

You are here

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.

A Cut Above for a Blooming Great Business Sponsorship

A new business sponsor has been unveiled at a prime site in the town in support of Shrewsbury in Bloom.

My Man Cave Barbers on Sutton Farm is the new sponsor of the flower bed at the junction of Hazeldine Way at Meole Brace roundabout.

Suzi Malpeli, owner of My Man Cave, said: “I started the barber shop over five years ago and, since then, we have gone from strength to strength. We are a family-friendly business and offer an all-inclusive environment for our customers.

Another Blooming Marvellous Business Sponsorship

Another new business sponsor has been unveiled at two prime sites in the town in support of Shrewsbury in Bloom.

Approved Care and Support is the new sponsor of the roundabout on Welshpool Road at the entrance to Oxon Business Park as well as the island at the junction of Grange Road off Roman Road.

Amanda Jones, director of the company based at Oxon Business Park, said: “The Shrewsbury in Bloom sponsorship scheme is a great way to support the town’s floral features throughout the year.

New Bloom Sponsor for Battlefield

Another new business sponsor has been unveiled at a prime site in the north of the town in support of Shrewsbury in Bloom.

Shrewsbury SelfStore is the new sponsor of the Archers Way roundabout at the junction of Knights Way, Yeomanry Road and Archer Road at Battlefield.

Martin Thomas, Director said: “We are delighted to be able to support Shrewsbury in Bloom with our sponsorship of the roundabout at Archers Way. We feel that our sponsorship of this roundabout will help to raise our profile in the area.

Lighting Up a Great Blooming Business Sponsorship

LIGHTING UP A GREAT BLOOMING BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP

Shrewsbury in Bloom’s sponsorship scheme is proving to be a big hit with local businesses with another company unveiled at a prime site in the north of the town.

Edmundson Electrical on Vanguard Way is the new sponsor of the roundabout at the junction of Hussey Road and Knights Way at Battlefield.

Vote for Your Favourite Shrewsbury Market Trader of the Year

Shoppers to Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall are being asked to cast their vote to find the Market 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 in the Lecture Theatre of University Centre Shrewsbury at the Guildhall on April 29.

We're Looking for Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Phil Gillam, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make nominations for the town’s annual civic awards. 

Now in their eleventh year and with two new categories for 2020, the awards are designed to recognise those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Pages