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Improvements to Monkmoor Recreation Ground

Shrewsbury Town Council is currently undertaking works to the football pitch at Monkmoor Recreation Ground to improve facilities for local residents.

The project to install a new 3G Synthetic football pitch, new fencing and lighting commenced on October 21.

Celebrating Blooming Great Gardens in Shrewsbury

The Mayor of Shrewsbury was delighted to honour the town’s top gardeners in the Town Council’s annual Town of Flowers Awards.                                                                                                                                                     

Residents and businesses were invited to the Mayor’s Parlour in Shrewsbury Castle on Tuesday [Nov 26] for an awards presentation to honour the winners of this year’s contest.

Final Preparations for a Cracking Christmas Lights Switch On

Shrewsbury Town Council’s staff are putting the final touches in their preparations for the town’s Christmas Cracker event, which returns this Wednesday [Nov 20].

The big lights switch-on is being organised by Shrewsbury Town Council, in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres and Shrewsbury BID.

The fun begins on November 20 from 5pm, when bands, choirs and groups from around the region are set to fill the town with a variety of seasonal music and entertainment to mark the start of late night shopping and the launch of the brand new Christmas lights display.

A Cracking Christmas Lights Switch On Event

Shrewsbury’s festive season is set to start with a bang as the town’s Christmas Cracker event returns next week.

The big lights switch-on is being organised by Shrewsbury Town Council in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres.

The evening of fun begins from 5pm on Wednesday, November 20, when bands, choirs and acoustic acts from around the region are set to fill the town with a variety of seasonal music and entertainment to mark the start of late night shopping and the switch-on of the Christmas lights display.

Remembrance Services in Shrewsbury

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Phil Gillam, would like to encourage members of the public to join him in attending Remembrance Sunday in the town.

The Mayor will lead a civic procession with units of HM Forces and the Service organisations, leaving the castle at 9am following the route of Castle Gates, Castle Street, Pride Hill, Mardol Head and St John's Hill to St. Chad's Church.  The procession will be led by music from Shrewsbury Brass Band.

A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at St Chad's Church at 9.45am on 10 November.

Zero Tolerance for Unauthorised Bonfires

People in Shrewsbury are being urged to ensure that they do not light unauthorised bonfires on public land in the town without first seeking permission.

The lighting of unauthorised bonfires on public land in Shrewsbury could result in fines, or even court action, if people do not seek prior permission.

Any group or individual planning a bonfire on public land within the town is asked to contact Shrewsbury Town Council with their request, which will be considered on the grounds of health and safety and the risk of disruption to surrounding areas.

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.

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