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Future High Streets Fund

Shrewsbury Town Council is to meet tonight [Tues 12 Feb] to finalise its representation to Shropshire Council to be part of the local authority’s bid to government for a share of the £675m Future High Streets Fund.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government announced the new fund to revitalise high streets and town centres in December 2019, recognising that high streets have been drivers in the local community, creating jobs, nurturing small businesses and injecting billions into the local economy.  Yet the way people shop and use their high streets is changing.

Cast Your 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 2019.

People visiting the indoor market before March 30 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 10.

Nomination Sought for Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes

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

Now in their tenth year, the awards are designed to recognise those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Nominations are invited in seven categories, which will be judged by a panel of members and officers of the Town Council, with the winners revealed at an Awards evening in the Lecture Theatre of University Centre Shrewsbury at the Guildhall on April 10.

Herd of Deer Takes up Residence in the Town's Dingle Gardens

Visitors to Shrewsbury’s Dingle gardens have become used to seeing the cast iron horse in the Town Council’s Flanders Bed as part of the town’s First World War commemorations.

Nicknamed locally as “rusty”, the iron horse has now been removed from the bed and has returned to its original pastures at the British Ironwork Centre near Oswestry.

As part of their work with the Town Council, the company has loaned a herd of cast iron red deer for this year, which have been installed on the bank behind the floral clock in the Dingle.

Grant Awards Scheme for Local Organisations

Shrewsbury Town Council operates a scheme which awards grants to local organisations to help them achieve their aims and objectives.  The grant can be used to fund either new projects or continued services and may also be used as matched funding.

The Council has a policy of assisting local community groups and applications must be from a properly formed group, club, committee or charity, which must show that the group has charitable/community aims whilst benefitting the residents of Shrewsbury. 

Shrewsbury's WWI Centenary Living Commemoration

As the centenary commemorations for the end of the First World War draw to a close, Shrewsbury Town Council has helped to ensure that the residents of the town will have a lasting memorial at seventeen different locations in Shrewsbury.

The Town Council has undertaken a scheme to plant an oak tree in each of the seventeen Wards within the town as a living memorial to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the WWI conflict.

A Taste of Spice at Shrewsbury Market Hall

If a spicy curry tickles your taste buds and you want authentic Indian street food, you need look no further than Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Dal and Jay Kaur run the popular Indian Street Food stall on the ground floor of the indoor market, which is proving to be a great hit with customers.

Festive Fundraising at the Mayor's Charity Lunch

The Mayor of Shrewsbury hosted a special charity Christmas lunch in Frankwell at the weekend. 

Over 100 guests enjoyed a three-course traditional Christmas lunch and coffee at the Darwin Community Centre in Frankwell in aid of the Mayor’s Charity Fund.

Festive Fun For Carols in the Square

Shrewsbury’s annual Carols in the Square concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio, returns next week.

The popular festive event will take place on Wednesday [DEC 12] from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Shrewsbury Town Council is managing the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire hosted by Eric Smith from 6.05pm.

Life-Saving Defibrillators Installed in Key Town Locations

It is an astonishing fact that up to seven out of ten people who suffer a cardiac arrest could survive if they are treated with a defibrillator within the first five minutes, but more than half of Britons have no idea where their nearest life-saving equipment is sited.

For every minute that passes without early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation, there is a 10% drop in the chances of survival and, therefore, every second counts.