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Mayor's Charity Flower Show Lunch Tickets on Sale

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is hosting a charity Summer Lunch in the Quarry Park and would like members of the public to join him for the event.

The post-Flower Show luncheon will take place on August 11 in the Members’ Marquee in the Quarry

The event begins at 12.30pm for a 1pm start and guests can enjoy a two-course summer buffet lunch and coffee.

Tickets are priced at £22.50 with proceeds going to the Mayor’s Charity Fund in aid of Samaritans of Shrewsbury.

Last Chance to Grab Your Blooming Business Baskets

For those shops and businesses who have not yet purchased their hanging baskets from either Shrewsbury Town Council or Shrewsbury BID, there is still a chance to purchase one for their business premises.

The Town Council has almost completed its summer planting programme around the town and does have some availability for shops and businesses to take part in their hanging basket scheme.

Town Centre is Starting to Look Blooming Marvellous

Although the weather hasn’t been wonderful this month, the flower beds and planters are starting to provide some much-needed colour around the town, now that Shrewsbury Town Council has almost completed its summer planting scheme.

The mammoth task to bring the floral features to the town centre started at the beginning of this month and will see more than 300,000 home-grown blooms planted out in various locations in Shrewsbury.

Final Call for Nominations for Green-Fingered Gardeners in Shrewsbury

It’s the last call for members of the public to nominate their green-fingered neighbours for this year’s Shrewsbury in Bloom Town of Flowers competition.

The Bloom Committee is looking for entries in the best residential front garden category.

The annual competition is open to residents’ front gardens only and must be located within Shrewsbury Town Council’s 17 wards.

For more details, including entry criteria and a nomination form, please see www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsbury-bloom

Town Council Grant Scheme for Local Organisations

Shrewsbury Town Council provides a Grant Scheme to help local organisations and encourages them to apply for funding 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. 

Nominations Sought for Blooming Marvellous Front Gardens

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is inviting members of the public to nominate their green-fingered neighbours for this year’s Town of Flowers competition.

The Committee is looking for entries in the best residential front garden category.

The annual competition is open to residents’ front gardens only and must be located within Shrewsbury Town Council’s 17 wards.

For more details, including entry criteria and a nomination form, please see www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsbury-bloom

Shrewsbury in Bloom Welcomes New Sponsor

A new sponsor has been unveiled at a prime site in the town as part of Shrewsbury in Bloom’s scheme to maintain its reputation as the “Town of Flowers”.

Abbey Removals Limited is the new sponsor of the Battlefield Roundabout on the A53 and A49.

Simon Peake of Abbey Removals Limited said: “We have an office in Shrewsbury and it made good business sense to promote our business at key locations in the town, whilst also helping to support Shrewsbury in Bloom.

Generous Gardeners Dig Deep for Charity

Generous gardeners attending the Shrewsbury in Bloom Greenhouse Open Evening at the end of last month helped to raise a fantastic £315.00 for the Lingen Davies Ruby Appeal.

With over 200 people enjoying a behind the scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse facilities at Weeping Cross, the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee also held a raffle on the night.

Fantastic Floral Fiesta at Town Council Greenhouse Event

Residents of Shrewsbury were able to gain a first-hand view of the flowers that will make up the floral features around the town this summer when they attended the Shrewsbury in Bloom Open Evening last night [WED].

The annual event, held at the Town Council’s greenhouse at Weeping Cross, welcomed over 185 gardening enthusiasts who were keen to see the expanse of plants, hanging baskets and containers before they are planted out next month.

Grab Your Blooming Business Baskets

Shops and businesses in Shrewsbury can help play their part in ensuring the town’s reputation as “the Town of Flowers” is maintained by displaying hanging baskets prepared by Shrewsbury Town Council.

With over 300,000 plants set to grace our parks, hanging baskets, roundabouts and planters over the next few weeks, the Town Council’s workforce at their Weeping Cross greenhouse are nurturing the summer bedding plants to help make the town’s streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.

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