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Shrewsbury's New Mayor Takes Office

The new Mayor of Shrewsbury has been elected for the coming year.


Councillor Phil Gillam was officially sworn in as Mayor at the annual meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council last night. [MON]

The mayor-making ceremony, which was held in The Walker Theatre, saw Councillor Gillam take over the role as civic leader from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Peter Nutting.  

Councillor Nic Laurens was also appointed as Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Gillam said his main aim as Mayor is to promote the wonderful and varied businesses and charities in Shrewsbury.

Looking Forward to Summer & the Quarry Splash Park is Set to Re-open

In a sign that the summer season is almost here, Shrewsbury Town Council has been working towards re-opening the award-winning Quarry Splash Park in time for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

The official opening is scheduled to take place on May 4 at 10.30am.

The ever-popular water feature was opened in 2016 alongside the refurbished play area, which incorporates traditional play equipment such as slides and swings, as well as fountains and water features.

Shrewsbury Residents Invited to Attend Annual Town Meeting

Shrewsbury residents are invited to attend this year’s Annual Town Meeting, which will be held next week.

The event takes place in the University Centre Lecture Theatre in the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay on Monday [APR 29] from 7pm and is open to residents who live within the Council’s 17 wards.

The session provides an opportunity to raise questions on matters affecting the town of Shrewsbury and learn of the work undertaken by councillors over the last twelve months.

Tickets on Sale for Mayor's Charity Dinner

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is hosting a charity dinner in Frankwell in aid of Little Rascals Foundation and is encouraging people to come along and support his nominated charity. 

The dinner, the final fundraising event as part of his Mayor’s year in office, will take place on May 10 at the Darwin Community Centre in Frankwell.

Last Call for Iconic Images for our Shrewsbury in Bloom Photo Competition

There’s still time for the residents of Shrewsbury to submit their iconic photographs of the town in a bid to be featured on the front or the back cover of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Portfolio of Evidence this summer.

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.

Shrewsbury in Bloom's Annual Greenhouse Open Evening

As we approach Spring and start to think about our gardens and allotments, the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is inviting the town’s gardening enthusiasts to join them for the annual behind the scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse.

The open evening event takes place on Wednesday 22 May from 6pm.

The site, at Weeping Cross, nurtures more than 300,000 blooms that are cultivated each year for the town’s award-winning floral displays.

Annual Ceremony Awards for Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes

The unsung community heroes of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the Mayor for playing their part in helping to make the town a special place to live, work and visit.

The Mayor’s Awards scheme is Shrewsbury’s equivalent of “The Oscars”, with local individuals, organisations, groups and businesses being recognised for their achievements, for the benefit of the whole town.

Relaunch of the Grange Community Centre

The former Grange Youth Centre off Mount Pleasant Road has undergone a transformation over the last twelve months and is now ready to welcome the community when Shrewsbury Town Council and Young Shrewsbury host a relaunch event this Sunday.

With a new name of The Grange Centre and now run by the Town Council, the Relaunch Event on April 14 takes place between 10am and 4pm.

Voting Closing 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 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 at the Guildhall on May 9.

Last Chance to Nomination Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes

With a closing date of Monday 25 March, 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 of Shrewsbury.

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.