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Rea Brook Valley Nature Reserve Wins Gold in Heart of England in Bloom Competition



Shrewsbury’s Rea Brook Valley Nature Reserve has been awarded Gold in the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Heart of England in Bloom Parks and Open Spaces category.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony in Birmingham yesterday [Thursday].

Battle of Britain Sunday

This Sunday sees Shrewsbury’s civic leaders marking the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A special service will be held at St Chad’s Church at 10.00am followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Quarry, to commemorate the hundreds of lives lost during the battle.

Shrewsbury awarded Gold In Heart Of England In Bloom awards

Shrewsbury has once again shown that it is blooming marvellous by scooping Gold in the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony in Rugby today [Thursday].

Mayor's Charity Flower Show Luncheon

More than 80 people attended the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s annual charity luncheon last weekend helping to raise funds for his chosen local charity, Samaritans of Shrewsbury.

The event took place on the Sunday following the 132nd annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, in the Members’ Marquee, at the Quarry on August 11.

Guests enjoyed a buffet lunch whilst raising over £1,000 for the Mayor’s Charity Fund in aid of Samaritans of Shrewsbury, which included donations as well as proceeds from ticket sales, a charity raffle and auction.

Shrewsbury Welcomes the Heart of England in Bloom Judges

With the final preparations completed around the town, Shrewsbury has welcomed the Heart of England in Bloom judges today [TUES].

Starting at Shrewsbury’s iconic Flax Mill Maltings, the judges have been taken on a tour of the town whilst assessing the town’s floral excellence against exacting criteria.

Shrewsbury Town Council is the driving force behind the town’s floral displays, and receives support from members of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee, Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury BID and volunteers across the town.

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

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.