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Countdown to Reveal Winning Poster Design

The countdown is on to reveal the winning design in Shrewsbury Town Council's Olympic poster competition.

More than 500 entries were received from young people across the central area of Shropshire who were given the task of designing a poster to celebrate the passing of the Olympic Torch through Shrewsbury on May 30.

The top 30 designs were chosen by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Elect, Councillors Keith Roberts and Jon Tandy, and now form part of Shrewsbury's official Olympic Countdown within the Pride Hill Shopping Centre, by the Roushill entrance.

Shrewsbury Town FC Receive Mayor's Award

The Mayor of Shrewsbury has presented the town's football club with a special award in recognition of the team's recent promotion to League One.

Councillor Tony Durnell congratulated the club at last night's Mayor's Awards, which were held at the Guildhall.

The team secured automatic promotion from League Two with a 1-0 win at home to Dagenham and Redbridge on April 28.

Shrewsbury Town FC now face the likes of Portsmouth, Coventry City and Preston North End next season.

Awards for Blooming Great Gardeners

Details for this year's Town of Flowers awards have been announced by Shrewsbury in Bloom.

The competition is open to green-fingered residents and businesses within the Shrewsbury Town Council boundary.

This year the categories have been given an overhaul and now include a new award to recognise the achievements of young gardeners.

 Prizes and trophies are available in a number of categories which include:

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Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes Honoured

The great and the good of Shrewsbury who have contributed to making the town a better place to live, work and visit have been honoured by the town's Mayor.

Local businesses, organisations and individuals gathered to find out the results of the third annual Mayor of Shrewsbury awards at a special ceremony, held at the town's Guildhall, on Wednesday. [9 MAY] 

The town's unsung heroes were recognised in a variety of categories including; business, community, environment, youth and, new for this year, tourism.

Salopian Brass to Play Shrewsbury Quarry

A popular Shropshire brass band will be entertaining audiences at Shrewsbury Quarry next month.

Salopian Brass will play the Quarry Bandstand on June 3.

The two-hour performance is free and starts at 1pm.

The band is now in its 35th year and has performed across the county at shows, carol services, concerts, fetes and fairs.

Practice sessions are held every Thursday from 7.30pm until 9pm at Emmanuel Church, Harlescott.

Mayor's Charity Concert Promises to Hit the High Note

There are just a few days remaining to snap up tickets to the Mayor of Shrewsbury's charity concert of 'over 100 voices and brass.'

The event takes place on Saturday, kicking off at 7pm, at St Chad's Church and will feature an exciting line-up including Shrewsbury Brass Band (formerly Sabrina Brass), the Friday Singers, Shropshire Girls' Choir and Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir.

All monies raised will be split equally between the Mayor's Charity Fund and the St Chad's Campaign.

Shrewsbury to Fly the Flag for Olympics and Jubilee

Shrewsbury's streets are set to be awash with colour to celebrate the passing of the Olympic torch through the town, and the Queen's Jubilee, thanks to the town's Bloom committee.

The group, which is the driving force behind Shrewsbury's success in the annual Heart of England in Bloom competition, has commissioned 250 specially designed flags which are available, free of charge, to businesses within the town centre who purchase one or more of Town Council's summer hanging baskets.

Artists Invited to Display Work at Shrewsbury Quarry

Local artists are invited to take part in a series of outdoor exhibitions at Shrewsbury's Quarry.

The exhibition scheme, run by Shrewsbury Town Council, will run each Sunday from May 13 to September 2, from 2.30pm until 5.30pm, excluding July 8 (Quarry Concert weekend) and August 12 (Shrewsbury Flower Show).

Demonstrations and paintings can be displayed around the perimeter of the Dingle, which is a popular tourist attraction during the summer and is an ideal backdrop for displays.

Sale of artwork is also permitted.

Chance for Residents to Air Views

Shrewsbury residents are being encouraged to attend the town's annual public meeting next week.

The Annual Town Meeting takes place on April 26, from 6pm, at the Guildhall.

The meeting is open to any elector from the 17 wards that make up the Shrewsbury Town Council area to raise any matter of interest or concern to the town.

During the meeting, members of the Town Council will also outline the organisation's work over the past 12 months as well as providing an update on issues raised at the 2011 Annual Town Meeting.

Market Bosses Hope Cartoon Festival Draws a Crowd

Bosses at Shrewsbury Market Hall say they are delighted to be welcoming elements of this year's Cartoon Festival to the venue for the very first time.

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival takes place throughout April and May culminating with 'Cartoonists Live' - a weekend of free cartoon drawing events and activities, workshops and caricaturing, on April 19-22.

The first exhibition this year opens at Shrewsbury Market Hall, at the Visual Art Network (VAN) Gallery, on April 6 and follows the Festival theme of 'Flying.'