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Have a Ball to Raise Funds for Charity

Members of the public are invited to attend the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury's Charity Spring Ball.

The black tie event takes place at the Albright Hussey Manor Hotel, in Shrewsbury, on March 24 at 7.30pm for 8pm start. Carriages at 1am.

Tickets are priced at £37.50 each which includes an arrival drink, three-course meal and dancing.

Chains of Office may be worn.

All proceeds will go towards the Mayor's charity fund, Small Grants for Small Groups.

Forget the Oscars - It's Time for the Mayor's Awards!

Shrewsbury residents are being invited to dust off those gowns and tuxedos as the Town Council prepares for its very own red carpet event - the annual Mayor's Awards.

Nominations are being sought in a range of categories for this year's awards ceremony, which takes place on May 9.

The awards are presented to organisations, groups, individuals and businesses whose achievements have benefitted the town of Shrewsbury.

The scheme is designed to recognise the town's unsung heroes, as well as captains of industry, and is one of the highlights of the Mayoral calendar.

Shrewsbury Town Council Budget Announced

Shrewsbury Town Council has announced its budget for the 2012/13 financial year which it says will ensure continued value for money for residents.

Members approved the figures at a meeting of the full council held last night [MON].

The 2012/13 £3,436,012 budget will be part-funded by the ratepayer and includes a small precept increase of six pence per week for an average Band D property.

Presidential Visit for Market Hall

Shrewsbury Market Hall received a visit from the president and chief executive of the National Association of British Market Authority (NABMA) today. [DEC 23]

The tour was arranged by Shrewsbury Town Councillor, and former NABMA president, Councillor David Farmer as an example of best practice in markets.

Councillor Jeff Clarke and Graham Wilson spent the morning browsing the venue's many stalls and met with traders, site facilities manager, Kate Gittins, and representatives from Shrewsbury Town Council.

Tree of Memories Raises Charity Cash

More than £400 has been raised by this year's Tree of Memories at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

In return for a charity donation, members of the public were invited to write a message to a friend, relative, loved one, or even a pet, past and present, and attach it to a bauble which was placed on the tree over the festive period.

A total of £407 was raised for this year's nominated charity, the Lingen Davies Cancer Appeal. People who placed a bauble on the tree are invited to collect it for a keepsake in the New Year from the site management office at the market.

Shropshire 'Mumpreneur' Cooks Up a Storm at Shrewsbury Market Hall

A Shropshire 'mumpreneur' is on the rise after launching cookery sessions for youngsters in Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Mother-of-three Katie Wellington opened Katie's Kitchen for Kids in October and is already cooking up a storm with parents who can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake while their children create culinary masterpieces in a safe environment.

Katie is NNEB trained, CRB checked and fully insured with a level five hygiene certification.

Market Needs Your Votes to be Crowned Best in Britain

Shrewsbury shoppers are being encouraged to help the town's indoor Market Hall scoop a major accolade in a national competition.

The National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) has launched its annual Market of the Year awards, which includes a category for Britain's Favourite Market.

Online voting for Britain's Favourite Market is open now at and customers are being urged to support Shrewsbury Market Hall in its bid to be crowned the best in Britain.

Mobility Business Expands

A Shrewsbury business that specialises in products to improve quality of life and independence for people with mobility problems has celebrated its second anniversary trading at the town's Market Hall.

Mobility Homecare, run by Martin Maley, opened in November 2009 with a small stock of around 30 products.

Today the business is thriving, offering more than 150 different items, and has recently expanded taking on more floor space within the canopied section of the market.

Christmas Chorus at Shrewsbury Market Hall

A whole host of festive entertainment is in store for shoppers who visit Shrewsbury Market Hall this Christmas.

The venue's seasonal music programme continues on Wednesday [DEC 14] when audiences can experience the sounds of Two Flutes and Piano from 11am until 12pm and 1pm until 2pm.

Then in the evening the Mere Singers will be performing for late night shoppers from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

On December 17 the renowned Phoenix Singers will perform carols for all from 11am until 12pm.

Blooming Good Idea to Raise Funds for Charity

A Shrewsbury Councillor has come up with a blooming good idea to help raise funds for charity.

Former Mayor, Councillor Kath Owen, will be selling non-stop begonia corms, recycled from this year's summer planting display, in a bid to raise cash for the Severn Hospice.

The corms will be bagged up and sold in return for a donation to the hospice.