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New Trader Joins Shrewsbury Market Hall

A new trader selling a range of giftware and ornamental home and garden products is the latest to join the line-up at Shrewsbury Market Hall.

Pengarreg Products, run by Sarah Kendall, opened on July 9.

A vast selection of products are on offer including; giftware, weather vanes, clocks, wall art, and other ornamental items from slate, wrought iron, acrylics, ABS, wood and stone.

Pengarreg Products also offers a range of outdoor signs in plastic, metal and vinyl for domestic and business use.

Plea to Help Make Town 'Blooming' Great for Judges Visit

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is urging town residents and businesses to get behind final preparations for this year's In Bloom campaign.

Heart of England judges will visit the town on July 18 when hundreds of floral hanging baskets, planters and containers, installed by the Town Council, will be judged against exacting criteria.

Britain in Bloom is divided into 12 English regions and Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man and Jersey.

Entries are usually made by District, Borough, Town or Parish Councils and vary from small villages to large cities.

Mini Mayors Take Charge at Town Council

School children in Shrewsbury are being given the opportunity to experience mayoral life as part of a new initiative by Shrewsbury Town Council.

Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Tony Durnell, has kick-started his year in office by ringing in a number of changes in a bid to better engage with the youth of the town.

Local secondary schools have been invited to nominate pupils to join the Mayor and Mayoress in being civic leaders for the day.

Pughs Sponsor Floral Carpet Bed at Castle

This year's floral carpet bed at Shrewsbury Castle has been sponsored by Pughs of Shrewsbury.

The carpet bed is a popular attraction at the historic site, which is visited by more than 25,000 people every year.

The spring and summer planting has been sponsored by Pughs, who have provided £500 towards the cost of creating and maintaining the bed.

Funding Secures Greener Future for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is set to become a little greener, thanks to funding from the Big Tree Plant funding scheme.

Shrewsbury Town Council, in partnership with Shropshire Council Highways, Countryside and Natural Environment teams, has secured an initial award of £5,500 from the Big Tree Plant initiative which is administered by Groundworks London and funded through the Forestry Commission and DEFRA.

This initial 12 month award, which is based on the Shrewsbury town area, leads on to years two to four which will then incorporate the rest of the county.

Gardening Scheme is 'Blooming' Great Idea

Primary schools in Shrewsbury are being reminded to sign up for a new gardening scheme which has been launched by Shrewsbury in Bloom.

'Get Schools Blooming' is an interactive educational resource which aims to encourage and support local primary schools to create and actively use a school garden.

Schools that register for the scheme will receive a free starter pack and can also work towards rewards and certificates by achieving benchmark criteria.

Competition Winner Announced

The winner of a colouring competition, held at last month's Shropshire County Show, has been announced.

First prize, a Waterstones book token, went to seven-year-old Charlotte Powell, from Shrewsbury, for her intricate use of colour and design.

The competition, organised by the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee, was judged by the town's Mayor, Councillor Tony Durnell.

"I was most impressed with the standard of entries," said Councillor Durnell.

Air Cadets Appointed as Mayor's Equerries

The Mayor of Shrewsbury has kick-started his year in office by appointing two equerries.

Councillor Tony Durnell has selected Air Cadets, Holly Brown and Craig Bellis, both 18-years-old, for the role after being highly impressed with the youngsters on a recent visit to Shrewsbury's twinned town of Zutphen.

The role will see the cadets, from the 1119 Squadron based in Shrewsbury, attend official civic events with the Mayor and Mayoress for the coming year.

Final Acts Announced for Summer Bandstand Season

The complete line-up for Shrewsbury bandstand's summer season has been announced with the final acts now confirmed.

The series of free music events in the Quarry kicked off at the beginning of May and will continue into July and August.

On July 10 Wem Jubilee Band take to the stage from 1pm until 3pm.

Then, on July 17, Percussion Unlimited will entertain audiences from 1pm until 3pm.

On July 24, from 12pm until 3pm, Telford's Dixieland Jazz Band will be entertaining audiences with their sounds inspired by 1920s New Orleans.

Education Pack Hopes to 'Get Schools Blooming'

A new learning resource to help get Shrewsbury primary schools gardening has been launched by Shrewsbury in Bloom.

'Get Schools Blooming' is an online educational resource which aims to encourage and support local primary schools to create and actively use a school garden.

Schools that register for the scheme will receive a free starter pack and can also work towards rewards and certificates by achieving benchmark criteria.

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