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Mini-mayors take to the Airwaves

Mini-mayors took to the airwaves last week as part of Shrewsbury Town Council's Mayor for a Day scheme.

Pupils from Meole Brace School, Sam Ford and Lily Hughes, visited Radio Shropshire as part of the initiative where they were interviewed for real-life broadcast.

Participating schools have each nominated two students who will get to look behind the scenes of one of the busiest Mayors in the County by accompanying the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury for an entire day as they go about their role, visiting community organisations, civic events and businesses.

Market Team Scoop Award

Staff at Shrewsbury Market Hall are celebrating after being crowned Market Team of the Year by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).

The accolade is one of three new awards launched by NABMA this year which also included; Market Manager of the Year and Market Officer of the Year.

'Blooming' Great Award for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's floral masters are celebrating after scooping Gold in this year's regional Heart of England in Bloom competition.

Judges visited the town on July 18 when hundreds of floral hanging baskets, planters and containers, installed by the Town Council, were judged against exacting criteria.

The results were announced at a special event held in Wolverhampton on September 15.

According to Heart of England, its Gold award is given to 'exceptional achievers who have demonstrated a consistently high standard in all areas of the judging criteria.'

Invitation to Dine with the Mayor

Invitation to Dine with the Mayor

Members of the public are invited to dine in the company of the Mayor of Shrewsbury at an annual charity luncheon next month.

The event is being held on weekend of the 124th annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, in the Members' Marquee, at the Quarry on August 14.

Attendees should arrive at 12.30pm for a 1pm start.

Anyone can book for the luncheon, which is being held by kind permission of the Shropshire Horticultural Society.

Tickets are priced at £20 each to include a two-course lunch.

It's a Sweet Life at Market Hall

A popular confectionary shop, which relocated to Shrewsbury Market Hall earlier this year, has been given a truly scrumptious make-over.

Toot Sweets, run by Julia Wenlock, has been refurbished to allow better access for customers. The static counter has been removed opening up the space and better displaying an array of delicious goodies including; award-winning handmade chocolates, truffles, chocolate bars, traditional sweets, party bags, lolly pops and wedding favours, including candy buffets.

Green-fingered Pupils Scoop Prize

Green-fingered pupils have been battling it out to be crowned the winner of Shrewsbury Town Council's annual unusual floral container competition.

The competition, which is now in its 15th year, requires school children to plant flowers, vegetables or fruits in weird and wacky containers such as old bath tubs, tin cans and clothing.

The school with the most unusual display wins.

Final Preparations to Make Town Blooming Great Underway

Final preparations to perfect Shrewsbury's floral tour de force, in readiness for a visit from the Heart of England in Bloom judges, are being made this week.

Every year the dedicated workforce at Shrewsbury Town Council's nursery, at Weeping Cross, spend months preparing thousands of flowers to make the town's streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.

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

Shoppers in for Big Surprise at Market Hall

If you go down to the Market Hall you're in for a big surprise…...

Shoppers who visit Shrewsbury's indoor Market Hall next Friday [22 JULY] are in for a one-off experience that is sure to delight the crowds.

Bosses are remaining tight-lipped about the top secret event but say people will not want to miss out on what's in store.

Shoppers should be at the venue around 12pm, 1pm and 2pm when the lid will be lifted on the afternoon's happenings and all will be revealed.

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.