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Last Chance to Submit Your Nominations to Find Shrewsbury's Best Front Garden

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is looking for the best front garden in Shrewsbury and is urging members of the public to nominate their green-fingered neighbours for this year’s Town of Flowers competition.

The Committee is looking for entries in the best residential front garden category.  The closing date for receipt of nominations is midday August 3.

The annual competition is open to residents’ front gardens only and must be located within Shrewsbury Town Council’s 17 wards.

Final Preparations to Ensure Town Looks its Blooming Best

Shrewsbury welcomes the Britain in Bloom judges today [TUES] when they will be judging the town’s floral excellence in the Small City category of the national Royal Horticultural Society’s [RHS] annual Bloom competition.

Shrewsbury Town Council is spearheading the town’s floral push, with the support of members of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee which includes a number of community volunteers and council officers from both the town and unitary authorities.

Shrewsbury Welcomes the Heart of England in Bloom Judges

Final preparations are underway this week before Shrewsbury welcomes the Heart of England in Bloom judges on Thursday, when they will be judging the town’s floral excellence against exacting criteria.

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

Tickets on Sale for Mayor's Charity Flower Show Lunch

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 12 in the Members’ Marquee in the Quarry, by kind permission of the Shropshire Horticultural Society and Danco, with Barry Hamer providing the electrical services for the occasion.

Nominations Sought for Blooming Marvellous Front Gardens

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is inviting members of the public to nominate their green-fingered neighbours for this year’s Town of Flowers competition.

The 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 www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsbury-bloom

Grant Awards Scheme for Local Organisations

Are you involved in a local organisation that requires funding towards a local project?

Shrewsbury Town Council operates a scheme which awards grants to local organisations 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.

Mayor's Sunday 2018

There will be a Civic Parade from the Castle at 9.30am which will be lead by Shrewsbury Brass Band. The service will be held at St Chad's Church at 10.00am followed by the traditional Loving Cup Ceremony. Please note that a short rolling road closure will be in operation between Castle Gates and St Chad's Terrace between 9.30am - 10:00am

Town Centre is Starting to Look Bloomin' Marvellous

The flower beds and planters are beginning to look more colourful in the town as Shrewsbury Town Council has commenced its summer planting scheme.

The mammoth task to bring the floral features to the town centre started this month and will see more than 300,000 home-grown blooms planted out in various locations in Shrewsbury.

More than 30,000 plants will be planted in Shrewsbury’s show garden in the Dingle, with the rest reserved for Shrewsbury’s numerous hanging baskets, tubs and planters.

Still Time to Grab Your Blooming Business Baskets

Shops and businesses in Shrewsbury are being reminded that they can still help play a part in ensuring the town’s reputation as “the Town of Flowers” is maintained by displaying hanging baskets prepared by Shrewsbury Town Council.

At this time of year, the workforce at the Town Council’s Weeping Cross greenhouse are nurturing tens of thousands of flowers to make the town’s streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.

Town Council Backs Town Football Club's Promotion Bid

With an increase in the visible support for the town’s football club ahead of their League One play-off final at Wembley this weekend, Shrewsbury Town Council is only too happy to show its backing for the team.

Along with a number of other organisations and businesses in Shrewsbury, the Town Council is getting behind the team for that all-important win at Wembley on Sunday.

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