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Shrewsbury's Grand Angling Final

Following hot on the heels of the Shrewsbury River Classic Festival 2018 earlier this month, the second major angling tournament to be held in Shrewsbury takes place this weekend [NOV 3 & 4].

The Angling Trust Riverfest Grand Final 2018 will be held along the banks of the River Severn in both the Quarry and at the County Ground in Frankwell.  The anglers will start setting up their equipment from around 8.30am, with the competition taking place between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Zero Tolerance for Unauthorised Bonfires

People lighting unauthorised bonfires on public land in Shrewsbury are being warned they could face fines, or even court action, if they do not seek prior permission.

Any group or individual planning a bonfire on public land within the town is asked to contact Shrewsbury Town Council with their request, which will be considered on the grounds of health and safety and the risk of disruption to surrounding areas.

Any unauthorised bonfire built on Town Council land will be treated as fly-tipping, which is illegal and may result in prosecution.

Tickets on Sale for Mayor's Charity Christmas Lunch

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is hosting a charity Christmas Lunch in Frankwell and would like members of the public to join him for the event. 

The festive event will take place on December 2 at the Darwin Community Centre in Frankwell.

Shrewsbury Scoops Gold in Britain in Bloom Floral Competition

In spite of the dramatic weather over the summer, Shrewsbury’s floral features have been declared blooming brilliant after being awarded Gold in the Royal Horticultural Society [RHS] Britain in Bloom competition.

The national results were announced at an awards ceremony in Belfast on Friday evening.

Shrewsbury achieved Gold in the Small City category in the competition, awarded to ‘exceptional achievers who have demonstrated a consistently high standard in all areas of the judging criteria.’

Shrewsbury's High Profile Angling Championship

Shrewsbury is currently playing host to a prestigious angling competition along the banks of the River Severn.

The high profile angling championship will take place along the river at the County Ground in Frankwell and the Quarry.

Taking place over the course of three days from today [TUES] until Thursday, the Shrewsbury River Classic Festival 2018 will play host to seventy-eight competitors, some of whom are the best anglers in the UK.  In addition, the competition will also see local anglers taking part as well as others from across the country.

Get Snapping for our Shrewsbury in Bloom Photo Competition

Residents of Shrewsbury are urged to submit their photographs in a bid to be featured on the front or back cover of the annual Shrewsbury in Bloom Portfolio of Evidence.

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is offering local residents the opportunity to have their photo of the town on the front or back cover of the annual portfolio, which is presented to the Royal Horticultural Society’s judges when they visit the town to inspect the town against exacting criteria. 

Music Acts Sought to Help Shrewsbury's Festive Event

Music acts and choirs are being sought to help Shrewsbury celebrate the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

This year’s Christmas Cracker event, which marks the launch of the town’s annual Christmas lights and the start of festive late night shopping, is being organised by Shrewsbury Town Council in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres and is sponsored by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID).

The event will take place on November 14, from 5pm until 7.30pm.

Shrewsbury Scoops Gold in Floral Competition

Despite this summer’s heatwave, Shrewsbury’s floral features have been declared blooming brilliant after being awarded Gold in the RHS Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at an awards ceremony in Burton upon Trent on Thursday.

Shrewsbury achieved Gold in the Small City category in the competition, awarded to ‘exceptional achievers who have demonstrated a consistently high standard in all areas of the judging criteria.’

Town Council's Quarry Splash Park Winter Closure

With the fantastic weather this summer, the Splash Park in Shrewsbury Town Council’s Quarry has been a massive hit with children of all ages.

The “Darwin’s Islands of Adventure” splash and play areas have been extremely popular with families from across the region throughout the summer months.

As we head towards autumn, Shrewsbury Town Council will be closing the Splash Park for the winter months from Thursday 27 September. The play area will remain open.

Battle of Britain Sunday

This Sunday sees Shrewsbury’s civic leaders marking the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A special service will be held at St Chad’s Church at 10.00am followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the War Memorial in the Quarry, to commemorate the hundreds of lives lost during the battle.

The annual commemorative service marks the victory by Royal Air Force pilots and aircrew, and the loss of more than 500 lives, during the Battle of Britain in 1940, which was the first major campaign to be fought entirely in the skies.

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