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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

Shrewsbury in Bloom Welcomes New Sponsor

A new sponsor has been unveiled at a prime site in the town as part of Shrewsbury in Bloom’s scheme to maintain its reputation as the “Town of Flowers”.

Abbey Removals Limited is the new sponsor of the Battlefield Roundabout on the A53 and A49.

Simon Peake of Abbey Removals Limited said: “We have an office in Shrewsbury and it made good business sense to promote our business at key locations in the town, whilst also helping to support Shrewsbury in Bloom.

Generous Gardeners Dig Deep for Charity

Generous gardeners attending the Shrewsbury in Bloom Greenhouse Open Evening at the end of last month helped to raise a fantastic £315.00 for the Lingen Davies Ruby Appeal.

With over 200 people enjoying a behind the scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse facilities at Weeping Cross, the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee also held a raffle on the night.

Fantastic Floral Fiesta at Town Council Greenhouse Event

Residents of Shrewsbury were able to gain a first-hand view of the flowers that will make up the floral features around the town this summer when they attended the Shrewsbury in Bloom Open Evening last night [WED].

The annual event, held at the Town Council’s greenhouse at Weeping Cross, welcomed over 185 gardening enthusiasts who were keen to see the expanse of plants, hanging baskets and containers before they are planted out next month.

Grab Your Blooming Business Baskets

Shops and businesses in Shrewsbury can help play their part in ensuring the town’s reputation as “the Town of Flowers” is maintained by displaying hanging baskets prepared by Shrewsbury Town Council.

With over 300,000 plants set to grace our parks, hanging baskets, roundabouts and planters over the next few weeks, the Town Council’s workforce at their Weeping Cross greenhouse are nurturing the summer bedding plants to help make the town’s streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.

Shrewsbury's New Mayor Takes Office

The new Mayor of Shrewsbury has been elected for the coming year.


Councillor Phil Gillam was officially sworn in as Mayor at the annual meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council last night. [MON]

The mayor-making ceremony, which was held in The Walker Theatre, saw Councillor Gillam take over the role as civic leader from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Peter Nutting.  

Councillor Nic Laurens was also appointed as Deputy Mayor.

Councillor Gillam said his main aim as Mayor is to promote the wonderful and varied businesses and charities in Shrewsbury.

Looking Forward to Summer & the Quarry Splash Park is Set to Re-open

In a sign that the summer season is almost here, Shrewsbury Town Council has been working towards re-opening the award-winning Quarry Splash Park in time for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

The official opening is scheduled to take place on May 4 at 10.30am.

The ever-popular water feature was opened in 2016 alongside the refurbished play area, which incorporates traditional play equipment such as slides and swings, as well as fountains and water features.

Shrewsbury Residents Invited to Attend Annual Town Meeting

Shrewsbury residents are invited to attend this year’s Annual Town Meeting, which will be held next week.

The event takes place in the University Centre Lecture Theatre in the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay on Monday [APR 29] from 7pm and is open to residents who live within the Council’s 17 wards.

The session provides an opportunity to raise questions on matters affecting the town of Shrewsbury and learn of the work undertaken by councillors over the last twelve months.

Tickets on Sale for Mayor's Charity Dinner

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is hosting a charity dinner in Frankwell in aid of Little Rascals Foundation and is encouraging people to come along and support his nominated charity. 

The dinner, the final fundraising event as part of his Mayor’s year in office, will take place on May 10 at the Darwin Community Centre in Frankwell.

Last Call for Iconic Images for our Shrewsbury in Bloom Photo Competition

There’s still time for the residents of Shrewsbury to submit their iconic photographs of the town in a bid to be featured on the front or the back cover of the Shrewsbury in Bloom Portfolio of Evidence this summer.

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.