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Shrewsbury in Bloom's Annual Greenhouse Open Evening

As summer approaches and we start to think about our gardens, Shrewsbury’s gardening enthusiasts are once again invited to join the town’s Bloom Committee for the annual behind-the-scenes tour of the Town Council’s greenhouse.

The Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee is inviting members of the public to attend their open evening event, which takes place on May 23 from 6pm.

The site, at Weeping Cross, cultivates more than 300,000 blooms which are nurtured each year for the town’s award-winning floral displays.

Shrewsbury to be Featured on BBC2's Blooming Marvellous Programme

Shrewsbury in Bloom was one of 15 Royal Horticultural Society [RHS] Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups filmed as part of a new BBC Two Series about the quintessentially British gardening competition.

Last summer, a film crew followed the progress of Shrewsbury to see what it takes to enter the RHS’s annual Bloom competitions.

The Quarry Solar Lamp Trial

This is a trial of Technology not the column and LED

Shrewsbury Town Council is currently trialling a solar lamp with the idea to start them from Kingsland Bridge and continue towards Grey Friars Bridge. This is to light the footpath to improve public safety.

The trial has been made possible by OG2 Lighting Ltd. The location of this lamp is just past the Kingsland Bridge heading towards Greyfriars.

Please note - Permanent columns will be black with a Dark Grey head.

Shrewsbury in Bloom Welcomes New Business Sponsor

A new sponsor has been unveiled for a busy traffic island as part of Shrewsbury in Bloom’s scheme to maintain its reputation as the “Town of Flowers”.

Granite Transformations is the new sponsor of the roundabout at the junction of Knights Way, Hussey Road and Stafford Drive on the Battlefield Industrial Estate to the north of Shrewsbury.

There's Still Time to Make your Nominations for Mayor's Awards

There’s still time to get your nominations in for the annual Mayor’s Awards.

Nominations are being sought to acknowledge those unsung heroes who have made an outstanding contribution to the town of Shrewsbury.

The Mayor is asking businesses, organisations and residents to provide suggestions for Shrewsbury’s annual civic awards, designed to highlight those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Quirky Handmade Goods in the Heart of Shropshire

Washed Up Wood is a new venture in Shrewsbury’s Market Hall offering an inspired collection of quirky handcrafted products.

A small family business, operated by Joe Johnson, they offer the natural beauty of driftwood and re-claimed wood, blended with a contemporary and vintage finish.

Using a combination of the hand-collected driftwood and locally sourced vintage cutlery, Joe aims to bring a touch of nature with a modern feel into your home.  

Cast your Vote to Crown your Market Trader of the Year

Following January’s success when Shrewsbury Market Hall was crowned Britain’s Favourite Market, shoppers are being asked to cast their vote to find the Market Trader of the Year for 2018.

People visiting the indoor market before April 20 can nominate their favourite trader to win a Mayor of Shrewsbury Award.

The trader with the most votes will be presented with a trophy at the annual Mayor’s Awards ceremony on May 9.

Shropshire Council Cuts - A Kick in the Teeth for our Young People

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have expressed their disappointment about the devastating loss of Youth Service funding for Shrewsbury young people from Shropshire Council.  This follows Shropshire Council’s recent Cabinet decision to reduce their funding for youth services in Shrewsbury by over £55,000 compared to the previous year

Mayor of Shrewsbury Awards 2018

The winners from Mayor's Awards 2017

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, is asking businesses, organisations and residents to make nominations for the town’s annual civic awards.  Now in their ninth year, the awards are designed to recognise those who have gone above and beyond for the benefit of the town.

Nominations are invited in seven categories, which will be judged by a panel of members and officers of the Town Council, with the winners revealed at an Awards evening on May 9 at the University’s Guildhall Campus. 

Mayor of Shrewsbury's Invitation to her Charity Ball

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, is inviting people to attend her Charity Ball on Saturday 10 March in the Sovereign Suite at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, from 7.00pm.