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Shrewsbury Market Hall Scoops Britain's Favourite Market Crown

Shrewsbury Market Hall has beaten stiff competition from markets across the country and has been crowned Britain’s Favourite Market for 2018.

The result was revealed at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) conference in Birmingham today [THURS].

Glitz and Glamour for the Mayor's Charity Ball

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Jane Mackenzie, will be hosting her Charity Ball on Saturday 10 March in aid of her chosen charity, Shropshire Recovery Partnership.

The event takes place in the Sovereign Suite at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, home of Shrewsbury Town Football Club, from 7.00pm.

Tickets are priced at £50.00 and will include a drinks reception on arrival and a three-course dinner.  There will also be a guest speaker, live music from the Chicago Swing Catz jazz band and a disco until late.

Town Centre Pool One Step Nearer

Shrewsbury Town Council’s wish to see the Quarry Pool stay in its current town centre park location moved a step nearer following two significant announcements this week.

Let's Protect our Services

Retention of quality services was the message at Monday’s Finance and General Purposes Committee meeting at which Shrewsbury Town Councillors met to consider budget requirements for next year.  The Town Council is scheduled to set its budget when Full Council meets on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Come Along to see a new Camel at Shrewsbury Market Hall

Finding a camel in Shrewsbury Market Hall amongst the fruit, vegetables, meat and fish is not what visitors would normally expect.

But this is no ordinary camel.  It is a wooden camel from Morocco and is decorated in intricate patterns with henna, which provides a hint of the rather exotic and unusual nature of the items for sale on the new, colourful “Camel & Co” stall.

This bright, new venture has attracted quite a bit of attention from the market’s customers.

Final Preparations Underway for Shrewsbury's Carols in the Square

Final preparations are underway for Shrewsbury’s Carols in the Square concert on Wednesday [DEC 13] evening

Shrewsbury Town Council staff have been working hard over the last few days to ensure that the Square has been cleared of snow and ice so that the ever-popular festive event can commence from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

The footpaths around the area have also been cleared to ensure the safety of everyone who will joining in the festive sing-a-long.

Britain's Favourite Market - Shrewsbury through to FInals

With its contemporary architecture and the striking clock tower dominating the town’s skyline, Shrewsbury Market Hall has been home to traders since 1965.

Selling everything from fruit and vegetables to meat & poultry, books, china, bikes, collectibles, arts and crafts, it is the place with much character and soul.  

The mix is so varied that the Market Hall is promoted as the only place you can buy your bird nuts right next to having champagne and oysters.

Shrewsbury's Carols in the Square Concert Returns

Shrewsbury’s annual Carols in the Square concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio, returns next week.

The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury’s festive calendar, will take place on Wednesday [DEC 13] from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Shrewsbury Town Council is managing the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire with Eric Smith from 6.05pm.

Monkmoor Meadows Public Consultation

An exciting new project is underway to enhance the ecological value and improve access provision at Monkmoor Meadows in Shrewsbury.

Monkmoor Meadows is a 10ha site in the Monkmoor area of Shrewsbury. It covers the expanse of grassland from the Monkmoor Community Woodland in the south to the underpass of the A49 in the north. The site is owned and maintained by Shrewsbury Town Council, and is grazed annually by cattle. It is a popular public greenspace for local residents, dog walkers and anglers, and is also passed through by walkers on the long-distance Severn Way walking trail.

Shrewsbury Market Hall's Success

Shrewsbury Town Council’s management of the canopied stalls in the Market Hall is bucking the national trend for occupancy of market stands.

When the Town Council took over the running of the canopied market stalls seven years ago, there was only a 60% occupancy rate, but with a change in fortunes at the 1960’s built Market Hall, the success story is that all the stalls are now fully utilised.