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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.

Shrewsbury's Residents Treated to a Fantastic Floral Fiesta at Town Council Greenhouse Open Evening

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 150 gardening enthusiasts who were keen to see the expanse of plants, hanging baskets and containers before they are planted out next month.

Damage to Hedgerow at Monkmoor River Ground

Shrewsbury Town Council is appealing for information to help catch the person who deliberately destroyed a newly planted hedgerow at Monkmoor River Ground.

Staff from Shrewsbury Town Council’s Countryside Unit, working with a group of volunteers, planted a new hedgerow at Monkmoor River Ground in February.  Removing the old metal and barb wire fence, a native hedgerow was planted with oak, hawthorn, field maple and dog wood to give cover and food for wildlife. 

The hedge had taken nicely and was in full leaf a couple of weeks ago.

New Mayor of Shrewsbury Takes Office

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

Councillor Peter Nutting was officially sworn in as Mayor at the annual meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council last night. [TUES]

The mayor-making ceremony, which was held in The Walker Theatre, saw Councillor Nutting take over the role as civic leader from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Jane Mackenzie.  His wife, Julie, will support him as Mayoress.

Councillor Phil Gillam was also appointed as Deputy Mayor.

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 [MAY 14] 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.

Awards for Shrewsbury's Unsung Heroes at Annual Civic Ceremony

The unsung community heroes of Shrewsbury have been officially recognised by the Mayor for playing their part in helping to make the town a special place to live, work and visit.

The Mayor’s Awards scheme is Shrewsbury’s equivalent of “The Oscars”, with local individuals, organisations, groups and businesses being recognised for their achievements, which benefit the town.

Award Winning Quarry Splash Park Re-Opens for the Summer

With the start of the summer season 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.

With a design chosen by Shrewsbury residents and opened by the Mayor of Shrewsbury in 2016, the play area incorporates traditional play equipment such as slides and swings, as well as fountains and water features, which were built in place of the old paddling pool.

Dingle Donation from Shropshire Creative Agency

Spring visitors to the Dingle in Shrewsbury’s Quarry will be treated to a new bloom of flowers thanks to a Shropshire Creative Agency.

Clear, based in Shrewsbury, is carrying out 15 ‘random acts of kindness’ to celebrate 15 successful years of business, and chose the Dingle as one of the recipients.  Last month, three members of the team used their green fingers and worked with Mark Bowen, who is responsible for looking after the Quarry, to install and plant the new feature.