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A Cracking Event for the Town's Christmas Lights Switch-on

Shrewsbury’s festive season is set to start with a bang as the town’s Christmas Cracker event returns to the town centre next week.

The big lights switch-on is being organised by Shrewsbury Town Council, in partnership with Shrewsbury Shopping Centres, and is sponsored by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID).

One Name Once Voice - Shropshire's Moving WWI Memorial

Residents of Shrewsbury will have the opportunity to experience a unique commemoration to Shropshire’s fallen from the First World War this Sunday [Nov 11].

An immersive sound and light installation will be the focus of attention around the Quarry’s Grade II* Listed War Memorial as the town pays tribute to the 5,286 names of those who appear in the Shropshire Roll of Honour from WWI.

Remembrance Service in Shrewsbury to Mark Centenary of End of WWI

The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Peter Nutting, would like to encourage members of the public to join him in attending Remembrance Sunday in the town.

The Mayor will lead a civic procession with units of HM Forces and the Service organisations, leaving the castle at 9am following the route of Castle Gates, Castle Street, Pride Hill, Mardol Head and St John's Hill to St. Chad's Church.  The procession will be led by music from Shrewsbury Brass Band.

A Remembrance Sunday service will be held at St Chad's Church at 9.45am on 11 November.

Blooming Great Results for Shrewsbury Neighbourhoods

Shrewsbury residents have proved they are blooming great once again after achieving the highest possible accolade in the RHS’s Its Your Neighbourhood Awards.

Hermitage Community Garden in Frankwell achieved a Level 5 Outstanding award from the Royal Horticultural Society as part of its community gardening campaign.

The scheme is part of Britain in Bloom and supports community groups in cleaning up and greening up their immediate local environment - whether that’s the street they live in, or a small patch of communal land needing a revamp.

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.