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Guests Have a Ball at Summer Luncheon

More than 140 people turned out to the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s annual charity luncheon last weekend.

The event took place on the weekend of the 130th annual Shrewsbury Flower Show, in the Members’ Marquee, at the Quarry on August 13.

A total of over £1,500 was raised on the day which included proceeds from ticket sales and a charity raffle.

Revamp of Parking Charges in Shrewsbury

Members of Shrewsbury Town Council are calling for a dramatic re-think of plans by Shropshire Council to implement new car parking proposals, fearing that if they are introduced, the economic viability of the town will suffer.

Shropshire Council is undertaking a county-wide consultation on developing a car parking strategy and pricing schedule affecting all of the car parks it owns and maintains.

The Council wishes to implement a number of initiatives across the county including:

Awards for Shrewsbury Pupil's Blooming Great Designs

Pupils from Priory School were presented with awards to mark their winning designs for two floral features within the town.

Chairman of Shrewsbury in Bloom, Councillor Keith Roberts, presented prizes to youngsters from the school who had worked on a five week community participation project, in conjunction with Young Shrewsbury (Shrewsbury Town Council’s Youth Services team) and the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee.

Tickets on Sale for Mayor's Summer Lunch

The Mayor of Shrewsbury is hosting the annual Summer Lunch in the Quarry Park and is inviting members of the public to join her and her guests for the event.

The post-Flower Show luncheon will take place on August 13 in the Members’ Marquee in the Quarry, by kind permission of the Shropshire Horticultural Society and Danco.  Barry Hamer Electrical Services will be providing the equipment for the occasion.

Guests are requested to arrive at 12.30pm for a 1pm start to enjoy a two-course lunch and coffee provided by Tasty Pastry.

Shrewsbury Walking Football Club Award

Three members of a Shrewsbury Walking Football team have received a national award for saving the life of a fellow player using their first aid training.

Norman Pryce, David Walker and Mick Lewis have been awarded the Resuscitation Certificate from the Royal Humane Society in recognition of their actions.

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 the Town of Flowers competition.

They are 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's Bid to be Crowned Blooming Best

Shrewsbury welcomes the Heart of England in Bloom judges today [WEDS] when they will be judging the town’s floral excellence against exacting criteria.

Shrewsbury Town Council is leading Shrewsbury’s floral charge, with the support of members of the Shrewsbury in Bloom committee which includes a number of community volunteers and council officers from both the town and unitary authorities.

This year the town is entering the Small City category, as well as the Parks and Open Spaces category for both the Castle grounds and Copthorne Park.

Record Breaking Number of Hanging Baskets in Town

A record breaking 299 hanging baskets, produced by Shrewsbury Town Council, have been purchased by businesses and shops in a bid to uphold the Shrewsbury’s heritage as ‘a town of flowers.’

The dedicated workforce at the Town Council’s nursery at Weeping Cross have spent months preparing thousands of flowers to make the town’s streets and open spaces a floral masterpiece.

This year, more baskets than ever before have been sold to a variety of establishments.

Town Centre is Blooming Beautiful

Shrewsbury is awash with colour as the Town Council’s summer planting scheme is almost completed.

The mammoth task to bring the floral features to the town centre began last month and will see more than 300,000 home-grown blooms planted out in various locations.

More than 30,000 plants have been planted in Shrewsbury’s show garden in the Dingle, with the rest reserved for Shrewsbury’s numerous hanging baskets, tubs and planters.

Shrewsbury in Bloom Filmed for New BBC Two Series

Shrewsbury in Bloom is one of 15 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups being filmed as part of a new BBC Two Series about the quintessentially British gardening competition. The series will be broadcast in 2018.

Now in its 53rd year, this is the first time cameras have followed Britain in Bloom groups as they prepare for the biggest day in community gardening. Series makers hope to capture the excitement as the groups vie to be recognised as one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in the country.