Take a look at what our Countryside and Greenspace team have been involved in:
SEPTEMBER 2021 – HMS TALENT CREW HELP OUT AT COPTHORNE PARK
A team from Royal Navy Submarine HMS Talent joined the Town Council’s Countryside and Greenspace Rangers in September to help lay woodchip on the paths at Copthorne Park. They made light work of it, moving about 12 tonnes in a few hours!
The team from HMS Talent was headed by Lieutenant Commander Fox.
The Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Julian Dean, also hosted a reception for the crew during their stay in the town.
The crew also visited Hope House Hospice where they have a long-standing association and carried out community activities there.
HMS Talent is a member of the Trafalgar class of nuclear submarines, commissioned for service in 1988. Having been granted the Freedom of the Rights of the town in 1989 by Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council, the crew has enjoyed close links to Shrewsbury ever since, visiting the town whenever they can, to undertake community projects and attend civic events, including Remembrance.
Whenever possible, past Mayors of Shrewsbury have made visits to the submarine when it has been docked in the country.
This may be one of the last visits by the crew of HMS Talent, as the submarine is scheduled for decommissioning at the end of 2022.