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Climate Emergency

The Great Big Green Week

Shrewsbury Town Council would like to invite local organisations and schools to participate in the Shrewsbury Great Big Green Week which will take place from the 8 - 16 June 2024.

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. Great Big Green Week has been running since 2021 and now has with over a quarter of a million people getting involved each year including those from national organisations, institutions, businesses and media outlets.

In 2024, we would like to create a Shrewsbury-wide event and for you and your organisation to be involved. Ideas about how you might do this along with a set of resources are available at

If you would like to participate or for more information please contact


Climate Change Competition

Shrewsbury Town Council will be hosting a climate change competition for this year's Great Big Green Week in June.

This competition will be split between the age groups of 5-8 yrs, 9-12 yrs, and 13-16yrs.

Competitors may produce their ideas in anyway that they like, and there will be a chance to win prizes and have their work displayed.

If you have any questions or would like to enter into the competition please email or call 01743281010. However, if it is more convenient, feel free to pop by our office at 7 St John's Hill.

All entries must include the age group they will be competing in and be submitted by midday 17th May 2024.



Council carbon neutral by 2030.

The 25th March 2019 Full Council declared a Climate Emergency with a pledge to make the Council carbon neutral by 2030.


As of 2019 our web hosting data centre provider (Equinix) achieved 100% renewable energy on their European operations.  This means that the server we host our Shrewsbury Town Council website on is powered by a mixture of certified green wind power, onsite solar PV installations and renewable Energy Credits.

Our web site provider (The Web Orchard) works from an office in the heart of Shrewsbury that has low energy credentials at its heart. The Pump House was awarded a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Certification, which is the highest level possible and is a showcase for high quality low energy sustainable design. The buildings design includes high levels of insulation, a Biomass heating system, a heat recovery system, a large area of photovoltaic solar panels producing a peak output of (7.7kW) and a rainwater recovery system.

Development of the 2021 website was done entirely remotely and no additional journeys either by car, rail or public transport were required to deliver the project.