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Christmas Lighting Up Night – 23rd November

Posted Friday November 16th, 2018, 9:21 am

Join us in the High Street to switch on Bridgnorth’s Christmas lights on Friday 23rd November 2018 from 4pm – 9pm.

This traditional, family event will include stalls, food vendors, carol singing, live entertainment, reindeer and small children’s funfair.

The Christmas lights will be switched on at 6pm on the main stage at Northgate where you can also see performances throughout the night.

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Further Emergency Closures of Listley Street – 2nd November – 16th November

Posted Friday November 2nd, 2018, 8:03 am

A further emergency closure of Listley Street will be enforced from 2nd November to 16th November inclusive for continuing works to New Market Buildings. A diversion route can be found on

https://roadworks.org?tm=109609767

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Shropshire Council Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on [email protected].

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Season Tickets for Parking on Severn Park

Posted Monday October 22nd, 2018, 2:38 pm

Twelve month parking permits available for parking on Severn Park.  These permits just need to be displayed on the windscreen of your car and if you use this park on a regular basis, this can be a cheaper and more convenient method of paying for your parking.

Parking permits charges differ for residents and non-residents of Bridgnorth.  These can be paid for by cash, cheque or by BACS to Bridgnorth Town Council.  Please note that you will need to provide proof of address in order to qualify for a resident rate.

Complete and print off the relevant attached form from the link below.  When payment has been made, the parking permit will be sent to you.

Severn Park Residents Parking Permits -2018-19

Severn Park Non Residents Parking Permits -2018-19

 

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Remembrance Sunday – 11th November 2018

Posted Tuesday October 16th, 2018, 11:00 am

Remembrance Sunday will follow the same format as last year and timings are as follows.

10.40 am - Meet at War Memorial, Castle Grounds

10.50 am - Service at War Memorial, Castle Grounds, in which crosses will be planted by Guides

10.55 am - Prayers

11.00 am - Two minutes silence will be observed

11.05 am - Wreaths to be laid

11.15 am - Parade to assemble

11.20 am - Parade to St Leonard’s Church – past saluting base in High St

11.30 am approx. - Service at St Leonard’s Church including sermon

This year, there will be an event in the Castle Hall to commemorate the Centenary of World War 1 where there will be refreshments and live entertainment following the Church Service in St. Leonard's Church. All are welcome.

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Emergency Road Closure – Listley Street – 16th October

Posted Tuesday October 16th, 2018, 9:08 am

We have been advised by Shropshire Council that there is to be a further Emergency Road Closure of Listley Street from 9am - 1pm today, 16th October, for two days on a 24 hour basis.

The intention of the closure is to allow contractors to erect scaffolding and associated hoarding to the elevation of New Market Buildings fronting Listley Street. From there the roof of the building can be assessed by qualified structural engineers and some minor repairs can be undertaken if required.

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Bridgnorth Catch Me Who Can Statue Trail

Posted Thursday October 11th, 2018, 5:03 pm

The popular Bridgnorth Catch Me Who Can Statue Trail has recently featured in both the Wolverhampton Magazine and Shropshire Magazine, spreading the word far and wide to bring tourists to our fantastic town. The Trail has seen visitors from all over the County and further afield and has proven popular with local residents. They hope to launch an interactive mobile app very soon!

A copy of the 3-page spread in the Wolverhampton Magazine is below:

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A-Board Regulations

Posted Friday October 5th, 2018, 11:57 am

The Town Council has recently received enquiries regarding the number of ‘A’ Boards currently on display in the town, and as a result have sought clarification from Shropshire Council regarding the regulations pertaining to these.  They have forwarded the attached guidelines to us which we attach below:

A-Boards - Existing Standards - Shropshire Council

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Financial Matters – Year Ending 2017/2018

Posted Friday September 28th, 2018, 10:20 am

The Notice of Conclusion of Audit and the Annual Governance Statement 2017/2018, together with End of Year Accounts 2017/2018 can be found at https://www.bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk/policies-procedures/

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Town Council approached to consider selling land to Bridgnorth Rugby Club

Posted Friday September 7th, 2018, 12:21 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council has been approached by the Town’s Rugby Club to see if it would sell land that the Town Council owns that is adjacent to the Rugby Club.

Bridgnorth Town Council plans to consider the matter at its next meeting on Tuesday 18th September.  The land of interest is to the south of Bandon Lane and across that lane from the Rugby Club main and in the vicinity of the Severn Trent pumping station. The request arises out of the Rugby Club’s aspirations to build a new clubhouse and create parking for training and match days.

Town Clerk Lee Jakeman says:

I can confirm that we have been approached by the [Bridgnorth] Rugby Club who wish to purchase a piece of land that the Council owns off Bandon Lane.  The Council will meet soon discuss the proposal.  However, Town councillors are aware of their responsibility to obtain best value for the tax payer, the need to measure any community benefit that might arise from such a transaction.  The land does have some restrictive covenants on it that limit its future development.  We understand the intention is to build some form of clubhouse facility and provide additional parking.   Councillors are mindful that part of the area concerned is home to the Trevithick memorial and that piece of land would probably need to be retained by the Council to ensure its future maintenance.

Before making any decision on the merits of proceeding councillors have asked that the public have an opportunity to comment on whether the idea of considering selling the land to the Rugby Club has some merit, whether the piece of land is fine as it is or indeed, whether there is a better as yet ‘un-thought’ of use for it.  Should local residents have a view on the matter please feel free to contact one of your local councillors with your views so that they in turn can contribute informed opinion to the decision making process.

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Bridgnorth Rugby Club Chairman says:

“although we are so very proud of our Club holding the coveted position of being the largest (in terms of playing numbers) community based sports club in Shropshire, this does bring along its own challenges, not least the fact that we have outgrown our existing facilities, which do not comply with RFU recommendations (in terms of volume of showers etc).  We are only eligible to apply for grant funding from the Lottery and the RFU to build a new club house, if the Club owns the land where the proposed new club house is to be erected.  Hence, our approach to the Town Council. ”

A map of the proposed area can be found here

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Mayor’s 2018/2019 Junior Sports Club Fund

Posted Wednesday August 8th, 2018, 4:27 pm

For the current Mayor’s year rather than the more usual charity events, Ron and Carol Whittle have decided to raise funds for three Junior Sports Clubs. The intention is to help develop innovative ways of encouraging more Bridgnorth children to be involved in sport.  This is in recognition that in addition to health benefits sports can be a route to lifetime friendships and better social interaction.

The three clubs will benefit from any funds raised between now and next April. All Bridgnorth junior sports clubs, including senior clubs that have a significant junior section will be invited to “bid” for the funds available and in the Spring of next year Ron and his wife Carol will short list six clubs. Council will then be invited to decide the result, with the third place receiving 20% of the fund, second place 30% and first place getting 50%. The form of bids are up to the clubs but will need to show why clubs thinks they should be awarded funds including, for example, any particular projects they want to run or special events etc. How more children will be encouraged into sport will be key.

Bids MUST be in by end of February 2019 for judging to take place in March/April. They should be sent to Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth WV16 4EJ. If you have any queries please contact Ron Whittle on 07801 615880 or [email protected]

It was intended to launch the fund at an event on 31st August, but unfortunately due to a clash of dates this has been cancelled.  However look out for other fundraising events we will be running between now and April, including quiz night, curry night, Civic Ball, fashion show etc.

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