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A458 improvement works put back to avoid clash with A49 closure

Posted Monday June 19th, 2017, 12:27 pm

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Improvement works on the A458 Bridgnorth bypass is now due to start on Tuesday 11 July 2017 – seven days later than originally planned – to avoid a clash with the closure of the A49 at Onibury for work by Network Rail.

The work on the A458 and the roundabout approaches between the A458/B4373 (Wenlock Road) junction and the Stourbridge Road roundabout remains due to finish by 10 November.

An agreement has been reached to delay the start date as the A458 is part of the official diversion route for the Network Rail works – which run from 1 to 10 July.

Shropshire Council’s contractor is currently revising the plans for the work and further details will be announced shortly, including the revised key dates of road closures. It is expected however that two- way traffic lights will be in place on sections of the A458 from 11 July, with a 20mph temporary speed limit in sections where work is taking place. It is also expected the bulk of the road closures will take place at night in early August and throughout September into October.

The bypass project will see the replacement of bridge expansion joints on the Bridgnorth River Severn Bridge, along with associated concrete repairs to the bridge and works on the bridge parapets.

The Severn Valley Railway Overbridge will also be repainted.

The A458 and the roundabout approaches will be resurfaced, road signs and road markings will be replaced and refreshed, and footpaths will be repaired.

The street lighting and safety barriers will also be updated, and drainage improvements will be carried out.

Access to local businesses and properties will be maintained while work is carried out.

Once work starts, regular updates will be added to the Shropshire Council website , at shropshire.gov.uk/roadworks.

 

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Armed Forces Day 2017

Posted Monday June 19th, 2017, 11:42 am

Like many towns Bridgnorth celebrated Armed Forces Day this year. The national celebration will be taking place in Liverpool.

Although Armed Forces Day is Saturday 24th June, this year Bridgnorth held its flag raising ceremony on Monday 19th June at 10.30am in the Castle Grounds.

 Bridgnorth Town Council who organised the flag raising ceremony invited everyone to attend.

 

    

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Civic Sunday 2017

Posted Thursday May 25th, 2017, 11:15 am

Following the Annual Meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council Councillor Ron Whittle, the new Town Mayor and his Mayoress Councillor Mrs Carol Whittle welcomed in the new civic year with their Civic Service at St. Mary’s Church. Flagged by the Bridgnorth Guild of Freeman they welcomed civic dignitaries from neighbouring towns and local organisations to join them in the parade from the High Street to the Church. On a lovely sunny morning the town was woken up by the music of the Band of St. Gregory’s who marched in front of the parade. The Mayor on behalf of the Council spoke about the commitment of the Town Council to serve the town well in the new term of office and as part of the service said “Before God and you who are near us, we release anything we hold against you: we regret all we have done to harm you: we stand beside the wrong in our lives, and through God’s forgiveness we commit ourselves to serve you.” Refreshments were served after the service in Castle Hall with the cakes and scones made by Bridgnorth WI.

 

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Mayor Making 2017

Posted Thursday May 25th, 2017, 9:49 am

Councillor Ron Whittle was elected Town Mayor of Bridgnorth at the mayor making ceremony on Monday 15th May. His Mayoress will be his wife Cllr. Mrs Carol Whittle.

Councillor Edward Marshall was elected Deputy Mayor.

The outgoing Mayor Cllr. Ms Vanessa Voysey gave out the annual awards:

Vanessa presented the Davies Shield award to Tom Barras for his contribution to music and fundraising efforts for homeless charities.

Vanessa announced that the Civic Award had been awarded to Kevin Adams in recognition of his services to community life and to the arts.

The Bridgnorth Guild of Freeman surround the Town Mayor.

Refreshments were served in Castle Hall after the ceremony in the Town Hall.

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Notice of Poll – Election of Unitary Councillors

Posted Tuesday April 25th, 2017, 12:28 pm

Please see below Notice of Poll for the following Wards.

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Notice of Poll – Bridgnorth Town Council Elections

Posted Tuesday April 25th, 2017, 11:21 am

Please see below a Notice of Poll for each of the following Wards.

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Vacancy – Direct Labour Force Supervisor

Posted Friday April 7th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced full time Supervisor for 37 hours a week.

Further information about the post can be found below:

Job Description - DLF Supervisor

Job Specification - DLF Supervisor

Application forms and further details are available from:
Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, 4 St. Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ
Telephone: 01746 762231
Email: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date 12th May 2017

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Town Council Elections – Statements of Persons Nominated

Posted Wednesday April 5th, 2017, 12:58 pm

The following are statements of persons nominated in East Ward, Morfe Ward, West Ward and Castle Ward.

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Vacancy – Town Hall Curator

Posted Tuesday March 28th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Our prestigious Town Hall requires a Curator to work five days per week (approx. 25 hours) from Easter to 30th September and two days per week from 1st
October until Easter (approx. 10 hours per week) each year including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Some out of hours working and holiday cover will be required.

Application forms and further details are available from:
Bridgnorth Town Council, College House,
4 St. Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ
Telephone: 01746 762231
Email: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

CV’s will not be accepted
Closing date: Friday 12th May 2017

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Annual Town Meeting – 29th March 2017

Posted Monday March 20th, 2017, 10:58 am

Bridgnorth's Annual Town Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 29th March at 7pm in the Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth.

This is a meeting of the Town and is an opportunity for residents to meet with the Divisional Surveyor’s Department, Police, Shropshire Councillors and Bridgnorth Town Councillors to ask any questions they may have.

Also present at the meeting are two guest speakers; Bridgnorth Food Bank & Bridgnorth Soup Kitchen.

The accompanying paperwork for this agenda can be found here:

Minutes - Annual Town Meeting 2016
Bridgnorth Parish Charity Accounts 2016
Rev Francis Wheelers Charity - 31st October 2016
Sir Robert Lees Charity Accounts 31st December 2016

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