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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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Bar Contract at Castle Hall, Bridgnorth

Posted Friday March 17th, 2017, 3:50 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for someone to hold the licence, stock and run the recently refurbished bar at Castle Hall on each occasion that the bar is requested by the hirer of the hall. The bar is quite well equipped and the current incumbent has indicated that he may be willing to sell some of the fridges and other equipment to the new holder. Although currently not a particularly profitable bar the hall plays a vital part in the community and has a wide user base, although not all users require the bar. The bar must be run at no cost to the Town Council. Please contact Anne Wilson, Town Clerk if you would like an informal chat on 0746 762231 or would like to see the bar. Alternatively send an expression of interest to her on anne.wilson@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk or to College House, St. Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4EJ

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Notice of Elections – Bridgnorth Town Councillors and Shropshire Councillors

Posted Monday March 13th, 2017, 10:53 am

Below are two Notice of Elections; one from Bridgnorth Town Councillors and the other for Shropshire Councillors

For further information, please contact Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9000.

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Town Council Photography Tender

Posted Wednesday March 1st, 2017, 4:25 pm

The Town Council wishes to tender for quotes for the provision of attending and taking photographs at Town Council and Civic events for 2017/2018.

We hold two Civic events each year:

Annual Meeting/Mayor Making – This is held on the evening of the Thursday before the third Tuesday in May each year from 7pm at the Town Hall and afterwards at the Castle hall until approx. 10pm.

Civic Sunday – This is held on the Sunday before the third Tuesday in May each year for about three hours.

The Town Council is also involved with Remembrance Sunday. It involves meeting in the Castle Grounds then parading back to St Leonard’s Church.

In 2017 we are holding the following events:

St. George’s Day Celebrations – to be held in the Castle Grounds on Sunday 23rd April – 12noon to 4pm

Proms in the Pews – To be held in St Mary’s Church, Saturday 10th June from 7pm

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – To be held on Saturday 24th June from 12 noon - 10pm

Heart of England in Bloom - July

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – To be held in the Castle Grounds on Wednesday 26th July from 11am – 2pm

Christmas lights event – To be held in the High Street on 17th November each year from 4pm – 9pm

The quote could be based on a yearly charge or charges per event.

Should you wish to quote, may we ask that your quote is sent to this office in an envelope marked ‘PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL – TOWN CLERK, to arrive by Friday 31st March 2017

Address: College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ

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Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

Posted Thursday February 2nd, 2017, 12:30 pm

Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

Date and duration: 2 x night closures – 11/04/17 and 14/04/17 8pm to 6am

Purpose: Bridge deck joint survey

Applicant: Shropshire Council Bridges and structures team

Map available showing diversion in place on S28C-6e17020212410.pdf

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Have you ever thought about standing for Town Council?

Posted Thursday February 2nd, 2017, 12:15 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council Elections

Have you ever thought of becoming a local Town Councillor and help play a part in the collective decision making about the future of the town you live in, and in some cases work in? The elections are due to be held in May 2017.

The term of office is four years. To qualify to stand you must be over 18, a UK, European or Commonwealth Citizen and an elector in, work in, live in or live within three miles of Bridgnorth. Anyone elected is the holder of a public office and is set to adhere to obligations set out in the Code of Conduct of the Town Council. Open events are being held at the Town Council offices, St. Leonards Close on Saturday 4th March 9 a.m. – 12 noon and Monday 6th March 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

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Bridgnorth wins national award!

Posted Friday January 27th, 2017, 2:46 pm

The great news is that Bridgnorth won the Best Small Speciality Market at the National Market Awards yesterday for the Christmas Lighting Up Event.

 

Promoted by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and sponsored by KPR Midlink Ltd the categories were judged by the Director of Stoke Markets, the Editor of Market Trader News, KPR Midlink and the Past President of  NABMA.

The judges made the following comments when announcing the award presented by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for markets

"The winner of this category links Markets, local food and craft promotion,, a fun fair and evening programme of entertainment crammed into its traditional high street. It full involves its local community, is provided on a very limited budget and has grown to become an event of county wide significance. It is the highlight of the local winter calendar; it unites the community, provides a recipe for success that many can learn from and delivers an excellent event through a very strong partnership"

 

 

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Save Bridgnorth Maternity Unit

Posted Friday January 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm

The Town Council has been approached by a local resident and representative of the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity who raises funds for the midwife maternity units in Shropshire following the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) plans to change the Maternity units in Bridgnorth, Oswestry and Ludlow into birthing centres. This means the MLU's will not be staffed overnight. The units will instead operate an on call service.

Residents and members of the public are asked to sign the online petition on the following link:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/176189

A Facebook group has also been set up to raise awareness of this matter and to gain support of local people to save the unit. Please feel free to join the group to share your experiences and show your support for this vital service in our town.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/872858179522716/ 

 

 

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Christmas Closures 2016

Posted Thursday December 22nd, 2016, 12:37 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council offices close at 12 noon on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. There are staff working some hours next week to check the open spaces and play areas and liaise with the Undertakers. There is also a team on call in the case of an emergency.
If you need to contact the Town Council in an emergency please call 01746 762231, 07720 090930 or e mail Anne.wilson@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk. 
May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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An invitation to the Town Mayor’s Civic Dinner

Posted Tuesday December 13th, 2016, 3:29 pm

You are invited to join the Mayor and Consort at their annual Civic Dinner, taking place on Saturday 21st January 2017.

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