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Temporary Closure of Access to Severn Park – 20-25th May 2019

Posted Wednesday April 17th, 2019, 10:55 am

The entrance and roadway leading into Severn Park will be closed to the public from 20th - 25th May for resurfacing works. The works will be completed in time for the May Bank Holiday and school half term holidays.

We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.

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Upcoming Temporary Road Closures

Posted Wednesday April 10th, 2019, 11:20 am

We have been notified of the following upcoming road closures by Shropshire Council. The following are in date order:

Should you have any queries regarding these temporary closures, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on [email protected].

Road Closure:  Princess Drive, Bridgnorth

Start Date: 22nd April 2019

End Date: 2nd May 2019

Purpose: Princess Drive will be closed for resurfacing and will include the junction of Victoria Road.

The works will be completed in three phases, the first phase is the junction of Victoria Road where drivers will be able to access Princess Drive and go down onto Duchess Drive,

Phase Two Princess Drive from the Victoria Road junction to the Duchess Drive junction will be completed. Access will be via Victoria Road and

then phase three from Duchess Drive junction to Foster Road junction and the diversion route is as shown on roadworks. Access will be maintained to residents of Whitmore Close.

Works Promoter:   Shropshire Council

Works Promoter Ref: UJ205RS/845189

Enforcement pattern for Princess Drive, Bridgnorth:
09.00 - 17.00

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://roadworks.org?tm=112551427

Road Closure:  Church Lane, Bridgnorth

Start Date: 29th April 2019

End Date: 1st May 2019

Purpose: Road Closure: STW Med 4.6-6.5m Full Ex 25mm MDPE new connection 2 x 25mm mdpe - 3 inch AC main - span 5m. Carriageway type 3 (0.5 to 2.5 MSA) Job in Carriageway (10mm Bitmac (Tarmac)).

Works Promoter:   Severn Trent Water

Works Promoter Ref: LB9225201/000006474595

Enforcement pattern for Church Lane, Bridgnorth:

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://roadworks.org?tm=112798401

Road Closure:  Bridgnorth Lions walk

Start Date: 27th May 2019

End Date: 27th May 2019

Purpose: The annual Bridgnorth Lions walk is taking place on 27th May 2019. The walk will commence at 10am and roads on the route between Bridgnorth and Clee Hill to be closed for various periods between 7.30am (High St) and 5pm. Roads effected are: High St, Whitburn St, Pound St, Hollybush Rd, The Hawthorns, Oldbury Rd, Manor Farm Lane, B4364 (Cross houses to Park Gate), unclassified road between Cleobury North and Park House, unclassified road between Hillside and Cockshutford, Bent Lane, South Rd, Station Rd, Brown Clee Rd and unclassified road between Middletown Priors and the B4364.

Enforcement pattern for Bridgnorth Lions walk:
All the time

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://roadworks.org?tm=113307262


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Town Hall to Re-open to the Public

Posted Friday April 5th, 2019, 12:23 pm

We are delighted to announce that the Town Hall will be open again to the public from this Saturday, 6th April, and every Saturday until 7th September!

Opening hours will be 10.15am - 12.30pm

In due course, we look to extend the opening hours through the summer months.

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Are you keen to influence the future of the NHS in Shropshire?

Posted Friday April 5th, 2019, 9:37 am

Healthwatch Shropshire have extended an open invitation to members of our community to a free event where those keen to influence the future of the NHS in Shropshire can share their views. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out all the things it wants health services to do better for people across the country. Our local NHS needs to hear about what those changes should look like in our community.

Event details:

Wednesday 1st May 1pm - 4pm
The Trinity Centre
Meole Brace

Booking for the event is essential and can be done by calling Healthwatch Shropshire on 01743 237884 or online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-would-you-do-tickets-59392768369

Everybody can also make their views known through either the online survey or by calling us on 01743 237884. For more details on What Would You Do? visit: http://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/what-would-you-do

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Public Consultation – Reduced Bus Services

Posted Monday April 1st, 2019, 4:44 pm

Shropshire Council is holding a public consultation on the reduction of local bus service subsidies for the financial year 2019/2020. Further details can be found on the following link:


The consultation runs from 25 March to 6 May 2019.

All responses to the consultation will be included in a report that will be considered by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 22 May 2019.

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Find out more about the Bridgnorth Art Trail…

Posted Wednesday March 13th, 2019, 9:35 am

Have you done the free Catch Me Who Can - Bridgnorth Art Trail yet? If you are looking for more information, look no further with this short promotional video by Skydrones Films!


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Bridgnorth Town Council responds to Shropshire Council on Planning Proposals

Posted Tuesday February 5th, 2019, 3:20 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council recently met and agreed its response to Shropshire Council’s strategic planning proposals (where they think housing and employment sites might be located in the future).

The response was prepared, in part, following a number of workshops held by Bridgnorth Town Council in December / January.  The workshops were attended by representatives of local schools, housing associations, businesses, Bridgnorth residents, residents of neighbouring parishes and councillors from neighbouring parishes, along with others.   Please see our full response here:

Bridgnorth Town Council - Local Plan Review Submission - Online Questionnaire

Bridgnorth Town Council - Local Plan Review Submission - Supplementary Points

The closing date for consultation is 8th February and individuals are encouraged to respond directly.  You do not need to answer the entire questionnaire just those points that you might have a view on.

There was a presentation by Shropshire Council at the Castle Hall Community Centre in mid –January attended by over 200 people.   Those present raised a number of issues however, please do not think that the questions posed at the end of the presentation was the consultation.  If you expressed a view at that meeting please be sure to register it formally  - details of how to do that can be found here https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/

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Councillor Jean Onions nominated as Mayor Elect for 2019/2020

Posted Friday February 1st, 2019, 1:32 pm

At the Town Council meeting held on 22nd January, Councillor Jean Onions was nominated as Mayor Elect for 2019/2020, with Councillor Ron Whittle OBE as Deputy Mayor Elect.

Jean has lived and traded in the town for over 50 years. She is thrilled, honoured and excited to become Town Mayor, which will be made official at the Annual Meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council (or Mayor Making as it is more commonly known), on Thursday 16th May 2019.

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Tender Documentation – Re-design and Refurbishment of Play Equipment on Severn Park

Posted Tuesday January 22nd, 2019, 9:22 am

Expressions of interest are invited for the above contract.

To arrange a site visit or for further information, please contact the Outdoors and Properties Manager, Barry Ince on [email protected]

Tender documentation can be found on the link below:

Contract Documentation for the Re-design and Refurbishment of Existing Play park at Severn Park, Bridgnorth

Closing date for tender submissions: Noon 13th February 2019



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Petition – Community Governance Review

Posted Thursday January 17th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is keen to have a review of its boundary that will consider if the current parish boundary continues to be appropriate.

There is a view that much of the recent and planned development in and around the Town might well have changed the shape of the community of Bridgnorth.  There is of course likely to be a contrary review.

The intended purpose of having a review is to; obtain those views; consider them and recommend a boundary for Bridgnorth that is relevant and appropriate.

The Town Council recently requested that Shropshire Council conduct a review.  In general terms the request for a review was rejected by Shropshire Council for ‘now not being a good time’.  A similar request in 2015 received a similar response.

Bridgnorth Town Council is asking residents to consider signing a petition that will require Shropshire Council to review the parish boundary of Bridgnorth now.

The Town Council petition will require 7.5 % of the electorate to sign the petition to prompt a review.  With a published electorate of 9,733 the petition will require 730 signatures.  Only signatures of those on the electoral roll for Bridgnorth will be considered valid signatures.

A number of councillors are trying to contact residents to obtain signatures and that will include knocking on doors.   If you have not been visited by a councillor and you wish to sign the petition then there are copies available in the Council offices at College House in St Leonard's Close.  Alternatively you can download a form on the following link, complete it and return it to the Town Council offices or we can send you a hard copy.

Community Governance Review Petition

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