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Bridgnorth Scarecrow Competition

Posted Thursday June 25th, 2020, 4:21 pm

In light of many events being cancelled due to Covid-19, residents of Bridgnorth are invited to take part in a Scarecrow Competition; making a scarecrow using materials from home on a theme of your choice.

Guidelines:
*The scarecrow is put in your front garden to allow other people to enjoy them on a walk and to spot as many as they can.
*To enter, please email a photograph of your scarecrow to [email protected]
*Judging to take place on Monday 27th July, by members of the Events Working Party.
*Winners announced on Wednesday 29th July.
*Prizes 1st - £50
2nd - £25
3rd - £15
* A second category is available for people who might not have a garden. Where that is the case, you may submit a picture or similar piece of art work of a scarecrow to display in a window.
*Prizes 1st - £20
2nd - £10
3rd - £5

Please confirm if your photographs and names can be displayed on our website and Facebook pages when submitting your entries.

Good luck and have fun!

 

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Notice of Public Rights and Unaudited Accounts 2019-2020

Posted Wednesday June 24th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Please see below for the Notice of Public Rights and the unaudited accounts for 2019-2020.

Notice of Public Rights and Unaudited Accounts - 2019-2020

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Internal Audit Report 2019-2020

Posted Wednesday June 24th, 2020, 2:44 pm

At the meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council held on 23rd June 2020, Members received and accepted the Internal Audit report for 2019-2020.

Internal Audit Report - 2019-2020

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Bridgnorth Town Mayor Urges Locals to be Careful

Posted Tuesday June 2nd, 2020, 4:05 pm

Following the recent lifting of some restrictions on the lockdown coupled with the wonderful weather the Mayor of Bridgnorth, Councillor Kirstie Hurst-Knight has asked residents to be careful along the riverbank and considerate of those homes that neighbour parks and other open spaces when outside enjoying yourself.

The comments come after another scorching weekend and large crowds visiting our open spaces.

We have been made aware that people are swimming in the river when it is advisable not to do so and we have had numerous incidents reported to us about late night disturbances and small scale fires.

Town Mayor Councillor Hurst-Knight says:

“I appreciate that the opportunity to have a bit more freedom as a result of the changes to lockdown is being taken by many.  Who can blame them? We have been asked to stay at home for a long up until now and the weather has been wonderful.

I would however ask people to not be reckless with their own or other’s safety.  Swimming in the river can be dangerous, even with the apparent low water levels.  Our emergency services are stretched at the moment and if we can reduce the need for them to attend avoidable situations then that can only be a good thing.  With such dry conditions the lighting of barbecue’s and fires in public areas is advised against.

I note that there have been a number of reports of anti-social behaviour in and around the Town in recent days.   While there is a need for people let some steam off and take advantage of the opportunities to meet others in public and open spaces it is not fair that those whose homes are close to such places (Severn Park, Crown Meadow etc.) suffer from disturbances late on and into the evening.

In these difficult times when so many of us have foregone our usual way of life can I ask that; we all try and think about our actions and how they impact others and on the other hand that we all show a little tolerance to those who might unintentionally provoke us.

Deputy Town Mayor Councillor Sarah Barlow says:

“I just want people to be safe and considerate, the river poses a threat all year round, there is still an undercurrent that can put you in difficulty and the river is still full of debris from the flooding earlier in the year.

I know that many people are using our parks and open spaces.  I am glad that we live in a Town where such opportunities are readily available but I am concerned that many people are leaving rubbish behind for either others to clear up or for it to end up in the river or hedgerows.

 

With regard to anti-social behaviour I am grateful that the Town Council have an effective dialogue with the local police so that we can share with them our concerns and incidents reported to us. As a council we are working with the Emergency Services and local schools to help provide a safer community for all.

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Introducing the new Town Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Posted Tuesday June 2nd, 2020, 3:55 pm

At the Annual Meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council, held on 26th May 2020, Councillor Kirstie Hurst-Knight was elected as Town Mayor for 2020/2021.

Kirstie has been a Councillor for three years and follows in the footsteps of her father who was Town Mayor in 1997.

Her chosen charities for this year are Bridgnorth Community Trust and Innage Lane Day Services.

Alongside Kirstie, Councillor Sarah Barlow was elected as Deputy Mayor. Sarah has served on the Council for five years and works at Oldbury Wells School.

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Severn Park Updates

Posted Tuesday May 26th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Severn Park car park has now re-opened for vehicular access following a recent closure due to Covid-19.

As guidelines have changed regarding driving to outdoor spaces, the gravel car park and grassed areas are now in use. By opening separate parking areas, this allows for people to practice social distancing in a wider area.

Please note, the play area and outdoor gym equipment remain cordoned off.

Car Park to be locked overnight and Parking Charges to be reinstated

During the early part of the current coronavirus pandemic Severn Park was closed to vehicles, in part to deter people from people travelling to it (from afar) in line with Government advice.  Changes in the government advice has been considered regularly the pandemic and last weekend we opened Severn Park fully to vehicles.   Starting from Friday 29th May the entrance gate to Severn Park will be closed every evening and be unlocked every morning.  Any vehicles parked in Severn Park when the gates are due to close runs the risk of being locked in until the following morning.

As from Monday 1st June normal charges will apply for those using the Car Park.  Various payment methods including by mobile phone are available however cash is not accepted.

We trust that people will take advantage of the availability of the green space yet have due regard for others safety by taking reasonable steps to maintain social distancing.

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Upcoming Road Closure – Bernards Hill, Bridgnorth

Posted Wednesday May 6th, 2020, 2:42 pm

Shropshire Council have notified us of the following upcoming road closure:

Road Closure:  Bernards Hill, Bridgnorth

Start Date: 8th June 2020

End Date: 9th June 2020

Purpose: Road Closure: STW - Boundary box installation

Works Promoter:   Severn Trent Water

Works Promoter Ref: LB9141201/000012389465

Enforcement pattern for Bernards Hill, Bridgnorth:
Monday - Tuesday 09:30 - 15:30

 

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://one.network/?tm=116915107

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Quotations Sought to Upgrade Town Council Website

Posted Wednesday May 6th, 2020, 1:55 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is looking to upgrade its website before 1st September 2020 and invites suitable companies / organisations or individuals to quote for the work in line with the following specification.

Bridgnorth Town Council Website Specification

Quotes will need to be submitted by Friday 29th May.

For further information, please contact Ashley Kendrick on [email protected] 

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Community Support & Information

Posted Friday May 1st, 2020, 2:25 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council has collated the following information for services and support available during the Coronavirus outbreak:

Community Support Groups

  • Bridgnorth Covid-19 Mutual Aid - This is a community organising Facebook page, run by volunteers, to support the most vulnerable and isolated in our community during the Covid-19 outbreak. The idea is to co-ordinate so that they can help those who are self-isolating with errands, groceries, friendly phone calls, etc. If you need support or are looking to offer support, please visit www.facebook.com/groups/bridgnorthmutualaid where you can complete an online form.
    They can also be emailed on [email protected] or contacted by phone on 01746 802091.
  • The League of Friends of Bridgnorth Hospital, along with Reverend Simon and Reverend Sarah Cawdell are offering both practical support and an opportunity for a chat or a friendly voice at the end of the phone for anyone in isolation.
    For practical support, please contact Tamsin on 07743 165247, www.facebook.com/League-of-Friends-of-Bridgnorth-Hospital or [email protected]
    For a chat, Rev'd Simon Cawdell or Rev'd Sarah Cawdell can be contacted on 01746 761573.
  • Shropshire Council have formed a Community Reassurance Team for the Bridgnorth locality. This aims to match people who are approaching the council for support, to relevant volunteers who are based within the location of the individual. Residents are being asked to use the Helpline if they have any coronavirus-related issues or enquiries. The Helpline is 0345 678 9028, and is available from 8am to 6pm weekdays, and 9am to 1pm Saturdays. Each caller will be asked to explain their need and, if required, this information will be passed on to a Community Reassurance Team.
    The council’s new Helpline cannot provide coronavirus health advice or other health advice, and you will be directed to go onto NHS 111 online, as per Public Health England / Government advice, if this is what is needed. Further information can be found by using the following link https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/
    For other useful contact numbers please see below:

Services

With thanks to Love Bridgnorth, a live list of shops and services which remain open or are providing a delivery service can be found here

The Veolia Refuse Centre on Faraday Drive is currently closed. For updates, please visit https://www.veolia.co.uk/shropshire/recycle-shropshire/household-waste-recycling-centres

You can also register on the Government website if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. To register, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Advice from Trading Standards

Trading Standards have also released some advice to keep safe when making online purchases, door to door visitors offering services and phone/email services. The document can be viewed here

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Upcoming Road Closure – B4555, Bridgnorth (B4363 junction to Halfway House Lane junction)

Posted Friday May 1st, 2020, 9:52 am

Shropshire Council have notified us of the following upcoming road closure:

Road Closure:  B4555, Bridgnorth (B4363 junction to Halfway House Lane junction)

Start Date: 4th June 2020

End Date: 4th July 2020

Purpose: Surface dressing to include: stud removal 04-07/06/20 20:00-05:00, surface dressing 13-17/06/20 09:30-16:00, studs and lining 24-26/06/20 09:30-16:00

Please note: Due to the nature of this work these dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances or inclement weather

Works Promoter:   Kier on behalf of Shropshire Council

Works Promoter Ref: UJ214SD-855467

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://one.network/?tm=117083562

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