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Severn Park Tenders for Concessions

Posted Thursday October 5th, 2017, 8:43 am

The Town Council invites tenders for concessions such as ice-cream, light refreshments and children’s entertainment at Severn Park, Bridgnorth, commencing 1st April 2018.

A specification has been produced and is now available for distribution.

If you are interested please submit your details to:

Bridgnorth Town Council
College House, 4 St. Leonard’s Close
WV16 4EJ

Completed tender forms must be marked ‘Private & Confidential – Concessions’ and be received by post at College House, Bridgnorth by noon on Friday 2nd February 2018

If you require any further information, please telephone 01746 762231 or email: [email protected]

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Electrical Tender – Expressions of Interest

Posted Tuesday October 3rd, 2017, 4:50 pm

Expressions of interest are invited for a three year maintenance contract on a cost plus fee basis.

Indicative levels of expenditure over the past three years for electrical work have been £30,000 net.

Application forms/further details are available from Friday 15th  September 2017 from:

The Town Clerk

Bridgnorth Town Council, College House,

St Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ

Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 1st Post on 1st November 2017


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Get involved with Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee

Posted Thursday September 28th, 2017, 9:25 am

Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to come along to their next Bridgnorth Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee to talk about the issues that matter to them.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017, 7.00 pm at Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AF.

West Mercia Police local policing team and Shropshire Fire and Rescue will be present to provide an update on local policing and community safety issues.

 West Mercia Police Crime Commissioner John Campion will be delivering a presentation on Crime and Community Safety.

 PCC John Campion said, “Our communities deserve to be safe and feel safe. An important part of my role is listening to the wants and needs of the people who live and work in West Mercia, so I can act upon them, ensuring they get the efficient and effective police service they deserve. I look forward to attending this meeting, and meeting community members.”

Chair of the LJC Committee, Shropshire Councillor Christian Lea said, "This meeting will give local residents the opportunity to let the Police and Crime Commissioner know what local policing issues concern them such as crime and anti-social behaviour. I very much look forward to welcoming people along to what should be an interesting meeting, with plenty of lively discussion

This is an open public meeting so everyone is more than welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Tracy Johnson, Community Enablement Officer for the Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee on 07990 085122 [email protected]

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Bridgnorth Bypass Works Updates

Posted Tuesday September 19th, 2017, 9:58 am

Shropshire Council have published the following updates regarding the Bridgnorth Bypass Works. For further information, please contact Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9000.


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Fron Male Voice Choir return to Bridgnorth

Posted Monday September 18th, 2017, 11:20 am

The Fron Male Voice Choir return to Bridgnorth on Saturday 23rd September, supported by the fantastic Bridgnorth Schools Ensemble. Last year's event was a sell out so please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Bridgnorth Art Statue Trail 2018

Posted Tuesday August 8th, 2017, 12:28 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is leading a community-wide project to develop and install a new statue walking trail to showcase local artists’ work.  The aim is to create a family attraction for residents and tourists alike, which promotes the heritage, art and natural beauty of our town.

There will be 10-15 fibreglass statues, created from a single mould, based on a theme that represents Bridgnorth. Local artists and community groups are invited to submit design ideas.  The best designs will be allocated a statue to paint, to represent an important aspect of our town.  They will be on display from April to October, and then stored over the winter, repaired and maintained for their re-emergence the following year.  There may be an opportunity to add further statues/themes in future years if demand grows.

A similar scheme operates in Wolverhampton called “Wolves for Wolves”. See:  http://www.wolvesinwolves.co.uk/

Bridgnorth’s statues will be based on a different (locally-relevant) theme and may be smaller to blend into our townscape.

Get involved!

Voting has now closed so stay tuned for the results!

We are also looking for schools and community groups to get involved by submitting their designs for the statues, and be represented on the trail.

How is it funded?

This project will not cost any money to the Council (or tax payers). It will be managed by Councillors and volunteers, and funded via sponsorship from local businesses, whose logos will be visible on the concrete plinths. The total cost of each statue will be no more than £2,000. Businesses may part-fund a statue should they wish to participate at a lower level.  Artists and community groups are asked to contribute their time in exchange for promotion of their work.









We are looking forward to working with all members of our local community to help make this project an exciting success for our town – and really put us on the map for tourists! To find out more, get in touch with Cllr Julia Buckley on: [email protected]

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Christmas Lighting Contract – Lamp Post Features

Posted Friday July 14th, 2017, 10:33 am

Bridgnorth Town Council are inviting expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the supply of nine lamp post features for Underhill Street and New Road, Bridgnorth with options to purchase or lease for a one, two or three year contract.

Specifications for all the above will be available for distribution by post or e mail on Friday 14th July 2017 with the closing date for tenders 1st post on

Monday 4th September 2017.  (No e mail applications accepted)

If you are interested please submit your details to:

The Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St Leonard’s Close,

Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4EJ

Telephone 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

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Bridgnorth hosts National Markets Forum

Posted Friday June 30th, 2017, 4:43 pm

Town Mayor with the                                                      Sally Themans                                   Anne Wilson                                      Great British Market 2018 Launch

President of NABMA

On Friday 30th June 2017 s0me 55 delegates from as far and wide as Sheffield, Derby, Tavistock, Calderdale, Bideford-on-Avon, Uttoxeter, Wem, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Ludlow among other places were welcomed to Bridgnorth by Councillor Chris Rosling-Josephs, National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) President and Rob Smith, Chief Executive, Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC). Cllr. Ron Whittle, Town Mayor gave a civic welcome to the delegates too.

Sally Themans, Love Bridgnorth  gave a presentation on the recent Bridgnorth Great British High Street Award. Why the entry; what partnerships were involved; what was the involvement of the market and what have been the outcomes?

Anne Wilson, Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council  gave a presentation about the Best Small Speciality Market in the Great British Market Awards 2017. Why are Bridgnorth markets so different; what powers are used and what did the town submit to the Judging Panel to win the category of Best Small Speciality Market 2017 for the Christmas Lighting Up event?

The top right photograph shows the launch of KPR Midlink Great British Market Awards 2018 which were launched at the forum

Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, NABMA launched the NABMA/SLCC Toolkit for Local Council Markets and professionalising markets outlining what it means for local council market,  how do we improve our markets and what lessons and good practice are available?

The conference concluded with  Allan Hartwell, Managing Director, Market Place speaking about tips on what you need to do to get the best results to create and attraction to boost local tourism and the local economy when organising a speciality market

After lunch delegates visited the Charter Market under Bridgnorth Town Hall - many bought goodies to take home and were promising to visit again.




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Notice of appointment of date for the Exercise of Public Rights

Posted Wednesday June 28th, 2017, 4:58 pm

Please see below notice  of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights:

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A458 improvement works put back to avoid clash with A49 closure

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


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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