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Children’s Design a Christmas Light Competition

Posted Tuesday August 18th, 2015, 11:45 am

As part of the enhancements to the Christmas Lights in the town the Town Council is organising a “Design a Christmas Light Competition”.

We are inviting children between the ages of 5 and 12 to design a Christmas Light which will then be made into a rope light illustrative design and put up in Bridgnorth over the Christmas period.  The lucky winner will have the honour of turning on the Christmas Lights on the evening of 20th November 2015 with the Town Mayor.

Application forms can be collected from Bridgnorth Town Council offices in College House, St. Leonard's Close or downloaded on the following link: Creative Kids Entry Form.

Entries must be received by 12 noon on 2nd October 2015.

For further information please call 01746 762231 or email townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk 

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Amulet Antique Fair

Posted Tuesday August 4th, 2015, 11:24 am

It is with regret that we are informing you that the Amulet Antique Market scheduled for next Wednesday 12th August has been cancelled. Following the Events Committee meeting where it was agreed that the High Street would not be shut for any future markets, (except Sundays and Bank Holidays), after representations from some businesses in the town, the market has decided it is not viable for them to come to Bridgnorth and be placed under the Town Hall and in some of the parking bays next week. Other opportunities will be considered for 2016 following the success of their market in May this year.

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Severn Park Car Parking – Payment to Recommence

Posted Thursday July 16th, 2015, 10:42 am

Payment to park on Severn Park by both machine and by phone recommences on Friday 17th July 2015 following a length of free parking.

For further information please contact the Town Clerk on anne.wilson@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk or on 01746 762231.

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Bridgnorth in Bloom Community Pride Awards

Posted Wednesday July 15th, 2015, 4:42 pm

Application forms are now available for entry into the Bridgnorth in Bloom Community Pride Awards.

Bridgnorth In Bloom logo

This competition is run by Bridgnorth Town Council with support from local sponsors, groups and organisations.

The competition contributes to Bridgnorth’s entry in Britain In Bloom and has contributed greatly to the success of Bridgnorth’s entry.

The Town Council encourages all residents, businesses and schools to take part and be proud of their local environment. Drought tolerant and environmentally friendly displays are encouraged to enter.

Prizes will be presented at the Presentation Day on Thursday 3rd September at 5pm.

Please click on the following link to download an application form or alternatively, hard copies can be collected from the Town Council offices or posted to you upon request via townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Community Pride - Entry Form

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Statement of Persons Nominated – Election of a Town Councillor (Castle Ward)

Posted Tuesday July 14th, 2015, 4:35 pm

Statement of Persons Nominated - Castle Ward July 2015

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Youth Activity Provision in Shropshire

Posted Tuesday July 14th, 2015, 8:32 am

Shropshire Council would like to hear from local organisations or individuals interested in providing youth provision for 10-15 year olds (24 years old for individuals with learning difficulties) in the Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee LJC area.

For further information, please visit the following websites:




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Heart of England In Bloom

Posted Monday July 13th, 2015, 7:31 pm

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The entry to the Heart of England in Bloom is a real community entry and more volunteers have come forward to help us be proud of our town. It’s not all about floral provision in the town throughout the year but a true sense of community and belonging  is generated throughout the town. This is achieved by community events and involvement, a belief in environmental awareness through recycling and climate change, neighbourhood enhancement and a will to improve the town which we love and live and work.

Through community involvement Vision Bridgnorth and Community Events, some celebrating national landmarks in time, we endeavour to make people aware of the history and culture of Bridgnorth and make it a better place to live with a sustainable future for the young of our town.  Our entry allows the opportunity for all sectors of the community to be part of the future of our town and once again encourage the community to work together.

The amount of community interest in the town has continued to grow and a cohesive outlook is emerging to reach out to community organisations and interested individuals. This promotes community involvement and partnership with local organisations meaning that people are working together to improve the environment of the town in which we are so proud.

The Town Council is proud of the floral impact around the town and in the cemetery. The bridge and low town are regularly commented upon by visitors and residents alike as a great welcoming entrance feature. High town has its floral merits too adding to the tradition of the old buildings in this market town.

Bridgnorth Cemetery is set into the hillside in the Low Town of Bridgnorth. This tranquil setting has seen many improvements over the years but the Town Council staff have been working very hard with members of the Shropshire Wildlife Group to enhance the quality of life both for the visitors to the cemetery and also the wildlife and flora and fauna in this location.

Improvements to meet the needs of the users of the cemetery have continued with the recent addition of a memorial garden, where under the guidance of a Funeral Director, ashes can be scattered.

Our local In Bloom Group has entered the regional competition for many years. However, the momentum and enthusiasm has grown within the group in the past year once more reaching community organisations and interested individuals. This promotes community involvement and partnership working. This means that all parties are working to improve the environment of the town in which so many of the group live, work and are all so proud of.

We look forward to welcoming the Heart of England In Bloom judges on Tuesday 14th July 2015.




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Notice of Poll – West Ward

Posted Thursday July 9th, 2015, 9:45 am

Please see below for details of the poll for the election of a West Ward Councillor for Bridgnorth Town Council.

Notice of Poll - Bridgnorth Town Council (West Ward) - July 2015-page-001

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Notice of Election – Castle Ward

Posted Friday July 3rd, 2015, 12:04 pm

An Election is to be held for one Town Councillor for Bridgnorth Town Council (Castle Ward)

Notice of Election - Castle Ward - July 2015

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Bridgnorth Quayside

Posted Friday June 26th, 2015, 4:45 pm

At long last the work to repair the Quayside in Bridgnorth has got the go-ahead. As this text is written the Environment Agency has asked for additional information from the specialist contractor following the awarding of the contract last year, the wait during the fishing spawning season and the reduction in the level of the river. The work will be carried out over the summer.

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