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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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Armed Forces Day 2017

Posted Monday June 19th, 2017, 11:42 am

Like many towns Bridgnorth celebrated Armed Forces Day this year. The national celebration will be taking place in Liverpool.

Although Armed Forces Day is Saturday 24th June, this year Bridgnorth held its flag raising ceremony on Monday 19th June at 10.30am in the Castle Grounds.

 Bridgnorth Town Council who organised the flag raising ceremony invited everyone to attend.



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Civic Sunday 2017

Posted Thursday May 25th, 2017, 11:15 am

Following the Annual Meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council Councillor Ron Whittle, the new Town Mayor and his Mayoress Councillor Mrs Carol Whittle welcomed in the new civic year with their Civic Service at St. Mary’s Church. Flagged by the Bridgnorth Guild of Freeman they welcomed civic dignitaries from neighbouring towns and local organisations to join them in the parade from the High Street to the Church. On a lovely sunny morning the town was woken up by the music of the Band of St. Gregory’s who marched in front of the parade. The Mayor on behalf of the Council spoke about the commitment of the Town Council to serve the town well in the new term of office and as part of the service said “Before God and you who are near us, we release anything we hold against you: we regret all we have done to harm you: we stand beside the wrong in our lives, and through God’s forgiveness we commit ourselves to serve you.” Refreshments were served after the service in Castle Hall with the cakes and scones made by Bridgnorth WI.


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Mayor Making 2017

Posted Thursday May 25th, 2017, 9:49 am

Councillor Ron Whittle was elected Town Mayor of Bridgnorth at the mayor making ceremony on Monday 15th May. His Mayoress will be his wife Cllr. Mrs Carol Whittle.

Councillor Edward Marshall was elected Deputy Mayor.

The outgoing Mayor Cllr. Ms Vanessa Voysey gave out the annual awards:

Vanessa presented the Davies Shield award to Tom Barras for his contribution to music and fundraising efforts for homeless charities.

Vanessa announced that the Civic Award had been awarded to Kevin Adams in recognition of his services to community life and to the arts.

The Bridgnorth Guild of Freeman surround the Town Mayor.

Refreshments were served in Castle Hall after the ceremony in the Town Hall.

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Notice of Poll – Election of Unitary Councillors

Posted Tuesday April 25th, 2017, 12:28 pm

Please see below Notice of Poll for the following Wards.

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