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Town Council Photography Tender

Posted Wednesday March 1st, 2017, 4:25 pm

The Town Council wishes to tender for quotes for the provision of attending and taking photographs at Town Council and Civic events for 2017/2018.

We hold two Civic events each year:

Annual Meeting/Mayor Making – This is held on the evening of the Thursday before the third Tuesday in May each year from 7pm at the Town Hall and afterwards at the Castle hall until approx. 10pm.

Civic Sunday – This is held on the Sunday before the third Tuesday in May each year for about three hours.

The Town Council is also involved with Remembrance Sunday. It involves meeting in the Castle Grounds then parading back to St Leonard’s Church.

In 2017 we are holding the following events:

St. George’s Day Celebrations – to be held in the Castle Grounds on Sunday 23rd April – 12noon to 4pm

Proms in the Pews – To be held in St Mary’s Church, Saturday 10th June from 7pm

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – To be held on Saturday 24th June from 12 noon - 10pm

Heart of England in Bloom - July

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – To be held in the Castle Grounds on Wednesday 26th July from 11am – 2pm

Christmas lights event – To be held in the High Street on 17th November each year from 4pm – 9pm

The quote could be based on a yearly charge or charges per event.

Should you wish to quote, may we ask that your quote is sent to this office in an envelope marked ‘PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL – TOWN CLERK, to arrive by Friday 31st March 2017

Address: College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ

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Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

Posted Thursday February 2nd, 2017, 12:30 pm

Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge

Date and duration: 2 x night closures – 11/04/17 and 14/04/17 8pm to 6am

Purpose: Bridge deck joint survey

Applicant: Shropshire Council Bridges and structures team

Map available showing diversion in place on S28C-6e17020212410.pdf

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Have you ever thought about standing for Town Council?

Posted Thursday February 2nd, 2017, 12:15 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council Elections

Have you ever thought of becoming a local Town Councillor and help play a part in the collective decision making about the future of the town you live in, and in some cases work in? The elections are due to be held in May 2017.

The term of office is four years. To qualify to stand you must be over 18, a UK, European or Commonwealth Citizen and an elector in, work in, live in or live within three miles of Bridgnorth. Anyone elected is the holder of a public office and is set to adhere to obligations set out in the Code of Conduct of the Town Council. Open events are being held at the Town Council offices, St. Leonards Close on Saturday 4th March 9 a.m. – 12 noon and Monday 6th March 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.


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Bridgnorth wins national award!

Posted Friday January 27th, 2017, 2:46 pm

The great news is that Bridgnorth won the Best Small Speciality Market at the National Market Awards yesterday for the Christmas Lighting Up Event.


Promoted by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and sponsored by KPR Midlink Ltd the categories were judged by the Director of Stoke Markets, the Editor of Market Trader News, KPR Midlink and the Past President of  NABMA.

The judges made the following comments when announcing the award presented by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for markets

"The winner of this category links Markets, local food and craft promotion,, a fun fair and evening programme of entertainment crammed into its traditional high street. It full involves its local community, is provided on a very limited budget and has grown to become an event of county wide significance. It is the highlight of the local winter calendar; it unites the community, provides a recipe for success that many can learn from and delivers an excellent event through a very strong partnership"



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Save Bridgnorth Maternity Unit

Posted Friday January 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm

The Town Council has been approached by a local resident and representative of the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity who raises funds for the midwife maternity units in Shropshire following the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) plans to change the Maternity units in Bridgnorth, Oswestry and Ludlow into birthing centres. This means the MLU's will not be staffed overnight. The units will instead operate an on call service.

Residents and members of the public are asked to sign the online petition on the following link:


A Facebook group has also been set up to raise awareness of this matter and to gain support of local people to save the unit. Please feel free to join the group to share your experiences and show your support for this vital service in our town.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/872858179522716/ 



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Christmas Closures 2016

Posted Thursday December 22nd, 2016, 12:37 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council offices close at 12 noon on Friday 23rd December and re-open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. There are staff working some hours next week to check the open spaces and play areas and liaise with the Undertakers. There is also a team on call in the case of an emergency.
If you need to contact the Town Council in an emergency please call 01746 762231, 07720 090930 or e mail [email protected] 
May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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An invitation to the Town Mayor’s Civic Dinner

Posted Tuesday December 13th, 2016, 3:29 pm

You are invited to join the Mayor and Consort at their annual Civic Dinner, taking place on Saturday 21st January 2017.

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Pharmacy Opening Times – Christmas and New Year

Posted Thursday December 8th, 2016, 12:08 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council has just received the following information with regard to pharmacies being open over Christmas and New Year
Sunday 25 Dec 2016 Christmas Day - none open in Bridgnorth. nearest open us Radbrook Green Pharmacy, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury 9 a.m. - 5 p.m
Monday 26 Dec 2016 Boxing day - Bridgnorth Pharmacy in Mill Street 11am - 12 noon otherwise Sainsbury,s Shrewsbury 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Boots, Meole Brace Retail Park open until 6 p.m.
Tuesday 27 Dec in lieu of Christmas Day - Boots High Street 11 am - 12 noon otherwise Sainsburys, Shrewsbury 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Boots, Meole Brace Retail Park open until 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 January 2017 - none open in Bridgnorth Sainsburys, Shrewsbury 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or Boots, Pride Hill 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Monday 2 January 2017 - Murray’s Healthcare, Northgate Health Centre 11:00 a.m. -12:00 noon or Sainsburys, Shrewsbury 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. or Boots, Meole Brace Retail Park open until 6 p.m.

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Survey – New Exercise Equipment for Severn Park

Posted Tuesday November 29th, 2016, 3:58 pm

The Town Council are conducting a survey following a number of complaints in recent years regarding the play equipment in Severn Park. Local residents and visitors alike have suggested that this rather tired looking play equipment is refurbished or replaced altogether and also to investigate the possibility of installing an adult outdoor exercise  area that could be used free of charge by local residents and visitors alike.

The Town Council acknowledges that this play equipment is now the most dated in Bridgnorth but would point out that Severn Park is subject to a wider review with plans to redevelop this area and to incorporate a new visitor centre including cafeteria and toilets which would mean relocating the play area to a new site.

The Town Council is also hoping to secure S106 developer funding contributions from Shropshire Council which is money set aside to provide community projects.

The Town Council believes that this facility would benefit the whole community and especially teenagers and those that are not already fortunate enough to be members of an indoor facility as well as encouraging active participation by the Park’s many visitors and would welcome public opinion and feedback from local residents regarding this proposal.

Local residents and visitors to Severn Park are invited to post their views, for and against, to: The Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, 4 St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth WV16 4EJ by Wednesday 18th of January 2017.

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Local businesses bring Christmas cheer to Low Town

Posted Friday November 18th, 2016, 12:17 pm


Local businesses have joined forces with Bridgnorth Town Council to enhance Bridgnorth’s Christmas Lights display.

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Town Clerk Anne Wilson said:

“Last year we asked local businesses to support creating the Tree of Reflection on Bridgnorth Quayside, which was a tremendous success and will be back again for the 2016 festive season.


Businesses have again come forward to sponsor adding to the Town’s Christmas lights and creating a seasonal gateway to the Town. New tree features at the corner of St. John’s Street and Hospital Street will mark the entrance to the Low Town business district from the main road and lighting is being installed on Bandon Island.


We’re very grateful to the 26 local businesses which have sponsored this year’s scheme, and look forward to welcoming everyone to our switch on event on the Quayside next Sunday (20th November). Town Council staff, councillors and volunteers have helped deliver the project and stage the switch on event .The event begins at 4 p.m. – it’s a family occasion including live music, refreshments and face painting and glitter tattoos for the youngsters. We’ll be turning the lights on in two stages – the Tree of Reflection on the Quayside first at about 4:45 p.m., and the new features at about 5:15 p.m. Come along – it’s free!”


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