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Declaration of Result of Poll – Morfe Ward

Posted Friday July 15th, 2016, 11:00 am

Mrs Jean Onions has been elected as the new Morfe Ward Councillor for Bridgnorth Town Council following the elections held yesterday.

Bridgnorth TC - Declaration of results - July 2016

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Heart of England in Bloom

Posted Tuesday July 12th, 2016, 5:06 pm

Councillor Ms Vanessa Voysey, Town Mayor said “ In Bloom is a really community effort and it is good to see the town working together to provide a lovely place to live and work as well as welcoming for the many tourists. The bridge and quayside are a picture and with the hundreds of hanging baskets and plants, both perennial and seasonal, in full bloom we are proud to be part of a national campaign to enhance our local environment. Of course this is not all about flowers as can be evidenced by the events and community involvement in the town, where council staff and volunteers working alongside each other. We are mindful of the green agenda and recycling too. Thank you to everyone who works so hard. We really do have a town to be proud of”.

We look forward to welcoming the Heart of England in Bloom judges Mark Wiltshire and Roger Bache to Bridgnorth on Wednesday 13th July 2016 when they will be shown around the town and meet many of the people who help make the town the great place it is. They will also judge the garden and flowers at the Old Castle, West Castle Street who has entered best licensed premises competition and the children of the eco gardening Club at St. Leonards school who have entered the best school garden section.

Thursday 14th July 2016 welcomes the judges for the pocket park (Castle Grounds) and cemetery individual categories.



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Bridgnorth Charter Market under the Town Hall

Posted Tuesday July 12th, 2016, 4:34 pm

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Bridgnorth Town Council are proud to run the Charter Market under the Town Hall on both a Friday and Saturday.

This unique market not only offers a wide range of produce and goods, much of it local, but is friendly, traditional and warm atmosphere in which to do your shopping. Near to parking, other amenities and eateries the market is in the town centre and is an integral part of the town for both residents and visitors alike.

Just a few examples of what is on offer includes fresh flowers sourced on the day of the markets, local fruits and veg, China and glass, handcarved local wood animals, a full range of animal products, sweets, fresh meat from a butcher, jewellery and handbags to name a few of the good available. The few empty stalls will be filled shortly and will enable the offer each day,

The Saturday market is complemented by the street market in the High Street and twice weekly on a Sunday's sees a handmade craft under the Town Hall. In the next few months the Sunday Market is due to be held on 17th July, Aug 14th & Aug 28th.  Other markets visit the town and events take place on a regular basis - visit www.bridgnorthtownevents.org  for information.


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Notice of Poll – Morfe Ward – 14th July 2016

Posted Monday July 11th, 2016, 4:26 pm

Residents of Morfe Ward will be able to vote for the election of a new Town Councillor on Thursday 14th July in St. James Hall, Lodge Lane, Bridgnorth or Quatford Village Hall, Chapel Lane, Quatford. The Candidates can be found below.

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Community Pride Awards 2016

Posted Monday July 11th, 2016, 4:15 pm

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

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

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

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.

The closing date for entries is 8th August. Prizes will be presented at the Presentation Day on Thursday 8th September at 5pm in the Town Hall.

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 [email protected]

Community Pride Awards - Entry Form

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The Annexe – Call for Expression of Interest

Posted Thursday June 23rd, 2016, 6:01 pm

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)

for Extension and Refurbishment of the Annexe Building adjacent to Bridgnorth Town Council offices converting into the New Mayors Chamber and associated works including refurbishment of the existing chamber into office space

Subject : Construction works

Introduction : Bridgnorth Town Council (BTC) are seeking to extend and refurbish the existing annexe building and create the New Mayors Chamber. The works will include new toilet facilities and refurbishment of the existing chamber room converting into office space. All works will be with or adjacent to a Grade II listed building and within the conservation area.

Requirements : Please provide the following information

  • Company Profile
  • Examples / Case Studies of similar works (Grade II listed building work) and office conversion within an existing building
  • Qualifications and Accreditations
  • Copy of Insurance

EOI process: Any company wishing to participate in the pre qualification procedure should forward the above information, which must be completed and returned electronically Not later than 12:00, 20th July 2016 to:

[email protected]

Or as a hard copy to:

Barry Ince

Outdoors and Properties Manager

Bridgnorth Town Council

College House

St. Leonards Close


WV16 4EJ


Late submissions will not be considered.

For further information contact: Barry Ince on Tel: 01746762231 or Mob: 07720090928

The purpose of this call for EOI is to identify suppliers who can potentially fulfil the requirements; it does not constitute an invitation to tender. Only suppliers deemed qualified by BTC will receive the invitation to tender.

BTC is the sole judge as to the pre-selection of the companies. The pre qualification will take into account your company profile as well as its range of experience and services.


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Notice of Election – Morfe Ward

Posted Thursday June 9th, 2016, 11:49 am

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

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Poll cards will be issued to those eligible to vote in the Morfe Ward only

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Proms in the Pews!

Posted Friday June 3rd, 2016, 11:30 am

Back by public demand Bridgnorth Community Events Working Party is delighted to put on Proms in the Pews on Saturday 11th June 2016 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. Bring your picnic and

refreshments, use the external bar (drinks may be consumed in the church) and listen to Bridgnorth Sinfonia and Whalebone. It is guaranteed to be an evening of fun and laughter!


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Changes to parking and enforcement in Severn Park, Bridgnorth

Posted Monday May 9th, 2016, 6:49 pm

Severn Park, Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth Town Council have agreed to excercise the break clause in their current ANPR car parking and parking enforcement contract with effect from 11th May 2016. Therefore with effect from Thursday 12th May Severn Park will revert to a pay and display car park with the same payment scales with enforcement being carried out by Shropshrie Council Parking Wardens.

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Vacancy for a Councillor

Posted Thursday April 28th, 2016, 3:26 pm





 that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Morfe Ward of the Town of Bridgnorth following the resignation on Monday 25th April 2016 of Mrs Pauline Harris.


Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The rule allows TEN ELECTORS for the parish [ward] in which the casual vacancy has arisen to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy.*  That request must be made within FOURTEEN DAYS, calculated in accordance with the rules,** of the date of this notice.  The fourteen-day period ends at midnight on Thursday 19th May 2016.


What if a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time?

Rule 5(5) of the above Rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.


The Returning Officer’s address is:


Electoral Services, Shropshire Council,

The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND


The telephone number for further guidance is 0345 678 9015.


This notice is dated 28th April 2016


Anne Wilson Town Clerk

Bridgnorth Town Council College House St. Leonards Close Bridgnorth Shropshire WV16 4EJ

Tel: 01746 762231 e mail: [email protected]



*           There is no form of words for this request, which might simply be a letter headed with such words as “We the undersigned being electors for the [Ward of] … Parish, call for an election to fill the vacancy arising from the [death][resignation] of …”.  A template entitled “Request for an Election” is available to download from Shropshire Council’s website – www.shropshire.gov.uk - under “Current Council Vacancies”. It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses.


**          In calculating the notice period, day one is the day following the date of this notice; a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded, and the period closes at midnight on the fourteenth day after the date of this notice. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

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