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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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Free Diabetes Awareness Programme – 12th & 19th May

Posted Tuesday April 26th, 2016, 4:02 pm

Shropshire RCC have organised a Diabetes Awareness Programme on 12th & 19th May in the Baptist Church.

Bridgnorth Diabetes Poster- 12 May 16

Further information can be found in this leaflet

Bridgnorth Patient Leaflet - 12 May 16

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Bridgnorth Fairtrade Open Meeting – 4 May 2016

Posted Tuesday April 26th, 2016, 3:48 pm

Bridgnorth Fairtrade Group are hosting an open meeting to consider Bridgnorth's future as a Fairtrade town. All welcome!


Fairtrade Mk2 FT Poster (2)-page-001

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Annual Town Meeting – 20th April 2016

Posted Thursday April 14th, 2016, 2:25 pm

Bridgnorth's Annual Town Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 20th April at 7pm in the Low Town Community Hall.

This is a meeting of the Town and is an opportunity for residents to meet with the Divisional Surveyor’s Department, Police, Shropshire Councillors and Bridgnorth Town Councillors to ask any questions they may have.

Also present at the meeting are two guest speakers; Logan Pope, a Young Carer and Fundraiser and Clive Leworthy from Shropshire Rural Community Council.

AGENDA-Annual Town Meeting 2016

The minutes from last year's meeting can be found below:

MINUTES- Annual Town Meeting 2015

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Mayor’s Charity Fashion Show – 29th April

Posted Friday April 8th, 2016, 12:50 pm

The Mayor invites you to join him at a Charity Fashion Show being held in M&Co in Bridgnorth High Street on Friday 29th April. Monies raised will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres, Telford Samaritans and Local Causes.

Charity Fashion Show Poster

Tickets are £5.00 and are available from M&Co.

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Caretaker/Maintenance Assistant

Posted Friday March 18th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council

Caretaker/Maintenance Assistant


Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced Caretaker/Maintenance Assistant to work full time hours

(Monday – Sunday)

Some evening work will be required along with locking park gates


Application forms and further details are available from:

Bridgnorth Town Council, College House,

4 St. Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ

Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]


CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date: Friday 8 April 2016


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Job Vacancy – Town Hall Curator & Tea Room Assistant

Posted Tuesday February 16th, 2016, 10:51 am

Bridgnorth Town Council has the following vacancies:

Tea Room Assistant
(2 positions)
Our prestigious Town Hall requires a Curator to work five days per week
(approx. 25 hours) from Easter to 30th September each year including weekends and Bank Holidays.

We also require a Tea Room Assistant to work weekends (approx. 11 hours)

Some out of hours working and holiday cover will be required for both positions.

Application forms and further details are available from:
Bridgnorth Town Council, College House,
4 St. Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ
Telephone: 01746 762231
Email: [email protected]gov.uk

CV’s will not be accepted
Closing date: Friday 4 March 2016

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Setting up a Good Neighbour Scheme

Posted Thursday February 11th, 2016, 12:37 pm

The Diocese of Hereford and Shropshire RCC have organised an event about setting up local Good Neighbour schemes.

It is being held at Bridgnorth Baptist church and is open to anyone interested in learning more about this and how it benefits a community.

Good Neighbour Scheme

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