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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.

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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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Bridgnorth in Bloom

Posted Friday June 26th, 2015, 4:42 pm

Heart of England in Bloom

Bridgnorth has again entered the Heart of England in Bloom Awards. This is not just about flowers but community involvement, sustainability, making a difference, recycling and the environment. The two Councils, local schools, Bridgnorth WI and volunteers are already working together to make a difference. Why not join them? If you have few spare hours we would be pleased to hear from you – ring Barry at the Town

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Vacancy for a Councillor – Castle Ward

Posted Monday June 22nd, 2015, 12:53 pm

Vacancy for a Councillor - Castle Ward 2015

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Audit Notice – Electors Rights 2015

Posted Wednesday June 17th, 2015, 11:42 am

Audit Notice-Elector's Rights 2015

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Vacancy For A Councillor – West Ward

Posted Thursday June 4th, 2015, 12:48 pm

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

 

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the West Ward of the Town of Bridgnorth following the death on Thursday 14th  May 2015 of Councillor Norman Cottrell.

 

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 on 24th June 2015.

 

 

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 4th June 2015

 

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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Bridgnorth Skatepark Jam

Posted Thursday June 4th, 2015, 12:34 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council in partnership with Shropshire Council present Bridgnorth Skatepark Jam – the official opening of the Skatepark on Crown Meadow on Saturday 20th June from 11am.

There will be competitions throughout the afternoon from 2pm so grab your skateboard, scooter or skates and join the fun!

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Posted Friday May 15th, 2015, 12:57 pm

BRIDGNORTH TOWN COUNCIL

 

NOTICE UNDER LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972 (Section 87(2))

 

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

 

that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Castle Ward of the Town of Bridgnorth following the resignation on Wednesday 13th May 2015 of Mr Max Mackenzie.

 

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 on Friday 5th June 2015.

 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 15th May 2015.

 

 

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                Clerk to the Council

                                                                                                                                   

 

* 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 …”.  It is helpful if the ten signatures are accompanied by printed names and addresses or something similar to the example in Appendix 4.

 

** 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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