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Councillor Norman Cottrell

Posted Friday May 15th, 2015, 12:55 pm

It is with sadness that the Town Council announces the death of Norman Cottrell. Norman had been a Town Councillor for many years and also had a period as a Bridgnorth District Councillor.

Norman was born and brought up in the town, being born in the house at the top of the Castle Hill Railway. Norman owned an electrical business in Low Town for many years.  He always had the town at heart and wanted to do the best for residents and businesses of Bridgnorth. He had a particular interest in Christmas lights and CCTV and had made significant contributions to both items in the town.

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Sue Coyne MBE Citizenship Award

Posted Monday April 27th, 2015, 4:34 pm

This Award is open to all Primary Schools within the Bridgnorth area and a nomination form can be found on the following website


The nomination can either be submitted when complete to The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership c/o Mrs Jayne Seal, St Mary’s Bluecoat CE Primary School, Lodge Lane, Bridgnorth, WV15 5EQ or alternatively email to SueCoyne [email protected].  The closing date for nominations is Friday, 24th April, 2015.

Sue Coyne was loved by all who knew her so it came as a huge shock when she died in 2011 aged 60. Working as a dinner lady and care taker at St Mary's Bluecoat School in Bridgnorth and also with the Town Council, Sue went on to hold down numerous volunteer jobs at the same time, finding her calling of working with children. Such was her impact on the surrounding area, The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership has launched the Sue Coyne MBE Citizenship Award in her honour, sponsored through the Midcounties Co-operative, Lodge Lane and supported via St Mary’s Bluecoat School.

The group is looking for parents/carers, grandparents and also family members to nominate a pupil. The child may have helped someone with a disability, taken on a caring role or simply helped someone less fortunate than themselves.

David Yates, local Store Manager at The Midcounties Co-operative said: "We are proud to be sponsoring this Award  The Award will encourage people to play a bigger part in their community alongside us and give recognition to those who really champion the area."

Shropshire Councillor Christian Lea, Chairman of The Grove and Lodge Farm Partnership said “the idea of creating a Sue Coyne Memorial Citizenship Award for young people was first mentioned by Members of the Group. This Award will be a fitting tribute to the tremendous work which Sue did for so many years with young people and the disabled in the town," he said.

A letter will be sent out to all parents who have nominated a pupil. The finalists will be whittled down by a separate panel to three nominations, with a shield, badge and prize awarded to the winners. A presentation will be made at St Mary’s Bluecoat CE School’s Fete on Saturday, 16th May.

Claire Gaskin, Executive Head Teacher of St Mary's Bluecoat Primary and Worfield Endowed Primary School federation, said: "So often our children are judged on academic attainment. League tables and government targets often dominate. Whilst these have their place, we must never allow them to detract from the other outstanding achievements of young people within our community. This special award will celebrate the young people who quietly go about making a positive difference to the lives of others in the Bridgnorth community."

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Annual Town Meeting – 22nd April 2015

Posted Thursday April 16th, 2015, 11:09 am

All Electors of Bridgnorth are invited to attend the Annual Town Meeting.

It will be held at:-


On WEDNESDAY 22 APRIL 2015 at 7pm

Under the Chairmanship of Councillor E Marshall (Town Mayor)

The following matters have so far been placed on the agenda:-

Guest Speaker – Tom Brettell – to discuss ‘Vision Bridgnorth’

This is your opportunity to question your local Bridgnorth Town Councillors, Shropshire Councillors, the Police and representatives from Shropshire Council’s Surveyor’s Dept             

The full agenda can be viewed below:

AGENDA-Annual Town Meeting 2015

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Bridgnorth Park and Ride

Posted Friday April 10th, 2015, 3:09 pm

A new Park and Ride service will be in operation from Saturday 11th April on a circular route from Tasley Auction Yard to the bus stop opposite Sainsbury’s.

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For the first few weeks, this will be a free service.

For more information, please visit www.bridgnorthcofc.co.uk

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Parliamentary Election for Ludlow Constituency

Posted Thursday April 2nd, 2015, 1:02 pm

Parliamentary Election for Ludlow Constituency

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Notice of Election – Morfe Ward

Posted Wednesday March 25th, 2015, 3:47 pm

The Notice of Election has now been received from Shropshire Council for Morfe Ward. Please note, only residents of Morfe Ward will be eligible to vote in this election.

Notice of Election - Morfe Ward 2015


Bridgnorth Town Council is unable to receive any applications and these should be sent directly to Shropshire Council.

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A charity evening with Waifs and Staves

Posted Monday March 16th, 2015, 4:50 pm

The Mayor of Bridgnorth would like to invite you to an evening of popular classical music featuring Waifs and Staves, a local instrumental ensemble. This charity concert is being held on Friday 27th March at 7.30pm in the Castle Hall, Bridgnorth with all proceeds going to the Mayor's charities; Alzheimer's Society and Grants for Bridgnorth Youth.

Tickets are available from the Town Council offices or on the door:
Adults: £6.00
Concessions for Students and Senior Citizens: £5.00
Under 12's: Free

Mayor’s Charity Concert - 27 March 2015

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Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

Posted Tuesday March 3rd, 2015, 10:05 am

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The Town Council is taking part in the annual occasion of ‘Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth'.

The ceremony is being held in Castle Grounds from 9.45am on Monday 9 March 2015. The proceedings will commence with a prayer before the Town Mayor reads messages from Her Majesty The Queen, His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General of the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth Affirmation before the flag is raised at 10.00am, by a young person who attends one of our local schools.


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Vacancy for a Councillor

Posted Friday February 20th, 2015, 9:53 am

Would you like to be involved in the future of Bridgnorth? A vacancy has arisen on the Town Council so here is your chance.

Notice of Vacancy 2015

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An Invitation from the Mayor

Posted Thursday February 19th, 2015, 4:48 pm

The Mayor, Councillor Edward Marshall is holding a Civic Dinner on Saturday 28 February 2015 at the Punchbowl Inn, Bridgnorth, 7pm for 7.30pm (Black Tie).

2015 Civic Dinner

Tickets are priced at £25.00 and are available from the Town Council offices. Tables are also available upon request.

For tickets, please call 01746 762231.

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