News - Archive
Posted Monday June 30th, 2014, 10:04 am
The annual Teddy Bears Picnic will be taking place in Castle Grounds on Wednesday 30th July from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bring your teddy dressed for the Town Mayor to judge! Don't forget your picnic and enjoy Pinxton Puppet Shows, bouncy castles, face painting, ice cream and fair ground rides. Adults £1 and Children 50p over 2 years old.
Posted Monday June 23rd, 2014, 4:48 pm
Following the resignation of Mrs Jackie Bradshaw on Bridgnorth Town Council there is a vacancy for a Town Councillor. Details of how to stand for the Town Council are on the vacancy notice. Please ring Anne Wilson, Town Clerk on 01746 762231 for more information and to learn about and understand the role and responsibilities of a Town Councillor.
Posted Monday June 16th, 2014, 5:38 pm
Bridgnorth is honoured to have been nominated to represent the Heart of England Town Section in the 2014 Britain in Bloom finals for which we are being judged on Friday 1st August. We have entered the Heart of England In Bloom - town section competition and will be judged for that class on Tuesday 22nd July.
People have the perception that In Bloom is all about flowers, and whilst Bridgnorth is very proud of the magnificent display of flowers annually the competition is far more than that. The whole essence of the competition is about community - involvement, enhancement, sustainability, recycling and environment but this is across the whole community.
The Council has continued to make improvements to Castle Grounds - a new woodland walk, Navy and RAF beds (Army planned for 2015), opening up of the Castle Walk end of the grounds (with help from Sainsburys), larger vegetable gardens (with help from Bridgnorth WI), benches dipped and re-stained and poppy planting.
Lavington Gardens is being planted out by the guides.
The Cemetery will shortly see the opening of the Memorial Garden and also has a new water feature and poppies planted.
Bandon Island Roundabout - plans to replant.
Quayside - upgrade and refurbishment planned.
Community Events - A whole host of events throughout the year take place in the town. www.bridgnorthtownevents.org
Town Hall - quotes accepted to repair the Bell Tower but scaffolding will be erected shortly for refurbishment of the windows and for painting of the building.
CCTV - A full report on the current CCTV system has been commissioned and upgrades will be taken. A grant from the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner towards this work has been secured.
Some of those working with us are Bridgnorth Town Council, Shropshire Council, Shropshire Youth Service ,Bridgnorth Community Events Working Party, Oldbury Wells School students, Stoke Heath Prison, The Bridge, New Barnes Nurseries and local schools, groups and organisations.
If you would like to volunteer to work in the town please contact the Town Council on 01746 762231.
Posted Monday June 16th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Over 200 people joined the Bridgnorth Sinfonia, Bridgnorth Male Voice Choir and Bridgnorth Yukelele Band in St. Mary's Church. The rain in the late afternoon left us inside St. Mary's Church for a great evening of music, singing, dancing, picnicing and flag waving! Four encores of Land of Hope and Glory completed what is now this annual event in the Bridgnorth calendar. The MC for the evening was Councillor Christian Lea, Chairman of the Community Events Working Party who was joined by the Town Mayor, Councillor Edward Marshall to open the event.
Posted Friday June 6th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Please click the link below to find out more information regarding the notice of appointment of date for the exercise of electors' rights.
Posted Friday May 30th, 2014, 2:58 pm
Following consultation last year the new Bridgnorth Skateboard Park due to be built on Crown Meadow is moving ahead. Bridgnorth Town Council and Shropshire Council have appointed Red Kite to work with them on putting together the tender brief and inviting tenders. The tenders will be received and opened mid June.
Consultation on the tenders will be taking place at the Town Carnival on Saturday 28th June, on the Friday Market under the Town Hall on Friday 27th June between 12 noon and 2 p.m., an open event at the Youth centre on Innage Lane for residents on Thursday 26th June from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., at the Town Carnival on Saturday 28th June between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and various young peoples' consultation events will also take place. The tenders will also be available on line. All the events will be on social media and websites as well as advertised in the local press.
Posted Friday May 30th, 2014, 2:41 pm
Following the publication of the Town Plan a new Charitable Interest Organisation has been set up to take the results of the questionnaires and the plan forward. Whist an ever evolving and moveable plan the organisation are very keen to invite anyone who has an interest in Bridgnorth or a skill that could be brought to the table to contact them. Vision Brigdnorth is the new name for this group and we hope this reflects the desire to have a vision for the future of our beautiful town. The results of the Town Plan can be seen on the Town Plan website and this will give you an idea of the areas that they are looking work with. Contact Bridgnorth Town Council for more information.
Look for the Vision Bridgnorth page on Facebook.
Posted Friday May 30th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Following the success of last years Town Carnival, revived after more than 20 years, Saturday 28th June sees this years event.
The procession starts at the Cattle Market at the top of the Wenlock Road, go down towards Whitburn Street, the High Street, down New Road, along Underhill Street and finishing in Severn Park.
The Town Mayor will officially open the carnival at 1 p.m. after which there will be an afternoon of fun and interactive activities on the park. Watch and join in the arena events including dancing, dog and ducks, birds of prey demonstration and a tug of war. Community groups and organisations are having stalls and activities for all the family and commercial stalls join them. There is plenty of food, drinks and ice cream available. The evening welcomes local groups and singers onto the stage to entertain you with the evening being rounded off around 10 p.m.
There are still a few spaces left for a stall or a float so please contact Roslyn.Williams@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk or look at bridgnorthtownevents.org for application forms and more information.
Posted Friday May 30th, 2014, 2:21 pm
Come and join Bridgnorth Sinfonia, Bridgnorth Yukulele Band and the Bridgnorth Male Voice Choir for an evening of songs and music on Saturday 14th June from 7 p.m. - 10.30 p.m! Castle Grounds, West Castle Street (St. Mary's Church if wet) will play host to this wonderful event. Join in the fun, dance in the park (or in the aisles) and sing your heart out to various songs including Rule Britiannia and the Sea Shanties. Bring a picnic - ice creams, coffees and licensed bar available. Adults £6 on the gate, £5 in advance with under 16's free. A donation from this event will be made to the Town Mayor's Charities; Alzheimers Society and Grants for Bridgnorth Youth. Tickets available from Bridgnorth Town Council on 01746 762231.
Posted Tuesday May 20th, 2014, 3:35 pm
Olivier Simonin returns to Bridgnorth with his Continental Market in the High Street on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th from 9.00am until 5.00pm. The market is joined on Monday by the Bridgnorth Walk where the senior walk will start at 10.00am. Also in town on Monday are Bridgnorth Bouncy Castles, pig roast and refreshments.
Whitburn Street and High Street will be closed to vehicular traffic on both Sunday and Monday from 6.30am until 6.00pm, Members of the public are asked not to leave their vehicles in the High Street during this period.