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BRIDGNORTH SHOP GRANT SCHEME

Posted Wednesday August 20th, 2014, 12:13 pm

The Shop Grant Scheme has been established to directly assist business in Bridgnorth to improve the frontage of their properties and provide equipment and fixture and fittings

Whether you are looking to:

  • Install a new shop front
  • The Enhancement of an existing shop front within a conservation area(This is in relation to buildings that require Planning Permission or Listed Building Consent - capital expenditure can be used for refurbishment works that enhance and extend the useful life. Appropriate consent will be required).
  • Improve access
  • Install new signage
  • Install lighting
  • Put in security measures
  • Purchase new electrical appliance and equipment
  • New fixtures and fittings

 

The Scheme

Grants can contribute up to 50% of a total eligible project cost up to a maximum grant of £5,000.  Businesses (which includes independent retail, cafes and takeaways, and other independent business based in shop front ground floor premises) situated in the Bridgnorth Parish are eligible to apply.  These awards are required to be match funded by applicant.

To find out more about the scheme please come along to one of our drop in sessions at Bridgnorth Town Council, Annex, College House, Bridgnorth on the following dates:-

 Tuesday 9th September at any time from 3pm – 7pm

Thursday 2nd October at any time from 3pm – 7pm

 For further information please contact Anne Wilson at Bridgnorth Town Council on 01746 762231 or anne.wi[email protected] or Tracy Johnson at Shropshire Council on 07582004016 or [email protected]

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Bridgnorth Up Steps Walk

Posted Tuesday August 19th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Up Steps Walk

On  Sunday  5th October the Rotary Club of Bridgnorth will hold its second Sponsored Walk on the steps and streets of Bridgnorth.

 

The walk will start at 2pm at the Town Hall and progress  to Low Town then returning to High Town  then going back to Low Town and so on,  using ten different sets of steps.

 

This year the main beneficiaries will be  Cameron's Fund- Asthma UK (70%) and the residue to Rotary Charity account for other charitable good causes.

 

Cameron's Fund was set up locally following the sad loss of Cameron Brown due to asthma. His parents Ashley and Gemma have since tirelessly worked to support Asthma UK in their effort to minimise effects of this condition for the future. This year we want to support their efforts with this event.

 

The walk route is very varied, there are constantly changing views as the walker moves through the historic parts of Bridgnorth - of course there are over 800 steps to climb up  on the way, which provides the walkers challenge for this sponsored event.

 

If you wish to walk  please either contact  by email   [email protected]

or ring 01746 766245.

 

We will register your entry, send you sponsor forms and walker numbers.

  

Elwyn Jones

Secretary

Rotary Club of Bridgnorth

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Erection of Scaffolding at the Town Hall

Posted Wednesday August 13th, 2014, 2:55 pm

We wish to inform you that work is due to be carried out on the Town Hall, High Street, Bridgnorth.

Scaffolding is to be erected to enable this work to be carried out. The proposed date for erection of the scaffolding is the 19th or 20th August 2014 and it is proposed that it will stay on site for up to three months but could be up to six months..

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council offices on 01746 762231

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Bridgnorth Town Council Elections – East Ward and Castle Ward

Posted Friday August 8th, 2014, 10:22 am

Please find below the Statement as to Persons Nominated and the Uncontested Election Result for Bridgnorth East Ward.

Bridgnorth East - Statement as to Persons Nominated
Bridgnorth East - Uncontested Election Result

Please find below the Statement as to Persons Nominated for Bridgnorth Castle Ward.

Bridgnorth Castle - Statement as to Persons Nominated

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Outdoors Apprenticeship Vacancy

Posted Thursday August 7th, 2014, 12:51 pm

An apprenticeship vacancy has arisen within Bridgnorth Town Council's Direct Labour Force in partnership with Telford College of Arts and Technology for a new outdoors person. To apply for this vacancy and for more information please click on the Apprenticeship Vacancy section of the Telford College website or follow the link below.

http://www.tcat.ac.uk/apprenticeships/current-apprenticeships/

20th August 2014- Applications for this role have now closed.

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Play Day 2014!

Posted Thursday August 7th, 2014, 9:50 am

Bridgnorth Play Day 2014 is taking place tomorrow; Friday 8th August, at 11.00am- 3.00pm on Crown Meadow playing field in Bridgnorth – All are welcome!

What's on during the day?

  • Big Game area including Connect 4
  • Soft Play area
  • Sand pit and mud pit
  • Tarpaulin Slide
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Scrappies will be there to provide some arts activities
  • Natural Den building
  • Sure start Under 5’s activities
  • Bridgnorth Youth Club - face painting and glitter tattoos
  • PLUS MUCH MORE!

For further information please follow the link to the website below

http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/leisure/out-2-play-project/playday-week-2014/

Hope to see you there!

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Community Pride Awards 2014 – Bridgnorth In Bloom

Posted Tuesday August 5th, 2014, 11:17 am

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

The Competition contributes to Bridgnorth’s entry in Britain In Bloom and has contributed greatly to the success of Bridgnorth’s entry.

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.

Prizes will be presented at the Presentation Day on Thursday 4 September 2014.

For those who are interested in entering, please fill out the below entry form and return this to the Town Council offices. Closing date for all entries is Thursday 21 August 2014. Good luck!

Bridgnorth In Bloom Entry Form

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Christmas Lights Tenders 2014

Posted Sunday August 3rd, 2014, 1:41 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council are inviting:

  • Erection of Christmas Lights 2014

Expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the testing of the  lights and the eye bolts and the erection, dismantling and maintenance of the Town’s Christmas Lighting including cross road features for a one or three year contract.

And the extension to existing Christmas Lights scheme

Expressions of interest are invited from contractors in tendering for the erection of a new lighting scheme in Underhill Street and Hospital Street and an extension in St. Mary’s Street and New Road in conjunction with the above.

  •  Purchase or lease of additional lighting features for lamp posts

 To provide ideas and costings to lease or purchase lighting features for the lamp posts in Underhill Street and Hospital Street.

Specifications for all of the above will be available for distribution by post or e mail on Monday 4th August 2014 with the closing date for tenders 1st post Friday 29th August 2014. 

(No e mail applications accepted)

If you are interested please submit your details to:

The Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St Leonard’s Close,

Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4EJ

Telephone 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

 

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Lights Out!

Posted Thursday July 31st, 2014, 11:54 am

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The Royal British Legion are promoting "Lights Out". The UK-wide event is an invitation to everyone to turn off their lights from 10 pm until 11 p.m. on 4th August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment.

Lights Out will be one of the largest mass participation events of its kind ever seen in the UK, and will complement the candle lit service held at Westminster Abbey on 4th August.

At 11 p.m. on 4th August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. As the time approached, the then British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, remarked: "The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime".

Lights Out is a headline project of the cultural programme 14-18 NOW and was initiated by the department for Culture, Media and Sport. The Royal British Legion is supporting the event as the nation's custodian of Remembrance.

 

 

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Britain in Bloom judging!

Posted Monday July 28th, 2014, 6:08 pm

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Pictures by Simon Devey, photographer.

 

Bridgnorth is looking forward to welcoming Britain in Bloom National Judges Jeff Bates and Ian Beaney to assess the efforts of the Town in their Britain in Bloom bid on the afternoon of Friday 1st August 2014.

Councillor David Cooper, Deputy Town Mayor will join the judges on their tour and said " We are really looking forward to welcoming the national judges when they visit our town on Friday. Their knowledge and interest in our town and how we can make it even more attractive is always useful. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Town Council, Shropshire Council, the local community and volunteers who help keep this town tidy and beautiful".

 

 

 

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