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Christmas Lights Switch On!

Posted Saturday October 11th, 2014, 5:35 pm

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Don't forget the fantastic Christmas Lighting Up event in the town on Friday 21st November. The lights will be switched on at 6.15 p.m. with the fun starting at 4 p.m. Join the thousands of people and enjoy community stalls, fun fair, food and drinks and the showcase of local talent on the stage. Our special guest this year is Mickey Mouse!

The application date for stalls and performers at the event has now passed.

Keep your eye on this page which will be regularly updated.


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New Format to Remembrance Sunday – 9 November 2014

Posted Thursday October 9th, 2014, 6:53 pm

This year marks 100 years since the start of WW1 and our Remembrance service and parade will be following a new format.

On Sunday 9 November, proceedings will commence at the War Memorial in the Castle Grounds where people are asked to be present by 10.30am. A short service will take place which will include laying of the wreaths, laying of crosses with names of those who died in 1914 and a two minutes silence at 11am. Following this, the parade will form and depart from the Castle Grounds at 11.15am, march along the High Street past the Dias where the RAF Commander will take the salute, up Church Street to arrive at St. Leonard’s Church at approximately 11.30am, where seating will be reserved.


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Part-night Lighting

Posted Thursday October 9th, 2014, 10:05 am

Shropshire Council's conversion to part-night lighting in Bridgnorth will not now be completed until mid-November.

So far, some 200 of the 700 lights to be converted have had the necessary works completed, but unfortunately the Contractor is having to wait for an Order for additional photo-cells to be completed before continuing.

For more information, please visit http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/transport-and-streets/ 

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Gold Award in Heart of England In Bloom 2014

Posted Thursday September 11th, 2014, 4:02 pm

Bridgnorth is delighted to have received a gold award this year in the 2014 Heart of England Town Section category.

This is representative of the hard work of the Town Council and Shropshire Council staff and officers and the many community organisations, groups, local residents and individuals who have played such an active part in making the town look as good as it does, helped at the events and with the enhacement of the general ambience of the town.

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Election for East Ward and Castle Ward seats on Bridgnorth Town Council.

Posted Thursday September 4th, 2014, 11:33 pm

The two vacancies on the Town Council have been filled.


East Ward

Ron Whittle - elected unopposed


Castle Ward

Election held on Thursday 4th September 2014


Geoff Davies 281 votes.  Elected

David Ball 204 votes

7 spoilt ballot papers

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Property and Grounds Administrator Position

Posted Thursday August 28th, 2014, 3:43 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council

Property & Grounds Administrator

37 hours per week


Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced Administrator and Committee Clerk to work in a busy and varied office. Some out of hours working will also be required.

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]

Closing date 17/09/2014

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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 [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


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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