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Mayor’s 2018/2019 Junior Sports Club Fund

Posted Wednesday August 8th, 2018, 4:27 pm

For the current Mayor’s year rather than the more usual charity events, Ron and Carol Whittle have decided to raise funds for three Junior Sports Clubs. The intention is to help develop innovative ways of encouraging more Bridgnorth children to be involved in sport.  This is in recognition that in addition to health benefits sports can be a route to lifetime friendships and better social interaction.

The three clubs will benefit from any funds raised between now and next April. All Bridgnorth junior sports clubs, including senior clubs that have a significant junior section will be invited to “bid” for the funds available and in the Spring of next year Ron and his wife Carol will short list six clubs. Council will then be invited to decide the result, with the third place receiving 20% of the fund, second place 30% and first place getting 50%. The form of bids are up to the clubs but will need to show why clubs thinks they should be awarded funds including, for example, any particular projects they want to run or special events etc. How more children will be encouraged into sport will be key.

Bids MUST be in by end of February 2019 for judging to take place in March/April. They should be sent to Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth WV16 4EJ. If you have any queries please contact Ron Whittle on 07801 615880 or [email protected]

It was intended to launch the fund at an event on 31st August, but unfortunately due to a clash of dates this has been cancelled.  However look out for other fundraising events we will be running between now and April, including quiz night, curry night, Civic Ball, fashion show etc.

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Vacancy – Direct Labour Force Supervisor

Posted Tuesday August 7th, 2018, 10:57 am

Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced Supervisor to oversee the Direct Labour Force for 37 hours per week.

Job Description - DLF Supervisor

Job Specification - DLF Supervisor

Application Form - DLF Supervisor

Hard copies of the above documents are available from:
Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, 4 St. Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ
Telephone: 01746 762231
Email: [email protected]

Closing date for completed applications is noon on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

Interviews to be held on Friday 24th August 2018

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Organisations and groups invited to an event to find out more about supporting people’s health and wellbeing in Bridgnorth

Posted Tuesday July 31st, 2018, 4:02 pm

Organisations and groups who provide services or activities in Bridgnorth that benefit peoples’ health and wellbeing, are invited to come to an event in the town on Wednesday 22nd August.

The Social Prescribing information and sharing workshop will be hosted at Castle Hall on West Castle Street, Bridgnorth from 12.45 pm to 3 pm.

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about Shropshire’s Social Prescribing programme, how it’s going to be rolled out in Bridgnorth and how they can get involved.

Shropshire’s Social Prescribing Programme

Shropshire’s Social Prescribing Programme is being led by Shropshire Council, the councils Help2Change service and Shropshire CCG. The programme involves working with a range of organisations such as GP’s and community and voluntary organisations to provide non-medical support for people to help them take greater control over their own health.

The overall aim is to prevent worsening health for people with long-term health conditions, reduce the number and intensity of costly interventions in urgent or specialist care, and offer an alternative to those people with non-medical conditions presenting at GP practices.

Who should attend the workshops?

  • Anyone who is looking for non-medical/clinical support for the people they are working with. Voluntary and community groups
  • Charities and social enterprises
  • Commissioned services that provide activity for people in Bridgnorth that supports people to stay healthy and independent.
  • People delivering community based services, e.g. libraries, creative groups and community centres.
  • Practitioners and staff working in primary and secondary care – general practice teams, community health teams and pharmacies.
  • People working in social care, mental health care, public health and health commissioning.

Councillor Lee Chapman, Cabinet member for adult services, health and housing said;

“Our Social Prescribing workshops offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of the positive benefits social prescribing can bring to local communities. I hope the event also encourages those who attend to see how they could get involved and contribute to our programme.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at our event on the 22 August to explore how we can work together to develop and deliver Bridgnorth’s Social Prescribing programme.

Dr Stuart Wright of Bridgnorth Medical Practise added:  This is a great opportunity to work in partnership with other agencies for the benefit of our patients. We are pleased to be working with Shropshire Council to bring Social Prescribing to Bridgnorth, and hope that this is just the beginning of a much closer collaborative working relationship.

It is estimated that around 20% of patients consult their GP for what is primarily a social problem rather than a clinical problem.

Shropshire’s Social Prescribing programme will enable doctors to refer those patients to a Social Prescribing Advisor who will work with the individual to access services and support in their own communities. This could be anything from taking part in group learning sessions, sports, arts activities, volunteering, gardening, befriending services to healthy eating advice.

To register for the event please contact Tracy Johnson at [email protected] or call 01743 254683 before the 15th August

Further information

Shropshire’s Healthy Lives Programme

Social Prescribing forms part of Shropshire’s Healthy Lives programme, which supports individuals, families and communities to take more control over their health and reduce their risk of chronic disease. The scheme also links to the Resilient Communities work being undertaken by Shropshire Council with the support of NHS colleagues and voluntary sector organisations who are working together to design targeted interventions and activity in localities. The aim of this work is to connect up people and activities in our neighbourhoods so that they all know more about what is going on, and have the choice and opportunity to get involved in the things they are interested in, and which can make people happier and healthier.

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Public toilets to go cashless

Posted Friday July 27th, 2018, 2:21 pm

The public toilets in Bridgnorth will become cashless within the next few weeks.

Bridgnorth Town Council have made this decision to try to prevent further damage to the toilets and theft of cash which has become almost a weekly occurrence.  The changeover to cashless will inevitably see an end to this sort of criminal activity and thereby save a considerable amount of taxpayers money.

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Big Lottery Fund – Building Connections Fund

Posted Monday July 23rd, 2018, 4:44 pm

The Big Lottery Fund have launched a new Building Connections Fund aims to support projects that prevent or reduce loneliness by increasing social connections.

Further information can be found on their website https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/building-connections-fund 

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Catch Me Who Can Art Trail Launch – 28th July

Posted Friday July 20th, 2018, 8:53 am

Catch Me Who Can - Bridgnorth Art Trail launches on Saturday 28th July at 11am outside Card Stores in the High Street. Be the first to find all the trains along the trail!
Further information can be found on https://www.facebook.com/events/1752521894863592/

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Finance Statements

Posted Friday July 20th, 2018, 8:39 am

Please see below Internal Audit Report 2017-2018, Annual Governance Statement 2017-2018 and Accounting Statements 2017-2018.

Internal Audit Report - 2017-2018

Annual Governance Statement 2017-2018

Accounting Statements 2017-2018

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Community Pride Awards 2018

Posted Tuesday July 17th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Judging of this year's Community Pride Awards will be taking place on Wednesday 18th July around the town.

An awards night will be taking place on Thursday 6th September in the Town Hall for all those who entered.

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NHS 111 number switch information and resources

Posted Tuesday June 26th, 2018, 9:36 am

From Tuesday, 17 July, 2018, patients across Shropshire who need urgent out-of-hours medical help or advice will need to call 111.

The NHS 111 service will replace the current out-of-hours telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in line with national policy to provide a consistent, integrated approach to urgent care; but any patients that need to see a clinician out-of-hours will still be seen by a local GP or other appropriate clinician.

In order to help us inform patients of the change we would like to ask for your support in displaying and sharing the following resources:

Patients in Wales should continue to use the Shropdoc number until NHS 111 is launched in Powys by the end of the year.

For any queries please contact the Shropshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team by email [email protected] or call 01743 277515

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Final Internal Audit for 2017-18

Posted Monday June 25th, 2018, 11:06 am

The Internal Audit for Bridgnorth Town Council has been concluded for 2017-18 and a copy can be found below.

Final Internal Audit Report 2017-2018

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