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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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Bridgnorth Youth Partnership

Posted Friday February 6th, 2015, 9:05 am

Bridgnorth doesn’t currently have a youth partnership, and seeing how well the established ones in Craven Arms, Broseley, Ludlow and Cleobury run, it seems as though the young people of Bridgnorth would benefit if we had one too.

The aim would be, to be a constituted partnership of agencies and groups that deliver activities for young people in the Bridgnorth area, who are interested in the needs of the young people,  to work together to improve the opportunities for them in and around Bridgnorth – this could be through sharing ideas and experiences, bidding for funding or holding events for young people.

As you may be aware, a new charity is being set up in Bridgnorth called Vision Bridgnorth: www.visionbridgnorth.org. The main aims of this group are to act as an independent voice for the community and to develop projects and initiatives for community benefit. One of its key objectives is around improving things for young people. As such, our thinking is to integrate the Youth Partnership under this organisation which will give the youth partnership an even stronger voice and greater influence.

Bridgnorth Town Council  has offered the Annex room, next to their offices, 6.30pm on Wednesday 11th February for the first meeting.

It will be an informal meeting talking about how other youth partnerships work, what they have achieved and how they are funded and then an opportunity to see how this will work best for Bridgnorth and decide what we, as a group then want the partnership to concentrate on. 

If you know anyone else who would like to join the partnership, please bring them along on the night

If you have any questions or are unable to attend but would like to be part of this in the future please contact Vicky Turner, Community Enablement Officer at Shropshire Council on [email protected]

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Local Government Transparency Code

Posted Thursday January 29th, 2015, 11:01 am

The local government transparency code is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. It will make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.

Bridgnorth Town Council's Transparency Code can be viewed below:

Bridgnorth Town Council Transparency Code

This document was adopted at the Town Council meeting held on 20th January 2015

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Hanging Basket Tenders 2015

Posted Thursday January 15th, 2015, 4:45 pm

Hanging Baskets & Mangers

Bridgnorth Town Council are inviting expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the provision of hanging baskets, planters, bedding plants and perennials for the summer of 2015.

Options for a one or three year contract may be available.

A specification is currently being produced and will be available for distribution on Wednesday 21 January 2015.

If you are interested please submit your details to:

Bridgnorth Town Council
College House, St. Leonard’s Close
WV16 4EJ

Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

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Severn Park Concession Tenders 2015/2016

Posted Monday January 5th, 2015, 11:37 am



Bridgnorth Town Council


The Town Council invites tenders for concessions such as ice-cream, light refreshments and children’s entertainment at Severn Park, Bridgnorth, commencing 1 April 2015

A specification has been produced and is now available for distribution

If you are interested please submit your details to:

Bridgnorth Town Council

College House, 4 St. Leonard’s Close


WV16 4EJ

Completed tender forms must be marked

‘Private & Confidential – Concessions’ and be received by post

at College House, Bridgnorth

by noon on Friday 6 February 2015

If you require any further information, please telephone 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

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New Memorial Garden in Bridgnorth Cemetery.

Posted Saturday January 3rd, 2015, 7:49 pm

The new Memorial Garden in the Bridgnorth Cemetery was dedicated in a ceremony at the end of November 2014. The Town Council is welcoming the scattering of ashes and the engraving of names on a memorial plaque from 2015; these must be carried out in the presence of an Undertaker. Further information is available from Lynn Gardner, Cemetery Administrator on 01746 762231.

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Volunteer with the Town Council and for the benefit of the community!

Posted Saturday January 3rd, 2015, 7:41 pm

Do you have few hours to spare each week or month? Do you want to become part of the Bridgnorth community working  together?

Why not be part of and work with the outdoors and maintenance team in the Cemetery, Severn Park, Castle Grounds, outdoor sapces or in the town buildings?

Plans are underway to consider our community entry to the Heart of England in Bloom in 2015. Whilst much of the work is the day to day work of Town Council employees and other areas of the community a few more hands are always welcome! VIf you would like to volunteer some time to help in one of our parks, to tend the vegetable patch or to paint fences or railings, or can offer your carpentry craftsmen skills to the town, please get in touch with Barry Ince, Outdoors and Properties Manager on 01746 762231. Health and Safety training will be given to volunteers as will training on the use of small tools but volunteers would need to provide safety boots and suitable clothing. (Please note where specialist training or qualifications are needed volunteers will not be able to carry out an area of work).

Following the success of last year's busy schedule of events a whole host are planned for 2015. If you would like to join the Community Events Working Party and become part of the future of the community events programme in Bridgnorth please call Ashley on 01746 762231.

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Christmas Closure 2014

Posted Wednesday December 24th, 2014, 8:51 am

The Town Council closes at 12 noon today (24th December) and reopens at 9am on the 2nd January. However the open spaces and play areas will be checked on the 29th, 30th and 31st December. The undertakers will be rung by the Town Clerk on the same days for January interments, the Town Clerk will be on call for the Police and Shropshire Council and there will be an out of hours number for the Town Clerk FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY on the Town Council number. Castle Grounds will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. May we take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2015.

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