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Posted Monday July 28th, 2014, 6:08 pm
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".
Posted Monday July 28th, 2014, 11:29 am
Posted Friday July 4th, 2014, 12:12 pm
The judges are due in the next few weeks! Excitement is building and although the entry is a year round community involved opportunity the town is getting ready with enthusiasm.
From left to right
Row 1 Guides Trefoil Crocuses in Castle Grounds
Sainsbury Securitas in helping Castle Grounds
Row 2 Bridgnorth WI planting the Community Vegetable Garden
Bridgnorth Guides in Lavington Gardens
Roger Bache and Roger Tait, Heart of England Judges are due in Bridgnorth on the morning of Tuesday 22nd July. Roger Bache, a regular judge to Bridgnorth is always looking for new projects, improvements and community involvement!
On Saturday 19th July there is a community involvement day around the town. We are asking that local residents, volunteers and community groups work with us for the day in our parks and open spaces from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A few hours would be very welcome to help us improve areas for the local community and visitors alike and continue our community entry. Contact Ashley or Barry at the Town Council on 01746 762231 if you could spare a few hours.
Starting in the cemetery the judges will be shown a short presentation about the community events and projects we are unable to show them on the day before being whisked off to the Veolia Recycling Plant and the caravan park. They will continue up into High Town across the bridge, Quayside and Lavington Gardens and up in the Castle Hill Railway before being taken to the new Community Garden at the Innage Lane Youth Centre. The judges will then have the opportunity to walk down the High Street to the jewel in the crown of Castle Grounds where the Bridgnorth Sinfonia will welcome the judges.
The Britain in Bloom judges have now been announced. Jeff Bates and Ian Beaney will be in town on the afternoon of Friday 1st August. These national judges are flying and training it all over the British Isles including the Isles of Scilly marking the entries.
Town Clerk, Anne Wilson who with the community is working on the entry said " We are really looking forward to meeting Jeff and Iain when they visit our town at the beginning of August - it's always a great honour to show these judges around our beautiful town and useful when they give us advice on how we could improve our open spaces further. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the local community, our volunteers, sponsors and the local authorities for their commitment to this event".
Posted Monday June 30th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Following the resignation of Mrs Angela Rogers there is a vacancy on the Town Council. Details of the vacancy are on the attached Casual Vacancy notice. If you would like to learn about the roles and responsibilities of a Town Councillor please contact the Town Clerk on 01746 762231 for more information.
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.