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Advertising on Town Council Property

Posted Monday November 25th, 2019, 11:50 am

Are you looking to promote an upcoming event, a new community group or raising awareness of a local cause?

You can now use Town Council property, such as the Town Hall or Severn Park. Fees and charges are below:

Town Hall                                                                                            

£40 booking fee (to put up and take down by Council staff)

Plus £5 per week rental (up to maximum of 3 weeks)

Severn Park

£10 booking fee (not put up by Council staff)

£25 booking fee (put up and down by Council staff)

Plus £5 per week rental

For guidance and to apply, please download the form below:

Application for Permission to have an Advertising Banner

For further information, please contact the office on 01746 762231 or email [email protected]

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Get involved in a new Volunteer Group!

Posted Friday November 8th, 2019, 9:41 am

Local resident, Mrs Val Hayward, has recently stepped up as a Volunteer Co-ordinator hoping to engage more residents in supporting the activities of the Town Council and is looking for others to join her.

For her first assignment, Val has offered to lead a small band of our own Santa’s helpers to help with the smooth running of Bridgnorth’s Christmas Lights switch-on event on Friday 22nd November.

There are a number of support roles that can make a significant difference to the experience. These include providing support to visiting traders who will be setting up in the High Street in the afternoon, providing information to visitors throughout the course of the event and acting as points of contact from lunchtime to 8pm.

Refreshments will be provided.

If you are interested in joining Val for this event or any future events or activities, please provide some contact details to us at the Town Council which will be passed to Val. She can then discuss how you might be able to help and co-ordinate the effort with you directly.

You can; telephone the Town Council offices on 01746 762231; email us at [email protected]; or pop in and see us at College House, St Leonards Close between 10 am and 2pm on weekdays.

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Duke of Gloucester’s Visit to Bridgnorth

Posted Friday October 18th, 2019, 9:13 am

On Thursday 17th October, the Duke of Gloucester visited Bridgnorth. One of his stops was at Bridgnorth Town Hall to say hi and thank you to some of our volunteer groups. These included The League of Friends of Bridgnorth Hopsital, 8th Bridgnorth Scout Group, Bridgnorth Girlguiding, AFC Bridgnorth Spartans and Bridgnorth Netball Club. His Royal Highness listened to presentations regarding the use of the Town Hall in the modern day and also the history of the building. The Mayor lead the way as the Duke continued on his visit of the town, taking him to the Cliff Railway after already having visited the Severn Valley Railway earlier in the day.
Seen below are some photographs of his visit.

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Community Governance Review – Draft Proposals

Posted Tuesday October 15th, 2019, 9:31 am

Following Bridgnorth Town Council’s request for a Community Governance Review for Bridgnorth (a review of the parish boundary) and a period of consultation Shropshire Council has produced its draft proposals.  There now follows a period where people or organisations can express their views in the draft proposals.

Please express your views in writing, by 4.00pm on 13 December 2019 directly to either: [email protected] or Democratic Services, Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND

Bridgnorth Town Council’s submission to the original consultation can be found here:  Bridgnorth Town Council - Community Governance Review Submission

Details on the Shropshire Town Council consultation and full copy of its draft proposals can be found by following the link to its website

Follow the link - https://shropshire.gov.uk/elections-and-electoral-registration/community-governance-reviews/governance-review-bridgnorth/

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Election of a Town Councillor

Posted Monday September 30th, 2019, 10:01 am

Following the election which took place on 26th September, Councillor Karen Sawbridge joins the Town Council as a Morfe Ward Councillor.

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A Royal Visit…

Posted Friday September 27th, 2019, 1:03 pm

On 17th October the Duke of Gloucester will visit Bridgnorth, including visits to the Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth Town Hall and The Cliff Railway. During his visit he will meet a number of charitable and volunteer organisations.

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Notice of Poll – Morfe Ward

Posted Wednesday September 18th, 2019, 9:17 am

Please see Notice of Poll below regarding the election of a Town Councillor for Morfe Ward on Thursday 26th September 2019.

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Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2018-2019

Posted Thursday September 5th, 2019, 2:11 pm

The Audit for Bridgnorth Town Council has been concluded and the statement of accounts has been published. Residents have the right to inspect the Annual Return and can do so between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday at the following address:

College House, St. Leonard's Close, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4EJ

A copy of the Accounting Statement and External Auditor Certificate and Report can be found below:


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Statement of Persons Nominated – Morfe Ward

Posted Monday September 2nd, 2019, 9:26 am

An election has been called for the vacancy in Morfe Ward. Please see Statement of Persons Nominated below:

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LED Upgrade to Street lighting

Posted Thursday August 22nd, 2019, 3:27 pm

At a meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council, Councillors were informed of the plan to upgrade the street lights maintained by Bridgnorth Town Council to LED technology.

The plan seeks to the 250 lights upgraded in 2 phases between Sep and next March.  While the Council agreed the funding for the project back in June, the contract had to be finalised and an implementation plan worked out.

The first phase of some 120 new lights is planned to begin in September and should be completed by the end of October.  A second and final phase is scheduled to be completed in February / March next year.

Town Clerk Lee Jakeman said:

“The Council have been committed to upgrading the street lighting for some time.  Fortunately some savings from last year’s budget has meant that the Town Council could take up the project which will cost up to £40K without having to borrow the money.  The £40k investment will likely see energy costs on street lighting reduce by around 50% each year; that would currently be a saving of nearly £5000 per annum.

Residents will notice a change in the light provided.  The LED lighting is a whiter light than the many of the current lanterns, many of which have an orange tinge to them.

Not all street lights are the responsibility of the Town Council; Shropshire Council maintains many and these are not being affected by the project.

The Council’s project seeks to address 2 concerns by reducing cost and energy use which impacts the environment.

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