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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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Woodland Trust Tree Charter Signed

Posted Thursday August 22nd, 2019, 10:49 am

At a meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council on Tuesday evening (20th August) Bridgnorth Town Council voted to sign up to the Tree Charter developed by the Woodland Trust.   The motion was the idea of Councillor Carol Whittle and commits the Council to working towards 10 principles that will encourage the Council to more consciously consider the benefit of trees and hedgerows and their appropriate management.

The 10 Principles:

- Sustain landscapes rich in wildlife - Plant for the Future - Celebrate the power of trees to inspire - Grow forests of opportunity and innovation - Protect irreplaceable trees and woods - Plan greener local landscapes  -Recover health, hope and wellbeing with the help of trees - Make trees accessible to all - Combat the threats to our habitats - Strengthen our landscapes with trees.

Councillor Carol Whittle commented:-

"As Bridgnorth Town Council has previously recognised 'the climate change emergency' and recently published information has suggested that a billion trees planted worldwide would halt the effects of climate change, adopting The Tree Charter would reinforce the Town Council's determination to make positive changes where possible in our efforts to move towards being carbon neutral. The Woodland Trust is running a campaign that allows community groups, schools and councils to bid for free trees and shrubs.  I am delighted that my colleagues around the table were supportive of the motion.  I do appreciate that many of the principles in the charter are already part of normal business for the Town Council. However, formalising that work through adopting the Charter is helpful and focuses the mind as well as raising the profile of the Woodland Trust’s efforts."

Further details of the Tree Charter can be found on https://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/treecharter and https://treecharter.uk/

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Notice of Election – Morfe Ward

Posted Wednesday August 21st, 2019, 12:45 pm

An election will be held for a Town Councillor in Morfe Ward.

Please see notice below.

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