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Local charity offers support for older people at day centres

Posted Tuesday December 5th, 2017, 12:57 pm

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin is inviting older people to visit their day centres in Hadley and Bridgnorth. The local charity runs 39 OPEL centres (Older People Enjoying Life) across Shropshire and Telford.

Each of the day centres take place in community premises or care homes and give older people something to look forward to each week, having fun and socialising is the main attraction for many of its members. The Age UK STW volunteers running the day centres put on a variety of activities, arrange transport to and from the venue and provide a hot meal for everyone, all for just a small charge under £10.

Hadley day centre takes place at Hadley Rest Rooms on Hadley Park Road and meets every Thursday 10am – 2pm.

Bridgnorth day centre meets at The Bungalow, Innage Grange by the fire station, every Monday 10am – 2pm. There is also a bathing project at Innage Grange where members can have an assisted bath with qualified staff.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: “The day centres are a great way of encouraging loved ones to get out and about and meet people. There are over 650 older people attending our day centres every week taking part in informative and stimulating activities. We have a dedicated team of volunteers running the centres with support from our Service Development Officer so family and friends can be reassured their loved ones are being looked after in a safe environment.”

There are 39 day centres operating in Shropshire, if you have someone in mind who may benefit from visiting a day centre then call Lois Clifford from Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01952 201803.

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Vacancy – Grounds Maintenance Person

Posted Wednesday November 22nd, 2017, 2:35 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced Grounds Maintenance Person (37 hours Full Time)

Application forms and further details are available from:

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

Telephone: 01746 762231
Email: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date Friday 15th December 2017

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Castle Kitchen

Posted Tuesday October 31st, 2017, 4:43 pm

Castle Kitchen is a welcoming place to socialise, receive support and have lunch in the Castle Hall, West Castle Street. This service is free of charge, although any donations would be most welcome.

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Completion of the Audit for the Year ended 31 March 2017

Posted Monday October 23rd, 2017, 3:30 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 9am and 5pm (closed between 1pm 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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Children’s Half Term Town Hall Trail

Posted Friday October 20th, 2017, 2:38 pm

The Town Hall is hosting a free children's trail throughout half term.

Children (and adults alike) can solve the clues around the Town Hall, dress up and learn more about our historic Town Hall.

Refreshments are available in our lovely Tea Room.

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Bridgnorth Art Statue Trail – Public vote result announced!

Posted Thursday October 12th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Following an online poll and voting boxes across the town, the residents of Bridgnorth have voted overwhelming for a train as their preferred statue shape in the forthcoming “Art Statue Trail” planned for next Spring.

Voters were given the choice of local landmarks and iconic images that represent the town, and with more than twice as many votes than any other option, the preferred choice was a train, making the link to Bridgnorth’s Severn Valley Railway, already a big hit with tourists.

The Statue Trail working group counted up the votes at their meeting on Monday 2nd October, and have begun sketching designs in the style of the infamous “catch me who can” original locomotive, which was first built in Bridgnorth (see photo).

The Art Statue Trail will see 15 statues placed around the town from next Easter. Each statue will be the same shape (locomotive) but will be painted with individual designs by local artists, and tucked all over the town to form a walking trail for tourists and local families alike.

“It’s an excellent opportunity to showcase our local artists’ talent from in and around Bridgnorth” explained Cllr Julia Buckley of the Council’s working group.  “We are looking for artists to come and find out more at our Artists information event on Tuesday 24th October, held at 7pm in Castle Hall”. There will be displays, an information pack for interested artists, a presentation and the chance to ask questions, and discuss the project, plus some refreshments and a chance to meet the working group who have been developing the project – from the Council, the community and local organisations.

“Everyone has worked really well together with such enthusiasm for the project, as a way to develop our tourism locally, plus a walking trail for health. Our team have drawn up a map of 33 potential locations, depending on sponsors and artists’ choices”.

The Bridgnorth Arts Trail project aims to replicate the best elements of the “Wolves in Wolves” trail, which was the largest public art display ever produced in Wolverhampton, and seeks sponsorship from local businesses, to associate to individual statues in pertinent locations.

For more information please contact: Juliabuckleylabour@gmail.com or contact the Town Council offices on 01746 762231.

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Severn Park Tenders for Concessions

Posted Thursday October 5th, 2017, 8:43 am

The Town Council invites tenders for concessions such as ice-cream, light refreshments and children’s entertainment at Severn Park, Bridgnorth, commencing 1st April 2018.

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
Bridgnorth
WV16 4EJ

Completed tender forms must be marked ‘Private & Confidential – Concessions’ and be received by post at College House, Bridgnorth by noon on Friday 2nd February 2018

If you require any further information, please telephone 01746 762231 or email: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Electrical Tender – Expressions of Interest

Posted Tuesday October 3rd, 2017, 4:50 pm

Expressions of interest are invited for a three year maintenance contract on a cost plus fee basis.

Indicative levels of expenditure over the past three years for electrical work have been £30,000 net.

Application forms/further details are available from Friday 15th  September 2017 from:

The Town Clerk

Bridgnorth Town Council, College House,

St Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ

Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: 1st Post on 1st November 2017

 

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Get involved with Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee

Posted Thursday September 28th, 2017, 9:25 am

Shropshire Council is encouraging local people to come along to their next Bridgnorth Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee to talk about the issues that matter to them.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 12th October 2017, 7.00 pm at Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AF.

West Mercia Police local policing team and Shropshire Fire and Rescue will be present to provide an update on local policing and community safety issues.

 West Mercia Police Crime Commissioner John Campion will be delivering a presentation on Crime and Community Safety.

 PCC John Campion said, “Our communities deserve to be safe and feel safe. An important part of my role is listening to the wants and needs of the people who live and work in West Mercia, so I can act upon them, ensuring they get the efficient and effective police service they deserve. I look forward to attending this meeting, and meeting community members.”

Chair of the LJC Committee, Shropshire Councillor Christian Lea said, "This meeting will give local residents the opportunity to let the Police and Crime Commissioner know what local policing issues concern them such as crime and anti-social behaviour. I very much look forward to welcoming people along to what should be an interesting meeting, with plenty of lively discussion

This is an open public meeting so everyone is more than welcome to attend.

For further information please contact Tracy Johnson, Community Enablement Officer for the Bridgnorth, Worfield, Claverley, Alveley and Brown Clee Local Joint Committee on 07990 085122 tracy.johnson@shropshire.gov.uk

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Bridgnorth Bypass Works Updates

Posted Tuesday September 19th, 2017, 9:58 am

Shropshire Council have published the following updates regarding the Bridgnorth Bypass Works. For further information, please contact Shropshire Council on 0345 678 9000.

https://new.shropshire.gov.uk/roads-and-highways/roadworks-and-road-closures/large-scale-project-works/a458-bridgnorth-bypass-improvement-works/#59bbe00118a1b

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