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Councillor Elections

Posted Wednesday June 26th, 2019, 4:40 pm

An election has been called for the vacancy of Bridgnorth Town Councillor (East Ward).

Prospective candidates can obtain nomination forms from either the Town Council offices in St Leonard's Close during our normal office hours (Mon-Fri 10 am to 2 pm) or by contacting Shropshire Council via e-mail: [email protected] and they will subsequently post one out.

Closing date for candidates to be nominated is Friday 5th July.

Should there be more than one candidate then an election is scheduled for Thursday 1st August.

The formal notice of election can be found by clicking the link below.

Notice of Election

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Upcoming Road Closures

Posted Wednesday June 26th, 2019, 2:38 pm

We have been notified by Shropshire Council of the following upcoming road closures:

Road Closure:  A458 Stourbridge Road (Kidderminster Road roundabout to Stourbridge Road roundabout)

Start Date: 1st July 2019

End Date: 2nd July 2019

Purpose: Surface dressing of the carriageway.

Surface dressing 01-02/07/19 09:30-16:00.

Lining works 12-13/07/19 09:30-16:00.

Works Promoter:   Kier

Enforcement pattern for A458 Stourbridge Road Closure:
Please note: These works are very weather dependent and the dates are subject to change.

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://roadworks.org?tm=113552715

Road Closure:  B4373 Stanley Lane junction to Cross Lane Head

Start Date: 2nd July 2019

End Date: 3rd July 2019

Purpose: SE01 Surface dressing of the carriageway.

Surface dressing 02-03/07/19 09:30-16:00.

Stud replacement and lining 16-17/07/19 20:00-06:00.

Works Promoter:   Kier

Enforcement pattern for B4373 Closure:
Please note: These works are very weather dependent and the dates are subject to change.

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:  https://roadworks.org?tm=113565623

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on [email protected].

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Bridgnorth Town Carnival Rescheduling

Posted Wednesday June 26th, 2019, 11:00 am

Please see statement below from the Chairman of the Events & Christmas Committee, Councillor Sarah Barlow.

“While the events committee was scheduled to meet yesterday and discuss the Carnival,  I regret that it was unable to do so due to a number of unforeseen circumstances. I have however, spoken with the officers of the Council to see how the Town Council might reschedule the Carnival which was cancelled last weekend.

I have taken the opportunity to discuss at length with officers of the Council what might reasonably be done and how we can move forward in a positive way. 

 Initial discussions suggest that it is unreasonable to expect the carnival to be rescheduled before the end of August. 

 However, it appears much more plausible to reschedule a scaled down version of the event specifically to include the main Carnival procession, with a possible route change that ends in the High Street.

One of my greatest concerns at this time is the need to allow those young people who were nominated as Carnival Royalty their moment in the limelight. I have also been saddened to hear about the many people taking part in the procession who worry that all their hard work will go to waste.

 I have asked the officers of the Council to contact participants to seek their views on potential dates; mid to late September (15th or 22nd) seems the most likely to me at this stage. There is no point in organising an event if no one can attend but I’m hoping that residents of the town will see these suggestions as a positive move. All dates have their difficulties, some more than others. Many hands make light work and if there are members of the local community who think they might be willing to help out, then we will be very appreciative. I am sure that together we can overcome any obstacles.

 Local residents of course will have a view as will High Street traders and we will need to take into consideration all valid viewpoints.

 The next meeting of the events committee is on 4th July. I hope that we can have some more detail at that point in order that we can come to a firm decision on the way forward.”

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Armed Forces Day 2019

Posted Monday June 24th, 2019, 4:48 pm

Bridgnorth showed its support for our Armed Forces at a service in the Castle Grounds for Armed Forces Day earlier today. Local schools, military (ex and serving), organisations and busineses attended the short service which was led by Reverend Prebendary Simon Cawdell.

Armed Forces Day celebrations begin on Monday 24 June when the Armed Forces Day flag is raised on buildings and famous landmarks around the country with Armed Forces Day taking place on Saturday 29th June. This year, the national event will be held in Salisbury.

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Footbridge Farm – Amendment to Planning Application

Posted Friday June 21st, 2019, 12:14 pm

At the Town Council meeting on 18th June, Councillors stood by their original decision to object to the subject planning application (Amendment to 17/01033/EIA) in line with their previous submission in August 2017. The planning application proposed to erect four poultry buildings with feed bins, one gate house, one boiler house and a circular water tank; and the associated infrastructure and landscaping scheme – located at Footbridge Farm, Tasley, Bridgnorth, WV16 5LZ.

The Town Council's planning committee will approve a precise form of words that are consistent with the views discussed (to object) that could be submitted to the Local Planning Authority.

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Climate Change Emergency Recognised

Posted Friday June 21st, 2019, 11:50 am

At the Town Council meeting held on 18th June 2019, Bridgnorth Town Council considered a draft motion concerning climate change. Members resolved:

i. That Bridgnorth Town Council recognises a climate emergency.

ii. To aim for its own operations to become carbon neutral by 2030, including meaningful offsets.


iii. That an advisory group be created (in line with an offer made by Sustainable Bridgnorth to provide advice, support and recommendations) that can report formally to the Town Council on how the Town Council might best proceed to reduce and measure any reduction in its (net) carbon footprint (Town Clerk to arrange for some appropriate terms of reference to be drawn up). Once a process had been identified a regular report (most likely annually) should be provided to the Town Council.


iv. In the meantime (The Council) to be mindful of carbon emissions (with the aim of reducing them) in carrying out its routine or any new business.

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Take a (virtual) tour of the Town Hall….

Posted Thursday June 20th, 2019, 10:14 am

Our wonderful Town Hall can now be viewed from the comfort of your own living room. Take our virtual tour and find out all about the history of the Town Hall. Don't forget we are still open every Saturday until 7th September so you can meet our Curator and learn even more...

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Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Postponed

Posted Tuesday June 18th, 2019, 4:07 pm

This weekend’s Bridgnorth Carnival Postponed

It is with much regret that Bridgnorth Town Council has decided to postpone the Bridgnorth Carnival scheduled for Sunday 23rd June due to the extremely high levels of rainfall over the past week, combined with the likelihood of more rain in the week ahead and the high river level.

The land where the carnival procession terminates (Severn Park) and where the attractions are sited is adjacent to the river Severn.  Much of the adjoining land which is used for parking is currently underwater and cannot be utilised.

Where the land appears to be dry the water table is high.  It is extremely likely that the large vehicles associated with the fairground rides and other attractions will do some considerable damage to the ground.  Furthermore, the Stall holders will each arrive in vehicles, many with trailers, and they will add to the weight of traffic that has potential to churn up the ground.

While the situation might improve more than anticipated over the course of the next few days, it was felt that coming to an early decision would be the right thing to do for traders, participants and entertainment providers.

The Town Clerk advises that a meeting of the Town Council Events Committee will need to be held before the end of next week to see if a suitable new date could be identified.

I appreciate that many people will have put much effort into preparing for the Carnival and will be disappointed but trust that they will understand the reasons.

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Town Councillor Vacancy

Posted Wednesday May 29th, 2019, 11:40 am

Due to the resignation of Adrian Hinton as a Bridgnorth Town Councillor there is now a casual vacancy.

Electors in the East Ward can request that an election takes place, provided that 10 legitimate signatures are sent to the Returning Officer at Shropshire Council.

The Formal notification of the vacancy and the procedure is attached below:


In addition  there is a form that electors can complete and return to Shropshire Council if they wish to call an election.


If an election is not called by 18th June then the Town Council will co-opt an individual.

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Town Council end of year (18/19) accounts available for inspection

Posted Tuesday May 28th, 2019, 2:34 pm


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