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Survey – New Exercise Equipment for Severn Park

Posted Tuesday November 29th, 2016, 3:58 pm

The Town Council are conducting a survey following a number of complaints in recent years regarding the play equipment in Severn Park. Local residents and visitors alike have suggested that this rather tired looking play equipment is refurbished or replaced altogether and also to investigate the possibility of installing an adult outdoor exercise  area that could be used free of charge by local residents and visitors alike.

The Town Council acknowledges that this play equipment is now the most dated in Bridgnorth but would point out that Severn Park is subject to a wider review with plans to redevelop this area and to incorporate a new visitor centre including cafeteria and toilets which would mean relocating the play area to a new site.

The Town Council is also hoping to secure S106 developer funding contributions from Shropshire Council which is money set aside to provide community projects.

The Town Council believes that this facility would benefit the whole community and especially teenagers and those that are not already fortunate enough to be members of an indoor facility as well as encouraging active participation by the Park’s many visitors and would welcome public opinion and feedback from local residents regarding this proposal.

Local residents and visitors to Severn Park are invited to post their views, for and against, to: The Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, 4 St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth WV16 4EJ by Wednesday 18th of January 2017.

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Local businesses bring Christmas cheer to Low Town

Posted Friday November 18th, 2016, 12:17 pm

 

Local businesses have joined forces with Bridgnorth Town Council to enhance Bridgnorth’s Christmas Lights display.

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Town Clerk Anne Wilson said:

“Last year we asked local businesses to support creating the Tree of Reflection on Bridgnorth Quayside, which was a tremendous success and will be back again for the 2016 festive season.

 

Businesses have again come forward to sponsor adding to the Town’s Christmas lights and creating a seasonal gateway to the Town. New tree features at the corner of St. John’s Street and Hospital Street will mark the entrance to the Low Town business district from the main road and lighting is being installed on Bandon Island.

 

We’re very grateful to the 26 local businesses which have sponsored this year’s scheme, and look forward to welcoming everyone to our switch on event on the Quayside next Sunday (20th November). Town Council staff, councillors and volunteers have helped deliver the project and stage the switch on event .The event begins at 4 p.m. – it’s a family occasion including live music, refreshments and face painting and glitter tattoos for the youngsters. We’ll be turning the lights on in two stages – the Tree of Reflection on the Quayside first at about 4:45 p.m., and the new features at about 5:15 p.m. Come along – it’s free!”

 

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Expressions of Interest – To supply and fit outdoor fitness equipment on Severn Park, Bridgnorth

Posted Thursday November 17th, 2016, 12:23 pm

Expressions of interest are invited by 14th December 2016 for a new Outdoor Fitness Suite on Severn Park, Bridgnorth

Tender packs, specifications and further details are available 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 tender submissions: Noon 11th January 2017

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Electrical Installation Works – Expressions of Interest

Posted Thursday October 27th, 2016, 9:17 am

Expressions of interest are invited by 11th November 2016 for a new supply cable and connections to the Cemetery Chapel, Bridgnorth

Specifications/further details are available 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: Noon 2nd December 2016

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Bridgnorth needs your vote to be Britain’s best high street

Posted Tuesday October 18th, 2016, 4:44 pm

Bridgnorth has today been named as one of the country’s best high streets by being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition. Bridgnorth high street has been named alongside Market Harborough and Hinckley, both in Leicestershire, as one of the top 3 in the Large Market Town category. Now, to be crowned champion, Bridgnorth needs your votes. This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories, including the new categories for individuals and shops. Now the shortlist has been drawn up and the public has the chance to vote directly for their best-loved high street online. Between now and November you can cast your vote for free via thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk .

If Bridgnorth wins, not only will they get a share of prize pot worth £100,000, but they’ll win expert training from Google’s digital taskforce for shops, bars and restaurants and a trip to Twitter UK’s London office to further boost their social media skills.

High Streets Minister Andrew Percy said: “Our high streets are the life and soul of towns, villages and cities across the country and the record number of competition entries, this year is proof of their continued importance to local life. “From North London to Northumberland, great work is underway to adapt the high street to the needs of modern life. “I want to wish all who’ve entered the very best of luck.”

The Great British High Street Competition 2016 celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets. It is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community. The Government is helping local business communities adapt to the changing face of high streets, with a £6.7 billion package of business rates support, to cut the rates for 900,000 businesses – with 600,000 now paying none at all. The second Great British High Street competition last year saw 230 entries and attracted over 200,000 public votes, with Bishy Road in York, a former finalist, crowned Britain’s best. Bishy Road found that winning not only boosted town pride, but also had a tangible economic impact with retailers reporting increased footfall.

Sarah Stevens of Buy Big in Bridgnorth and Sally Themans of Love Bridgnorth hope that will happen too for Bridgnorth “We’re proud of Bridgnorth being at the centre of one of Britain’s best high streets and we hope this will be a real boon for the town. “We’re going to be pulling out all the stops to make sure local people know about Bridgnorth's shortlisting. Now we just need everyone to show their support and get voting.”

Alongside the public’s votes shortlisted towns will also be inspected by the judging panel – made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business – including British Land, the Post Office and Holland and Barratt.

To go online to cast your vote, visit the following link: www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-large-market-town and follow @TheGBHighSt on Twitter. Voting closes on 18th November.

The Great British High Street competition is run by the Department for Communities and Local Government and sponsored by British Land, the Post Office, Holland and Barratt, Boots UK, Google UK, Marks & Spencer, Wilko, Revo and Ellandi.

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Completion of the Audit for the Year ended 31 March 2016

Posted Monday October 3rd, 2016, 3:42 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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Mayor’s Charity Events

Posted Wednesday August 31st, 2016, 2:22 pm

The Mayor has a busy line-up of charity events and would like to invite residents, organisations and local businesses to join her to raise funds for her chosen charities; The Brain Tumour Charity and Fund for Youth and Disabled Adults in Bridgnorth.

The Mayor's next two events can be found below;

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Tickets are available from Bridgnorth Town Council offices and can be reserved on 01746 762231 or by email mayorsparlour@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk 

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Christmas Lighting Tender – Packs Now Available

Posted Friday August 5th, 2016, 11:02 am

Bridgnorth Town Council is inviting expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the testing of the lights and the eye bolts and the erection, dismantling and maintenance of the Town’s Christmas Lighting including cross road and lamp post features for the erection of Christmas Lights in 2016 and/or a three year contract.

The closing date for tenders is 1st post Thursday 25th August 2016.
(No email applications accepted)

If you are interested please submit your details to:

The Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4EJ
Telephone 01746 762231
Email: diane.malley@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Christmas Design a Light Competition

Posted Thursday July 21st, 2016, 4:36 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council are once again running the Design a Light Competition in which the winning entry will be made by Blachere Illuminations and feature as part of the Christmas lighting display throughout the town.

Application forms can be downloaded here: Design a Light Competition Entry Form 2016

The closing date for entries is Friday 16th September 2016 and entries can be sent to Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, College House, St. Leonard's Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ. They will be judged by the Mayor before the chosen design is sent to Blachere Illuminations for creation.

The winner will also be invited to turn on the Christmas lights in the High Street on Friday 18th November alongside the Mayor.

Further information can be found here: Creative Kids - Information sheet

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Declaration of Result of Poll – Morfe Ward

Posted Friday July 15th, 2016, 11:00 am

Mrs Jean Onions has been elected as the new Morfe Ward Councillor for Bridgnorth Town Council following the elections held yesterday.

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