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Consultation Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy 2018-2028

Posted Monday May 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm

The Shropshire’s Great Outdoors 2018-28 strategy has been published for public consultation:


 What are we consulting on?

 Shropshire’s Great Outdoors 2018-28 sets out the strategic direction for the management and development of publicly accessible greenspace, Rights of Way and other access in the Unitary Authority area of Shropshire, aiming to inspire action to improve health, prosperity and happiness by cherishing Shropshire’s Great Outdoors. The strategy fulfils the statutory requirement of a Rights of Way Improvement Plan but broadens this remit to deliver across multiple policy areas and integrate activity across Local Authority services and partner organisations.

This is a draft strategy, developed in partnership with a range of key organisations and users and informed by data analysis and research.

Why are we consulting?

The public sector has seen significant change since the first Countryside Access Strategy (Rights of Way Improvement Plan) was produced in 2008; in particular, the current economic climate and associated budget pressures, economic growth aspirations aiming to significantly increase the population and business base of Shropshire and the growing need for outdoor recreation for health and wellbeing. This is having an impact on the voluntary sector and there is now even greater need to have a clear, evidence-based, and prioritised plan to target limited resources whilst giving the greatest public benefit. A new approach is needed, delivering across multiple policy areas and integrating activity across Local Authority Services and partner organisations.

We want to ensure that this strategy is going to meet the needs of those people who use the publicly owned outdoor assets and the wider population and would welcome your views.


This consultation will be open for 3 months until 31st July 2018. Comments will then be analysed and changes made as necessary. The final draft strategy will be presented to Shropshire Council Cabinet in September before being launched in the autumn.

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New Town Clerk – Press Release – 2 May 2018

Posted Wednesday May 2nd, 2018, 4:02 pm


Bridgnorth Town Council is pleased to announce that they have appointed a new Town Clerk, who will commence his duties on 1st August 2018.

Commenting on the appointment the Town Mayor said “I am delighted that Council have approved the appointment of Mr Lee Jakeman as their new Town Clerk.

Mr Jakeman (MILCM) has been Chief Executive/Finance Officer to a town council for over 10 years and is thus very well qualified to fill this role. He worked as an HR Manager for a short period but before that his principal career was in the Royal Air Force where he served in numerous roles managing up to 45 personnel with responsibility for up to 600. He is a Principal Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks.

I am sure that Mr Jakeman will bring not only a wealth of experience to this role but also a new vibrancy and dynamic to the Council.” 

Mr Jakeman commented:

“I am very pleased to be joining Bridgnorth Town Council as its Clerk. Bridgnorth is a beautiful town and I feel privileged to be able to spend the next stage of my career here. I am aware that there are challenges, particularly with the various problems we have to tackle as changes flow from Government and Unitary Authority policies, but I do enjoy a challenge. I am equally well aware that the Council has an excellent and committed staff and I look forward to working with them and the Council in the interests of the town.”

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Declaration of Results – Morfe Ward

Posted Friday April 20th, 2018, 10:57 am

Bridgnorth Town Council extends a warm welcome to the new Morfe Ward Councillor, Clive Dyson.

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Posted Friday April 20th, 2018, 9:30 am

Bridgnorth Town Council offer their condolences to the friends and family of Past Mayoress, Pat Holland, who passed away recently.

Pat was Mayoress to Councillor Mrs Connie Baines MBE during Mayoral Year 2011-2012. and attended many Civic functions during this time.

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Bridgnorth Town Council – Rooms to Let

Posted Thursday April 12th, 2018, 8:36 am

Rooms are now available for hire within the Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth.

Previously used as a Nursery and is ideal for this purpose, or similar.

Anyone interested should contact:

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

Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: [email protected]

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Annual Town Meeting – 25th April 2018

Posted Monday April 9th, 2018, 10:32 am

Bridgnorth's Annual Town Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm in the Low Town Community Hall, Severn Street, Bridgnorth.

This is a meeting of the Town and is an opportunity for residents to meet with the Divisional Surveyor’s Department, Police, Shropshire Councillors and Bridgnorth Town Councillors to ask any questions they may have.

There will also be a presentation from Shropshire Council Highways Department to answer questions relating to general Highways matters, as well as giving an overview of Shropshire Council Highways Emergency Planning for the Bridgnorth area in the future following the unusual weather conditions experienced this winter.

Residents are invited to submit items for discussion to [email protected] in advance of the meeting.

The accompanying paperwork for this agenda can be found here:

Minutes - Annual Town Meeting 2017
Annual Accounts - Rev F Wheeler & Sir Robert Lees Charity
Annual Accounts - Bridgnorth Parish Charity

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Notice of Poll – Morfe Ward

Posted Tuesday April 3rd, 2018, 9:51 am

Notice is hereby given that a poll for the election of a Town Councillor for Bridgnorth Town Council (Morfe Ward) will be held on Thursday 19 April 2018, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.

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Easter Bunny Hunt – Easter Sunday

Posted Friday March 30th, 2018, 11:30 am

Easter Bunny Hunt - Easter Sunday

Solve the clues and find the bunnies around Castle Grounds, for your chance to win a handmade Easter egg from Eudon George Chocolates!
There will also be face painting, children’s rides, bouncy castle, refreshments, and courtesy of The Fence Company, children will be invited to paint a van for a small donation to charity!
Look out for the Easter Bunny who will be making an appearance, courtesy of Oscar Pet Food
£1 entry with prizes for all courtesy of The Falcon Hotel


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Easter Activities in the Town Hall

Posted Thursday March 22nd, 2018, 11:42 am

Looking for something to do with the children during the Easter holidays? Head down to the Town Hall for your chance to meet the Royals and win a prize...

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Statement of Persons Nominated – Morfe Ward Election

Posted Wednesday March 21st, 2018, 4:35 pm

The following is a statement of the persons nominated for election as a Town Councillor for Bridgnorth Morfe Ward.

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