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Community Litter Picks

Posted Tuesday January 16th, 2018, 4:52 pm

Continuing on from the very successful community litter picks organised by  Shropshire Council in October and November 2017 the first for 2018 took place on the 10th of January at Sainsbury’s car park. Approximately 20 people took part including members of the public, Town Council staff, Councillors and Shropshire Council and collected over 30 sacks of rubbish covering a large area of the town both commercial and residential.

 The numbers attending the community litter picks continues to grow and display greater cooperation between the residents and local authority in our endeavours to keep Bridgnorth clean and tidy. New volunteers are always welcome to attend and all the equipment is provided.

 The next event is planned for 14th February, meeting at the Sainsbury’s car park on Smithfield Road. It is the last event that will be organised by Shropshire Council as local residents, Christine and Phil Webster have volunteered to organise all future events and supported by the local authorities.

 Please telephone 0345 6789006 for more information, or in case the event is cancelled for any reason.

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Mayor’s Civic Ball – 3rd March 2018

Posted Wednesday January 3rd, 2018, 4:07 pm

The Mayor and Mayoress cordially invite you to attend their Civic Ball taking place on Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm at Ye Olde Punchbowl, Ludlow Road, Bridgnorth.

Tickets are available from the Town Council offices and are priced at £30.00.

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Photography Tender

Posted Tuesday January 2nd, 2018, 12:18 pm

The Town Council is inviting professional photographers to submit quotes to provide photographic services at Town Council and civic events for 2018/2019.

We hold two civic events each year:

Annual Meeting/Mayor Making – This is held on the evening of the Thursday before the third Tuesday in May each year from 7pm at the Town Hall and afterwards at the Castle Hall until approx. 10pm.

Civic Sunday – This is held on the Sunday before the third Tuesday in May each year for about three hours.

The Town Council is also involved with Remembrance Sunday. It involves meeting in the Castle Grounds for a short service, followed by a procession which travels back to St Leonard’s Church.

In 2018 we are holding the following events:

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – To be held on Saturday 23rd June
Heart of England in Bloom - July
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – To be held in the Castle Grounds on Wednesday 25th July from 11am – 2pm
Christmas lights event – Held mid/late November each year from 4pm – 9pm

Other events may be added during the year, with dates of the above events confirmed in due course.

The quote could be based on a yearly charge or charges per event.

Should you wish to quote, may we ask that your quote is sent to this office in an envelope marked ‘PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL – PHOTOGRAPHY TENDER, to arrive by Friday 23rd February 2018

Address: College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ

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Bridgnorth Town Council Christmas Closures

Posted Friday December 22nd, 2017, 10:25 am

Bridgnorth Town Council offices close at 12 noon on Friday 22nd December and re-open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. There are staff working some hours next week to check the open spaces and play areas and liaise with the Undertakers. There is also a team on call in the case of an emergency.

If you need to contact the Town Council in an emergency please call 01746 762231.

May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Information on GP Appointments and Pharmacy Opening Times over Christmas and the New Year

Posted Tuesday December 19th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Local people are being urged to give their medicine cabinet an early Christmas present and stock it up with some festive essentials by Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
It is also reminding people to check they have enough medication on their prescriptions to last them over the festive season.

If people do need medical help this Christmas there will be GP services available 24/7 across Shropshire this Christmas and New Year through the Urgent Care Centre and Out of Hours Service.
The Urgent Care Centre, based alongside the A&E at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, has already drafted in extra staff for the public holidays and Shropdoc has finalised its rota for GP out of hours calls over the Christmas and New Year break.

These will provide cover for the CCG’s 43 GP practices which will be closed this year on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

This festive season the Urgent Care Centre is open every day from 8am to 8pm for anyone who needs urgent medical attention if they cannot get an appointment with their own doctor or are not registered with a GP practice. No appointment is necessary.

The Urgent Care Centre can help with a whole range of symptoms including children with high temperatures, anyone with breathing problems, severe headaches, abdominal pain and painful infections through to mild injuries and burns.

For GP out of hours care, Shropdoc has confirmed that it has cover right through the festive season for anyone who needs urgent medical attention that cannot wait until their own surgery is next open.

Shropdoc can be contacted on 0333 222 6655.

Local pharmacists are covering the festive season on a rota and they can offer professional advice without an appointment.

The Shropshire Pharmacy Opening Times for Christmas 2017 and the New Year 2018 Bank Holidays are:

  Monday 25 Dec Tuesday 26 Dec Monday 1 Jan
Bridgnorth Pharmacy, Mill Street, WV15 5AL 11am – 12noon CLOSED CLOSED
Boots, 30-31 High Street, WV16 4DB CLOSED 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, 116-119 lower Galdeford, SY8 1RU 11am – 12noon CLOSED CLOSED
Boots, 34 Bull Ring, SY8 1AB CLOSED 11am – 3pm 11am – 12noon
Boots, 48-50 Cheshire Street, TF9 1PR 11am – 12noon 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm
Station Pharmacy, The Old Station Building, SY11 1RB 12noon – 1pm CLOSED CLOSED
Boots, 5-7 Church Hill,SY11 2SU CLOSED 10am – 4pm 10am – 4pm
Rhodes Pharmacy, 28 Claremont Road,SY1 1RD 12noon – 1pm CLOSED CLOSED
Jhoots Pharmacy, 53 Riverside Shopping Centre, SY1 1PH 7pm – 8pm CLOSED CLOSED
Asda, Old Potts Way, SY3 7ET CLOSED 9am – 6pm 10am – 6pm
Boots, Pride Hill CLOSED 8.30am– 5.30pm CLOSED
Boots, Meole Brace Retail Park, SY3 9NB CLOSED 9am - 1.30pm

2.30pm – 6pm

9am - 1.30pm

2.30pm – 6pm

Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s, Meole Brace Retail Park, SY3 9NB CLOSED 9am – 7pm 9am – 5pm
Rowlands, 11 High Street, SY13 1AX 11am – 12noon CLOSED CLOSED
Boots, 10-12 Watergate Street, SY13 1DW CLOSED CLOSED 11am – 12noon
Green End Pharmacy, 11-13 Green End, SY13 1AD CLOSED 11am – 12noon CLOSED

Help is also on hand at the touch of a button from NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk, which has a useful Health A-Z guide listing conditions and their treatments. NHS111 is also free to call from any landline or mobile and is open 24/7.

Dr Julian Povey, Chair of Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Through Christmas and the New Year 100% of the Shropshire population has access to GP services via the GP out of hours service or the Urgent Care Centre. We are also asking people to check their prescription medicines and make sure they have enough for the Christmas break. When people are out and about Christmas shopping it’s also a good idea to make sure they have the essentials in their medicine cabinet including some paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin, as well as remedies for upset stomachs which should be purchased over the counter. If you do fall ill at Christmas don’t leave it to get worse. There are plenty of places to get advice including your local pharmacist and information right at your fingertips from the NHS.”

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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: [email protected]

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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