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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: [email protected] or contact the Town Council offices on 01746 762231.
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
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: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 1st Post on 1st November 2017
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 [email protected]
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.
Posted Monday September 18th, 2017, 11:20 am
The Fron Male Voice Choir return to Bridgnorth on Saturday 23rd September, supported by the fantastic Bridgnorth Schools Ensemble. Last year's event was a sell out so please reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Posted Tuesday August 8th, 2017, 12:28 pm
Bridgnorth Town Council is leading a community-wide project to develop and install a new statue walking trail to showcase local artists’ work. The aim is to create a family attraction for residents and tourists alike, which promotes the heritage, art and natural beauty of our town.
There will be 10-15 fibreglass statues, created from a single mould, based on a theme that represents Bridgnorth. Local artists and community groups are invited to submit design ideas. The best designs will be allocated a statue to paint, to represent an important aspect of our town. They will be on display from April to October, and then stored over the winter, repaired and maintained for their re-emergence the following year. There may be an opportunity to add further statues/themes in future years if demand grows.
A similar scheme operates in Wolverhampton called “Wolves for Wolves”. See: http://www.wolvesinwolves.co.uk/
Bridgnorth’s statues will be based on a different (locally-relevant) theme and may be smaller to blend into our townscape.
Voting has now closed so stay tuned for the results!
We are also looking for schools and community groups to get involved by submitting their designs for the statues, and be represented on the trail.
How is it funded?
This project will not cost any money to the Council (or tax payers). It will be managed by Councillors and volunteers, and funded via sponsorship from local businesses, whose logos will be visible on the concrete plinths. The total cost of each statue will be no more than £2,000. Businesses may part-fund a statue should they wish to participate at a lower level. Artists and community groups are asked to contribute their time in exchange for promotion of their work.
We are looking forward to working with all members of our local community to help make this project an exciting success for our town – and really put us on the map for tourists! To find out more, get in touch with Cllr Julia Buckley on: [email protected]
Posted Friday July 14th, 2017, 10:33 am
Bridgnorth Town Council are inviting expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the supply of nine lamp post features for Underhill Street and New Road, Bridgnorth with options to purchase or lease for a one, two or three year contract.
Specifications for all the above will be available for distribution by post or e mail on Friday 14th July 2017 with the closing date for tenders 1st post on
Monday 4th September 2017. (No e mail 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: [email protected]
Posted Friday June 30th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Town Mayor with the Sally Themans Anne Wilson Great British Market 2018 Launch
President of NABMA
On Friday 30th June 2017 s0me 55 delegates from as far and wide as Sheffield, Derby, Tavistock, Calderdale, Bideford-on-Avon, Uttoxeter, Wem, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Ludlow among other places were welcomed to Bridgnorth by Councillor Chris Rosling-Josephs, National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) President and Rob Smith, Chief Executive, Society of Local Council Clerks (SLCC). Cllr. Ron Whittle, Town Mayor gave a civic welcome to the delegates too.
Sally Themans, Love Bridgnorth gave a presentation on the recent Bridgnorth Great British High Street Award. Why the entry; what partnerships were involved; what was the involvement of the market and what have been the outcomes?
Anne Wilson, Town Clerk, Bridgnorth Town Council gave a presentation about the Best Small Speciality Market in the Great British Market Awards 2017. Why are Bridgnorth markets so different; what powers are used and what did the town submit to the Judging Panel to win the category of Best Small Speciality Market 2017 for the Christmas Lighting Up event?
The top right photograph shows the launch of KPR Midlink Great British Market Awards 2018 which were launched at the forum
Graham Wilson OBE, Chief Executive, NABMA launched the NABMA/SLCC Toolkit for Local Council Markets and professionalising markets outlining what it means for local council market, how do we improve our markets and what lessons and good practice are available?
The conference concluded with Allan Hartwell, Managing Director, Market Place speaking about tips on what you need to do to get the best results to create and attraction to boost local tourism and the local economy when organising a speciality market
After lunch delegates visited the Charter Market under Bridgnorth Town Hall - many bought goodies to take home and were promising to visit again.
Posted Wednesday June 28th, 2017, 4:58 pm
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