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Posted Wednesday March 1st, 2017, 4:25 pm
The Town Council wishes to tender for quotes for the provision of attending and taking photographs at Town Council and Civic events for 2017/2018.
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 then parading back to St Leonard’s Church.
In 2017 we are holding the following events:
St. George’s Day Celebrations – to be held in the Castle Grounds on Sunday 23rd April – 12noon to 4pm
Proms in the Pews – To be held in St Mary’s Church, Saturday 10th June from 7pm
Bridgnorth Town Carnival – To be held on Saturday 24th June from 12 noon - 10pm
Heart of England in Bloom - July
Teddy Bear’s Picnic – To be held in the Castle Grounds on Wednesday 26th July from 11am – 2pm
Christmas lights event – To be held in the High Street on 17th November each year from 4pm – 9pm
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 – TOWN CLERK, to arrive by Friday 31st March 2017
Address: College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ
Posted Thursday February 2nd, 2017, 12:30 pm
Road to be closed: A458 Bridgnorth by-pass/ River Severn Bridge
Date and duration: 2 x night closures – 11/04/17 and 14/04/17 8pm to 6am
Purpose: Bridge deck joint survey
Applicant: Shropshire Council Bridges and structures team
Map available showing diversion in place on S28C-6e17020212410.pdf
Posted Thursday February 2nd, 2017, 12:15 pm
Bridgnorth Town Council Elections
Have you ever thought of becoming a local Town Councillor and help play a part in the collective decision making about the future of the town you live in, and in some cases work in? The elections are due to be held in May 2017.
The term of office is four years. To qualify to stand you must be over 18, a UK, European or Commonwealth Citizen and an elector in, work in, live in or live within three miles of Bridgnorth. Anyone elected is the holder of a public office and is set to adhere to obligations set out in the Code of Conduct of the Town Council. Open events are being held at the Town Council offices, St. Leonards Close on Saturday 4th March 9 a.m. – 12 noon and Monday 6th March 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Posted Friday January 27th, 2017, 2:46 pm
The great news is that Bridgnorth won the Best Small Speciality Market at the National Market Awards yesterday for the Christmas Lighting Up Event.
Promoted by the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) and sponsored by KPR Midlink Ltd the categories were judged by the Director of Stoke Markets, the Editor of Market Trader News, KPR Midlink and the Past President of NABMA.
The judges made the following comments when announcing the award presented by Andrew Percy MP, Minister for markets
"The winner of this category links Markets, local food and craft promotion,, a fun fair and evening programme of entertainment crammed into its traditional high street. It full involves its local community, is provided on a very limited budget and has grown to become an event of county wide significance. It is the highlight of the local winter calendar; it unites the community, provides a recipe for success that many can learn from and delivers an excellent event through a very strong partnership"
Posted Friday January 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm
The Town Council has been approached by a local resident and representative of the Shropshire Smile Maternity Charity who raises funds for the midwife maternity units in Shropshire following the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) plans to change the Maternity units in Bridgnorth, Oswestry and Ludlow into birthing centres. This means the MLU's will not be staffed overnight. The units will instead operate an on call service.
Residents and members of the public are asked to sign the online petition on the following link:
A Facebook group has also been set up to raise awareness of this matter and to gain support of local people to save the unit. Please feel free to join the group to share your experiences and show your support for this vital service in our town. https://www.facebook.com/groups/872858179522716/
Posted Thursday December 22nd, 2016, 12:37 pm
Posted Tuesday December 13th, 2016, 3:29 pm
You are invited to join the Mayor and Consort at their annual Civic Dinner, taking place on Saturday 21st January 2017.
Posted Thursday December 8th, 2016, 12:08 pm
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.
Posted Friday November 18th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Local businesses have joined forces with Bridgnorth Town Council to enhance Bridgnorth’s Christmas Lights display.
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!”