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Mayor’s Charity Fashion Show – 29th April

Posted Friday April 8th, 2016, 12:50 pm

The Mayor invites you to join him at a Charity Fashion Show being held in M&Co in Bridgnorth High Street on Friday 29th April. Monies raised will go to Medecins Sans Frontieres, Telford Samaritans and Local Causes.

Charity Fashion Show Poster

Tickets are £5.00 and are available from M&Co.

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Caretaker/Maintenance Assistant

Posted Friday March 18th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council

Caretaker/Maintenance Assistant


Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced Caretaker/Maintenance Assistant to work full time hours

(Monday – Sunday)

Some evening work will be required along with locking park gates


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: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk


CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date: Friday 8 April 2016


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Job Vacancy – Town Hall Curator & Tea Room Assistant

Posted Tuesday February 16th, 2016, 10:51 am

Bridgnorth Town Council has the following vacancies:

Tea Room Assistant
(2 positions)
Our prestigious Town Hall requires a Curator to work five days per week
(approx. 25 hours) from Easter to 30th September each year including weekends and Bank Holidays.

We also require a Tea Room Assistant to work weekends (approx. 11 hours)

Some out of hours working and holiday cover will be required for both positions.

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: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

CV’s will not be accepted
Closing date: Friday 4 March 2016

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Setting up a Good Neighbour Scheme

Posted Thursday February 11th, 2016, 12:37 pm

The Diocese of Hereford and Shropshire RCC have organised an event about setting up local Good Neighbour schemes.

It is being held at Bridgnorth Baptist church and is open to anyone interested in learning more about this and how it benefits a community.

Good Neighbour Scheme

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Vacancies at the Town Council

Posted Monday February 1st, 2016, 12:03 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council have the following vacancies:

Fixed Term Receptionist/Booking Clerk Post

Part Time Finance Officer Post

For further information or to request an application form, please contact Ros on 01746 762231 or by email on roslyn.williams@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk.

The closing dates for applications are as follows:

Receptionist - 15th February 2016
Finance Officer - 19th February 2016

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Public Exhibition – Proposed Shopping Development at Old Smithfield

Posted Friday January 29th, 2016, 10:01 am

Members of the public have been invited to an exhibition to discuss proposals for a new shopping development at the Old Smithfield car park, Bridgnorth. Further details can be found below.

Advert - Smithfield Shopping Proposals

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A Holiday Opportunity for Older People

Posted Monday January 25th, 2016, 3:58 pm

Every year a team of volunteers from Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin organise a week's holiday in Llandudno for older people who wish to have a holiday but, for whatever reason, find it difficult to get away. The holiday is enjoyed by around 100 Shropshire older people, and this year takes place from 9-16 July.

The holiday includes great food and nightly entertainment at the Queen's Hotel on the sea front in Llandudno. This provide a wonderful base from which to explore Llandudno. Holidaymakers can also book a range of trips around the local area, for example on the Welsh Highland Railway, Llanberis, Angelsey, Beaumaris, Betws-y-Coed and Caernarvon. However strolling along the promenade in the sunshine, listening to the band, or walking the pier are also very popular pastimes.

Support is provided by a team of volunteers, who do everything they can to make sure that everyone has a good time. Although they carry out many different tasks, they cannot provide personal care, so if you need a carer you will need to bring one along. Transport is available with coaches picking up holidaymakers around the county.

The holiday costs £355 for accommodation (Bed, Breakfast & Evening Meal) and £40 for transport to and from Llandudno by Coach. A small charge of £1 is made for each day trip. If you need to pay for a carer to come along with you, or are finding it difficult to find the money for the holiday, we may be able to help, so please talk to Age UK.

Age UK are always trying to reach more people who find it difficult to get away on holiday. If you know someone who may like to come along, please tell them about it. Please ring us at Age UK at their Shrewsbury Office on 01743 233123 and join in the fun!

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Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market – 2016 Dates Released

Posted Monday January 25th, 2016, 9:10 am

The Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market will return in 2016 under the Town Hall on selected dates throughout the year. The first of these have been announced as follows:

13th March 2016 – alongside the Vintage Tractor Run and Continental Market
27th March 2016 – Easter Sunday
10th April 2016
24th April 2016
8th May 2016
22nd May 2016
Monday 30th May 2016 – alongside the Bridgnorth Walk in the South end of the High Street
12th June 2016
26th June 2016 – alongside the Vintage Event at the Severn Valley Railway

For more information about the market or to secure a pitch, please visit www.facebook.com/BridgnorthSundayHandmadeMarket

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Christmas Closure 2015

Posted Thursday December 24th, 2015, 11:48 am

Bridgnorth Town Council closes at 12 noon on Thursday 24th December and re-opens at 9 a.m. on Monday 4th January 2016. 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 emegency please call 01746 762231.
May we take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Shropshire Council: Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan: Adoption Statement

Posted Friday December 18th, 2015, 2:45 pm

Notice of adoption of the SAMDev Plan – December 2015

In accordance with Regulation 26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is given that Shropshire Council formally adopted its SAMDev Plan on 17 December 2015.

The SAMDev Plan covers the administrative County of Shropshire (excluding the Borough of Telford and Wrekin) and sets out proposals for the use of land and policies to guide future development in order to help to deliver the Vision and Objectives of the adopted Core Strategy for the period up to 2026. Together with the Core Strategy, the SAMDev Plan forms the Council’s Local Plan.

The SAMDev Plan has been subject to an Examination in Public by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.  The adopted Plan incorporates the recommendations set out in the Planning Inspector’s Report and accompanying appendix.

The adopted SAMDev Plan, Sustainability Appraisal and the Inspector’s Report with accompanying appendices and this Adoption Statement are available to view on the Council’s website: http://shropshire.gov.uk/planning-policy and paper copies of the Plan documents will be available for inspection during normal opening hours at our principal office:

Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

and during normal opening hours at:

Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AW

  • Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2PG
  • Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1JN
  • Wem Library, High Street, Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5AA


Copies of the accompanying Policies Maps are available to view on the Council’s website and paper copies will be made available at locations above as soon as reasonably practicable in January 2016.

For further information please contact Planning Policy on 0345 678 9004 or


Any person aggrieved by the SAMDev Plan may apply to the High Court under Section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) for leave to challenge the validity of the Plan on the grounds that:

  • The document is not within the appropriate power;
  • A procedural requirement has not been complied with.
  • Any such application for leave must be made before the end of the period of six weeks beginning with the day after the date of the adoption of the Plan, which is 17th December 2015.

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