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Floral Provision Tenders 2016

Posted Wednesday October 21st, 2015, 4:14 pm

Hanging Baskets & Mangers

Bridgnorth Town Council

Are inviting expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the provision of hanging baskets, planters, bedding plants and perennials for the summer of 2016.

Options for a one or three year contract may be available.

A specification is currently being produced and will be available for distribution on Wednesday 21 October 2015.

If you are interested please submit your details to:

Bridgnorth Town Council

College House, St. Leonard’s Close


WV16 4EJ


Telephone: 01746 762231

Email: townclerk@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

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Re-launch of Bridgnorth Charter Market!

Posted Tuesday October 20th, 2015, 4:39 pm

This Friday, 23rd October, the Town Council are re-launching the Friday and Saturday Charter Market under the Town Hall.

We would like to encourage people to come and meet our friendly traders, some very long standing and some new - buy fresh and local produce, gifts, pet and bird food, flowers, china and sweets jewellery, wood carvings to name some of the great items you can buy.

Enjoy music from "Guitar Cubed", collect your reusable shopping bag and other give aways from 10 a.m.

After the refurbishment of the Town Hall we would like to say thank to the traders for sticking with us through difficult trading conditions. We have almost filled  the empty spaces now and would like to see sales increase for all our traders.

 Don't forget Bridgnorth also has a Saturday Street Market and is full of wonderful shops, pubs and restaurants making it a great place to visit! Bridgnorth Town Hall is steeped in history, the museum is open at weekends, have a ride on the cliff railway or visit the formal gardens of Castle Grounds while you are in Bridgnorth too.


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AED’s – Defibrillators

Posted Tuesday October 20th, 2015, 4:36 pm

2 AED’s - Defibrillators

 A couple of years ago the LJC funded AED’s in the Bridgnorth LJC area with a great deal of take up and success. Unfortunately one parish council is not continuing with the AED’s for various reasons.  Therefore the two AED’s allocated to that parish are now available to other schemes in the Bridgnorth, Worfield, Alveley, Claverley and Brown Clee LJC area   However it must be noted that there is no funding available from the LJC to fund the redeployment of the AED’s.  I have been asked to give all organisations and groups’ information regarding the AED’s.

 Therefore I have asked Val Edwards Parish Clerk to Kemberton Parish Council to give her experience of the AED’s and Chris Phillips – Director of Heart Start – Midlands area

 Val Edwards Parish Clerk – Kemberton PC

From the Kemberton Experience the costs are as follows:


 This would be provided free of charge by WM Ambulance, just need a venue.

Equipment Costs            

 Depending on where the defib is to be located. If the location is outside a secure box is needed with an electricity supply (equivalent of that needed to power a light bulb), for protection against very low temperatures. These boxes can be very expensive – in region of £550 plus. Kemberton purchased a standard GRP electricity meter box and adapted it.  (This came out at £412.80inc vat.  including installation.) Kemberton have done the installation as frugally as possible with the box and installation done by a resident at a favourable rate.

 Cascade Phone service 

 This is needed if the service is to be run through WM Ambulance service. The calls are directed to the volunteers on a cascade basis till a volunteer who is available is found. This service is provided through Numbers Plus at a cost quoted for the current year of £118.80inc vat.  per annum.



Kemberton have recruited seven volunteers. This was felt to be adequate to serve Kemberton Parish (largish geographical area but only 200 or so electors).  Larger parishes may need more to provide cover.  Kemberton has found that the frequent extraneous calls to locations in Telford (never part of the original plan) have stretched them to very high levels of stress!

 Chris Phillips – Director of Heart Start - Midlands

Heart Start have set up over 25 PAD (Public Access Defibrillator) Sites across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and are able to get these supplies VAT Exempt and at a cheaper price as we get this directly from the manufacturer.


As Mrs Edwards has said, an electrical cabinet can secure the AED- However, the battery cells inside the AED ARE dramatically damaged by the cold and water. Therefore, we supply the purpose built AED cabinets with a heater (for when temperatures drop below 5 degrees), a light that illuminates upon the door opening and a waterproof seal. This cabinet comes labelled in a variety of colours for £480.

They need connecting to a 240V power supply, where we normally find there are local electricians that are happy to install the cabinet for their logo to be displayed near the cabinet, or to be involved in a press release etc.

Call - Out

As Val mentioned above, the 'Call-Out' System approved by West Midlands Ambulance service is operated by a company called 'Numbers PLUS' and available at £99 a year.


Training is arranged through us to be delivered by either us or WMAS, decided by them.

Remember: The AED does not have to have volunteer responders or a callout system, it can simply be mounted to the wall in a cabinet and available for locals to access it by calling 999 if required in the area. WMAS will direct people nearby to retrieve the AED from the cabinet not just in Cardiac Arrest, but for their life threatening calls (such as chest pain or stroke) should the patient’s condition deteriorate.

We will also arrange for the AED to be put on the Computer Aided Dispatch system.

Signage is recommended at the site and costs £17.

As discussed, if no Parish Councils/Local groups in the LJC area take up the offer of the AEDs, we have an ideal location for the placement of the AED in Quatford (in the LJC area), where funds are available to immediately set the site up.

If there is anything else Phillip can assist you with, or if any organisations or groups have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Phillip on 07940284218 and 01952 373999.


 Finally if you are interested in the AED’s please can you email Tracy Johnson by Friday 13th November 2015, so we can get the AED’s redeployed ASAP. Tracy.johnson@shropshire.gov.uk


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Invitation to Tender – Properties and Assets

Posted Monday October 19th, 2015, 3:12 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council are looking for tenders to carry out the following work in relation to their properties and assets.

To supply valuations for both insurance purposes and replacement of:

  • All properties and assets
  • Items owned by the Town Council

For further information which will be available from Monday 19th October 2015 please contact:

The Town Clerk

Bridgnorth Town Council

College House, St. Leonard’s Close


WV16 4EJ

Tel: 01746 762231

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Christmas Design A Light Competition – Winners Announced

Posted Tuesday October 13th, 2015, 11:06 am

After a fantastic response to the Design A Light Competition, the Mayor has chosen his favourite entries.

This year's winning design was created by Evie Wilson in Year 4 at St. Leonard's Primary School and will feature amongst past year's winners on the Clock Tower in Low Town.

The runners up are Violet Matthews in Year 1 at Highley Community School, May Neal and Oscar Robinson; both in Year 6 at St. Leonard's Primary School. Each of these designs have been incorporated into the posters for this year's event so keep your eyes peeled around town for each one!

A huge well done to all those who entered. The standard was incredibly high and we have some very talented children in our local area.



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Bridgnorth’s Charter Market

Posted Thursday October 1st, 2015, 4:05 pm

Bridgnorth's Charter Market can be found each Friday and Saturday under the Town Hall in Bridgnorth High Street. The wide variety of stalls and friendly traders makes a warm welcome guaranteed to this ancient market.

Each Saturday there is a street market in the High Street too with speciality markets welcomed throughout the year. See www.brignorthtownevents.org for further information on these speciality markets.

Bridgnorth is delighted to celebrate Love Your Local Market each year too.

The photos show Cllr. David Cooper, Town Mayor handing out reusable shopping bags to traders during Love Your Local Market fortnight 2015.


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Lodge Lane and Grove Community Partnership Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted Monday September 28th, 2015, 4:13 pm


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The Lodge Lane and Grove Partnership worked with local residents and the Co-op on Lodge Lane to put on a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the newly refurbished St. James' Church Hall on Friday 25th September 2015. Local residents and Councillors made cakes and David, the Manager and staff from the Lodge Lane Co-op supported the event by providing some cakes and staff for the event. There were a few cakes left over and these were sold on the market under the Town Hall on Saturday. A total of about £300 was raised for Macmillan.

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Posted Monday September 28th, 2015, 4:04 pm

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Graham Oliver - West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioners Shropshire Community Ambassador, Superintendant McWillam, PC Stuart Lippitt - Bridgnorth & Rural East Safer Neighbourhood Team Bridgnorth Police Station, Cllr. James Gittins Deputy Town Mayor, Anne Wilson Town Clerk and Cllr. Mrs Cecilia Walden Chairman Bridgnorth Town Council CCTV Committee joined CCTV volunteers Connie Baines and Avril France and Steve Hirons from Technical Services, the installers of the new CCTV system in the CCTV suite for a tour of the new CCTV system highlighting the updated equipment and special features. The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner gave a grant of £27,500 capital funding towards the new set up with Bridgnorth Town Council and Shropshire Council funding the remaining costs.

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Skate Jam

Posted Friday August 21st, 2015, 11:46 am

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow and safety considerations, we have taken the decision to cancel the planned Skate Jam on Saturday 22nd August 2015 at Crown Meadow. We would like to re-arrange the Skate Jam at some point in the future and will let you know the date as soon as it is agreed.

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Erection of Christmas Lights Contract

Posted Friday August 21st, 2015, 10:29 am

Christmas Lighting Contract


Bridgnorth Town Council


are inviting


expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the testing of the  lights and the eye bolts and the erection, dismantling and maintenance of the Town’s Christmas Lighting including cross road and lamp post features for the erection of Christmas Lights in 2015 and/or a three year contract.


Specifications for all of the above will be available for distribution by post or e mail on Friday 21st August 2015 with the closing date for tenders 1st post Monday 7th September 2015.  (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: anne.wilson@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk


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