Posted Monday February 11th, 2019, 10:14 am
Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for an experienced Part Time Caretaker, Monday to Sunday including evenings and weekends. This is a temporary contract until September 2019.
Approx. 20 hours with the likelihood of additional hours
£8.25 per hour
Application forms and further details can be found below:
Closing date: 22nd February 2019
For further information, please contact Ashley Kendrick on [email protected]
Posted Tuesday February 5th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Bridgnorth Town Council recently met and agreed its response to Shropshire Council’s strategic planning proposals (where they think housing and employment sites might be located in the future).
The response was prepared, in part, following a number of workshops held by Bridgnorth Town Council in December / January. The workshops were attended by representatives of local schools, housing associations, businesses, Bridgnorth residents, residents of neighbouring parishes and councillors from neighbouring parishes, along with others. Please see our full response here:
The closing date for consultation is 8th February and individuals are encouraged to respond directly. You do not need to answer the entire questionnaire just those points that you might have a view on.
There was a presentation by Shropshire Council at the Castle Hall Community Centre in mid –January attended by over 200 people. Those present raised a number of issues however, please do not think that the questions posed at the end of the presentation was the consultation. If you expressed a view at that meeting please be sure to register it formally - details of how to do that can be found here https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/local-plan-review-preferred-sites-consultation/
Posted Friday February 1st, 2019, 1:32 pm
At the Town Council meeting held on 22nd January, Councillor Jean Onions was nominated as Mayor Elect for 2019/2020, with Councillor Ron Whittle OBE as Deputy Mayor Elect.
Jean has lived and traded in the town for over 50 years. She is thrilled, honoured and excited to become Town Mayor, which will be made official at the Annual Meeting of Bridgnorth Town Council (or Mayor Making as it is more commonly known), on Thursday 16th May 2019.
Posted Monday January 28th, 2019, 3:10 pm
For the current Mayor’s year rather than the more usual charity events, Councillors Ron and Carol Whittle have decided to raise funds for three Junior Sports Clubs. The intention is to help develop innovative ways of encouraging more Bridgnorth children to be involved in sport. This is in recognition that in addition to health benefits sports can be a route to lifetime friendships and better social interaction.
The three clubs will benefit from any funds raised between now and April 2019. All Bridgnorth junior sports clubs, including senior clubs that have a significant junior section will be invited to “bid” for the funds available and in the Spring of this year Ron and his wife Carol will short list six clubs. Council will then be invited to decide the result, with the third place receiving 20% of the fund, second place 30% and first place getting 50%. The form of bids are up to the clubs but will need to show why clubs think they should be awarded funds including, for example, any particular projects they want to run or special events etc. How more children will be encouraged into sport will be key.
Bids MUST be in by end of February 2019 for judging to take place in March/April. They should be sent to Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St Leonards Close, Bridgnorth WV16 4EJ. If you have any queries please contact Ron Whittle on 07801 615880 or [email protected]
Posted Tuesday January 22nd, 2019, 9:22 am
Expressions of interest are invited for the above contract.
To arrange a site visit or for further information, please contact the Outdoors and Properties Manager, Barry Ince on [email protected]
Tender documentation can be found on the link below:
Closing date for tender submissions: Noon 13th February 2019
Posted Thursday January 17th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Bridgnorth Town Council is keen to have a review of its boundary that will consider if the current parish boundary continues to be appropriate.
There is a view that much of the recent and planned development in and around the Town might well have changed the shape of the community of Bridgnorth. There is of course likely to be a contrary review.
The intended purpose of having a review is to; obtain those views; consider them and recommend a boundary for Bridgnorth that is relevant and appropriate.
The Town Council recently requested that Shropshire Council conduct a review. In general terms the request for a review was rejected by Shropshire Council for ‘now not being a good time’. A similar request in 2015 received a similar response.
Bridgnorth Town Council is asking residents to consider signing a petition that will require Shropshire Council to review the parish boundary of Bridgnorth now.
The Town Council petition will require 7.5 % of the electorate to sign the petition to prompt a review. With a published electorate of 9,733 the petition will require 730 signatures. Only signatures of those on the electoral roll for Bridgnorth will be considered valid signatures.
A number of councillors are trying to contact residents to obtain signatures and that will include knocking on doors. If you have not been visited by a councillor and you wish to sign the petition then there are copies available in the Council offices at College House in St Leonard's Close. Alternatively you can download a form on the following link, complete it and return it to the Town Council offices or we can send you a hard copy.
Posted Wednesday January 9th, 2019, 3:49 pm
The Town Council office opening hours will be changing from Monday 28th January 2019.
The new opening times for the office will be Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays and seasonal closedowns) between 10am and 2pm for enquiries from the public.
For many years, the Town Council has closed its offices to the public from 1pm – 2pm for lunch but these changes will ensure we will be accessible to the public during these times, as it is often the most convenient time for the public to visit.
The decision was made at the Town Council meeting on 18th December 2018; minute number 0447/1819 refers.
Posted Monday December 17th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Following the success of the first 12 statues in the "Catch-me-who-can" Art Trail, organisers have now bid for a grant to pay for a further five statues.
The idea is that, instead of seeking sponsorship from businesses (£2,000 each), a grant of £17,000 from the Shropshire LEADER funding (to support rural tourism and businesses) will fund the additional statues.
Our outline application has been successful and we are now invited to full application – but to succeed we need letters of endorsement from those involved.
We would like to open the opportunity up to local worthy charities and community groups in Bridgnorth.
If your charity or community group is selected, you would get a free statue and would work with a local artist to commission the design you want, to promote your organisation.
There are obviously lots of very worthy causes in Bridgnorth, many of which have been suggested as obvious beneficiaries. But we would like a fair and transparent selection process. So we would encourage as many as possible to express an interest.
Cllr Julia Buckley, Chair of the Bridgnorth Art Trail said, “We are so lucky to have been successful with our outline funding application. To get past the final panel of judges we need to identify five local charities who would like to have a free statue, designed by a local artist, to promote their organisation. It's such a lovely opportunity for some very worthy causes – and we would love to hear from local community groups and charities who are interested in joining our community project. Just to be clear – there is no sponsorship cost required, only hard work and lots of job satisfaction!”
If you think your local organisation could benefit please send a brief email to: [email protected] or a letter to Cllr Julia Buckley, c/o: Bridgnorth Town Council, 4 St. Leonard's Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ,
The deadline for responses is 10th January 2019, as the Art Trail working group volunteers hope to reach a decision by 15th January.
Posted Monday October 22nd, 2018, 2:38 pm
Twelve month parking permits available for parking on Severn Park. These permits just need to be displayed on the windscreen of your car and if you use this park on a regular basis, this can be a cheaper and more convenient method of paying for your parking.
Parking permits charges differ for residents and non-residents of Bridgnorth. These can be paid for by cash, cheque or by BACS to Bridgnorth Town Council. Please note that you will need to provide proof of address in order to qualify for a resident rate.
Complete and print off the relevant attached form from the link below. When payment has been made, the parking permit will be sent to you.
Posted Tuesday October 16th, 2018, 11:00 am
Remembrance Sunday will follow the same format as last year and timings are as follows.
10.40 am - Meet at War Memorial, Castle Grounds
10.50 am - Service at War Memorial, Castle Grounds, in which crosses will be planted by Guides
10.55 am - Prayers
11.00 am - Two minutes silence will be observed
11.05 am - Wreaths to be laid
11.15 am - Parade to assemble
11.20 am - Parade to St Leonard’s Church – past saluting base in High St
11.30 am approx. - Service at St Leonard’s Church including sermon
This year, there will be an event in the Castle Hall to commemorate the Centenary of World War 1 where there will be refreshments and live entertainment following the Church Service in St. Leonard's Church. All are welcome.