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Community Pride Awards 2018

Posted Tuesday July 17th, 2018, 4:42 pm

Judging of this year's Community Pride Awards will be taking place on Wednesday 18th July around the town.

An awards night will be taking place on Thursday 6th September in the Town Hall for all those who entered.

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NHS 111 number switch information and resources

Posted Tuesday June 26th, 2018, 9:36 am

From Tuesday, 17 July, 2018, patients across Shropshire who need urgent out-of-hours medical help or advice will need to call 111.

The NHS 111 service will replace the current out-of-hours telephone access service provided by Shropdoc in line with national policy to provide a consistent, integrated approach to urgent care; but any patients that need to see a clinician out-of-hours will still be seen by a local GP or other appropriate clinician.

In order to help us inform patients of the change we would like to ask for your support in displaying and sharing the following resources:

Patients in Wales should continue to use the Shropdoc number until NHS 111 is launched in Powys by the end of the year.

For any queries please contact the Shropshire CCG Communications and Engagement Team by email [email protected] or call 01743 277515

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Final Internal Audit for 2017-18

Posted Monday June 25th, 2018, 11:06 am

The Internal Audit for Bridgnorth Town Council has been concluded for 2017-18 and a copy can be found below.

Final Internal Audit Report 2017-2018

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Notice of appointment of date for the Exercise of Public Rights

Posted Monday June 25th, 2018, 11:02 am

Please see below notice  of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights:

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Future Fit Consultation – Bridgnorth Leisure Centre

Posted Monday June 11th, 2018, 3:32 pm

On Wednesday 25th July, Bridgnorth Leisure Centre will be hosting a Future Fit public exhibition from 3.30pm - 7.30pm to allow people find out more about the consultation being led by NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This is your chance to meet with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to find out about the CCG's proposals, pick up a consultation brochure and have your say.

Further information on the Consultation, including a link to an online survey can be found on https://nhsfuturefit.org/key-documents/draft-public-consultation-documents 

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Posted Friday May 25th, 2018, 9:33 am

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulations, Bridgnorth Town Council has updated its Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy

In doing so, we have reviewed what data we collect, how we collect it, and our lawful basis for doing so. We have also reviewed how we process and where we store that data, as well as our internal processes and policies that govern this, to ensure we are GDPR compliant.

If you are an individual, business or organisation that has previously received correspondence from the Town Council and no longer wish to do so, please email [email protected] 

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Shropshire Council’s New Parking Strategy Consultation

Posted Monday May 14th, 2018, 3:15 pm

The following has been forwarded from Shropshire Council regarding a parking consultation which is currently taking place:

"Good afternoon

I’d like to bring to your attention Shropshire Council’s additional parking consultation which you may wish to read and comment on.

Background

Part 1 of Shropshire Council’s new parking strategy – which considers issues relating to provision of, and payment for, on-street and off-street parking - was approved in January 2018 following a 12-week public consultation in 2017. We are now carrying out a further consultation on a small number of additional proposals.

We are consulting on a range of proposals focussed on four towns, and – in most cases – on specific groups within each of these towns. We are therefore particularly inviting responses from these groups, though we welcome views from anyone with an interest in these matters.

Taking Part

I have attached a copy of the questionnaire which you are welcome to complete and return to us.  Alternatively you can complete the survey online at www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved or email your comments to us at [email protected]

We are also holding a number of drop in sessions next week which you are welcome to attend if you have any questions or would like to talk to an officer about the proposals:

  1. Monday 14th May, 3pm – 6pm, Bridgnorth Library, History Room.
  2. Wednesday 16th May, 1pm-4pm, Ludlow Library Education Room.
  3. Thursday 17th May, 12pm-3pm, Darwin Shopping Centre, situated within the vacant shop to the right hand site of Costa Coffee,(at the back of M&S).

The consultation runs from 10 May until the 7 June 2018 so please return your comments to us by this date to ensure they are included in our decision making process.

Please feel free to share this invitation if you think it appropriate to do so,

Note: From 9 to 30 May 2018 we are also consulting formally on the Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) that will allow Part 1 of the parking strategy to be implemented.  For more information go to www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved.  The TRO consultation does not include any proposals that may be subject to change due to any of the additional proposals that form part of this consultation.

Additional Parking Consultation Questionnaire

Regards

Shropshire Council"

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Consultation Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy 2018-2028

Posted Monday May 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm

The Shropshire’s Great Outdoors 2018-28 strategy has been published for public consultation:

https://shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/shropshire-s-great-outdoors-2018-28/

 What are we consulting on?

 Shropshire’s Great Outdoors 2018-28 sets out the strategic direction for the management and development of publicly accessible greenspace, Rights of Way and other access in the Unitary Authority area of Shropshire, aiming to inspire action to improve health, prosperity and happiness by cherishing Shropshire’s Great Outdoors. The strategy fulfils the statutory requirement of a Rights of Way Improvement Plan but broadens this remit to deliver across multiple policy areas and integrate activity across Local Authority services and partner organisations.

This is a draft strategy, developed in partnership with a range of key organisations and users and informed by data analysis and research.

Why are we consulting?

The public sector has seen significant change since the first Countryside Access Strategy (Rights of Way Improvement Plan) was produced in 2008; in particular, the current economic climate and associated budget pressures, economic growth aspirations aiming to significantly increase the population and business base of Shropshire and the growing need for outdoor recreation for health and wellbeing. This is having an impact on the voluntary sector and there is now even greater need to have a clear, evidence-based, and prioritised plan to target limited resources whilst giving the greatest public benefit. A new approach is needed, delivering across multiple policy areas and integrating activity across Local Authority Services and partner organisations.

We want to ensure that this strategy is going to meet the needs of those people who use the publicly owned outdoor assets and the wider population and would welcome your views.

Timescales

This consultation will be open for 3 months until 31st July 2018. Comments will then be analysed and changes made as necessary. The final draft strategy will be presented to Shropshire Council Cabinet in September before being launched in the autumn.

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Town Brushing Up For Arts Trail

Posted Thursday May 3rd, 2018, 2:50 pm

People visiting Bridgnorth will have the opportunity to see a breath-taking collection of artwork when the town hosts its debut Open House Arts Trail next month.

 

Taking place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June, the trail will see the instillation of high-end art in 30 houses and venues of historical interest across the picturesque market town.

 

Works on display will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, metalwork and glass from a number of local and professional artists.

 

Tickets for the trail are available to buy on the day from under the town hall arches and cost £5 per person, admission is free for under 16s. Each ticket includes entry to all exhibition venues, with a map showing where to find them.

 

Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Bridgnorth Community First Responders charity.

 

Artists confirmed so far include Andy Sylvester, Caroline Bennett, Keri Jones, Mary Castellan, Kaby Bitten, Sheila Laurens, Vicki Norman, Tania Holland, Annie Stokes, Pete Hardwick, Nicola Rowe, Matthew Arnold and Sandra Phillips.

 

Also confirmed are Nicola Haigh, Alan Murphy, Phil Langstaff, Sue Mulcock, Amanda Hillier-Wiggins, Sandy Densem, Maggie Humphries, Maggie Davis, Eddie Eynon, Yvette Appleby, Lou Mitchell, Delny Fitrzyk, Caroline Clayton, Jenny O’Leary, Stephen Law, Paul Hopkins and Rob Leckey.

 

Local artist Matthew Arnold, whose work features in the trail, said

 

“The open house weekend is about bringing the love of art and architecture together and it’s an honour to be playing a small role by including two of my paintings.

“Many of the venues displaying work are not usually open to the public so it also gives people a unique chance to enter some of the town’s most beautiful and historic buildings whilst helping to raise money for a very important charity.”

 

People who would like to find out more about the Bridgnorth Open House Arts Trail can visit www.bridgnorthopenhouse.co.uk or by emailing [email protected]

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New Town Clerk – Press Release – 2 May 2018

Posted Wednesday May 2nd, 2018, 4:02 pm

PRESS RELEASE

Bridgnorth Town Council is pleased to announce that they have appointed a new Town Clerk, who will commence his duties on 1st August 2018.

Commenting on the appointment the Town Mayor said “I am delighted that Council have approved the appointment of Mr Lee Jakeman as their new Town Clerk.

Mr Jakeman (MILCM) has been Chief Executive/Finance Officer to a town council for over 10 years and is thus very well qualified to fill this role. He worked as an HR Manager for a short period but before that his principal career was in the Royal Air Force where he served in numerous roles managing up to 45 personnel with responsibility for up to 600. He is a Principal Member of the Society of Local Council Clerks.

I am sure that Mr Jakeman will bring not only a wealth of experience to this role but also a new vibrancy and dynamic to the Council.” 

Mr Jakeman commented:

“I am very pleased to be joining Bridgnorth Town Council as its Clerk. Bridgnorth is a beautiful town and I feel privileged to be able to spend the next stage of my career here. I am aware that there are challenges, particularly with the various problems we have to tackle as changes flow from Government and Unitary Authority policies, but I do enjoy a challenge. I am equally well aware that the Council has an excellent and committed staff and I look forward to working with them and the Council in the interests of the town.”

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