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Hearing Loss Drop In – Bridgnorth Library

Posted Tuesday February 16th, 2016, 10:49 am

For more information, please contact Signal.Bridgnorth Library drop-in poster

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Transport options for patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

Posted Monday February 15th, 2016, 3:47 pm

Do you have a medical condition which prevents you from using other forms of transport?

If you are registered with a GP in Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin and have been referred for a hospital or another medical appointment, you might be eligible for help with non-emergency patient transport (NEPT.) To find out if you are eligible, please call: 01743 762650.
The NEPT service in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is provided by Medical Services.

For further information, please click on the following link

NHS Flyer

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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 [email protected].

The closing dates for applications are as follows:

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

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The Great British Fish and Chips Supper Fundraiser

Posted Monday February 1st, 2016, 11:31 am

Want to eat Fish and Chips, while raising money for charity? Hold a fish and chip supper on Friday 20th May 2016 whilst raising awareness of spinal cord injury and supporting SIA’s vital services.

You can hold a fish and chip supper in your own home, at work or hold a larger supper at your local community centre.

SIA will provide a fundraising pack containing hints and tips, recipes, invitations and donation envelopes. By inviting 8 friends and asking them to donate an additional £5.00 means you will raise at least £40.00 from your supper but we will also give you additional fundraising ideas to raise even more money for SIA.

Just £50 could contribute towards the support from our Peer Support Service for one hour, in a district general hospital or Major Trauma Centre.

In 2016 we want to make the batter matter and raise £40,000 from everyone holding suppers. Last year we raised £12,000 from the suppers.

The money raised from the suppers will help the Spinal Injuries Association offer support to individuals who become paralysed and their families, from the moment a spinal injury occurs, and for the rest of their lives by providing services and publications which enable and encourage paralysed people to rebuild lives after spinal cord injury.

Every year in the UK over 1,000 people experience a spinal cord injury and there are an estimated 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK alone.

Community Fundraising Manager, Elizabeth Wright, says, “The Fish and Chip Supper is a wonderful opportunity for a great evening with friends and family. We are also encouraging people who work to hold a Fish and Chip Lunch in their work places to raise even more funds. You may be even a local community group wanting to run a fun evening with your group.

For more information or request a fundraising pack call Elizabeth Wright on 0845 071 4350 or email [email protected] or visit www.siafishandchips.co.uk

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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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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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Merry Christmas from Bridgnorth Town Council

Posted Friday December 18th, 2015, 10:34 am

Staff at Bridgnorth Town Council took part in the Text Santa appeal by wearing Christmas jumpers (or full outfits!) on Friday 18th December.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2016.

For information, our offices will be closed from 12 noon on Christmas Eve and will re-open at 9am on Monday 4th January 2016.

 

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Bridgnorth Cemetery – Search for Relatives

Posted Monday December 7th, 2015, 5:02 pm

Following some recent accidental damage to two memorial stones in Bridgnorth Cemetery, the Town Council are trying to locate relatives of the late Scott and Ada Turner who were buried in grave plots Consecrated 2352C in June 1967 and March 1979 respectively and also relatives of William Joseph Lowe who was buried in grave plot Consecrated 2352C during 1897.  Both plots are situated just in front of the top chapel.   Any information you can give us to trace living relatives of the aforementioned would be gratefully received on 01746 762231

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Shropshire Council’s Big Conversation

Posted Thursday November 26th, 2015, 2:11 pm

Shropshire Council's "Big Conversation" survey now launched – have your say now on the future of council services

Residents across Shropshire are being urged to take part in what is the biggest consultation on Shropshire Council services ever launched.

The Big Conversation survey is the first phase of a five-year conversation the council wants to have with the people of Shropshire to ask them what council services are most important to them.

The Big Conversation comes in light of continuous Government cuts which, in five years’ time, will leave only one quarter of the current funding that pays for over 150 services.

Like all local authorities, the council is faced with the need to make further substantial savings in the coming years due to ongoing Government cuts.

By 2020/21 the Government’s £44m revenue support grant – money that is paid to councils each year to help provide services – will end. By the time this grant ends, it is estimated that we will be a further £77m worse off, due to the combination of inflationary increases in costs, particularly in adult social care, and further cuts in Government grants.

The council’s forecast budget for 2020/21, recently published in the council’s Financial Strategy, is estimated to be £188m. £163m (87%) of the budget will be allocated to core services such as adult’s and children’s social care and safeguarding, domestic waste disposal, concessionary travel and school transport.

This will leave just £25m (13% of the overall budget) of money to spend on the remaining 150 plus services the council currently provides. This is a reduction of 75% from the £100m the local authority currently spend on these services.

This means the council will have to stop delivering some services, and need the public to tell them which services are important to them and what they can do to help and make the remaining resources it has go further.

Claire Wild, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member leading the council’s Big Conversation, said:

“In every home, organisation and business in Shropshire people have to manage a budget, prioritise and make important spending decisions. This is the same for the council, and we really want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to influence these decisions by showing us which services are the most important to you and your community.

“As part of this Big Conversation we want you to tell us your views on the services you value, the services you don’t, and the services you and your community may consider to run yourselves.

“The Big Conversation will continue over the next five years. This initial survey is the first phase of this conversation.

“So please get involved, your views will be used to tell us what services the council will provide in the years ahead.”

If you know someone who does not have access to a computer, you can either print a copy off for them or you can pick a paper copy up from your local library or customer service point. Alternatively you can call us and request one.

For more information about the Big Conversation and to take part

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Vacancy – Part Time Qualified Finance Officer

Posted Thursday November 26th, 2015, 12:17 pm

Bridgnorth Town Council is looking for a qualified Finance Officer (employed or self-employed) to work the equivalent of 25 hours per week, over a month, to suit the needs of the council’s legal requirements and
meeting schedules. Some evening work will be required.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL

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: [email protected]
CV’s will not be accepted

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