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Posted Wednesday March 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Have you done the free Catch Me Who Can - Bridgnorth Art Trail yet? If you are looking for more information, look no further with this short promotional video by Skydrones Films!
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 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 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 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.
Posted Tuesday October 16th, 2018, 9:08 am
We have been advised by Shropshire Council that there is to be a further Emergency Road Closure of Listley Street from 9am - 1pm today, 16th October, for two days on a 24 hour basis.
The intention of the closure is to allow contractors to erect scaffolding and associated hoarding to the elevation of New Market Buildings fronting Listley Street. From there the roof of the building can be assessed by qualified structural engineers and some minor repairs can be undertaken if required.
Posted Thursday October 11th, 2018, 5:03 pm
The popular Bridgnorth Catch Me Who Can Statue Trail has recently featured in both the Wolverhampton Magazine and Shropshire Magazine, spreading the word far and wide to bring tourists to our fantastic town. The Trail has seen visitors from all over the County and further afield and has proven popular with local residents. They hope to launch an interactive mobile app very soon!
A copy of the 3-page spread in the Wolverhampton Magazine is below:
Posted Friday September 7th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Bridgnorth Town Council has been approached by the Town’s Rugby Club to see if it would sell land that the Town Council owns that is adjacent to the Rugby Club.
Bridgnorth Town Council plans to consider the matter at its next meeting on Tuesday 18th September. The land of interest is to the south of Bandon Lane and across that lane from the Rugby Club main and in the vicinity of the Severn Trent pumping station. The request arises out of the Rugby Club’s aspirations to build a new clubhouse and create parking for training and match days.
Town Clerk Lee Jakeman says:
I can confirm that we have been approached by the [Bridgnorth] Rugby Club who wish to purchase a piece of land that the Council owns off Bandon Lane. The Council will meet soon discuss the proposal. However, Town councillors are aware of their responsibility to obtain best value for the tax payer, the need to measure any community benefit that might arise from such a transaction. The land does have some restrictive covenants on it that limit its future development. We understand the intention is to build some form of clubhouse facility and provide additional parking. Councillors are mindful that part of the area concerned is home to the Trevithick memorial and that piece of land would probably need to be retained by the Council to ensure its future maintenance.
Before making any decision on the merits of proceeding councillors have asked that the public have an opportunity to comment on whether the idea of considering selling the land to the Rugby Club has some merit, whether the piece of land is fine as it is or indeed, whether there is a better as yet ‘un-thought’ of use for it. Should local residents have a view on the matter please feel free to contact one of your local councillors with your views so that they in turn can contribute informed opinion to the decision making process.
Bridgnorth Rugby Club Chairman says:
“although we are so very proud of our Club holding the coveted position of being the largest (in terms of playing numbers) community based sports club in Shropshire, this does bring along its own challenges, not least the fact that we have outgrown our existing facilities, which do not comply with RFU recommendations (in terms of volume of showers etc). We are only eligible to apply for grant funding from the Lottery and the RFU to build a new club house, if the Club owns the land where the proposed new club house is to be erected. Hence, our approach to the Town Council. ”
A map of the proposed area can be found here
Posted Wednesday August 8th, 2018, 4:27 pm
For the current Mayor’s year rather than the more usual charity events, 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 next April. 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 next 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 thinks 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]
It was intended to launch the fund at an event on 31st August, but unfortunately due to a clash of dates this has been cancelled. However look out for other fundraising events we will be running between now and April, including quiz night, curry night, Civic Ball, fashion show etc.