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Posted Monday May 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
The Shropshire’s Great Outdoors 2018-28 strategy has been published for public consultation:
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.
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.
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.”
Posted Wednesday May 2nd, 2018, 4:02 pm
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.”
Posted Friday April 20th, 2018, 10:57 am
Bridgnorth Town Council extends a warm welcome to the new Morfe Ward Councillor, Clive Dyson.
Posted Friday April 20th, 2018, 9:30 am
Bridgnorth Town Council offer their condolences to the friends and family of Past Mayoress, Pat Holland, who passed away recently.
Pat was Mayoress to Councillor Mrs Connie Baines MBE during Mayoral Year 2011-2012. and attended many Civic functions during this time.
Posted Thursday April 12th, 2018, 8:36 am
Rooms are now available for hire within the Castle Hall, West Castle Street, Bridgnorth.
Previously used as a Nursery and is ideal for this purpose, or similar.
Anyone interested should contact:
Bridgnorth Town Council, College House, St. Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EJ
Telephone: 01746 762231
Email: [email protected]
Posted Monday April 9th, 2018, 10:32 am
Bridgnorth's Annual Town Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 25th April at 7pm in the Low Town Community Hall, Severn Street, Bridgnorth.
This is a meeting of the Town and is an opportunity for residents to meet with the Divisional Surveyor’s Department, Police, Shropshire Councillors and Bridgnorth Town Councillors to ask any questions they may have.
There will also be a presentation from Shropshire Council Highways Department to answer questions relating to general Highways matters, as well as giving an overview of Shropshire Council Highways Emergency Planning for the Bridgnorth area in the future following the unusual weather conditions experienced this winter.
Residents are invited to submit items for discussion to [email protected] in advance of the meeting.
The accompanying paperwork for this agenda can be found here:
Posted Tuesday April 3rd, 2018, 9:51 am
Notice is hereby given that a poll for the election of a Town Councillor for Bridgnorth Town Council (Morfe Ward) will be held on Thursday 19 April 2018, between the hours of 7:00am and 10:00pm.
Posted Friday March 30th, 2018, 11:30 am
Easter Bunny Hunt - Easter Sunday
Solve the clues and find the bunnies around Castle Grounds, for your chance to win a handmade Easter egg from Eudon George Chocolates!
There will also be face painting, children’s rides, bouncy castle, refreshments, and courtesy of The Fence Company, children will be invited to paint a van for a small donation to charity!
Look out for the Easter Bunny who will be making an appearance, courtesy of Oscar Pet Food…
£1 entry with prizes for all courtesy of The Falcon Hotel
Posted Thursday March 22nd, 2018, 11:42 am
Looking for something to do with the children during the Easter holidays? Head down to the Town Hall for your chance to meet the Royals and win a prize...