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Free parking in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury BID
20th Aug 2014

Following the success of free all-day car parking introduced by Shrewsbury BID over the May bank holiday, NCP has joined the scheme for Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August, making it a town centre wide initiative.

The two-part, free parking scheme with NCP, Shropshire Council and the owners of privately managed car parks was created to encourage visitors to Shrewsbury town centre over the bank holiday and help support traders.

Shrewsbury BID flower bombing Charles Darwin for Shrewsbury Flower Show
13th Aug 2014

The arrival of the Shrewsbury Flower Show was given a warm welcome by Shrewsbury BID this morning with two areas of the town centre transformed with an explosion of flowers and grass benches.

The statues of Charles Darwin and Clive of India woke up to a bright and flowery start in a stunt aimed to encourage visitors from the Flower Show to spend time and discover what the town centre has to offer.

1st Aug 2014

Kirsten Henly has been appointed BID Manager of the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) which became operational at the beginning of April 2014, with a £1.6 million budget to help boost trading for the 500 Shrewsbury town centre businesses it incorporates.

Teresa Heath Wareing from Source, Kirsten Henly from Shrewsbury BID and Mike Pritchard from
1st Aug 2014

Shrewsbury BID has taken a significant step to raise Shrewsbury's profile and help boost trading for the 500 town centre businesses it represents, with the appointment of two dynamic creative agencies, Seal and Source.

Shrewsbury BID
1st Aug 2014

Shrewsbury BID is launching FREE all-day car parking on Sunday 25th May as part of a new bank holiday weekend initiative to benefit shoppers and support traders.

Shrewsbury BID
1st Aug 2014

Independent retailers and Shrewsbury's two principal shopping centres have reported a significant increase in sales and footfall on Sunday 25th May.

Following the launch of free all-day parking, footfall at the Darwin Centre and Pride Hill rose by 35% and 34% respectively, on last year's figures.

Wysteria Lane, Deliciate and Tanners. Independent shopping in Shrewsbury
1st Aug 2014

Shrewsbury will be the must visit place to go on Friday 4th July as independent retailers celebrate national Independents' Day.

Boutiques, small shops, delis and merchants will celebrate the day, raising a toast to their independence and Shrewsbury's unique retail offer.
Bucking the national trend, Shrewsbury's independent retailers outnumber big chains on the high street by almost half. There are 400 independents out of a total of 680 retailers in the town.

Wyle Cop Shrewsbury, indepenent shops
1st Aug 2014

Stuck for things to do with the kids this half-term? Panic over, Shrewsbury has got plenty of original one-offs to keep them sweet. Here are our top five suggestions.

River events and festivals in Shrewsbury, Shropshire
1st Aug 2014

If you enjoy nothing more than messing about on the river once the summer sun appears, why not make waves in Shrewsbury with five fantastic events taking place on the River Severn very soon.

1st Aug 2014

Shrewsbury is set for a showdown of fantastic events this summer highlighting what makes the town a vibrant and original place to visit.



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