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14th Dec 2015

Work to revamp the existing play area in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park started this week. Contractors have fenced off the infant section of the playground and have begun to remove equipment ready for the £375,000 overhaul. Much of the equipment will be retained, refurbished and recycled for use in other Town Council playgrounds.

Work is currently restricted to the infant play area, with the main part of the playground remaining open until after Christmas.

11th Dec 2015

University Centre Shrewsbury academics are getting people talking about one of the most loved Christmas stories ever published. The English Department is hosting a free reading group on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, on Saturday 19th December.

People have the chance to find out more about the classic tale and the TV film made on location in Shrewsbury in 1984, starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge.

11th Dec 2015

Health and care organisations from across Shropshire are joining together at this weekend's Shrewsbury Christmas event in The Quarry. Under the "Shropshire Together" banner, visitors will be able to find out more about services to support their health and well-being, and how to stay well this winter.

11th Dec 2015

Two of Shrewsbury Market Hall's popular restaurants are staging continental themed evening events in the run up to Christmas. On Thursday 10th December and Thursday 17th December tapas restaurant Cafe AleOli will transform into a Spanish taverna for two flamenco evenings with live music and a three-course dinner.

On Saturday 19th December The Bird's Nest Café is holding 'A Christmas in France' themed special four-course dinner with live music.

10th Dec 2015

Shrewsbury's annual Carols in the Square concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio, returns next week. The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury's festive calendar, will take place on Wednesday 16th December from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Shrewsbury Town Council is managing the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire with Eric Smith from 6.05pm.

Shrewsbury Market Hall, shopping in Shrewsbury 50th birthday
10th Dec 2015

Civic leaders and Shropshire's Lord Lieutenant will join market traders and members of the public on Wednesday for a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the official opening of Shrewsbury Market Hall in 1965. The celebrations will be led by Shropshire Council leader Keith Barrow, the Lord Lieutenant Sir Algernon Heber-Percy and Shrewsbury Mayor Councillor Miles Kenny.

Shropshire Council
10th Dec 2015

The Shropshire Council staff that helped to make Shrewsbury's new University Centre a reality - and who are now helping to ensure its ongoing success - have been praised by the councillor with responsibility for the project. University Centre Shrewsbury is a partnership between the University of Chester and Shropshire Council.

9th Dec 2015

University Centre Shrewsbury staff and students are urging people to join voices with them at the institution's inaugural Christmas Carol Service. The Christmas Service at St Chad's Church on Thursday 17th December is open to all.

People are invited to come along from 5pm to 6pm for music, prayers and readings at the Church at St Chad's Terrace, next to the Quarry.

Snow globe, snowglobe in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Christmas
8th Dec 2015

Shrewsbury had a white Christmas this weekend as the town became 'Snowsbury' and families and friends filled a giant snow globe which featured in the town centre. More than a thousand people stepped into a winter scene to play in the snow and have a photo taken for free, as part of the Snowsbury-inspired activities from Shrewsbury BID.

Late night Christmas shopping in Shrewsbury
2nd Dec 2015

Shrewsbury's town centre businesses will be open as normal for late-night shopping tonight despite this week's flooding, and people are being encouraged to visit the town. Frankwell and St Julian's Friars car parks are closed due to flood levels, but free parking will be available from 4pm this afternoon in the following Shropshire Council-owned car parks.




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