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15th Sep 2016

Shrewsbury has once again proved its floral features are blooming brilliant after being awarded Gold in the Heart of England in Bloom competition.

The results were announced at a ceremony in Aldridge earlier today.

Shrewsbury achieved Gold in the Small City and Large Park categories, as well as a Horticultural Excellence Award for The Dingle.

15th Sep 2016

University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) students and staff are inviting people to join them for a brew and a slice of cake as part of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Student Holly-Elizabeth Smith is hosting the Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September, to contribute to the nationwide fundraising activities.

14th Sep 2016

Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a Christmas carol competition ahead of filming its annual Christmas video. 

From Dingle bells to Shrewdolph the Red nose reindeer, the search is on for writers to create Shrewsbury themed seasonal lyrics for the Christmas classic, Silent Night. 

12th Sep 2016

The Hive, a registered charity and a town centre arts & creative venue has been successful in securing £48,555 from Arts Council England through their ‘Grants for the Arts’ funding scheme.  

The fund will help the Hive to develop its artistic programming and engage with new audiences.

9th Sep 2016

Shropshire’s county regiment, The Rifles, will be granted the Freedom of Shrewsbury by the town’s Mayor next week.

Councillor Ioan Jones will welcome The Rifles on Wednesday with a service at St Chad’s Church at 1pm.

Following the service, the troops will parade onto St Chad’s Terrace at 2pm, before marching past the Mayor at the entrance to the Quarry Park. 

9th Sep 2016

Shrewsbury shoppers can now enjoy part of the popular historic Wakeman ‘Look Up’ Trail, after some of the famed ceramic tiles went on display at Pride Hill Shopping Centre.

The new feature was installed as part of the £85,000 refurbishment of the customer toilet facilities, and offers a chance to see some of the historic Wakeman School and Arts College artwork that has been preserved as part of the ongoing project.

9th Sep 2016

A fascinating free exhibition bringing to life the stories behind Shropshire’s varied place names is now on show at Shropshire Archives on Castle Gates in Shrewsbury.

The display charts the origins of Shropshire place names from their ancient roots in pre-history, and explains their unique meanings inspired by the landscape and by the people who lived there. Place names also shed light on the languages spoken in the past.

9th Sep 2016

New payment machines, barriers and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) have been introduced in Raven Meadows multi-storey car park in Shrewsbury town centre to improve the service offered to visitors.

The new equipment integrates vehicle sensors, number plate cameras and technology in barriers on entry and exit points.

7th Sep 2016

Shrewsbury Town Councillors have supported an application for the development of the town’s historic Flaxmill, whilst also calling on planning chiefs to give further consideration to the impact of the scheme on nearby residents.

At a meeting of Full Council on Monday, members considered proposals to redevelop the historic site to create office space, a café, car parking and an interactive visitors’ space.

6th Sep 2016

The next Severn Loop Local Forum in Shrewsbury will be on Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 7pm at The Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, SY3 8HQ. 

Tim Smith, Shropshire Council’s head of business, enterprise and commercial services, will be speaking on the transferring of services, and Shropshire Council assets in the town.

Tim Compton from the Ark will be talking about the support offered to rough sleepers within the town by outreach services. 

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