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UCS event scales new heights

A seminar at University Centre Shrewsbury on Wednesday 1st February will explore the complex relationship between man and mountain. 

The keynote speaker is Dr Rob Casserley, who has climbed Mount Everest no fewer than eight times. Dr Casserley runs a successful expedition company that aims to help people overcome personal challenges as they explore treacherous terrain.

Architects set to stage show in Shrewsbury

An exhibition showcasing how new developments can be successfully planned and built in historic towns such as Shrewsbury is to be staged this month.

The event is to be hosted in the town by county architects Johnson Design Partnership on January 30th and 31st and will focus on how buildings in conservation areas can be sympathetically constructed and extended.

Danish government calls on Shrewsbury at Tourism Summit

International tourism professionals will learn lessons from Shrewsbury this week as the Chairman of Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) shares best practice at the annual Danish Tourism Summit in Copenhagen.

University Centre rowers to raise funds to boost inclusivity

University Centre Shrewsbury’s rowers are set to make waves at a fundraising event next week.

Free advice for Shropshire couples

A Shropshire family mediation service is opening its doors to offer free help for people who are facing a new year separation and aren’t sure where to turn.

Wace Morgan Family Mediation Service in Shrewsbury will help people find out whether mediation could help them navigate through divorce and find the best way forward for themselves and their families.

Shrewsbury flies the flag for safety as nightlife booms

Shrewsbury is boasting double success after retaining its award as a vibrant and safe destination and experiencing a 20 per cent increase in people enjoying nights out in the town*. Purple Flag status was granted to Shrewsbury town centre for the first time last year for its safe and welcoming evening and night-time economy. Now assessors have decided it should keep this nationally recognised award for 2017.

Local landlords encouraged to join Council and University Centre Shrewsbury scheme

An increase in student numbers at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) has led to a demand for more privately-owned rented accommodation, and an event this month seeks to highlight the opportunities available to landlords within the private sector.

Consultation to start next week on proposed Public Spaces Protection Order for Shrewsbury

A formal consultation on a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for Shrewsbury town centre and Frankwell playing fields is to start next Monday 9th January 2017 and run for eight weeks.