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12th Jul 2017

Shrewsbury BID, which represents over 500 businesses in the town, is deeply concerned by some of the proposals put forward in Shropshire Council’s draft car parking strategy, announced last week.

12th Jul 2017

The prototype for Shrewsbury’s new on-street signage system has been installed at Castle Foregate and shows the town’s forward-looking approach.

The distinctive ‘totem’ is set to be the first of 56 signs installed to welcome and help visitors to find their way around the town centre and its historic streets. They will replace outdated fingerpost signs and deliver a more efficient and less cluttered look to the town. 

12th Jul 2017

A new and ambitious strategy that outlines how Shropshire Council and its partners will work together to grow the economy of Shropshire over the next five years has been approved by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet today.

The economic growth strategy 2017 – 2021 sets out a new direction for economic growth in Shropshire and defines how, over the coming years, Shropshire Council and its partners will work together to achieve sustainable new growth in the county’s economy.

11th Jul 2017

Shrewsbury Market Hall will remain fully open as normal while major works take place to upgrade one of Shrewsbury’s main electricity substations, situated within the basement of the building.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is carrying out the essential work that will improve power supplies throughout Shrewsbury town centre.

The work is expected to take until early November and Market Hall managers say the building will remain fully open and accessible.

10th Jul 2017

Young people aged 11-30 years old are being encouraged to book to join Shropshire Wild Trust for an inspirational talk from renowned wildlife film maker Simon King in Shrewsbury on 24th July.

10th Jul 2017

Residents across Shropshire and the West Midlands are being encouraged to vote for Shrewsbury to host the 10th anniversary of the annual UK Recovery Walk.

Shrewsbury is just one of two places in the UK who are bidding to be the host town for the walk in 2018 and will be competing against the City of Bradford.

6th Jul 2017

A temporarily vacant shop in Shrewsbury town centre is being put to creative use with a focus on a talented Midlands’ photographer.

The changing gallery of inspirational nature and landscape photographs by Wolverhampton-based Lindsey Bucknor OBE is on display in the window of the shop on Wyle Cop.

3rd Jul 2017

People have been asking when the pay and display parking machines will accept the new £1 coin. 

In Shrewsbury, all of the on-street pay and display parking machines, plus the machines at the Bridge Street, Raven Meadows and St Austin’s Street car parks, now accept the new £1 coin and card payments.

30th Jun 2017

Members of the public will get another chance to view Shrewsbury’s historic buildings and streets from on high when roof-top tours return to the town’s Market Hall for their fourth series.

The tours, led by town guide and local historian Stan Sedman, will be held on Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8.

“This will be the fourth time we have held these tours due to popular demand,” said Market Facilities Manager Kate Gittins.

30th Jun 2017

Students at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) are set to move into new town centre accommodation in September 2018 after proposals were agreed by Shropshire councillors.

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