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27th Jul 2017

A Shrewsbury business has re-opened after a £50,000 investment programme was completed.

Write Here in the town’s High Street, has been transformed into one of the best independent pen shops in the country.

John Hall, owner of the business, which employs six people, says that the refurbishment of his premises meant that is was now a leading UK retailer in this sector.

25th Jul 2017

Shrewsbury Market Hall is to become a regular Saturday night food and drink venue following the big success of two recent late evening openings that attracted large crowds.

The indoor market will stay open late on the first Saturday of every month, starting on August 5, with bars and restaurants open until 10pm. A selection of retail stalls also plan to open until 7pm.

24th Jul 2017

A Shrewsbury based cricket club has recorded its highest ever youth membership in 2017, the most since the club was established in 2003.

20th Jul 2017

People, who have journeyed from overseas and ended up making Shropshire their home, are being urged to tell their stories to form part of a new performance work that will debut at this year’s Shrewsbury Festival of Literature.

Festival organisers are inviting as many people as possible to join them at a special open evening on Thursday July 27 to tell their personal stories and learn more about the project.

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 They will replace outdated fingerpost signs and deliver a more efficient and less cluttered look to the town. 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.

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