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6th Aug 2015

Owners of businesses in Shrewsbury and Shropshire who are interested in heritage are invited to join a new free network The Culture Club - business networking with a difference. The first meeting is on Thursday 24 September at 8am at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. The guest speaker will be Trevor Osborne of The Osborne Group, who will be revealing his plans for the former Shrewsbury prison building, which he now owns.

6th Aug 2015

The Guardian newspaper has today announced that Shrewsbury is the second happiest place to live in Britain. Shrewsbury came second only to Harrogate, beating Chester, as one of the happiest places to live in a survey completed by Rightmove. Read the full article here.

St Mary's Church Discover Heritage Awards
6th Aug 2015

The Churches Conservation Trust has been commended in the Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards - for excellence in cultural and natural heritage interpretation in Britain and Ireland. The Visitor Welcome project at St Mary's, St Mary's street, Shrewsbury has been commended in the Museums and Historic Properties/Sites category. St Mary's is a magnificent medieval building.

Shropshire Youth, the Emerging Leaders charity
31st Jul 2015

A unique partnership between Shropshire Youth, the Emerging Leaders charity and The Shrewsbury Club has been successfully piloted in Shrewsbury to help disadvantaged young people begin to achieve their potential. The Stride Out project, which began in June 2015, has provided 12 local teenagers, not in education, employment or training with the chance to learn leadership skills and improve employability skills and confidence.

University Centre Shrewsbury
24th Jul 2015

The Nigerian proverb, 'it takes a whole village to raise a child' seems to sum up at least some of the philosophy behind an exciting new project which puts University Centre Shrewsbury centre-stage in helping people who are out-of-work gain confidence, experience and find employment.

22nd Jul 2015

This month Shropshire Council's Shropshire Archives is celebrating 20 years at Castle Gates in Shrewsbury. The building, then known as the Shropshire Records and Research Centre, was opened by Councillor George Raxster on 24 July 1995. Since then the service has helped many thousands of researchers, and ensured the preservation of Shropshire's fantastic collection of archives, maps, books and photographs which fill nine kilometres (five and a half miles) of shelving.

21st Jul 2015

University Centre Shrewsbury welcomed a guest from the United States to discuss the development of partnerships with universities in the Americas. Carlos Kearns, the University of Chester's representative for the continents of North and South America, visited Shrewsbury on Tuesday July 14, 2015.
He was given a tour of the town, and spent time with University Centre staff, including Senior Project Officer, Russ Millhouse.

Shrewsbury Britain in Bloom
17th Jul 2015

Judges will visit Shrewsbury on Tuesday 21st July to meet businesses, event organisers and key representatives from the Residents Association, the University and the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery as part of this year's RHS Heart of England in Bloom competition. Last year the town was crowned RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions. In 2015, Shrewsbury in Bloom is seeking success in the competition with an entry from Shrewsbury BID.

17th Jul 2015

Members of the public are invited to join the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury for the annual Flower Show lunch. The post-show luncheon will take place on August 16 in the Members' Marquee in the Quarry, by kind permission of the Shropshire Horticultural Society and Attwoolls.

Guest are requested to arrive at 12.30 for 1pm sit-down.

Tickets are priced at £22.50 with proceeds to the Mayor's Charity in aid of the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund and The Shrewsbury Ark.

Britain in Bloom Shrewsbury
16th Jul 2015

Shrewsbury Town Council will be supporting Shrewsbury BID with its first entry into the Heart of England in Bloom contest. After being crowned RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions last year, the Town Council is taking a well-deserved break from the contest and instead has been guiding Shrewsbury BID with an entry in its own right.




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