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Shrewsbury BID Christmas video
19th Sep 2014

A new video showcasing some of Shrewsbury's best independent businesses and one-off attractions has been launched by Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) to promote the town.

The short film, a Summer in Shrewsbury, gives a fast and fresh perspective on the town centre, showcasing its quirky character and originality, from the iconic River Severn to the town's true hidden gems - Darwin and the Dingle included.

15th Sep 2014

Shrewsbury has been voted the most courteous town by the National Campaign for Courtesy following the launch of the Most Courteous Town Award.

Shrewsbury Castle
15th Sep 2014

Shrewsbury has once again been considered blooming lovely after winning a Gold award for its floral displays - and being crowned category winner by Heart of England in Bloom.

The results were announced in a ceremony at Theatre Severn on Thursday 11th September. The town was awarded Gold and nominated category winner in the Small City Category for centres with a population of between 35,001 and 100,000.

4th Sep 2014

Shrewsbury is full of finds and now you can explore five for free as part of the national Heritage Open Days event between 11th and 14th September. Heritage Open Days celebrates the country's architecture and culture by offering free access to places that are usually closed to the public or charge for admission. In Shrewsbury the event means a rare meeting with a Lord on top of a 133ft column, trips to the top of a tower and a discovery in an ancient guild hall.

Free parking in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury BID
20th Aug 2014

Following the success of free all-day car parking introduced by Shrewsbury BID over the May bank holiday, NCP has joined the scheme for Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August, making it a town centre wide initiative.

The two-part, free parking scheme with NCP, Shropshire Council and the owners of privately managed car parks was created to encourage visitors to Shrewsbury town centre over the bank holiday and help support traders.

Shrewsbury BID flower bombing Charles Darwin for Shrewsbury Flower Show
13th Aug 2014

The arrival of the Shrewsbury Flower Show was given a warm welcome by Shrewsbury BID this morning with two areas of the town centre transformed with an explosion of flowers and grass benches.

The statues of Charles Darwin and Clive of India woke up to a bright and flowery start in a stunt aimed to encourage visitors from the Flower Show to spend time and discover what the town centre has to offer.

1st Aug 2014

Kirsten Henly has been appointed BID Manager of the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) which became operational at the beginning of April 2014, with a £1.6 million budget to help boost trading for the 500 Shrewsbury town centre businesses it incorporates.

Teresa Heath Wareing from Source, Kirsten Henly from Shrewsbury BID and Mike Pritchard from
1st Aug 2014

Shrewsbury BID has taken a significant step to raise Shrewsbury's profile and help boost trading for the 500 town centre businesses it represents, with the appointment of two dynamic creative agencies, Seal and Source.

Shrewsbury BID
1st Aug 2014

Shrewsbury BID is launching FREE all-day car parking on Sunday 25th May as part of a new bank holiday weekend initiative to benefit shoppers and support traders.

Shrewsbury BID
1st Aug 2014

Independent retailers and Shrewsbury's two principal shopping centres have reported a significant increase in sales and footfall on Sunday 25th May.

Following the launch of free all-day parking, footfall at the Darwin Centre and Pride Hill rose by 35% and 34% respectively, on last year's figures.

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