BCA short list revealed

An awards ceremony celebrating businesses in Shropshire which cater for children and young people has revealed its finalists for 2018.

The Businesses for Children Awards, now in its fifth year, shines a light on the hard work undertaken by those working across the county to support children and young people.

There are 12 categories for awards, including new business, educational business for five to 18 year-olds, activities for under fives, franchisee and a volunteer award.

The finalists, decided by 12 judges, were announced on December 4.

Development will complete final piece of Vanguard Park success story

Shrewsbury’s Morris Property is to complete the final plot at Vanguard Park, 11 years after it started developing one of the region’s most successful business parks.

National Wheelchair Tennis Championships to be held at The Shrewsbury Club this week

Top class wheelchair tennis returns to Shropshire this week as The Shrewsbury Club hosts the Tennis Foundation’s National Wheelchair Tennis Championships and the conclusion of the National Series Finals.
The action starts on the indoor courts at the Sundorne Road venue on Friday and will run until Sunday, with free admission for spectators.
Former GB Paralympian Dave Phillipson will be looking to retain his men’s singles title.

Help Santa find his elves in Shrewsbury

A fun seasonal search has been launched to find Santa’s Elves who have run off from the North Pole to seek adventure in Shrewsbury town centre.

A dozen of the distinctive 12-inch characters are hiding out in shop windows and shopping centres and the challenge, organised by Shrewsbury BID, is to spot eight of them for the chance to win great prizes.

Shrewsbury Abbey to host caring Christmas celebration

Words and music designed to stir memories and look ahead to the festive season will feature in a special service at Shrewsbury Abbey created by and for the residents of Morris Care’s six care homes.

Around 250 invited residents, staff, family and friends are expected at the Victorian Christmas Carol Service on Tuesday 12 December. Some will dress in Dickensian themed costume to celebrate the spirit of the occasion.

Care home tunes into the health benefits of music and art

Music, song and arts activities from students from Shrewsbury School have been prescribed for their health benefits at a care home in Bicton.

Pure Telecom leads charity Christmas collection

A Shrewsbury telecoms company is urging neighbouring firms on Shrewsbury Business Park to contribute to a charity Christmas collection.

Pure Telecom is behind the initiative to support the Shrewsbury Ark, which provides a drop-in centre for homeless and vulnerable people.

It is asking employees at the 66 firms on the park to donate essential items such as tinned food, sleeping bags, warm clothes and toiletries over the next few weeks.

Loton Park Hill Climb awards ...

Hagley Car Club, organisers of events at Loton Park Speed Hill Climb, near Shrewsbury, held its annual awards presentation lunch at Telford Hotel & Golf Resort on Sunday.

Club chairman Steve Layton welcomed members and guests and spoke of the changes facing motor sport over the next few years, including the advent of electric and hybrid cars.

Pave Aways builds for the future with the Prince’s Trust

A Shropshire construction company is helping young people build a better future by lending its support to a programme by the Prince’s Trust.

Pave Aways, which has its headquarters at Knockin near Oswestry, is providing expert advice and equipment to the Team programme in Shrewsbury, which aims to help unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25 gain teamwork, communication and employability skills.

Support staff recognised at Dyslexia Awards

Two members of staff from Shrewsbury colleges Group were recognised for the work that they do with dyslexic students.

Lesley Tranter and Lesley Urquhart, support staff at Shrewsbury Colleges Group, were nominated for the Dyslexia Awards and deservedly won them last weekend. They earnt their SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator) and Educator awards for all the hard work that they put in with the College’s dyslexic students and their families.


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