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14 Dec 2015
Work to revamp the existing play area in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park is now underway. Contractors have fenced off the infant section of the playground and have begun to remove equipment ready for the £375,000 overhaul.  Much of the equipment will be retained, refurbished and recycled for use in other Town Council playgrounds. Work is currently restricted to the infant play area, with the main part...
23 Apr 2015
A Telford company has launched it’s first ever shop after a grant from Shropshire Council enabled them to buy vital machinery. Woody Wood, based in High Ercall, bought £20,000 of log splitting equipment after securing £10,000 from the Business Enterprise Fund - which meant bosses could invest £6,000 in a new shop much earlier than planned. The firm has had offices in Cotwall Lane since January...
Textiles for recycling
18 Dec 2014
We're delighted to be working with a local (Wolverhampton-based) family firm Wilcox to help keep old clothes and textiles out of landfill.  You might recently have noticed a change as new containers have been installed at dozens of our recycling sites around the county and their dedicated team of local staff are now sub-contracted to pick up hundreds of tonnes of textiles from our sites each year...
The members of Project WIP - Dale Shepherd, Sophie Ewan-Roberts, Lewis Moorcroft, Louise Tierney and Chris Jones
11 Jan 2013
After our last post, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”, we thought we’d introduce ourselves a little bit more, just so you actually know who we all are. Our glorious team is made up of 5 main members:  Dale Shepherd, Sophie Ewan-Roberts, Lewis Moorcroft, Louise Tierney & Chris Jones (as seen L-R in the photo accompanying this article!) Chris Jones Chris is a founder and...
Cinema in Shrewsbury with film society at Hive
04 Jan 2013
Reeling from strength to strength, a well-established film group has today unveiled a brand new surround sound system at a popular arts venue. Members of the Shrewsbury Film Society at the Hive Music and Media Centre believe their latest development will help deliver a true cinematic experience with a difference for the benefit of their audiences, bringing an added dimension to regular film...
Screenshots from new.shropshire.gov.uk
09 Nov 2012
We’ve been invited to write a few guest posts about our team and the changes we are making to the Shropshire Council website, and hopefully shed some light on how and why we are making them. The title of this post is a quote from The Wizard of Oz (1939), but is a perfect analogy to Shropshire Council, where some of the internal teams and processes are largely invisible to the public - hidden...
27 Sep 2012
If I said May the 6th Nineteen Seventy Seven and asked you the relevance of that particular date would you know what it might be?  Would you know that it is the date that Shrewsbury and Zutphen in Holland, were twinned? This year we celebrate the fact that the twinning is still working well and Shrewsbury and Zutphen are so intrinsically linked that in the thirty five years of twinning Zutphen...
Sundorne and Battlefield fun day
12 Jul 2012
Sundorne and Battlefield Fun Day receives a local donation: Organisers of the Sundorne and Battlefield Fun Day in Shrewsbury were delighted to receive a donation from the Sundorne residents action group to enhance the event for local residents. The Sundorne and Battlefield Fun Day is on Saturday 14th July 2012 on Meadow Farm Drive green (adjacent to The Lantern) from 12noon to 4pm, following the...
Port Hill bridge in Shrewsbury finished
11 Jul 2012
Porthill footbridge, which crosses the River Severn in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park, is due to reopen this Thursday evening (July 12th 2012) – more than a week ahead of the original schedule – following an extensive scheme of work to repair and refurbish the bridge over the last few months. The recent work has involved carrying out repairs to the bridge’s structural steelwork, grit blasting and...
Town Council achieves quality status
10 Jul 2012
Shrewsbury Town Council is well known to the majority of Shewsbury residents and businesses - but what people may not realise, is that the Town Council has recently been awarded Quality Status through a scheme which is administered by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). The Quality Parishes Scheme was introduced in 2003 as part of a drive by the Government and parish council bodies...
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