Change in opening hours at Household Recycling Centres

Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia are reminding residents about the change in opening hours at Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) across the county.

From Thursday 1 November 2012, Shropshire Council’s HRCs will be opening from 9am until 5pm daily (with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day when the sites are closed).  HRCs offer collection points for more than 30 different types of recyclable material across Shropshire - a much wider range of materials than can be collected at the kerbside.

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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Day of the Dead Festival at Shrewsbury Market Hall

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL AT MARKET HALL

Shoppers at Shrewsbury Market Hall are invited to help mark the Mexican festival, the Day of the Dead this weekend.

Pat Jones, from Beyond the Purple Door, is creating a special mural to mark the occasion.

People can get involved by drawing on a giant chalkboard to create the ‘mural wall of the dead’ on November 2 and 3, between 10am and 4pm.

There will also be the opportunity to toast lost loved ones with a drink as well as a chance to purchase some Mexican and Mexican inspired artwork.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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And Not A Fat Lady In Sight

Mid Wales Opera
Don Giovanni
Theatre Severn
31/10/12

It’s a certainty that the man watching the pennies at Theatre Severn will be delighted with the heaving auditorium for tonight’s performance of Don Giovanni. Our own local major Opera company, The Mid Wales Opera were in town.

Owen Lewis Owen Lewis

Owen Lewis was born fifty something years ago in the land of the black puddings. For the geographically challenged that is in Lancashire. Moving to Shropshire From 1970 Owen was brought up in Church Stretton. His first real job was in radio. After starting on BBC Radio Shropshire he became known on Marcher Sound, broadcasting throughout the North West for several years. After a university degree course in Theatre, Owen became an actor and went on to play "Pirate Bill" in The Alton Towers Hotel. He also made several television appearances. Returning to university he took his PGCE enabling him to teach. That saw him on the Essex coast as a drama teacher and latterly as a Creative Educational Liaison Officer making films and creating new teaching methods to employ on children in need of more help in their fundamental learning skills. Published playwright Owen ultimately wants a house boat in Amsterdam to focus on his work as Playwright and Poet. Follow hos blogspot at https://owenscribblerlewis.blogspot.com

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How to stop Junk Mail

It is estimated that in Shropshire around 50 million individual items or some 2,200 tonnes of unwanted mail gets delivered to homes every year.

With UK consumers generating over £25 billion worth of postal sales per year, there is clearly an economic case for marketing by post.  However, with thousands of tonnes of largely unwanted mail never even being read and just creating extra household waste, which costs taxpayers money to get reprocessed, it’s understandable why some take a different view. 

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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Recycling Used Cooking Oil

Residents across the county can now recycle used cooking oil, after a successful six-month trial conducted in Shrewsbury. The scheme which is new to the county means that waste chip fat and other cooking oils can be transformed into green electricity simply by taking it to your local Household Recycling Centre (HRC).

James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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Student lock-in at House of Fraser

House of Fraser, Shrewsbury has recently unveiled an exciting new partnership with the Hive Music and Media Centre in the town. The flagship department store will be working together with the Hive team on a diverse variety of events and initiatives, launching with a special student lock-in event at the store next Wednesday

Employers Advised to be Aware of Equal Pay Pitfalls

In the wake of a ‘landmark’ legal ruling into equal pay, a local HR specialist is urging business owners across Shropshire to fully understand how the judgement could affect their affairs.

Last week [Wednesday 24th October], the Supreme Court ruled in favour of 174 female former Birmingham City Council workers who argued they had been treated unfavourably in terms of pay compared with their male counterparts, opening the doors to the prospect of many other employees or ex-employees who have suffered similar instances of pay discrimination taking their case to the civil courts.

Trades urged to discover business benefits of Green Deal

Plumbers and electricians in Shrewsbury are being urged to consider business opportunities offered by the new Government scheme which will see householders able to make their homes energy efficient without the need to pay upfront.

The Green Deal allows property owners, both domestic and commercial, to make energy saving upgrades such as renewable energy boiler installations, double glazing, insulation and heating controls.

local dog Baxter starts his charity walk

Baxter is a 10yr old Parsons Jack Russell Terrier who is a sponsor dog with the charity Oldies Club. Oldies Club are a nationwide company who rescue and rehome dogs over the age of 7yrs, they rely soley on donations to be able to carry on their good work. Patron of this  wonderful charity is Marc Abraham. He lives with Kate Griffiths and Daniel Holbrough in Pontesbury, Nr Shrewsbury. With the lovely Shropshire Hills on his doorstep to explore, it’s no wonder this amazing little dog is taking on the challenge of Wales’ biggest mountain.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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Shropshire Handyperson Service gives Senior Citizen's Forum a Hand

Shropshire Handyperson Service gives Senior Citizen's Forum a Hand

The Mayor of Shrewsbury helped Shropshire Senior Citizens Forum take a big step forward on Friday (October 26th) by officially opening a hand rail for some steep steps at their head office near the Kingsland Bridge.

Councillor Keith Roberts was accompanied by the Mayoress, Mrs Catherine Roberts, and two junior mayors for the day, Leon Gill and Cerys Watton from the Wakeman School.

Michael Michael

Severn Magazine and Love Shrewsbury Editor.

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