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25 Sep 2020
A campaign to promote Shrewsbury as a vibrant and safe destination over the summer will continue throughout autumn and winter.  The Shrewsbury’s Open campaign has been funded by the Shrewsbury Recovery Taskforce, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID, to spread the word that the town is safe and welcoming during the Covid-19 restrictions.  Since being launched...
22 Sep 2020
Shrewsbury has retained its Purple Flag status for a thriving evening and night-time economy - for the fifth year running.  The Purple Flag campaign recognises excellence in town and city management, scoring against key criteria including wellbeing, broad appeal, the place as a destination and policy. The scheme operates in much the same way as Green Flag does for parks and Blue Flag for beaches...
21 Sep 2020
More than a thousand people have responded to a survey about Shrewsbury town centre’s traffic arrangements during the summer – and there is still time to have your say.  The survey has been put together by Shrewsbury Recovery Taskforce, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID, who are reviewing the movement interventions which were put in place following advice...
21 Sep 2020
Shrewsbury based care provider, Morris Care, is holding its very first virtual launch event as it unveils Radbrook Garden Suite, an exclusive new wing of the renowned Radbrook Nursing Home in Shrewsbury. On Thursday 24th September at 2pm, viewers can tune in via the Morris Care website at morriscare.co.uk/garden-suite for a live broadcast from the new Garden Suite revealing its five star...
Happy customers at last year's Pumpkinfest
18 Sep 2020
Pumpkinfest is set to return to Park Hall Farm for October half term. The team are making some changes to ensure it can be enjoyed in a socially distanced format. The event at the Oswestry attraction will run from the 17th October until the 1st November giving Shropshire families some entertainment over half term and Halloween. Park Hall are limiting the number of visitors on site to ensure...
17 Sep 2020
A leading Shropshire estate agent is recommending that sellers’ market their property by than 26 September, in order to meet the stamp duty holiday deadline of 31 March 2021. Andrew Cadwallader, managing partner for south Shropshire at Samuel Wood, said housing market activity was “excelling” following the Chancellor’s announcement of a stamp duty holiday, and experts expect the market to remain...
16 Sep 2020
Work has been completed on a village hall near Shrewsbury after it won a competition for a makeover. Ford Village Hall was the winner of the SWG Community Building Award organised by SWG Construction, which has offices in Welshpool and Shrewsbury, and the Shropshire Rural Communities Charity. The competition was run to find a community building in need of some improvements, with the winner...
Rural touring groups hope to inspire new work
15 Sep 2020
Two local rural touring initiatives are collaborating to create an event for local artists. Creatives from the Marches region are invited to join the Rural Arts Salon this Thursday 17th September. Arts Alive are co-hosting the virtual arts meeting with rural theatre, Pentabus, to bring together arts professionals to discuss ‘Navigating Change & Going Live.’ The organisers said, “Artists...
12 Sep 2020
A month-long event aimed at helping people in recovery from drug and alcohol use has garnered the support of the High Sheriff of Shropshire. Dean Harris will be promoting Recovery Month (September) as part of her commitment to highlighting drug and alcohol issues in the county. A series of events will run throughout the month organised by Shropshire Recovery Partnership (run by drug, alcohol and...
Book your blue sky and blue sea for 2021
09 Sep 2020
Booking a holiday abroad at the moment feels something like Russian roulette – nobody is quite sure whether his or her holiday is going to be the one that gets the bullet when it comes to quarantine. Of course, if you work from home, quarantine is not an issue, but if you have to go out to work or, you have school age children, it is. Therefore, perhaps the most sensible thing to do is look...
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