Shrewsbury BID

19 Feb 2019
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival has been hitting the airwaves in Australia with representatives of the town’s university visiting the country to explore opportunities for ‘greater collaboration’ between Shrewsbury and the city of Darwin. Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost of the University Centre Shrewsbury, flew to Australia’s most northern city to foster closer links which could include scholarship...
10 Jan 2019
Shrewsbury is bucking the national trend of a drop in town centre footfall, according to new figures. National figures show a national decline for the 10th straight year, but Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) said the town was bucking that trend and footfall figures for 2018 were actually up on the previous year. The total number of visits clocked by two town centre counters...
Late Night Shopping on Pride Hill
06 Nov 2018
Shrewsbury is going to town with its festive late-night shopping as more traders join in and a free park and ride service is extended to support seasonal shoppers. Every Wednesday from 14th November, when its sparkling lights display is switched on, until Christmas, many town centre shops will be open until 8pm for those looking for special gifts and treats for the big day. On these days there...
 Some of the lucky winners collecting their prizes from Seb Slater
18 Sep 2018
Following the successful release of Shrewsbury’s first Passport of Independents on 4th July, ten lucky winners have been drawn, each receiving £100 voucher to spend at an Independent of their choice. The delighted winners have chosen to spend their £100 prize at a variety of Shrewsbury independents including; Tanners, Old Market Hall, Snapdragon Wholefoods, Rock Bottom, The Dresser, Simon Boyd,...
Shrewsbury BID Board members
11 Sep 2018
Shrewsbury BID has launched its Business Plan for 2019-24 and will be seeking the support of its business members in a renewal ballot taking place between 27th September and 25th October 2018. During its first term, the BID which commenced in 2014, attracted additional above-levy income of £430,000 to deliver a total of £1.9million of investment in the town centre. The new Business Plan would see...
Shrewsbury High Street Award
24 Aug 2018
Shrewsbury is showcasing its vibrant town centre and appeal as an original destination to vie for the title of best High Street in the country. Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has entered the town in the Great British High Street Awards 2018 to celebrate its achievements and gain wider recognition. It has put Shrewsbury forward in the Champion High Street category on behalf of...
 (L-R) Eva Ward, Carol Grant, Eleni Ward
23 Aug 2018
Eva Ward, aged 5, and Eleni Ward, aged 10, from Shrewsbury came face to face with a larger-than-life-sized Knight today as a taster of Shrewsbury’s Games in the Square event taking place from Monday Bank Holiday (27.8.18) for three days. The Square is due to be transformed by Shrewsbury BID with grass, picket fencing, deck chairs and a host of giant games for families to enjoy the last of the...
Big Town Plan 2nd Consultation
15 Aug 2018
The people of Shrewsbury are being given another opportunity to have their say on the future of the town in the second round of public consultation for The Big Town Plan at a pop-up exhibition in St Mary’s Church, Dogpole near the top of Pride Hill and by The Parade Shopping complex from Thursday 16th August to Wednesday 19th September.  The first three days of the exhibition at St Mary’s will be...
Standing up for Town Businesses
07 Aug 2018
Having successfully lobbied and negotiated key amendments to the original car parking proposals by Shropshire Council including FREE parking in Frankwell and Abbey Foregate on Sundays and Bank Holidays; RETENTION of the pop and shop facility; the SCRAPPING of evening charges in Frankwell, Abbey Foregate or St Julian’s Friars and introduction of the 8 hour CHARGING CAP in Abbey Foregate, Frankwell...
(L-R) Seb Slater, Ted Bowen, Emma Molyneux
14 May 2018
An open invitation to the Royal Wedding has been extended to the people of Shrewsbury and beyond to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It’s not at Windsor Castle but closer to home in the grounds of historic St Alkmund’s Church, St Alkmund’s Square, where a giant screen will show BBC TV coverage of the big day in a carnival atmosphere. Shrewsbury Business Improvement...
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