Shrewsbury BID

17 Jun 2021
Live music is once again providing the backdrop to summer in Shrewsbury, with musicians playing as part of a series of activities in the town centre.  Music is taking place in The Square at various dates throughout June, including Friday June 18 to Sunday June 20, and again on Friday June 25, with more dates scheduled for later in the summer.  The aim is for live music to add to the atmosphere in...
14 Jun 2021
An innovative way for people to support the homeless in Shrewsbury has got off to a good start - and is already being expanded throughout the town.  The first ‘alternative giving’ window was installed in Castle Street in April, and another one has now been created in Pride Hill.  The windows contain a specially-designed card machine which people can use to make donations directly to The Ark...
07 Jun 2021
A team of volunteers will be roaming the streets of Shrewsbury once again this summer to welcome visitors to the town.  The Original Shrewsbury Ambassadors scheme was launched in 2019, before being paused during the pandemic last summer.   With restrictions being eased, volunteers are now being invited to join the project, which is due to run from June 26 until September 26 with partnership...
Shrewsbury town centre
28 May 2021
Shrewsbury Big Town Plan has welcomed a new face to the partnership as the team looks forward to the next stage of the process.  There is a firm message of continued commitment from the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan Partnership as Councillor Ed Potter becomes Shropshire Council’s new representative following the recent elections.  Councillor Potter is the Cabinet member for economic growth,...
30 Apr 2021
A colourful array of flags is fluttering above High Street in Shrewsbury - each one designed by a youngster as part of a special art project.  The Great Big Art Exhibition is a national project, backed by Angel of the North creator Sir Antony Gormley, encouraging people to create their own pieces of art and display them outside their home.  Shrewsbury BID decided to take the concept one step...
14 Apr 2021
The sun was shining and tills were ringing as shops welcomed customers back following the latest easing of national restrictions.  Footfall in Shrewsbury town centre was back to pre-Covid levels as people turned out to support their local traders, with roads closed to traffic to allow social distancing and businesses following the necessary precautions.  Seb Slater, executive director of...
15 Mar 2021
There is still time for children to create a piece of art as part of a project which has been backed by Angel of the North creator, Sir Antony Gormley.  Children are being invited to create an animal-themed picture - with the chance of having their artwork printed on a flag which will fly Shrewsbury town centre.  Shrewsbury is taking part in The Great Big Art Exhibition, a national project...
25 Feb 2021
Business owners in Shrewsbury are cautiously optimistic about reopening in April – with hopes of a “bumper summer” if infection levels continue to fall.  Non-essential retail shops, and hospitality businesses serving outside, will be allowed to reopen on April 12 subject to certain conditions being met, and Shrewsbury BID has welcomed the news.  Seb Slater, executive director, said it had been a...
11 Jan 2021
An empty window in the centre of Shrewsbury has been transformed into a colourful celebration of nearby businesses by an artist.  The display has been installed in the window of Marianne Exclusive Fashions by visual designer, Emma Williams, on behalf of Shrewsbury BID.  The window features a giant map of Wyle Cop with photographs of the many thriving independent businesses based in that area of...
23 Dec 2020
Businesses in Shrewsbury are celebrating after putting themselves in the shop window for a Christmas competition.  Shrewsbury Business Chamber in partnership with Shrewsbury BID organised the Christmas Window competition - and the winners, Heart and Arrow, Templeton Jones and Home Essentials were announced today.  The chamber has organised an annual Christmas window dressing event in the town for...
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