Shrewsbury BID

Purple Flag Award Status for Shrewsbury with Shrewsbury BID and police
24 May 2022
Shrewsbury has retained its Purple Flag status - an accreditation which recognises the town’s vibrant night-time economy while adding layers of safety and promoting the wellbeing of visitors.  Similar to Blue Flag for beaches, Purple Flag status aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town and city centres between the hours of 5pm and 5am through a vibrant and diverse mix of dining,...
Hanging baskets in Shrewsbury
04 May 2022
Businesses in Shrewsbury are being encouraged to help make the town a sea of colour for a celebratory summer.  Shrewsbury BID and Shrewsbury Town Council are once again teaming up to offer hanging baskets, which are now available to order - with a closing date of May 27 for people to get their orders in.  The hanging baskets are produced by Shrewsbury Town Council’s nursery staff, and Shrewsbury...
A picture of the shop window display
11 Mar 2022
Shop windows in Shrewsbury are giving a glimpse into the past thanks to a new project aimed at making the most of empty shop units.  Two windows - the former Greggs shop in Pride Hill and TUI in Mardol - are now full of information and historical photographs showing how the streets looked in years gone by.  The displays have been put together by Shrewsbury BID and Shrewsbury Ambassador, Maggie...
Photograph of Charles Darwin overlaid with a range of phrases from his past works.
09 Feb 2022
Charles Darwin will be put, quite literally, in the spotlight thanks to a light show in Shrewsbury to mark the great man’s birthday.  It’s part of a visual extravaganza put together by light artist Andy McKeown and backed by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) in which the spectacular creations are lighting up the Market Hall each evening.  People have been able to see Andy’s changing...
07 Jan 2022
Shrewsbury’s Christmas Window Competition has been hailed a great success with organisers praising the creative talents of traders for their colourful displays in the run-up to Christmas.  The competition organised by Shrewsbury Business Chamber and Shrewsbury BID saw businesses throughout the town centre decorate their windows in a bid to win one of the prizes on offer.  It featured three...
15 Dec 2021
Shrewsbury is streets ahead when it comes to keeping the town centre looking its best - with a successful cleaning programme continuing in the run-up to Christmas.   The work is being funded by Shrewsbury BID and was launched in August with Castle Street and Pride Hill getting the street-cleaning treatment. This has now been expanded to include St Mary’s Street, Dogpole, Wyle Cop and High Street ...
03 Dec 2021
A special post box has appeared in the centre of Shrewsbury for children to post their letter to Father Christmas.  The bright red post box has been placed in The Square at Father Christmas’ request by Shrewsbury BID and letter templates are now available from businesses around the town and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, or can be downloaded by visiting the Original Shrewsbury website at www....
29 Nov 2021
A special film celebrating Shrewsbury at Christmas has been launched – and has already been shared hundreds of times on social media.  The short film, commissioned by Shrewsbury BID, and co-funded by the Invest in Shropshire Economic Recovery Programme, to promote the town centre at Christmas, has received rave reviews since being premiered at the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.  A crew of...
26 Nov 2021
People are being asked to have their say on the new weekend traffic arrangements in Shrewsbury.  The centre of Shrewsbury - Wyle Cop (uphill), High Street and Shoplatch - are currently closed to through-traffic from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays to help reduce traffic in the town at weekends.  An official consultation has been launched which will help councillors decide whether to make the...
12 Nov 2021
Businesses in Shrewsbury are being given the opportunity to sleigh the opposition in a special Christmas Window Competition - with organisers saying “Yule be sorry to miss out!”.  Shrewsbury BID is once again teaming up with Shrewsbury Business Chamber to run the competition which follows a successful event last year - bringing some colourful relief to the town centre between lockdowns. ...
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