Shrewsbury BID

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...
09 Dec 2020
Children are being invited to post a letter to Father Christmas using a special post box which has appeared in the centre of Shrewsbury.  The bright red post box has been placed in The Square by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District), alongside a large Christmas tree taking pride of place under the Old Market Hall.  A letter template can be downloaded from the Original Shrewsbury website...
10 Nov 2020
Businesses can hear expert advice about the financial support on offer during the current lockdown at a free webinar taking place this week.  Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) is hosting the free webinar, which is open to all businesses, on Thursday (November 12th) at 2pm.  The panel will include human resources specialist, Niamh Kelly of The HR Dept, Hayley Owen, Interim Head of...
03 Nov 2020
Traders in Shrewsbury are staying positive and opening late to give shoppers as much time as possible to buy their Christmas gifts before the latest lockdown.  Business owners in Wyle Cop have got together to launch a last-minute late-night Wednesday, with most shops on the street staying open until 7pm, and Shrewsbury Market Hall is open until 8pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Shrewsbury BID (...
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...
31 Jul 2020
Cyclists in Shrewsbury have locked on to a new idea which will allow them to travel into town and park up securely - thanks to new ‘Plantlocks’ being placed around the town.  The Plantlocks, a metal planter with hoops for locking bikes, have been funded by Shropshire Council and installed by Shrewsbury Town Council, and are part of an ambitious plan to encourage more people to cycle into...
30 Jul 2020
Footfall in Shrewsbury has out-performed the national average during June and July as shoppers steadily gain the confidence to visit the town centre again.  Figures from footfall counters show that increases in visitor numbers were consistently higher than comparable towns across the country following the introduction of interventions to help aid social distancing, such as closing High Street to...
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