Shrewsbury BID

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...
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...
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