Shrewsbury BID

Shrewsbury bus station
27 Jan 2023
Businesses in Shrewsbury have welcomed the introduction of cheaper bus fares - with calls being made for more reductions in the future.  The Government has invested £60 million into subsidising bus fares across the country until March 31 - and Shrewsbury BID is encouraging people to take advantage of the offer.  Seb Slater, executive director of Shrewsbury BID, said: “Any initiative which makes...
St Julian's Friars car park in Shrewsbury during flooding
16 Jan 2023
Businesses in Shrewsbury have thanked shoppers for their support – after footfall was unexpectedly high despite the town centre being hit by flooding over the weekend.  Footfall cameras operated by Springboard on behalf of Shrewsbury BID showed that visitor numbers in High Street on Saturday were up by 0.6% compared to the previous week, and 3.5% higher than the same day last year.  Seb Slater,...
A busy bar in Shrewsbury during Loop Fest
16 Jan 2023
A grant scheme to help projects and events which promote and improve Shrewsbury town centre has opened for its second year.  A total of £10,000 is available under the Original Shrewsbury grant scheme, and people are now invited to apply for grants ranging between £500 and £5,000.  The project is run by Shrewsbury BID and follows a successful first round of grants which were awarded last year. ...
02 Dec 2022
Shop local and support your independent businesses in the run-up to Christmas - that’s the message from Shrewsbury BID ahead of Small Business Saturday.  The national campaign celebrates the huge variety of independent businesses across the UK on Saturday, December 3, and Shrewsbury can boast more unique shops, bars and restaurants than almost anywhere else.  Wyle Cop, the charming steep street...
Christmas trees in Shrewsbury
30 Nov 2022
Shrewsbury is starting to look very festive, with more than 150 Christmas trees sparkling throughout the town centre.  Shrewsbury BID and the town council have once again teamed up to supply the trees for businesses to display on the front of their premises.  Emma Molyneux, of Shrewsbury BID, said the trees created a wonderful atmosphere in the town centre, alongside the Christmas lights which...
28 Nov 2022
A special postbox has appeared in Shrewsbury town centre, giving youngsters the chance to send a letter to Father Christmas.  The postbox is underneath the Old Market Hall in The Square, and the last date for posting is December 19.  The large traditional Christmas tree, supplied by Leaton Forest, has also returned alongside the postbox as part of Shrewsbury BID’s festive campaign in the town...
Shrewsbury town centre
03 Oct 2022
Shrewsbury’s official social media accounts have been breaking records this year - reaching more than 6.7 million people over the past 12 months.  The Original Shrewsbury pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are managed by Shrewsbury BID, and have grown into a vital part of the town’s marketing machine.  Over 40,000 people follow the pages, which are used to promote Shrewsbury town centre,...
23 Aug 2022
Giant sculptures in the centre of Shrewsbury are staying for an extra month after proving so popular over the summer.  The “jaw-dropping” sculptures by world-renowned artist Andrew Logan have been part of the Shrewsbury Arts Trail, which has been a huge success.  Jonathan Soden, of The Soden Collection and member of the Shrewsbury BID board, said the Arts Trail had really put the town on the map...
28 Jul 2022
A training session to help businesses in Shrewsbury know what to do if someone falls into the River Severn has been declared a success.  More than 20 people attended the session, organised by Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service, and another one is now taking place on Tuesday (August 2).  Businesses are being encouraged to send staff on the course to help keep everyone safe in...
Mirror Egg sculpture by Andrew Logan in Shrewsbury
18 Jul 2022
A series of jaw-dropping sculptures by a world-renowned artist are attracting a great deal of attention after going on display in Shrewsbury town centre.  The giant sculptures by Andrew Logan have been brought to the town by Shrewsbury BID, in partnership with Shrewsbury Arts Trail, which has also brought pieces by the likes of Banksy, Andy Warhol and Damian Hirst to the county town.  They are on...
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