Shrewsbury BID

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...
23 Jul 2020
Shrewsbury is open - that’s the message of a new campaign celebrating a safe and welcoming summer season in the town.  The ‘Shrewsbury’s Open’ campaign has been created by Shrewsbury Recovery Taskforce, which includes Shrewsbury BID, Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council.  Additional funding from The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Shropshire Council is being invested to...
29 Jun 2020
The centre of Shrewsbury is set to remain traffic-free during the day for the rest of the summer to help keep people safe and help businesses to maximise their potential over the summer.  High Street will be closed to traffic between 11am and 4pm - a change from the original timing of 11am to 6pm - and Wyle Cop will be open to outward bound traffic only, on a 24-hour basis.  All car parks remain...
28 May 2020
Businesses in Shrewsbury can now sell their products directly to customers online through the town’s virtual marketplace, Support Shrewsbury.  The website - www.supportshrewsbury.co.uk - established by Shrewsbury BID and My Shrewsbury magazine, enables businesses to sell vouchers and experiences, and has now been expanded to allow the sale of individual products.  One of the first businesses to...
22 May 2020
Plans are well underway to help people stay safe as they come back into Shrewsbury town centre as coronavirus restrictions are gradually eased.  The Shrewsbury Recovery Taskforce, part of the Big Town Plan Partnership, made up of Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury Town Council and Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District), have been in ongoing communication throughout the crisis and developing...
28 Apr 2020
Shrewsbury’s first-ever online marketplace has opened its “virtual doors”, with town centre businesses offering a variety of gift vouchers and experiences for sale.  Support Shrewsbury officially launched on Monday, April 27, and has been developed by Shrewsbury BID, supported by My Shrewsbury magazine, to help businesses create an income during the coronavirus lockdown.  The website - www....
10 Apr 2020
Shrewsbury businesses are being invited to a free webinar where they can ask questions and discuss the support on offer during the coronavirus lockdown.  The webinar is being hosted by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) and will take place on Thursday, April 16, from 2pm to 3pm.  A panel of experts will be on hand to talk through the latest developments regarding support packages for...
10 Apr 2020
Shrewsbury’s new virtual marketplace is opening soon, with businesses being reminded to make sure they get involved.  Support Shrewsbury is a website which will give people the opportunity to buy vouchers for shops and businesses to help them gain income during lockdown.  Nearly 100 businesses have so far registered to be included - and organisers are calling for more to join the scheme by going...
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