Shrewsbury BID

23 May 2019
Visitors to Shrewsbury will be able to discover the full range of what the town has to offer thanks to a new team of ambassadors being introduced this summer.   Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID), which is behind the scheme, is now looking for volunteers to become the “face of Shrewsbury” as town ambassadors, and pass on their invaluable local knowledge to visitors.    Dilwyn Jones, a...
Some of the coordinating group at Darwin's childhood home in The Mount.
04 Apr 2019
The group co-ordinating the DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival says a record number of events were held this year. More than 30 free events were held during February aimed at all ages and organised by a variety of groups and individuals across the town - including an appearance by Darwin’s great, great, great granddaughter Gwen Burnyeat. The festival also brought Shrewsbury and the city of Darwin in...
02 Apr 2019
The first town-wide deposit return scheme for coffee cups in the UK is being launched in Shrewsbury. From Wednesday (April 3), customers can choose a ‘Shrewsbury Cup’ from some cafes in the town centre as part of a campaign to eliminate single-use cups from the town. The reusable Shrewsbury Cup costs £1 and when used can be returned to any participating cafe or shop, where the customer will have...
14 Mar 2019
Shrewsbury will be one of the first places in the UK to have a town-wide, deposit-return scheme for reusable takeaway cups to help cut waste and promote sustainability. The brightly coloured reusable ‘Shrewsbury Cup’ is designed to replace single-use paper cups and will cost just £1, which is refunded when customers return them to participating cafes. Shrewsbury Cup is a new Community Interest...
19 Feb 2019
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival has been hitting the airwaves in Australia with representatives of the town’s university visiting the country to explore opportunities for ‘greater collaboration’ between Shrewsbury and the city of Darwin. Paul Kirkbright, Deputy Provost of the University Centre Shrewsbury, flew to Australia’s most northern city to foster closer links which could include scholarship...
10 Jan 2019
Shrewsbury is bucking the national trend of a drop in town centre footfall, according to new figures. National figures show a national decline for the 10th straight year, but Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) said the town was bucking that trend and footfall figures for 2018 were actually up on the previous year. The total number of visits clocked by two town centre counters...
Late Night Shopping on Pride Hill
06 Nov 2018
Shrewsbury is going to town with its festive late-night shopping as more traders join in and a free park and ride service is extended to support seasonal shoppers. Every Wednesday from 14th November, when its sparkling lights display is switched on, until Christmas, many town centre shops will be open until 8pm for those looking for special gifts and treats for the big day. On these days there...
 Some of the lucky winners collecting their prizes from Seb Slater
18 Sep 2018
Following the successful release of Shrewsbury’s first Passport of Independents on 4th July, ten lucky winners have been drawn, each receiving £100 voucher to spend at an Independent of their choice. The delighted winners have chosen to spend their £100 prize at a variety of Shrewsbury independents including; Tanners, Old Market Hall, Snapdragon Wholefoods, Rock Bottom, The Dresser, Simon Boyd,...
Shrewsbury BID Board members
11 Sep 2018
Shrewsbury BID has launched its Business Plan for 2019-24 and will be seeking the support of its business members in a renewal ballot taking place between 27th September and 25th October 2018. During its first term, the BID which commenced in 2014, attracted additional above-levy income of £430,000 to deliver a total of £1.9million of investment in the town centre. The new Business Plan would see...
Shrewsbury High Street Award
24 Aug 2018
Shrewsbury is showcasing its vibrant town centre and appeal as an original destination to vie for the title of best High Street in the country. Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) has entered the town in the Great British High Street Awards 2018 to celebrate its achievements and gain wider recognition. It has put Shrewsbury forward in the Champion High Street category on behalf of...
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