Shrewsbury BID

26 Nov 2021
People are being asked to have their say on the new weekend traffic arrangements in Shrewsbury.  The centre of Shrewsbury - Wyle Cop (uphill), High Street and Shoplatch - are currently closed to through-traffic from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays to help reduce traffic in the town at weekends.  An official consultation has been launched which will help councillors decide whether to make the...
12 Nov 2021
Businesses in Shrewsbury are being given the opportunity to sleigh the opposition in a special Christmas Window Competition - with organisers saying “Yule be sorry to miss out!”.  Shrewsbury BID is once again teaming up with Shrewsbury Business Chamber to run the competition which follows a successful event last year - bringing some colourful relief to the town centre between lockdowns. ...
07 Oct 2021
A major series of training sessions for businesses is continuing throughout October - with people being urged to sign up for the free events.  The training is being arranged and funded by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) with the majority of courses open to all businesses in Shrewsbury, whether they are a member of the BID or not.  The next session is being held on October 19, when ...
30 Sep 2021
A project to give broadband cabinets a vibrant and colourful new look has been completed in Shrewsbury town centre - with the promise of a trail to come later this year.  The murals have coincided with the completion of improvement work in Mardol and Claremont Street, with a prominent Openreach cabinet in Mardol Head being the final one of more than a dozen cabinets painted by local artists. ...
27 Sep 2021
People are being invited to get comfy and relax in the heart of Shrewsbury as part of a campaign to encourage people into the town on a Sunday.  ‘Sofa Sundays’ will be held throughout October, when a range of comfortable sofas will be set out in The Square for people to enjoy.  The initiative is being organised by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) and is designed to give people the...
Wyle Cop in Shrewsbury at Christmas
24 Sep 2021
It may not yet feel like it but Christmas is coming - and people in Shrewsbury are being urged to order a Christmas tree to help decorate the town centre.  Shrewsbury BID is once again arranging delivery of 4-foot trees, complete with twinkling lights, for businesses and residents who live in the centre of town.  Trees are supplied by Leaton Forest and installed by Potters Electrical and can be...
31 Aug 2021
A brand new festival is coming to Shrewsbury with bars in the town centre getting together to celebrate the world of cocktails.  Shrewsbury Cocktail Week will take place from Monday September 13 to Sunday September 19 and tickets are on sale now.  The event is being organised by Shrewsbury BID (Business Improvement District) and is designed to showcase the array of fantastic venues in the town...
17 Jun 2021
Live music is once again providing the backdrop to summer in Shrewsbury, with musicians playing as part of a series of activities in the town centre.  Music is taking place in The Square at various dates throughout June, including Friday June 18 to Sunday June 20, and again on Friday June 25, with more dates scheduled for later in the summer.  The aim is for live music to add to the atmosphere in...
14 Jun 2021
An innovative way for people to support the homeless in Shrewsbury has got off to a good start - and is already being expanded throughout the town.  The first ‘alternative giving’ window was installed in Castle Street in April, and another one has now been created in Pride Hill.  The windows contain a specially-designed card machine which people can use to make donations directly to The Ark...
07 Jun 2021
A team of volunteers will be roaming the streets of Shrewsbury once again this summer to welcome visitors to the town.  The Original Shrewsbury Ambassadors scheme was launched in 2019, before being paused during the pandemic last summer.   With restrictions being eased, volunteers are now being invited to join the project, which is due to run from June 26 until September 26 with partnership...
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