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£1 Sunday car parking secured for Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury BID has delivered on its pledge to improve car parking and access in Shrewsbury town centre after securing a flat rate of £1 for Sunday car parking in long stay public and private car parks. The new measures, which will launch on 7th June, will deliver a simpler, cheaper deal for visitors and help boost the high street and leisure sector.

The announcement comes just 12 months after Shrewsbury...

New mayor of Shrewsbury takes office

Shrewsbury has elected its new Mayor for the coming year, Councillor Miles Kenny. Councillor Kenny officially took office at the annual meeting of Shrewsbury Town Council last night.

The mayor-making ceremony, which was held at Theatre Severn , saw Councillor Kenny take over the role of civic leader from outgoing Mayor, Councillor Beverley Baker. His wife, Aurona, will support him as Mayoress.


Shrewsbury to mark ve day anniversary

A special beacon will be lit in Shrewsbury tomorrow to honour of the 70th anniversary of VE day. More than 200 beacons across the country are set to be lit at 9.32pm throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, following the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Windsor Castle by Her Majesty The Queen.

Shrewsbury's beacon will be lit in the Quarry , in front of the war memorial, by...

Celebrity chef launches Shrewsbury first street food feast

Shrewsbury's first Street Food Event is being launched by Shropshire's favourite celebrity chef Marcus Bean in a bid to bring the latest street food personalities and produce to the medieval town.

Eat Street Shrewsbury will take place in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church off Butcher Row in Shrewsbury on Friday 22nd May from 4pm to 10pm. Entry will be free of charge.

Amongst the eight traders...

Models bring fashion X factor to Shrewsbury's shopping centres

A stylish blend of fashion, music and dance brought glamour and glitz to Shrewsbury's busy Darwin and Pride Hill Shopping Centres on Saturday. The Centres played host to Pop Up Fashion with a team of four model-dancers regulars on top TV shows like X Factor and accompanied by presenter Mike Lockwood, staging a series of shows throughout the day.

On a busy Shrewsbury Saturday it brought crowds flocking to...