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Launch of video celebrating Shrewsbury Market Hall

From buzzing cafes and veg sellers to jolly butchers and talented craftspeople a new video has been launched celebrating the life of Shrewsbury Market Hall. The video has been shot by young Shrewsbury film-maker Aaron Child who wanted to capture the action, atmosphere and colour of the award-winning market.

It was commissioned by Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council, who jointly manage the...

Businesses urged to join Shropshire Council's Big Conversation

Businesses across Shropshire are being urged to take part in what is the biggest consultation on Shropshire Council services ever launched - and are being encouraged to ask their employees to join in. The Big Conversation survey is the first phase of a five-year conversation the council wants people who live and work in Shropshire to say what council services are most important to them.

Like all local...

Reminder about free Wednesday night parking in Shrewsbury

Free parking is available in Shrewsbury from 4pm every Wednesday between now and Christmas. Free parking is available in Shropshire Council-owned long-stay car parks:

Frankwell Main car park. St. Julian's Friars car park. Abbey Foregate car park.

Raven Meadows multi-storey will be open until 9.30pm on Wednesdays until Christmas.

Please note that the last Park & Ride buses...

World record challenge all in a day's work for UCS students

The Guinness World Record for the most people performing jump squats in the same place and at the same time has hopefully been smashed with the help of University Centre Shrewsbury students. The Big Squat, which took place at Meole Brace School Science College organised by Village Water, saw 477 pupils, volunteers and representatives join together, on World Toilet Day no less, to attempt to break the current...

Shops gear up for Christmas rush

Shops in Shrewsbury's busy shopping centres are gearing up for the biggest shopping day of the year so far - Black Friday - with over 70 Christmas temps taken on. Retailers are bringing in extra staff and unveiling a host of offers ready for the expected avalanche of shoppers as footfall goes through the roof on Friday 27th November.

That's when the last paycheque before Christmas hits bank accounts,...

Scrutiny committee to consider work to date on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Council will discuss the recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. Shropshire Council's Environment and Services Scrutiny Committee will hear and discuss work carried out on the recent consultation to gather people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury at their meeting on Monday 30th November 2015. View the report here.

The five-month...

Thousands turn out for Shrewsbury's biggest Lights Switch-On event

Thousands of people gathered in Shrewsbury last night for the town's biggest Christmas Lights Switch-on event to date. The event started at 4pm when the street food festival, Eat Street opened to visitors in the grounds of St Alkmund's Church. This was followed by bands, choirs, acoustic acts and street entertainers performing in the Square, Shopping Centres, Market Hall , Museum and Art Gallery , St Mary's...

New Shrewsbury Park and Ride service proving popular

An improved Park and Ride service that began in Shrewsbury on 2nd November 2015 is proving popular with visitors to Shrewsbury town centre. The new service began after Shropshire Council awarded a new five-year contract to manage Shrewsbury's Park and Ride service to Arriva Midlands.

Under the new contract, the current three Park and Ride sites at Meole Brace, Harlescott and Oxon have been retained. The...