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Watch the Big Conversation video and tell us what services are important to you

As part of its Big Conversation, Shropshire Council has today released an animated video encouraging residents to get involved and tell us what council services are important to you. The video, produced by the council and posted on YouTube, illustrates the financial challenges Shropshire Council faces over the next few years.

Final preparations underway for Carols in the Square

Final preparations are underway for Shrewsbury's Carols in the Square concert which returns to the town on Wednesday evening. The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury's festive calendar, kicks off from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Shrewsbury Town Council is managing the concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire with Eric Smith from 6.05pm.

Play area revamp underway

Work to revamp the existing play area in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park started this week. Contractors have fenced off the infant section of the playground and have begun to remove equipment ready for the £375,000 overhaul. Much of the equipment will be retained, refurbished and recycled for use in other Town Council playgrounds.

Book a place at University Centre Shrewsbury Christmas reading group

University Centre Shrewsbury academics are getting people talking about one of the most loved Christmas stories ever published. The English Department is hosting a free reading group on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, on Saturday 19th December.

Advice on staying well this winter at Shrewsbury Christmas event

Health and care organisations from across Shropshire are joining together at this weekend's Shrewsbury Christmas event in The Quarry. Under the "Shropshire Together" banner, visitors will be able to find out more about services to support their health and well-being, and how to stay well this winter.

Restaurants stage Spanish Flamenco and French Christmas themed events

Two of Shrewsbury Market Hall's popular restaurants are staging continental themed evening events in the run up to Christmas. On Thursday 10th December and Thursday 17th December tapas restaurant Cafe AleOli will transform into a Spanish taverna for two flamenco evenings with live music and a three-course dinner.

Carols in the Square concert returns

Shrewsbury's annual Carols in the Square concert, which will be broadcast live on BBC Radio, returns next week. The event, which is a hugely popular attraction in Shrewsbury's festive calendar, will take place on Wednesday 16th December from 5.30pm with music for all the family.

Civic leaders gathering for Market Hall's 50th anniversary celebrations

Civic leaders and Shropshire's Lord Lieutenant will join market traders and members of the public on Wednesday for a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the official opening of Shrewsbury Market Hall in 1965. The celebrations will be led by Shropshire Council leader Keith Barrow, the Lord Lieutenant Sir Algernon Heber-Percy and Shrewsbury Mayor Councillor Miles Kenny.