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Shrewsbury BID launches cost saving scheme for businesses

Shrewsbury BID is launching a new initiative to help businesses in the town save money on their bills and reduce their operating costs. Specialist consultants Meercat Associates have been appointed to negotiate better deals for Shrewsbury BID members on their utilities, telecoms, waste and recycling services in a free initiative for businesses.

The savings and support scheme has started and is also aimed...

Another mark is made in University Centre Shrewsbury history

Students are celebrating their place in the history of University Centre Shrewsbury after completing the first course. The classes have finished and all the assignments have been handed in for the Certificate in Management Studies (CMS) course.

A small intake of pioneering postgraduates was welcomed to University Centre Shrewsbury in October 2014, to study CMS and Certificate in Public Health (CPH)...

Make a splash and have your say on swimming in Shrewsbury

Shropshire Council has launched a four-month consultation to seek people's views on the future of swimming in Shrewsbury. The population of Shrewsbury is changing - it's generally getting older and less active. The county will have significant growth over the next few decades, with a large amount of new housing being built.

From September 2015 the town will have a university , and although student numbers...

Shrewsbury BID announces five new board members

Five new board directors have been announced by the Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID) to help deliver projects and services set out in its five year business plan and reflect the priorities of the sectors they represent. The new directors appointed to the board are Mike Dalton, Stop. Café Bar ; Trish Donavan, Vinterior; Donna Preston, M&S ; Lucy Jones, Thomas Cook and Salla Virman, The Hive ....

Excitement as Cycle Grand Prix returns to Shrewsbury

This Sunday (31 May 2015) sees both amateur and professional racers come to Shrewsbury for the second Shrewsbury Cycle Grand Prix. Starting at 1pm, the circuit will be open for families to try out before the racing starts at 3pm. The last race is at 6pm.

The circuit, which will be enclosed with barriers, will be closed to traffic and there will be designated crossing points for pedestrians. The route the...

MP names University Centre Shrewsbury as one of his priorities

"A vital economic and educational boost" are the words used by MP Daniel Kawczynski this week to describe the impact of the creation of University Centre Shrewsbury as he names its progression among his nine priorities for the next five years. In an exclusive article for Shrewsbury Today, the MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham explains why University Centre Shrewsbury , and its development into a free-standing...

New Shrewsbury BID film goes live today

An exciting new polaroid style video production inspired by some of Shrewsbury's well-known artisans and independent retailers will launch today in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend. Commissioned by Shrewsbury BID , 'Meet Shrewsbury: The characters, the faces, the places' is a series of fast-paced photographs showing local businesses, their owners and staff, juxtaposed with memorable images of the town centre and...

Shrewsbury to remain open for business during essential road closures

Shoplatch in Shrewsbury will be closed to traffic on two Sundays next month to allow essential drainage and gas works for Mardol House in Shrewsbury to be carried out. The road will be closed on Sunday 7 June 2015 and again on Sunday 14 June 2015, in both instances from 8am Sunday morning to 6am the following day, Monday morning. During the closure through traffic will be diverted via the Town Walls and Claremont...

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