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New town sign points to forward-looking Shrewsbury town centre

The prototype for Shrewsbury’s new on-street signage system has been installed at Castle Foregate and shows the town’s forward-looking approach.

Approval of new strategy that aims to boost Shropshire’s economy

A new and ambitious strategy that outlines how Shropshire Council and its partners will work together to grow the economy of Shropshire over the next five years has been approved by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet today.

The economic growth strategy 2017 – 2021 sets out a new direction for economic growth in Shropshire and defines how, over the coming years, Shropshire Council and its partners will work...

Business as usual at Shrewsbury Market Hall while essential town centre substation works take place

Shrewsbury Market Hall will remain fully open as normal while major works take place to upgrade one of Shrewsbury’s main electricity substations, situated within the basement of the building.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is carrying out the essential work that will improve power supplies throughout Shrewsbury town centre.

The work is expected to take until early November and Market Hall...

King of nature films to inspire in Shrewsbury this month

Young people aged 11-30 years old are being encouraged to book to join Shropshire Wild Trust for an inspirational talk from renowned wildlife film maker Simon King in Shrewsbury on 24th July.

The talk is has been organised as part of The Growing Confidence Project, an Our Bright Futures, Big Lottery Funded scheme to offer young people the chance to discover more about wildlife, wild places and learn new...

Shropshire and West Midlands residents urged to vote for Shrewsbury to host 2018 UK Recovery Walk

Residents across Shropshire and the West Midlands are being encouraged to vote for Shrewsbury to host the 10 th anniversary of the annual UK Recovery Walk.

Shrewsbury is just one of two places in the UK who are bidding to be the host town for the walk in 2018 and will be competing against the City of Bradford.

UK Recovery Walk is organised by Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) UK and takes place...

Creative thinking supports Shrewsbury town centre’s appeal

A temporarily vacant shop in Shrewsbury town centre is being put to creative use with a focus on a talented Midlands’ photographer.

The changing gallery of inspirational nature and landscape photographs by Wolverhampton-based Lindsey Bucknor OBE is on display in the window of the shop on Wyle Cop.

Landlord Mrs Thomas has provided the space as a showcase until a new tenant is found. She has called...

Car parking and the new £1 coin – an update from Shropshire Council

People have been asking when the pay and display parking machines will accept the new £1 coin.

In Shrewsbury, all of the on-street pay and display parking machines, plus the machines at the Bridge Street, Raven Meadows and St Austin’s Street car parks, now accept the new £1 coin and card payments.

Shropshire Council are waiting for their supplier to convert the remaining machines. Unfortunately,...

Market Hall Roof-Top Tours Are Back

Members of the public will get another chance to view Shrewsbury’s historic buildings and streets from on high when roof-top tours return to the town’s Market Hall for their fourth series.

The tours, led by town guide and local historian Stan Sedman, will be held on Friday July 7 and Saturday July 8.

“This will be the fourth time we have held these tours due to popular demand,” said Market...