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Expert panel to debate Quarry Swimming Pool's role in strong town centre

Shrewsbury BID and Shropshire Society of Architects have called in experts in architecture and urban planning to lead a public debate on the future of the town's Quarry Swimming Pool. The open meeting on Thursday 4th February at University Centre Shrewsbury , Guildhall, will consider the importance of having centrally located leisure facilities for local people and for socially and economically sustainable town...

Town council approves budget

The Leader of Shrewsbury Town Council says he is confident members have set a balanced budget that will safeguard local services, whilst also freezing Council Tax for the fourth year running. Leader of the Council Alan Mosley said he was pleased to be able to present a financial plan for the coming year that would ensure the quality and standard of local services are protected for Shrewsbury residents. This is...

New scheme launched to help Shrewsbury's homeless and tackle begging

A new initiative has been launched in Shrewsbury to encourage people to donate money directly to local homelessness charities, rather than giving it to someone begging in the town's streets. The Alternative Giving scheme has been set up by the Team Shrewsbury partnership, as many people who beg are not actually homeless or sleeping rough, and many beg to feed a drug or alcohol habit.

It aims to ensure...

Broadband boost for businesses

The arrival of superfast broadband at one of Shrewsbury's leading commercial sites is set to give a big boost to business in the town. BT has just enabled fibre broadband on Shrewsbury Business Park after several years of planning.

Matt Sandford, managing director of Pure Telecom, which recently moved to larger premises on the business park, said that his company was now accepting orders to provide this...

Designer plays her cards right in Shrewsbury

A range of quirky products produced by a Shrewsbury woman is now on sale in the town. Linda Edwards, an illustrator based in Quarry Place, launched 'Sunny Side Art' to celebrate the town she loves and is expanding the selection of products every year.

Mugs, cards, tea towels and notebooks, showcasing Shrewsbury's diverse range of architecture, are all on sale at Write Here in the town's High Street and...

War veteran to share experiences as part of military lecture series

A Second World War pilot who was the sole survivor when his aircraft was hit during his 19th mission - detonating the 4000lb bomb on board - will share his military experiences at a lecture hosted by University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). James 'Jim' Penny will present a talk on Wednesday 3rd February on 'The Importance of the Bomber Command Offensive in the Second World War'.

People are invited to Rowley's...

University Centre Shrewsbury students contribute to Fairtrade work

University Centre Shrewsbury students are contributing to global work to secure a better deal for farmers and workers. Undergraduates Holly-Elizabeth Smith and Faye Wiggins are volunteering for Fairtrade.

The Fairtrade mark on a product means that its ingredients have been produced by small-scale farmer organisations or plantations that meet Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards. The...

Final preparations underway for youth service launch

Final preparations are underway as Shrewsbury Town Council prepares to hold its first ever youth session. A newly appointed team of youth workers are gearing up to launch the first session at Flaxivity, located at Spring Gardens, on Monday.

The session starts at 6.30pm and is aimed at young people in Years 7, 8 and 9.

Registration is required either by dropping into the centre, or by contacting...