The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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The Town Council will be lighting a Beacon to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubille on Thursday 2nd June at 21:45 on the playing fields we look forward to you joining us to mark this historic occasion.

Email Issues

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We have been experencing intermittent email issues over the last fortnight following a server upgrade. If you have emailed since 7th February and have not had a response it is possible your email has been lost. Please feel free to send your email again and we apologise for any inconvenience this may or has caused.  

Have your Say on Planning Policies

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HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLANNING POLICIES FOR BISHOP’S CASTLE! The Town Council have prepared a draft of the Bishop’s Castle Neighbourhood Development Plan. We would like to know what you think of the policies and proposals and welcome your feedback. Please click on the link above for full details.

Dial a Ride Needs Helpers

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Bishops Castle Community Transport needs volunteers to help with the Scheme, Minibus and Car Drivers are needed. Please call Adrian on 01588 638350 for more information or Click the link below. DAR_HELP

Small Grants

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The Council recently awarded the following Grants to local organisations. £600 to the Abbeyfield Home towards the provision of a Defibrillator to be installed on the outside of the house to provide cover for Oak Meadow, Coricks Rise and that area of the town. £250 to Castle Carols to help with organising events in the Town £500 towards the costs… Read more »

Playground Update

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The designs for the Refurbishment of the Playing Fields and Oak Meadow Play Areas are on display in the Council Chamber. The Attachments below are the options which have been on display in the Town Hall during October – December. The Council has evaluated both designs and undertaken a  cost benefit analysis and have concluded that the Mant Leisure design… Read more »

YOUNG PEOPLE – the town’s next generation is talking; we need to listen.

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We are all aware of the difficulties faced by young people in terms of both independent accommodation and work opportunities. Affordable housing is vital as are work opportunities that are diverse, fulfilling, stimulating, and fairly paid. These are “big” issues that need input from a variety of bodies both within and beyond our town. But there are important “smaller” issues… Read more »

Have Your Say to Improve Bus Services

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Have your say to help us improve bus services in Shropshire Shropshire Council  want to hear your views about bus services in Shropshire! Even if you don’t currently use bus services, we want to hear how we could make changes so you would consider using them in future. This Autumn we’re bidding to the Government’s Bus Back Better fund to… Read more »

Church Street October Road Closure

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Road Closure – Church Street, Bishop’s Castle. Please find details below of a temporary road closure: Road Closure: Church Street, Bishop’s Castle Start Date: 26th October 2021 End Date: 29th October 2021 Purpose: Road Closure: STW – Long comm pipe installation. Works Promoter: Severn Trent Water Works Promoter Ref: LB9141201-000012830385 Enforcement pattern for Church Street, Bishop’s Castle: 24hrs You can… Read more »

Proposed Youth Forum

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A recent Council Meeting agreed to explore the possibility of establishing a Youth Forum with direct input into the Town Council so that the concerns and ideas the youth of the town have are properly represented and taken seriously. Councillor Stelman who has been instrumental in engaging with the Skate Park users recently and has experience in Youth Work has… Read more »