2023-2024 Grants round

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The 2023 Grant round is open, copies of the application form can be found on this web page, on the back pages of the news letter and obtained from the Council office. Click the title of this post to obtain the grant documents. Grant Application | BCTC Grant-awarding-policy

Community Food Resilience Strategy

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Bishops Castle is one of the first Councils to develop and adopt a Food Resilience Stategy and we are very grateful to Daphne Du Cros from the Bishops Castle Community Seed Bank and Shropshire Good Food Partnership for developing this document. You can read the document here  Community Food Resilience Strategy Also find attached a copy of the Green Leaves… Read more »

Mayor’s Sunday & Covid Awards

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Mayor’s Sunday took a slightly different format this year in Bishop’s Castle. Held on 30/10/22 at the St John the Baptist Church in Bishop’s Castle this year the incoming Mayor and Councillors were joined by many of the Town’s Covid Volunteers for the Parade and service. Covid Volunteers who had been nominated by the towns’ residents were presented with Certificates… Read more »

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

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As we continue to mourn the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, here is an update on activity you will see over the weekend, In the County and in the Town. Saturday 10th September Flags at The Town Hall and St John the Baptist. Currently the flags are at half-mast, all flags will be raised at 11am on Saturday… Read more »

Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

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. The Councillors and Staff at Bishop’s Castle Town Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who peacefully passed away on Thursday 8th September 2022. The Mayor, Josh Dickin said: “I would like to express my sincere condolences to the Royal Family. The Queen was our longest reigning monarch. Truly one… Read more »

New Councillor’s

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At Tuesdays meeting, The Town Council recently co-opted two new councillors. Bringing the total number of Councillors up to 11 out of a possible 12. We would like to make a warm welcome to Cllrs Lloyd Payne and Rachel Bromley. Both aged 25, it’s great to see the younger generation get involved with local politics. Mayor Josh Dickin said “… Read more »

Covid Award Nominations

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CoVid Award Nominations The Town Council are welcoming nominations from Residents for those volunteers who went above and beyond during the Covid Pandemic. click this link for further details Covid Awards The nomination form can be found here : Nomination Form The Closing Date is 31st August 2022

Business Park Sculpture

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As part of the new business park development at Bishops Castle, local businesses or artists are being invited to create an art installation that would be fabricated and erected as a permanent feature within the business park.  The budget for this art installation has been set at £15,000 –  £30, 000. Full details are within the brief obtainable on the… Read more »

Hate on Skates (again)

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The newly installed red shelter in the skate park (made, and installed by local welder, Matt Maddox) has been vandalised yet again by having homophobic abuse scrawled over it. It is not graffiti. It is a hate crime. Hate crimes are dealt with by heavier sentences precisely because they are hate crimes, targeting minority and vulnerable groups and individuals within… Read more »