Author Archives: Grant Perry

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 »

Former Mayor Karen Bavastock

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We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Former Mayor & Councillor, Karen Bavastock.  The thoughts of the Town Council are with Karen’s family and friends at this sad time.Karen was a very well-known and respected figure throughout the town, who worked tirelessly for the town, and represented the Town Council with such pride.Mayor Cllr Josh Dickin said… Read more »

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Mugs

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Queens Platinum Jubilee mugs for Bishop’s Castle Primary School Children. Before Bishop’s Castle Primary School broke up for the half term, Mayor Cllr Josh Dickin had the honour of going into school to hand out commemorative Platinum Jubilee mugs. These were funded by the Town Council. Mayor Dickin said “It was great to have a chance to go in and… Read more »