Author Archives: Gwilym Rippon

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 Attachment below is one option the other design is too large to upload and is on display in the Town Hall. We Welcome Feedback. PARRY.PARK PARRY.OAK

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 »

Town Hall Office

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With today’s easing of restrictions Town Council staff will begin a phased return to the office whilst following on site protocols. Staff will be available in the office in the Town Hall at the following times until further notice. Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm All other channels of communication remain open at all times.

Faerie Trail

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A new FUN trail aimed at Children has just been launched in Bishop’s Castle. Participants can purchase a Trail map for £1.50 from the Town Hall or Primary School which will take them on a walk around the Wintles Woodland with an opportunity to solve clues to find the hidden Faerie Doors that have been placed around the Trail.Glynn Roberts,… Read more »

Church Trail

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Two Trail Leaflets have recently been published for the St John The Baptist Church in Bishop’s Castle. These provide two trails around the churchyard along with associated information. One is for Adults and one aimed at Children, Copies are available around town or can be downloaded here. Adult Trail page 1 Adult Trail 2 Child Trail Page 1 Child Map