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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 »

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 »