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Neighbour Hood Plan Referendum

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The Neighbourhood Plan drawn up by Volunteers and Town Councillors has been accepted by Shropshire Council following the recent Referendum and will be used to help it decide on planning applications once they have formally adopted it. The full plan is available in the Library and Bishop’s Castle Town Hall & Visitor Information Centre as well as online. Further Information… Read more »

Neighbourhood Plan

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The Neighbourhood Plan for Bishops Castle will be going to a Referendum on May 2nd for the approval of the community. A group of volunteers have worked with the Town Council and other local bodies over the last few years to develop this plan for the Town – Full details of the plan can be found in the documents uploaded… Read more »

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 »