The Local Data Company, a retail research organisation, revealed that in Shrewsbury there is an overall shop vacancy rate of 12.6%, a 0.5% rise on the same time last year. The three main shopping centres are the worst affected areas with 41 out of 108 retail units in the Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside malls [...]
The Story of Shrewsbury is intended to provide a user-friendly summary of Shrewsbury’s history from before the time of the romans to the present day.
Presented in a digestible and hopefully palatable way the book helps to create a greater appreciation of our unique heritage, its social (and important economic) value and so to defend [...]
A two day hearing will begin on Tuesday, January 29th 2013 at the Shirehall.
The inquiry will examine the case for granting a ‘stopping up’ order, allowing the owners to encroach onto the Square pavement thus making the Square much smaller and less sheltered, outside Princess House.
Campaigners have fought against the proposals, citing fears [...]
In the early hours of Monday 17th September intruders broke in and robbed the gym belonging to Shrewsbury Amateur Boxing Club, and then they set fire to the building destroying everything inside.
The club has been running for 52 years and has trained hundreds of young boxers of all ages and at all [...]
Shrewsbury Town Council are unimpressed by developers trying to extend Princess House into our historic Town Square.
Although county planners have approved the scheme there has been much opposition from local campaigners who together with the Town Council fear that there will be a loss of amenity if cafe culture is jeopardised when the square [...]
The John Davies Boxing Centre, on Smithfield Road has been gutted in an act of mindless vandalism when fire ripped through the building at midnight last night.
Club bosses, who set up the club 52 years ago, have been left ‘devastated’ by the attack, which has seen more than £15,000 worth of boxing equipment destroyed.
Heart of England judges commended the hundreds of floral hanging baskets and planters throughout the town in July.
Its Gold award is given to ‘exceptional achievers who have demonstrated a consistently high standard in all areas of the judging criteria.’ The judges said they were particularly impressed with the standard of Shrewsbury’s floral displays.
Councillor hits out at Square changes
by Chris Burn
Claims that changes to Shrewsbury’s Square are needed to ensure businesses can keep trading there have been described as ‘utter nonsense’ by a Shropshire councillor. Andrew Bannerman, who represents Quarry and Coton Hill, said he did not accept an argument put forward to alter [...]
The Shrewsbury Town FC promotion heroes will take an open-top bus parade on Sunday 6th May 2012. The civic parade will set off from the Greenhous Meadow at 12.30pm before making its way through Shrewsbury town centre.
The parade will pass along Roman Road, Longden Road and Coleham Head, before going over the English Bridge, [...]
Street Pastors started in Shrewsbury when the local Police and Shropshire Council approached the local Churches and asked if they could launch a scheme with the aim of making the town centre a safer place for people to enjoy themselves over the weekend.
There are 18 volunteer Street Pastors from eleven different Churches with [...]