Armed Forces Day Flag Raising – 25th June

Armed Forces Day Flag Raising – 25th June

Like many towns Bridgnorth will be celebrating Armed Forces Day this year.  The national celebration will be taking place in Llandudno, North Wales.

Although Armed Forces Day is Saturday 30th June, this year Bridgnorth will be holding its flag raising ceremony on Monday 25th June which will commence at 10.30am in the Castle Grounds.

Everyone is welcome.

Road Closures – Carnival Day – 23rd June 2018

Road Closures – Carnival Day – 23rd June 2018

Please note there is a rolling road closure in place from 1.30pm on Saturday 23rd June which will include the following roads: Wenlock Road, Salop Street, Whitburn Street, High Street, West Castle Street, New Road, Underhill Street, St. John’s Street, Cann Hall Road right hand filter lane (towards St. John’s Street) and Mill Street.

Surrounding roads will experience delays and we appreciate your patience from 1.30pm until the floats arrive on Severn Park at around 3pm.

Bridgnorth Town Carnival Procession Route

Bridgnorth Town Carnival Procession Route

Diversions will be in place so please consider your vehicular movements at these times. Roads will be re-opened as soon as the procession has passed.

Upcoming Events 2018

Upcoming Events 2018

Sunday Handmade Market – Dates for 2018!

Sunday Handmade Market – Dates for 2018!

The ever popular Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market has now released its dates for 2018!

Find them under the Town Hall on the following dates to see a selection of local Artists, Crafters and Makers, Artisan Produce and Vintage Goods. As you can see, some of the markets coincide with other events taking place in the town to provide a fantastic atmosphere.

18th March – Continental Market & Annual Vintage Tractor Rally
1st April – Easter Sunday
15th April
29th April
6th May – Bank Holiday Weekend
27th May – Beer Festival
10th June
24th June
8th July
22nd July – Street Fest
5th August
26th August – Music & Arts Festival
2nd September – Continental Market & Italian Auto Moto Festival
16th September
30th September
14th October
28th October – Bridgnorth 10K Run
4th November
18th November
9th December

If you would like to join the market, please contact www.facebook.com/pg/BridgnorthSundayHandmadeMarket

The Times They Are a-Changin’…. Bridgnorth Town Carnival 2018

The Times They Are a-Changin’…. Bridgnorth Town Carnival 2018

Bridgnorth’s biggest free one day community event returns on Saturday 23rd June 2018 with a new start time!

Following an open meeting where residents and businesses were invited to have their say, it was agreed that the Carnival procession would now commence at 1.30pm instead of 12 noon. Severn Park will still play host to an array of entertainment, stalls and refreshments through until 10pm.

If you are interested in participating in 2018’s event, please register your interest on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHkbnUG9M3uMd2GpaZRyVVmLd2ea6aCSqpgPS7i7fSBDlsiw/viewform 

2017….Our best bits!

2017….Our best bits!

Another year is over and we can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring!

Here is a snapshot of our favourite events from 2017. We wish to thank everyone who has participated, sponsored, sang, performed, volunteered or attended our events. They would not be the same without you!

Christmas Lighting Up Night – 17th November 2017

Christmas Lighting Up Night – 17th November 2017

Applications are now closed for stalls and catering pitches at this year’s Christmas Lighting Up Night taking place on Friday 17th November from 4pm – 9pm in Bridgnorth High Street due to such a fantastic response!

In partnership with Shropshire Council, there will be FREE parking in the following long stay car parks from 2pm on Friday 17th November to support the Christmas Lighting Up Event:

Innage Lane
Smithfield Road
Severn Street

Just look out for these signs!

 

POSTPONED – Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 26th July

POSTPONED – Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 26th July

Due to the great British weather, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic scheduled for Wednesday 26th July has been postponed. A new date will be circulated shortly.

Bridgnorth Walk Day – 29th May 2017

Bridgnorth Walk Day – 29th May 2017

The 51st Bridgnorth Walk takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May starting and finishing in Bridgnorth High Street, where there will be a Market, refreshments and children’s entertainment whilst the walkers are welcomed home.

If you would like to have a stall in the High Street, please complete the booking form on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4QqrFlYs2X-H1WJYZcR8m9Zpo-5Pph1_hqv6D7tftpUOx2g/viewform 

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Application Forms Now Available!

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – Application Forms Now Available!

Application forms to be a part of Bridgnorth’s biggest one day free community event are now available!

This year, the Carnival is taking place on Saturday 24th June from 12 noon, starting with our procession which will arrive on Severn Park, Bridgnorth from 1.45pm.

Procession Entry

If you would like to enter into our procession with a float, walking entry or show vehicle, please click here.

Entry into the procession is free and guidance can be found on the above form. We welcome entries from groups, organisations, businesses, groups of friends, schools, youth groups and individuals! Your entry can be as simple or as creative as you like and it is a great way to fundraise or promote yourselves.

Stalls

If you would like a stall on at the event, please click here

All payment details can be found on the above form. Please note that spaces are limited.

Caterers

If you would like to provide catering and refreshments at the event, please click here

All payment details can be found on the above form, including deposits to secure your pitch. We will contact you to confirm your pitch once you have submitted your application and successful applicants will then be contacted regarding your deposit.

Please note, spaces are limited.

Performers

If you would like to perform in the arena or on stage at the event, please click here

On the day, we will have family entertainment in the arena and on stage, followed by live music until 10pm. We welcome applications from any talented members of our community to perform alongside our scheduled arena events.

This is a great way to showcase your talents, recruit members to your group or promote yourselves on one of Bridgnorth’s biggest stages.

Attractions

If you would like to bring your attraction to the event, please click here

Attractions include rides, inflatables, face painting, hair wrapping, games and participant activities. Please contact us should you need clarification of which form you need to complete.

All payment details can be found on the above form, including deposits to secure your pitch. We will contact you to confirm your pitch once you have submitted your application and successful applicants will then be contacted regarding your deposit.

Sponsorship

Bridgnorth Town Carnival relies on the support of our community to provide this free event for the town and its visitors. There are many sponsorship opportunities, big and small, from the provision of first aid to supplying our volunteers with high viz jackets on the day!

Sponsors will feature on any advertising material we use together with a free pitch on Severn Park to continue to promote your business or organisation.

If you would like further information on opportunities, please email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk 

Volunteers

Without the help of our fantastic volunteers, we would not be able to provide you with our fantastic Carnival! If you have an hour or more to spare on Carnival Day, please contact the Town Council. Opportunities range from setting up the Carnival field, marshaling road closures, assisting visitors on the Carnival field, helping our performers on and off stage to litter picking. Hours range from 8am right through to the end of the event, and we are grateful for any offers of assistance no matter how big or small.

Volunteering can support University Applications, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and looks great on a CV so please get in touch on events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk if you would like to be involved.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and gives you front row seats to our event!