Upcoming Events 2017

Upcoming Events 2017

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Christmas Lighting Up Night – 18th November

Christmas Lighting Up Night – 18th November

Join us for an evening of festivities in Bridgnorth High Street from 4pm on Friday 18th November. A variety of stalls, entertainment, attractions and of course Father Christmas and his reindeer await you.

With performances from Bridgnorth Primary Schools Choir, our four local Primary Schools, Galaxy Dance, plus other local talented groups, this is an evening not to be missed!

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Please note, there will be no parking in the High Street from 12 noon. We would appreciate your co-operation in this matter to ensure the smooth running and health and safety aspects of the set up of the event.

Should you require vehicular access to your property in any of the affected roads (Whitburn Street or the High Street) during the event, please contact the Town Clerk on 01746 762231 to enable us to make suitable arrangements.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 27th July 2016

Teddy Bears’ Picnic – 27th July 2016

The ever popular Teddy Bears’ Picnic is taking place on Wednesday 27th July from 11am to 2pm. As usual, there will be puppet shows, a small funfair, face painting, bouncy castle, ice creams and this year, Dudley Zoo will be joining us with some of their animals!

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Bridgnorth Town Carnival – 25th June 2016

Bridgnorth Town Carnival – 25th June 2016

Bridgnorth Town Carnival is back for its fourth year and is looking bigger and better than ever before!

The closing date for applications for stalls, caterers and attractions has now passed, but there is still time to enter the procession and perform at the event. Booking forms can be found below:

Float Entry

Performance Application

We are also on the hunt for some volunteers who would like to assist us with various aspects on the day; these include marshaling, and car parking on Severn Park. Full training and refreshments will be provided!

For further information about any of the above, please contact events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk or on 01746 762231

St. George’s Day Market & Parade – 23rd April 2016

St. George’s Day Market & Parade – 23rd April 2016

Following the success of last year’s event, Bridgnorth Town Events is pleased to announce that St. George’s Day will be celebrated once again and this year, on St. George’s Day!

The procession will be commencing at 12 noon from Crown Meadow, Victoria Road, through town and into the Castle Grounds. Everyone is welcome to join in and we ask that any participants who drive to Crown Meadow refrain from parking in this area due to the procession route and residents who also park in this area. There will be a rolling road closure in place and we ask for your patience from 12 noon to ensure the safety of those in the procession. Fancy dress is welcome!

Once in the Castle Grounds, expect English delights from stall holders, local businesses and community groups. Entertainment will be taking place in the Bandstand during the afternoon together with a circus skills workshop, bouncy castle and face painting.

Booking forms are now available for stalls selling English produce, performers and caterers and can be found on the links below.

Stalls Booking Form

Performers Booking Form

Caterers Booking Form

We would also welcome any volunteers to assist with our road closures. High viz jackets and full briefing will be provided so don’t worry if you haven’t volunteered before! For more details please email events@bridgnorthtowncouncil.gov.uk

In the evening, Bridgnorth Choral Society will be rounding off events with a St. George’s Day Concert in the Baptist Church. Further information can be found below.

Choral Society St. George's Day Concert 2016

 

Act@Bridgnorth – PQA Grown Ups Classes – 2nd February

Act@Bridgnorth – PQA Grown Ups Classes – 2nd February

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Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market – 2016 Dates Announced!

Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market – 2016 Dates Announced!

The Bridgnorth Sunday Handmade Market will return in 2016 under the Town Hall on selected dates throughout the year. The first of these have been announced as follows:

13th March 2016 – alongside the Vintage Tractor Run and Continental Market
27th March 2016 – Easter Sunday
10th April 2016
24th April 2016
8th May 2016
22nd May 2016
Monday 30th May 2016 – alongside the Bridgnorth Walk in the South end of the High Street
12th June 2016
26th June 2016 – alongside the Vintage Event at the Severn Valley Railway

For more information about the market or to secure a pitch, please visit www.facebook.com/BridgnorthSundayHandmadeMarket

2015 – The Highlights

2015 – The Highlights

2015 was jam packed full of events. We would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to play a vital role in the organisation of these events, provided sponsorship, put on a high viz jacket to marshal the road closures and supported these fantastic community events. Below is a selection of our favourite moments from 2015 and here’s to many more in 2016!

 

Santa’s Sleigh Visits – 6-22 December

Santa’s Sleigh Visits – 6-22 December

Following the sad announcement of the closure of Bridgnorth Round Table, Santa and his sleigh will continue to visit local homes thanks to Bridgnorth Rugby Club. For visit dates, please see below.

Rugby Club Sleigh Route 2015

Tree of Reflection Grand Switch On – 22nd November

Tree of Reflection Grand Switch On – 22nd November

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At the Bridgnorth Town Council’s Christmas Committee Meeting, it was suggested that the Committee try to make the Town attractive to residents and visitors alike, and one of the things considered was to provide the Town’s Christmas Lighting display in public places. The concept was to make Bridgnorth look as welcoming as it can at this special time, and generate more potential trade for local businesses.

This year the Committee considered creating a Gateway feature at the Quayside by illuminating one of the large trees.  Following a site visit which was attended by the Committee and representatives, it was to start with a 60 foot Genko tree as it was the largest.  The lights will remain in situ throughout the year for use at other appropriate times, for several years. Following a tender process, it was realised that around £3,000 would be required to this goal.  The fund was started with nearly £200 being collected in buckets in the Carnival procession, and more recently through donations from local businesses.

Several Town Councillors and Staff contacted local businesses to ask for their support in funding the cost of lighting the Quayside. The Town Council and the wider community of Bridgnorth is very grateful to the many businesses in Bridgnorth who have kindly pledged donations towards the tree on the Quayside and we are more than delighted to announce that the necessary funding has been raised in a very short period of time.  A banner has also been very kindly donated, which will be placed around the tree every year, displaying the names of the local businesses supporting the Project.

The tender process resulted in Blachere Illuminations Ltd being selected to provide both pea lights and sparkling stars for the height of the tree. Severn Valley Landscapes Ltd have kindly offered to erect the lights free of charge to the Town Council and everyone is very excited about the beginning of what could be an annual increase in the number of lights on the Quayside. Suggestions have also been made to the Committee to enhance the lights from the Bridge going along the Hollybush Road, also lighting up the Castle Walk.

The tree in question has been named the “Tree of Reflection” as it is expected the sparkly lights will reflect in the river water and can be seen from the top of the Hermitage giving a WOW factor.  The Town Council is delighted to invite residents and businesses to the grand switch on at 4pm on Sunday 22nd November on the Quayside. There will be drinks and refreshments available, alongside live music, face painting and glitter tattoos.

Everyone has come together enthusiastically and committed to doing the best for the community of Bridgnorth and are very keen to see this major area of the town lit up.

Once again, a very big thank you goes out to the local businesses who contributed to the success in helping the Christmas Committee achieve this project.