This afternoon the Shrewsbury in Bloom Committee met at Heathgates to start our new campaign off by planting some 2,500 + daffodil bulbs along the part of Telford Way that was made into a cycle/footpath. This needed to be done as most of the original bulbs had been removed when the work was carried out. We planted an area on the left side of Telford Way between Heathgates and the Crossing point just before the river bridge. Many people think as Autumn/Winter time as the end of the year but for horticulture it is the start of the year as it is time to plant ready for next year.

Below are a selection of photographs taken today during the bulb planting stint.

We hope that with so many vehicles passing as we were all working away that some might just wonder what was going on. The bulbs are paid for by the In Bloom Committee out of its own budget, a budget made up from businesses that sponsor the traffic islands around the town. We had to have our STC workers there to place the correct signage for safety reasons and they did dig many of the holes for us. But as you can see we are getting down and getting dirty, with the hope other community groups might take our lead and start planting bulbs in their areas such as Springfield, Copthorne, Monkmoor, Meole, Harlescott, Sundorne or any other area.

Above gives some idea of the area we covered this afternoon and there was still more that we did after this picture was taken.

Above the guy in the background is Gary Farmer our own Operationa Manager. Now you should all know by now that I do like to catch our office and management staff on camera and get them into the blog. Well this is another one down so not many more left to catch. But wait he is leaning on the spade and laughing is he not.

Thats better but we all know he can hold his own with a spade, well we do now. But I do like the colur of the gloves, have to get myself a pair but maybe brown ones, only joking Gary. But the others, who know who they are had better watch out as I am about with a new camera waiting to get you on the blog.



Please have a look at the MAYORS CHARITY SPRING BALL page as I have added a preview of what the menu of the evening should look like. Please click on the following link to take you there. Thank you.


A feature all about good positive stories, a must read if you want to put a smile on your face and be Proud of Shrewsbury, and become Part of the Team.

Make sure you get your copy this week and read the article. Thank You.  Tony


Click on the following link to go to the Shrewsbury Town Council’s Web-site.   Thank you. http://www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/shrewsburytowncouncil


Click on the following link to go to the SHREWSBURY/ ZUTPHEN Twinning Web-site. Thank you. http://www.shrewsburyzutphentwinning.co.uk/live/welcome.asp?id=3506#page_content 

Please click on the following link to go to the KLAGENFURT Austria web-site. Thank you.




I will be joining Royal British Legion representatives in the Square at 10.45 for a two minutes silence. So please come and join us so that we can share this special moment together to remeber those who died in both World Wars as well as all the other conflicts including those taking place in Afganistan.

Also there will be a Rememberance Parade that I will lead on Sunday 13th November, leaving Shrewsbury Castle at 09.15. Also in attendance of this civic procession will be other dignitaries along with members of the R.A.F. Army, Navy and Service organisations. Music will be provided by the First Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment Bugles, Pipes and Drums.

Followed by a service at St Chads Church, this is then followed by the wreath laying in the Quarry at the War Memorial.

Followed by a march past along St Chads Terrace

So please come and see this take place, line the route. This is the 90th anniversary year of the Royal British Legion and they are needed now more than ever, so your support at this time is really important if the RBL are to be able to support those who need that help.

Please click on the following link to go to the Royal British Legion Shropshire Web-site. Thank you for your support.   Tony







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