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7:00am Thursday 13th June 2013
7:00am Thursday 6th June 2013
VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - The Bishops Castle Carnival takes place on July 7 and planning for the event is now well under way. Like all events of this type much depends on the faithful band of volunteers who turn up on the day and insure that the event runs smoothly and everyone has a good time. “Every year we get a band of faithful volunteers who turn out rain or shine”, says Anthony Jones, who is responsible for organising the volunteer groups.“ To these people we owe a debt of gratitude for their loyalty and hard work. Nevertheless the event is of such a size that we could really use additional staff on the day.
8:00am Thursday 30th May 2013
DONATE BOOKS - Donations of good condition books, CDs and DVDs are needed for the third great book sale in Bishops Castle public hall on June 8 and 9. Previous sales have raised money for the town hall renovation fund, for which the majority of the funding has already been secured from the Heritage Lottery Fund. “The two sales we have held so far have been a great success and enjoyed by both local people and visitors,” said Evelyn Bowles, one of the organisers. “We may well make this an annual charity event and so far we have received some very welcome and good quality donations. Many people have told us they have items for us, which they have yet to deliver. We would like to thank them in advance but need to stress that the volume expected is such that the sooner we can have their donations the better, as we sort and categorise every single item. This makes viewing and buying at the sale very much easier.” Donations can be delivered Monday to Friday between 10am and 5pm at the shop 18 Market Square, Bishops Castle, or Thursday to Saturday, 9.30pm – 5.30pm at Decorative Antiques, Church St Bishops Castle. Collection may be arranged by calling Sue Wilmer on 01588 630200.
10:26am Thursday 23rd May 2013
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - Bishops Castle annual town meeting will be on Tuesday at 7pm in the public hall. The town council is responsible for many aspects of the town including the town hall markets, playing fields, open spaces, allotments, public toilets, some street lights and street furniture. The meeting is an opportunity for residents to come and talk about what matters to them in the town and raise any issues they may have. If you represent an organisation in Bishops Castle there will be an opportunity to give a short report and to let other residents know about your group’s activities. To find out more, call 01588 638141.
12:42pm Thursday 16th May 2013
2:20pm Thursday 9th May 2013
10:47am Thursday 2nd May 2013
TANDEM TRIATHLON ENTRIES OPEN - Entries are now being taken for the 2013 Bishops Castle Tandem Triathlon held each year in the town for the last 27 years. This year’s event is on July 6 and organisers are sure this is the only event of its type in the world. To find out more call 01588 680449 or look on www.tandemtriathlon.org.uk.
11:49am Thursday 25th April 2013
SUN SHINES ON FUNDRAISER - With the sun shining, people flocked to a coffee morning at Bishops Castle primary school on April 19. The event raised £539 and organiser Veronica Griffiths said, “I am overwhelmed by the number of people who came to support our fundraiser. The atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly and I am so grateful to the crafters and car-boot people who gave their time, as well as the generosity of local traders, craft people and friends who made the raffle amazing.
9:56am Thursday 18th April 2013
TOWN COUNCIL ELECTION - Bishops Castle’s longest serving town councillor Dr St John Penney and the mayor of Bishops Castle, Keith Pinches have both withdrawn their candidacy for election to Bishops Castle town council. This leaves 10 names on the list of candidates - Karen Bavastock, Evelyn Bowles, Jane Carroll, Sarah Crowley, Stephen Farr, Jim Gaffney, John Morris, Darren Price, Ian Wall and Jock Wright. There are 12 seats on Bishops Castle town council, therefore there will be no town election on May 2 and all 10 people, four women and six men on the list of candidates will become town councillors after that date. The new council will meet on May 7 and two more people will then be co-opted, to bring the number of councillors up to 12. If you want to be considered for co-option call the town clerk Diane Malley on 01588 638141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Bishops Castle town council will meet in the board room of Enterprise House while the town hall is being renovated.
1:59pm Thursday 4th April 2013