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Bishop's Castle local company feels optimistic, history day, writer?, Bishop's Castle diary
10:11am Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Bishop's Castle
LOCAL COMPANY FEELS OPTIMISTIC
- “Lots of good news for Bishop’s
Castle and south west Shropshire” was
reported by Mike Ashwell, manager at
The Board of Enterprise South West
Shropshire, was told:
1. Another workshop has been let, to
renowned Three Tuns Brewery
2.The childcare initiative has launched
very successfully – candidates are
booked to start training this month
and there has been widespread local
Shropshire Councillor Charlotte
Barnes, herself a mother of two young
children said: “This is really great
news; lack of child care locally for
some age groups has been a real
problem and it’s a real feather in the
cap of Enterprise House.”
3.The local joint committee recently
allocated £2,500 to the company so
that it can carry out a detailed piece of
planning to secure its financial future
and continue to deliver its core service
as well as taking on new and important
projects to support the area.
4.The annual grant from Shropshire
council, though reduced, has been
confirmed for the current year.
5. Directors of Enterprise South West
Shropshire are involved in the property
steering group convened by Coun
Charlotte Barnes. It is possible the
company will be involved in the future
marketing and development of the
6. Income from the ASP (artificial
sports pitch) last year was greater than
expected. The floodlit pitch is a great
asset to isolated rural communities.
Users come from right across the area.
Peter Phillips from The Bog, has been
elected chairman; and Michaela
Hardwick, Bishop’s Castle as vice
Mr Phillips said: “Last year was very
testing financially. The hard work and
loyalty of the staff at Enterprise House
have been our greatest asset. Despite
council cuts and the anxiety caused by
the recession, we look forward with
much more optimism in the
Contacts: Mike Ashwell 01588 638038;
Peter Phillips 01588 650625; Charlotte
Barnes 01588 650561
HISTORY DAY - Following a successful
drop-in day in June, volunteers from
Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource
Centre will be making a return visit to
Lydbury North Village Hall on Saturday
21 July. They are inviting residents to
bring in historic documents,
photographs or artefacts that they are
willing to have photographed and
added to a parish profile, which will be
available to local history researchers.
The village hall will be open form 2pm
- 6pm, and anyone wanting to get
involved in the project, or just to find
out more, is welcome to come along.
Local History Centre at BCHRC
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
10.30am - 1pm.
BCHRC, Chapel Yard, Bishop’s Castle
SY9 5DE,01588 630 556.
www.bchrc.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER? - If you're writing a book, a
new shop in Bishop's Castle could be
just what you need.
YouCaxton Publishing Services helps
authors wanting to self-publish their
work. They offer advice and help on
every aspect of publishing your own
book, from editorial advice through to
publication, marketing and creating
The partners are children’s author Bob
Fowke and Steve Edwards, formerly a
specialist manager at Livesey’s Printers
in Shrewsbury and an expert on
BISHOP’S CASTLE DIARY
Friday 20 July– Saturday 28 July 2012
FRIDAY JULY 20:
Castle Artists Summer exhibition .
Castle Hotel, Bishop’s Castle. 11am-
5pm. Until 30 July. Call 01588 638403.
Cameleon and Garibaldi live. Three
Tuns, Bishop's Castle. 9pm
SATURDAY JULY 21:
AMP Party in the Park. Bishop's Castle
playing fields. From 12 noon.
Farmers’ market. Town Hall and
Market Square, Bishop's Castle. 8am
–1pm. Call 01588 638141.
SUNDAY JULY 22:
NGS open garden. Marehay Farm,
Ratlinghope. £3. 11am-6pm. Call 01588
Acoustic Triangle trio. Leasowes Bank
Festival, Ratlinghope. £12. 8pm. Call
TUESDAY JULY 24:
Wasteless Society trip to anaerobic
digester in Wrexham and National
Trust Erdigg. Dep Bishop's Castle 9am.
£8. Call 01588 638762.
WEDNESDAY JULY 25:
Mothers Union trip to Battlefield
Church, nr Shrewsbury. £8.50. Call
Storylab Box - Summer storytime.
Bishop's Castle Library. 10.30am. Book
on 01588 638215.
Footpath Walking Group. Bromlow. 4-6
miles. Meet Harley Jenkins St car park.
9.30am. Call 01743 791992
SW Shropshire Gardening Club.
Preparing the Show Bench – Jessica
Pannett. Lydbury North Village Hall.
Barbican Piano Trio. Leasowes Bank
Festival, Ratlinghope. £12. 8pm. Call
SATURDAY JULY 28:
Auction. Public Hall, Bishop's Castle.
Call 01743 462763.
Fresh produce market. Bishop’s Castle
Town Hall . 9am.
John Williams Quintet with Sarah
Moule. Leasowes Bank Festival,
Ratlinghope. £13. 8pm. Call 01743
If you have any news for the paper, or
a coming event to promote, please
hand a note addressed to Julia Parker
over the counter at Bishop’s Castle
Post Office. She sends news to the
paper every week. Her phone number
is 01588 680445.The email address is