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Big Town Plan

Shrewsbury Big Town Plan-Public Consultation opens

Shrewsbury Big Town Plan pop up  Public Exhibition opened on Thursday 16th August at St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF.  The exhibition is open from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday and will remain open until Wednesday 19th September 2018.

Whether you live in Shrewsbury, live on the outskirts or visit Shrewsbury for any reason, it is important you know what the plans are and to take part in the survey. 

The first three days of the exhibition gave visitors to the exhibition opportunity to speak to representatives from the three partners leading the project: Shrewsbury Town Council, Shropshire Council, and Shrewsbury Business Improvement District (BID).  From Monday 20th August, the public can continue to view the plan and use the feedback forms provided to give comments.  This mirrors the questionnaire which is live online for feedback at www.shrewsburybigtownplan.org

The final draft of the plan already reflects the comprehensive responses received during the first consultation, and now sets out a vision for the town and how it could look by 2036.

It explores themes such as vitality of the town centre, movement and place, creating a space for enterprise and nurturing a natural Shrewsbury.  It lists key objectives to show how the town can evolve to meet future challenges.

You can take part in the new survey here: https://shrewsburybid.typeform.com/to/XFoH22

You can also download this PDF for more information.  It will help you when completing the survey: Shrewsbury Big Town Plan

Ruby, Chair of Shropshire Disability Network says: ” We know many people were not able to visit the exhibition for the Shrewsbury Big Town Plan that took place earlier this year, due to the venues not being accessible.  SDN encourages our members to visit this exhibition and take the opportunity to give your feedback. If anyone requires help to complete the survey above or to respond in any other way, please email [email protected] or call/text 07398 350255 for help.

SDN has made contact with Shrewsbury Big Town plan to see if the documents produced are available in large print and easy read. It is vital that you express any concerns you have about access etc now”

Macular Society

Shrewsbury Macular Support Group Monthly-Gadgets Day

Start Date:
15th October 2018

End Date:
15th October 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Shrewsbury Macular Support Group Monthly-Gadgets Day
Venue: St. Nicholas Church Hall, Shrewsbry United Reform Church Shrewsbury Shropshire Shrewsbury and Telford SY3 7BJ
Weblink: https://www.macularsociety.org
Name: Shrewsbury Macular Support Group
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3030 111 (helpline and for information on local meetings)
Event description: Gadgets Day is held every year by the Shrewsbury Macular Support Group giving you an opportunity to try the latest gadgets and explore what equipment may be available to help you.

There will be displays & demonstrations but we will not sell but can provide you with information & contacts. Find out about equipment to help visually impaired people retain their independence.

This is a FREE drop in event, which is for everyone to come to. There will be light refreshments.

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Albrighton Trust Activities

Start Date:
21st August 2018

End Date:
23rd August 2018

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Event title: Albrighton Trust Activities
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV7 3FL
Weblink: www.albrightontrust.org.uk
Name: Albrighton Trust
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: Events take place on

  • Tuesday 21st, August, Woodcraft when you will be able to Build a Bird Box. You have two opportunities today. Session 1 starts at 10am and session 2 starts at1pm sessions. £5 per person. (Prior Booking Essential)
  • Thursday 23rd August Coached Angling Sessions, Coaches available to help novice and inexperienced anglers, they will learn to put bait on a hook, cast a line, land a fish, unhook fish safely, handle fish and return safely to the water. There will be a fishing competition during the final session on 23rd August. Today you will have the opportunity to take part in session 1 starting at 10am or session 2 starting at 1pm. £5 per person. (Prior Booking Essential)

For further information please contact us on 01902 372441 or email us on [email protected]k

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Rainbow Festival 2018

Start Date:
5th October 2018

End Date:
7th October 2018

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Event title: Rainbow Festival 2018
Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Name: Shropshire Rainbow Festival
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 249888
Event description: The Rainbow Festival is back & takes place in Shrewsbury on between 5th and 7th October.

The programme is as follows:

Friday 5th October: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (15) will be shown at 8pm.

Saturday 6th October:

Sunday 7th October:

  • In Between (15) at 11 am
  • Short Film Programme INTL at 1.30 pm
  • A Fantastic Woman (15) at 3 pm and
  • Mario (18) 5.30 pm

For further information click this link: https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk/shows/whatson

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Candoco Dance Company

Start Date:
13th November 2018

End Date:
13th November 2018

Start Time:
1930

End Time:
2200

Event title: Candoco Dance Company
Venue: Theatre Severn, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
Weblink: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk
Name: Theatre Severn
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled performers, presents a brand new double bill of dramatic and powerful choreography.

Yasmeen Godder’s new work FACE IN, set to an urban indie score, is a sensual and disturbing ode to intimacy and imagination, expressed through images interwoven with daring and uninhibited dance. This visually arresting performance with thought-provoking ideas invites audiences to consider contemporary dance in bold new ways, while visual artist Hetain Patel’s critically acclaimed LET’S TALK ABOUT DIS returns to the stage, exposing hidden prejudices and misplaced political correctness with seductive charm.

Followed by post-show discussion.

Ticket Prices: £16 – £12 Child/Student £8
Friends Plus 1/2 Price | Friends 10% off

To book tickets: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=355574

Shropshire Fire and Rescue

Multi Cultural Fun Day

Start Date:
29th September 2018

End Date:
29th September 2018

Start Time:
1200

End Time:
1530

Event title: Multi Cultural Fun Day
Venue: Shrewsbury United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 7BJ
Name: Shrewsbury Interfaith Group
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 368932
Event description: Come and join us for an afternoon of fun. Lots on offer, including:

  • The Oswestry Street band
  • Footlights
  • Art Workshops
  • Food Stalls-Cakes-Tea & Coffee
  • Bhangra Dancers and many more activities.

This event is sponsored by Mid Counties Co op, West Mercia Police, Shrewsbury Interfaith Forum and the Fire Service.

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Inclusively Fit Events this September

On Wednesday 5th September, two events are taking place. Shropshire Disability Network, as a member of Shropshire Providers Consortium and a partner in the Shropshire Inclusively Fit project are pleased to be bringing you this news. Shropshire Inclusively Fit has been funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities funded consortium project delivered throughout Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. 

The project is in its 4th year, so are holding these events to share the successes and learning from the project. Both events take place at Shrewsbury Football Ground, Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ST :

  • Wednesday 5th September 10 am to 1 pm (lunch provided) 

Moving & Being Active Consultation 

  • Do you live with a disability? If so, we want to hear from you.

Tell us your experiences of being active in the community. Join us to share ideas and look at how we can help to overcome barriers to activities.

  •  Wednesday 5th September 12.30 to 3.30 pm (lunch provided) 

Consult & Celebrate: The project has been supporting disabled people to become more active and making sport and physical activity more accessible.

We want to share the successes and learning from the project with interested delivery and statutory organisations who work with or support disabled people. We also need your help to continue providing and developing services and support which assist disabled people in leading more active lives.

Join us to hear more about the project and to share ideas and ways we can work together to improve services and to overcome barriers for disabled people in accessing activities.

Members of Shropshire Disability: If you wish to book a place on one or both events, please contact [email protected] or text/call 07780 852229. If you need help with transport, including accessible transport to attend these events, please let us know as we will be able to help.

Notes:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Contact Jean from Shropshire Providers Consortium or contact Shropshire Disability Network and we will find the answer!

01743 367758 or [email protected]

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Penny the Piggy bank visits Shropshire on Age UK tour

Start Date:
22nd August 2018

End Date:
23rd August 2018

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1500

Event title: Penny the Piggy bank visits Shropshire on Age UK tour
Venue: See Content for details
Weblink: www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk
Name: Age UK
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 233 123
Event description: Age UK’s ‘Penny the inflatable Piggy Bank’ is coming to Shropshire to highlight the urgent need for more funding for social care.

The latest data suggests 1.4m older people in the UK go without the care and support they need. And this social care crisis is costing the NHS over £500 per minute. ‘Penny’ has been visiting towns across England in a bid to bring attention to the need for the Government to provide more funding.

The bright pink inflatable pig will be coming to:

  • The Square in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 22nd August and
  • Telford Shopping Centre on Thursday 23rd August.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: “The Government is expected to publish proposals about the future funding of social care by Christmas, but it could take years for any practical solutions to have a positive impact on the lives on older people. Our concern is the immediate challenges that older people experience. On a daily basis we hear about the struggles older people face with inadequate funding to support care provision when they return home from hospital, and as a result we are seeing a greater demand for our services.

Heather added: “We are well aware the number of people over the age of 65 is set to rise in Shropshire higher than the national average. Social care is one of the most important and emotive issues for us all and with an ageing population the Chancellor must announce a major three year funding deal to keep social care going as part of his Autumn Budget.”

The general public are invited to meet ‘Penny the Piggy Bank’ on 22nd and 23rd August to find out more about the campaign, including an opportunity to share their views and send them directly to Shropshire’s MPs. For further information visit www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk or follow Penny by using the hashtag #WhereisPenny?

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Penny the Piggy bank visits Shropshire on Age UK tour to highlight social care crisis

Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have asked SDN to share this press release.

Note: many of our members/families/friends will be aware that Social Care urgently needs more funding. This month, you have opportunity to meet Penny the Piggy Bank!

Age UK’s ‘Penny the inflatable Piggy Bank’ is coming to Shropshire to highlight the urgent need for more funding for social care.

The latest data suggests 1.4m older people in the UK go without the care and support they need. And this social care crisis is costing the NHS over £500 per minute. ‘Penny’ has been visiting towns across England in a bid to bring attention to the need for the Government to provide more funding. The bright pink inflatable pig will be coming to The Square in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 22nd August and Telford Shopping Centre on Thursday 23rd August.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: “The Government is expected to publish proposals about the future funding of social care by Christmas, but it could take years for any practical solutions to have a positive impact on the lives on older people. Our concern is the immediate challenges that older people experience. On a daily basis we hear about the struggles older people face with inadequate funding to support care provision when they return home from hospital, and as a result we are seeing a greater demand for our services.

Heather added: “We are well aware the number of people over the age of 65 is set to rise in Shropshire higher than the national average. Social care is one of the most important and emotive issues for us all and with an ageing population the Chancellor must announce a major three year funding deal to keep social care going as part of his Autumn Budget.”

The general public are invited to meet ‘Penny the Piggy Bank’ on 22nd and 23rd August to find out more about the campaign, including an opportunity to share their views and send them directly to Shropshire’s MPs. For further information visit www.ageukshropshireandtelford.org.uk or follow Penny by using the hashtag #WhereisPenny?

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SDN Bag Pack/Collection at Sainsburys Telford

Start Date:
21st December 2018

End Date:
21st December 2018

Start Time:
0900

End Time:
1900

Event title: SDN Bag Pack/Collection at Sainsburys Telford
Venue: Sainsbury’s at Telford Forge Retail Park, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AG
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Ann Shaw
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07398 350255
Event description: This is our last fundraiser & awareness day for 2018.
Sainsbury’s Telford have offered us a bag pack/collection at their store & we are very grateful that we have this opportunity.

Why raise money? A lot of our work takes place behind the scenes so it is not always obvious to see why a small local charity like SDN needs money to operate. To maintain this website, it costs money! We have to have insurance cover for all our events including our quarterly meetings. We pay for meeting room hire for our quarterly meetings including refreshments etc & there are invites to go to those who cannot access details on this site.

Our running costs include financing  our newsletter, providing information ie leaflets, cost of equipment (SDN laptops, projector, sound system, banners etc) We pay for postage, stationery, toner for our laser printer, paper costs all mount up. We need  publicity material so the shopping list grows.

We hope you will support us if you are shopping in Sainsbury’ s Telford today.
If you would like to help us for an hour or so between 9 am & 7 pm please call 07398 350255 (SDN Secretary Mobile Number) or email Ann our [email protected]