Civic gift presented to stalwart Gerry Bowden

The Mayor of Much Wenlock, Councillor Herbert Harper presented a commemorative plaque to Mr Gerry Bowden in commemoration of his services to the community. Mr Bowden, a patron of the Wenlock Olympian Live Arts and active supporter of the local Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir, has now officially retired from all active services within the community. Mr Bowden recently relinquished his position as co-ordinator of the Wenlock Estates representatives on the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee.

Mr Bowden joined the former Borough of Wenlock council in 1961 and has actively served on Much Wenlock Town Council and also on the former Bridgnorth District Council. From 1961 until today Mr Bowden has assisted in, and participated in, creating activities that many members of the local community will share fond memories of, such as the Wenlock town Olympian Carnivals, the Queen’s Jubilee, and the sequence of Charter Day Fayres. Following Mr Bowden’s retirement, Mr David Gibbon has taken the lead for the Wenlock Estates representatives, he is also chairman of the Gaskell Recreation Ground charity and its Management Committee. Mr Trevor Childs has been accepted to fill the space created by Mr Bowden’s future absence from the Wenlock Estates group.

(The presentation took place on 8 August 2016.)

Photo provided by the Gaskell Recreation Ground Management Committee (copyrighted)

Commemorative mugs for the Queen’s 90th birthday

In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday this year the Council has purchased 260 commemorative mugs to be given to all primary school children within the parish. The Mayor attended Much Wenlock Primary School on Friday 10 June where he presented mugs to the children.

Any child who does not attend Much Wenlock Primary school can collect a mug from the Town Clerk’s office between 9 am and 12 noon Monday to Friday. There are a limited number of these mugs so they will be given away on a first come first served basis. Only children who live in the parish are eligible to receive one so please bring some evidence that you live in the parish. This information will be contained on your Council Tax bill.

Much Wenlock Food Fairs

Much Wenlock Food Fairs

 Much Wenlock’s monthly Food Markets are held on Saturdays between 9 am and 4.30 pm where you will find market stalls offering locally cooked and sourced produce. The range of stalls include preserves, chutneys, pickles, cheeses, handmade pies and cakes, and local meats and honey. You will be able to enjoy complimentary samples  at this free event.

Future 2016 Food & Drink Market dates are:
Saturday 9th July
Saturday 13th August
Saturday 10th September
Saturday 8th October
Saturday 12th November
Saturday 10th December

If you would like to reserve a pitch in the Square, Buttermarket or Corn Exchange, or require any further information our contact details are;

Telephone 01952 727509

admin@muchwenlock-tc.gov.uk

Application forms are available from the Town Markets page on this website.

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