Shifnal Town Council Photo Gallery

This page displays a series of photographs taken at various events and activities Shifnal Town Council have participated in.

We would love members of the community and residents to send in their photographs of community events or our beautiful town.

We will require a consent form to be filled out for each child in a picture. All images and consent forms are to be sent to assistant@shifnaltowncouncil.gov.uk 

📚Rhyme Time at Shifnal Library 📚
This morning Mayor Cllr Roger Cox visited Shifnal Library for their Rhyme Time session. The children sang nursery rhymes and read stories with the Mayor.
Shifnal Library are still looking for a volunteer or a group of volunteers who will be able to assist with the running of Rhyme Time.
Rhyme Time is held on a Monday 10:30am till 11am, for babies and toddlers under 5.
If you are interested or would like more information, please speak to Julie in the Library or call 01952 461018

MHA Communities Shifnal & District applied for a grant to finish the refurbishment of the garden at the Senior’s Hall on Curriers Lane.

Rachel -Scheme Manager, would like to pass on her thanks on behalf of all their members and volunteers for the contribution to finish the ground works on their garden.

They have created a new accessible wellbeing garden, where they can deliver a range of green care activities and creating sessions to older people living in Shifnal District.

Shifnal Town Council hosted its Annual Flag Raising Day on Monday 19th June 2023, to remember those who fought in all of the wars and troubles in recent years.

Members of the community were invited to attend and join in the service.

The traditional flag raising day took place ahead of Armed Forces Day this Saturday.

Children from Shifnal schools were also in attendance – St Andrew’s C of E primary, Shifnal Primary and Idsall School.

The service was led by Reverend Preb. Chris Thorpe and Paul Warrender, thoughts and prayers were given to those who had served in all of the armed forces in the post and those currently serving. A minute’s silence was also observed.

Aberdovey Bike Ride is an annual charity bike ride to raise funds for local charities. We have been operating since 1993 and have provided a charity bike ride each year except 2020/21 due to covid restrictions. Since 2014 we have also run a few challenge riders leading up to the main ride, giving the more experienced riders an extended challenge

Also, on Sunday 7th May at Shifnal Library, Mayor Cllr Roger Cox unveiled the Coronation Plaque which was provided by the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire and the British Ironwork Centre.

On Sunday 7th May 2023 at Wheatfield Drive Park. Shifnal Carnival Committee in partnership with Shifnal Town Council hosted the Spring Fling event. Over 25 local craft stalls and voluntary organisations were in attendance, as well as town characters in the stocks – including Mayor Cllr Roger Cox and Rev Chris Thorpe.

We would like to say a big thank you to those who organised the event and to everyone who attended.

Today Mayor Cllr Roger Cox presented a cheque for £3,248.60 to Severn Hospice following the Mayor’s Charity Ball.
Thank you to all residents and businesses for attending the event and allowing us to raise money for a charity close to the Mayor’s heart

The High Sheriff of Shropshire – Selina Graham, visited Shifnal on Monday 13th March 2023. She was escorted by Mayor of Shifnal, Cllr Roger Cox, and they were accompanied by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ellen Moore, Cllr John Horne & Cllr David Marriott. The party visited Shifnal Community Hub, the Local History Group, Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden, St Andrew’s Church and MHA. All found the visits particularly informative and very enjoyable.


Thank you to all members of the community who made themselves available on this special visit. And, a special thank you to the High Sheriff for showing such kind interest in the community of Shifnal

Mayor, Cllr Roger Cox and Cllr Jan Coulson were pleased to represent Shifnal Town Council at the recent Brightstar 2023 Celebration Evening. The event was well attended and highlighted the excellent work Brightstar carry out in the local community.
A number of young people were interviewed and described how, with the support of Brightstar, their lives had been turned around in a positive manner.
Cllr Cox and Cllr Coulson were delighted to accept a Certificate of Appreciation from Joe Lockley in recognition of Shifnal Town Council’s ongoing support.

Shifnal Town Council are happy to advise that the Town Centre refurbishment scheme has kindly donated 6 Amelanchier trees for community use. The trees have been planted within the grounds of St Andrew’s Churchyard to replace storm damaged and removed trees in that area and at Shifnal Community Hub to enhance the community gardens.

Please see pictures of the trees in situ below. We will be looking forward to the new trees with their beautiful blossom, maturing into 10 meter specimens over the next few years.

Mayor’s Quote :-

“A lot of hard work by Council Officers, Councillors and Volunteers went into getting this event across the line in a short space of time, but it was well worth it.

We had 36 Market Stalls selling various items and having spoken to all of them, they had a successful day and want to come back next year. The Street Entertainers mingling with the crowds was a great success: Spiderman was my favorite. We had a slightly reduced Christmas light display for 2022 but 2023 Shifnal Christmas Lights will be back with a ‘shine’. “

Whilst Father Christmas was visiting the Library and greeting the children of Shifnal with Mayor Councilor Roger Cox. The Mayor took the opportunity to ask Father Christmas if he was on the nice list.

On Sunday 9th October 2022 at St Andrew’s Church, residents come together to celebrate the community and all that makes Shifnal a great place to live and work together.
The awards and presentations were given out by Rev Chris Thorpe and Mayor Councillor Roger Cox.
The awards went to:-
John Sharrock for his voluntary work with Shifnal Shockers, Tim Wasdell for his voluntary work with Shifnal Shuttle, Richard Clarke for his voluntary work with Shifnal Shuttle, Barry Fisher for his dedication work for 38 years at Idsall School and Adrian Elsdon for his dedicated support for the community as site manager for the Shifnal Town Centre refurbishment.

The Mayoress, Myself, Council Officers and a number of fellow Councillors attended a service of thanks giving for the life of Her Majesty the Queen at St Andrew’s Church. This was a fitting tribute to The Queen and a truly moving service

Mayor Cllr. Roger Cox of Shifnal Town Council and John Campion of West Mercia PCC officially opened the new police base in the Shifnal Community Hub. A welcome addition for Shifnal and its residents.

Shifnal Town Council would like to announce that today we held the official opening of the new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Wheatfield Park. The event was attended by the Mayor, Councillor Paul Williamson, as well as pupils from St. Andrews Primary and Shifnal Primary Schools.