Not to be missed! New online calendar for BC events

CASTLE News has launched a calendar of upcoming local events, with space for plenty of useful details. If you’re organising a local event, fill in the events form. If you want to check what’s coming up, visit the calendar. There’s also a high-visibility list of the next few events in the main sidebar. The new events calendar will…

Elections for BC Patients Group

Bishop’s Castle Patients Group has its first AGM next month, and proposals for elections to the steering group are on the agenda for discussion. Patients will also be able to hear and ask questions of Dr Adrian Penney about developments at the practice. There is currently no practice manager at the surgery and Dr Penney has said he does not…

“New lease of life” for Bishop’s Castle as town hall reopens

The keys to Bishop’s Castle town hall have been handed over to the town council after the £750,000 renovation. Over the next week, the town clerk and town hall project manager Sam Hines will be ordering furniture and equipment before they and the new Town Hall Trust staff move into the building from their current offices…

Outrage at “opportunist” bid to build new estate

The town council is raising strong objections to plans for a new estate of ten houses off Woodbatch Road. The narrow strip of land is owned by the Jones family at Star Farm in Colebatch.  It lies directly behind the back gardens of homes on the west side of The Ridge and The Novers. Bishop’s…

Water crashes through charity shop’s ceiling

The Severn Hospice shop in Bishop’s Castle has lost all its stock and seen its newly refurbished premises ruined. The High Street shop was devastated on Saturday night when a water leak in the empty flat above caused the shop ceiling to come crashing down in a deluge. All the stock was ruined, and the…