Businesses in Shrewsbury are being given the chance to order hanging baskets for their premises for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 

Shrewsbury BID is once again teaming up with Shrewsbury Town Council to offer baskets at a discounted price for BID members – and it is hoped as many as possible will take up the opportunity to help Shrewsbury bloom again this summer. 

The hanging baskets are produced by Shrewsbury Town Council and the price has been frozen at £50, or £40 for BID members, which includes installation and care throughout the summer. 

Emma Molyneux, of Shrewsbury BID, said baskets were always popular and advised people to get their bookings in as soon as possible. 

“We are working really hard to make the town centre look and feel fantastic this summer, and the town council’s floral displays are always a big part of that,” she said. 

“It makes a big difference if lots of traders join in by ordering hanging baskets, and we hope that after the year we have had, Shrewsbury will look better than ever this summer. 

“Baskets will be installed during June and will be part of a wide range of initiatives taking place to ensure that the town is bright and welcoming for everyone. 

“Orders can be placed by clicking here and the closing date is May 28.” 

Gary Farmer, operations manager at Shrewsbury Town Council, said: “We are delighted to be working with Shrewsbury BID to help distribute as many hanging baskets as we can this summer. 

The team at the council’s Weeping Cross nursery are putting a lot of effort into making sure the baskets are in absolutely peak condition. 

“We usually install more than a thousand baskets around the town, which along with our Shrewsbury in Bloom displays, add a fantastic splash of colour to the town centre.”