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#backtobusiness: Brewing up help over Shrewsbury floods

A Shrewsbury gastropub is brewing up to help flood-hit shops and bars get #backtobusiness.

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Emily Periam and Amelia Lear from The Armoury are welcoming businesses to discuss how they can support each other after the flooding

The Armoury in Victoria Quay is inviting businesses for a hot drinks and refreshments at an informal meeting on Tuesday, March 10, to discuss how they can prepare and support one another if the area falls victim to severe flooding again.

Shropshire Council and the Environment Agency have also been invited to talk people through the best ways of preparing.

Shrewsbury was among the worst places affected by the floods, with the town centre effectively being shut down and no trains operating as water gushed onto the roads and railways.

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Amelia Lear, owner of The Armoury, said: "We wanted to do something to support the businesses around the town that have been affected. We got off really lightly considered how close we are to the river. A lot of other businesses were not so lucky."

The get-together will take place from 10.30am-12pm.

The Shropshire Star has launched a #backtobusiness campaign to support the community following the floods. We want to use our platform to let people know when your business is back in action after the floods, how people can help, and to tell people about the customers and residents who have gone above and beyond to help.

#backtobusiness - how to take part

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