New High Sheriff of Shropshire visits Broseley

The new High Sheriff of Shropshire has taken a tour of Broseley during one of his first official visits.

The new Shropshire High Sheriff Tony Morris-Eyton will be focusing on tourism during his term in office and visited Broseley for one of his first official visits
The new Shropshire High Sheriff Tony Morris-Eyton will be focusing on tourism during his term in office and visited Broseley for one of his first official visits

Tony Morris-Eyton met with the mayor, Councillor Tarlochen Singh-Mohr, alongside other representatives of the town yesterday.

During one of his first official visits since being appointed earlier this month, Mr Morris-Eyton visited many of the area's points of interest and spoke to businesses, residents and council officials.

With a focus on tourism during his 12 months in office, the new High Sheriff complimented Broseley on its community values and inviting attributes, calling it a "hidden gem".

Meeting members of the Broseley History Society, Shropshire Ramblers and other local groups, Mr Morris-Eyton visited Broseley Clay Pipe Museum, Broseley Wood and Haycop Nature Reserve among other assets to the town.

He also spoke to High Street businesses about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and how a focus on tourism will help boost the local economy.

Councillor Singh-Mohr said it was an honour to host Mr Morris-Eyton so early into his newly appointed position.

Broseley mayor Councillor Tarlochen Singh-Mohr speaks with the High Sheriff of Shropshire Tony Morris-Eyton

"As mayor I was proud to host the High Sheriff of Shropshire and show him around the town," said Councillor Singh-Mohr.

"His drive with tourism fits in well with what I've been pushing throughout my mayoral year.

"As a town we're really honoured to be one of, if not the first official visit.

"There was a bit of uncertainty around the visit following the death of Prince Philip but we maintained our protocol and observed the considerations in this national time of mourning."

Broseley Town Council is focusing on its appeal to tourists post the coronavirus pandemic, having introduced new tourism boards and leaflets around the town in recent months, with plans to soon erect two more information boards.

Councillor Singh-Mohr added: "We feel a real sense of privilege and pride that we're able to show what Broseley has to offer as a destination for walkers, tourists, shoppers and anyone that wants to come and see a real historic town."

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