Drop in to hear about next stage of Jackfield stabilisation

Plans for the next stage of the Jackfield Stabilisation Project are to go on show at a drop in session for local residents and other interested parties between 2-7.30pm on June 9.

Drop in to hear about next stage of Jackfield stabilisation

It will give people the opportunity to meet members of the project team and contractors and see the latest plans and design drawings. 

There will also be brief update presentations at 4.30pm and 6.30pm by the Project Manager covering the works done since the last drop-in session in September 2014, as well as work planned for the next few months. 

The event takes place at Jackfield Village Hall – the same venue as previous drop in sessions – and attendees will also have the opportunity to view the project site from Church Road, but must sign in at the hall first.

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Public Protection, said: “We have been committed to communicating to residents what we have been doing on site throughout the works and this has included regular drop in sessions.

“I would encourage residents to come along and talk to our team to find out the latest and see the site for themselves.” 

The Jackfield Stabilisation Project is a two year project to stabilise land movement on the southern bank of the River Severn by inserting concrete piles into the hillside.

It has a budget of £17.6m including a council contribution of £5.6m. The work is well under way and approximately 75 per cent of the piles needed to stabilise the hillside have been installed.