Council leader thanks community, agencies and councillors

Telford & Wrekin Council leader Shaun Davies has thanked the community in south Telford for their patience and resilience in dealing with the loss of water supply over the past couple of days.

Council leader thanks community, agencies and councillors

Councillor Davies also hailed the efforts by agencies working together to solve the problem and ensuring that residents were kept supplied with bottled water while supplies were off.

He also thanked cabinet members and councillors of all political colours for their tireless work engaging with the community.

Councillor Davies said:  “I have always said that Telford’s biggest strength is its community spirit and the last few days have epitomised exactly that.

“I know that it has been an extremely challenging time for all residents whose water supply has been affected but there have been many heartening examples of unsung heroes across south Telford looking after each other and caring for the elderly and vulnerable.

“The whole incident has also demonstrated how effectively agencies work together in times of crisis and I would like to thank all the teams that gave their time, knowledge and skill – both in getting water to residents and in fixing the problem that caused the loss of supply.

“I would also like to thank members of my cabinet including Councillor Rae Evans as well as councillors of all political colours that have engaged with their communities over the past couple of days to help solve problems and minimise disruption – it has truly been a fantastic effort by everyone involved.

“A special mention must also go to Tesco in Madeley, staff and volunteers at the Park Lane Centre in Woodside and at Brookside Central and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust – all of these have helped provide water pick up points for our residents.”