Pride In Our Community improvements - week beginning 11 March 2019

Here’s an update on what our crews are working on this week - improvements to roads, footpaths, street lighting and much more...

Pride In Our Community improvements - week beginning 11 March 2019

Roads and footpaths – carriageway patching continues in Meese Close, Wellington, Shifnal Road, Priorslee and Shutfield Road, Aqueduct. Maintenance works continue on Leegate Avenue. Work on footpaths continues in Dawley Road, Arleston. Investigatory works starts on the A442 Queensway in advance of a future project - this work will be carried out under lane closures between Randlay Interchange and Stirchley Interchange. Get live updates on street works and traffic management schemes in Telford here.

Safety schemes – crews will finishing off work on Grainger Drive, Leegomery to improve the crossing facilities outside Millbrook Primary School as well the installation of a school safety zone.

Signing schemes – work to replace directional signing at St Quentin Roundabout will be completed.

Residential parking – crews are finishing of work to improve parking provision on Waverly in Woodside and Prince Andrew Drive in Malinslee this week. They also start work on residential parking schemes in Queen Elizabeth Way in Malinslee, Withywood in Woodside and Farm Lane Bungalows in Donnington.

Winter maintenance – our gritters will be out as and when needed (winter not over yet). Here’s the Met Office 5 day forecast for Telford.

Potholes - crews are filling potholes that have been reported to us. The Jetpatcher is also out in more rural areas for the next two weeks filling potholes and other defects. Please report any you spot here or via the Everyday Telford app.

Street lighting – crews are upgrading street lights in Wellington and also revisiting a number of other locations to finish off upgrading lights where access had been an issue on their initial visit. If you have a question about street lighting, please email streetlighting@telford.gov.uk.

Grounds maintenance and litter picking – spring flowers are blooming and crews have started grass cutting, which is a little earlier than usual due to the mild winter.  They will try to avoid areas which are still too wet to be mown though. Also a date for your diary – if you would like to meet our new grounds and street cleansing contractor idverde and find out how they will do things differently when they start work in the borough in April, then pop along to see them outside the library at Southwater One on Wednesday 20 March, 10am-4pm.  As always, you can report a grounds maintenance issue here. Anyone wanting to report an issue with littering in their area can do so here.

Environmental enforcement – our enforcement team worked with the police to clear an illegal encampment of travellers at Hortonwood last week after it was reported to us by the business which owns the land they were on. The group of travellers was served with a Notice to Quit and offered the chance to move to the council’s transit site.  The travellers turned down the offer but moved on the next day.  Anyone who spots what they think is an illegal encampment of travellers can report it here.

Street Champions – our street champions are joining us to take part in various clean ups being organised as part of the annual Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean, starting with an Arty Party plog this Saturday around Ketley Community Centre and Paddock Mound from 10am to 1pm.  Discarded plastic items collected from the plog and other local clean ups will be re-used to create a piece of litter art. More on what’s happening locally for the Great British Spring Clean here.  Details about becoming a Street Champion and other volunteering opportunities here.

Join the Pride in Our Community Facebook group here.




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