Pride in Our Community improvements - week starting 14 October 2019
Here are details of what our crews are working on this week, plus links to more information and to report any issues you are aware of.
Road surfacing – work is continuing on the A442 to Halesfield Slip Road, with full diversion in place during the works and advanced warning signs out, these works are expected to be completed by 18 October. The main thoroughfare of Brockton Way is open as normal. Brockton Way to Castlefields Roundabout (A4169) slip road will be open from 6am Monday 14 October. Please note that resurfacing of Cuckoo Oak Roundabout is due to start on 21 October for 2 weeks, again work will be done at night 7pm-6am to minimise disruption. Further information here. Also a reminder that Waterloo Street in Ironbridge is closed until Friday 22 November due to work being done by Severn Trent Water. More info here.
Drains (gullies) – crews are out with the gully tanker cleaning drains in St Georges and Oakengates. You can report a drainage issue here.
Residential car parking schemes – crews are installing road safety measures around Queenswood Primary and Wombridge Primary schools.
Potholes - crews are filling potholes that have been reported to us. This week they are in Admaston, Allscott, Brookside, Donnington, Hadley, High Ercall, Ironbridge, Ketley, Madeley, Newport, Oakengates, Priorslee and Randlay. Please report any you spot here.
Footpaths – crews are improving footpaths in St Georges (Rothwell Close, Chapel St, Marrions Hill, Hill Crest Rd, Morden Close, Mosclay Rd) and Apley (Montgomery Mews, Chichester Dv, Brandon Grove) and Newport (Hallcroft Close, Granville Rd, Broomfield Rd). You can report a footpath issue here.
Drainage – crews are finishing off the drainage scheme in Attwood Terrace, Dawley.
Street lighting – crews fix faulty street lights reported to us. Please report any you spot here.
Grounds maintenance – crews are out grass cutting in areas across the borough, pruning in Halesfield and Wellington, trimming hedges in Donnington and Wellington and planting winter bedding in Bowring Park. The arboricultural team are in Leegomery and Shawbirch. You can report a grounds maintenance issue here.
Street cleansing - crews are bin emptying and litter picking in areas across the borough, road sweeping in Newport and rural areas and cleaning paths in Sutton Hill. You can report an issue with littering here.
Street Champions – our volunteer Street Champions are out and about doing their bit to keep neighbourhoods tidy. In addition, on Tuesday we are hosting a Junior Street Champion session with Years 4 & 5 at Lightmoor Primary – talking to pupils about their local environment, what the issues can be and why it is important to take pride in where they live. On Wednesday, our Street Champions are helping at a litter pick in Priorslee organised by St Georges & Priorslee Parish Council. Details about becoming a Street Champion and other volunteering opportunities here.
Enforcement – two businesses in Wellington town centre have been served warning notices for obstructing the highway with their display stands. Whilst the town has been pedestrianised, the area is an access route for emergency vehicles and it is essential to keep it free from obstructions. Failure to comply with the notices will result in a fine and possible prosecution. Businesses unsure of the law can email the highways team. Report obstructions to the highway here
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