Pride in Our Community improvements - week starting 9 December 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.

Pride in Our Community improvements - week starting 9 December 2019
Winter maintenance – our Balfour Beatty gritters went out 5 times last week, and crews are on standby 24/7 to respond to Met Office warnings of snow and ice. Met office 5 day forecast for Telford here.

More winter information + advice here

Road surfacing – weather permitting, our Balfour Beatty crews will start a programme of patching, concrete joint repairs and minor kerbing works in Donnington (Park Rd, West Av, Winifreds Dv).

Highways structures (e.g. bridges) – crews are continuing with work on the bridge on Bridgnorth Road (just south of Cuckoo Oak Roundabout).  A road closure is in place between Cuckoo Oak Roundabout and Chilcott Drive, with diversions signposted, and the work is planned to be completed before Christmas.  There is access for residents and to the local school, but all through traffic is advised to follow the signed diversion which will help minimise delays. More information here

Work to repair a section of retaining wall at Horsehay Pool continues; a short pedestrian diversion is in place and work is progressing well. Engineers are also carrying out initial inspection of Aqueduct Bridge in Aqueduct to better understand how to approach future work to conserve the bridge.

Drains (gullies) – our Balfour Beatty crews are out with the gully tanker cleaning drains in Wellington. You can report a drainage issue here 

Drainage improvements – crews will be working on the A442 Cold Hatton installing a large attentuation tank, new drainage connections, and a rain garden.

Residential car parking schemes - our Balfour Beatty crews are increasing car parking for residents in Spout Way, Malinslee.

Major third-party works – Severn Trent Water is continuing its work to upgrade the waste network; Ironbridge Road is closed from the junction of Lloyds Head to Ladywood until late January (businesses open as usual). More information here

Potholes – our Balfour Beatty crews are filling potholes that have been reported to us. This week they are in Ketley Bank, Longdon on Term, Newport, Oakengates and Trench. Please report any you spot here

Footpaths – our Balfour Beatty crews are improving footpaths in St Georges (Durant Rd, Mosclay Rd, Ashley Rd, Goulbourne Rd), Apley (Manchester Dv) and Shawbirch (Oakfield Rd, Span Meadow, Harrington Heath). You can report a footpath issue here 

Street lighting – crews fix faulty street lights reported to us. Please report any you spot here 

Newport Innovation and Enterprise Package – highways/infrastructure improvements to A518 to create Ni-Park, a world-leading agri-tech hub in Newport. More information here 

Grounds maintenance – our idverde crews are tending shrub beds in Donnington, Malinslee, Muxton, Sutton Hill and Trench.  The tree teams are in areas across the borough, including Dawley, Lawley, Madeley and Sutton Hill.  You can report a grounds maintenance issue here 

Street cleansing – our idverde crews are bin emptying and litter picking in areas across the borough. Road sweepers are concentrating on leaf clearance in areas across the borough. A Find it Fix It crew is doing jobs in Dawley, and PET teams are working in other local areas doing jobs requested by town/parish councils. Crews are also working on footpaths in Donnington, Leegomery, Malinslee and Sutton Hill. You can report an issue with littering here 

Street Champions and Snow Wardens – our volunteer Street Champions are out doing their bit to keep neighbourhoods tidy. We are also recruiting volunteer Snow Wardens who help keep footpaths in local neighbourhoods clear of snow and ice, which can be a lifeline to those who are unable to clear the areas for themselves.  Details about becoming a Street Champion and Snow Warden here 

Bin collection day changes over Christmas – some collection days are earlier, some later and some stay the same. Check dates here 

Environmental enforcement - Last week a business was visited by Environmental Health and Environmental Enforcement officers for a report of burning waste.  The contractors on site said that they were burning the timbers from the premises to keep warm.  The burning of commercial waste will be reported to the Environment Agency.  This isn’t an accepted practice and thankfully they did have skips for other waste being generated.  The fire was extinguished at the request of the officers.  

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