Pride in Our Community improvements - week starting 13 January 2020

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 13 January 2020

Winter maintenance – our gritters 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.

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

Footpaths – our Balfour Beatty crews are improving footpaths in Dothill and Park – Bagley Dv, Onslow Dv, Leaton Dv, Powis Dv, Hordley Rd, Clunbury Rd and Stokesay Rd. You can report a footpath issue here.

Residential car parking schemes - our Balfour Beatty crews are continuing work to increase car parking for residents in Spout Way, Malinslee.

Road safety schemes – our Balfour Beatty crews are continuing work to install a new Zebra Crossing at Station Road in Newport under a full road closure (with diversions signposted). Crews will also be installing school safety schemes by St Matthews CoE, Meadows Primary School and Old Park Primary School

Road lining – our Balfour Beatty crews are starting the 2020 programme to refresh road markings this week. They will be out in various areas including Ironbridge.

Highways structures – crews will be working at one of the underpasses at Parkway in Madeley for up to two days this week to undertake general investigations work, which will require a lane closure.

Major third-party works – Severn Trent Water upgrade of the waste network; the closure of Ironbridge Road will restart today (13 January) for 14 days. More information here.

Potholes – as usual our Balfour Beatty crews are filling potholes that have been reported to us. This week they are in Admaston, Brookside, Church Aston, Dawley, Dawley Bank, Halesfield, Ironbridge, Jackfield, Lightmore, Newport, Priorslee, Stafford Park, St Georges, Stirchley, Sutton Hill, The Rock, Tibberton, Waters Upton and Wellington. Please report any you spot here. Wednesday is also National Potholes Day, and so we will post again and remind people to please report any potholes you spot to us. 

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 Halesfield, Ketley Bank, Malinslee, and Priorslee.  The tree teams are in areas across the borough, including Brookside, Dawley, Hollinswood, Keltey Bank and Leegomery. 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 in Dawley Bank, Malinslee and Stafford Park. 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 Brookside, Hollinswood, Ketley Bank and Leegomery. 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, and our volunteer Snow Wardens are on standby to help neighbourhoods if we get snow.  Details about volunteering as a Street Champion, Snow Warden + other opportunities here.

Enforcement – as of 31 January, we will be taking over Civil Parking Enforcement. This week, our newly-appointed Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers will be out and about issuing warning notices to illegally parked cars. From 31 January, they will be able to issue Fixed Penalty Notices, so this is just a reminder for people to park legally and considerately.

Join the Pride in Our Community Facebook group here. In the group, you will be able to share your own news about what is happening in your area, including any upcoming events.

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