Pride in Our Community improvements - week starting 24 February 2020
With another flood warning in place for the Ironbridge Gorge, our crews are out on the ground. The message from the Environment Agency is to take care and be aware.
For the latest flooding information and advice https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/target-area/031FWFSE250. We are providing updates – and our latest update is here http://newsroom.telford.gov.uk/News/Details/15119. BBC Radio Shropshire is also keeping people updated. Anyone needing help can call us on 01952 384000 – lines will be open until 9pm tonight.
Here are details of what else our crews are working on this week, plus links to more information and to report issues you spot.
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 Ercall Magna. You can report a drainage issue here.
Footpaths – our Balfour Beatty crews are improving footpaths in Park and Dothill – Marton Dv, Stokesay Rd, Cound Cl and Teme Av; College – New Church Rd and Millbank; and Donnington – Park Rd, West Av, Winifreds Dv and James Way. You can report a footpath issue here.
Road/school safety schemes – our Balfour Beatty crews are working on traffic calming measures and school safety schemes outside Dawley CofE in Station Rd in Dawley, Brookside Avenue in Brookside, and school safety improvements outside Redhill Primary, Muxton Primary and Donnington Wood Primary schools.
Potholes – these are an all too common problem in winter, but the recent floods and cold weather are likely to increase the number. Our Balfour Beatty crews are filling potholes that have been reported to us in Donnington, Ketley Bank, Hadley, Halesfield, High Ercall, Longdon On Tern, Newport, Oakengates, Stirchley, Walcot and Wellington. Please help us by reporting any you spot here.
Carriageway resurfacing notice – A442 Randley to Stirchley (Southbound) – our Balfour Beatty crews are starting the preparation works to construct crossover areas on the A442 between Randley Interchange and Strichley Interchange. This work will be managed with lane closures at night throughout the week, but these will be lifted at 6am each morning. Full southbound road closure will occur on the night of the 1 March, ready for a full closure of the southbound lanes on 2 March. The traffic management will be in place for the duration of the scheme. Weather permitting, it is expected the scheme will be completed by the end of May/start of June. We will share more information this later in the week.
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 out dealing with the issues arising from the flooding. Crews are also tending shrub beds in Dawley, Horsehay, Overdale, Shawbirch and Stirchley. You can report a grounds maintenance issue here.
Street cleansing – our idverde street cleansing crews are on hand to help with issues arising from the flooding. In addition, they are bin emptying, litter picking and collecting fly tips in areas across the borough. A Find it Fix It crew is doing jobs in Dawley, and teams are also working in other local areas doing jobs requested by town/parish councils. Crews are working on footpaths in Brookside, Leegomery, Randlay and Wellington. 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. On Wednesday at 10am, Capgemini and students from Telford College will be litter picking around Hollinswood. Snow Wardens are also on standby to help neighbourhoods if we get snow. Details about volunteering as a Street Champion, Snow Warden + other opportunities here.
Enforcement – following a medical incident in Ironbridge earlier this month, one of our new Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers dealt with another medical emergency while on patrol – this time in Wellington. A man in his 70s had fallen, hitting his head on a pavement. Noticing signs of frailty and slurred speech, the officer called for an ambulance and cared for the man until it arrived. More than just a traffic warden. More information about their civil parking enforcement role here.