Start something new for your community

Don’t miss an opportunity to share your ideas about how to improve your community, at the next Safer & Stronger Communities roadshow in Stirchley on Saturday, April 2 between 11am and 2pm.

Start something new for your community

Self-defence classes, boxing, football plus youth and gardening clubs are just some of the projects that have taken off thanks to Telford and Wrekin Council’s work around building safer and stronger communities. 

Residents are invited to meet their local neighbourhood coordinators and discuss action plans for Stirchley, Brookside, Randlay and Hollinswood at the next event. They can meet various teams from the council for help and support around employment and training, finance and benefits, health plus affordable warmth and energy grants. 

To keep younger guests entertained there will also be youth club for children aged five to 11 and games like giant Jenga, Connect4 or air hockey and pool as well as arts and crafts

An investment of £2m from the council and £500k from West Mercia's Police and Crime Commissioner, aims to look at community priorities and create projects and support groups to help address them through a series of roadshow being held across the borough.

Cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities, Councillor Paul Watling said: “These events are about people telling us how they would like to see things change to help the areas in which they live feel safer and build communities that are closer and supportive of everyone. 

“We have £2.5m to invest and as each area is different we want to talk to people either at the event or through an online survey. 

“Please come along, bring your children and have a chat with your neighbourhood officer who will see if your ideas can be put into action. 

The next event is open to all ages and is being held at the Sambrook Centre in Stirchley on Saturday, April 2 between 11am and 2pm. Residents from Stirchley, Randlay and Hollinswood will receive a letter with full details.

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