Major street lighting upgrade for Dawley & Malinslee

Building on the success of coming top in a national survey for highways satisfaction, Telford & Wrekin Council is making further investments into two major streetlighting schemes in Dawley & Malinslee.

Major street lighting upgrade for Dawley & Malinslee

Almost £200,000 is being used to address direct resident concerns around safety in the areas with all work due to complete by the end of Spring.

Hinkshay Road on Dark Lane will see cabling laid in the newly built residential area allowing for an additional 15 new lights to be installed with 26 to be upgraded with new lanterns to include more powerful and environmentally friendly lanterns. 

Extra safety measures in the form of closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) are also being installed to help tackle anti-social behaviour along the Hinkshay Road on Dark Lane and will extend to the car park at the rugby club, town park and the Exotic Zoo tourist attraction. 

Certain areas in Malinslee will also see new lights installed at a cost of around £100k. 

Leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, Councillor Shaun Davis (Labour) said: “This is an extensive scheme and will lift the standards of lighting into line with other areas. We want everyone to feel safe and this lighting will make more areas accessible and show residents that we are on their side when it comes to listening to what they need and delivering those changes.” 

Councillor Paul Watling, (Labour) Cabinet Member for safer & stronger communities said: “Concerns have been raised by residents living along Hinkshay Road as well as residents living in Malinslee around the issue of feeling unsafe due to the lack of lighting. 

“We pleased to have been able to deliver this project through funding for the Safer & Stronger Communities project and complete it in such a short timescale too.”

To find out more about the Safer & Stronger Communities project, visit the website at 

Pictured: Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Councillor Shaun Davies with one of the old light bulbs which have been replaced with more energy efficient street lights.