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The Parish Council will be supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal again this year by putting up lamppost poppies across the Parish. Thank you to Rob of the Parish Environmental Team who will be out in all weathers this week to put the poppies up.

This year we have a number of the large poppies for sale for a minimum donation of £3. All donations will go to the Poppy Appeal.

The Poppies can be purchased from the Parish Office in Lawley Square. We are open 10am until 3pm ( until 12.30pm Wednesday 18th October) in Lawley Square.



The following applications have been received:

TWC/2017/0733  33 Lower Wood, The Rock  Erection of a two storey side extension

TWC/2017/0731  22 Cottom Way, Lawley  Erection of a rear conservatory

TWC/2017/0749  Land at the junction of Forge roundabout and Rampart Way  Erection of two drive-thru cafe/restaurants and one drive-thru cafe with associated access, parking and landscaping

TWC/2017/0757  Land at the junction of Forge roundabout and Rampart Way  Display of various illuminated and non-illuminated fascia, directional and other advertisement signage associated with erection of two drive-thru cafe/restaurants and one drive-thru café

TWC/2017/0761  Dawley Baptist Church, Bank Road, Dawley Bank  Erection of single storey side extension

Further details can be found by entering the full reference number into the link to Telford & Wrekin Council’s Planning website on our main Planning page.

Telford celebrates 5 years of Parish Environmental Teams

Telford’s Parish Environmental Teams recently came together at an event in Town Park to celebrate five years since the first teams were set up as a joint partnership arrangement by Parish Councils, Telford and Wrekin Council and Telford & Wrekin Services to provide an enhanced service to improve the local environments.

There are now 13 teams serving the urban area of Telford and their job is to make a difference by keeping their Parishes areas cleaner and greener.  In addition to the environmental work being done by the teams, the initiative has provided new training opportunities for young people with 33 apprentices completing the training scheme.
In Lawley and Overdale Parish our PET carry out environmental maintenance such as cutting back shrubs and hedges, clearing leaves and debris from footpaths, planting and maintaining flower beds, mowing grass verges and painting benches in addition to maintaining public green spaces in Lawley, Dawley Bank, Old Park and The Rock.

We have received positive feedback from our councillors, residents and visitors to the Parish on the regular environmental works that are undertaken. The PET make a significant difference to the whole area and have also created a community garden which is being used by groups from the Parish for education and for pleasure.

We are proud of our PET team and the work they do.


Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Mowed the grass area by the shrub bed at Dawley Bank
  • Broken branch removed  at Old Park pond and litter picked
  • Swept up broken glass on the splitter island at Old Park
  • Strimmed the grass at the verge on the corner of Village Drive
  • Strimmed and blew debris from the footpath from Arleston pub to the bridge
  • Strimmed nettles under hedgerow at the entrance to Bartholomew Road
  • Removed a slab from the road at West Centre Way island
  • Scraped weeds from the kerb edge at Cedar Close parking bays
  • Scraped weeds from the wall line from 31 Cedar Close
  • Scraped weeds from  the car parking bays at 42-44 Cedar Close
  • Removed fallen pine branches from the path at West Centre Way
  • Mowed the path on the bridleway at Rock Road
  • Mowed the  small grass area at Princes End car park
  • Mowed the grass paths from Churchward Drive to Teawell Close
  • Mowed the path on Wrekin Trundle
  • Mowed round the bus stops on Station Road
  • Blew pine needles off the footpath from the rear of Thomas Telford School to near the Severn Gorge pub
  • Blew debris from the footpath from the end of Park Road to Cemetery Road, through the woods
  • Blew leaf debris from the footpath at St Helier’s Drive to West Centre Way footbridge
  • Pruned large self-set saplings down to ground level in the Community Garden
  • Pruned and tidied the herb bed at the Community Garden


Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Completed the painting of bollards on Lawley Village Green
  • Cut back overhanging roses from the footpath on West Centre Way behind Thomas Telford School
  • Cut self-set ash trees  out from around Old Park Pool
  • Removed broken glass from the footbridge at West Centre Way
  • litter picked the Community Garden
  • Pruned low branches blocking the sight line at Village Drive junction
  • Fallen tree removed from the side of the road at Arleston Lane
  • Cut back overhanging branches from the rear of Newdale School
  • Cut back overhanging branches from the path at Churchward Drive and litter picked
  • Pruned overhang from Mossey Green Way and around the traffic signs
  • Deadheaded roses in the Community Garden
  • Removed broken branches from the corner of Bartholomew Road and Pepper Mill
  • Blew debris from the footpath around Arleston Lane motorway bridge
  • Blew debris from the footpath between Grove Road and the motorway underpass