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Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Blew leaves and debris from around the croassing at Rock Road traffic lights
  • Blew leaves from the Route To School footpath at the rear of Newdale School
  • Blew leaves from the footpath from the M54 bridge to the Arleston Inn
  • Blew leaves from the footpath on Rock Road from Marlborough Way to the Overdale crossing
  • pruned shrubs back from the log roll border on West Centre Way at St Helier
  • Pruned back cotoneaster on the open space at Old Park
  • Pruned shrub beds at Old Park open space
  • cut back overgrowth from the steps off Ironbridge Way
  • cut back shrubs around the pond on Lawley Village Green
  • painted a wooden bench in the Community Garden
  • strimmed and blew the grass paths from Churchward Drive to Teawell Close
  • strimmed around the pond at Lawley Village Green
  • litter picked around the kissing gate between Lawley Village Green and the Playing Field


Work was completed in the following areas:

  • Sprayed the path edge on The Wrekin Trundle
  • Pruned lavender and dead headed roses in the Community Garden
  • removed a small fly tip from Cemetery Road
  • Pruned back cornus at Old Park to improve the sight line for traffic on Park Lane
  • Blew the steps clear of leaves and debris at Acer Close open space
  • Raked up leaves at the bus stop on Glendale
  • Raked up leaves at Glendale Circle
  • Raked up leaves from the Pepper Mill / Bartholomew Road junction to the path off Lawley Village Green
  • Litter picked and pruned in the Community Garden





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.