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Temporary Road Closure – Lawn Central, Telford Town Centre

Please find attached information that outlines the traffic management arrangements for temporary road closures along Lawn Central, Telford Town Centre 

McLaughlin & Harvey are planning to undertake works to the central reservation. The work is set to commence on Monday 14th May 2018  between the hours of 20:00pm and 6:00am with an end date of Friday 25th May 2018. 

The first closure is set to commence along Lawn Central, Westbound carriageway only between its junction with Forge Gate and Hollinsgate Roundabout on Monday 14th May 2018 between 20:00pm and 6:00am on Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday and between 21:00pm and 6:00am on Thursday night with an end date of Friday 18th April.

The second closure is set to commence along Lawn Central, Eastbound carriageway only between Hollinsgate Roundabout and its junction with Forge Gate and along Ironmasters Way between its junction with Lawn Central and outside Kendal Court on Monday 21st May 2018 between 20:00pm and 6:00am on Monday, Tuesday , Wednesday and between 21:00pm and 6:00am on Thursday night with an end date of Friday 25th April.

The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be signed on site.

Pepper Mill – Highways Expenditure & Effectiveness?

The Parish Council are concerned that the remedial works undertaken on Pepper Mill were not consulted upon with Parish members, relevant Ward Members or local residents before Capital monies were spent. We were informed of decisions made not asked for input into discussions.

When questioned, Telford & Wrekin Council stated that

“Small scale works were identified on the basis that traffic data shows the majority of vehicles are travelling within the acceptable thresholds for the speed limit and there has only been one recorded accident over the last five years. As such we looked at undertaking some small-scale improvements to highlight the crossings better and also address the noise issues associated with the cobbles.

Pride in Our Community is our overall branding for all works that we do in relation to highways and environment. £10k is identified for this initial work-  Of the £10k the cost of removing the cobbles is £2,100.

We still think it’s necessary to deliver these smaller scale improvements to improve the situation in the short term to allow further investigation of any further measures to be undertaken. Given the level of concern we have committed to looking at further improvements in 2018/19 which we have indicatively set aside £50k for these improvements – we are aware most are asking for a zebra crossing, however for it to conform to standards it is likely to require removal of parking, realignment of the carriageway and would also see a yellow belisha beacon flashing outside the front of whoever’s property we put the crossing outside of. This is why we are continuing with the short-term measures as there will be other obstacles to overcome “

 A second set of works were carried out and again not consulted upon and we requested an FOI to see what additional monies had been spent:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 – Information Request -TWC-47904

Further to your recent request, please see below:

Can you please let me have a breakdown of the costs for this additional work that is being undertaken on Pepper Mill & Glendale in Lawley?


Work Type                        Cost

Signing                                 £3,698.87

Coloured Surfacing      £562.80

Road Markings                £293.74

Traffic Management    £3,073.95

Pulsar Signs                      £3,627.36

TOTAL £11,256.72

This further information shows that a total of over £21k has been spent on this area with a further £50k earmarked for further improvements.

We do question the effectiveness of the works already completed and with an additional capital outlay of £50k to come, we do hope that a FULL CONSULTATION is forthcoming and input from the Parish Councillors, Ward Members, the school and residents will be sought and listened to.

Lawley Phases 5, 9, 10 & 11 – Installation of marker pegs.


LVDG will carrying out some further works on the above sites which are in relation to additional Site Investigation works.

As of the 24th April, next week, we will be carrying out the placement of pegs to identify the positions of both rotary bore holes locations and settlement monitoring points . As you are aware the Lawley area historically has been used for various types of mining activates including opencast mining and although there has been Site Investigation works (SI) carried out in the past we need to undertake some further works so that we can complete the picture.

Therefore we will be setting up these pegs within the above phases initially excluding the areas that are let for horse grazing. Once these pegs are in and as some of them will be within wooded areas we will be contacting TWC Trees Officer so that we can walk these areas to seek his input/approval as we will need to make arrangements for some of these areas to be cleared of trees and ground cover scrub.

As for the areas that are currently let for grazing we will be looking to come back and work through these areas at the beginning of June. Once all of the pegs are in we will then be looking to undertake the additional SI works which will involve the use of a drilling rig.

P8225 Phase 5 – Mineworkings Treatment Plan showing Proposed Rotary Probe Hole Locations

P8226 Phase 9 – Mineworkings Treatment Plan showing Proposed Rotary Probe Hole Locations

P8227 Phase 10 – Mineworkings Treatment Plan showing Proposed Rotary Probe Hole Locations

P8226 Phase 9 – Surface Movement Pegs Locations GIS

P8227 Phase 10 – Surface Movement Pegs Locations GIS

Truth Project – Telford will be heard.

Truth Project ‘Telford will be heard’ – how we can help raise awareness

The Council has welcomed the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s decision last month to bring the Truth Project to Telford that will allow victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to have their voices and concerns heard.

The Truth Project, which is part of the Inquiry, gives victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experience of abuse with a trained facilitator in a confidential setting. They can share as much or as little information as they feel comfortable with and suggest measures that might protect children from sexual abuse in the future. There is more information at

The project is due in Telford in May and June and has begun contacting some council services seeking support.

The aim of the campaign is for people to get in touch with them, ideally online or by telephone 0800 917 1000 (weekdays 8am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 12pm).

Once the contact has been made, then dates and times will be given to all those who would like to speak to someone.

Please share this important information