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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.


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.

Speed Indicator Devices

The Parish have invested in two mobile Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs) which will be placed in areas where speeding has  been  raised as a concern by residents, Councillors and the local Police Team.

Data will be monitored and collected by the Parish on a regular basis; this will then be shared with the local Police Team and local Highways Officers so that issues can be addressed in a timely manner.