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We have been informed by Telford & Wrekin Planning Office that the Developers have withdrawn their Reserved Matters application for the engineering work on Phase 11 (TWC/2018/0077).

There were numerous objections to the proposed works from residents, the Parish Council, TWC technical officers and the Coal Authority, mainly due to a perceived lack of information in the application about the impact on drainage and the mine shafts on site.

The Developers have been asked to provide more detailed information and to submit a Full Planning Application for further consideration.

They have also been informed that all work being carried out on Phase 11 should stop and that no more waste material from other sites should be spread on the site.

What would YOU want from a Community Facility?

What would YOU want from a Community Facility?

We are asking for your views about what, as a community, you would require from a Community Hub IF a local site could be secured.

This would be primarily be a community space rather than a leisure facility, as whilst it was planned that there would be future Community Facilities, such plan didn’t include leisure/sports facilities.

Currently there is limited Community use available at the local Academy, the existing Lawley Community Centre, and a few other providers, but these do not meet the needs of the growing development and we are keen to try and secure more but need to establish what it is that, YOU, the Community would want to see included & would use in the future.

Consequently we are inviting you to comment on our Facebook page or send an email to with what you would like to have available in such a building.

Please also share the above information with other residents, so that they too may make their view known.

The closing date for comments to be received is Friday 13th April 2018

Thank you for your interest & participation!


As an extension to the Green Guarantee an additional 96 sites have been identified across the borough and a number fall within our Parish and we need your help to protect them from future development.

We need you, your friends and family to go online and vote for your favourite sites – the top 50 sites voted for will each receive funding of £1000 to make environmental improvements.

Visit to cast your vote and make a difference!



We are pleased to announce that we have now filled the vacancy for the one remaining Parish Councillor.


A local resident, Martyn Jobe, has been appointed as a co-opted Councillor for the Parish.

A warm welcome to Martyn from all in Lawley & Overdale Parish  – we look forward to working with you!




West Mercia Police have launched a series of help and advice pages and downloadable leaflets on their website to assist members of the public to ‘make the right call’ in the event they wish to contact the Police about a specific issue.

Their aim is to reduce the number of inappropriate calls going in to the West Mercia Police Communications Centre, meaning that their staff are available for emergency calls and to reduce the waiting time for anyone calling in on 101.

The issues covered in the leaflets on the website include:

Neighbour disputes
Unless a crime has been committed or someone is in immediate danger, the police are unlikely to intervene in neighbour disputes.

The prosecuting authority in England for noise nuisance is the local authority – Telford & Wrekin Council. The police within England and Wales have very limited powers to deal with noise nuisance.

Highways and road faults
Road related faults and highways enquiries should be directed to the local authority not the Police.

Road traffic collisions
The leaflet explains when an accident should be reported to the police.

Fly tipping
Fly tipping is the illegal dumping of waste. Often, this will involve dumping large items that are dumped instead of being legally disposed of at a household waste and recycling centre or commercial site. This should be reported to Telford & Wrekin Council

Civil dispute
A civil dispute can be a disagreement over ownership of property, dissatisfaction with a product or service provided, disputes over debts or bills and many other things where there is a difference in opinion between two or more parties over what was agreed.

Dogs fouling and barking
Information on dog fouling, dog barking and dog incidents are included on the website. Dog fouling and dog barking should be reported to Telford & Wrekin Council

Parking issues on adopted roads are handled by a mixture of local authority and police powers, depending on the situation. The website provides details of what should be reported to the Police

The link below will take you to the “Make The Right Call” Help and Advice pages for each of these topics.

Make The Right Call