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Trading Standards

The new Trading Standards Accredited (TSA) scheme has now been launched. This replaces the previous Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Trader Register which operated for over 10 years.

 The new TSA scheme will provide members of the public greater choice and increased reassurance when looking for a business they can trust. Similarly, the Scheme will accept applications from businesses in all trade areas.

If any resident is seeking help to find a reliable trader to carry out work, and are struggling to find the right one, please visit the TSA site.  Businesses might also benefit from joining this scheme.

The new webpage is

In addition, Telford & Wrekin’s webpage contains all the relevant information at




The map below outlines the traffic management arrangements for a temporary road closure along Arleston Lane, Arleston

Amey on behalf of Severn Trent Water are planning to undertake new water connection works. The work is set to commence on Monday 22nd January 2018 and will last for a duration of 3 days with an end date of Wednesday 24th January 2018. 

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


Thank you from Telford Chin-Woo

Received today_

“We would just like to express our thanks for your Grant.

We have just completed the sessions at Lawley Academy and also did an assembly at Lawley Primary. Both were very successful.

Lawley Academy saw 28 children every week with no drop outs. Parents have emailed and called asking to come outside of school for our mainstream activities and we will be doing a regular after school club in January.

So thank you again for your support with this grant and for inviting us to your village fun day this year, we all had a lovely time.

Kind regards

Lisa Smith

Chairperson/Head Coach

Telford Chin Woo

Christmas Fayre 2017

A BIG thank you to all who attended the Christmas Fayre on Saturday! All Stallholders & visitors had a great time!

Santa, Elsa & Olaf enjoyed meeting you all too!


Thank You to Cadence for the wonderful Christmas Carols that really added to the festive atmosphere.


The Parish Council tombola & cake stall proved very popular & both sold out!





Thank you to BVT our co-organisers for another successful partnership event.




We currently have 1 vacancy.

We are looking for a person to join the Parish Council

 If you are interested in applying for the vacancy, please submit a letter of interest and send to:

Sharon George, Parish Clerk,

Lawley & Overdale Parish Council,

Leonard Smith House, Unit 2 West Centre Way, Lawley TF3 5HT

or email to

Please include your reasons for wishing to be a councillor, details of any previous council or community work, any other skills you can bring to the Council, your interests and recent career history.

Am I eligible to be a Parish Councillor?

To stand for election/Co-option on a parish council, you must:

  • be a UK or commonwealth citizen, or;
  • be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, or;
  • be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union;
  • be a least 18 years old.

To be eligible to stand for election/Co-option for a particular parish, you must:

  • be an elector of the parish, or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months have occupied (as owner or tenant) land or other premises in the parish, or;
  • during the previous 12 months have worked in the parish (as your principal or only place of work), or;
  • for the whole of the previous 12 months lived in the parish or within three miles of the parish boundary.

Applications will need to be received by end of January 2018 for members to consider them. You will be invited to attend for an ‘interview’ on a date to be advised once agreed by Councillors

If you require any further information please contact Sharon George, Clerk to the Council, at the address above or 01952 507865