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.