Statement: Removal of shelter from Village Green MUGA

You will see that the shelter and two benches have been removed from Lawley Village Green by the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) today. This is as a direct result of the ongoing anti-social behaviour (ASB) issues that have plagued local residents.

A photograph of some freshly-repaired tarmac where the shelter was once located.Telford and Wrekin Council, working in partnership with Lawley & Overdale Parish Council and the police through the Community Action Team model, has made the decision to remove the youth shelter and benches. The congregation of young people and their behaviour has been a concern for a while, and robust action needed to take place to address and tackle these issues.

It’s been a long time coming, but persistence has paid off. We would like to thank residents for raising their concerns over this issue, and for their patience while we have been liaising with partners to get the desired action.

The police, working in partnership with the Council’s ASB and Neighbourhood Enforcement teams, will see an increase in high-visibility patrols, along with new mobile CCTV cameras being installed. The green open spaces within Lawley and across the Parish are for all to use and enjoy, and the actions of a few will not spoil it for the majority.

Can we remind all of our residents to continue to report any concerns with ASB in any area to 101 or via email to or to contact us here at the Parish with any concerns or queries.

Posted in Lawley, News.