Lawley and Overdale Parish Council Chairman’s video update, July 2021

Councillor John Yorke, Chairman of Lawley and Overdale Parish Council, shares some updates about what’s been going on around the parish in July.


John Yorke

Hi, I am the Chair of Lawley and Overdale Parish Council. My July update provides details on the following items:

  • St Saviour Close / Survey
  • Community Garden
  • Community Centre
  • War Memorial
  • Grants
  • Lawley 5k Fun Run

St Saviour Close/St Helier Drive – Outcome of survey

Residents voted for a bench and wildflowers.

You said… We did… [A photograph of a new bench, wild flowers and plants]

War Memorial – what’s been happening?

[Photograph of construction work taking place around the War Memorial]

We are extending the existing hard standing area. Should be completed by the end of July.

Community Garden – Lawley

[Photograph of a series of wooden raised beds full of plants, labelled with different organisations’ names.]

We have a number of groups that have raised beds.

[Photograph of two children digging in an empty raised bed.] Some young rainbows enjoying replanting their area.

Lawley and Overdale Parish Council – Grant Funding

We are open for grant applications!

To qualify, funding must:

  • Benefit the parish
  • Benefit a regional or national charity within the local community
  • Not be for an individual.

How to apply: Download and complete the grant application form.

We will only consider one application per group or organisation any one year.

Community Centre

[Photograph of Lawley Community Centre; an old Victorian school with a bell tower and a playground in front.]

We’re ready to open again! Taking bookings from 6 September 2021. Find out how to book the Lawley Community Centre.

Loads of space, perfect for parties and groups.

Lawley 5k Fun Run

[Photograph of runners’ feet on pavement.]

A date to pop in your diary… Lawley 5k Fun Run. 11 September 2021. Entry fee £6. Supporting two charities – Telford Mind and West Mercia Search and Rescue. Find out how to enter the Lawley 5k Fun Run.

It’s such a brilliant event to be part of.

Thanks for watching!

Look out for our next update in August.

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