‘New Communities’ Consultation Event, Saturday 16 October

Lawley and Overdale Parish Council is to be part of the ‘New Communities’ community engagement event, due to be held at Lawley Academy on Saturday 16 October from 2pm to 5pm.

We have been working tirelessly on a number of things that affect residents and some of these are to be presented for consultation as part of this event, so we would encourage you to attend if you can – don’t worry if you can’t, as the items to be consulted upon will be sent out and shared for wider representation after the event.

The two most important matters are:

Traffic Enforcement Cameras on Lawley Drive/West Centre Way

This issue affects anyone travelling through Lawley and not just our residents,  so its important to express your views.

We receive complaints and concerns daily, and have been ‘banging the drum’ for safety measures to be put in place for over three years. We are pleased to say that voices have been listened to and options are now being seriously considered, and your views are sought.

Gresham Drive Play Area Proposal (Newdale Park)

As part of the development, a number of play areas were to be put in place to serve the needs and demands of the youngsters in the area. These are funded by Section 106 (S106) monies paid by the developers to Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC) for play provision.

The one due to be delivered in the location off Gresham Drive has been discussed with TWC since around 2016, as there is already an existing facility for young children, and the plan is to provide an additional activity area for older children, aged 11 to 16 years old.

It has always been contentious with residents overlooking the area as to the affect any additional provision will have on their daily lives. The Borough Council has now produced a number of options to be considered for installation. These will also be consulted upon outside of the consultation event, and we have requested copies to be shared directly across our media.

There will also be a number of other organisations in attendance, including:

  • Fire Service
  • Bournville Village Trust
  • Telford Mind
  • Lawley Village Community Association
  • Lawley Partnership Board
  • Community Services
  • Health Interventions
  • Job Box
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Benefits/Financial Welfare and Community Safety
  • Police pop up mobile including FREE smart water marking for bikes – just bring your bike down and get it marked up for free!

It will be an afternoon of opportunity to have your say on things that matter to you, share your views and concerns, and to speak to people directly.

The Parish Council has set its first development plan for the year 2021/22. Its five basic objectives revolve around the preservation of our public rights of way, anti-social behaviour, preservation of our green spaces, road safety, and community provision.

Work in all these areas has and is being pursued. Again, come and comment on the work so far to ensure your desires and best interests are being met by your elected parish councillors.

We hope you can make it, and look forward to seeing you there!


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