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morissons car parking update!!

Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Local MP, Lucy Allan has today welcomed news that Morrisons have no immediate plans to install camera controls or limit the time allowed to park.

Ms Allan received a response to her letter from Morrisons Chief Executive, David Potts providing the MP with the reassurance. In his letter, Mr Potts told Lucy Allan that some customers had found difficulties finding a space at the supermarket during busy periods. To address this, Mr Potts said that they had proposed a new system which would allow people to park in the car park for free for up to three hours, but that they had no immediate plans to go ahead with the changes.

David Potts also reassured the MP that any such decision, would not be taken overnight or without consulting local stakeholders.

Welcoming this news, Lucy Allan said:

“This is great news for residents in Telford who shop at Morrisons and use the other facilities. Residents can be assured that they can continue to shop at Lawley as per usual with no car parking restrictions.

“I would like to thank Cllr Lee Vidor and Cllr Jayne Greenaway who have been campaigning with local resident’s and Morrisons to find a solution. I will continue to work with Morrisons and engage with residents to ensure that they are consulted and notified about any changes which may take place in the future.”


We have been notified by ARRIVA that following customer feedback the bus services for Lawley will be changing with effect from 1st September.

The main changes are:

  • The 11 is being extended to serve Wrekin Retail Park (for Tesco as the Free Bus is being withdrawn) and Wellington. The route will also now extend the full length of Birchfield Way and Bryce Way. It will also provide better links for commuters to Wrekin Rail Station.
  • The X4 route is being extended to operate through Lawley to  provide a more direct route to Telford College and schools in Wellington
  • The 19 is being extended to travel the full length of Bryce Way and Proctor Avenue.

Further information can be found at:

We have been advised that additional bus stops will also be provided on West Centre Way, Bryce Way and Birchfield Way to accommodate the new services.



School Safety Zone Project Lawley Primary School

Information received from Telford & Wrekin Council:

As part of the Council’s ongoing investment into its roads and footpaths, we will shortly be delivering a school safety zone project by Lawley Primary School along Pepper Mill road, this will include the installation of a new Controlled Zebra crossing adjacent to Lawley Primary School and Number 33 Pepper Mill.

Works will involve the installation of the new crossing and associated footway links including a small retaining wall.

When are we planning to deliver this work?

The work is due to take place on Monday 12th August 2019 and be completed by Monday 2nd September 2019 weather permitting. Works will be completed under a daytime Road Closure.  The road will be closed during working hours then re-opened late afternoon. Traffic management and diversion plans for this scheme are attached.

We will be working between 07:30-16:30hrs and will have our dedicated teams on site to assist you during this time to help you get past the working areas safely should you need to do so.

Balfour Beatty will be the lead delivering this work in partnership with the Council and our details are below, for any questions or queries relating to this scheme please contact us at our new highways hub:

Pepper Mill AUG 2019


Received from West Mercia Police:

Anti Social Behaviour and Criminal damage

Recently we have been made aware of ongoing anti-social behaviour involving groups of youths congregating on the park at the back of Glendale. There have also been reports of possible smoking of cannabis and drug dealing in the area.

It has been reported that a local resident has taken it upon themselves to cause criminal damage by pouring oil onto the seating area of the park shelter, this has been carried out on a number of occasions. The cost to the council is significant for the removal of the oil and these incidents will be dealt with accordingly. It is believed this has been done to deter the youths from congregating in this area. We would like to remind residents that if there are issues within the area to contact the appropriate agencies.

Have you seen anything? Do you know who is responsible? Have you seen anybody acting suspicious around this area? If you have any information that may assist the police or have CCTV camera’s that cover this area and captures the incidents, please call police on 101 to report this matter. Alternatively you can call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111 or email the team

Lawley and Overdale SNT Team
Madeley Police Station


Our Summer Fest event is being held on Saturday 6 July and we advise residents of the following timings:

11.00-1.00pm    Set up

1.00pm               Family Fun Day

4.00pm               Live music starts

9.30–10.30pm   Close-down event

The event is taking place on Lawley Village Green and is a repeat of last year’s successful day.

We hope you are able to join us!