Rubbish Collections are changing

You may remember receiving information recently about changes to rubbish and recycling collections in Telford and Wrekin.  Telford & Wrekin Council is streamlining its collections to help cut down on refuse vehicles and fuel as part of the £50m savings the Council has had to make as a result of local government cuts.

 Nearly two thirds of all households in the borough – approximately 40,000 households – will see a change in the day on which their rubbish and recycling is collected.  Other households could find their collections remain on the same day but that the order in which their recycling and rubbish is collected may have swapped over.

 Next week we will be working with our contractors TWS to tag everyone’s grey bin to inform households whether they will be affected by a change or not.  All grey bins will be tagged between 3 and 14 June.  The tag will explain when the new collection day will be, along with details of the next five collections to help residents to make the change.

 Some homes will have a tag informing them that their collections are not changing.  Anyone who has not received a tag on their bin or through their letterbox by Friday 14 June is urged to contact the Council on 01952 384384 or check online at www.telford.gov.uk/bindayfinder

 The changes to the collections will start from Monday 24 June 2013.  We ask that everyone tell their friends, family and neighbours to look out for their tags and make a note of the information.

 Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further queries.

Workshop Responses

Two sessions were held on13th March for residents in and around the new Lawley Development to attend and raise any concerns, ask questions or gain information. The questions raised were collated and after discussion by the Steering Group, responses have been agreed and can be found here.WORKSHOP RESPONSES FINAL

A drop in session is planned in the near future where both IMS and Parish representatives will be available for you to chat to or ask any questions of or you can email anything to either organisation at any time.

Committees 2013/2014

 

Committees – 2013-2014

 

Snow Warden – Cllr Tony Proctor

PROW’s  –  Cllr. Darren Blackburn

 

Planning & Environmental

 Committee

Finance Committee

Activities Committee

Full Council

Cllr. Tony Proctor (Chair)

Cllr. Rob Parker (Chair)

*Cllr. Darren Blackburn (Chair)

Cllr. Alan Hussey (Chair)

Cllr. Darren Blackburn

Cllr. Tina Aldridge

*Cllr. Tina Aldridge

Cllr. Darren Blackburn (Vice.C)

Cllr. Alan Hussey

Cllr. Deb Crane

*Cllr. Alan Hussey

Cllr. Tina Aldridge

Cllr.  Richard Long

Cllr. Alan Hussey

 

Cllr. Deb Crane

Cllr. Ken Rathbone

Cllr. Richard Long

*All Members as required

Cllr. Richard Long

 

 

 

Cllr. Rob Parker

 

 

 

Cllr. Tony Proctor

 

 

 

Cllr. Ken Rathbone

MEETING DATES 2013/2014

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS

TIME TABLE 2013-2014

 

The Parish Council holds regular meetings and the dates and times are shown below. 

All meetings are open to the public and press.

 

 

DATE AND TIMES FOR FULL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR

 

DATE

TIME

VENUE

Tuesday 4th June 2013

6.30pm

The Carpenter Centre

Tuesday 2nd July 2013

6.30pm

The Carpenter Centre

 

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

 

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 1st October 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 5th November 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 7th January 2014

7.30pm (Following the Planning & Environmental Meeting)

TBC

Tuesday 4th February 2014

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 4th March 2014

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 1st April 2014

6.30pm (Followed by Annual Grants Awards at 7.30pm)

TBC

Tuesday 6th May 2014

6.30pm (Annual Parish Council Meeting followed by ordinary Parish

Council Meeting)

TBC

 

 

 

DATE AND TIMES FOR PLANNING & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR

 

 

DATE

TIME

VENUE

Tuesday 25th June 2013

6.30pm

The Carpenter Centre

Tuesday 30th July 2013

6.30pm

The Carpenter Centre

Tuesday 27th August 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 24th  September 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 29th  October 2013

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 26th  November 2013

6.30pm

TBC

 

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

 

Tuesday 7th January 2014

6.30pm (Followed by the Full Council Meeting)

TBC

Tuesday 28th January 2014

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 25th February 2014

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 25th March 2014

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 29th  April 2014

6.30pm

TBC

Tuesday 27th May 2014

6.30pm

TBC

 

Lawley Farmhouse Completed!

 

RESTORED
HISTORIC FARMHOUSE AT LAWLEY VILLAGE NOW COMPLETED

VIPs attended the official unveiling of a unique regeneration project on Friday [3RD MAY] at Lawley Farm in Lawley Village, Telford.

The Mayor of Telford, Cllr Kevin Guy, also a resident of Lawley Village, along with Cllr Alan Hussey, Chairman of Lawley & Overdale Parish Council, officially opened the Grade II listed farmhouse which has been restored using traditional methods.

Following the ceremony, guests were taken on a special guided tour of the property to discover how Taylor Wimpey has preserved this piece of Telford’s history while creating a stunning contemporary home.

Cllr Alan Hussey, Chairman of Lawley & Overdale Parish Council, attended the opening, and said: “We’re delighted that this previously abandoned and derelict building has been restored to its former glory at the centre of Lawley Farm, as this has been something we have been campaigning for for some time..

“There’s been a farmhouse on this site since the 1880s, and it is incredibly pleasing to see this unique building brought back to life again and transformed into a beautiful family home fit for the 21st century.”

Anne Wallace, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “The restoration of the farmhouse at Lawley Farm was a significant challenge and so it is incredibly rewarding to have now completed such an exciting project.

“This unique property, which combines the character of a period farmhouse with the comfort and energy-efficiency of a modern new-build property, is already generating a huge amount of interest and will make a fabulous home for its lucky buyer.”

As well as Taylor Wimpey and the Parish Council, the project also involved input from Telford & Wrekin District Council’s conservation officer as well as restoration specialists Logmoor, who were contracted to carry out the refurbishment work.

Old photographs and the existing bricks and tiles on site gave clues to how the farmhouse would originally have looked and bricks for the farmhouse and its walled garden were specially made to match the texture and colour of those remaining. Traditional lime mortar was also used in the construction of the brickwork.

Traditional plain clay tiles were used on the roof and the design re-introduced the chimneys with a traditional inglenook fireplace in the lounge, while the original basement has been brought back into use. The building also features timber-framed sash windows, with walk-in bay windows in the lounge and dining room and bedrooms above.

The restoration project has also included the construction of an attractive one-bedroom cottage attached to the farmhouse, which has been created from the original outbuildings and a small new-build extension, using the same brick and tiles as the main house.