Monday, 22 September 2014

Open meeting to discuss improvements to the dip

There is an open meeting at the Surestart Centre at Windmill School on the 24th between 7pm and 9pm to discuss improvements to the dip (also known as the hollow) between Bishopdale and Blakemore.

It's a great open space but it collects rubbish and attracts fly tippers. There has been some really good feedback already on how it can be improved and this is a further opportunity to put across your ideas.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Burnside Temporary Road Closure October 20th-22nd

The roadworks that have been blighting drivers between Brookside and Aqueduct have made their way onto the perimeter road and will result in a temporary road closure in Burnside next month.

Burnside will be closed from number 7 to number 8 and across to the electricity sub-station behind number 83 from October 20th to the 22nd.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Police Appeal For Information After Sexual Assault In Brookside

West Mercia Police is appealing for information after a sexual assault in Telford between 2am and 4am this morning (Saturday 6th September).

A woman in her 20s was walking along Brookside Avenue, Brookside, when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man who pushed her and touched her inappropriately.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, approximately 5’9" tall, of moderate build, with short dark hair and an accent local to Telford.

DS Jeremy Gardner said: "We would like to stress that incidents of this nature are rare in the area but this was clearly very distressing for the woman involved.

"We are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen a man matching the description in the area at the time to contact police."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 0324S of 6/9/14. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at

Monday, 1 September 2014

New bus stops by Bridgwood will make school crossing more dangerous

Back in May the parish council supported my motion to ask the borough council to put a pedestrian crossing in at the bottom of Brookside Avenue by Bridgwood where the kids cross the road to get to school.

Last week contractors started work on two bus stops by the island where the pedestrian crossing should be. Placing bus stops that close to an island is dangerous in itself but locating them where school children cross the road when they have been told that there is a safety problem there just isn't good enough.

I am awaiting more information on these new bus stops (including why the parish council wasn't notified or asked for comment as it should be) and what urgent plans the borough council has to make the corner safe for children crossing the road now that they've made it more dangerous.