Telford 50 is Coming Soon...


With so much going on for the Telford 50 anniversary – from voting on our anniversary logo, available funding, what sort of legacy schemes you’d like to see, up to the actual events and activities during our anniversary year (parties, festivals, carnivals, and so on) – you will find all news releases in our Telford 50 – Newsroom.

Below are the top stories:

Top news

Light fantastic for Iron Bridge from Telford 50 Legacy fund

The borough’s most famous structure the iconic Iron Bridge is set to get year round illumination thanks to a Council fund to mark Telford’s 50th anniversary celebrations and support from Arts Council England.

Arriva bus makeover marks Telford’s 50th anniversary

Bus Company Arriva gets on board with Telford 50 and promotes the 50th anniversary of the borough with a very special bus.

Telford 50 Legacy Fund community building and facilities grant scheme opens for bids

Community groups from across the borough can now bid for their share of a £240,000 grant pot to help regenerate or buy community buildings and facilities.

Community buildings across borough get near £1m Telford 50 Legacy Fund boost

Almost £1m will be made available to help regenerate community buildings and facilities across the borough to leave a lasting legacy from Telford’s 50th anniversary.

Businesses, come and join the Telford 50 celebrations!

Telford & Wrekin Council is appealing to businesses to help make 2018 a memorable year by getting involved in the Telford 50 celebrations.

Get involved in this year’s Carnival of Telford Giants!

To mark Telford’s 50th anniversary, this year’s Carnival of Giants will celebrate Giants of Telford from the past and the present, from the famous to everyday unsung heroes. You have until 26th of February to apply to be part of it!

S Club, 5ive and East 17 and more unveiled for Big Top

Two more shows have been announced for Telford & Wrekin Council’s Big Top celebrations this summer to mark both Telford’s 50th birthday and 50 years of Oakengates Theatre @ The Place.

All our projects aim to get as many people as possible involved, check out opportunities. We would love to hear and spread the news about the things you are doing for Telford 50! Register your events or contact us.

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The Telford @ 50 Community Buildings and Facilities Legacy Fund aims to breathe new life into a range of community buildings and facilities within Telford and Wrekin.

Group of people promoting the Big Green Vote

50 sites across the Borough will be given access to £50,000 of funding to help enhance the area. Vote now for your favourite ones!

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Take part in a weekly photo challenge, to capture the best of Telford.