Telford 50 - What's Next?


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.

Top news

Belmont Community Hall cooking up a Telford 50 treat

Thanks to Telford 50 Legacy Fund, dozens of groups across the borough have received funding to keep a vast range of community buildings and facilities in use.

Another mileSTONE for Telford 50

As part of Telford’s 50th anniversary, a series of short statements about the borough written by the public have been set in stone in Southwater Square, for generations to come!

Telford 50 Blazes Bright

As Storm Diana blew out, the crowds came out in force and the Southwater Fire Garden burned long into the night – as Telford celebrated its 50th birthday on Thursday 29 November.

Happy 50th Birthday Telford!

Today is Telford's 50th birthday and there is lots of celebrations planned!

“and the winners are…”

Congratulations to the winners of the Telford Community Pride Awards 2018 for their dedication, kindness and commitment to making a difference in their communities.

Telford Square and Thomas Telford statue officially opened

Telford Square, the location of the iconic statue of Thomas Telford, was officially opened this afternoon.

Every primary school gets a special Telford 50 memento

As part of Telford’s 50th birthday celebrations, every primary school in Telford receives a special Telford 50 memento from the Council.

Successful Telford 50 events to continue next year

Three major events that attracted tens of thousands of people as part of Telford 50 celebrations are set to take place again in the next year.

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.

Hortonwood traffic banner

One of Telford’s largest established employers is regenerating the Hortonwood traffic island as a Telford 50 legacy and gifting it to the community.

An image showing a 3D model of Southwater Library

Suggest your favourite Telford building and it could be on the list for a virtual tour.

Ironbridge Ogre front cover image

A young children's story book is being launched, to celebrate 50 years of Telford.

A woman taking a picture with her camera

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