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.

Top news

Partnership results in major project to renovate historic hall

A major project to refurbish an historic Telford hall and upgrade the interior is set to get under way this month thanks to support from the £2m Telford 50 legacy fund.

Town Park reopens gardens, pathways and bandstand after Telford 50 refurb

As part of the Telford 50 Legacy Fund, upgrades and renovations made to several areas of Telford Town Park have now completed for this summer.

New trail commemorating Thomas Telford launched

A new trail that incorporates key landmarks in Shropshire and beyond that can be attributed to Thomas Telford has been unveiled, as part of Telford 50 Legacy. 

New Film Festival Launched as part of Telford's 50th Birthday Celebrations

From railway adventures and zombie attacks to camp singalongs and silent classics, join in with the fun between 14 September and 31 October for a month of screenings and special events in venues all over town.

First raft of community buildings and facilities projects receive confirmation of grants from Telford 50 Legacy Fund

So far, 13 community groups from all over the borough have managed to firmly secure grants up to £20,000 from the Telford 50 Legacy Fund, for projects that will help them regenerate or buy community buildings and facilities. In the coming weeks, more community groups will be confirmed as receiving grants.

Telford 50 funding helps with Telford Town Park’s exciting upgrade

Renovation works are now underway in the Chelsea and Maxell Gardens for this July in Telford Town Park.

New Smart Home to show how assistive gadgets can improve lives in Telford

Thanks to Telford 50 Legacy funding, the opening of an innovative new ‘smart home’ will showcase a range of assistive technologies, equipment and gadgets to help older people, those with a disability and people with dementia to live more independently and safely in their own homes.

Capturing Telford’s favourite buildings in 3D

To celebrate Telford's 50th year, Telford & Wrekin Council has launched a campaign to create a lasting digital record of some of the town's favourite buildings.

Balloon & Kite Fiesta success

The free Balloon and Kite Festival in Telford Town Park at the weekend, one of the major events as part of Telford’s 50th anniversary celebrations this year, attracted around 30,000 people over its two days.

Telford 50 gives new lease of life to iconic children’s play equipment

As part of the £2m Telford 50 Legacy Fund to celebrate the town’s 50th anniversary, the borough’s most iconic piece of play equipment is set to be refurbished.

Mayor drops in for a T-Fest update

The mayor of Telford & Wrekin dropped into Telford College to check on the planning progress for T-Fest – a one-day music festival which forms part of the town’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Telford 50 has something for everyone to enjoy in May!

As part of Telford turning 50 this year, Telford & Wrekin Council is organising a range of activities and events to celebrate the town’s rich heritage, numerous achievements, strong volunteering ethos and exciting future.

What makes your company stand out? Register now for the Telford50 Business Award!

Borough businesses have the unique opportunity to register until 11 May for the Telford50 Business Award and get the recognition their achievements in Telford and Wrekin deserve!

Over 50 groups show interest in the Telford 50 Community Buildings and Facilities Legacy Fund

More than 50 organisations have expressed their interest in the Council’s Telford @ 50 Community Buildings and Facilities Legacy Fund that will help community groups regenerate or buy community buildings and facilities.

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.

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.