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

Legacy Fund helps to improve war memorials

The Telford 50 Legacy Fund has contributed over £24,000 for improving and restoring a number of war memorials in the borough - including creating a brand new war memorial in Lawley and Overdale.

Traffic Island mystery unravelled

Hortonwood Community Island was unveiled today, revealing more than just its creator, DENSO MANUFACTURING UK Ltd.

Telford Community Pride Awards shortlists announced

A shortlist of individuals, groups and businesses from across the borough for Telford Community Pride Awards has been announced today (19 October) and will go forward to the final announcements at a prestigious Awards event on 29 November 2018. Winners in all Awards categories will be revealed on Telford’s 50th birthday date!

Telford & Wrekin Leisure launch 50p activity weekend to celebrate Telford 50

To celebrate Telford’s 50th year, Telford & Wrekin Leisure Services are launching a Telford 50 activity weekend on Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October.

The Big Reveal - Telford 50 Legacy Project

One of Telford’s largest and longest established employers is contributing to Telford’s 50th birthday celebrations by regenerating the Hortonwood traffic island as a legacy project.

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.

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.