There was quite a lot going on for the Telford 50 anniversary – you will find all news releases from last year as well as those from this year (on the Telford 50 legacy schemes) in our Telford 50 – Newsroom.
Thanks to help from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Telford 50 Legacy Fund and the hard work of dedicated volunteers, a new arts and community centre will open next month in Wellington.
Dozens of groups across the borough are improving a vast range of community buildings and facilities, thanks to the £2 million Telford 50 Legacy Fund.
A number of new ‘Welcome to Telford’ signs are being installed at various “gateway” locations in the borough.
Telford & Wrekin Council has received over 50 applications for the Community Events Grants that support communities to come together and organise their own events. The total value of the applications is over £70,000, exceeding the £50,000 that the Council has put aside for these community-led events.
A community information event to let people know about an exciting new social enterprise set up to help local woodlands, wildlife and people takes place on Wednesday 13 March at the Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale.
St Leonard’s Church in Malinslee has benefited from a Telford 50 Legacy grant – meaning renovation and improvements works can take place to ensure the building’s sustainability.
Three of Newport’s key community buildings are undergoing significant improvements, benefiting those living, working and visiting Newport – thanks to Telford 50 Legacy Fund.
Oakengates Town Council is using its share of Telford 50 Legacy Fund for the renovation of The Wakes community building and the Bandstand in Hartshill Park. This is part of a £2m Telford & Wrekin Council scheme, which gives £150,000 to each of the borough’s five main town councils, including Oakengates, as part of Telford 50 celebrations.
Dozens of groups across the borough are to keep a vast range of community buildings and facilities in use, thanks to the £2 million Telford 50 Legacy Fund.
Telford & Wrekin Council is again offering grant funding to support communities to come together and organise their own events. This will build on last year’s Telford 50 celebration grant to over 40 different groups, who organised a broad range of community events to mark the town’s 50th anniversary.