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Telford 50 Legacy at Hortonwood Traffic Island

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 and gifting it to the community.

The creation of legacy projects is one of the most important aspects of Telford’s 50th birthday celebrations; it was one of the themes supported most strongly by local people during consultation on the 50th year celebrations.


The island transformation project is a collaboration with Telford & Wrekin Council, town and parish councils, but it particularly reflects the ‘core values’ of its mystery investor, not only in their workforce but also in the environment and in supporting the communities of Telford through their unique commitment to corporate social responsibility.

The company behind the project believe that as a business they have a role to play in building a bright future for the next generation; the Hortonwood traffic island transformation will be an environmental improvement for the enjoyment of local communities, but it will also support road safety, promoting positive messages about road safety to drivers through its imaginative design.


Every aspect of the design of the island has been carefully thought through to reflect the company’s core values; from the cherry trees which will bring a beautiful and colourful display to the island, to the careful planting which reflects the company’s care for the environment and promote messages that will support road safety.

The design is intended to be a representation of local communities and collaboration, with the island sitting at the boundaries of the local parish council wards of Apley Castle, Hadley Manor, Hadley Castle, Leegomery and Trench.

Further information will be revealed over a three week period which started on Friday 5 October 2018 with the grand reveal taking place on Friday 19 October 2018. Follow the story of The Big Roundabout Reveal by following #bigcommunityreveal on Twitter.

Telford 50 legacy project island image
Telford 50 legacy project island reveal image