of Telford’s 50th birthday celebrations, Telford & Wrekin
Council is launching the second phase of its Green Guarantee scheme with the
Big Green Vote.
will we be protecting 96 new sites from development, but through a public vote,
50 of those sites will be awarded support of up to £1,000 to enhance the places
that mean the most to residents.
Voting is easy, simply register
and cast your five votes for the places you would like to see supported, you
can even share your pictures and comments and tell us about your favourite
The type of support will depend
upon the site, for example in woodlands you might want to see some new
saplings, open areas may benefit from planting schemes with new seeds and bulbs
or bat and bird boxes to encourage more wildlife to the area. We’ll work with
you to help get the best support.
Some 89 per cent of us have a
green space within 300m of our homes and live in a town that has twice the
national recommended area of nature reserve forming a rich green network of 13
Local Nature Reserves as well as Fields in Trust, Sites of Special Scientific
Interest and woodlands and waterways within easy reach.
The Big Green Vote is your chance
to discover new areas that are likely to be on your doorstep and join in with
supporting Green Guarantee sites through the interactive vote.
Our photography challenge - Telford's Secret Spaces started in February and is another way to get involved by sharing your
perspective on green spaces. You could even join in with the amazing community
groups who work to make Telford’s green spaces so special.