Telford 50 is Coming Soon...

The Big Green Vote

To help celebrate Telford’s 50th anniversary, Telford & Wrekin Council put up 96 council-owned sites for consideration as part of the Big Green Vote.

The Big Green Vote is funded from the Council’s £2m Telford 50 Legacy Fund.

Residents were encouraged to vote for their favourite areas called ‘Green Guarantee’ sites.

All 96 sites have now been protected though the Green Guarantee and the top 52 are soon to be awarded an equal share in a Legacy Fund of £52,000 following rounds of consultations. 

Group of people promoting the Big Green Vote

Background

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.

Find out more by visiting The Big Green Vote website and learn about how the Council is working to protect its green network.