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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.

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Telford 50 Legacy - Invigorating buildings at the heart of Dawley community

Great Dawley Town Council uses its share of Telford 50 Legacy Fund to refurbish three key community buildings, Dawley House, St. Leonard’s Church and Dawley Town Hall as well as improving two popular play areas. This is part of a £750,000 Telford & Wrekin scheme, which is giving £150,000 to each of the borough’s five main towns, including Great Dawley, as part of Telford 50 celebrations.


The Legacy of Telford 50 – helping community centres across the borough

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.


£50k for Community Events

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Community Events Grant is set to support 43 communities to come together and organise their own events.


Parish council receives Telford 50 Legacy grant

Waters Upton Parish Council has received a £6,000 Community Building and Facilities Grant from the Telford 50 Legacy Fund.


Telford 50 Legacy Fund breathes new life into community facilities in Madeley area

Thanks to help from Telford & Wrekin Council’s Telford 50 Legacy Fund, Madeley Town Council and the hard work of dedicated volunteers, three key community buildings in Madeley are undergoing significant improvements, benefiting those living, working and visiting the area long into the future.


Spring into St George’s Day announces carnival procession

Spring into St George’s Day, Telford’s family favourite event, is set to include a carnival procession this year featuring the infamous Veolia Scrap Dragon.


New sensory space at Exotic Zoo, thanks to Telford 50 Legacy grant

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.


£100,000 Legacy Funding for transitional housing for young people

The council has confirmed that a Telford 50 Legacy Fund grant of £100,000 will be made available to YMCA Wellington to support the development of 13 units of affordable transitional housing for young people.


Local Partnership Working Helps Enhance Telford Balloon Fiesta

Telford’s popular Balloon Fiesta returns on 11 & 12 May 2019 in Telford Town Park after the roaring success of last year.


Grants to get everyone get active together

Daily mile running routes, BMX biking, climbing and walking as well as a host of other sports and activities are about to get a boost with the announcement of more than 20 successful ‘Get Telford Active’ projects.


A place for everyone – that’s Totally Telford

Telford & Wrekin Council is launching later this month a brand new quality of life campaign called ‘Totally Telford’ which will profile Telford as a great place to live, work, invest and visit.


Sambrook Village Hall reinvigorated, with the help of Telford 50 Legacy Fund

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.


Telford 50 Legacy fund helps temple and church to make a difference in community life

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.



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.