All our current and upcoming projects that are delivered through Pride in Our Community are listed below:
Maintaining and improving roads
We are working hard to keep our roads in good condition so that traffic can move freely around our borough – getting to work, attending schools, seeing friends, returning home.
As a council, it’s our job to maintain:
- 626 miles of road
- 132 miles of cycle ways
- more than 20,000 street lights
- 135 bridges
- 120 roundabouts
- 80 underpasses
- 16,000 signs
- 13,000 bollards
- 1,100 bus shelters
- 40 signal junctions
- 60 pedestrian crossings
- and 32 off street car parks.
At a time when budgets are limited we have to focus our efforts carefully and creatively to ensure that the work we do has the greatest impact.
Find out more Information about our planned road investment schemes.
Maintaining and improving paths
We are investing in repairs and improvements to paths across the borough so that people can get to where they need to go – schools, health care providers, community centres, shops and other facilities.
There are 743 miles of paths in Telford and Wrekin to maintain. Our current work programme aims to improve the condition of existing paths by using a specialist treatment that seals the surface to extend the life by around 10 years and improves the appearance.
Find out more Information about our path improvement project can be found on the path improvement project.
Upgrading street lighting
Over the next two years we will be investing £5.2m on improving street lights across the borough.
We have more than 20,000 street lights in Telford and Wrekin. These are being upgraded with LED technology that uses less energy, reduces pollution and makes it easier for people to see at night, making areas safer.
Feedback from a pilot LED scheme last year showed that residents felt the new lighting looked better and made them feel safer. We aim to upgrade every Council owned street light by the end of March 2019.
Find out more information about our Street Lighting Improvement Project.
Investing in major highway projects
As well as investing in our roads and paths maintenance, street lights, parks and green spaces, Pride in Our Community is investing in a number of major highways projects in neighbourhoods across the borough.
These include filling in three problem subways in Brookside that have had issues around increasing levels of anti-social behaviour and rebuilding Caynton Mill Bridge.
Find out more Information about our major planned projects.
Enhancing our local environments
Our environment matters for our health and wellbeing, and taking care of our neighbourhoods, parks and green spaces is an important part of Pride in Our Community.
We have 400 acres of parks and green spaces and around 15 million trees in our borough. We work hard with our parish/town councils and network of businesses, community groups and volunteers to look after them. We will continue to work with them all.
We will also continue to tackle the environmental issues that matter to people, such as litter, dog fouling, fly tipping, minimising waste and making it easier for people to recycle.
Find out more about how you can join us to create a better borough by volunteering.
Tell us about an issue in your area on the report it page.
Accessing grant funding for community projects
There are various grants available for local groups to bid for.
A £1.26m Community Pride Fund was set up in June 2014 for community projects that improve local environments and make a difference to people’s lives. Community groups across the borough were successful in bidding for funds. In May 2015 we launched our Pride in Your High Street fund to invest in schemes and events that boost local high streets in Telford and Wrekin. You can read about some of the successful Pride bids in the Pride blog.
In 2018 Telford celebrates its 50th birthday. The Telford Pride @ 50 Celebration Grant gave communities the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £2,000 towards holding their own Telford 50 Celebration.
Community/voluntary groups, neighbourhood groups, faith groups, charities, other not for profit organisations, town or parish councils, schools, businesses or individuals were able to apply. This grant closed on Monday 23 October 2017. For more information visit the Telford 50 website.
The Telford and Wrekin EnviroGrant scheme has been set up by our waste contractor Veolia to help local people fund projects that improve their environment or community. So far more than £50,000 has been invested in supporting local projects. Grant funding is still available. Find out more information about the EnviroGrant scheme.
For more information about other grants available please email firstname.lastname@example.org.