Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Woodside Avenue gritting

We have had reports of Woodside Avenue not being gritted last night.

Telford & Wrekin Council's policy is to grit bus routes which, of course, Woodside Avenue is and it is on the list of gritted roads. We are making enquiries to confirm that it is still on the list and to find out why it wasn't gritted last night.

Update: The roads were gritted twice but had evidently frozen back over again.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Appeal for help finding missing Madeley man, Daniel Hodgin

West Mercia Police are appealing for information and help to find a Madeley man who went missing in Shrewsbury last weekend.

Daniel Hodgin was at the Buttermarket in Shrewsbury and has been seen on CCTV falling and banging his head on a wall. He phoned his mother to tell her he was walking home but didn't know where he was. He said he was in an industrial estate and could see a Mini and a white wall. His mother drove to Shrewsbury to find him but was unable to.

If you have any information on his whereabouts or remember seeing him on the night - or have seen him since - contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 228 of the 23rd November.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Facebook campaign to save special Sutton Hill tree

Sutton Hill residents have started a Facebook page to save the tree planted in honour of a visit to the estate by the Queen in 1967.

The plaque and tree marking the occasion in Sandicroft are still intact 47 years after the visit but it's at risk from the council's regeneration programme prompting a local campaign to save it.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Police Appeal For Information After Sexual Assault In Brookside

West Mercia Police is appealing for information after a sexual assault in Telford between 2am and 4am this morning (Saturday 6th September).

A woman in her 20s was walking along Brookside Avenue, Brookside, when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man who pushed her and touched her inappropriately.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, approximately 5’9" tall, of moderate build, with short dark hair and an accent local to Telford.

DS Jeremy Gardner said: "We would like to stress that incidents of this nature are rare in the area but this was clearly very distressing for the woman involved.

"We are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or seen a man matching the description in the area at the time to contact police."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 0324S of 6/9/14. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

UKIP Madeley Town Councillors do the ice bucket challenge

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A Level congratulations

Congratulations to A Level students at both academies in Madeley who have achieved significant increases in pass rates.

Both schools have had a difficult past but since moving to new buildings they have improved immensely and the exam results that both schools have achieved is testament to the hard work of the teachers and the pupils.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Housing developments planned for Madeley and Woodside

Telford & Wrekin Council wants to borrow £45.7m from the Public Works Loans Board to set up a company to build new houses and commercial properties in the borough.

The council want to build 50 houses on the site of the old Madeley Court School and 101 houses at the site of the old Woodland Primary School in Woodside. They also want to build another supermarket by Aldi and KFC using the money.

The council has already borrowed heavily from the Public Works Loans Board for the solar farm at Wheat Leasowes, to bail out the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust and for a number of other projects and they plan to borrow another £200m to invest in MOD Donnington. We don't know how much debt Telford & Wrekin Council have got us into for these business ventures but we believe it to be more than a quarter of a billion.