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Telford and Wrekin Council would like to know your views

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Telford and Wrekin Counci staff, volunteers and partners have been working day in and day out to keep essential services running, to protect and care for the most vulnerable, and support the NHS.

It’s really important that Telford & Wrekin Council listen to you and involve you in planning for the future.

They ask “Did we do go a good job during the pandemic? How can we help you further? How can we make Telford and Wrekin an even better place?”

Telford & Wrekin Council write-It’s not just about our response to coronavirus – we also want your views on how we can make Telford and Wrekin an even better place to live. It’s time to have your say and give us your feedback!

Click here to watch a video about giving your view: https://youtu.be/_kZDVk2tsN8

Click on this link for further  information:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20240/consultations/4035/your_views?utm_source=newsroom-advert&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=residentsurvey&utm_content=

Telford & Wrekin residents completing the questionnaire you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for vouchers up to £100 to be used in local high street businesses.

You will also be eligible to receive vouchers that will help you to support local businesses.

If you would like a paper or alternative version please let us know by emailing  [email protected] or call 01952 380100.

This survey is open from Thursday 29th July and closes at 2359 on Friday 4th September 2020

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Summer programme of outdoor live family theatre in Town Park

Telford & Wrekin Council is offering the opportunity to experience live family theatre performances in unique outdoor settings during August.

Theatres are currently closed because of the coronavirus pandemic but the council together with The Place have put together a packed programme of outdoor events.

It starts with a performance of Tales From The Trees by the Squashbox Theatre Company on Saturday August 8.

Tales From The Trees is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy with an engaging theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.

The show features Craig, the friendly forest ranger and tree expert and is suitable for children aged five and over.

Performances will be at 1 pm and 3 pm at the Stirchley Chimney in Telford Town Park. Tickets will be £30.

Other Performances:

  • Sunday August 9 at 1 pm-The Stirchley Chimney, Telford TF3 1DZ will also be the venue for Fantastic Family Funnies. This is a family stand up comedy show featuring comedians James Cook, Jay Foreman and host Cerys Nelmes. It is suitable for children aged six and over and tickets are again £30.
  • Thursday 20th August there will be two shows (starting at 1 pm and 3 pm) at Teenage Amphitheatre, Telford Town Park TF3 1 DZ. These will be the third outdoor show of the summer season takes place on when the popular Wind In The Willows story by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Oliver Gray. Join Mole, Rat and Badger and of course Toad who just can’t help getting into trouble! This show is recommended for children aged 5+ and their families. Tickets are £30.
  • Saturday 22nd August 2 pm at Teenage Amphitheatre, Telford Town Park TF3 1DZ will be the fourth outdoor show of the summer season takes place when Hotbuckle Productions perform Emotion On The Oceans.Join Captain Crossbones and Jolly Roger embarking on a journey of discovery in order to discover ways of coping with some of the “big feelings” they are having. Packed with fun, music and audience participation, this show is ideal for the enjoyment and learning of all primary school aged children. Tickets are £30.
  • Sunday 23rd August  at The Teenage Amphitheatre in Telford Town Park TF3 1DZ join us for popular pantomime performer and author Ian Billings who will do a double act with illustrator, poet and writer Chris White. They are performing as The Line Kings – a crazy kids’ poetry and cartoon show stuffed with “bags of gags, tons of puns and oodles of doodles, reams of rhymes, gallons of giggles and sacks of silliness.” It features stories and poetry performed and brought to life with live illustrations. Show times are 12 pm, 1.30 pm and 3 pm and tickets are £12.
  • Thursday 27th August at 2 pm at the Stirchley Chimney in Telford Town Park  TF3 1DZ will be our final show of the season. It is a specially adapted performance of Alice in Lockdown. Join Alice as she ventures through the Lockdown Looking Glass and explores a curious world filled with Cheshire Cats, White Rabbits and Red Queens, all while keeping a safe distance of two metres. Whether battling Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee for the last loo roll or attending the Mad Hatter’s tea party via Zoom, Alice’s socially-distanced adventures are the perfect  antidote to the stay-at-home blues. Tickets are £30.

Councillor Eileen Callear, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Leisure, Libraries and Culture, said: “It is a shame that events like the carnival and the balloon fiesta could not take place as planned. However we are delighted that we are able to put on a programme of entertainment for all the family during the summer holidays.

“I hope people will bring a cushion and come along and enjoy these excellent shows which take place in unique outdoor settings.

“We would like to reassure all customers that all these events will take place under strict government recommended social distancing guidelines.”

To ensure that everyone is accommodated with appropriate social distancing, each booking will be allocated a space with a 2m boundary. A Family Group ticket accommodates a maximum of 6 people, and groups must be limited to no more than two households.

Tickets are online only and can be booked at www.theplacetelford.com

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Summer programme of outdoor live family theatre in Town Park

Start Date:
8th August 2020

End Date:
27th August 2020

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Event title: Summer programme of outdoor live family theatre in Town Park
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Weblink: www.theplacetelford.com
Name: Telford & Wrekin Council with The Place
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 382382
Event description: Telford & Wrekin Council is offering the opportunity to experience live family theatre performances in unique outdoor settings during August.

Theatres are currently closed because of the coronavirus pandemic but the council together with The Place have put together a packed programme of outdoor events. 

It starts with a performance of Tales From The Trees by the Squashbox Theatre Company on Saturday August 8. Tales From The Trees is a terrific tangle of puppetry, storytelling, live music and comedy with an engaging theme that embraces natural history, folklore and ecology.

The show features Craig, the friendly forest ranger and tree expert and is suitable for children aged five and over. Performances will be at 1 pm and 3 pm at the Stirchley Chimney in Telford Town Park. Tickets will be £30.

Other Performances:

  • Sunday August 9 at 1 pm-The Stirchley Chimney, Telford TF3 1DZ will also be the venue for Fantastic Family Funnies. This is a family stand up comedy show featuring comedians James Cook, Jay Foreman and host Cerys Nelmes. It is suitable for children aged six and over and tickets are again £30.
  • Thursday 20th August there will be two shows (starting at 1 pm and 3 pm) at Teenage Amphitheatre, Telford Town Park TF3 1DZ. These will be the third outdoor show of the summer season takes place on when the popular Wind In The Willows story by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Oliver Gray. Join Mole, Rat and Badger and of course Toad who just can’t help getting into trouble! This show is recommended for children aged 5+ and their families. Tickets are £30.
  • Saturday 22nd August 2 pm at Teenage Amphitheatre, Telford Town Park TF3 1DZ will be the fourth outdoor show of the summer season takes place when Hotbuckle Productions perform Emotion On The Oceans.Join Captain Crossbones and Jolly Roger embarking on a journey of discovery in order to discover ways of coping with some of the “big feelings” they are having. Packed with fun, music and audience participation, this show is ideal for the enjoyment and learning of all primary school aged children. Tickets are £30.
  • Sunday 23rd August at The Teenage Amphitheatre in Telford Town Park TF3 1DZ join us for popular pantomime performer and author Ian Billings who will do a double act with illustrator, poet and writer Chris White. They are performing as The Line Kings – a crazy kids’ poetry and cartoon show stuffed with “bags of gags, tons of puns and oodles of doodles, reams of rhymes, gallons of giggles and sacks of silliness.” It features stories and poetry performed and brought to life with live illustrations. Show times are 12 pm, 1.30 pm and 3 pm and tickets are £12.
  • Thursday 27th August at 2 pm at the Stirchley Chimney in Telford Town Park TF3 1DZ will be our final show of the season. It is a specially adapted performance of Alice in Lockdown. Join Alice as she ventures through the Lockdown Looking Glass and explores a curious world filled with Cheshire Cats, White Rabbits and Red Queens, all while keeping a safe distance of two metres. Whether battling Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee for the last loo roll or attending the Mad Hatter’s tea party via Zoom, Alice’s socially-distanced adventures are the perfect  antidote to the stay-at-home blues. Tickets are £30.

Councillor Eileen Callear, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Leisure, Libraries and Culture, said: “It is a shame that events like the carnival and the balloon fiesta could not take place as planned. However we are delighted that we are able to put on a programme of entertainment for all the family during the summer holidays.

“I hope people will bring a cushion and come along and enjoy these excellent shows which take place in unique outdoor settings.

“We would like to reassure all customers that all these events will take place under strict government recommended social distancing guidelines.”

To ensure that everyone is accommodated with appropriate social distancing, each booking will be allocated a space with a 2m boundary. A Family Group ticket accommodates a maximum of 6 people, and groups must be limited to no more than two households.

Tickets are online only and can be booked at www.theplacetelford.com

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Recovery plan launched for services for adults with learning disabilities

Services for adults with learning disabilities will undergo a major transformation in response to the coronavirus pandemic say Telford & Wrekin Council.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s My Options service has developed a number of new ways of delivering day activity services to tackle the continuing impacts of the pandemic.

A modern, exciting and digital-led service will provide fresh opportunities and increase independent living.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s My Options service has developed a number of new ways of delivering day activity services to tackle the continuing impacts of the pandemic.

It has also developed new ways of including direct support in the community and in people’s homes as part of the new offer.

With restrictions and social distancing measures in place, a fresh approach to developing skills has had to be developed.

The new way of working will see more home-based activities, making use of the latest technology and online get-togethers, providing top quality support, enabling people to reach their goals, while also staying safe.

Councillor Andy Burford, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said: “Coronavirus has had a major impact on many of our services, council wide.

“But we are really pleased to have responded and will be launching a modern service which will allow learners to get the best support, enhance independent living and also ensure their safety.

“We have been discussing what people want to do, how they want to do it and what support they need to achieve this.

“Current Government guidance around social distancing and health and safety means that services are having to change – it simply will not be possible to offer the same kind of service as we used to.

“But our My Options team have worked hard to ensure that they have adapted to present a new co-ordinated programme of activities for people to get involved in.

“This will include developing skills in using technology safely, independent living skills, looking after yourself, getting active, getting creative, connecting with friends and local communities and Stepping into Work.”

Councillor Burford added that for those who require direct support, the council is looking at how it can best provide this to people in their own homes and communities, and where safe to do so, linking friends who live local to each other.

Day activity services at Lakewood Wellbeing Centre, Wellington, Southwood Activity Hub in Hollinswood and the Skills and Enterprise Hub in Horsehay were suspended when the country was placed in lockdown.

The council is working closely with its Health and Safety advisors and Public Health England to fully understand all Government guidance in relation to building based day activity services and what it can provide, ensuring the safety of people using the service and our staff.   

Measures the authority needs to put in place are extensive and will mean the numbers that can be accommodated within buildings under the current Government guidance will be extremely limited and therefore will be prioritised for those people with the highest level of need.

Councillor Burford added: “The My Options service continues to be committed to deliver a quality, safe service to all people using the service, whilst offering support to enable people to achieve their goals and aspirations and keep connected.

“We will continually engage with families and carers during this time.”

For more information, click here or e-mail your views to: [email protected]

 

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Telford and Wrekin Council want you to have your say

Start Date:
1st August 2020

End Date:
31st August 2020

Start Time:
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End Time:
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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Telford and Wrekin Counci staff, volunteers and partners have been working day in and day out to keep essential services running, to protect and care for the most vulnerable, and support the NHS.

It’s really important that Telford & Wrekin Council listen to you and involve you in planning for the future.

They ask “Did we do go a good job during the pandemic? How can we help you further? How can we make Telford and Wrekin an even better place?”

Telford & Wrekin Council write-It’s not just about our response to coronavirus – we also want your views on how we can make Telford and Wrekin an even better place to live. It’s time to have your say and give us your feedback!

Click here to watch a video about giving your view: https://youtu.be/_kZDVk2tsN8

Click on this link for further  information:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20240/consultations/4035/your_views?utm_source=newsroom-advert&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=residentsurvey&utm_content=

Telford & Wrekin residents completing the questionnaire you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for vouchers up to £100 to be used in local high street businesses.

You will also be eligible to receive vouchers that will help you to support local businesses.

If you would like a paper or alternative version please let us know by emailing  [email protected] or call 01952 380100.

This survey closes at 2359 on Friday 4th September 2020

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A new Housing Strategy for Telford and Wrekin

Housing is a key part of Telford & Wrekin Council long term version for the borough, which is set out in the Community Plan ‘Our Programme to Protect, Care and Invest to create a better borough, 2019 – 2023’.

The new draft that is available by clicking on this link Housing Strategy for Telford & Wrekin (2020-2025) provides a vision and plans for housing in the borough for the next five years. It is a priority to make sure that everyone in Telford and Wrekin has somewhere safe, warm and affordable to live and we are committed to achieving this.

The draft strategy was approved for consultation by the Council’s Cabinet on 18 June 2020. It launched on the 22 June and will close 12pm, Monday 31 August 2020.

Our vision and priorities:

“A decent home is the foundation upon which people build their lives. The right balance of good quality homes, which are affordable, accessible and sustainable is essential to the economic prosperity, health and well-being of everyone in our borough.  

The draft strategy sets out three key housing priorities and the associated outcomes for each one. Working towards these priorities will help us achieve our vision”.

Objective 1: to create sustainable, accessible, affordable and integrated communities:

  • review the Council’s long term development plan for the borough – the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan - to help make Telford and Wrekin a great place to live
  • promote high standards in all new build homes and ensure that they contribute positively towards the Council’s climate change commitments
  • work with our partners to achieve a real net gain in the number of truly affordable homes available
  • continue to provide more new sustainable homes through Nuplace and examine new opportunities for the Council to be a direct home provider.

Objective 2: to make the BEST use of our existing homes:

  • support the positive redevelopment and improvement of existing homes to address climate change and reduce fuel poverty
  • continue to work to bring empty homes back into use
  • create a new focus on housing renewal in the borough, starting with some of the earliest new town housing estates to deliver sustainable, cohesive communities
  • champion high standards in the private rented sector, actively addressing the worst conditions through the application of our Better Homes for All programme whilst providing a strong role model through Nuplace.

Objective 3: to provide homes to support and empower our most vulnerable people:

  • work with our partners to increase the supply of specialist and accessible homes for older and vulnerable people
  • help local people, including key workers and veterans, to find and sustain the homes they need
  • help people to live in their own homes as independently as they can for as long as possible
  • continue to prevent homelessness and work to eradicate rough sleeping.

How we will deliver our priorities:

As the local strategic housing authority for Telford and Wrekin, we will take a proactive, innovative and informed approach to meeting local housing needs. However we cannot address all of the borough’s housing needs alone and overnight. We are realistic about the challenges that exist and we will rely on working closely with partners, stakeholders and our local communities. 

The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the priorities & objectives of the strategy and how these can be achieved. 

Consultation:

The consultation period will run for 10 weeks from Monday 22 June to 12pm Monday 31 August. The Council will engage with stakeholders and partners in a number of ways during this period including:

You can also give your views by contacting [email protected]  by 12pm Monday 31 August 2020. 

Consultation and feedback will be used to prepare the final Strategy for consideration by the Council’s Cabinet before adoption. A report summarising the responses will be prepared. 

Delivery Plan:

Following adoption of the strategy, we will prepare a detailed delivery plan setting out our targets, key projects and activities. It will also state how we will measure our progress.

Progress against the plan will be reported to Council Members and partners and an annual update will be published on our website.

Watch/Listen here to Councillor David Wright, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing introduces a consultation on a draft five year housing strategy.  https://youtu.be/mXXQYUi8QoY

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News from Emma Chaplin-Eye Clinic Liaison Officer

Emma Chaplin, Eye Clinic Liaison Office for the Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital  is now back at the Eye Clinic on Mondays and Thursdays but still working from home on the other days for now.

She says “The clinic is still quiet by usual standards – social distancing rules mean that we cannot have the same number of people in the waiting rooms. All staff and patients are required to wear surgical masks and a 1 metre+ distance is maintained wherever possible.

Urgent Eye Clinic and AMD injection clinics have been operating throughout the Covid19 pandemic, and other specialties are beginning to open up with a mixture of face-to-face and telephone consultations.

Please keep in touch and let me know about any changes to your own services.

As always, if you have any questions – or any clients who require support or advice, please send them my way”.

Emma can be contacted  using her mobile number  07808 736449 or by calling the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on 01743 261000 ext. 3616

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Telford and Wrekin Council want you to have your say

Start Date:
29th July 2020

End Date:
4th September 2020

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Telford and Wrekin Counci staff, volunteers and partners have been working day in and day out to keep essential services running, to protect and care for the most vulnerable, and support the NHS.

It’s really important that Telford & Wrekin Council listen to you and involve you in planning for the future.

They ask “Did we do go a good job during the pandemic? How can we help you further? How can we make Telford and Wrekin an even better place?”

Telford & Wrekin Council write-It’s not just about our response to coronavirus – we also want your views on how we can make Telford and Wrekin an even better place to live. It’s time to have your say and give us your feedback!

Click here to watch a video about giving your view: https://youtu.be/_kZDVk2tsN8

Click on this link for further information:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20240/consultations/4035/your_views?utm_source=newsroom-advert&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=residentsurvey&utm_content=

Telford & Wrekin residents completing the questionnaire you will have the opportunity to enter a prize draw for vouchers up to £100 to be used in local high street businesses.

You will also be eligible to receive vouchers that will help you to support local businesses.

If you would like a paper or alternative version please let us know by emailing  [email protected] or call 01952 380100.

This survey closes at 2359 on Friday 4th September 2020

 

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Coronavirus update from Telford and Wrekin

From today (Friday 24 July), you must follow the government’s guidelines and wear a face covering in shops, supermarkets, banks, takeaways, on public transport and hospitals.

Additionally, Telford and Wrekin Council are making it mandatory for everyone visiting Telford & Wrekin Libraries to wear a face covering.

Remember to wash or sanitise your hands when putting on, or removing your face covering. Disposable face covers need to be bagged and placed in your waste bin – NOT in your recycling bin! Reusable face coverings should be washed regularly.

Exemptions include young children, people with breathing difficulties and people living with a disability. You can find out more information at this link:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own?fbclid=IwAR0zxKo9PZMONN4BkGNpwWyVwHf-MTnARZrcixC6kTB5PvG05Urtx1kX9DE&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

This is for your safety and that of our staff. A face covering may protect others and helps to reduce the spread of coronavirus.

Libraries in Southwater, Wellington, Newport and Oakengates are open but with reduced opening hours.

Here’s a reminder of what you need to know when visiting:
Wear a face covering
Use the hand sanitiser unit at the entrance to each library
↔️ Follow the directional signage for social distancing
Only return, browse & borrow books
Keep your visit to around 15 min, to ensure everyone has a chance to access the service
 The use of public computers, printing, photocopying and all Council First Point services will NOT be available

For more information about Library opening times, click on this link:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20727/libraries_-_covid-19_service_updates?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= or email [email protected]

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Telford Libraries re-opening

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Libraries are set to re-open for the first time since March.  From Saturday, 4 July, in Southwater and from Monday, 6 July in Newport, Wellington and Oakengates.

Madeley Library will be re-opening at a later date, once the whole Anstice building (in which the library is located) re-opens.

Here’s what you can expect on your visit, in the initial re-opening phase:

  • Reduced opening hours
  • You will only be able to return, browse & borrow books
  • The use of public computers, printing, photocopying and all Council First Point services will NOT be available
  • A limited number of people will be allowed to enter at one time – to ensure social distancing
  • Please keep your visit to around 15 min, to ensure everyone has a chance to access the service
  • Follow the directional signage for social distancing
  • Use the hand sanitiser unit at the entrance to each library

Find out more about Teldord & Wrekin Library services at this link:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20727/libraries_-_covid-19_service_updates

If you have questions that are not answered on this page, please contact us on  [email protected]