Friday, 23 January 2015

Bridgnorth Road closure for 6 weeks

Telford & Wrekin Council have given advance warning of a road closure on Bridgnorth in Madeley for up to 6 weeks.

The stretch of road affected is from the Tweedale island by the Cuckoo Oak to the traffic lights on the junction of Queen Street and will be closed from 2nd February.

Monday, 12 January 2015

UKIP councillors vote against council tax increase

We voted on next year's budget at tonight's Madeley Town Council. The proposed budget requires a 1.4% increase in council tax. Myself and Ryan Laing were the only two councillors who voted against the council tax increase.

The services the town council provides to the local community are really important, especially when Telford & Wrekin Council and the British government are cutting services. However, when 10,000 people in the borough - over 6% of the population of Telford & Wrekin - have received support from Telford Food Bank in less than two years, it's just not reasonable to put up council tax.

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