Local Environment News

This page aims to promote the green spaces within our area for all to enjoy along with improvements that are made for our residents . . .


Want to check on weed spraying and grass cutting scheduled for your area?

You can check on where a number of grounds and cleansing works are taking place in your area here. It is important to note that the programming of some of the work can be affected by the weather. For example, weed spraying and grass cutting need to take place when it is dry.

Use this link to find out what’s happening when:-  Grass cutting, pruning and weed spraying – Telford & Wrekin Council


New benches installed on our pathways . . .

In recent weeks Madeley Town Council has had six new wooden sleeper benches installed along some of our parishes most used footpaths & rights of way. The three illustrated have been situated along the Silkin Way while another three are located on other nearby locations of interest.
Special thanks go to the Skills & Enterprise Hub located at Horsehay business park for making such fine benches for us, and to a local business Midland Playscape who installed them in the agreed locations for us.

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Twinkling Village Green  . . .

Here are the same baskets lit up for Christmas . . .

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Village Green gets new winter & spring flowering baskets . . .

This Autumn saw the arrival of new winter & spring flowering baskets that will line either side of the central pathway that runs through Russell Green. These are a new addition to the open space this year which follows on from this year’s summer baskets which were also new to the village green during the past summer months.

Shortly the baskets will be decorated with some solar lights that will be draped around the plants for the dark winter months which will add a new and colourful dimension to the baskets when the light falls.

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Improvements on Woodside . . .


The front of the Park Lane centre in Woodside  getting a power washing of the steps and pedestrian areas during the recent community action team activities.

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More before and after photos of the improvements being carried out at Woodside …..

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Latest achievements include . . .

Another disused and untidy overgrown car parking bay brought back to use buy the idverde community action team providing residents with a clean space to park once again.

A more inviting space to park your car now the community action team have swept and scraped off the surface moss and weeds and then finished the job off with some much-needed pruning to the overhanging vegetation, a job well done I think you would agree


Before and after photos – what a difference!

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Say hi to Andy & Matt from idverde who have been working hard on Woodside over the past couple of weeks in tackling some of the untidy areas of the estate that are not part of the routine maintenance contract. They have been busy clearing weeds and detritus from car parking bays, clearing away all rubbish from narrow passages whether it be household waste or overgrown vegetation. Other works include the clearing of pathways of all vegetation encroachment and where needed remove soil build up from around street furniture, as well as any repairs to bollards or trip rails. The guys will be on Woodside for a month so if you see them please stop and say hello to them.

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Wow what a difference, one of the first tasks by the idverde action team was to clear this parking bay in Wealdstone of all rubbish, bringing this space back into use as it was originally intended

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Rough Park Bridleway….   More Improvements . . .

The second phase of the recent footpath improvement’s inside Rough Park local nature reserve has now been completed in full. These illustrations are the far end of the same pathway that was recently showcased,  finishing the whole length of this section of Bridleway. These improvements are a continued joint effort by Madeley Town Council and the Rights of Way team at Telford & Wrekin Council working in partnership to deliver improved and safer access through the reserve.

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Madeley in Bloom  . . .

Some of the examples of the current floral display in Madeley high street this year helping to brighten up our local centre. Many thanks to all our high street neighbours who again this year came on board and supported us in delivering our Madeley in bloom scheme, it certainly adds some much needed cheer to the High Street and beyond.


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New pole planters were recently installed along the footpath on Russell Road Village Green in Madeley and looked lovely in the sunshine.

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Routes Around the Parish . . .

In recent weeks a number of our local walking/cycling routes across the parish received some new directional posts or finger posts as sometimes known.

These new additions form part of the ongoing commitment by Madeley Town Council to improve the local rights of way network across the parish which will aid visitors to the area in navigating there way around and helping them to find the local areas of interest such as the local shopping centre or the nearby housing estates and historical attractions.

Special thanks go to all at the Skills & Enterprise Hub located at the Bridges Business Park at Horsehay who did a fantastic job in making these on behalf of the Town Council, also thanks to Midland Playscape (local contractor) who installed all of the new posts in the chosen locations identified by the Environment Officer here at the Town Council.


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