Forgotten Telford Square highlighted

Forgotten Telford Square highlighted

The law courts are like the part of Telford that time forgot.

UKIP Telford & Wrekin councillor Bill Gilmour has welcomed a commitment by the leader of the council to look into his proposal to refurbish the fountain by the courts.

Councillor Gilmour raised the improvement with council Leader Shaun Davies during a social media discussion on how Telford could celebrate it’s 50th anniversary.

The fountains were once a famous photo opportunity for visitors due to the iconic Thomas Telford statue standing over the word Telford. But in recent years the whole area has been virtually abandoned and allowed to fall into a state of disrepair making it unsafe and unappealing.

Cllr Shaun Davies responded “
Forgotten Telford Square highlighted

The law courts are like the part of Telford that time forgot.

UKIP Telford & Wrekin councillor Bill Gilmour has welcomed a commitment by the leader of the council to look into his proposal to refurbish the fountain by the courts.

Councillor Gilmour raised the improvement with council Leader Shaun Davies during a social media discussion on how Telford could celebrate it’s 50th anniversary.

The fountains were once a famous photo opportunity for visitors due to the iconic Thomas Telford statue standing over the word Telford. But in recent years the whole area has been virtually abandoned and allowed to fall into a state of disrepair making it unsafe and unappealing.

Cllr Shaun Davies responded “During a recent inspection a number of safety issues were identified which are being resolved by the council.

As part of Telford @ 50 a £1m Legacy Fund has been created. A scheme to improve this area has been put forward by members of the public.

There are number of others issues here such as poor maintenance and lack of basic works – all of which are on government land.

To this end the Relevant government departments are being contacted by myself.”




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