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.”




23 thoughts on “Forgotten Telford Square highlighted

  • July 25, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    Returns like this need to come under the umbrella of that £2m umbrella. We can’t celebrate a town in ruin. We deserve better and so does the town.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    The bit over the bridge from the old Asda looks like that too. It’s like they hope nature will just completely take over. It’s really weird.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 3:07 pm
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    Cutbacks cutbacks cutbacks

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  • July 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    What a shame it used to look lovely. ☹️

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  • July 25, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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    Like the rest of Telford gone to shit

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    • July 25, 2017 at 8:36 pm
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      Open your eyes and you will find that is not the case!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm
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    It’s disgraceful that this area has deteriorated so much! It’s a popular route from the Bridge retail park to the town centre and should never have been neglected. Let’s hope they spend some money sprucing it up soon!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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    It looks horrid.I didn’t visit the last time.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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    Have not the area since retiring a few years ago o.m.g shocking .

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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    Theres loads of rats about this part of town also

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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    Get the dole dossers to get off their arses and sort out…earn your keep for a change.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm
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    Looks awful perhaps the 2 million they are going to spend on a party to celebrate 50 years of Telford could be spent on cleaning this up

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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    They should move the Telford sign to Southwater

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  • July 25, 2017 at 4:39 pm
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    Vortex cleaning could clean this area up.

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    Hope the fish will be looked after properly

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:13 pm
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    It used to look a lot nicer than this but it was also a lot busier lol

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm
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    Personally they should be fixing the pot holes on a lot of the roads new houses and factory being built. But the neglected roads feels like going down a country road

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm
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    Everything ploughed in to Southwater and other areas neglected!

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    Disgusting spend some bloody money instead of wasting it

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  • July 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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    Be better to clear
    the dossiers and druggies from outside the courts, scary to walk through on your own

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  • July 25, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    To busy with that Concrete Jungle SW1 destroying our park and view

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