“Sorry, no trick or treat here” Poster

HALLOWEEN

West Mercia Police have issued the following press release regarding Halloween Trick or Treat:

Please remember, Halloween can be a scary time for some members of our community. If you see a copy of our “Sorry, no trick or treat here” poster, please be considerate and avoid the address. Please also consider that residents may be having to isolate, or may be trying to limit contact with others.
If older children are going out with friends, without parental supervision, please ask them to be considerate. Halloween is a time for fun, but not at the expense of others.

You can use this link to find a copy of our “Sorry, no trick or treat here” poster to display in your window if you do not wish to have any trick or treaters this Halloween.

https://www.westmercia.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/west-mercia/halloween-activities/halloween-no-trick-or-treat-poster-bw.pdf

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Temporary road closure – Water Lane

Hawk Developments (UK) Ltd are planning to undertake highway improvement works.  The work is set to commence on Monday 25th October 2021 and will last for a duration of 5 days with an end date of Friday 29th October 2021. 

The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling westbound will be via Stafford Street, High Street, Lower Bar. For vehicular traffic travelling eastbound vice versa.

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Telford & Wrekin Council launch the MyTelford app

New MyTelford app launched

Telford & Wrekin Council have launched a brand new app for residents to access council services quickly and easily through a streamlined system.

New MyTelford app launches today!

The MyTelford app is free to download, boasting over 100 different services ranging from the ability to report potholes, request a new bin and to find information on local Leisure offers, Covid-19 information and the latest news from in and around the borough.

Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Cllr Shaun Davies said, “As part of the Council Plan, we want to provide a community-focussed, innovative council providing efficient, effective and quality services.

“The MyTelford app encompasses this perfectly as it enables residents to access council services immediately, wherever they are in the borough. With such a breadth of information, we hope that the app will continue to help all residents live well in their community.”

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Enforcement, Community Safety and Customer Services Cllr Richard Overton commented, “Easy access to council services continues to be extremely important in helping residents make the most of their community.

“We want our residents to have pride in where they live; the new app will enable them to report things quickly so that we as a community can work together to keep our town cleaner and greener.

“Along with this, the MyTelford app also enables residents to gain specific information about where they live. By helping residents contact local councillors easily, we hope residents will feel empowered to share their thoughts and opinions to make a continued difference in our borough communities.”

MyTelford is the new and improved version of the Everyday Telford app. Both will continue to run alongside one another until Everyday Telford is archived in the near future. This will give residents plenty of time to download the new app.

The MyTelford app is available to download on iOS and Android devices.

More information on the MyTelford service can be found here.

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Home Security Advice

West Mercia Police are advising local residents to take some simple but effective precautions to protect their homes as the nights get darker.

Most offenders target homes with little or no obvious security, those which appear unattended or have access to the side and rear.

What can you do to prevent this?

You can significantly reduce the chance of being burgled by taking a few simple precautions:

  • Set a timer switch to turn your lights on when it gets dark. Unlit houses can be a giveaway that no one is home.
  • Consider leaving a radio on so that it sounds like someone is home. You can also purchase small devices that mimic the glow of a tv, to give the appearance someone is watching tv.
  • Install dusk to dawn lights in your garden. Burglars prefer to stay hidden in the dark.
  • Lock your doors, patios and downstairs windows even when you are home. Make sure you double check them again before you go to bed, get into a routine.
  • If you have a burglar alarm, make sure you set it when you go out and also when you go to bed.
  • Don’t leave car keys, ID cards or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes where burglars can reach through to steal them.
  • Lock your garden gates and side entrances. Don’t leave tools lying around in the garden which could be used to break in to your home.

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Temporary road closure – Boughey Road 1st – 3rd November 2021

Crusader on behalf of Severn Trent Water are planning to undertake maintaining flow monitoring equipment works  The work is set to commence on Monday  1st November 2021 and will last for a duration of 3 nights between the hours on 19.00pm and 06.00am  with an end date of  Wednesday 3rd November 2021.  The closure will only take place on one of the nights due to the works being weather dependant.

The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling south easterly will be via Boughey Road, Longford Road, Salters Lane, Lower Bar, High Street, Upper Bar, Wellington Road. For vehicular traffic travelling north westerly vice versa.

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