|Electric scooters, or E-Scooters, are an up-and-coming mode of transport, but did you know that it is illegal to use them on public roads, pavements, cycle lanes and pedestrian-only areas, unless they form part of a designated trial area?
Telford is not a trial area and unfortunately we are seeing an increase in the use of them. Some people are riding them illegally on public roads and pavements. In order to ride one legally, you would need a driving licence and insurance to use one on the road, which is not currently possible.
As an E-Scooter meets the legal definition of a motor vehicle, if it is being used on a road or public place (outside the conditions of a trial) it can be seized by a police constable and the rider prosecuted for riding a motor vehicle without insurance, in the same way that we deal with mini-moto cycle riders.
If you have purchased an E-Scooter for a child or someone you know, please make sure they are only using them on private land where they have permission.
E-scooters may appear to be toy’s, or an environmentally friendly mode of transport, but they are illegal to use on a road or public space. Unfortunately, there have also been a number of collisions involving e scooters, sadly some of which have been fatal.
Please ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones by only riding them on private land where you have the land owners permission.
You can report incidents involving E-Scooters to: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-b/report-a-road-traffic-incident/
Order and Plan relating to the following: 7.5 tonnes restricted access weight restriction – Traffic Regulation Order 2021: various roads, Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote
Any person wishing to question the validity of the Order or any of its provisions or that the Act has not been complied with, may do so within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order was made to the High Court.7.5 Restricted Access - Various Roads, Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote
Newport (Shropshire) Town Team are organising the event which will take place along High Street, Lower Bar and St Marys Street. The event is set to commence on Saturday 25th September 2021 between the hours of 07:30am and 18:00pm.
The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling northbound will be via Stafford Street, Tan Bank and Water Lane.
For vehicular traffic travelling southbound vice versa.
There will also be a temporary suspension of the one way order along New Street.
Telford & Wrekin Council is working in partnership with local bus operators to provide a public transport service that’s fit for the future.
The local authority is keen to hear from people who do and also don’t use the service and will be working closely with local bus operators to develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) and unlock significant Government funding. Nationwide, £3 billion is being invested to support a bus strategy to make catching a bus much more attractive to people.
The Council needs your help to develop an improvement plan so make sure you have your say here; https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/SURVEY_PREVIEW.asp?k=162488415407
Telford & Wrekin Council have informed us that they will shortly be carrying out drainage upgrade works outside 11 Water Lane, Newport.
Works will be completed by Balfour Beatty and specialist sub-contractors Quantum Traffic Management & GN Groundworks.
The work is due to take place on 16th August and be completed by 20th August, weather permitting. The works will be carried out under 2 Way Traffic Lights between 07:30-17:00 on weekdays, and there will be dedicated teams on site to assist residents during this time.
These works are being delivered as part of the Council’s 4 year investment programme to ‘Protect, Care and Invest to create a better borough’.
Balfour Beatty will be the lead delivering this work in partnership with the Council and their details are below, for any questions or queries relating to this scheme. Please contact them at the highways hub: