[First published November 2018]
Telford & Wrekin Council has announced significant Pride in Our Community investment to complete a major upgrade to a roads in a residential estate in Wellington which is in a poor state of repair.
The £600,000 pot will be spent next year on improving roads, paths, drains and installing a traffic calming scheme in Hollies Road and the surrounding area.
The issues with the state of the road were first raised by Haygate ward member Councillor Graham Cook on behalf of local residents earlier this year.
This resulted in a site visit to look at the problems which included Councillor Angela McClements, Cabinet member for Transport, council officers and local residents.
Councillor Angela McClements, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Transport, said: “We are aware of the poor state of the roads and paths at the Hollies Road estate in Wellington.
“This has been exacerbated by poor quality reinstatements of both the road and footpath surfaces by utility companies who have been working in this area over the last few years.
“Since the site visit earlier this year, survey work has been undertaken along with a full detailed design of the scheme. I am now delighted to confirm that we plan to invest £600,000 in the next financial year to improve this specific road and the surrounding area.
“We will be able to confirm the actual dates when the work will start early in the new year and we will be keeping local residents informed.
Ward member Councillor Graham Cook said: “I first raised the issues in relation to Hollies Road on behalf of local residents earlier this year and I am delighted that a plan is being put in place to address the problems.
“I recognise that this is a significant investment and requires a lot of detailed work, planning and procurement before delivery next year. I would therefore ask local residents to be patient while all that is being put in place ahead of the works being carried out to improve the area.”
More information on how the Pride In Our Community funding is being spent is available at www.telford.gov.uk/pride