This is what people have told us is good about the area now:
- Leave green spaces as they are
- Green space should be kept as it is – good for the neighbourhood.
- The green spaces at Porchfield good
- I particularly value wildlife corridors – bringing something of the countryside to the town.
- The availability of green spaces for people to quietly enjoy and to encourage wildlife. These create the feel of a locality and impact positively on wellbeing and behaviour.
- Good walking in the Severn valley to the north and west of the area
- Good bird watching – Severn valley east of the sewage treatment works
- Otters in the Severn valley in the north of the area
- I walk here every day – Castle Walk park
- One of the many routes we take to town on foot or cycle – green land by the Dana
- Good route to town over the Castle Walk bridge
- Walking along the river
- Path between The Chilterns and Telford Estate – good to use in all weathers.
This is what people have told us needs improving about the area now:
- I think we could do a lot more with the playing fields
- More seating at local parks
- Protect the green spaces we already have from housing development etc
- Keep green area clean and tidy; tickets for drop litter/rubbish on any area and give power to CSU’s to keep that in action. Put boxes for dog poo
- To build and protect more green areas in Shropshire
- To plant more trees in local areas
- Improve Severn Way footpath at Weir Hill to give better access to Belvidere Rail Bridge over the river. This bridge is a tourist attraction having 12 spans of cast iron (Coalbrookdale) built in 1848. Footpath through woodland needs improving.
- Keep dogs and motorbikes out
- Get drug dealers/takers out
- More seats/benches in parks and playgrounds
- To plant more trees in local areas
- Prevent gradual erosion of green spaces to development.
- Action should be to take every opportunity to extend them (green spaces) and above all to preserve and maintain what is there.
- Keep the Mousefield in Underdale Road free from building
- As a keen walker and cyclist I’m all for improved walking and cycling routes into and around the town/area, and to the countryside
- Encourage local people to form small groups in their area to keep it clean, the Council providing bags and litter pickers.
|By ourselves||With others||Influencing others|
|Investigate the opportunity to set up a ‘friends of’ or ‘champions’ for as many local open spaces as possible. Taking on litter picks, dog poo picks, vegetation clearance, minor improvements, contact/liaise with Council etc.||A-R |
|Meet with relevant officers to prioritise and implement suggested improvements for recreation sites.|
|Identify priority locations for provision of seating, then seek to make them happen – fundraise, get permission, influence to provide, make a community project, etc.||A-SCL |
|Meet with relevant officers and staff from the Town, Shropshire Council and other interested parties to create a ‘dealing with dog poo’ action plan, e.g. enforcement, separate dog parks.|
|Organise community clear-ups at priority sites, including litter picking and vegetation clearance.||A-SCL |
|Meet with relevant officers and staff to discuss options for better litter management.|
|Find out the future for the nearly empty commercial unit behind Whitehall, and how this can be linked to safeguarding the listed vacant building adjacent.||A-HCD |
|Investigate the potential for placing signage to make people aware of the Conservation Area.|
Making our vision happen
- People feel connected and that they belong here
- It’s easy and safe to get around, and it’s a pleasure to walk down the street
- Our built environment promotes a sense of community
- There’s enough green space for playing, relaxing and recreation
- People feel safe and it’s child friendly
- There’s a high quality environment that people value, enjoy and get out into
- People can live in an environmentally friendly way