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St George’s & Priorslee Parish Council
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 Welcome to the St George’s & Priorslee Parish Council 

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Quality Parish Council LogoCouncillors 2012St George’s & Priorslee Parish Council was elected in 1988 when Telford and Wrekin Council created eleven new parishes as part of the formation of Telford New Town in Shropshire.

Both St George’s and Priorslee had formerly been mining communities and in 1988 the total electoral register for the combined area stood at 3,400.
The Lilleshall Company engineering works had been the major employer for the area. They were established in the mid 19th Century.  The New Yard was an important industry making blast furnace blowing engines, pumps, locomotives, winding engines and engines for mills of all kinds. The company closed in the mid 1970’s.
With the formation of the new parish, eleven councillors were elected from a nomination list of twenty three.  Today, the electorate totals 8,300 and there are still development plans for further housing in the pipeline.
There are a total of three primary schools in the parish, two of which have been built since 1988.  There are two community centres, one in Priorslee attached to Priorslee County Primary School and the second which is the Parish Centre which is attached to St George’s C of E Primary School in Grove Street, St George’s.
In 2000, with grant aid from the Countryside Agency, the Parish Council spearheaded a Parish Plan orchestrated through the Neighbourhood Initiative.  The preparation of this plan involved children from all three primary schools, both community centres and many local interest groups.
The completed Parish Plan document has now formed the basis for the community development for the future.
St George’s Parish Centre is based in Grove Street, St George’s and is comprised of a Parish Office, a meeting room, a kitchen and  toilet facilities including a disabled facility.  The adjacent school hall is additionally available for hire for larger functions.