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This community notice board provides information to keep you up to date with local events and news.

If you wish to post information of interest to our local community please email clerk@stgeorgesandpriorslee-pc.gov.uk


16th December 2022 - a Press Release has been issued about the newly formed Priorslee Residents Association.

RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION RECEIVES GRANT FUNDING FROM TELFORD AND WREKIN COUNCIL

The Priorslee Residents’ Association was formed in response to residents’ requests to organise local community activities with the principal objective of creating community cohesion which will become increasingly important as families move into new housing developments in the area. In October 2022, residents wanted a Christmas Fayre so Rachael Tyrrell and Paul Thomas, who run the c4000 member Priorslee Social Media group and Samantha Lane, a Member Pioneer of the Co-op, set about launching the Priorslee Residents Association.

 “Our first challenge was to find a venue as there is no community centre in Priorslee” explained Rachael. “We also needed to create an Association governed by a constitution to obtain Public Liability Insurance, open a bank account, to fundraise and apply for grants to enable us to achieve our objectives.”. As Paul also explained, “We received excellent advice and invaluable support from Telford & Wrekin Council Officers to guide us through the documentation process”. The Association was formally created at the end of October with Rachael, Paul and Samantha being joined by Cristina San Martin as Treasurer.

From a standing start, in just a few weeks, with no funding and by loaning equipment, the Association managed to deliver the Christmas Fayre, with the support of the Priorslee Flaming Grill who provided the venue and a centrepiece Christmas tree provided by Lakeside Plant Centre. The Fayre was a great success with almost 30 stallholders, raffle, tombola, live band and Santa’s grotto.

However, to enable the Association to achieve its long term aims, it was essential that the Association was able to generate the funds to do so. With the support of Council Officers, the Association was, therefore, very pleased to receive a Start-up grant of almost £1,700 from Telford & Wrekin Council which will enable it to purchase its own equipment to provide the events and activities residents have been asking for. The Association has already started planning events and agreed venues for 2023 including guided walks, Summer and Christmas Fayres and are considering many other community activities such as Spanish for holidays workshops, and a family fun run.

As the Association is run by a team of volunteers and its events and activities increase, it would welcome new members to help organise and participate in the range of activities it is planning. The Association can be contacted by email at priorsleera@gmail.com.

 


Meet and eat Xmas dates

It’s cold outside, but you are invited to free hot food and activities every Monday from 10.30am to 2.30pm at The Parish Centre, Grove Street, St Georges, TF2 9LJ.

For more information call 01952 567700 or e-mail clerk@stgeorgesandpriorslee-pc.gov.uk

  • Christmas dates: Monday 19th December 2022
  • January Tuesday 3rd then back to Mondays from 9th January onwards

Download the meet and eat xmas dates.


Demolition of bus shelter on Priorslee Road

In view of the anti-social behaviour relating to a bus shelter on Priorslee Road and the inconvenience this caused to local residents, at its meeting on 18th October 2022, the Parish Council accepted the recommendation from the Safer, Stronger Communities Team at Telford and Wrekin Council that the bus shelter is demolished. The site will continue to operate as a bus stop.


A new Play Area for St Georges has just opened:

View the Newsroom website to find out more about the play area.