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Next month it’s the turn of Oakengates and Ketley Bank and Wrockwardine Wood and Trench to have Safer & Stronger Telford launch events in their communities.

Safer & Stronger Communities work with local areas to develop neighbourhood action plans that, with help from residents identify key concerns and provide measures to help resolve them with help from a neighbourhood co-ordinator. 

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “Events like this give the public a real opportunity to have their say and make an impact where they live.  Previous events have led to some real changes across Telford and I am pleased to see my investments alongside Telford & Wrekin Council build safer and stronger communities. “ 

Councillor Paul Watling, Cabinet Member for Safer & Stronger Communities said: “I’m pleased that we are now able to visit Oakengates, Ketley Bank, Wrockwardine Wood and Trench with our Safer & Stronger Communities project.  

It is very important that communities have the opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns for the future for the areas where they live.  These events give residents the opportunity to meet directly with different teams, contribute to plans and discuss a number of topics as well as finding out more about the work of the Safer & Stronger Communities project.  

I hope that the local community can come down and join us at their event, it’s a chance to also meet their neighbourhood co-ordinator and share their views with us.”  

The launch event for the Safer & Stronger Communities project in Oakengates and Ketley Bank will be taking place at Lantern Academy on Yates Way in Ketley Bank on Thursday 2 February 2.30 – 4.15pm.  

The launch event for the Safer & Stronger Communities project in Wrockwardine Wood and Trench will be taking place at Wrockwardine Wood Church of England Junior School on Monday 13 February 3.15 – 5pm.

All residents from these areas are welcome to come along to meet representatives from the PCC’s team, along with with a host of community groups and teams such as Citizens Advice, Forum 50+, Dr Bike, Wrekin Housing Group, the Marches Energy Group plus various other council services from Early Years & Childcare to Healthy Lifestyles. 

The Safer & Stronger Communities project is jointly led by Telford &Wrekin Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) John Campion. More than £2.5 million has been made available over two years with investment guided directly from your feedback at a grass roots level. In March when the funding ends, the project will continue to be supported by the council.