Despite a chilly day, the Safer & Stronger Communities launch saw more than 60 people attend St George’s Primary School on Wednesday (November 23).
The project is working across Telford 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.
Residents of all ages met with a host of community groups and teams from around the council including the Wildlife Trust, Dr Bike, the Marches Energy Group, Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Paul Middlebrough (PCC) along with various other council services from Family Connect to the fostering team and job box offering support with training and job opportunities.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said “Hearing the voice of communities is vitally important in shaping action moving forward. As PCC I am proud to invest in events like this one in St George’s where the public can have their say in building safer and stronger communities.”
Residents can meet directly with different teams to get plans in place quickly and funding to the value of £2.5m has been made available with Telford & Wrekin Council contributing £2 million to with an additional £500,000 invested from the Police and Crime Commissioner, spread across the two year length of the project.