News from Lawley Village
Community group supports fitness challenge
1st February 2013
Residents of a town housing development will be taking part in the first Telford ParkRun this month, supported by the companies that built their new homes.
The Lawley Running Group was launched by local resident Andy Childs as a way for people living in and around Lawley Village to get together for regular runs around the local area.
Members of the informal group will be joining established running clubs and individuals from all over the town at the inaugural ParkRun on Saturday 16th February 2013, a 5k run around Telford Town Park.
To help ensure their safety while they jog around the streets of Lawley, the group has received high visibility vests from the Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) - a consortium of housebuilders Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey - and Ironstone Management Services, the company that manages the day-to-day running of Lawley Village.
Emily Benson, resident involvement officer for Ironstone Management Services, said: "The vision for Lawley Village is to create a sustainable community which encourages people to interact with their neighbours and take an active interest in how their district develops over the years.
"The running group is a great example of how people moving into the new homes are coming together to build a community identity."
The philosophy of Lawley Village is to deliver a neighbourhood where people can live, work, learn, play and shop side-by-side with natural open spaces.
Emily added: "LVDG have produced a 'safe routes' leaflet to map the footpaths and cycle routes around the site, helping people to get out make the most of their local environment."
The 'safe routes' leaflet offers a map of Lawley Village area, detailing the pedestrian footpaths and designated cycle routes across the development.
Copies are available from the Lawley Village management centre at Junction 6 of the M54, from local shops and community centres and from the individual developers' marketing suites. (A PDF version can also be downloaded here).
Lawley Village is Telford's premier new homes development. Located just two miles west of Telford town centre, it is one the largest sustainable urban residential developments of its kind in the UK, providing 3,500 homes, alongside new health, education, retail and leisure facilities.
The Lawley Village Developer Group is made up of top national housebuilders Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey.
Residents are encouraged to be actively involved in decisions about the future of the village through a long-term stewardship programme delivered by Ironstone Management Services (IMS), a joint venture between Bournville Village Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association.
Walk the Lawley Way
The Lawley Way is a circular walk, of nearly a mile long, that takes in Birchfield Way, the Wrekin Way, Pepper Mill and Clips Moor, and includes crossing the new pedestrian bridge.
The walk has been created as part of the Lawley Village Developer Group's commitment to helping build a strong community in Lawley so residents can get out, enjoy the new area, get fit and meet new people.
Telford Steam Railway
Located on the western side of Telford, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, the Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays, situated at Horsehay.
Telford Steam Railway
The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF
Tel: 07816 762790