News from Lawley Village
Lawley Village residents name the new Telford bridge
A new bridge at Lawley Village in Telford has been named after suggestions were put forward by members of this thriving new community.
A special ceremony to name the 'Lawley Link Bridge' was held on Sunday 1st May, and those attending included the three competition winners who all suggested the winning name.
They are Maisie Mellish (age 5) from Lawley Village Primary Academy, Scott Wheeler and Stuart Chapman, and each received £100 to spend in Lawley Square as well as seeing their own names displayed alongside the winning name on the bridge.
The new steel footbridge, which cost £400,000, crosses Lawley Drive and provides a convenient link between Church Croft/Clips Moor on Phase 1A and Turold Mews on Phase 3 of Lawley Village. The naming competition was organised by Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG).
Carl Cooke, on behalf of LVDG, says: "We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the competition, and especially Maisie, Scott and Stuart who all submitted the winning name.
"The name is particularly appropriate given that the new bridge will help further develop the thriving links which have already formed within this exciting new community."
Laura Hopley, Headteacher at Lawley Village Primary Academy, adds: "We're delighted that Maisie's entry was chosen as the winning suggestion for the new bridge at Lawley Village and it's great to know that as she grows up, she'll be able to use the bridge and remember that she named it!"
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