<![CDATA[Great Dawley Town Council - News]]>Thu, 13 Aug 2020 15:56:45 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Virtual Shropshire Show - 22nd August 2020]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:01:37 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/virtual-shropshire-show-22nd-august-2020Picture

You all may have heard/are beginning to hear about the Virtual Shropshire Show on 22nd August 2020.  It is a show along the lines of a County show but entirely ‘online’for the day and for the entire week following it.

There is so much for the whole family including music, entertainment, comedy, demonstrations and competitions to enter (dog show, horse show, open gardens, arts and crafts etc.).  There are also competitions but please note the closing dates! 

It is all free – if you would like to donate, the organisers are asking for a charitable donation which will go to 5 great charities:-
·         The Cavalier Centre
·         The League of Friends to RJAH
·         Dog A.I.D
·         The Movement Centre
·         Shropshire Rural Communities Charity

There is even a virtual 200 stand shopping village – for those that want to get ahead with Christmas shopping! For more information please email info@shropshirevirtualshow.com

<![CDATA[Carers Centre Newsletter August 2020]]>Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:18:58 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/carers-centre-newsletter-august-2020The Telford & Wrekin All Age Carers' Newsletter is now out with news & features about Exemption cards for face masks, COVID-19 Updates, training and much more. 
<![CDATA[CHANGE IN LAW - WHERE TO WEAR A FACEMASK]]>Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:43:39 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/change-in-law-where-to-wear-a-facemaskPicture

​From Saturday 8th August the places where you will have to wear a face covering will be expanded to include:
  • funeral directors
  • premises providing professional, legal or financial services
  • cinemas
  • theatres
  • bingo halls
  • concert halls
  • museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
  • nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers - other than where necessary to remove for treatments
  • massage centres
  • public areas in hotels and hostels
  • place of worship
  • libraries and public reading rooms
  • community centres
  • social clubs
  • tattoo and piercing parlours
  • indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities e.g. laser quest, go-karting, escape rooms, heritage sites etc)
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • veterinary services.
  • auction houses

<![CDATA[All play areas in Telford set to re-open by Saturday 1 August]]>Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:26:40 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/all-play-areas-in-telford-set-to-re-open-by-saturday-1-augustPicture

​Play areas across the borough are set to open from Saturday 1 August as part of a phased re-opening plan following new Government guidelines.

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked with teams throughout July to ensure play and outdoor gym areas across the borough were re-opened in a safe and controlled manner. Over 120 play areas are now open from Saturday 1 August as part of this phased approach.

The phased re-opening was due to the number of play areas and preparation required, including removing some equipment to provide social distancing and placing new signage to inform people of what they can do to stay alert. The teams will now continue with safety inspections on a weekly basis.

Parents, guardians, carers and users must be aware of the new government guidelines that now apply to all play areas and realise that coronavirus safety is also in their hands.  The council is unable to monitor or clean all play areas on a frequent basis and is asking visitors and users to take on this responsibility by:
• Social distancing
• If the play area is busy, wait or come back later
• 1 family member to accompany children
• Using your own hand sanitiser gel before and after your visit
• Please take any litter and wipes home with you

Cllr Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Libraries, and Culture said “We are urging parents, guardians and carers to be fully aware of what they need to do and to consider when children use our playgrounds.”
“The Government guidelines have stated that councils can only do what is reasonably practical to minimise risk, but with so many play areas it is impossible for the council to oversee all of them all of the time. Visitors must act responsibly.”
“While we want to enjoy some of the new freedoms as the lockdown restrictions are lifted, we ask everyone to please follow the safety advice and be responsible.”

<![CDATA[TELFORD AND WREKIN COUNCIL ​launches Residents’ Survey]]>Thu, 30 Jul 2020 08:13:27 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/telford-and-wrekin-council-launches-residents-surveyPicture
Telford and Wrekin residents have the chance to have their say about their local area, council services and the Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Council has today (29 July) launched a residents’ survey - all residents are invited to share their views.
The survey is available online at www.telford.gov.uk/yourviews

Alternative formats to complete the survey can be requested by emailing yourviewsmatter@telford.gov.uk

Until 4 September 2020, Telford and Wrekin residents can voice their opinions on the Council’s response and support during the coronavirus pandemic as well as how to make the borough an even better place to live.  They can also say how the Council can better deliver services as well as share their ideas on tackling climate change and on several other themes impacting the borough.
Residents can also opt in to join the “Telford and Wrekin Community Panel” that will re-launch later in the year. This will be a representative group of residents who volunteer to give their views on a range of local issues and services.

Everyone who completes the survey and provides their email address will receive discount e-vouchers (once the survey has ended) to use at a range of shops and businesses located on borough’s high streets.
They can also enter a prize draw where one winner will receive a £100 voucher and ten others will each receive a £25 voucher to spend on local high street businesses.
For terms and conditions, visit: www.telford.gov.uk/yourviews.

Council Leader Shaun Davies said: ““We’re here to help and to do our best for our borough and the best way to do that is to listen to our residents, to understand their needs and shape the services we provide to them. 
“We urge residents to complete the survey - tell us how they think we have done during the coronavirus pandemic, what we could have done better and how we can further help as life gradually returns to normal. Tell us also what you think about the area you live in and how we can improve it for the better. Everyone can play their part in creating a better borough so please take a moment to fill in this survey and make your voice heard.”

“We also encourage everyone to shop local so we can all support our high-street businesses as much as we can throughout these difficult times. You can play your part in this as well by completing the survey.
Discount e-vouchers at a variety of local shops and businesses will be emailed to you once the survey ends and you can also enter a prize draw with a chance to win further vouchers to use on our borough’s high streets.
We hope this will encourage more people to tell us their views but also to spend locally so our high streets can thrive again.”

<![CDATA[Learn Telford Online Courses]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:22:49 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/learn-telford-online-coursesLearn Telford have a range on online sessions and courses for Functional Skills and ESOL, as well as the community venue based courses.

Find out more!

<![CDATA[Need a pavement license to support your business?]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:54:58 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/need-a-pavement-license-to-support-your-businessPicture
Telford & Wrekin can now receive applications for a Pavement Licence that will enable businesses to apply to put tables & chairs on the adjacent highway. 

Applicants can apply fully online by visiting:  www.telford.gov.uk/pavementlicence
The full application process will be online, allowing applicants to upload all the required supporting documentation and pay the relevant fee. 
Applicants will need to submit:-
  • an illustration/photo of the type, colour and dimensions of the proposed street furniture·         copy of your public liability insurance (this document will not be sent to Town/Parish Councils).
  • written risk assessment for the permitted purpose
  • a suitable noise management plan
  • a plan with the proposed permit area outlined, the plan must show measurements given in metres:
o    the width of the frontage of the applicants premises
o    the distance from the frontage of the premises to the nearest edge of the proposed permit area
o    the length of each side of the proposed permit area.
Any queries can be emailed to  licensing@telford.gov.uk

Find out More
<![CDATA[PROTECT YOUR COMMUNITY]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2020 10:16:15 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/protect-your-communityPicture

Great Dawley Town Council want to reassure the community that comments about the High Street are being taken seriously and that we are reporting with the Police. 

We as a council are strongly encouraging shop owners, businesses, residents & members of the public who have concerns to log calls with the Police through a number of ways;
  • Call 101
  • Call 999  (emergency)
  • Call 0800 555 1111 - Crime Stoppers (You can do this Anonymously) 
  • or if you do not want to speak to anyone please report it online https://www.westmercia.police.uk/ - 

We know the High Street has so much history and is a fantastic place to invest time into. Our local businesses and stall holders are looking forward to welcoming you. 

<![CDATA[Job Box /Learn Telford Activity in Dawley]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:50:07 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/job-box-learn-telford-activities-in-dawley]]><![CDATA[FACE COVERINGS - NEW LAW STARTS TOMORROW!]]>Thu, 23 Jul 2020 08:04:09 GMThttp://greatdawley.org/news/face-coverings-new-law-starts-tomorrowPicture
From Friday, you must by law wear a face covering in the following places:
  • On public transport
  • Shops and supermarkets
Measures can be taken if people do not comply with this law. You may be denied service, or instructed to wear a face covering. If necessary, the police can issue fines of £100.
You are also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult.

What are the exemptions to this law?
There are some circumstances whereby people are not expected to wear face coverings on public transport or in shops and supermarkets.
This includes:
  • young children under the age of 11
  • not being able to wear a face covering due to a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
  • if you are travelling with or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
  • to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
  • to eat or drink, but only if you need to
  • to take medication
  • if a police officer or other official requests you remove your face covering

What is a face covering?
A face covering is something which safely covers both the nose and mouth. This could be a reusable or single-use face mask, or you may also use a scarf, bandana, religious garment or hand-made cloth covering (so long as they securely fit round the side of the face).
A face covering should:
  • cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
  • fit comfortably but securely against the side of the face
  • be secured to the head with ties or ear loops
  • ideally include at least two layers of fabric
  • unless disposable, it should be able to be washed and dried without causing damage
You should not share your face covering with anyone else.