About Our Parish Environmental Team
The Gorge Parish Council is working with Telford and Wrekin Council on an innovative partnership, aimed at making the local area cleaner and greener. We are one of thirteen parishes across the Borough who have signed up to such a scheme. Our Parish Environmental Team will carry out enhanced environmental maintenance across our Parish above and beyond what is already done by the Borough Council’s own maintenance teams.
Our PET Team consists of Ralph, who’s a TWS Ltd employee, and an apprentice who’s yet to be recruited. The team has a vehicle and a range of small powered equipment including a strimmer, hedge cutters and hand tools.
The PET Team will follow a local works programme, developed and agreed by the Parish Council. The team not only maintains the area with a “pride of patch” responsibility but will also report any local issues which they come across and cannot fix themselves.
The PET Team is dedicated to The Gorge Parish area and will undertake other environmental improvements schemes to enhance the local area.
Positive aims, Positive outcomes
- Litter picking and evaluation
- Fly tip monitoring and clearing
- Grounds maintenance and enhancements
- Shrub bed maintenance
- Rights of way monitoring and footpath enhancements
- Identification and reporting of potential hazards
How is this project funded?
Supporting the work of the Voluntary Groups
- The Gorge Green Gang
- Severn Gorge Countryside Trust
- the Lodge Field Group
- Ironbridge Meadows & Pastures
- Church Yard Volunteers
- Community Centre Gardens