Chairman’s Awards

At last night’s Annual Meeting, Councillor Sheenagh Unwin presented the Chairman’s Award to Mr and Mrs Haddon for their outstanding contribution to our Parish. Chris and Lynne regularly litter pick around the area and work with the Parish Council to report requests for action to Telford & Wrekin Council.

A special Young Person’s Award was presented to Adie Booth. Councillor Unwin congratulated her on her efforts to keep where she lives free of litter. Adie is also a Member of the Wednesday Wizards and helps with the organisation of activities and supports other young people. She has also donated some toys to raise funds for charity.

Election of Chairman

Councillor Sheenagh Unwin was re-elected as Chairman at the Annual Meeting of Hollinswood & Randlay Parish Council last night.

Councillor Unwin said ‘It is an honour to have been re-elected and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Councillors for their help and support over the last year.  It has been a difficult year and we have been able to continue our work and support the local residents in a variety of ways.  I would also like to thank all members of staff, they have given 110% throughout and we very much appreciate their commitment and dedication’.

Councillor Harvey Unwin was re-elected as Vice Chairman.

Community Action Team

Hollinswood & Randlay Parish Council is pleased to announce that we will be introducing a new service to help create a better neighbourhood here in Hollinswood, Randlay and Stafford Park.

The Parish Councillors have resolved to work in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council to create a Community Action Team, which will work with the Parish Council team of officers and councillors to offer neighbourhood enforcement.  This means we can tackle parking issues, environmental crime and anti-social behaviour at a local level.  Members of our team will act locally as liaison officers working with local residents to identify areas of concern and then discussing ways in which to address the issues with everyone concerned.

In order to support this work, the Parish Council has also provided funding for a local CCTV scheme.  A camera will be available to identify and deal with local issues, such as fly-tipping.

This initiative has been possible by a matched funding opportunity, so every pound provided by the Parish Council from its budget for 2021/22 is matched with a pound from Telford & Wrekin Council.  The Chairman, Councillor Sheenagh Unwin, said “The Members of Hollinswood & Randlay Parish Council are committed to improving areas within our Parish for everyone to enjoy.  Our commitment to the success of this scheme has been evidenced by our agreement to include the funding for a three year period.  We are also working closely with our Local Safer Neighbourhood Team”.

The Clerk, Katrina Baker, said “Our first joint event will be the Randlay Blitz, this is scheduled to take place on 13th  and 14th April between 10am and 3pm.  Members, staff and residents will be joining together with representatives of Telford & Wrekin Council, the Police and Idverde to clear up areas of Randlay.  We will be ensuring that social distancing continues, whilst the area is cleared of litter and fly-tipping and environmental improvements are started”.