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We have been greatly saddened by the untimely death of Councillor David Davies our Borough Councillor for Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale.

Dave died on Sunday 8th September 2014 at the Severn Hospice after a long battle with serious illness. He had been a Parish Councillor in The Gorge for nearly four years after years of service to Madeley Town Council.

A familiar figure in the area he bought his vast experience in local government for the benefit of the Parish Council.

Dave will be fondly remembered as a friend to the many residents of the wards which he represented, for his leadership over many years of unstinting public service to the Borough of Telford & Wrekin and as a tireless worker for the Labour Party.

Mission Statement


The Gorge Parish Council purpose is to represent the interests of the communities of Coalbrookdale; Coalport; Ironbridge; Jackfield and Lightmoor by providing strong links, assistance and support to all residents. 


To maintain and develop all that is worthwhile within the community. 


The Gorge Parish Council will provide a high quality service and will be professional, accountable, proactive and responsive, inclusive and transparent.

Ironbridge Farmers’ and Producers’ Market

1st Sunday of Every Month from May to October

10am until 3pm at The Wharfage car park (next to the Museum of the Gorge - served by the Ironbridge Park & Ride Service during summer months)

Nine Men of Madeley

The Madeley Living History Project has been supporting a local resident Alison Vermee to produce a leaflet and web site about the Nine Men of Madeley to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the pit disaster.

The web site is now live and can be accessed at

The community play is taking place on Saturday 27th September at St Michael’s church in Madeley. Performances take place at 12.00 pm, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

In connection with the anniversary, there is also a commemoration service at St Michael’s on Sunday 28th September starting at 6.30 pm. It will feature the local choir Temponilla who will be performing a new anthem by David Fisher an acclaimed composer of choral works.

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