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The Gorge Parish Council

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logoThe Gorge Parish Council

Jayne Madeley BA PILCM Clerk
Unit C22 Maws Craft Centre, Jackfield, Telford, TF8 7LS Emotion01952 883192
Office Open: Tues 2pm-5pm. Wed and Thurs 9am-1pm

The Gorge Parish Council meets twice monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday.  One the first Tuesday the meeting concentrates on discussing planning applications.  Parish Councils are statutory consultees on all planning applications in their Parish.  The Gorge Parish Council looks at towards 200 applications each year.  Comments are passed on each application. Telford and Wrekin Council are the planning authority for The Gorge Area.

At the other meeting each month the business of the Parish Council.  The Gorge Parish Council provides the following services in the Parish:

Bullet PointThe Gorge Gazette newsletter sent to every household and most businesses     
Bullet PointThe Gorge Parish Council Website
Bullet PointHanging Basket scheme for businesses
Bullet PointPlanters in the centre of Ironbridge
Bullet PointNotice boards throughout the Parish
Bullet PointPublic Session at the beginning of each meeting to allow residents to talk to the Parish Council about any subject they wish.
Bullet PointAnnual meeting for residents

The Gorge Parish Council also represents the community on many organisations:

Bullet PointWorld Heritage Site Strategy Group
Bullet PointShropshire Association of Local Councils Wrekin Area committee
Bullet PointSevern Gorge Countryside Trust
Clerk Jayne Madeley at the Recent Your Community matters eventBullet PointSouth Telford Rights of Way Group
Bullet PointThe Gorge Christmas Lights Partnership
Bullet PointCoalport Village Hall Committee
Bullet PointIronbridge Parish Room Committee
Bullet PointJackfield Village Hall Committee
Bullet PointJackfield Residents Association
Bullet PointCoalbrookdale and Ironbridge Community Centre Committee
Bullet PointIronbridge Regeneration Committee
Bullet PointSouth Telford Cluster Partnership
Bullet PointClerks Forum  with Telford and Wrekin Council
Bullet PointWorld Heritage Site Inter Agency Group
Bullet PointWorld Heritage Site Weekend
Bullet PointParish Plan Steering Group

The Gorge Parish Council also works in Partnership with several organisations to benefit the residents of The Gorge

Bullet PointTelford and Wrekin Council
Clerk Jayne Madeley at the Recent Your Community matters eventBullet PointIronbridge Gorge Museums Trust
Bullet PointSevern Gorge Countryside Trust
Bullet PointThe Greenwood Centre
Bullet PointBourneville Village Trust Lightmoor
Bullet PointWest Mercia Police
Bullet PointSevern Gorge Lions
Bullet PointThe Gorge Bridge Builders

The Gorge Parish Council

Also reviews consultation documents from many statutory bodies on behalf of the community.  The Parish Council also provides grants to local organisations and groups.  The Parish Councilís grant policy and application form can be found elsewhere on this website.

Because of the number of trees in The Gorge the Parish Council works with Telford and Wrekin Council to provide extra leaf sweeps in the winter.  The same partnership has provided the new litter bins seen around the Parish.  Work in Jockey Bank Gardens/Galleon Park is also being funded from this partnership.

The Parish Council has also started a Parish Plan with a steering group nearing the completion of the plan.  A copy of the plan will be distributed to every household.  The plan is already having results with the WHS strategy group using it in the review of the WHS Management Plan.  Telford and Wrekin Council has used the findings in their future plans for South Telford.  This is only the start the plan will be used to help the Parish Council plan its future vision and work.