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Old February 26th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #61
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I thought I might post some news stories that caught my eye today, (it were my first day back at work after a week off and I couldn't concentrate)

Crime could force firms to quit

Burglaries by professional gangs are soaring on a flagship Telford business park, sparking fears that fed-up firms may quit the site.

Raids at Hortonwood have risen 60 per cent in the past 10 months - and the town’s police chief admits he does not have enough officers to provide the cover which businesses demand.

Firms are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds in stolen equipment and disrupted business, a crisis summit heard. Companies on the estate feel under siege, the meeting was told.

One firm has been targeted five times. Toy importer Golden Bear has had three break-ins in a year.

Chief superintendent David Spencer, Telford’s divisional commander, revealed there had been 121 burglaries at Hortonwood in the first 10 months of this financial year, compared to 76 in the whole of last year - an increase of 45.

Brendan Malcahy, of hi-tech firm Golding Products, said: “We had a break-in and I was told by the police that it was the 11th one they had been to that night.

“Renault have left the estate altogether, allegedly because they had cars stolen or vandalised. We fear if this carries on people will want to move out of Hortonwood.”

John Sale, also of Golding Products, added: “These are not kids, this is organised crime.”

Superintendent Spencer said uniformed officers, who made up half of his 330-strong force, patrolled the town around the clock - and stepped up surveillance at crime hot-spots.

“Even so, there aren’t enough police resources to provide the level of policing you and everyone else wants,” he told the summit, organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.

Mr Spencer said investigations had led to arrests. Jenny Wynn, of TTC which hosted the meeting, urged companies to join the Crime-stoppers scheme. Bob King, of Business Watch, believed falling membership had fuelled the crime increase.

Wrekin MP Mark Pritchard believed the relationship between police and local community was breaking down. A national debate and elected police commissioners were needed, he said.


I hate Mark Pritchard, never has owt useful to say just criticises labour.



Labour councillor defects

A leading Labour member of Telford & Wrekin Council has defected and joined the opposing Tory group.

Stephen Bentley, one of the ward members for The Nedge, said he had crossed the council floor because he had become “disillusioned” with the direction the Labour administration was taking.

Councillor Bentley said he felt the group had “stopped listening to people” in the borough and “hopelessly lost its way”.

I'm quite worried about the Cons gaining power in Telford, I would never thought it would happen but with increasingly right wing Sloppy Star dissing every little thing that the council does and claiming that they don't listen to people and most of it comes from the proposed growth in housing and the City-Region stuff. The star happily claiming that our 'treasured' green spaces are to be concreted over and you WM riff-raff will export all your crime, deprivation etc into Shropshire simply because we would be an association of LA's with you.
It sickens me, and don't even get me started on the letters page.
Ok rant over
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 11:47 AM   #62
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The bloody idiots, I'm sure thay'll win an appeal

‘KGB housing’ plan refused
Proposals for a multi-million pound apartment block in Telford have been thrown out after they were compared to a KGB headquarters.The scheme for the £20 million development by the M54 in Priorslee was rejected by Telford & Wrekin Council’s plans board last night.

The plans for the 129-home project, titled The Lexington, had won the backing of planning officers but councillors dismissed the plans as being “too intrusive” for the area.

Councillors were shown scale models of the proposed flagship building, designed by architects WS Atkins, which created the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

Councillor Kuldip Singh Sahota said: “It looks like a KGB headquarters. It would certainly put Telford on the map, but I’m not sure it would be for the right reasons.”

Councillor Adrian Lawrence was also against the plans and said: “It is certainly different from anything else in the area.

“It is an interesting design, but in my view it belongs somewhere like next to Manchester Airport. It is too intrusive for the residential area it is proposed for.”

Councillor David Blackwell said: “This model looks very smart, but my concern is what will it look like in 15 or 20 years’ time. The design is very disappointing.”

Only Councillor Hilda Rhodes, committee chairman, spoke up in favour of the plans. She said: “I think it is a very exciting design as a gateway to Telford.”

Only three of the nine members voted in favour of the plans, with five against and one abstention.

The same site was previously the focus of concern among residents, who feared it would be used to house asylum seekers.

The Lexington proved controversial when it was first announced, with some residents claiming it would blight their properties.

Planning officer Julian Pye said developer Clutton Homes had worked closely with Telford & Wrekin Council over the last 18 months to gain full officer support and spent £200,000 drawing up plans.

Developer Rob Clutton, who runs Clutton Homes, today said he was “very disappointed” at the decision, but vowed to appeal.

He said: “We will to continue to work with Telford & Wrekin Council, as well as our own legal team, to push on with these plans.”
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 02:11 PM   #63
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Oh dear. At least you got those motorway services a few years back!
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 02:30 PM   #64
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You mean that plastic shed in a field, thats a world class gateway into town
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 02:38 PM   #65
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Well for some people, stopping at Telford's mortorway services is the only time they'll set foot in T&W en route to Shr******y and Mid/North Wales. I think it's pleasant enough having stopped there once when I was bostin' for a wee wee.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 03:41 PM   #66
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Who the hell is going to pay £1m for a penthouse flat in Telford?

That's ambitious to say the least
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Who the hell is going to pay £1m for a penthouse flat in Telford?
The sort of people that object to paying £1 million for a 'broom cupboard' in the 'Smoke', that's who!!!!
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Apparently someone had already agreed a deal to buy it.
Oh and Butters, I'm sorry but that motorway service station is in Bridgnorth district not Telford and Wrekin, Its good see you refrained from using the S word though.
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It's in Bridgnorth district?? That's strange considering it's right next to Telford!
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Yep ridiculous isn't it. To me it would make sense for Shifnal and all that to be in Telfords local authority area as clearly the people there are more reliant on Telford than Bridgnorth.
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Ha ha, just found this on that knowwhere site, the 'Wost Bits' is well funny.

Favourite Building

Old coalbrookdale iron foundry, now a musuem. The Ironbridge aint bad either. In their own way the blue glass boxes in the centre are quite interesting, but once your there it is VERY boring (not like the metropalis you might imagine
The Blue/mirror Office Blocks in Town centre should show what a busting busy place Telford is... but at night the middle is dead, dead,dead! Still they look cool
Turn up, Plug in Rehearsal Rooms!
the magistrate courts, and beatties multi storey car park
the new beatties dead posh especially the loo`s ( bet they don`t stay like that thou)
gotta be st georges church...and the ex. scoot offices
SU bar
The Plaza, it has a certain look to it!
The telford plaza is huge, and pretty spanking.
that new council office thingy up by Thomas Telford School... very new... and probably very expensive!
Plaza (new) (which is also the scoot building, some of my fellow Telfordians are so thick) Buildwas Abbey (Very Old) Thomas Telford School(Best Looking School Ever)
Telford Plaza
The Courthouse
The Scoot Building.
Railway Station - The Way out
The Raquet Centre or as it is now called the Telford International Centre. Get down there for the Aerobics Sessions to watch thoese tight little asses and Big Fat Shitter in tight gear.
The Dallas like Richardsons office block
Demolish It Now Building

Any left over un-improved 1970's community centres! They do NOT make you feel part of any community you'd want to be in! BUT they must be replaced with good places to hang around and do things in.
Please nuke this town NOw!!
Lumley hall, Madeley. It's a Dump.
Hadley flats
cinema cuz loadsa ppl had ideas of what theyd build in its place... a massive arena 4 rock gigs, skate park, etc.
Telford Town Centre
the whole of woodside
all of priorslee!! posh gits!! oh yeah and telford town centre!! especially spencers mall
Rumours
Manor Hights
All houses on woodside, Brookside etc... with the residents in them
I suppose Malinslee House (Civic Offices) would be the natural choice, prefab 70's concrete job on the town centre ring road. Needs replacing with something a bit more prestigious...
Manor heights in hadley-say no more
Demolish the whole of Telford cos it suxs... if u can't do that demolish TCAT, New College and Athena coz they bring the atmosphere right down *~Jinky~*
Charlotte left Eurofilms in February 2001
Being in Telford for so long gives me the displeasure of knowing what needs to be demolished and in my opinion the only thing (building) that i can think can be demolished in Telford is the Central Train Station building, it's tiny, there's not much to look at or do whilst waiting for a train so please get rid of it!
the flats..... do i have to specify which ones?.... take ur pick any in telford will do!
just about must of telford to be honest, it cold looking, empty, and if we are lucky the rats might move out first!.
The whole town of Wellington.
The ice rink on a chill night. all the trendies flock here and ponce around all night. makes me sick.
The new multi-storey carpark in the town centre, most of Dawley, Tomas Telford school (although thats largely for political reasons as it should never have been built).
Wrekin councils Malinsgate House, although I understand this is going to happen soon The Ironbridge Power Station is a huge blot on the landscape of the historic area.
abro
Seaton Sports - Town Centre, bosses Richard Gallier and Ian Kevan are wankers!!
Siemens Automotive Systems, many hours of tedium
Eurofilm Extrusions- My ex Charlotte works there, Weird bitch
Mathieson House
KNIGHTS NIGHT CLUB!!! and all dodgy bouncers with no qualifications apart from excess flab!
The Best Things

Its growing, new people, should get better (unlike places getting run down cos industry has left them behind)
Lots of green and trees, easy to get around, once you know the round-abouts! It does feel like it is going somewhere and changing, i think it will be loads better in ten years time
The parks/open spaces that lie adjacent to some of the 'newer' housing estates.
* Ironbridge Gorge, especially around the Coalport area- lovely. Also the wonderful museums.
town centre... but only the M&S side coz the other side (JJB + town park) is where the kappa slappas hang out
air conditioned shopping mall with kids play areas everywhere
SK8mental !
The good thing bout telford is tht they hav a really good shoppin centree and alot of things featured around it e.g ice rink, cinema, bowling alley.
2 hours from wales, m54 90 mph from telford, buses run every 10 mins well usually! and everything is here for you
The flats in Ketley used to house some Rastas that sold decent weed
the free bus from our campus to get out of here
Rumours
1, Knowing you can leave if you want to 2, Feeling very attractive compared to the townie slappers who roam the streets 3, Public transport is good
Telford is a top town with bags of potential, it pisses me off to see the place slagged off on here by residents who really should know better. I mean, would you rather live in Shrewsbury? ha!
myself,my bed, college with my mates,
nuthing *~Jinky*~
One of the best things going for Telford at this point in time is that there is going to be a massive Bonfire and Fireworks spectacular. Since i've been in Telford (which is all my life) my family and I have always been to all the fireworks displays that go on in Donnington, it really is the highlight of a boring year, unless you're counting on winning the lottery, and even if you do you'll probably be mugged, so don't bother!
Ironbridge, even though it's not really telford, due to it being old and all.
just wait till ur 17 and get a job..... then all u can hope to do is get driving with one of the hundred driving instructors and pass then u can get out as soon as possible!!!!!!! oh yeah and the 'Kappa Slapper' epidemic has been controlled and they are now called 'Telford Jippos'!!!... they aren't as bad as the KS's so just stay away from the south of telford (apart from Ironbridge) if u dont want to meet some TJ's!!!!
M54, fastest way out of the place
greebos!! but not wannabes
Waving goodbye to the Wrekin as you leave, everyone does it really, they just pretent not to. Ironbridge is also quite nice if you could get rid of the bloody tourists.
Loads of space, how not everyone knows you like in Shrewsbury or worse Shifnal. The shopping centre, indoor, Air Con'd, could do with a few more independant shops. One minuite you are in a uban industrial city type town, the next minuite you are.
some country side along side the town
Quiet & peaceful, easy to use a car
Car parking is a breeze in the centre
The Wolverhampton University Campus, Priorslee, Telford - it's the trendiest place to be.
The women are so easy!!!!!!!!
The road out and a life of exile
M54 cos it goes right past Telford and you don't need to go through the place except when some **** decides to dig the fucking road up and divert the traffic through the bloody place.
Good motorway access
The Worst Things

Poorly though out for walking anywhere. The way the Train station is 1/2 muile form the bus station! Why?
The 1970's estates, which made'Telford'. They are confusing to get in and out of and the houses squashed in. But in patches there is a good 'community' feel, everyone is in the same boat is suppose. Mostly people accept you for what you are- they don't mind were you are from.
There are no decent shops for people that want to dress alternatively to slappers or chavs! I mean, everywear only does trendy clothing. Where is the variation!? I want to see a bit more variations.
Dawley.
* The people. I?ve never lived anywhere including London that is so unfriendly.
transport is shite... no buses on sunday (the day wen i can never get a lift) also i agree about the roundabouts - way too many
The ammount of "Trendies". Scum bags who yell abuse at everybody and always try to pick fights.
all the men and BOYS!!!! who think they are gods gift to women ( you really aren`t!) And why so many mini islands we only drive over them any way!
nobheads who ride around in fucking novas thikin their soooo baddd, people in priorslee! oh yeah and yobs, especially people thinkin their so bad
The endless Trevs, Kevs, Townies and Stoats that roam the land in zooped up Escorts
saturday mornings
Rumours
1, Majority of the people 2, Can't go out alone after 7:00
The sheman of a Youth Worker(WHO GAVE HER A JOB!!??) That runs Fusion & gets pissed, sweats like a dont know, shouts & swears at kids at The Music Project, Great example!! Im a bit of a nutter do y think I could get the job!! Get her out the place will BUZZ!!!!
The scallies (TJs). Absolute scum of the earth, bring the whole town down.
We couldn't find "WONDERLAND" on your site to find out if it was open today. So we're going somewhere else. Sorry
Traffic lights, round abouts, dog shit problem. kevins in there novas! slappas starting on u all the time!old people who just cant drive!
The biggest hole north of the Serengeti!. Do not ever visit unless you have to.
Dawley, web-footed inbred freaks.
The telford rude boys. and the kappa slappas. They really don't have a clue that they are really all inbred morons with no brain cells, they think they're so important etc etc... Oh, and the roundabouts. i mean really, more roundabouts per square mile than anywhere else in europe. there is NO NEED TO PUT A ROUNDABOUT ON A T-JUNCTION. (i like the comedy "Please join our photographic society" that has been stuck in this worst bit section. ho ho ho. )
the TJ's (Telford Jippos)...... girls, please buy some clothes.... New Look is cheap enough.... buy one thing get one for a ?1.... actually thinking about it thats probably where you shop!
the local bus company, the time tables are the best bit of fiction i have ever read,
90% of it's inhabitants have a severe attitude problem, possibly coupled with some sort of mental deficiency. And roundabouts, Telford has more roundabouts than people, and it really isn't helpfull if you get travel sick, this is particularly pointless as half of them don't have any roads going off them.
even the dogs wont go out alone in telford
Not enough night life to keep everyone happy, very spead out - need a car, Thick as pig shit bad boys who bring this towns reputation down. SHREWSBURY round the corner always waiting for Telford to prove itself, shrewsbury has had a 1000 years to prove itself, Telford is a mere 3 years old - give it a chance man.
the telford town centre island, the scutty little kids that gob off and trash everything, gobby tarts, nightlife is poo, too many new houses, too many traffic islands(mini islands breed rapidly),
Inbred shockingly ugly yocals.
what the hell has knights night club got to do with telford, knights is in an entirely different county, you webmasters are idiots
Dull & boring, impossible without a car
The people who have always lived in the towns which have been absorbed by Telford. They still refuse to aknowledge the prescence of Telford despite the fact it has done nothing but good for the finances and well being of the area. And also Brookside.
The People Are strange, they all feel they have got something to prove, yet none of them can seem to prove whatever it is!!!
Brainless morons walking at a snails pace everywhere during daylight hours
KNIGHTS NIGHT CLUB!
Quite spread out so you need a car as the public transport system is crap
Complete lack of interesting, individual people with lives.
Wrekin Arts Photographic Club, meets every Friday night at the Prince`s Street Arts Centre Wellington at 8.00pm. We cater for all aspects of photography new members and visitors are always welcome whether they be new to the hobby or active professionals. There is a comprehensive programme of events, lectures, demonstrations and displays from some of the countries top photographers. There are in addition highly enjoyable members evenings which tend to have a lighter touch. We have our own permanent club room, fully equipped studio and darkroom available for members use. For more information telephone 01952 273931 or email holliboff@enta.net.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #72
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Why is it always the same sort of person who contributes to that website? I remember finding it a few years ago and was shocked at what I read until I realised that every town and city has a similar write-up!
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Did anyone see the plans for a new town near Telford this morning? On BBC local news?
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Yeah its a sustainable urban extension in Lawley in the west of Telford its not really a new town but is like a new district with 3,300 homes plus high street with shops offices school and all that, I think its mentioned earkier on in this thread.
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Here are some pictures of it, its also called Ironstone which I think is a fairly ridiculous name.







It looks like it should be in the Netherlands or something.
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Looks a fairly pleasant lil' village.

What's there at the moment Telfordboy?
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Slightly daft name but looks nice
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Part of our 'Ring Road' called Lawley Drive, an arterial route out of the town centre called West Centre Way an awful lot of roundabouts with dead ends a new Mormon church and a few scattered areas of new housing development in hectares and hectares of green fields. Actually I passed it t'other day and I couldn't believe it all the trees and shrubs on the mounds around there have been destroyed, it looks like a scarred landscape. I made a mental note to try and get some pictures cos It won't be long before they start.

See here http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cg...ut.x=2&out.y=8
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Nice foresty area there!

It's close to the M54 by the looks of it so should prove popular.
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Its real close to town too, those fields on the right are the edge of the town centre.
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