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Big bang brought residents together

An evening of big bangs brought residents together to talk about improvements to their community.

The afternoon and evening of activities, fun and fireworks was organised as part of plans to get people more involved in what goes on in their area.

Residents attending the event at Brookside community centre and Windmill Primary School, Telford, were asked for their views on a number of subjects, including what they would like to see taking place at the community centre.

Children were treated to arts and crafts activities and the fun ended with a huge firework display, including free jacket potatoes and refreshments.

The day was organised by local resident groups such as BIG (Brookside Improvement Group) and Brookside Extra in partnership with Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford and Wrekin Council and various partners. It was part of the launch of the Co-operative Council within the Brookside community.

Councillor Shaun Davies, cabinet member for environment, co-operative council and partnerships, said: “Brookside is an area where residents are very passionate about how improvements can be made to bring about a positive change.

“Telford and Wrekin has recently become a co-operative council, meaning that we want to listen to residents who want to see improvements to their local area and the services that the council delivers.

“Through this co-operative way of thinking, we want to offer support and skills to local people so that they can take and active role in shaping the future.

“Not only are we working with local people, we are also working with our partner agencies such as the Wrekin Housing Trust, West Mercia Police, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to name just a few.”

Residents are also being encouraged to put their views forward through a Brookside Facebook page.

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