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  • Partnership work helps struggling families enjoy Christmas

    Bournville Village Trust in Telford recently joined forces with Telford Crisis Support to make sure ten struggling families could enjoy Christmas. We were invited to nominate families in financial need and just before Christmas, our staff delivered special parcels which included everything to enjoy a lovely Christmas dinner, treats for the day and, thanks to local schools and businesses, presents for children to open on Christmas morning. Ella Atkinson, Housing Officer at Bournville Village Trust, said: “There are so many people that have struggled financially in the last couple of years, so to be able to make such a difference...

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  • Season’s greetings

    As we near Christmas, we would like to wish all our customers and communities a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whilst we will close for Christmas from 5pm on Thursday 23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2021, if you have an emergency during this time you can still continue to call us on 0300 333 6540 for our out-of-hours service. You can also continue to access our online service during this period including payments, reporting repairs and applying to make alterations to your home. We expect to be busier than usual when we re-open, so for non-emergencies...

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  • Season’s greetings

    As we near Christmas, we would like to wish all our customers and communities a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Whilst we will close for Christmas from 5pm on Thursday 23rd December until Tuesday 4th January 2021, if you have an emergency during this time you can still continue to call us on 0300 333 6540 for our out-of-hours service. You can also continue to access our online service during this period including payments, reporting repairs and applying to make alterations to your home. We expect to be busier than usual when we re-open, so for non-emergencies...

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  • Information about coronavirus and our services

    Some of our services are being delivered in a different way to reflect government advice on limiting the spread of Covid and to keep you and our staff as safe as possible. To find out more, please go to https://www.bvt.org.uk/news-and-events/update-information-about-coronavirus-and-our-services/

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  • You asked, we answered

    Recently we attended an event with other Lawley partners and we wanted to use it as an opportunity to talk to you about your thoughts, ideas and questions. It was great to engage with so many people but for those who weren’t able to make it, we thought we would update here on the topics discussed and answers to questions raised. Don’t forget you can get in touch with us at any time at LawleyStewardship@bvt.org.uk or call us on 01952 898524.

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  • New Speedwatch group for Lawley in progress.

    Residents as well as many agencies including BVT have expressed concern regarding speeding issues in the Village. All partners of the Lawley Partnership Board are working towards the installation of speed cameras on the trunk routes through Lawley. But, in the meantime we are also interested in hearing from any residents who would like to be part of a new community speedwatch group. These groups are resident led, although BVT are happy to support with administration if required and work closely with West Mercia Police. The group would, under Police supervision, set up and operate speed monitoring in specified locations...

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  • Have your say

    Earlier this year we introduced the restructured BVT Lawley Estates and Stewardship team, which was created following feedback from residents and with the approval of Lawley Management Committee, to enable us to provide the services needed as the long term stewards of Lawley Village. It’s important to us as a resident you are able to have your say on our services, therefore each household will shortly receive a letter or email inviting you to complete a short survey to help us understand what you think we do well and which services you think need improving. You may have completed the...

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  • The race has begun for Lawley’s 5K race

    BVT are delighted to be partnering with Lawley and Overdale Parish Council and Lawley Running Club for the return of the 5K fun run taking place on Saturday 11 September. Last year the race was held virtually due to Covid but this year, it’s back in person, although numbers have been restricted, with only 250 places available and these are filling up fast. So don’t miss the finish line, sign up today by going to www.lawleyoverdale-pc.gov.uk/whats-on/lawley-5km-fun-run-2021. Entry costs £6 and all proceeds are going to charity, which this year are West Mercia Search and Rescue, and Telford MIND. We’d love to hear...

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  • Funding available for community-minded Lawley residents

    Bournville Village Trust (BVT) is inviting residents involved in community groups and organisations in Lawley Village to apply for a grant from the Eileen Hewer Community Fund. Grants of up to £2,000 can be awarded to existing or new community groups and organisations that are based in or benefit Lawley residents. In addition, grants can be given to projects that enhance the environment or provide facilities for the community to use. Previous grants have paid for kits for children’s football teams, new play equipment for nurseries, supporting the training of a professional coach for Lawley Running Club as well as buying...

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  • Update to new BVT Lawley Village Estates and Stewardship team

    Earlier this year following your feedback, we announced a new structure for the BVT Estates and Stewardship team to ensure we provide a visible, quality service that provides value for money. New team members will be joining us in the next few weeks and we’ll be introducing you to the team and their responsibilities, all of whom will be working solely in Lawley. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce you to Donna who joined us recently as Customer Communications Officer. Donna will be responsible for our social media pages and websites and other communications to help keep residents up...

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