Telford & Wrekin

Telford & Wrekin Council is the local authority for the Telford and Wrekin borough in Shropshire, in the Midlands. The council is an award winning co-operative council informed by the views and voices of local residents, communities and partners. In July 2019, the council adopted a new vision for the organisation to “protect, care and invest to create a better borough” together with a series of commitments to deliver that vision. Additionally, the Council are proactively supporting their climate emergency pledge with a range of initiatives throughout the county.

A wide range of small businesses are also focusing on helping with the climate emergency, offering planet-friendly products and services throughout the borough.

With thanks to the Council for supporting the development of this page, showing a true commitment to a more sustainable borough and planet.

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Sustainable Telford & Wrekin

Find out what the Council are doing below and how you can get involved, or scroll down to explore the Directory for green businesses and events in your area.  

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Climate Emergency

In 2019 Telford & Wrekin Council declared a climate emergency. In 2020 they published a report and action plan which will begin the conversation around what needs to be done to limit the impact of climate change.

2030 Carbon Neutral Council

Telford & Wrekin Council are is now working, along with partners, to go carbon neutral by 2030. By March 2021 the Council had already reduced its operating emissions by 36% compared to the previous year.

Climate Change Borough Partnerhship

As well as the Council's commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, this aim extends to the whole Borough. They have joined forces with businesses, Parish & Town Councils, community groups, schools and others to form the Telford & Wrekin Climate Change Partnership.

Climate Change Champions

Volunteers helping engage Borough residents on Climate Change and Sustainability within their own communities. An opportunity to get involved and encourage others to speak up and make a change.

Plastic Free Taskforce

The Council has set up and works collaboratively with the Plastic Free Taskforce, made up of a wide range of local organisations, parish and town councils and schools. The goal is to become a certified Plastic Free Community.

Plastic Free Pledge

Millions of people in the UK are making changes to reduce their reliance on plastic. And you can join in too! Through Telford & Wrekin's Plastic Free Pledge, we’re helping local people to banish single-use plastics with practical tips and advice. So take that first step – sign the pledge today.

Climate Change Projects

The Council are changing the way they do things in all areas of work. From waste removal, bike incentives, alternative road re-surfacing and more. Take a look at this map to see climate change projects near to you.

Council Case Studies

Find out more about some of the great climate positive projects supported by the Council throughout the Telford & Wrekin area.

Get Involved

If you would like to keep up to date with the Council's latest news and receive monthly sustainability emails, click 'Get Involved' and follow the link.

Telford & Wrekin's
Green Directory

Supporting the Borough to become more sustainable

Click on your local Town Council page, or explore the full Telford and Wrekin listings below

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A-Z

Flick through all the listings here in A-Z order, or scroll down to look for specific businesses or services in your area

Agatha’s Tea Party

Alison’s Bee Class

Accredited Accreditations

All About Newport

Apley Woods

Agatha’s Tea Party

Alison’s Bee Class

Agatha’s Tea Party

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Entertainment

Things to do in your free time – Days out, event supplies and activities

Places to go...

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Telford T50 Route

Apley Woods

Silkin Way

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Telford T50 Route

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Event supplies, parties & gifts...

Accredited Accreditations

Number 45

Accredited Accreditations

Mossy Crafts

Accredited Accreditations

Organik Orangutan

Accredited Party Supplies

Little Green Party Kits

Accredited Accreditations

Number 45

Accredited Accreditations

Mossy Crafts

Accredited Accreditations

Number 45

Family

Toy swaps and cloth nappies to child friendly activities, educational resources and more

Children's clothes, toys & nappies...

Accredited Accreditations

Mossy Crafts

The Toy Box Ironbridge

Telford Slings Library

The Shropshire Toy Shop

Accredited Accreditations

Mossy Crafts

The Toy Box Ironbridge

Accredited Accreditations

Mossy Crafts

Things to do...

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Wrekin Forest School

Apley Woods

Southwater Library

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Wrekin Forest School

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Food & Drink

Places to eat and drink, local produce, plastic free shopping, vegan speciality stores and cafes

Places to eat...

Accredited Accreditations

Deli 45

Accredited Accreditations

Bod Newport

Accredited Accreditations

Smallwood Lodge Tearooms

Flamingo Bakes

Accredited Accreditations

Deli 45

Accredited Accreditations

Bod Newport

Accredited Accreditations

Deli 45

Food & drink shopping...

Accredited Refill Store

The Little Green Pantry

The Emporium of the Useful and Curious

The Green Cove

Sue’s Organics

Accredited Refill Store

The Little Green Pantry

The Emporium of the Useful and Curious

Accredited Refill Store

The Little Green Pantry

Home & Garden

Reusable kitchen supplies, natural beauty products, gardening groups and second hand stores

Health & home..

Accredited Accreditations

Organik Orangutan

Accredited Accreditations

The Aroma Emporium

Accredited Accreditations

Living Lean with Lucy

Accredited Accreditations

Newport Pet Services

Accredited Accreditations

Organik Orangutan

Accredited Accreditations

The Aroma Emporium

Accredited Accreditations

Organik Orangutan

Grow your own...

Donnington Community Hub

The Shropshire Seaweed Company

Brookside Allotments

Telford Swap and Grow

Donnington Community Hub

The Shropshire Seaweed Company

Donnington Community Hub

Nature

Wildlife charities, environmental groups and nature reserves in your community

The Ercall & Lawrence’s Hill Nature Reserve

Lodge Field Nature Reserve

Telford Town Park Nature Reserve

Granville Country Park Nature Reserve

The Ercall & Lawrence’s Hill Nature Reserve

Lodge Field Nature Reserve

The Ercall & Lawrence’s Hill Nature Reserve

Places to stay

Low carbon B&Bs, camping, glamping and cottages, perfect for visitors or your own staycation

The Barn at Lees Farm

Wrekin Forest Camping & Glamping

The Barn at Lees Farm

Wrekin Forest Camping & Glamping

The Barn at Lees Farm

Work and community

Community groups, volunteering opportunities, education and courses

Community groups...

Accredited Accreditations

All About Newport

Accredited Community Groups

Sustainable Newport Shropshire

Terracycle Telford

Donnington Community Hub

Accredited Accreditations

All About Newport

Accredited Community Groups

Sustainable Newport Shropshire

Accredited Accreditations

All About Newport

Consultancy, support & courses...

Accredited Accreditations

Be Bold Media

Lajina Masala

Veg Patch Kitchen

Small Woods

Accredited Accreditations

Be Bold Media

Lajina Masala

Accredited Accreditations

Be Bold Media

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What's On Calendar

Low waste events, days out, educational talks and more

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Meadow Biodiverstiy Talk

Board Games Evening

Den Building

Forge Online Coffee Morning

Wellbeing Wednesday Walks

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