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.
Local Green News
Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Telford & Wrekin Council along with the borough’s Town & Parish Councils, have been busy planting …
An interesting report from Panorama highlights issues with the Terracycle recycling initiative including the difficulty of participation with drop-off points in the community. The report …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Telford & Wrekin's
Supporting the Borough to become more sustainable
Click on your local Town Council page, or explore the full Telford and Wrekin listings below
Flick through all the listings here in A-Z order, or scroll down to look for specific businesses or services in your area
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Food & Drink
Places to eat and drink, local produce, plastic free shopping, vegan speciality stores and cafes
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Home & Garden
Reusable kitchen supplies, natural beauty products, gardening groups and second hand stores
Health & home..
Grow your own...
Wildlife charities, environmental groups and nature reserves in your community
Places to stay
Low carbon B&Bs, camping, glamping and cottages, perfect for visitors or your own staycation
Work and community
Community groups, volunteering opportunities, education and courses
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What's On Calendar
Low waste events, days out, educational talks and more