Public Toilets, Dark Lane, Broseley
At a recent meeting of the Town Council, members considered the future management arrangements and costs for the public toilets. Due to the escalating repair costs, utility costs and charges for the maintenance contractor the Council is now seeking feedback from residents on usage. The estimated cost of refurbishing the toilets to an acceptable standard and improving security is around £10,000. The annual running cost is around £8,000.
The maintenance contractor has informed Council that the current usage of the toilets is minimal throughout the year, and they have been the subject of vandalism and anti-social behaviour, which is causing distress to nearby residents. In their present state they do not contribute positively towards the town’s image.
The Council is exploring a number of options for alternative toilet provision and would like to seek the views of residents by requesting that you complete and submit this very short survey.The survey will close at midday on Tuesday 7 February 2023.
Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year 2022
At the Town Meeting on Tuesday 8 November 2022 the Town Council announced the winners of the Citizen and young citizen of the Year. The Council received some great nominations which made the decision very difficult.
The winners are:
Citizen of the Year:
Sue Hodgetts – The council chose Sue for her voluntary work and efforts on welcoming and supporting refugees from Ukraine.
Thank you Sue for volunteering to support some of the many people from Ukraine in need of somewhere safe and secure to stay.
Young Citizen of the Year:
Dan Upton - The Council chose Dan for his outstanding community volunteering and fundraising efforts within our Town.
Well done Dan! You are a community asset! and we are extremely proud that we have volunteers like you within our community.
The Town Council will be holding an award ceremony in the new year, where the Town Mayor will present an award to our winners.
Thank you to the winners and thank you to all of you who nominated your Citizen of the Year.
Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result
Dark Lane Toilets - Evening Closure
This is extremely disappointing news but due to continued acts of vandalism, and general antisocial behavior, the Town Council have decided to close these facilities, for a trial period of two months, from 4:30pm 7 days per week.
It is regrettable that these facilities have to be closed, however we are looking at ways of preventing the vandalism and hoping that this closure will be a temporary measure.
Thank you for your understanding.
Come and say 'Hello' and meet the Town Councillors that represent you in Broseley, This is an opportunity to discuss any issues or feedback that you may have about our Town
Library surgeries will be held on the below dates between 10am - 11am,
o 25 February 2023 o 25 March 2023
Broseley Wood surgeries will be held on the below dates between 10am - 11am, within the Cricket club
o 28 January 2023 o 22 April 2023
We look forward to seeing you there!
Broseley Town Council is a local authority whose members represent the residents of the parish of Broseley in Shropshire. The Council has 11 members, 6 representing Broseley East and 4 representing Broseley West and 1 for Broseley Wood. Members are elected every 4 years and carry out their duties on a voluntary basis.
The Town Council provides the following services:
The Birchmeadow Centre is owned by the Town Council and operated by the Birchmeadow Centre Management Committee
The Cemetery and the Cemetery Chapel, located on Ironbridge Road
Dark Lane public toilets
Guest Road Play Area
Broseley Library and the telephone box Library on Quarry Road
The Visit Broseley Website - www.visitbroseley.co.uk
The bus shelter on Edinburgh Road and The Square Broseley.
The Town Council supports a number of other facilities/events provided by not-for-profit organisations including:
Local C.A.B Service
Broseley in Bloom
Public opening: Friday mornings between 10am - 12noon by appointment only.
Officers are available via telephone 01952 882172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday but if you email us or leave a message on the answer machine we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Town Council and Cemetery Emergency contacts
In the event of an out of hours emergency please contact the following emergency key holders:
Cllr. Ian West - 01952 882448
Cllr. Roy Childs - 01952 883510
Cllr. Michael Burton - 07980 419032