Local MP gets historical tour of Jackfield Tile Factory

This week, Telford’s MP, Lucy Allan was given a tour of the Craven Dunnill tile factory based in Jackfield, Telford.

Craven Dunnill & Co. Ltd was founded by Henry Powell Dunnill in 1872 in Jackfield, Shropshire and is the oldest surviving purpose built tile factory in the world.

Lucy Allan calls for long term funding for The Holly Project

Telford’s MP, has written to Councillor Lee Carter, Cabinet Member with special responsibility for Finance, Commercial Services & Economic Development to urge Telford & Wrekin Council to put funding CSE survivor led project on to a permanent footing.

Telford Journal Column - unemployment rate now at its lowest since 1974-75

Like many new towns, over its 50 year history, Telford has suffered from high rates of unemployment, from being hard hit by all national recessions. These rates have been consistently higher than the national average, sometimes as much as twice as high, reaching over 22% at its highest.

Telford Journal Column

Last week I joined friends and family at Telford Crematorium to say goodbye to much loved community campaigner, John Salt, following his sad and unexpected death.