Great Dawley Town Council

Great Dawley Town Council was formed in 1988 and is the parish authority for Dawley and Malinslee, with a population of approximately 12,000 and an electorate of 8232.  In 2005 the Council gained Quality Parish Council status.

The Council is fully supportive of the proposed regeneration plans for Dawley and was instrumental in forming the Dawley Regeneration partnership, striving to make the area a better place in which to live and work.

The Town Council is divided into two wards, Dawley and Malinslee and has a total of fourteen members divided equally between the two wards. Meet the councillors.

The Council works in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council in providing part-funding for extra services for the community, such as footpath cleansing; environmental project including maintenance and improvements at Dawley Park, rights of way.  The bus shelters are the responsibility of Great Dawley Town Council.  The Council supports the local community in awarding grants to local voluntary organisations.

The Council is administered from Great Dawley Town Council offices at Dawley Town Hall, New Street, in the heart of Dawley District Centre.  There is a staff of eleven – 8.05 Full time equivalents including an apprentice.  The Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer is Clare Turner who joined the Town Council in November 2014. Meet the staff.

The Full Council meets six times per year including the Annual Council Meeting in May.  The Executive Committee meets on a monthly basis and there are a number of sub-committees which meet as and when required: Personnel Committee, Entertainment Committee, Planning Committee.

The Town Council is responsible for the management and running of a number of community buildings including Dawley House and Dawley Town Hall.

Mission Statement

We shall endeavour to:-

  • Keep in touch with our local community through consultation
  • Ensure that the local community is kept informed of future plans
  • Encourage community engagement
  • Encourage a sense of ownership
  • Work in partnership with the Borough of Telford & Wrekin, other organisations and our local community
  • Strive to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative aspects in our Town Council area
  • Strive to deal with all issues listed in out Action Plan

(This Mission Statement was adopted at a Town Council meeting in July 2009).