Work starts to pave way for Dawley sports site

Diggers will be moving in later this month to clear the way for a major new sports and learning community in Telford, it was revealed today.

Dawley resident Ross Tipton by the Dawley 'Hollywod' sign.

Diggers will be moving in later this month to clear the way for a major new sports and learning community in Telford, it was revealed today.

A massive regeneration of Dawley will take its first step nearer reality when work to level Paddock Mount starts on August 23.

The earthworks are expected to take months to complete but then construction can begin on the new Dawley Sports and Learning Community to replace the existing, outdated Phoenix School.

The Mount hit the headlines last month when a Hollywood sign appeared on site, put up by protesters angry at the lopping of trees on site.

Vandals have since partially demolished it.

The work to level the site is expected to last a number of months with the next phase of the programme to deliver the Sports and Learning Community due to start in October 2011.

Read the full story in the Shropshire Star.