High Streets across Telford & Wrekin hosting autumn fayres

Six high streets across Telford & Wrekin are hosting autumns street fayres to celebrate the best of each town in the borough.

Six high streets across Telford & Wrekin will be hosting events
Six high streets across Telford & Wrekin will be hosting events

Made in Telford runs over a seven week period in this month and next and is part of Telford & Wrekin Council's Pride in our High Streets programme.

The council is investing millions into the programme to support high street businesses.

Councillor Eileen Callear, the council's cabinet member for leisure, culture and visitor economy, said: “Made in Telford autumn street fayres are a great way for local residents to get involved and engage with their local community.

"Thriving local high streets are a vital part of any community and are a benefit for businesses and the local residents."

She says Made in Telford is a great way to encourage more shoppers onto the high street with a diverse mix of things going on to create a great atmosphere in our towns.

Six high streets across the borough are taking part: Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley have already hosted their successful fayres, Ironbridge will hold its own on Saturday, October 23; Wellington on Saturday, October 30; Newport on Saturday, November 6; before a final event at Southwater on Saturday, November 13.

Made in Telford has been made possible by the partnership between Moo and Goo and Telford & Wrekin Council and been funded by the European Regional Development Fund programme.

High street activities will include pop up local makers, live music with musicians and buskers offering a diverse mix to suit each town, local choirs, and acoustic guitarists/singers to big roving brass bands.

There will also be fun for the family with face painting, balloon twisters, stilt walkers, hula hoopers and roving magicians at each event. Themed town trails will educate families about the area.

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