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Brookside Community Fridge

Brookside Community Fridge with support from Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council and Brookside Central CIO have launched Telford’s first Community Fridge. The aim of the Community Fridge is to enable residents and businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wasted.

The stats around food waste in the UK are shocking. The average household throws away £470 worth of food every year. Every day we throw away 220,000 loaves of bread, 5 million potatoes and 660,000 eggs. 

We commit to providing a chilled clean and safe space, monitored daily by trained volunteers. Allowing anyone to take food from the fridge space, this isn’t charity. It’s about utilising the redundant source of food in Telford and fighting against waste. Recovering the time and energy that went into producing that food, and enjoying it! A bonus of this is that it is free and accessible to everyone.

Friends of Holmer Lake
and Madbrook

For what's going on and more information about Holmer Lake please visit:  Friends Of Holmer Lake website. 

Our volunteers carry out regular litter pics, path and shrub maintenance, Our recent projects include erecting of noticeboard, the creation of a community orchard.

We are always needing more volunteers of all ages.

All photos attributed to Barry Wheeler, a FoHLM volunteer

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Brookside Big Local have a vision to;

- Increase and improve existing services available to all residents of Brookside
- Develop needed services that do not already exist
- Improve and maintain a cleaner, safer and more welcoming environment
- Increase programmes of activities and events for all ages to enjoy 
- To assist and develop social enterprise and develop a means of self funding 
- To continue the network of people involved to create a community run by its own
- To work with the partnership to increase interest and development within the community and local area

For more information visit:

Brookside Central

Brookside Central is now being run by the community for the community.

Brookside Central Charitable Incorporated Organisation was formed to ensure that Brookside Central remained open.

This initiative is being delivered with the assistance of Brookside Big Local and Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council.

Working Together to build a better community for Brookside and the surrounding area.


Brookside Central currently has a couple of Receptionist Volunteer Opportunities:

Receptionist Volunteer Application 

Receptionist Volunteer Job Description

Please return thecompleted application to Brookside Central Community Centre 



Monday to Friday

9 am - 4.30 pm 


Available for private hire 


Available for private hire 

Stirchley Community Library 

Stirchley Community Library Opening Times

Monday          9:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday         9:30am-4:30pm

Wedneday     9:30am-4:30pm

Thursday        9:30am-4:30pm

Friday            9:30am-4:30pm

Saturday            CLOSED

As of 12th December 2016 Stirchley Library is managed by Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council and their team of fantastic Volunteers.

We are extremely proud of our Library and that we are able to maintain it for future community use.

If you are interested in Volunteering within the library please contact Sam Smith at the Parish Office.

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