Carillion and A50 project

The Parish Council has received the following from Staffordshire County Council with regards to Carillion and the A50 project.

Project A is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council, on behalf of Highways England, to support business and unlock land for new housing and economic growth. It involves building a new bridge across the A50, building three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads and removing the old bridge. Highways England has been monitoring the situation for some time and has developed contingency plans to ensure the continued safe delivery of any schemes that Carillion is involved in.
Carillion’s involvement is as part of a Joint Venture partnership, with Tarmac, which manages the work on site at Uttoxeter.

We have had several detailed conversations with the Joint Venture to understand the situation and the clear intention is that work will continue as planned on this important project. For instance, the overnight carriageway closures mentioned in the previous newsletter are still scheduled for the end of this month.
We will update you again in due course, but please contact us in the meantime if you have any concerns.

Importance of the A50
The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands. The planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.
Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England. We will continue to update you as the project progresses.
The A50 Growth Corridor Team
a50growthcorridor@staffordshire.gov.uk


Public consultation on Libraries – Staffordshire County Council

Re: Public consultation regarding Staffordshire County Council Managed and Delivered Libraries and the Mobile and Travelling Library Service

As you may be aware, financial challenges are seeing public libraries close across the country.

However, not in Staffordshire, here we are bucking the national trend by choosing to modernise and develop our library service in collaboration with our community rather than close our libraries.

Following extensive public consultation during 2014, more people are now volunteering to support their library and community groups have stepped up to take the lead at 23 Community Managed Libraries. As a result all 43 libraries across our county remain open.

23 Community Managed Libraries is a great achievement, however as you will be aware, the funding allocated to local authorities by Central Government is diminishing when demand for the support the County Council provides locally, especially from our growing ageing population, is increasing dramatically. During 2018- 2019, we need to spend £310m on care, more than ever before.

Although the County Council has reduced costs by more than £200m over the last seven years, we need to find new ways for the 20 County Council Managed and Delivered Libraries and the Mobile and Travelling Library Service to operate within the reduced budget available.

Following discussions held at the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee and the County Council’s Cabinet, a 12 week public consultation began on Monday 8 January 2018 to discuss our ideas with communities and individuals to identify the best way to deliver the service differently and at a reduced cost.

Our ideas do not represent sweeping changes to the library service, but are suggestions that could enable libraries to remain sustainable and relevant to people’s lives into the future.

Through this consultation we are exploring a proposal to introduce self-service technology at County Council managed and delivered libraries to potentially extend opening hours. We will also ask how we can encourage more volunteers to work alongside paid staff at these libraries.

As part of the consultation, we will test the appetite for Penkridge, Cheadle, Clayton and Eccleshall Libraries to become Community Managed Libraries. This could reduce the number of fully – funded County Council libraries while enabling more communities have the opportunity access a revitalised service that benefits from the local leadership of local people.

I particularly want to draw your attention to our proposal to reshape the Mobile and Travelling Library Service. Fewer people use mobile and travelling libraries in Staffordshire than ever before and the cost of running the service continues to be high at £6.50 per visitor.

Whilst the service was reshaped during 2015 to focus on providing a service to those communities that need it most, we need to ensure that the service provides better value for money whilst serving the rural or isolated communities that both need and make use of it.

We are proposing to withdraw the larger Travelling Library vehicle and deliver the service via the two smaller Mobile Libraries. These are more flexible vehicles that are able reach more isolated rural communities.

We will consult on a set of principles that will be used to inform which stops the service will continue to make. The principles are based on the need to ensure mobile libraries do not duplicate static library provision; that the mobiles only visit communities where more than 5 people use them and that there is continuation of service to those in greatest need.

As always, our proposals are initial suggestions, and we welcome all ideas for continuing to transform the service to match people’s need whilst operating within the budget available.

The consultation runs until 1 April 2018 and we welcome your views and those in your division:

Through the online survey – which is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/connectedlibraries  Through your Community Partnership Officer
At any of the drop-in consultation events across the county – there is one at every county council managed library
At any Staffordshire Library where paper consultation documents are available.

A final decision on these proposals will be made during the summer. During the public consultation, questionnaires will be made available for members of the public to collect from all Staffordshire Libraries, including Community Managed Libraries and Mobile and Travelling Libraries.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely

Gill Heath Cabinet Member for Communities
Staffordshire County Council


A50 – Closures – Jan/Feb 2018

Cllr Philip Atkins from Staffordshire County Council has updated the Parish Council on the following closures of the A50.

On 29 and 30 January and 3 February, the A50 will be closed westbound.  On 31 January, 1 and 2 February, the A50 will be closed eastbound.
The closures will be from 8.00 p.m. until 5.30 a.m. and will happen between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands.
The diversion route will be the same for vehicles travelling in both directions.  From the east, traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 at Uttoxeter on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518.  Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along The Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford.  Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent, before joining the A500 and then the A50 to Blythe Bridge.
The Shell petrol station, which is on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will remain open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522.  Full access will also be maintained at all times to The Parks restaurant, which is open as usual.
We would like to apologise for any disruption and thank you for your patience and understanding while this important work is done.


Defibrillator training – Stramshall Village Hall – 14th December 6pm – 8pm

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council would like to invite all residents to the Stramshall Village Hall on 14th December for Defibrillator training on 14th December at 6pm.

The training will last 2 hours and will be carried out by AEDdonate, who installed the machine.


Stramshall Christmas Tree Lights – Switch on – 1st December at 7.30pm

Stramshall Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on at the Stramshall Village Green on 1st December at 7.30pm,

followed by refreshments provided by Stramshall Scout Group in the Village Hall.

Please come along.

Free Lucky Ticket Raffle for Children.


Defibrillators installed in Bramshall and Stramshall Villages

 

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Defibrillators have now been installed on the outside of Bramshall & Stramshall Village Halls.

Free training will be available and the Parish Council is liaising with AEDdonate on suitable dates. In the meantime, full instructions are on the front of the boxes.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone involved in pledging money to this project, it is very much appreciated.

    


Crowdfund Staffordshire – how to start a campaign for funds

Crowdfund Staffordshire is a great way for any local charity, voluntary organisation, business, social enterprise or individual to help increase community capacity through the support of local people and those from those across the world.

Anyone ready to go can sign up and start campaigning now at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-staffordshire. But there’s also a free help for anyone considering crowdfunding but don’t know where to start – from downloadable packs to help create an attractive web page on Crowdfund Staffordshire, right through to how to plan and run their month-long fundraising campaign.

Go online at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/community/Community-Action-and-Doing-Your-Bit/Resources-for-partners.aspx to download social media posts graphics, web banners and additional copy and  use as you see fit through your communications channels (you can also retweet etc from @StaffordshireCC and our Facebook page)

·       start talking to people about the ‘Children and Families Fund’, and encourage them to go to http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-staffordshire/extra-funding to start a conversation with the county council about their project that could be eligible for funding. 

·       Contact Staffordshire County Council on crowdfund@staffordshire.gov.uk with any questions you may have.


Be Winter Ready Campaign

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is working with the Energy Networks Association on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready, which is to be launched on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter.
We’re contacting all of our stakeholders to make you aware of the campaign as it would be great if you could help share this important information. For those of you for whom it is relevant to do so, we also wanted to ask if you would be able to share some of our content through your channels to help spread the word about the campaign.

Background

In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.   Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.

Steps you can take:

We are therefore sharing this simple advice to help people prepare:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. If you live in the Midlands, South West or South Wales you can register with WPD here. If you live in a different area you can contact your gas or electricity network to find out more. Visit www.energynetworks.org to find out who your network operator is.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

Age UK South Staffordshire – volunteers needed

Age UK South Staffordshire provide a Care Navigation Service across East Staffordshire.  Care Navigation provides support to people aged 50 and over bringing all professionals together to ensure a holistic service is provided.  The aim of the service is that the individuals we support are able to remain healthy, safe and independent in their own homes.

Volunteers play a key role in supporting the work we do particularly around reducing isolation and loneliness. If you are interested in providing a befriending service to the people we support we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Kerry.coley@ageuksouthstaffs.org.uk


National Lottery Awards for All – Grant received for Stramshall Play Area

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council have just received the following update on an application made earlier this year:

Thank you for applying to National Lottery Awards for All.

I’m delighted to tell you that your application has been successful.

We’ve awarded your organisation a grant of £9,835 for the following activities: Play Surface Replacement and Swing Frame replacement at Stramshall.

The Councillors will discuss the award at the next Parish Council meeting on 7th November at Stramshall Village Hall, 7.45pm


Staffordshire County Council Definitive Map and Statement for East Staffordshire Borough

Staffordshire County Council, as surveying authority, in pursuance of the powers conferred by Section 57(3) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, has prepared a consolidated Definitive Map and Statement for East Staffordshire incorporating confirmed modifications made since the publication of the previous Map and Statement.

 

A facsimile copy of the Definitive Map and Statement and a Schedule detailing the relevant legal event Orders will be available to view at Burton upon Trent Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1HA from 30 October 2017. Other facsimile copies of the Definitive Map and Statement will be available to view at the following library/customer service centre and at Staffordshire County Council Offices as below:

 

Uttoxeter Library/Uttoxeter Customer Service Centre

High Street

Uttoxeter

ST14 7JQ

Tel: 0300 111 8000

uttoxeter.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

|

Rural Access Team

|Staffordshire County Council

No 1 Staffordshire Place

Stafford

ST16 2LP

Tel: (01785) 277240

rightsofway@staffordshire.gov.uk


Dove Valley – Get Talking about your Valley

Transforming the Trent Valley

If you’re part of this local community or visit the area regularly, and are interested in sharing views and ideas with others about this important landscape, then why not join our Community Conversation?

During a series of four evening meetings in October and November we will:

  • Record the local community’s views, concerns, values and ideas around the issues facing the landscape of the lower Dove Valley (from Doveridge to Eggington)
  • Develop ideas on how grant money from the Heritage Lottery Fund could help deliver the kind of landscape that local communities want

You don’t need to be an expert, just be willing to come along and take part in all the discussions.

If you’d like to join the Conversation, or need more information, please contact: Matt Croney on 07807 687903,

matt@icarus.uk.net

(please leave a message if unattended and we will return your call as soon as possible)

see poster attached

Dove Valley poster


A50 Closures in October 2017 – new dates

Staffordshire County Council have updated the Parish Council about the A50 closures, the original dates have now changed from 16th &17th October and 18th, 19th 20th October. It will now be closed as follows:

The revised schedule means that on October 23 and 24, the A50 will be closed westbound, along with the outside lane of the eastbound carriageway. On October 25, 26 and 27, the A50 will be closed eastbound, along with the outside lane of the westbound carriageway.

The closures will be from 8pm until 5.30am and happen between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands.

Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England. We will continue to update you as the project progresses.


Staffordshire Connects – health and care directory

The health and care directory has a new identity, logo and some new features.  The new name is Staffordshire Connects and the web address is www.staffordshireconnects.info. The email address is staffordshire.connects@staffordshire.gov.uk

 

The purpose of the directory is to provide citizens with information about activities, groups and organisations that can help them to stay independent and well. This includes information about home care providers, carers groups, leisure services, support groups, equipment and technology providers.

 

Staffordshire Connects also acts as a central information resource for our health and social care professionals, partner organisations and the voluntary sector. Organisations like Support Staffordshire are working with us to ensure the many VCSE organisations that they support are also added on.

 

As well as being a directory, Staffordshire Connects also provides access to:

  • A health and wellbeing planner. The  planner provides self-help information, advice and guidance on leading a healthier lifestyle. The short link for the health and wellbeing tool is www.staffordshireconnects.info/plan
  • An equipment and technology product showroom – browse, search and compare different products that can make daily life that little bit easier
  • A social care self-assessment tool where by you can assess care needs and get some useful information, advice and guidance along the way
  • The local offer which is about the provision of support for children and families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

There are clear links to the directory from the adult social pages on the www.staffordshire.gov.uk  website, and more links will be added to our partner websites shortly.


B5027 Stone Road, Bramshall – diversion

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
B5027 STONE ROAD, BRAMSHALL
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council intend not less than seven days from the date of this
Notice to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of B5027
Stone Road in Bramshall so much as passes by and is in the direct vicinity of the level crossing for a distance of 20
metres either side unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works.
An alternative route for traffic is available via B5027 Stone Road, Bennetts Lane, Loxley Lane, A518 Stafford Road, A518 Uttoxeter Road, A51 London Road, A51 Lichfield Road, B5066 Hilderstone Road, B5027 Uttoxeter Road, B5027 Dayhills, B5027 The Level, B5027 Uttoxeter Road, B5027 Stone Road and vice versa. For more information,
visit: https://roadworks.org?tm=184987.
The order will come into operation at 21:30 on 28th October 2017 and the said works will commence on
or as near as practicable to that date. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 14:00 on
29th October 2017.
The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the annual level crossing testing works, which it is
proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Date: 11th October 2017
John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: PTTRO 4089446 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000
www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders http://roadworks.org


Staffordshire County Council requesting views on subsidising bus journeys in Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council are reminding people that there is still time to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus journeys in Staffordshire can be best spent. Although the county council does not operate bus services, it subsidises just under ten per cent of bus journeys in Staffordshire, largely because not enough people use them or not enough income is generated to make them profitable. Next year, £1.3m will be spent on these journeys and we are asking people, whether they use the bus or not, for their views on the four options possible with the budget.

The consultation closes on September 17 and residents are being encouraged to go online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/busreview  to have their say.


Bramshall Village Hall have a new Kitchen

Bramshall Village Hall have a new kitchen. The committee are very pleased with the finished product.

Andy Short of AS Carpentry and Building Services – 07879 882855 – andrewshort46@yahoo.com – carrying out the installation and Howdens Kitchens supplied the new kitchen units.

Anne Harris from Bramshall Village Hall committee said, ” We are delighted with the result, Andy has been brilliant”.


Government Broadband consultation – closes 9th October at noon

Staffordshire Parish Council Association updated the Parish Council that Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking views from households on the specification for a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) to be set in secondary legislation.

Please go to the link and have your say. Consultation closes at midday on 9th October 2017.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/broadband-universal-service-obligation-consultation-on-design

 

The Digital Economy Act 2017 which received Royal Assent in April, enabled the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed of at least 10Mbps, up to a reasonable cost threshold – no matter where they live or work. Following this, the Government is consulting on the specific design of the USO which would be set in secondary legislation.

 


Stramshall Telephone Box – Revamped by Councillors

Cllr David Oulsnam and Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw have spent time this week painting the telephone box on Stramshall Village Green.

The telephone box became the responsibility of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council this year, after it was decommissioned by BT and is now a community asset.

Ideas about its use for the community will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 5th September 2017 at Stramshall Village Hall, 7.45pm


Bramshall Village – 1st prize in Best Kept Village competition!

 

Bramshall Village, Bramshall, Nr Uttoxeter, ST14 5NE, has been awarded 1st prize in the Best Kept Village, (Small Village competition), within the East Staffordshire Group.

Congratulations to all the residents who worked hard to achieve this magnificent award.

Members of the Bramshall Best Kept Village committee went to Eccleshall to collect the certificate on 7th August 2017.

 


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – Bramshall – 11th – 15th September 2017

 

Update from SCC received today, 16th August 2017

Unfortunately the dates for this Temporary Traffic Regulation Order have been brought forward and the works are now due to start on 11 September 2017 and finish on 15 September 2017.

Staffordshire County Council gives notice to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Bennetts Lane in Bramshall in the vicinity of property called Cloudwood unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road. Pedestrian access will be accommodated.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Bennetts Lane, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Bramshall Road, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Oldfields Road, B5027 Stafford Road, A518 Stafford Road, Loxley Lane and vice versa.

The order will come into operation on 4 October 2017 and the said works will commence on or as near as practicable to that date. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 10 October 2017.

 


JCB donate £500 towards Defib project

A campaign to collect funds for a pair of potentially life-saving defibrillators for villages near to Uttoxeter has received a £500 boost from JCB. The company has donated the money to Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council so it can buy two machines which will be located at Bramshall and Stramshall village halls. The equipment is used to give a high-energy electric shock to someone suffering from a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators can restore a more stable heart rhythm and have proved essential in saving lives.
Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council Jean Pattison-Evans said: “Defibrillators have been the key to saving many lives and are an absolutely vital tool in enabling people to respond quickly and effectively in a medical emergency. “Members of the parish council, and in particular Councillor Tom Ollerenshaw who has spearheaded the campaign, are delighted that JCB has chosen to so generously support our efforts to fund two defibrillators in the Uttoxeter area. We strongly believe they could make a real difference to the outcome if someone suffers a cardiac arrest.”
Councillor David Oulsnam visited JCB World Headquarters to collect the cheque from Steve Ovens.


L G Woodward donate £50 to Defib project

LG Woodward, Balance Street, Uttoxeter kindly donated £50 towards the Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council Defibrillator project.

Len Woodward said, “When we were approached with regards to funding for this life saving project, we did not hesitate to make a donation, our customers live in the local area and we are delighted to be able help support the Parish Councils efforts”.

LG Woodward have been supplying electrical services to the community for years and have also added high quality gifts/interior items to their shop. It means that not only can you get your house re-wired, buy a cooker or fridge freezer from them, but also purchase some wonderful interior design items for your home too.

Cllr Jean Pattinson-Evans, Chair of the Parish Council, was presented with the cheque yesterday by Len and said, “This kind donation from your company, will be added to the growing number of funds received from businesses in the area and we will soon be able to install the equipment in Bramshall and Stramshall villages”.

 


John German donate £400 to Defib project

The Uttoxeter branch of John German Estate Agents, has kindly donated £400 towards the Defibrillator Project that Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council has initiated. As local residents of Bramshall and Stramshall, Matt Slater, Branch Manager and James Morgan, Director explained, “We are very committed to community projects and when approached by the Parish Clerk to make a donation, we did not hesitate to pledge our support”.

John German Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors have been working tirelessly for over 175 years to ensure that moving house in the midlands is straightforward and professionally managed. Their long history of helping residents ensures they are aware of all the communities needs and were delighted by the approach from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council to become involved in this life saving equipment campaign.

The two Defibrillators will be located at Stramshall and Bramshall Village Halls, which are at the heart of the villages and as John German has handled many of the sales in these villages, they felt they were giving something extra to their customers.

Cllr Jean Pattinson-Evans, Chair of the Parish Council, who received the donation from Matt Slater said, “John German has been extremely generous to the Parish Council with this £400 donation and has ensured this community project will become a reality sooner than we thought, the Parish Councillors are grateful to John German for their kind support and commitment to the residents of our parish”.

Visit John German, Uttoxeter,  http://www.johngerman.co.uk/branches/estate-agents-uttoxeter

 


Knights 4 Uttoxeter donate £1000 to Defib project

Ian Cruddas from Knights 4 Uttoxeter presented Cllr David Oulsnam from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, with a cheque for £1000 today towards the fund raising for the Defib project that Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are running.

The Defibrillators will be located on Stramshall and Bramshall Village Halls, once the fund raising is complete.

Cllr Oulsnam said, “This donation will be a huge help towards the total that we need to raise and we are extremely grateful to the Knights 4 Uttoxeter for their help”.

Ian Cruddas explained, “ Knights 4 Uttoxeter was set up in 2014 to specifically help the residents in Uttoxeter and the villages within a 5 mile radius. We believe these Defibrillators are essential for village locations and when approached by Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, we did not hesitate to donate.”


RP George donated £50 towards Defib project

 

Mr Carr and his colleague from RP George, Bramshall Industrial Estate presented Cllr Dick Jones with a cheque for £50 towards Defibrillator project. Mr Carr said, “ RP George are grateful that the Parish Council are funding raising for this community defibrillator and are happy to help”.

Cllr Dick Jones thanked Mr Carr and explained, “ The Parish Council are keen to install a defibrillator on both Bramshall and Stramshall Village Halls, in order that local residents can benefit from this life saving equipment”.


Pym and Wildsmith donate £100 to Defib project

Pym and Wildsmith, Bramshall Industrial Estate, Bramshall have kindly donated £100 towards the Defibrillator Project. The Parish Council will install two defibrillators, one on Bramshall Village Hall and one on Stramshall Village Hall, once all the funds have been raised.

Cllr Dick Jones was presented with the cheque by Marie Pym-Eaton today and said, “ Our company values the local community and are happy to be able to help”.

Cllr Jones thanked Marie and added, “ Pym and Wildsmith have made a valued contribution to this community project and the Parish Council are extremely grateful for your support”.


Stramshall Climbing Frame is now open

John Whittaker who was granted Freedom of the Parish by Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council officially opened the Climbing Frame at Stramshall Playing Fields yesterday, 15th July 2017.

The Councillors were joined by Tesco and East Staffordshire Borough Council to celebrate the event. Plus the local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers came along to test if the climbing frame was fit for purpose and Stramshall villagers joined in to celebrate this new addition to the play area.

Everyone was thrilled at the new facility in the village and are grateful to Tesco, JCB and East Staffordshire Borough Council for providing the funding to make this project a reality.

Mrs Jean Pattinson-Evans, Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, said, ” We are delighted to have been able to achieve a new climbing frame for the children of the Parish and hope they enjoy it all summer”. She also added, ” We are grateful to Tesco Bags of Help, JCB and East Staffordshire Borough Council for providing support and funds for this climbing frame and also to Creative Play UK, NJ Boulton and Ian Davies(Bramshall) for supplying and installing a wonderful climbing frame. We would also like to thank McDonalds for providing Fruit Juice and Fresh Fruit for the children on the day.”

            

 

           


This Saturday – Stramshall Climbing Frame opening – 10.30am

Come along to celebrate the new equipment at Stramshall Play Area, Creighton Lane, Stramshall.


Boultons Skip Hire donate £50 to Defib Project

Boultons Skip Hire, Bramshall have kindly donated £50 towards the Defib project for the Parish.

Emma said, ” The community is very important to our company and so we were delighted to be asked to donate”.

The Parish Council thanked Boultons Skip Hire for their donation towards this life saving initiative.

 


Free activities for 11-17yr olds in July and August 2017


Howdens Joinery Co donate £300 to Defib project

 

Michelle from Howdens Joinery Company, Eastfields Road, Dovefields Industrial Estate, Uttoxeter, have made a kind donation of £300 towards the Parish Council Defibrillators Project.

Michelle from Howdens presented Jean Pattinson-Evans, Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council’s Chairperson, the cheque today.

Michelle said,”Howdens are committed to the community and are thrilled to be able to help the project”.

Jean Pattinson-Evans expressed the Parish Councils thanks to Michelle and the team at Howdens for their fantastic support.

 

 


Faccenda Foods donates £250 to Defibrillator project for Parish

Faccenda Foods have made a fantastic donation of £250 towards the Defibrillator project for the Parish.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is planning to install 2 Defibrillators within the Parish.The equipment will be placed at Bramshall Village Hall and Stramshall Village Hall.

The Parish Clerk accepted the donation on behalf of the Parish Council from Andrew Hancock at Faccenda Foods Head Office in Scropton yesterday.


Marchington 10km Run – Road Closures on 25th June 2017

St Peters School, Marchington are holding a 10km run on 25th June 2017 and East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided information about road closures in the area, please open the attached document for full details.

Marchington 10km Run – 25th June 2017 Road Closures


A50 Closed between 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 7 July and 5.30 a.m. on Monday, 10 July

Cllr. Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council has advised the following closures on the A50 that may affect residents:

  1. overnight closures on five consecutive nights from Monday, 19 June to Friday, 23 June on the westbound carriageway between 8.00 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. The eastbound carriageway is not affected. This is to allow a crane to lift each of the beams and attach safety equipment to be fitted prior to installation.

2. Between 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 7 July and 5.30 a.m. on Monday, 10 July the A50 will be closed in both directions to allow a crane to lift the beams for installation across the dual carriageway.


Come along to celebrate new climbing frame in Stramshall 15th July 2015

PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP US CELEBRATE THE NEW CLIMBING FRAME

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Councillors would like to invite you and your family to an opening event for the new Climbing Frame that you helped to choose for the Stramshall Playing Fields.

Saturday 15th July at 10.30am at Stramshall Playing Fields, Creighton Lane, Stramshall, ST14 5AX


Declaration of Result of Poll – June 2017

East Staffordshire Borough Council have issued the results of the General Election:

UK Parliamentary Election – Declaration of Results 2017


Uttoxeter Lions present £500 for Defib project

The Uttoxeter Lions presented Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council with a generous donation of £500 towards the Defibrillator project.


Cyber Safe Staffordshire – information leaflet

Cyber Safe Staffordshire is a joint campaign between Staffordshire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire.

They have provided the Parish Council with the leaflet below, that we hope will be useful to residents.

Find out more at www.staffordshire.police.uk/cybercrime or use #CyberSafeStaffs


We do not Buy or Sell – poster for your front door

PCSO Craig Collins has provided this poster for you to copy into a word document and stick on your front door.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Councillors hope that it helps the residents of the Parish.


A50 Growth Corridor Update on closures

The main activity in June will see work continue in preparation for the installation of the new bridge across the A50.

As mentioned in my previous update, the A50 westbound is scheduled to be closed overnight for five consecutive nights from Monday, 5 June to Friday, 9 June, to allow the delivery of six steel beams, each 47 metres long.

Once the beams are in the compound by the A50 they must be prepared for installation, which includes lifting each one by crane for safety equipment to be attached.

To minimise disruption and to keep everyone safe during a potentially dangerous operation the westbound carriageway is due to be closed again overnight from Monday, 19 June to Friday, 23 June  inclusive.

The eastbound carriageway is not affected.

All closures will be between 8.00 p.m. and 5.30 a.m., apart from on Thursday, 8 June, when the westbound carriageway will close at 10.00 p.m.

The westbound A50 will be closed between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands, and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge.

Traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along The Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent.

The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522.

Advance notices warning of the closures will be put in place by Highways England on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes.

Traffic will be directed away from the A50 as much as possible and there will be a well signposted diversion in place for all traffic. I would like to thank people in advance for their patience and understanding.

Once delivery of the beams has begun there will be a 50mph temporary speed limit in place on the A50 westbound carriageway through the works area to support public and workforce safety.


Defibrillators for Stramshall and Bramshall

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is planning to install 2 Defibrillators within the Parish.

The equipment will be placed at Bramshall Village Hall and Stramshall Village Hall and fund raising has started with JCB, Uttoxeter Lions, Sargarents Butchers already contributing to this community project.

AEDdonate who are supplying the equipment, have set up two links for residents to make donations via a fund raising link. You will need Paypal to make donations that way.

To find the fund raising page for each village please use the links below:

http://aeddonate.org.uk/projects/bramshall-village-hall-defibrillator-campaign/

http://aeddonate.org.uk/projects/stramshall-defibrillator-campaign/

If you can’t make a donation via AEDdonate, why not send a cheque to the Clerk, made payable to Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, c/o 6 Alexandra Crescent, Uttoxeter, ST14 7LQ

I hope you can help the Parish Council to install this life saving equipment by the end of this year.

 


General Election – statement of persons nominated and notice of poll

The General Election will be held on 8th June 2017.

This document gives you the name of persons nominated for Election.

8th June 2017 Statement of Persons Nominated Notice of Poll & Situation of Polling Stations


Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust – FREE Talk – 19th May 2017

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust is holding a free talk at JCB Lakeside Club in Rocester on Friday 19th May at 7.30pm.

Discover the historic route and enjoy some refreshments too.

Further information on www.cuct.org.uk


Staffordshire Police Open Day – 4th June 2017

Bob Champeau, Staffordshire Police, would like to invite residents, their children and grandchildren to an open day at Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford on Sunday 04th June.
It is a great day out and our cars, motorbikes , dogs and hopefully helicopter will all be on display.


Election Results – County Councillor

These are the results of the local County Council elections, held on 4th May 2017.

Cllr Philip Atkins was duly elected for the Uttoxeter Rural area with 3169 votes.

Declaration of Results – County Council Councillor


New web pages launched

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is pleased to announce the arrival of new web pages. The previous web pages had served the parish very well for many years. However, as the result of changes in both requirements and technology, our web pages needed an update.

Since the introduction of the new “Transparency Code”, local councils have been under increasing pressure to make more information available to voters and to do this in ways that are as accessible as possible. The new web pages provide a better foundation for the Parish Council to publish more documents on-line where interested members of the community can find them.

Now that the majority of web access is conducted using mobile devices rather than computers, content needs to be formatted differently for each viewing medium. These latest changes allow us to vary the presentation style and we hope that will make our information easier to access.

If you have any comments or questions about our new pages, you can use the feedback form to get in touch.


Grant awarded for Stramshall playing fields

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are happy to announce that Stramshall Playing Fields was successful in the Tesco Bags of Help funding and was awarded an £8,000 grant.

JCB also awarded the Parish Council a grant of £3,000 for the groundworks element of the project and East Staffordshire Borough Council awarded the project £3,900 to enclose the play area with fencing.

Play equipment
Play equipment

The Climbing Frame project , will commence on 4th January 2017 and the climbing frame should be fully installed by early February 2017.

Thank you to everyone who voted for the project.

The Parish Councillors will discuss in the Parish Council meeting on 7th February 2017 an official opening date, where all are welcome to attend.