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Covid – Staffordshire in Tier 3 – from 2nd December 2020

Dear Residents

The Government has announced that Staffordshire will be in Tier 3.

The Very High Alert Level will come into force when lockdown ends on December 2.

This means:

  • No mixing anywhere indoors with other households, unless part of your support bubble
  • Up to six people can meet in public parks, but not in private gardens
  • Hospitality such as pubs and restaurants to stay shut, apart for takeaway and drive-through services
  • Gyms and non-essential shops to reopen
  • Work from home if you can, avoid non-essential travel and no overnight stays outside the area

    For full details please visit the Government website
    https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions


EU Settlement Scheme – help available from Citizens Advice

Dear Residents

We have been sent the following information and hope it is of help to EU Settlement Citizens.

Citizen’s Advice Mid Mercia are working alongside the Government in order to reach out to all of the families in Tamworth and East Staffordshire to support them with their EU Settled Status.

The Government has recognised that not all families are aware that they need to ensure they have been granted settled or pre-settled status by the end of June 2021.

The aim of our project is to raise awareness of the scheme, empower individuals to access the scheme and assist the most vulnerable in society applying to the scheme.

To find out more about this scheme visit the Citizens Advice website:

www.citizensadvicemidmercia.org.uk/euss/

Or telephone: 01827 909101
The poster attachment, gives all details:

Wildflower Border – Stramshall Village

Dear Residents

As you know,  the Parish Council gained funds to install 2 further water troughs onto the allotments, repair the fencing and create a wildflower border on the verge starting by the allotment gate, on the High Street, Stramshall.

The Parish Council have great pleasure in announcing that work on the wild flower border will start next week.

The border will be 1m wide and 40m long and will be installed and maintained by SJL Landscapes (https://www.sjllandscapes.com/), who were awarded the contract.

The hope is that in the spring/summer next year, the entrance to the village will be full of wildflowers to cheer everyone up.

We have been approached by a resident who wants to help to ensure this project is a success and if any further residents want to contact the Parish Council to become involved, please do so.

The Parish Council would like to say Thank You to Severn Trent Water, Community Fund, for providing the funds for the whole project, it is much appreciated.


Silver Birch Tree – Stramshall Village Green – update

Dear Residents

I can confirm that the Silver Birch Tree has today, 13.11.2020, been removed from the Village Green, Stramshall, as per the Parish Council resolution, at the Parish Council meeting, 3rd November 2020. Draft Minute Reference: 20.11.004.

I was on site when Michael Johnson, Tree Surgeon, (BTEC – 1st Dip Hort, nch-arb) and his quality team started the works and I apologised to residents who had not been informed of the date for removal. I hope all residents understand this was a health and safety issue and needed to take place quickly.

The Logs will be removed from the Village Green by WH Durose, as stated in the Draft minutes.

I hope you all agree that Michael Johnson and his team provide a good service and the job was completed between 8.30am – 10.30am. He can be contacted on 07976 028 265, or see his advert in the Uttoxeter Echo newspaper

They have also removed the branches from the Oak Tree, that were causing concern to the Bus Company and have ensured the Oak Tree will not be damaged any further by the buses.

I have attached a photo of the Village Green, so you can all see the site.


Covid 19 – Lockdown guidelines

Dear Residents

Please read the guidelines for Lockdown below:

What are the new rules?

  • People will be told to stay at home except for education, work (if it can not be done from home), exercise and recreation, medical reasons, shopping for food and other essentials, or to care for others.
  • All pubs and restaurants will have to close.
  • All non-essential shops will have to close.
  • Households will not be allowed to mix with others indoors, or in private gardens.
  • Individuals can meet one person from outside their household in an outside public space.
  • Support bubbles for people who live alone, and households made up of single parents and children can continue.
  • Schools, colleges and universities will remain open.
  • Workplaces will be asked to stay open if people cannot work from home – including construction and manufacturing.
  • Outdoor exercise and recreation will be allowed, but gyms will have to close.

 

For more information, please visit the Government Website – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

For answers to the Frequently Asked Questions, please visit Staffordshire County Council website
https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus/Restrictions/New-national-restrictions-FAQs.aspx