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

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.