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Scam Mail – update from Royal Mail

The Royal Mail has provided the poster below so that Residents are able to contact Royal Mail if they believe they have received Scam Mail.

Telephone number 0800 0113 466
Email – scam.mail@royalmail.com
Post – FREEPOST – Scam Mail.

SCAM MAIL POSTER


A50 overnight closures – Decemeber 2018

The A50 Growth Corridor projects are part of a multi-million pound Government investment. The completed Project A will cut congestion, improve road safety, support local businesses and create more jobs and opportunities.

We’re now a short step away from having the A50 open for use before Christmas, with all the work on the dual carriageway finished as scheduled.

Subject to the weather, this week the A50 will be closed overnight to enable completion of slip road resurfacing and the removal of temporary narrow lanes and safety barriers on the dual carriageway, as well as laying down fresh white lines.

The details are:
closed overnight westbound only on Wednesday, December 12th;
closed overnight eastbound only on Thursday, December 13th;
closed overnight in both directions Friday December 14th; Sunday, December 16th; Monday, December 17th.

Please note there will be no closure on the night of Saturday, December 15th.

All closures will be from 8pm until 5.30am and take place between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge. Signposted diversions will be in place and the 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 stay 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 route is reversed from the west.


Stramshall Christmas Tree – congratulations

The Parish Council would like to congratulate the Lord Williams Club for creating a wonderful evening for the children in Stramshall to light up the Christmas Tree on the Village Green in Stramshall.

The Parish Council are glad that the funds they provided helped in a small way to make this event a success.


January 2019 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC A522 UTTOXETER ROAD, UTTOXETER

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC A522 UTTOXETER ROAD, UTTOXETER

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 8th January 2019 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of A522 Uttoxeter Road in Uttoxeter from the newly constructed roundabout in a north westerly direction for approximately a distance of 175 metres to the JCB World Parts access unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Access to Anfield house stables will be maintained via a shepherd. Access to JCB World Parts will be maintained via twoway signals. No emergency access allowed.

An alternative route for traffic is available via A50 From Ashbourne Road Roundabout B5030 to East Staffordshire Borough Council Boundary, A50, A521 Uttoxeter Road, Uttoxeter Road, Draycott Road, A522 High Street, A522 Uttoxeter Road and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://roadworks.org?tm=108816466.

The order will come into operation on 11th January 2019 and the said works will commence on or as near as practicable to that date,

taking place at the following times:
20:00 Friday 11th January 2019
05:00 Monday 14th January 2019
20:00 Friday 25th January 2019
05:00 Monday 28th January 2019 (Contingency)
It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 28th January 2019.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the carriageway works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 21 November 2018 John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH

Ref: 4136536 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000 http://roadworks.org


December 2018 -DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC A522 UTTOXETER ROAD, UTTOXETER

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC A522 UTTOXETER ROAD, UTTOXETER

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 20 November 2018 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of A522 Uttoxeter Road in Uttoxeter from the newly constructed roundabout in a north westerly direction for approximately a distance of 175 metres to the JCB World Parts access unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Access to Anfield house stables will be maintained via a shepherd. Access to JCB World Parts will be maintained via twoway signals. No emergency access allowed.

An alternative route for traffic is available via A50 From Ashbourne Road Roundabout B5030 to East Staffordshire Borough Council Boundary, A50, A521 Uttoxeter Road, Uttoxeter Road, Draycott Road, A522 High Street, A522 Uttoxeter Road and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://roadworks.org?tm=108816466.

The order will come into operation on 30 November 2018 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 December 2018.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the carriageway works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Date: 21 November 2018 John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH Ref: 4136536 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000 http://roadworks.org


Tesco Bags of Help – Funding Success – WW1 Bench for Stramshall

The Parish Council are delighted that Tesco Bags of Help have confirmed they will be awarding the Parish Council a grant for £1010 in order to be able to purchase and install a bench to commemorate the centenary of World War 1.

The Bench will be purchased from David Ogilvie – www.davidogilvie.com/ww1-seat 
and will be installed on Stramshall Playing Fields, Stramshall by January 2019.

The Parish Council would like to thank Tesco for their support of this important community project.


Woodland Trust Trees Planted by Scouts – Stramshall Playing Fields

The Parish Council would like to thank The Woodland Trust for providing some saplings and hedge plants inorder that they could be planted to commemorator the WW1 Centenary Anniversary.

The Stramshall Scouts helped to plant the saplings and hedging on Stramshall Playing Fields, and the Parish Councillors are extremely grateful for their assistance.

   


Ice Busters Needed

Ice Busters NEEDED- an appeal from Staffordshire County Council

Ice Busters is an initiative to support self-help groups, including Parish Councils and residents associations, by providing them with grit and advice to treat footways and paths.

To volunteer as an Ice Busters, please contact the highways team, see details below.

It will then help you to develop an action plan that includes the following information:

· Contact details
· The footways that are to be treated, and under what conditions they will be treated
· How the decision to grit will be made
· What specific treatment will be used to clear snow and ice
· How the grit will be applied and stored

The Highways Team at Staffordshire County Council can be contacted

Email: highways@staffordshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0300 111 8000


TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE A0522 Uttoxeter Road, Uttoxeter

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE A0522 Uttoxeter Road Uttoxeter NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of A0522 Uttoxeter Road in Uttoxeter are satisfied that it is necessary to close that length of A0522 Uttoxeter Road from the newly constructed A522 New Road/Tunnicliffe Way junction west to The Parks restaurant for a period of 5 days but no more than 5 days from 10th December 2018 because of the likelihood of danger to the public during the final phase of construction on the permanent realignment A522 New Road being undertaken by Staffordshire County Council. Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed. Access for emergency services vehicles will be available via the alternative route. An alternative route for traffic will be signposted on site. https://roadworks.org?tm=111922517 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 09:00hrs on 10th December 2018 AND 20:00hrs on 14th December 2018. John Tradewell Director (Law and Governance)


East Staffordshire Borough Council – Open Space and Playing Pitch Draft SPD consultation

East Staffordshire Borough Council has prepared a draft Open Space and Playing Pitch Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to provide guidance for the provision, adoption and future maintenance of outdoor open space and playing pitches directly needed as a result of new development within the Borough. It makes clear what is expected when deciding planning applications by setting out both the quantitative and qualitative amounts of recreational open space required by new proposals along with highlighting the playing pitch priorities for the Borough.

The Open Space and Playing Pitch SPD will be published for consultation on Tuesday 13th November until Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Any representations will be considered and reported to Members with any proposed changes to the document and, if accepted, adopted for use in determining planning applications.

You can view the consultation documents via the link below:

http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/planning/planning-policy/consultations

Comments can be e-mailed to planningpolicy@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk


Village Plans – questionnaire results

The Parish Council have now put the results of the questionnaire up onto the website.

To find it, please click on Parish Council (top right of website), then choose Documents, then open the Village Plan area.

The Parish Council would like to Thank all residents who responded to the Questionnaire.


PCSO Drop In – Friday 23rd November at Olive Tree, Stramshall

PCSO Sean Elliott will be holding a police drop in session this Friday, 23rd November 2018 at the Olive Tree, High Street, Stramshall from 6.30pm-8pm.

Please do go along and discuss any concerns you have with him, he will endeavour to resolve any issues that you take to him.

Contact him by email on sean.elliott@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk


Tender for Parish Grass/Hedge Cutting – opens tomorrow

UTTOXETER RURAL PARISH COUNCIL – TENDER – 14th November 2018

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT
(COMMENCING FROM 1 APRIL 2019 TO 31 MARCH 2022)

A. GROUNDS MAINTENANCE CONTRACT FOR AREAS WITHIN THE PARISH – GRASS CUTTING AND HEDGE CUTTING.

To obtain the TENDER CUTTING LIST please contact:

The Clerk, Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, urpcparishclerk@gmail.com or Tel 01889 566393

Contractors Insurance cover must be provided with price submissions.

CLOSING DATE for SEALED BIDS: 12 NOON ON 4th December 2018 via email only.


EMERGENCY Road CLOSURE B5030, Ashbourne Road, Uttoxeter

Staffordshire County Council have advised the Parish Council of the following road closure.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of B5030 Ashbourne Road in Uttoxeter are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of B5030 Ashbourne Road opposite The Spar for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice because of the likelihood of danger to the public during burst water main repair works being undertaken by South Staffordshire Water.

Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed.

Access for emergency services vehicles will be available via the alternative route.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Park Avenue, Johnson Road, Ashbourne Road and vice versa.

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 13:00hrs on 1st November 2018 AND 17:00hrs on 7th November 2018. The restriction may if necessary be extended for one further period of up to 21 days by the publication of a second Notice.

John Tradewell Director (Strategy, Governance and Change)

1st November 2018

Tel: 0300 111 8000 roadworks.org


A50 – update from Staffordshire County Council

The Parish Council have received the following update from Staffordshire County Council.

New Road
The current work outside the Shell garage is necessary to install ducts and pipes for future power, broadband and energy supply needs for housing and industry in the area, as well as integrating the carriageway into the approach to the new A50 roundabouts.
But it will be completely reopened to all vehicles for one weekend from 6pm on Friday, November 16th until 9.30am on Monday, November 19th.
The reopening coincides with overnight closures of the A50 (more details below) and we do not want the A50 and New Road closed at the same time.

On Monday, November 19th the New Road roadworks will be reinstated in the same place outside the Shell garage, not before 9.30am, and continue until Friday, November 30th, with the same diversions as before.

A50
The A50 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, for three nights on Friday, November 16th, Saturday, November 17th, and Sunday, November 18th to fully incorporate the slip roads after the recent bridge demolition. On the Saturday and Sunday, between 5.30am and 8pm the inside lanes will be closed in both directions to protect the work done overnight.
The full overnight closures will be between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter.

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 route is reversed from the west.

A522 north of the A50
After New Road has permanently reopened by the Shell garage, the A522 is also scheduled for complete closure north of the A50, between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, from 8pm on Friday, November 30th to 5.30am on Monday, December 3rd.
Pedestrian and bicycle access between Uttoxeter and JCB will be maintained throughout the weekend, but all other traffic will be diverted while the new permanent section of the A522 is tied in with the existing carriageway. Travelling from Uttoxeter, traffic will join the A50 at the new junction, continue to Blythe Bridge and take the A521 to Tean and then the A522 towards Lower Tean and Checkley. Travelling to Uttoxeter the route is reversed.

The A50 Growth Corridor Team
a50growthcorridor@staffordshire.gov.uk


Bramshall Questionnaire results

Dear Residents

Please find a pdf of the results for the Bramshall questionnaire.

The Chair would like to apologise for the lateness of these results.

Bramshall Village Questionnaire Data 30.10.2018


TESCO BAGS OF HELP – Voting ends 31st October 2018

The Parish Council project for a World War 1 bench for Stramshall is currently in the running for Tesco Bags of Help funding and all residents can vote in either of the Tesco Stores locally and voting ends on 31st October 2018.

The Councillors will be discussing the location for the bench at the next meeting.

 


Parish Questionnaire – Stramshall, Spath and outlying areas answers

Dear Residents,

As you know, the parish questionnaire was well received and lots of you replied.

Below is the pdf summary of responses for the Stramshall, Spath and outlying areas, the Bramshall and outlying areas responses will follow in due course.

The Councillors would like to thank you for taking part.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council – Questionnaire Summary – Stramshall – Spath and outlying areas 12.10.2018


East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme – New Telephone number

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme has a new telephone number:

Bookings – 01283 538385 (open for bookings 5pm – 9pm)
Burton Area – 07716 417410
Uttoxeter Area – 07526 703108

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme provides a service to help the elderly and those living in East Staffordshire who are unable to use public transport to make those essential journeys.
Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service and will wait up to 90 minutes for the return journey.

The scheme can be used for the following:
1. Hospital, doctors or dentist appointments.
2. Hospital patient visiting.
3. Social visits.
4. Collection of prescriptions.
5. Shopping trips.

The following fees apply:
1. Fees in line with recommended passenger fare table; or 45p per mile plus 5p per additional passenger.
2. Escorts travel free of charge.
3. Service users can also join the scheme for a £5.00 annual membership.
4. Additional fees may apply, i.e., parking fees, toll fees, admin charge of £1.00 (to cover telephone calls).


A50 Closures – 5th – 7th October 2018

Dear All

The Parish Council has been advised of the following closures on the A50:

Eastbound only: full closure from 8pm on Friday, October 5th to midnight, Saturday, October 6th (28 hours). Westbound carriageway open;

Westbound only: Lane 1 closed from 1am to 8am on Sunday October 7th for traffic management work. Eastbound carriageway open;

Westbound only: Lane 1 closed from 8am to 8pm on Sunday October 7th for removal of the south side foundations. Eastbound carriageway open;

Westbound only: full closure from 8pm on Sunday, October 7th to 5.30am on Monday, October 8th for traffic management work. Eastbound carriageway open.

Full closures will be between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter.

When a carriageway is completely closed 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 route is reversed from the west.


PCSO Sean Elliott is holding Police Drop In sessions in Parish

PCSO Sean Elliott will be holding a police drop in session on 20th October 2018 between 10am – 1pm at Denstone Farm Shop, Denstone.

Then another one in Stramshall on 23rd November 2018 at the Olive Tree, High Street, Stramshall  from 6-8pm.

Please do go along and discuss any concerns you have with him, he will endeavour to resolve any issues that you take to him.

Contact him by email on sean.elliott@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk


Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended)

Notice of Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended)

The above Act requires East Staffordshire Borough Council to review their UK Parliamentary Polling Districts and Polling Places on a regular four-yearly cycle. The exercise in East Staffordshire will include a review of Local Government polling arrangements.

We are looking for feedback on any aspect of polling districts and/or polling places currently [or potentially] used and invite representations and comments from interested persons.
Local political parties and Councillors will be consulted and views are invited from electors within the Parliamentary Constituencies of Burton & Lichfield (part) as well as such persons as may have particular expertise in relation to access to premises or facilities for persons who have different forms of disability.

Local community groups will also be consulted.

The consultation period for the review will commence Monday 1 October 2018 and end on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

You may take part in the consultation process by:
Sending in your comments in the form of a letter, or e-mailing your comments to elections@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Although the review is of polling districts and polling places it is accepted that polling stations are linked to the review and comments are invited regarding those stations currently used and/or any suggested alternatives. Information regarding the current polling districts and places can be found on the Council’s website: www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or from Electoral Services who can be contacted on (01283) 508376.

Andy O’Brien
Chief Executive
ESBC
PO Box 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG

A list of current polling stations is in pdf below:
Appendix A List of Polling Districts Polling Places & Polling Stations (1)


A50 closed from 8pm tonight until 1st October

Dear Residents

The Parish Council would like to remind you all of the A50 closures that start tonight from McDonalds roundabout to Blythe Bridge.

The diversion routes are being displayed on all motorway signs but traffic is likely to be very heavy.

Diversion
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 route is reversed from the West.

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.

A522
The current work to remove the south embankment and lower the level of the road by 20ft is progressing well and will be completed before the A50 closure begins. Diversions remain in place and maps showing the alternative routes are available here or by going to www.staffordshire.gov.uk and searching for ‘A50’.


East Staffordshire Borough Council – Budget consultation

East Staffordshire Borough Council is conducting a budget consultation for 2019/20 onwards.

We would like to encourage local residents to take part by completing the survey online via the Council’s website: http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/budget-consultation

Paper copies are also available from the Town Hall, Customer Service Centres and Leisure Centres or download the form below which is a PDF for your convenience.

Responses to the consultation will provide valuable feedback to inform our future spending plans and ensure that we continue to provide services that are value for money to residents.

The deadline for responses is Sunday 14th October 2018.

ESBC Budget Consultation 2019-20 Form


Tesco Bags of Help – Voting is open in store

The Parish Council would like to remind residents that the voting for Tesco Bags of Help has now started.

The funds are for the World War 1 Bench project, to be located in Stramshall Playing Fields.

To vote, just visit either of the Tesco stores:

Tesco Express on New Road, Uttoxeter ST14 7DH and the

Main Super Store in Uttoxeter ST14 8AZ

Then collect the blue chips at the check out and use it to vote for our project in the boxes provided.

Thank you


A50 Closed in both directions – 28th Sept – 1st Oct 2018

Staffordshire County Council updated the Parish Council with the followign information:

The final major piece of work for Project A is scheduled for the end of September.

Immediately after the current work on the A522 is complete the ‘old’ bridge, which originally carried the A522 across the A50, will be demolished.

To allow the work to be carried out as quickly and safely as possible, the A50 will be completely closed in both directions from 8pm on Friday, September 28 until 5.30am on Monday, October 1.

The A50 will be closed between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter.

We have done as much of the preparatory work as possible in advance to reduce the amount of time the A50 needs to be closed. The knock-on effect from the diversion will mean that some local roads will be busier than usual that weekend. We would like to thank everyone for your understanding and suggest you allow extra time for your journeys.

Highways England will put in place advance notices on its wider A-road and motorway network, including the M1, M6 and A38, to encourage traffic to take alternative routes. During the closure signposted diversions will be in place, suitable for all vehicles including HGVs. The media has been notified and national radio stations will also be told closer to the time so they can include the closure in travel bulletins.

The demolition work consists of placing protective matting on the A50 carriageway to protect the surface from the machinery which will be breaking down the structure piece-by-piece from the top down. No explosives will be used.

Once the bridge deck has been dismantled and the rubble removed by lorry, the central support and side walls will also be pulled down. The work will be around the clock and inevitably there will be some noise coming from the site. We’ve assessed it with environmental health officials and with windows closed we expect it will sound less than the volume of a dishwasher, or background music in a restaurant.

We will use water spray whenever needed to keep dust under control and the site will be tidied and cleared to reopen on Monday morning.

Diversion
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 route is reversed from the West.
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.

A522
The current work to remove the south embankment and lower the level of the road by 20ft is progressing well and will be completed before the A50 closure begins. Diversions remain in place and maps showing the alternative routes are available here or by going to www.staffordshire.gov.uk and searching for ‘A50’.

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


Community Council of Staffordshire – CLOSED

A group that has been supporting rural communities across Staffordshire for over 64 years has decided to bring their work to an end. Members of the Community Council of Staffordshire met for the last time at Great Bridgeford Village Hall on Monday 20th August 2018 to hear about their final year’s work and reminisce.

The organisation would have been celebrating their 65th anniversary in October this year but due to various factors have decided to call time on their work a month or two earlier .
“It was a very difficult decision to take “said the current Chief Executive Chris Welch “ but the Trustees have been considering the future for the past 18 months and in light of the current economic climate ,they made the decision to carry out a managed closure of the organisation rather than slowly wither on the vine”.

The Community Council started life in the 1950s with their first meeting taking place in October 1953. Their work has been varied from supporting luncheon clubs, garden guilds, community transport, helping to set up Out of School Clubs, run training for unemployed people and helping communities develop affordable housing being just a sample of the work carried out The main groups and people supported over this time have been living and working in the rural parts of the county.

“We have carried out some amazing pieces of work over the 64 years “said Chris “and we’ve been at the forefront of many new initiatives , but we are probably best known for running the Staffordshire Best Kept Village Competition”.

The Trustees and the Chief Executive have worked hard to find the right organisations to take over the work they currently carry out. “The Best Kept Village Competition will continue into the future in the very capable hands of the Staffordshire Community Foundation, a well-known local charity and our support work for village halls and the work we do for the government, through Defra, will be handled by another local charity, Support Staffordshire “said Chris
The last meeting that took place at Great Bridgeford saw a many old faces in attendance with Chief Offices, volunteers and staff covering the last 40 years, exchanging fond memories of the fantastic work carried out by the organisation.


Bennetts Lane, Bramshall – Road Closure – 23rd – 28th August 2018

The Parish Council has been advised of the following road closure:

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE EMERGENCY CLOSURE Bennetts Lane Bramshall

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of Bennetts Lane in Bramshall are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of Bennetts Lane outside Rodway for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice because of the likelihood of danger to the public during repairs to leaking comm pipe being undertaken by South Staffordshire Water.

Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed.

Access for emergency services vehicles will be available via the alternative route.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Bennetts Lane, Loxley Lane, Stafford Road, Hockley Road, Oldfields Road, Stone Road, Bramshall Road and vice versa. https://roadworks.org?tm=107982364

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 12:25hrs on 23rd August 2018 AND 17:00hrs on 28th August 2018.

The restriction may if necessary be extended for one further period of up to 21 days by the publication of a second Notice.

John Tradewell Director (Strategy, Governance and Change) 23rd August 2018 Tel: 0300 111 8000 roadworks.org …


LEIGH Village are holding a Produce and Craft Show – Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2018

Looking for an afternoon out on
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27TH AUGUST?
34th ANNUAL LEIGH PRODUCE & CRAFT SHOW
LEIGH VILLAGE HALL
School lane, Church Leigh, ST10 4SR
2.30 – 4pm
ADMISSION 50p – CHILDREN FREE
Afternoon teas,Raffle, Bric-a-brac, Jewellery Stall, Cake Stall.& Plant Stall


Bramshall Village received Highly Commended in Best Kept Village 2018

The Parish Council would like to congratulate the Best Kept Village Committee in Bramshall for receiving ‘Highly Commended” in the 2018 Best Kept Village Competition.


Highways Log – a list of all reported issues

The Parish Council voted to add the Highways Log to the website at the last meeting.

The Parish Clerk reports all highways issues to Staffordshire County Council (SCC) and records these in a log, which includes the date it was reported, the reference number and the dates of any follow up contact from SCC.

Please see below the first one to be on the website, it will be updated bi-monthly by the Clerk and will be located in the Documents area of the website.

Highways Log – Website 25.07.2018


Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme – our project for World War One Bench is in store from 1st September

The Parish Council are delighted that Tesco Bags of Help Grant scheme have confirmed that our  project along with two other successful projects within the region will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop.

Voting will take place from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018 and we will get notification at the end of November 2018 confirming the amount of funding the Parish Council will receive.

Our Project is to purchase a World War One bench for Stramshall Playing Fields, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ending of the war.

Please vote in store from 1st September until 31st October, so we can install this iconic item within the Parish.

 


New governance for fire and rescue starts today

The Parish Council have received the following update:

It’s been four months since the Home Office confirmed that Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner would take responsibility for governance of the fire and rescue service. Those new arrangements start tomorrow.

This communication clarifies what it means in practice and, importantly, what it doesn’t mean. It will be business as usual, as far as fire operations are concerned and it’s also important to understand this is not, and never has been, a merger of the two. Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will remain separate entities with separate budgets and staff.

The only area where that will change significantly is developing a shared approach, as set out in the business case, to some support and administrative functions. Work is also underway to take forward initial ideas from the two services around how police and fire can work better together generally.

The principles around this work are to find ways of ensuring more of the money available overall is allocated to both services for work in the heart of communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

On a final note, it would be appropriate to thank all top tier authority councillors for their work over many years as members of the Fire and Rescue Authority.

The PCC will be known as Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime.

Matthew Ellis
Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Weston Road
Stafford
ST18 0YY

Tel: 01785 232270

Twitter: @StaffsPCC
OPCC Website: http://www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk


Bramshall Traffic Calming – Consultation Letter, Scheme Map and Response Slip

The Parish Council would like to inform residents of the following letter from Staffordshire County Council.

Built Communities, 2 Staffordshire Place Tipping Street Stafford ST16 2DH

Proposed Road Safety Improvements – Bramshall Road/Stone Road, Bramshall

Our Ref: CDL4262/01

Dear Sir or Madam,

As part of its ongoing review of the safety of the highway network, Staffordshire County Council (working in partnership with Amey) are proposing to provide road safety improvements along Bramshall Road/Stone Road, between Ivinson Way and the Railway Crossing

These improvements are proposed following S106 monies being secured from new developments within the village and DHP prioritisation from the County Councillor.

The proposals comprise of: 
Speed limit reduction on the approaches to the village from 60 mph to 40 mph.
Improved gateway markings at the village entry. 
Installation of two buildout traffic calming features to create a priority system for traffic in the village.

The anticipated start date for the scheme is late autumn 2018 and works will last for approximately 4 weeks. This will follow the required Traffic Regulation Order, TRO, process.

Please see the attached drawing (D6665T/R00/04 – C0) for details of the scheme.

We are undertaking a Traffic Regulation Order, TRO, consultation in order to obtain the necessary support to progress the scheme further. If appropriate, could you forward your support and any comments in writing to the above address by 17th August 2018. If no response is received by this date then support for the scheme will be assumed.

Please use the response slip below, to contact Staffordshire County Council.

Bramshall Traffic Calming CDT6625-R00-04 – P0 – Consultation Drawing

Bramshall Traffic Calming Consultation letter

Bramshall Traffic Calming response slip


Highways Log – reported issues

The Parish Council report all potholes and Highways issues to Staffordshire County Council and keep a log.

The Councillors voted to put this log onto the website, in order that residents are aware of the reported issues.

Highways Log – Website 25.07.2018


Staffordshire Police – Newsletter

The Parish Council have received a newsletter from Staffordshire Police, please click on the link below to read it.

Staffordshire Police Newsletter July 2018


Staffordshire prepared updated website

The Parish Council have received details from East Staffordshire Borough Council about an update to the Staffordshire Prepared website.

This updated website gives advice on how individuals, businesses and the community can better prepare themselves in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

https://www.staffordshireprepared.gov.uk/Home.aspx

The Councillors hope that you find this information of help.


Road Closure – Hook Lane, Stramshall – 21st August 2018

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC HOOK LANE AND CREIGHTON LANE, STRAMSHALL

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 14 August 2018 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in the following lengths of:

Hook Lane in Stramshall at its junction with Creighton Lane and Creighton Lane in Stramshall at its junction with Hook Lane; unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Pedestrian access will be available when required.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Hook Lane, Old Uttoxeter Road, B5030 Ashbourne Road, A518 Ashbourne Road, Stramshall Road, Creighton Lane and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://roadworks.org? tm=106120242.

The order will come into operation from 09:30 hours on 21 August 2018 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 15:30 hours on the same day.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the BT overhead structure works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 15 August 2018 John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH Ref: 4126620 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000 www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders http://roadworks.org


New Councillor for Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council

The Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is delighted to announce a new Councillor to the Parish Council.

Mr Matt Slater, from Bramshall, was coopted onto the Parish Council on 3rd July 2018.


A552 Closures – A522 will be completely closed to all vehicles, just west of Tunnicliffe Way, 24-hours-a-day from 5am Monday, July 16 to Friday, September 28.

Staffordshire County Council has updated the Parish Council on the road closure below:

With the new bridge in place and slip roads integrated into the dual carriageway the A50 Project A scheme is nearing completion.
One of the final, big steps is the removal of the south embankment which raises the A522 up to the ‘old’ bridge which crosses the A50.
Workers will lower the area by approximately 20 feet, to allow the installation of new drains and utilities. We will also complete the outstanding stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it to the new junction and bridge across the A50.

To do this the A522 will be completely closed to all vehicles, just west of Tunnicliffe Way, 24-hours-a-day from 5am Monday, July 16 to Friday, September 28.

The slip roads, ‘on’ and ‘off’ the A50, from the A522 New Road roundabout will also be closed at the same time.
We have deliberately scheduled this essential phase of the project to coincide with both the summer holiday closure of the JCB Heavy Products factory and the school summer holidays when traffic levels will be lower. There is no doubt this will cause some inconvenience and I appreciate your patience while we carry out this important work.
Diversions
Diversions will be clearly signposted and maps showing the alternative routes are available here or by going to www.staffordshire.gov.uk and searching for ‘A50’.
Traffic travelling west on the A522 towards Tean will be diverted on to the A50 at the B5030 McDonald’s roundabout and then leave the A50 at the new junction, use the new bridge and re-join the A522.
Traffic travelling east on the A522 towards Uttoxeter will be diverted on to the eastbound A50 and at the B5030 roundabout those wanting Uttoxeter town centre will be directed left towards the A518 The Dove Way.
Pedestrians will still be able to travel in both directions by following a short, signposted diversion between Tunnicliffe Way and The Parks, which passes through Torrance Grove and along a temporarily lit and resurfaced public footpath. Cyclists can also use the route but are asked to dismount on the public footpath.
Access to the Shell petrol station, which stands a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout on the westbound carriageway will be maintained at all times.
Other work
There are also overnight closures of the A50 planned for the nights of:
Friday, July 6th, 8pm to 5.30am: the westbound carriageway will be closed and the eastbound open as usual;
Saturday, July 7th, 8pm to 5.30am: the eastbound carriageway will be closed and the westbound open;
Saturday, July 14, and Sunday July 15, 8pm to 5.30am: closed in both directions.
During the closures of the A50, we will put a fully signposted diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.
Traffic heading west 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 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 and then on to the A500 and A50. The route is reversed from the west.


Road Closure – 12th July 2018 – 6pm – 9pm – JCB Lake Race

The Parish Council have been informed by East Staffordshire Borough Council of a road closure on 12th July 2018.

Please see below the document with full details

Road Closure 12.07.2018 JCB LAkeside race


Road Closure Notice – Old Uttoxeter Rd, Combridge – 23rd July for one day

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC OLD UTTOXETER ROAD, COMBRIDGE

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 18 July 2018 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Old Uttoxeter Road in Combridge at its junction with Hook Lane unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes.

An alternative route for traffic is available via B5030 Ashbourne Road, A518 Ashbourne Road, Stramshall Road, Creighton Lane, Hook Lane, Old Uttoxeter Road and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://roadworks.org? tm=105981780.

The order will come into operation from 08:00 hours on 23 July 2018 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 17:00 hours on the same day.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the blockage clearing works undertaken by A-Plant Lux Traffic Controls Ltd on behalf of BT Openreach, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Date: 18 July 2018 John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH Ref: 4124618 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000 www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders http://roadworks.org


Stramshall Village has a Micro Library

The residents of Stramshall are enjoying a new facility in the village, a micro library, which has been created inside a BT telephone box, that is located on the village green along the high street in Stramshall.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council adopted the red telephone box in the village for £1 from BT, when the decommissioning of telephone boxes happened and the villagers suggested a micro library.
Two residents, who wish to remain anonymous, kindly donated their time and skills to create shelving for books, and the books are being donated by all the villagers to share.
The rules of the library are displayed within the telephone box and include, “you don’t need to be quiet”, which is unique rule for a library. All the residents are encouraged to donate books and borrow books and return them in their own time.
Cllr David Oulsnam and Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw who started the project by painting the telephone box just after the Parish Council adopted it and commented, “We are thrilled that this village resource has been created by the two residents who created the shelving and are glad that residents are enjoying it so much”

On the white board inside the box, where residents are encouraged to write comments/suggestions for the library, a young resident has written, “Thank You”, which says it all.


Bramshall Inn – Neil Morrissey taking it over – opens 28th June 2018

The residents of Bramshall are pleased that the Bramshall Inn will reopen again on 28th June 2018.

Neil Morrissey’s company, who also run The Plume of Feathers in Barlaston, are currently refurbishing the pub.

The Parish Council welcomes the news and wishes everyone at the new establishment all the best for this new venture.

This news comes soon after the Stramshall pub was reopened to the public, The Olive Tree, has proved to be a great success with residents and with both pubs now open, it will bring the heart back into both villages.

 


A50 overnight closures information

Staffordshire County Council have advised that there will be five overnight closures of the A50 in June from the 13 to the 17 inclusive, to allow the integration of new slip roads on and off the dual carriageway. Details of that can be found lower down.

After that, the next thing on the horizon is the complete 24-hour-a-day closure of the A522 from 16 July to 28 September just west of Tunnicliffe Way.
The closure is to allow the removal of the embankment which raises the A522 up to the current bridge that crosses the A50 dual carriageway.
Workers will lower the area by approximately 20 feet, to allow the installation of new drainage and utilities and the completion of the final stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it to the new junction and bridge across the A50.
We appreciate this will cause inconvenience, so perhaps allow a little extra time for journeys, but we thank you in advance for your patience. To minimise disruption we have deliberately scheduled this important work to coincide with both the school holidays and the summer holiday closure of the JCB Heavy Products factory when traffic levels are lower.
Vehicles travelling west on the A522 will be diverted on to the A50 at the B5030 McDonald’s roundabout and then leave the A50 at the new junction, use the new bridge and re-join the A522. Those travelling east towards Uttoxeter will be diverted on to the eastbound A50 and at the B5030 roundabout traffic wanting Uttoxeter town centre will be directed left to follow the A518 The Dove Way.
Diversions will be signposted nearer the time and maps showing alternative routes posted on our webpage, while access to the Shell petrol station, which stands a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout will be maintained at all times.

Pedestrians will still be able to travel in both directions by following a short diversion through Tunnicliffe Way and Torrance Grove and then along a temporarily-lit and resurfaced public footpath before re-joining the A522.

Date Closure Time
 

Wednesday, 13 June

 

Westbound carriageway closed.

 

Eastbound carriageway open as usual.

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

Thursday, 14 June

 

Eastbound carriageway closed.

 

Westbound carriageway open as usual.

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

Friday, 15 June

 

Carriageway closed in both directions.

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

Saturday, 16 June

 

inside lanes of both carriageways will remain closed.

 

Carriageway closed in both directions.

 

 

 

5.30am to 8pm

 

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

 

Sunday, 17 June

 

 

Carriageway closed in both directions

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

The closures have been scheduled so that on Thursday, 14 June traffic heading towards Stoke-on-Trent will be able to get away from the Ladies’ Night event at Uttoxeter racecourse without any difficulty. The dates of this work may change due to weather conditions and we will notify you if that is necessary.
There are also two overnight closures of the A50 planned for the nights of Saturday, 14 July, and Sunday 15 July, between 8pm and 5.30am.
During the closures of the A50, we will put a fully signposted diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.
Traffic heading west 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 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 and then on to the A500 and A50. The route is reversed from the west.
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


East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme for Elderly and those who are unable to use public transport

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme provides a service to help the elderly and those living in East Staffordshire who are unable to use public transport to make those essential journeys.
Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service and will wait up to 90 minutes for the return journey.

The scheme can be used for the following:
1. Hospital, doctors or dentist appointments.
2. Hospital patient visiting.
3. Social visits.
4. Collection of prescriptions.
5. Shopping trips.

The following fees apply:
1. Fees in line with recommended passenger fare table; or 45p per mile plus 5p per additional passenger.
2. Escorts travel free of charge.
3. Service users can also join the scheme for a £5.00 annual membership.
4. Additional fees may apply, i.e., parking fees, toll fees, admin charge of £1.00 (to cover telephone calls).

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme
Email: eaststaffsvoluntarycarscheme@gmail.com
Telephone numbers:
Burton area – 01283 538385 1700 – 2100
Uttoxeter area – 01889 500731
Burton area mobile – 07716 417410
Uttoxeter area mobile – 07779 426730
In partnership with Staffordshire County Council


Stramshall Playing Fields – Swings are now open

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are delighted to announce that the swings have now been fully installed at the Playing Fields.

The soft rubber surface was finished on Saturday morning and a couple of children and their Mum were the first to use the facility.

The soft rubber surface has also been replaced around the existing slide.

The Councillors hope that everyone in the Village will enjoy the new facilities.


Become a Magistrate in Staffordshire – apply now

Ten new magistrates are needed for the Staffordshire Bench.

You do not need legal training or formal qualifications to become a magistrate and we are looking for applications from across the county and from all sections of the community.

Magistrates are not paid (although some allowances can be claimed), and must be able to attend training and sit in court for at least 13 days a year.

 

Anyone between 18 and 65 may apply. Applications are particularly welcome from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people in paid employment, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with the benefit of reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment and want to find out more about the work of a magistrate and how to apply, see:
www.gov.uk/become-magistrate


Speed Watch Volunteers needed – a new poster

Speed Watch poster – for volunteers

Staffordshire Speed Watch Team have produced a poster to gain more volunteers in Staffordshire.

Please feel free to download it and display it within your community.


Dog Fouling – East Staffordshire Borough Council information

The Parish Councillors have been made aware that Dog Fouling in Stramshall and Bramshall has increased, so the following statement from East Staffordshire Borough Council website might make clear the position within our County.

Dog fouling on the street or in public places

The Problem
Whilst we recognise that the majority of dog walkers within the borough act responsibly and clean up after their dog, a minority of people still fail to do so and this causes problems within the area.
Dog fouling is widely considered to be the most offensive type of litter on our streets and green spaces, being both visually unpleasant and also potentially dangerous with the threat of contracting Toxicariasis a very real risk to the public, particularly the young.

Report Dog Fouling
You can report dog fouling by calling 01283 508000 or online.
Help us to keep your area clean and free of dog foul. You can report offenders or hotspot areas by contacting the Community and Civil Enforcement team on our telephone number 01283 508856 or alternatively by e-mail on community.civil_enforcement@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

What the Community and Civil Enforcement Team do
Allowing a dog to foul and not picking up the mess is an offence for which we operate a zero tolerance approach. The Community and Civil Enforcement team are authorised to issue ‘on the spot’ £75 Fixed Penalty Notices to anyone caught failing to pick up their dog’s mess. This may also lead to prosecution if the case goes to court.

Whose responsibility?
It is the responsibility of the person who is in charge of the dog at the time the fouling occurs to pick up the mess. This is not always the dog’s owner. Being unaware that the dog has fouled or not having a suitable means of removal is not deemed as an adequate defence.
Therefore ensure you always carry with you a bag to keep the dog foul in, you can use nappy bags/carrier bags etc or alternatively train your dog to foul at home in the garden. Dispose of the bag in an appropriate bin.

Dog fouling/odour in private gardens
These types of odours can be a source of irritation for neighbours as the smell from a build up of faeces can interfere with the use of an individual’s property.

What can you do?
Problems regarding odour can often be resolved informally by politely explaining the problem to the dog owner and trying to come to a compromise. However, this informal approach may not always be successful and some people may not be prepared to speak directly to the persons responsible.

You can also report dog fouling and odour (in private gardens) to Environmental Health at ehsupport@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/environmental-health/dogs/dog-fouling

The Parish Council hopes this information is of help to residents.


Stramshall Swings – soft play surface delay

The Parish Council would like to update residents that the swing frames are now installed, but the soft play area has been delayed.

The contractors are hoping to come this week to ensure that the soft play flooring is installed under the swings and we are hoping that this will be ready for use by the weekend.

The safety fencing will stay in place until the area is open.


Iron Man – Road Closures in June 2018

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following notice and link to view all road closures for the Iron Man event

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Staffordshire County Council made an Order on 29 May 2018 the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle, horse riders or cyclists from proceeding along the roads which form part of the Cycling and Running element of the event as listed in schedule 1, or waiting, loading or unloading in the lengths of roads as listed in Schedule 2 unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the event; or being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Vehicular access to frontages will be maintained along with pedestrian access. Notice is hereby also given that as part of this Order it will be necessary to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in Market Square in Stafford from outside F Hinds for approximately 50 metres in a southerly direction unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the event or requires access to premises only accessible through Market Square. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The restrictions are necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and road users.

The roads are viewable at https://roadworks.org and timings for which the Order will be in effect are anticipated to be

Schedule 1 – Sunday 10th June 2018 between 08:30hrs to 17:30hrs

Schedule 2 – Sunday 10th June 2018 between 08:30hrs to 17:30hrs


Stramshall Playing Fields – Swings and Soft Play surface being installed today

The Parish Council are delighted to inform the residents that the Swings and the Soft Play surface are being installed today and tomorrow.

There will be safety fencing up around the area while the work is being carried out and we ask that you do not use the area until the safety fencing has been removed.

The Council would like to apologise for the delay, due to the heavy rain earlier in April.


Swings for Stramshall – update

Dear All

The Parish Council would like to apologies for the delay in the installation of the swings in Stramshall.

The contractors are working hard to ensure that installation can be carried out by the beginning of June and are keeping in close contact with the Clerk, Mrs Gibson, to ensure that if an earlier date can be arranged, this will be offered.

The old swings were removed on 16th April 2018, in order that the new swings could be installed that week, but the weather hampered the planned installation for w/c 16th April.

The Council will continue to update residents as soon as any news comes in.


SPACE is back with the promise of more activities, for a broader range of youngsters.

Space returns to Staffordshire and Stoke this summer – with the promise of more activities, for a broader range of youngsters.

Staffordshire’s PCC, Matthew Ellis introduced the Space programme to bring together public, voluntary and private sector organisations to help nurture, support and guide Staffordshire youngsters.

And, new for this year, is the lowering of the age band for certain activities, from 11 to eight-years-old*, with Mr Ellis providing a substantial increase in funding for the programme.

Full details of activities and events will be rolled-out during the build up to the summer holidays. Space 2018 is also being extended in certain areas to include the autumn term holiday period too.

The scheme attracted more than 18000 attendees across the summer holidays in 2017 – an increase of 5669 from the previous 12 months.

Statistics showed a drop in police-reported youth-related ASB throughout the Force during the period when Space was in operation, with a 38 per cent drop in incidents between mid-July and early-September 2017, compared to the same period 12 months earlier.

Matthew Ellis said ‘Space 2018 promises to be our biggest yet. We’ve had huge numbers attending in the past and hope for even more this year.

‘Space is all about fun, learning and growing in confidence. Staffordshire, like many areas, experiences higher rates of ASB during summer holidays than at other times and I’m keen that efforts are made to tackle this. I’ve increased investment in the programme to widen its scope and range’

Use and follow #StaffsSpace2018 on Twitter for updates during the coming months.

To sign up for updates, please go to Staffordshire.space.uk or for further information you can email space@staffordshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk

Twitter: @StaffsSpace
Facebook: facebook.com/StaffsSpace/
Instagram: @StaffsSpace


Decision announced on governance of fire and rescue service

The Home Office recently announced the governance arrangements of Staffordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service will become the responsibility of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

This Government’s decision was the result of an independent and in-depth business case delivered jointly by the PCC’s office, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It will mean Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority, which is made up of 21 councillors from Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council, will cease to exist in due course.

Staffordshire’s PCC Matthew Ellis said ‘The change to governance and oversight will not affect frontline operations of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Officers and staff should not be unduly worried – it’s entirely business as usual.

‘This is an opportunity to further improve the way the police and fire service work together and to ensure more of the funding available goes to frontline services.

‘Staffordshire is a large and diverse county and it’s important the future for both services is financially more secure with a period of stability to get on with the difficult jobs they do’.

The PCC is currently meeting with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue staff through a series of engagement events. The legal transfer of governance is scheduled for 1st June 2018.


Olive Tree, High Street, Stramshall – Events List

The Olive Tree, the new Tearoom and Guest House in Stramshall has now produced an events list and the Parish Council are pleased to be able to include this on the News page.

You can either view the leaflet below or download it from the link.

The Olive Tree events list

Don’t forget that the Bar will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3rd May 2018 to September from 5pm – 10pm.


A50 Closures in June

The Parish Council have been advised by Staffordshire County Council of the following closures to the A50 in June:

Dear Parish Council,

Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the next main piece of work will take place in June. This is when we will integrate the new slip roads on and off the A50 into the existing dual carriageway.

To do this as safely and quickly as possible, while keeping inconvenience to the public to a minimum, there will be a series of overnight closures between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge:
Wednesday, 13 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Westbound carriageway closed. Eastbound carriageway open as usual.
Thursday, 14 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Eastbound carriageway closed. Westbound carriageway open as usual.
Friday, 15 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Saturday, 16 June from 5.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Inside lanes of both carriageways will remain closed.
Saturday, 16 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Sunday, 17 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.

During the closures, we will put a fully signed diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.

Traffic heading east 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 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 and then on to the A500. The route is reversed from the west.

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

We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.

The A50 Growth Corridor Team


Help UK Air Ambulance Services by recycling your Used Postage Stamps

The UK’s Air Ambulance Services are charities which receive no government funding and rely entirely on charitable donations to continue flying and responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

We are now volunteering our time to help raise funds through the recycling of postage stamps.

All funds raised will be donated to the Association of Air Ambulances to be distributed equally to all UK Air Ambulance Services

Whether they’re British or overseas, new or used, send them to us and we’ll turn them into funds to keep the UK Air Ambulance Services responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

All you need to do is cut or carefully tear the stamped corner from any envelope or packet that you receive in the post and start a collection.

Stamps can be posted to:

Air Ambulance – Stamp Appeal
59 Mitre Copse
Bishopstoke
Near Eastleigh
Hants
SO50 8QE


Swing installation – possible for June

The Parish Council have just had an update that the weather issues have created a huge issue for the installation team at Streetscape, but they are working as hard as they can to ensure that our new swings are installed in the first week of June.

The Parish Council and Streetscape apologise for the delay.


Notice of Vacancy in office of Councillor

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF UTTOXETER RURAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 11 May, 2018 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 22 May, 2018.

Dated 20 April, 2018

Andy O’Brien
Returning Officer
ESBC
PO BOX 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG


Bramshall Level Crossing Closure – 6th May 2018

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE B5027 Stone Road Bramshall NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of B5027 Stone Road in Bramshall are satisfied that it is necessary to close that length of B5027 Stone Road approximately 25 metres either side of the level crossing for a period of 1 day but no more than 5 days from 6th May 2018 because of the likelihood of danger to the public during annual level crossing test being undertaken by Network Rail. Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works (and for emergency services vehicles or for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed). An alternative route for traffic is available via Stone Road, Bennetts Lane, Loxley Lane, Stafford Road, Uttoxeter Road, London Road, Lichfield Road, The Casey, Hilderstone Road, Dayhills, The Level and vice versa. https://roadworks.org?tm=105284995 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 07:00hrs AND 14:00hrs on 6th May 2018.


Swings for Stramshall – a delay

Just to update everyone about the new Swings for Stramshall Playing Fields.

Due to the rain in the last few weeks, the contractor has updated the Parish Council that there will be a delay with the installation.

We have removed the old swings in anticipation of the new ones being installed, as you will have noticed, please bear with us and hopefully the new ones will be installed soon.

There will be an update on the website, as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your patience.


Aggregate Industries fund Stramshall Village Sign

The Parish Council have just had confirmation that Aggregate Industries will fund a sign for the entrance of the Village in Stramshall.

A local resident, Howard Orme, designed the sign and it will go into production next week. Because it is going to be hand painted, the sign will take approx. 12 weeks to complete.

Malcolm Lane and Sons – www.malcolmlane.co.uk will be making the sign.

The Parish Councillors are very grateful to Aggregate Industries for their help in making this project a reality.


Stramshall has a micro library – in the telephone box

Stramshall Village Telephone Box has been turned into a Micro Library by a community minded resident who is very skilled with wood and creative thinking.

Please do visit it on Stramshall Village Green and borrow a book or put some books into it for others to enjoy.


Support Staffordshire and Community Council of Staffordshire Plan to unite

The Boards of Trustees of Support Staffordshire and The Community Council of Staffordshire are pleased to announce to all Partners their intention to unite the two organisations to create a countywide VCSE support organisation for Staffordshire that represents all urban and rural areas.

It is currently anticipated that formal unification will take place in August this year. The merger process includes ‘due diligence’ assessments of the two organisations.

Both Boards and Executive Officers confirm that this merger has come about through a thoughtful exploration of the purpose and futures of both organisations and that all parties view this as both a natural next step and one that will protect support services for our member organisations into the future across the whole of Staffordshire.


Bramshall Village passed Defib training

Bramshall Villagers came out in force last week and were trained to use the new Defibrillator by Jamie Richards from AEDdonate.

Everyone was really impressed with the equipment and now feel confident to deal with an emergency, if it should happen.

Two of the donors, Matt Slater from John German and Rupert Hill from Knights4Uttoxeter were both at the training session and both enjoyed the training and were happy to be able to help the Parish to install this vital life saving equipment.

The Chair of the Parish Council, Mrs Jean Pattinson-Evans, said a few words before the training took place to thank everyone who had donated to the cost of the machine.
 


Bramshall Village Questionnaire – please complete

Dear All

As you may have read in the last few minutes, the Councillors have been working on a Village Questionnaire.

Please find below the Bramshall one, you can download it, if you have not received one through your door with the Parish Magazine.

The closing date for receiving completed ones back is 30th April 2018

BRAMSHALL VILLAGE QUESTIONNAIRE – FINAL


Stramshall Village Questionnaire – please complete

Dear All

As you may have read in the last few minutes, the Councillors have been working on a Village Questionnaire.

Please find below the Stramshall one, you can download it if you have not received one through your door.

The closing date for receiving completed ones back is 30th April 2018

STRAMSHALL VILLAGE QUESTIONNAIRE – part 1 – FINAL

Stramshall – Part 2

stramshall – part 3


Community Speed Watch – open Twitter account

Michelle Shaker, Community Engagement Coordinator – Community Speed Watch – has updated the Parish Council that a Twitter account is now available.

Follow them @StaffsCSW for the latest road safety news and updates for our region.

Don’t forget if you want to become involved in either the Stramshall or Bramshall Speed Watch Team, please contact:

Michelle Shaker
Community Enagement Coordinator

Community Speed Watch
Staffordshire Police
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership
PO Box 2117, Stafford, ST16 9ZR
Tel: 01785-232702


Staffordshire Safer Roads – Grants available

As a pilot initiative, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is inviting communities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for funding for local road safety projects. The funding is being awarded through a bidding process with £200,000 available over a 2 year period.

The money has been made available to:
improve road safety
increase public confidence in the safety of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s roads
support communities to take local responsibility
The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is keen to support locally driven community road safety activities. Activities should aim to address an identified road safety issue which is of concern to the community. The Partnership would welcome a wide range of bids and encourage inventive thinking in how the funding could be used to make a positive difference in communities.

The 2018 funding rounds will be open for applications:

1 March – 14 April 2018
1 August – 14 September 2018

Safer Roads


Dog Fouling – update from ESBC

Residents have approached the Parish Council with regards to the Dog Fouling in the Parish.

East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided the leaflet below, click on link to download, and also posters that will be displayed within Stramshall and Bramshall noticeboards.

Please remember that your dog is your responsibility and picking up after them is essential so that the whole community is kept tidy.

Thank you in advance for your help with this issue.

Dog Fouling sign

ESBC Dog Fouling Leaflet – Your Dog Your Responsibility


Stramshall Speed Watch Needs YOU!

SPEED WATCH NEEDS YOU!

Do you have 3 hrs per month to help the Speed Watch Team in Stramshall Village?

We need at least 3 pairs of friends; each pair would then be able to work together on a patrol.

Full training will be given by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and the Community Engagement Coordinator, who is Michelle Shaker.

If you would like to make a difference to the Village, please contact:

Michelle Shaker, Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Speed Watch
Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, PO Box 2117, Stafford, ST169ZR

Or telephone 01785-232702 or e-mail Michelle.Shaker@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


Garfield Weston Foundation – launches a new one-off fund of £5million

n celebration of our 60th anniversary The Garfield Weston Foundation has launched a new one-off fund of £5million to support Capital projects to provide new or improved facilities for local communities across the UK. The Fund will close for applications on 30th June 2018 but we wish to give charities plenty of notice so they have chance to develop their plans. I attach the guidelines for your info and so they are easy to forward, though charities will find all information on our anniversary website where there is a specific section on the fund – https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org

We are keen to receive applications from across the UK and are therefore asking our valued friends to help spread the news about this exciting opportunity and to give potential applicants as much notice as possible. I wonder therefore if you could help us by signposting your stakeholders to our website which has a summary of the fund and the Weston Anniversary Fund Application Guidelines.

If so, you may find the following useful:

· One-off grants scheme in 2018 to support Capital projects to benefit local communities across the UK.
· Open to UK registered charities, places of worship and state schools only.
· Grants range from £30,000-£150,000.
· Simple online application process.
· Applications are now open and close on 30th June 2018.
· You can still apply to the Fund even if your organisation is currently in receipt of a grant from, or has been rejected by, the Garfield Weston Foundation within the past 12 months.
· One application only accepted to the Weston Anniversary Fund per organisation.
· If relevant, planning permission must be secured prior to our closing date of the 30th June 2018.
· Grants must be spent and projects completed by 31st December 2020.

Go to https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org/ to find out more.


Defib training for Bramshall – 8th March 2018

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council would like to invite residents to the Defibrillator training that has been organised at Bramshall Village Hall on 8th March at 7.15pm.

The training will take two hours and will close at 9.15pm.


Allotment Noticeboard for Stramshall

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are delighted to announce a notice board has been installed at the allotments for notices about allotment news.

The noticeboard was donated to the Parish Council by Croxden Parish Council and was restored by Mr Bill Durose and Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw.

Thank you to them both for their efforts to ensure village has a new noticeboard.

 


Road Closure – Highwood to Flatts Farm

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE EMERGENCY CLOSURE Highwood Uttoxeter NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of Highwood in Uttoxeter are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of Highwood from just south of the junction leading to Flatts Farm for approximately 100 metres southerly for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice because of the likelihood of danger to the public during works to restore customer service being undertaken by BT. Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works (and for emergency services vehicles or for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed) An alternative route for traffic is available via Highwood, Highwood Road, Lane From Netherland Green To Highwood Crossroads and vice versa. https://roadworks.org?tm=104648077 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 09:30hrs AND 15:30hrs on 23rd January 2018. The restriction may if necessary be extended for one further period of up to 21 days by the publication of a second Notice. John Tradewell Director (Strategy, Governance and Change) 23rd January 2018 Tel: 0300 111 8000 roadworks.org


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.