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Fole Lane, Fole – Road Closure 11th – 13th November 2020

Dear Residents

We have been advised on the following road closure.


NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 5 November 2020 made an Order the effect of which
will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Fole Lane in Fole from its junction with A522 Uttoxeter
Road to its junction with Hollington Fields unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works. Access will be
available to residents.
An alternative route for traffic is available via Fole Lane, A522 Uttoxeter Road, Watery Lane, Hollington Lane, Rocester
Road, Hollington Fields and vice versa. For more information, visit:
The order will come into operation on 11 November 2020 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 13 November
The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the clearance of blockages in a BT duct and at the
base of a BT pole works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the
Date: 6 November 2020
John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: 4209181
Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000

Coronavirus Update | Staffordshire on medium alert – 14.10.2020

Dear Residents,

We have been provided the following update from Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire on medium alert in new three tier system for local lockdown

Residents and businesses are being called on to redouble their efforts against Covid-19, after a new three tier system of Covid-19 restrictions was announced.

The three alert levels of “medium, “high” and “very high” will see restrictions tighten with each level.

Only the city of Liverpool is currently classed as very high with pubs, gyms and leisure centres closing from tomorrow.

Staffordshire is at a medium alert level.

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Leader, said: “Covid-19 is tightening its grip everywhere, including in Staffordshire where cases are rising fast in parts of the county.

“We have worked hard as a county to protect the vulnerable and we continue to act swiftly to contain outbreaks to help reduce the risk to both lives and livelihoods.

“But the situation in Liverpool is a stark reminder of what could happen here if we don’t act now, so we are asking people of all ages to redouble their efforts to help keep Staffordshire safe.

“Complacency is Covid-19’s biggest friend and the consequences of not sticking to the rules are now in our own hands.”

Cases in parts of the county are rising

While Staffordshire as a whole remains below the national rate of infection, Newcastle-under-Lyme is running at a rate of 146 cases per 100,000 people, above England’s rate of 141.1, the West Midlands rate of 109.8 and Staffordshire’s rate of 104.8.

This is in part due to an outbreak among Keele University students and staff, which has seen almost 70 people test positive in the last couple of weeks.

How to stop the spread

As Staffordshire is on medium alert this means no extra county-wide guidance is in place. Local county council advice remains in force in parts of Burton only.

The national guidance for areas on medium alert includes:

  • Good hygiene and social distancing: Wash your hands regularly and keep your 2m distance
  • Meeting with friends and family:  Limit your contact. If you do need to meet up, limit this to no more than six from multiple households. There are exceptions, for example if your household or support bubble is larger than six
  • Going to work: You should work at home if possible
  • Education: Schools, nurseries and universities are open
  • Leisure: Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 10pm
  • Face coverings: Must be worn in shops and on public transport
  • Test and Trace: You must stay in and book a test at if you have symptoms. If positive you must stay in for 10 days. Anybody who you have been in close contact with must self-isolate for 14 days.

Keep up to date with the latest news and how Covid-19 is affecting where you live or work at

NHS Dental Services – Midlands

Dear Residents

We received the document below about dental services in the Midlands.

I hope this is of help to you.

NHS Dental Restoration update for stakeholders 02.10.2020

Covid 19 – pilot Test Centre – Burton upon Trent

Dear Residents

We have been advised by Staffordshire County Council of the following:

A pilot Covid-19 testing centre is in Burton tomorrow and is available to book now at

This is for residents of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent only and people must be showing symptoms.

Test can now be booked 24 hours in advance and slots are currently available.

For all news updates about the centre, please visit

Councillor co-option 2020


NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY – (Local elections Parishes and Communities 1986)

Mr Andy O’Brien, Returning Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council has advised Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council that they may co-opt a member onto the Parish Council.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council meets 10 times per year, normally in either Stramshall or Bramshall venues, but currently meeting via Zoom, due to the lockdown measures.

The Parish Council normally has 9 Councillors, but currently 8, hence one vacancy.

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has a number of powers and duties, for a full list, please read the Good Councillor Guide, see details below.

If you read the minutes on our website, you will see that the Councillors are involved in a number of projects and would welcome any resident, who qualifies, (see criteria below), to join them to ensure that the parish council can fully serve the residents of the parish.


The legal criteria is set out below:


The Council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to service provided they are a British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the notice, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person also satisfies at least one of the following they may apply.

1. They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
2. they have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner/tenant any land or premises within the Parish
3. their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been within the parish
4. they have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
5. they must also be 18yrs or older on the day they apply.
NB: The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

Please be aware that access to the internet/computer and skills in email, Word and excel are essential to carry out the duties of Councillor.

Please visit the Council website, to view the minutes of meetings to get an idea of what the council projects currently are, also familiarise yourself with the policies, plus note the dates of the meetings, as attendance is a requirement.
It is suggested that you also read the “Good Councillor guide”, located in the documents/regulations and policies area of the website, before applying for the role.

The Parish Council main website is

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please apply to the Clerk by email  on or before the 02.10.2020.

In the first instance could you provide your name, address, time lived at the address, and a brief outline of your vision for the community of parish and how you could contribute to the parish council.

Candidates will be invited to meet the Councillors in the meeting 6th October 2020 via Zoom, for an informal chat with the Councillors with a view to co-option at that meeting.


Mrs VRE Gibson.  Parish Clerk.              Date: 23.09.2020