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Leigh Lane, Bramshall – Road Closure – 3rd November

Dear Residents

We have been advised of the following:

Leigh Lane, Bramshall – road closure – 3rd November 2020 – for one day


New Tier 2 Covid-19 Restrictions for Stoke-on-Trent from 24th October 2020

Dear Residents

Please see an update from Staffordshire County Council.

This afternoon the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP formally announced that following discussions, and in agreement with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, the city will be subject to Tier 2 of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions.

This is in response to the growing rate of Covid-19 rates in Stoke-on-Trent. As of 21st October 2020, the & day rate per 100,000 people was 191. Today, the Secretary of State confirmed that the 7-day rate in the city is now over 200, and the number of cases for the period 13-19th October now stands at 210.2 per 100,000 people.

The Tier 2 restrictions will come into effect as of 00:01hrs on Saturday 24th October.

The new restrictions apply to Stoke-on-Trent City Council area only and are not in force in the rest of the county. If the Government extends the area covered by the Tier 2 restrictions further, you will of course be notified of any changes.

The Tier 2 – High Alert Level rules are in addition to the existing Tier 1(Medium) restrictions and comprise the following additional measures:

  • you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden, or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
  • businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
  • certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
  • businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
  • schools, universities and places of worship remain open
  • weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
  • exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
  • you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
  • People will be advised not to travel in and out of these areas.

These measures apply to the residents of Stoke-on-Trent, and it should be noted that they apply to residents of the city if they cross over into neighbouring or other local authority areas including those adjoining Stoke-on-Trent.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton on the reintroduction of visiting restrictions. – 20.10.2020

Dear Residents

We have been advised of the following:


University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is to reintroduce visiting restrictions. The Trust has seen a significant increase in admissions for patients who are Covid-19 positive and expects the number to rise further.

From today, 20.10.2020, the Trust is asking visitors not to attend the hospitals, unless:

  • Accompanying a child
  • Visiting a patient undergoing end of life care
  • Accompanying vulnerable patients, specifically those with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health or complex needs, as well as those who are unable to make decisions for themselves

The visiting changes recently made for Maternity services are not affected by the restrictions at this time.

We know that the new visiting restrictions will be distressing for many families. However, the safety of those patients here is our highest priority and with the prevalence of Covid-19 in our communities and the number of inpatients rising we need to take action now.

We’re putting in place measures for keeping in touch with friends and families remotely that were available earlier in the year so please bear with us while we do so.

Further information is available at

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.

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