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Flood Risk – how to find out if you will be affected

Dear Residents

As you know the rivers are currently very full of rain and we thought you might want to look up the flood risk in your area.

Please visit the Government website and add your postcode to the latest updates.

Conifer Tree – Stramshall Village Green – tree surgery 2nd February 2021

Dear Residents

The Parish Council would like to update you that the Conifer Tree on Stramshall Village Green will undergo some tree surgery work on 2nd February 2021 in the afternoon.

The work will involve reducing the top branches to ensure the health of the tree is maintained.

The works should only take a couple of hours and the Councillors would like to thank you for your patience while the work is carried out.

Road Closure – Pigeonhay Lane from the junction with Leigh Road to the junction with Uttoxeter Road – 21st-25th January

Dear Residents

Please see the road closure notice below


Pigeonhay Lane

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and
maintenance of Pigeonhay Lane in Uttoxeter are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of Pigeonhay
Lane from the junction with Leigh Road to the junction with Uttoxeter Road for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice
because of the likelihood of danger to the public during carriageway flooding. Closure 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 is available via Leigh Road, Nobut Road, Lane From Mill Lane To Nobut Road, Mill Lane, UttoxeterRoad and vice versa.

21st January 2021 AND 17:00hrs on 25th January 2021.

Share your experience of accessing your GP surgery

Dear Residents

Between September 2020 and November 2020, Healthwatch Staffordshire and Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent each completed a Public Experience of Primary Care mini callout due to the number of people telling us that they were having issues accessing services at their GP Practice. People shared both positive and negative stories and as a result we have decided to look into patient experience of primary care during the pandemic in more detail to inform commissioners and providers about what does and doesn’t work for you and what could be better.


The survey asks members of the public about their experiences of accessing primary care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Moreover, there is also a focus on waiting times, satisfaction of treatment and care and opportunity to engage with a relevant health professional.


It is essential that primary care services remain well informed of all ranging public experiences to demonstrate a compassionate and rational understanding of real time barriers, challenges and themed feedback opinions of accessing primary care. Successively, primary care services can continue to strive to meet patient needs through responsive and reactive shared community  intelligence.


Considering this, we are calling out to residents of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to share their feedback experiences of accessing primary care services. Feedback items could include, small or large, positive or negative outcomes around:


  1. Successfully accessing an appointment
  2. Accessing digital appointments
  3. Failed attempts to access an appointment
  4. Obtaining appointments with suitable health professionals
  5. Barriers that prevented you accessing primary care
  6. Waiting times and delays
  7. Communications

    Please use the link to complete the survey.

Community Testing centres – update for 18.01.2021

The following fixed community testing centres have now been confirmed for each district and borough. These are for people without symptoms only. Tests are now available to promote and book.

These are at:

  • Cannock  Chase: Cannock Leisure Centre, Stafford Road, Cannock
  • East Staffordshire: Hillfield House, Hillfield Lane, Burton-on-Trent
  • Lichfield: Burntwood Leisure Centre, High Street, Burntwood
  • Newcastle: The Seabridge Centre, Ash Way, Newcastle
  • South Staffordshire: Wombourne Library, Church Road, Wombourne
  • Stafford: The Kingston Centre, Fairway, Stafford
  • Staffordshire Moorlands: Biddulph Leisure Centre, Thames Drive, Biddulph
  • Tamworth: Tamworth College, Croft Street, Tamworth

These will be open seven days a week from Monday 18th. Community Testing Pop-Ups will also tour the county,

Tests should be booked in advance at  Welcome to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Community Test Sites Appointment System (

People with symptoms or those who have been asked to self-isolate as a close contact of a Covid case should not attend.