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Euro Elections – Nominated Candidates and Polling Stations – 23rd May 2019

The Parish Council has received a list of nominated candidates for the European Elections and a list of Polling Stations, please click on the links below for the information.

The European Election is on 23rd May 2019.

EURO Election – Nomination for 2019

Euro Election Polling Station Locations – 23rd May 2019

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust have installed Canal Mileposts installed within Parish

Dear Residents,

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust (CUCT) has been running a project over the past 3 years to put back some canal history and reinstate mileposts along the line of the old Uttoxeter canal to identify its route and to form the basis for “milepost” walks from Uttoxeter to Oakamoor initially and Froghall eventually. The first part of the project saw mileposts reinstated between Oakamoor and Denstone in 2016. The current part of the project is reinstating the six remaining mileposts from Rocester to Uttoxeter.

A brief background history to the canal is that it opened in 1811 and ran for 13 miles from Froghall Wharf down to a terminus in Uttoxeter via the Churnet valley. The canal was short lived and closed in 1849 when it was superseded by the North Staffordshire railway with much of it being lost below the railway.

The route of the canal was that from its terminus in the wharf area of Uttoxeter it headed West to near the Parks pub following the 300 foot contour where it then looped back to Spath crossing the River Tean on a metal viaduct. Some of the canal bed can be seen in Spath, curving behind the houses to the West of the Stramshall Road. It then went under a bridge, carrying the Stramshall road, by Bridge Barn/Farm and carried on to Rocester via Combridge still along the 300 foot contour thus eliminating the need for any locks. From Rocester, where its line is through the middle of the JCB factory, it went on to Denstone, Alton, Oakamoor finally joining the Caldon canal at Froghall Wharf.

Good progress has been made on the milepost reinstatement and four of the six have been reinstated so far as follows: in the traffic island at Park Place, Uttoxeter; on the opposite side of the A50 from The Parks pub close to where the canal crossed the River Tean; at Bridge Barn, Spath and finally at Limecrofts Farm between Stramshall and Combridge. The remaining two mileposts to be reinstated were kindly sponsored by JCB and these are to be installed by the end of April.
The final phase of the project will be to produce a set of “milepost walk” notes highlighting points of interest along the way and to produce interpretation boards as appropriate.

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust would like to thank those people who have supported our project in many different ways and made it possible.

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust always welcomes new members particularly anybody who would like to help us bring the canal back to life by participating in our monthly volunteer work parties. We would also like to hear from anybody who has a photo of the Tean viaduct as yet we haven’t been able to find one of this interesting feature.

For further information and to contact the Trust, visit

The Echo Newspaper wrote about the Canal Mileposts that have been installed within the Parish, please see the article below:

Notice of Casual Vacancy – Bramshall

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY – Local Government Act 1972 S.87(2)
– UTTOXETER RURAL PARISH COUNCIL has been advised by East Staffordshire Borough Council(ESBC) that a casual vacancy is available on the Parish Council.

Andy O’Brien, ESBC Returning Officer confirmed the Casual Vacancy on the 4th April 2019.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Council for Bramshall, then please read the qualification criteria below from the Local Government Act 1972 s79:

(a) on that day he is and thereafter he continues to be a local government elector for the area of the authority; or
(b) he has during the whole of the twelve months preceding that day occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in that area; or
(c) his principal or only place of work during that twelve months has been in that area; or
(d) he has during the whole of those twelve months resided in that area; or
(e) in the case of a member of a parish or community council he has during the whole of those twelve months resided either in the parish or community or within three miles of it.

Please see list of qualities below to give you an understanding of the competency for a parish councillor and read the Good Councillor guide pdf which opens in a separate page, via the link at the bottom of this notice, to ensure you understand how a Parish Council works.


Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Ability • Solid interest in local matters.
• Ability and willingness to represent the Council and their community.
• Good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
• Ability and willingness to work closely with other members and to maintain good working relationships with all members and staff.
• Good reading and analytic skills.
• Ability and willingness to work with the council’s partners (e.g. voluntary groups, other parish councils, principal authority, charities).
• Ability and willingness to undertake relevant training.
• Experience of working in another public body or not for profit organisation
• Experience of working with voluntary and or local community/ interest groups.
• Basic knowledge of legal issues relating to town and parish councils or local authorities.
• Experience of working with the media.
• Experience in financial control/budgeting
• use of Word and email – essential

Ability and willingness to attend meetings of the council (or the meetings of other local authorities and local bodies) in the evening and events in the evening and at weekends.
• Flexible
• Enthusiastic.

The casual vacancy will be considered at the next Parish Meeting, 14th May 2019, which takes place at St Lawrence Church, Bramshall at 7.30pm

For more information please contact the Clerk by phone 01889 566393 or email

Good Councillors Guide

Half Marathon – Festival of Running – Road Closure – 5th May 2019

Dear Residents,

We have been sent the attached road closure for 5th May 2019 in Uttoxeter.

Road Closure – Road Runners

There are a list of roads that will be closed from 10.15am – 1pm  on the day.


Notice of European Election – nomination papers





1. An election is to be held of 7 Members of the European Parliament for the West Midlands Region.

2. Nomination papers are to be delivered to the Elections Office, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB, between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on any week day after the date of this notice (except 19 April and 22 April 2019) but not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 25 April 2019.

3. Forms of nomination paper may be obtained at the place and times mentioned above.

4. The deposit for each registered political party or individual candidate (£5,000) can be paid when submitting papers by:
• legal tender (cash in British pounds only); or
• bankers draft (drawn by a UK bank and made payable to “Regional Returning Officer, Birmingham”)
• and with my prior permission, by debit or credit card (Delta, Solo, Switch/Maestro, Mastercard or Visa) or the electronic transfer of funds.

5. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 23 May 2019.

6. Applications to be included in the register of electors must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Tuesday 7 May 2019, if they are to be effective for the election.

7. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 8 May 2019.

8. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

9. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on the grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer at their offices by 5pm on Thursday 23 May 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019

Council House Kate Charlton
Birmingham B1 1BB Regional Returning Officer
15 April 2019
Printed and Published by the Regional Returning Officer, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB

Iron Man 9th June 2019- volunteers needed

Volunteer for IRONMAN Staffordshire – 9th June 2019

Staffordshire’s biggest triathlon competition is calling out for volunteers to help make the race a great success.

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire is looking for volunteers and volunteer groups to help out with athlete registration, marshalling the course, assisting in transition and handing out medals and t-shirts at the finish line.

The 2019 event takes place on Sunday 9 June.

Groups of volunteers are also needed to help out at feeding stations and hand out lap bands to athletes on the running course.

Volunteers will be joining a team of over 500, including stewards, medical staff and technical officials, and have the chance to get great experience of working behind the scenes of a world-renowned event.

Last year, the competition raised hundreds of thousands for charity.

Sue Ball, who has previously volunteered at the competition in Staffordshire, said: “Volunteering at Ironman was a wonderful experience. It was great to be part of one of the UK’s most exciting sporting challenges. What I remember most about the day, apart from those amazing athletes, was just how many athletes thanked me for giving up my time and volunteering to help at the event – a truly rewarding experience.”

To sign up, click on the link below or paste it into your browser

Uncontested Election – Abbey Ward Councillor

East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided the Parish Council with details of an uncontested election for the role as East Staffordshire Borough Council – Abbey Ward Councillor.

Uncontested Election – Abbey Ward Councillor

Notice of Uncontested Election – Stramshall and Bramshall

East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided the Parish Council with the following letters and Notices of Uncontested Election results 2019.

Notice of uncontested Councillors – Bramshall
Uncontested Election letter – Bramshall
Notice of Uncontested Councillors – Stramshall
Uncontested Election letter – Stramshall


Cllr Atkins – Staffordshire County Council – Annual Report 2019

Dear Residents

This is the annual report from Cllr Atkins – Staffordshire County Council.

Philip Atkins Report for Annual Meeting – Uttoxeter Rural Report 2019

A50 update from Cllr Atkins

A50 Growth Corridor update:

Despite the recent poor weather, work completed early this year. Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts is complete. The work, which started in 2016, has seen an upgraded junction with the A522, a new bridge installed, the old one demolished and the building of three new roundabouts and slip roads.

This major piece of engineering is a huge success and will deliver many economic benefits, while also improving road safety.

Project B is in the Road investment strategy Programme for delivery by 2025.

Statement of Persons nominated in Bramshall and Stramshall

Dear Residents

East Staffordshire Borough Council Election Team have issued the statement of persons nominated for our Parish Council, please see the documents attached.

Statement of persons nominated – Uttoxeter Rural Bramshall Parish 05.04.2019

Statement of persons nominated Uttoxeter Rural Stramshall Parish 05.04.2019

Statements of Person Nominated – Abbey Ward

Dear Residents

The attached is a statement from East Staffordshire Borough Council(ESBC) giving the name of the person nominated for Abbey Ward.

Abbey Ward is the ward of ESBC that covers our Parish Council.

Colin Whittaker will continue in the role.

Statement of persons nominated ESBC Abbey Ward 05.04.2019