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Rolleston History Group – talk on Mosley Estate – 26th October 2019

The Parish Council have been made aware of the following talk and thought the residents of the Parish would like details, see below:



Saturday 26th October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

On the 22nd and 23rd October 1919, in the Co-Operative Hall, Byrkley Street, Burton upon Trent, the feudal Mosley estate, consisting of most of Rolleston and Anslow and parts of Tutbury, was to be sold by auction.

Much of the rural estate transferred to private hands overnight but the sale of the village and Hall dragged on for three more sales leading up to the demolition of the Hall in 1925

The History Friends will tell the story of those sales and also look at members of the Mosley family around that time.


10.00 – 10.45 The Estate Sales 1919 – 1924 Tom Martin

10.45 – 11.30 Coffee, viewing of Estate sales plans
and pictures of the time

11.30 – 12.15 The Mosleys of the Early 20th Century Arnold Burston

Tickets £5.00 available from

St Mary’s Church Tom & Sylvia Martin, Tel 813320,

Arnold Burston, Tel 813457: Michael Wardell, Tel 812565: John Phillips, Tel 813833

All proceeds in support of St Mary’s Maintenance Fund

Staffordshire Police – new Single Online Home website

Dear Residents,

Staffordshire Police have provided the following information to the Parish Council:

On Wednesday 14 August Staffordshire Police will replace its current website with Single Online Home (SOH).

SOH is a new interactive website where members of the public can report non-urgent crime, submit complaints or praise, make requests under the freedom of information act, view local crime statistics and seek advice on a range of crime types and crime prevention methods.

Along with Single Online Home, we also have the ability to allow the communities of Staffordshire to report crime via social media. Our Digital 101 team takes reports of non-urgent crime, seven days a week, 7am – midnight on Facebook and Twitter.

Reporting Issues on Highways England

Dear Residents

Please be aware that if there is an issue on any of the main UK Highways – in our area the A50 is a main UK Highway, please contact Highways England to report this.

High­ways Eng­land
National Traf­fic Oper­a­tions Cen­tre
3 Ridge­way
Quin­ton Busi­ness Park
B32 1AF
United Kingdom
General enquiries 0300 123 5000

If you call the helpline, you will be given a reference number and can follow up on the progress of the reported issue using the reference number.

Your Staffordshire Card is ending 31.08.2019

Staffordshire County Council have sent the following information to the Parish Council:


Dear All

You will be aware the “Your Staffordshire Card” scheme for young people is ending on 31 August 2019 and will no longer be accepted for discounted travel on buses following this date.
Like many county councils we face unprecedented financial challenges and made the decision to no longer fund the administration of the scheme as the number of bus journeys has now fallen by 80 per cent since its peak in 2014/15.

This is in part due to the fact that some operators have introduced their own discounted fares and passes. We are encouraging people to check out the best deals with their local bus operator. National Express for example has recently introduced a pass which will be more affordable than the Your Staffordshire Card if used on a regular basis.

More information about the changes can be found on the council’s website.

Kind Regards
Philip Atkins OBE
Staffordshire County Council.

365 Great Things about Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council has developed the “365 Great Things about Staffordshire” page on its County website.

It is a year-long celebration of everything that makes our county a great place to live, work and visit.

So far 32 Great Things have been put on social media such as Twitter and Facebook about facts, individuals and places.

There are of course many thousands of things that make Staffordshire great.

Such as our wonderful attractions, our brilliant businesses, our caring communities and people, our vibrant towns and cities, and our stunning countryside villages.

Staffordshire County Council  want to shout about them.

Please use the link below to add your great thing about Staffordshire