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See Saw for Play Area – Stramshall

Dear Residents

Following the residents questionnaire last year and the request for a see saw for the play area in Stramshall, the Councillors are delighted to announce this has now been installed. .

Covid delayed the installation.


2021 Community Fund – details

Dear Residents,

Please see details about the 2021 Community Fund below, plus a leaflet attached.

The 2021 Community Fund is now live until the end of October, and applicants can see the detail and apply at

This year the fund is aimed at groups who have got going already, and need to think about what next – what will their offer be in future? How will they fundraise? How will they grow? What plans did they have before Covid-19 that they can now revisit?  This is where this funding comes in, as an investment to speed this up.

2021 Community Fund Rules

What the fund is for

  • Projects to get Staffordshire’s voluntary and community sector back to thriving, including initiatives that will help groups to develop or restart their own fundraising; or
  • Projects to help paused community activities get going again in a safe way; or
  • Projects looking to build on the community energy of the past year and keep it going, e.g. by transitioning new community networks into more formal community groups or Good Neighbour schemes

Deadline for new applications – 31 October 2021.

Deadline for spending granted funding  – 31 March 2022.

Match funding

Only required when the application comes from a parish council or a business, in which case the expectation is for 50/50 match funding. For any other applicant, there is no minimum financial match, but they will need to put in their application something about what they are bringing to their community table.

While the Community Fund is about getting community activity back to where it should be in a thriving voluntary and community sector, there are also other funds which may be more suitable.

Covid support funding – Doing Our Bit Covid 19 self isolator grant scheme

This grant is about the direct Covid-19 ‘support’ activities that we saw a lot of in early summer 2020 – e.g. it can be used to help local people who are self-isolating with:

  • Accessing food
  • Accessing medication
  • Accessing daily essentials
  • Tackling loneliness / emotional wellbeing support / etc.

The scheme will close when all the funding has been allocated or 30 September 2021, whichever occurs earliest.  Applications are made online at the link above and colleagues in Public Health administer this – it is not a fund you control, but are welcome to signpost to.

Covid Recovery funding – Support Staffordshire

For Covid ‘recovery’, the simplest and best place for small-scale support is Support Staffordshire’s funding and training offer.  Working with our Public Health team, Support Staffordshire have funding to distribute of up to £200 for groups who need it, alongside free training.  This is specifically about groups who need to get going again – funding to get re-started, get back to face to face, and costs clearly associated with re-start: PPE, venue hire, staffing or volunteer expenses, etc.

You should know about this so you can be aware of when to signpost applicants to Support Staffordshire instead – for small scale or really ‘opening up’ focused projects, this is the right route, and comes with training alongside it.   People can find their Support Staffordshire Locality Officer for details at

2021 Community Fund – Flyer

2021 Community Fund – Guidance document

Road Closure – 27th June 2021 – A518 (Stafford Road) at junction with B5013 – Willslock

Dear Residents

Please be aware that essential road re-surfacing works will be carried out on Sunday 27th June 2021 at the junction between A518 (Stafford Road) and the B5013 (Willslock).

Please find attached a letter sent to all residents that will be affected for full details.

A518 and B5013 Road Closure Letter – 27.06.2021

Staffordshire Way – Volunteers Needed by CPRE

Staffordshire Way – Volunteers Needed

CPRE Staffordshire, the countryside charity have a new initiative to promote the Staffordshire Way and need Volunteers.

See poster below:

Staffordshire Way Flyer 15.06.2021


Road Closures – BENNETTS LANE, BRAMSHALL AND LOXLEY LANE, LOXLEY – Various dates in July/August



NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 6 July 2021 made an Order the effect of which will
be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Bennetts Lane, Bramshall and Loxley Lane, Loxley in so
much as passes by and is in the vicinity of the level crossing for a distance of 25 metres either side unless the
vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Loxley Lane, A518 Stafford Road, B5027 Stafford Road,
B5027 Hockley Road, B5027 Oldfields Road, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Bramshall Road, B5027 Stone Road and vice

For more information, visit:

The order will come into operation on 10 July 2021 and the said works will commence on or as near as
practicable to that date taking place as follows:
from 21:00 hours on 10/07/2021 until 16:00 hours on 11/07/2021,
from 21:00 hours on 17/07/2021 until 16:00 hours on 18/07/2021,
from 21:00 hours on 24/07/2021 until 16:00 hours on 25/07/2021,
from 21:00 hours on 31/07/2021 until 16:00 hours on 01/08/2021 and
from 21:00 hours on 07/08/2021 until 16:00 hours on 08/08/2021.
It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 8 August 2021.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the major renewal works of the level
crossing, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 7 July 2021
John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: 4233206
Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000