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Weather Ready Campaign

Dear Residents,

We have received the following information which I hope is useful:

 

WeatherReady Winter Campaign by the Met Office

WeatherReady is a year round campaign run by the Met Office, in partnership with the Cabinet Office, to help individuals prepare for, and cope with, severe weather. The winter campaign encourages individuals, families and communities to think about winter preparations they can make to help them stay warm, healthy and safe at this time of year.

Details on the WeatherReady campaign including weather related advice covering the themes of health, travel and property can be accessed via the following link: www.metoffice.gov.uk/weatherready.

The Priority Services Register

The Priority Services Register is a free service provided by the company and is eligible for anyone who is of pensionable age, disabled, has children under 5 years old or relies on medical equipment.

As part of the service, customers are kept informed as much as possible of power cuts affecting their home and are given special help, if needed, through the British Red Cross.
The Priority Services Register offers peace of mind for vulnerable customers and their families and we do our very best to ensure that their needs are met at all times.

“Be Winter Ready” Campaign by Western Power Distribution

The electricity and gas networks have come together again to help members of the public prepare in case they have a power cut or gas emergency this winter through its annual ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign, which is launching on 2nd December.

While electricity supplies are very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption. As the nights get colder and darker, the chance of experiencing severe weather becomes more likely. Storms, floods and other extreme conditions can cause damage to the electricity network and disrupt energy supplies.

To Be Winter Ready, we’re urging the public to:

• Know your free emergency numbers – in a power cut call 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
• Prepare your home – keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can also get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register.
• Keep your eyes open – keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

We have created a digital toolkit of materials to communicate this information, including social media posts, a poster and leaflet: www.energynetworks.org/news/public-information/be-winter-ready-toolkit.html

REMEMBER The Priority Services Register

The Priority Services Register is a free service provided by the company and is eligible for anyone who is of pensionable age, disabled, has children under 5 years old or relies on medical equipment.

As part of the service, customers are kept informed as much as possible of power cuts affecting their home and are given special help, if needed, through the British Red Cross.
The Priority Services Register offers peace of mind for vulnerable customers and their families and we do our very best to ensure that their needs are met at all times.

To find out more information or to register, please call us on 0800 096 3080 or visit www.westernpower.co.uk/psr.


Stramshall Christmas Tree Lights switch on – 6th December 2019 at 7pm

Dear Residents

The Christmas Tree lights will be turned on at Stramshall Village Green, High Street, Stramshall, ST14 5DL on 6th December 2019 at 7pm.

Santa will be there and refreshments will be available in Stramshall Village Hall after the switch on.

I hope everyone can come along to this village event.


December Parish Council meeting – DATE CHANGE

Dear Residents

At the Budget meeting tonight the Councillors agree to change the date of the December meeting from 3rd December to 10th December.

An agenda will be available by 5th December for the new date.


Yellow Fog – Weather warning for 19.11.2019

Dear Residents

Staffordshire County Council have advised of the following:

The Met Office have issued a rather unusual yellow warning for fog across the whole of the county for the beginning of Tuesday.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/accessible-uk-warnings

The warning is in place from 4am until about 11am.

Specifically, there will be some dense and freezing fog patches during the morning, which is highly likely to lead to some travel disruption.

Warnings for fog are issued when visibility is due to drop below 200 metres – tomorrow we can expect visibility to be reduced to about 100 metres or less in places.

As travelling in fog can be dangerous, the Met Office website has some handy guidance on how to drive safely.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice/travel/advice-for-travelling-in-fog


AUTUMN FAYRE and Afternoon Tea – Saturday 16th November – Bramshall Parish Hall

Saturday 16th November from 2pm – 4pm at Bramshall Parish Hall.

Cakes, Handicrafts, Handmade cards, Jewellery, NYR Organic Beauty Products and much more.

Meet up with friends and enjoy a relaxing afternoon.


General Election 12th December – Candidates and Voting Information.

Dear Residents,

East Staffordshire Borough Council have just provided the Parish Council with the details of the candidates for our area in the General Election.

COPELAND KATE – Green Party.
GRIFFITHS KATE ELIZABETH – Conservative Party Candidate
WAIN ADAM DAVID -Liberal Democrats
WALKER LOUISE – Labour Party

Please see attached the full information of each candidate and the polling stations you can vote on 12th December 2019.

Notice Of Appointment Of ElectionAgents December 2019
SOPN Notice Of Situation of Polling Stations – December 2019

Are you registered to vote at the next Election? It only takes 5 minutes to register.
Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to get started!

Election Deadlines for UK Parliamentary Election on Thursday 12 December 2019

Last day for applications to be included on the register of electors in order to vote in the election – 26 November 2019

Last day for requests for a new postal vote or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment -Tuesday 26 November 2019

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy (except for medical emergencies)
5:00 pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019

Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on grounds of medical emergency or by reason of employment5:00 pm on Thursday 12 December 2019


Ian Davies (Bramshall) Ltd – Thank you from Councillors

Dear Residents,

The Parish Council would like to thank Ian Davies(Bramshall) Ltd, Stocks Farm, Bramshall, for his skills with metal work and considerable design ability, which has resulted in a Christmas Tree holder being manufactured at his site in Bramshall.

Ian advised the Council that the Christmas Tree holder was a donation to the residents of Bramshall and because of his generosity, Bramshall Village will have a Christmas Tree this year.

Ian has supported the Council many times over the years and the Councillors want to thank him for his service to the residents of the Parish.


BRAMSHALL CHICANE – update

Dear Residents,

As you know the Parish Council has been working with Staffordshire County Council to ensure that the S106 funds for traffic calming are used to deliver an effective solution to the traffic through Bramshall Village.

Most of you will have commented on the first proposed chicane design/location and plans were redrawn after listening to residents concerns.

The second design/location went out for consultation and I am happy to say that the design will now be implemented having successfully passed through the consultation process.

You will have seen the drawing on our website in September (News Item)

The work on the chicane is due to start within the next month, so should be finished by Christmas 2019, this of course is weather permitting.

The drawings are below in a pdf format.

Thank you

Bramshall Chicane D6665T-R00-04-P1 – Consultation Drawing 17.09.2019


Public Space Protection Orders 2019- ESBC update

Dear Residents,

East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) has considered all requests for public space protection (PSPO) and has made decisions based on information and evidence submitted and from information held on our records. We considered all current areas and whether any alterations were required. We also considered new requests or removing any existing ones where they are no longer required.

A full list of the PSPO’s can be found on the East Staffordshire Borough Council’s website www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk and search PSPO dogs or PSPO alcohol.

Any queries regarding the PSPO information on the East Staffordshire Borough Council’s website please email the PSPO@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk direct.