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Western Power – Power Cuts – contact details

Dear Residents

If you experience a power failure during the lock down, please see the numbers to call.

Phone: 105 or

0800 6783 105

Twitter: @wpduk


Staffordshire Day – 1st May 2020- Events to be held via live links

Dear Residents,

We have been sent the following from Staffordshire County Council.

Staffordshire Day set to give county morale boost.

Staffordshire’s community spirit will take centre stage for this year’s Staffordshire Day, which is still set to go ahead on Friday 1st May despite the global Coronavirus pandemic.
The event will be online-only, with a series of activities live-streamed and broadcast on social media, reflecting the restrictions placed on travel and mass gatherings to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Details of this year’s Staffordshire Day programme can be found at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffordshireday

Organisers ‘Enjoy Staffordshire’, with the support of Staffordshire County Council and other local authority partners, have decided to use Staffordshire Day to help bring communities together, and provide a morale boost while the country remains on lockdown.
Instead of the celebrations of previous years, which featured special events, offers and competitions, the 2020 Staffordshire Day will see a combination of live performances, talks and demonstrations, and classes to get involved with from your living room. And Enjoy Staffordshire is encouraging anyone who would like to showcase their skills and entertain the county to come forward by emailing their details to info@enjoystaffordshire.com.

Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member responsible for tourism at Staffordshire County Council and Vice Chair of Destination Staffordshire said:
“We all know what a wonderful county Staffordshire is and what truly amazing people we have here, and this is our chance to tell the world. This will be our fifth Staffordshire Day but because of Coronavirus, it will be very different and why we’re taking our activities online and on social media.
“They’ll include live music performances and poetry readings, history talks, quizzes, and as in previous years, our mug shot campaign. As well as showing off the pride we all have in our county as we’ve done on previous days, this year we’ll also be recognising our amazing community spirit. This includes promoting the resilience and kindness of local people, organisations and businesses, all making a real difference to people’s lives during the crisis. I want everyone to join in, share the posts and show everyone how proud we all are of our great county and wonderful people.”

Last year, over 30,000 people attended Staffordshire Day events, and there were more than 5,700 tweets using #StaffordshireDay, with the hashtag trending nationally for the whole day.

The date, decided by a public vote in 2015, is the anniversary of Josiah Wedgwood setting up his world-famous Staffordshire pottery company in 1759. Further details of this year’s Staffordshire Day programme can be found at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffordshireday


Government information on Schools – Free School Meal Entitlement in term time

Dear Residents

We have been advised of the following link to ensure you have the information about the Government announcement on free school meal entitlement.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools

We hope this helps.


Queens Hospital Burton – Childrens Ward moved

Dear Residents

We have been given the following information:

Sent on behalf of Krishna Kallianpur, Interim Executive Chief Nurse

Children’s wards at Queen’s Hospital Burton to be temporarily relocated to Royal Derby Hospital as part the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response.

The NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is taking measures to maintain safe staffing levels, due to increasing numbers of NHS staff who are self-isolating, and to meet the additional demands on services.

From 1 April 2020, staff who currently work in the two children’s wards at Queen’s Hospital Burton, and all children receiving care there at that time, will move to Derbyshire Children’s Hospital at Royal Derby Hospital. While A&E services at Queen’s Hospital will remain open to both adults and children, if emergency care is needed, families are encouraged to take children to Royal Derby Hospital Children’s Emergency Department where they will receive quicker care as this is where they would be admitted if required. If travelling by ambulance, children will be taken directly to Royal Derby Hospital. The nearest car park is number 5 and people should use entrance 18.

The relocation of services is a temporary arrangement to help the Trust cope with extra pressures and demands being faced as a result of COVID-19. Royal Derby Hospital has its own children’s emergency department and, as a larger unit, has capacity to safely care for the children who would usually be treated at both sites.

Neonatal services will remain at Queen’s Hospital Burton.

Krishna Kallianpur, Interim Executive Chief Nurse said: “Our priority is to continue to provide safe care for children and to do that we must maintain safe staffing levels by bringing together our experienced paediatric nurses and supporting teams.

“We are grateful to our colleagues on these wards who are rightly proud of the fantastic services we offer to Burton and surrounding areas. We really appreciate them being flexible as we do the right thing to keep our patients safe.”

The interim arrangement will be reviewed in three months when we have a better idea of the evolving situation and services will move back to Queen’s Hospital as soon as it’s safe to do so.

The Trust is writing to parents and carers of all children who are open access patients to let them know about the temporary arrangements.

Krishna Kallianpur
Interim Executive Chief Nurse

 


Extremely Vunerable must register for help if no support.

Dear Residents

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following information:

Extremely-vulnerable must register for help if they have no support

The extremely-vulnerable residents in Staffordshire are being urged to register for help if they need it.

An estimated 20,000 extremely-vulnerable residents in Staffordshire, such as those who have had organ transplants or some cancers, have received letters this week from the NHS telling them not to leave home for at least 12 weeks and still stay at least two metres away from other people within the home.

Those who feel they don’t have access to support from family, friends, or the community during that isolation should contact the NHS to make sure they receive help.

Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and cabinet member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “Staffordshire County Council’s priority remains to keep the vulnerable adults and children in our communities safe in the coming weeks and people’s lives depend on following the right advice.

“Many of the extremely-vulnerable in Staffordshire will have someone able to help them by collecting shopping and medicines, but some won’t have and it’s essential they follow the advice in the letter and contact the NHS online or by phone.”

Further details of who the extremely-vulnerable are and what they need to do are available on the Department of Health website – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

If someone is not online, hasn’t received a letter and thinks they have an underlying health condition which makes them extremely-vulnerable, they should contact their GP.

As well as the extremely-vulnerable there are another 150,000 Staffordshire residents who are also more liable to complications from coronavirus due to older age or other underlying health conditions. They are being urged to stay at home and minimise direct contact with family and friends.

To help tackle the growing crisis council staff will be deployed to new roles to ensure support for front line care services is maintained – and more than 650 have already signed up.

The authority is also promoting its Coronavirus Kindness campaign – offering ideas how communities can organise at a grassroots level to do practical things such as collect medicines, connect safely with people living alone and support existing local voluntary groups.

More information is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/coronaviruskindness .

Alan White added: “We are all working together for the common good and the response of Staffordshire residents has been fantastic.

“But remember it’s essential we to follow the advice on hand washing and social distancing.”


Local Businesses offering services

There are some local businesses and organisations who have also offered services:

Old Saddlers Yard Cafe – Free delivery of homemade meals – 01889 562270

Edmonstons Butchers – Free delivery of produce – 01889 567555

LH Aerials – providing help and assistance regarding TV related issues over the phone – 01889 560075

TLC Foods – Extended delivery times for its meal service – 07805 009 283

Ede Family Butchers – Free delivery of produce – 07818 433 925

Careline Calling – Part of St Oswolds Hospital in Ashbourne. Offering free befriending service – 01335 210 353

The Raddle Inn, Hollington – Free Delivery within a 5 mile radius on all orders over £10.00 – 01889 507 278

Helping Hands Food Bank – 07548 687 632

Renew Church – help with grocery delivery & offering support – 01889 567016

Sams Free Range Eggs – free delivery on Thursday evening on all orders received before 5pm on Thursday – 07967 437 896

Uttoxeter Iceland will be opening 8am – 9am for over 70s this Wednesday morning.

Global Zero Waste Shop – offering Free delivery to Uttoxeter. Look them up and order online http://zerowasteshop.org

Denstone Farmshop – offering a delivery service on orders over £25.00 – call 01889 590050 and select option 5

LY Beauty – giving free back massages to all medical professionals – 07598 977108

Titerton Cheese – Will provide FREE home delivery of products (cheese & eggs) – 07969 242687, email tittertoncheese@gmail.com or via social media.

Local Milkmen – Adrian – 01889 567652 or Clive – 07855 718553

JS Quality Meats – Free Delivery. Order before 10am – 01283 821123

Northgate Surgery is offering a prescription delivery service to their patients who are self-isolating or are unable to get out to collect their medications. Anyone who would like to take up the offer should telephone (01889 562010) and speak to our dispensary staff in the first instance please


Allotments – update from National Allotment Society

Dear Allotment Holders, The Parish Council has been advised of the following by the National Allotment Society:  Covid 19 Emergency Measures – March 26th, 2020.

Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, to take daily exercise on their own or with members of your household. It is vitally important that you follow all the advice about social distancing and hygiene in the points below and not gather to-gether on site.

Any plot-holder who is self isolating because a household member is ill with corona-virus should not be visiting the site.

It is important that anyone attending the allotment takes care to stay the appropriate distance from others, avoid body contact and wash hands, as we have a water trough on site, please bring your own water to wash your hands.

It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency.

Please remember to look out for one another during these very difficult times.

Members should take the following precautionary measures:

• Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly in water you have brought to site
• Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks
• DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart.
• Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres
• If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
• Do not share tools
• Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes
• Do not wash your hands in water troughs – bring your own water to our site.

STAY SAFE


Key Workers Childcare – emergency number

Dear Residents

We have been asked to pass on the following:

School and Childcare for Key Workers

Has your school or childcare provider had to close due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

If you need emergency childcare in your local area, we may be able to help.

Please email eeac@staffordshire.gov.uk or call 01785 278 201


Coronavirus Business Support Information and website

Dear Residents

We have been advised about this link for Businesses to ensure they have the correct information about the support packages available to them.

https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
This includes a package of measures to support businesses including:

a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

deferring VAT and Income Tax payments

a Statutory Sick Pay relief package for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)

a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England

small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief

grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000

the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme offering loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank

a new lending facility from the Bank of England to help support liquidity among larger firms, helping them bridge coronavirus disruption to their cash flows through loans

the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme

Coronavirus Financial Support


Stay at Home information

Dear Residents

Please see below the statement from the Government website and a leaflet giving full details on the stay at home guidelines.

“When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we will reduce the spread of the infection. That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.

Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes

Closing non-essential shops and community spaces

Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

Every citizen must comply with these new measures. The relevant authorities, including the police, will be given the powers to enforce them – including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

These measures are effective immediately. The Government will look again at these measures in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows this is possible.

Published 23 March 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

Full_guidance_on_staying_at_home_and_away_from_others 23.03.2020


Staffordshire County Council – further update

County must listen and act to get through this together.

The people of Staffordshire must work together to support the NHS and help each other to survive the crisis facing the UK.

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “Doctors, nurses, police officers and council staff helping deliver critical services must face the risk of Coronavirus infection every day, but most people do have a choice, and now is the time to make the right choice for you, your family and your community.

“The NHS is at tipping point, but we have the opportunity to save many lives by staying at home from now on.”

With immediate effect, people can only leave their homes for the following reasons:
Shopping for basic necessities, as seldom as possible;

One form of exercise per day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;

For medical needs, including to provide care or help a vulnerable person;

Travelling to and from work, but only where absolutely necessary and when the work cannot be done from home.

If you are based at home then there is still much you can do in your local community.

Staffordshire County Council’s Coronavirus Kindness campaign offers ideas how communities can organise at a grassroots level to provide vulnerable people with practical support at home, including by collecting medicines, connecting safely with people living alone and supporting existing local voluntary groups.

More information is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/coronaviruskindness .

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “We are working round the clock to try and keep people safe and we need everyone to work together for the common good.

“Over the coming days we will be calling on those with experience of care, the healthy and fit and our own staff to step up if they can.

“If you want to volunteer and help us care on the front line then your children and grandchildren will thank you for the part you played when it mattered most.”

Also, in light of the Prime Minister’s statement, Staffordshire County Council’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres have closed from 9am this morning.

The sites will be maintained and the county council will be working with district and borough councils to make best use of the sites to support essential services. The public is asked not to come to the sites until further notice.


List of useful website for information about Coronovirus

Dear Residents,

The Parish Council is getting updates about the virus and how to ensure that everyone stays safe.
Below is a list of links that we hope will be useful during this time.

Community Support – https://www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/

Self isolation and Social Distancing – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Support for Employees – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Support for Business – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses

Public Heath England – https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/

NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Government Action Plan- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

Remember: Stay at Home, but if you have to go out.

• Stay 2m away from people when you are out.
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• always wash your hands when you get home or into work
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
• avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
• only travel on public transport if you need to
• work from home, if you can
• use phone or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS service


Coronavirus – Update from Staffordshire County Council

Residents urged to take responsibility

People are being urged to act now and follow Government advice as the coronavirus crisis tightens its grip on the country.

This week an estimated 20,000 super-vulnerable residents in Staffordshire, such as those who have had organ transplants or some cancers, will receive a letter from the NHS telling them to stay at home and shield themselves from physical contact with the outside world.

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “People’s lives depend on all of us following the advice – especially for the super-vulnerable, over-70s, those who are pregnant and people with underlying heath conditions.

“Please stay at home wherever possible and let the world come to you: work from home wherever possible and if you have to go out do avoid gatherings in public places.

“Finally, do stay in touch with family and friends – but only by phone and online here possible.

“We have an opportunity to act now to try and slow down the momentum and it is an opportunity we must all seize.”

Those most at risk should not go out for 12 weeks and will be given essential supplies if they don’t have a support system of their own. General health advice can be found on the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The key priority for the county council remains to keep the vulnerable adults and children in our communities safe in the coming weeks.

To help tackle the growing crisis council staff will be deployed to new roles to ensure support for front line care services is maintained – and more than 450 have already signed up.

The authority is also promoting its Coronavirus Kindness campaign – offering ideas how communities can organise at a grassroots level to do practical things such as collect medicines, connect safely with people living alone and support existing local voluntary groups.

More information is available at https://www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/ .

Philip Atkins added: “We are working round the clock to try and keep people safe and we need everyone to work together for the common good.

“If people want to make a difference and help others please follow the advice and remember washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds is still the most effective way of stopping the spread of the virus.”


Loan Sharks – an annoucement

Dear Residents

We have been asked to provide you with the following information.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is fully committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship.

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.

Please help us raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks and signpost people to support services by sharing the items attached.

Wishing all our colleagues and partners safety and good health during these difficult and uncertain times.

Please disseminate to your networks.

Thanks

Kind Regards

Nadeem Mahammed, MFPH,
LIAISE Officer (Leads in awareness, intelligence, support and education),
England Illegal Money Lending Team


Coronavirus (Covid 19) – Government response details

Dear Residents

Please see below the latest link for all information about the Coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

We hope you find this useful.


Parish Council – 7th April 2020 meeting – not being held

18.03.2020

Dear Residents,

In light of the government guidelines about Coronavirus, I have consulted with my Vice Chair, Cllr Matt Slater and we have decided not to hold the scheduled April meeting of the Parish Council.

Due to our policy of delegated duties to the Clerk and our Financial Regulations, we will make payments of the invoices received that have been budgeted for and will ensure these are reported at the next meeting. All policies and budget of the Parish Council are on our website.
If you have any concerns about the Coronavirus, please consult Public Health England website, which is on our website in the news area.

Kind regards
Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw
Chairman


Stramshall Village Newsletter

Dear Residents

Please see below the Stramshall Village Newsletter in pdf format.

Stramshall Village NEWSLETTER MARCH 2020


Social Distancing – Guidance from Government

Dear Residents

We have been given the link below for information on social distancing.

I hope that you find this useful.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults


Next One’ Fashion Show – Bramshall Village Hall – Friday 13th March

Dear Residents

We have been asked to let you know the following:

 

Ladies, escape the gloom and depression of the current times by coming along to the ‘Next One’ Fashion Show.

Tom will be there with his latest batch of high street clothes at bargain prices… and his cheeky banter!

Friday 13th March in the Parish Hall (doors open 7.30pm – show commences 8.00pm).
£2.50 entry includes refreshments.

Have an enjoyable evening.

For more info please phone SallyAnne on 565228


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the latest Government plans

Dear Residents

We have been given the update below for your information from Staffordshire County Council:

 

You will have seen the news reports on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the latest Government plans.

At the moment, the country is in the ‘contain’ phase. This means that Public Health England and the NHS are working to detect and isolate cases of coronavirus as they emerge in the UK. The Prime Minister has stressed that it remains very much, “Business as usual.”

In Staffordshire, there are currently no confirmed cases, and the advice is to carry on as usual and continue to follow Department of Health guidance. The Public Health England website has all the latest advice and guidance. https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

We have established an Incident Management Team (IMT) to finalise our own action plan. Each department has a business continuity plan, and all departments are working to determine what the impacts will be in a worst-case scenario, and what can be done to mitigate these impacts.

In the meantime, there are practical steps that our communities can take to lessen the chance of infection. This includes washing hands more and using the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ strategy for coughs and sneezes.

Added to this, you can help reduce the impact and spread of misinformation by relying on information from trusted sources, such as that on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response.

On your social media, please only share and retweet information from official sources such as the NHS and Public Health England. This way, we can ensure our communities are getting the right information.


Hedge and Hedgerow – cutting guidelines

Dear Residents,

Please be aware of the following:

Hedge/Hedgerow cutting – You must not do any work which might harm nesting birds or destroy their nests. You’ll usually find nesting birds during the main nesting and breeding season from 1 March to 31 August.

To look up the full guidance, please visit the government website:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/countryside-hedgerows-regulation-and-management


Flood Damage Grants – closing date 4th March 2020

Dear Residents,

Following the damage caused by Storm Dennis across the Country the government has announced details of flood relief grants available to qualifying households and businesses that were flooded during Storm Dennis in February 2020:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/major-package-of-support-for-storm-hit-areas

This funding is accessed by Districts/Boroughs and will only be available to those affected in district authorities that have 25 or more flooded households as a result of Storm Dennis.

Our Flood Team are supporting the districts/boroughs to pull this information together, therefore, could you please provide our Flood Team with details of internally flooded properties (gardens do not qualify) that you are aware of, by Wednesday 4th March. These will then be collated and passed to the district councils to determine if they will be eligible to apply.

Please send the following details to flood.team@staffordshire.gov.uk
District / Borough
Number of properties with internal flooding
Addresses / contact details


Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Consultation – have your say.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service Safety Plan 2020-2024 Consultation –

Views are sought on our draft Safety Plan 2020-2024 – Consultation on the draft Safety Plan 2020-2024 is now open and runs from February 17 until March 22, 2020.

https://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/media/2567/draft-safety-plan-2020-2024.pdf


Morelock Speed Indicator Signs – Stramshall – installed

Dear Residents,

You may have noticed that the Speed Indicator signs have now been installed in Stramshall.

The Staffordshire Police Commissioners Grant provided a grant so that the Parish Council could purchase these signs for the village and working with Staffordshire County Council Highways the signs were purchased from Morelock Signs. www.morelock.co.uk 

I hope that everyone agrees they will be a visual reminder to drivers to keep to the 30 mph speed limit within Stramshall and the Council is very grateful to the Police Commissioner, Staffordshire County Council and Morelock Signs for their help in ensuring this project has been successful.


One Man, Many Trumpets Event – Bramshall – 16th Feb at 3pm

Dear Residents,

We have been asked to make you aware of the following event.

One Man, Many Trumpets

Dr Paul Nevins introduces the trumpet during the 19th & 20th Centuries

St. Lawrence’s Church, Church Lane, Bramshall, ST14 5BQ

Sunday 16th February at 3.00pm

Free entry

Retiring collection in aid of the church

Tea/Coffee and Cake served afterwards at 4.00pm


NHS – asking patients and carers to share their story

Dear Residents,

We have been asked to pass on the information below:

Calling all patients and carers

Would you be interested in sharing your experiences of
the NHS with healthcare staff participating in our current
learning programmes?

As part of their learning, our participants are asked to
listen to the voices of patients and carers and consider
the impact of positive and negative experiences of the
NHS.

We’re currently recruiting patients and carers who
are willing to share their story.

Register your interest:
www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/eoc


Road Closure – Stone Rd, Bramshall – 18th Feb 2020

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 18 February 2020 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of B5027 Stone Road in Bramshall 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. Access to local properties will be available.

An alternative route for traffic is available via B5027 Stone Road, Bennetts Lane, Loxley Lane, A518 Stafford Road, A518 Uttoxeter Road, A51 London Road, A51 Lichfield Road, B5066 Hilderstone Road, B5027 Uttoxeter Road, B5027 Dayhills, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 The Level, B5027 Uttoxeter Road and vice versa.

For more information, visit: https://one.network/?tm=116094646.

The order will come into operation from 20:00 hours on 22 February 2020 and the said works will commence on or as near as practicable to that date. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 15:00 hours on 23 February 2020.


The Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative – now open

Dear Residents

We have been asked to pass on the following information from Staffordshire County Council.

The Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative is due to launch in East Staffordshire next week. The initiative aims to install fully funded first time central heating systems into eligible homes across Staffordshire.

I hope you can help promote the scheme in your local area with residents.

The Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative is funded by the £150m Warm Homes Fund, which has been established by National Grid to support local authorities to address some of the issues affecting fuel poor households.

We, Staffordshire County Council, are working in partnership with E.ON and East Staffordshire Borough Council to run this initiative in your area. We are also encouraging the local police, fire and health services to make referrals into the scheme.

We have identified a number of households across East Staffordshire that could be eligible to get fully funded central heating installed in their home and we are sending letters out to all of these homes in the coming weeks.

Residents can apply for this scheme if they do not already have gas central heating, claim benefits or tax credits, have low or no income, are disabled, elderly or have very young children.

Residents can apply online at www.staffordshirewarmerhomes.co.uk or freephone the Staffordshire Warmer Homes team at E.ON on 0333 202 4481.


2020 Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information to share with all of the Parish.

Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards across the county.

Described by a previous host as ‘our own mini Pride of Britain Awards’ these events aim to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers and organisations who go the extra mile to support our communities.

In 2019 more than 1200 people attended ceremonies across Staffordshire with events held in Cannock Chase, Stafford and District, Lichfield and District, South Staffordshire, East Staffordshire and Staffordshire Moorlands. This year we will see the launch of additional events being held in held in Tamworth and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The events will take place in June and nominations are being sought in the following 10 award categories:
− ‘Volunteering Support for Young People’
− ‘Volunteering Support for the over 65’s’
− ‘Personal Achievement’
− ‘Business Contribution to Communities’
− ‘Trustee of the Year’
− ‘New Volunteer Team of the Year’
− ‘Volunteer Team of the Year’
− ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’
− ‘Volunteer of the Year’
− ‘Lifetime Achievement’

Details of each event can be found on our website with further details on how to nominate https://www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/volunteer-star-awards

The closing date for nominations is Friday 3rd April 2020 at 5pm.


Dog Fouling – how to report it

Dear Residents,

Residents have approached the Parish Council with regards to the Dog Fouling in the Parish.

East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided the leaflet below, click on link to download, and also a poster that will be displayed within Stramshall and Bramshall noticeboards.

Please remember that your dog is your responsibility and picking up after them is essential so that the whole community is kept tidy.

To report an issue, please email – community.civil_enforcement@eaststaffs.bc.gov.uk

Thank you in advance for your help with this issue.

ESBC Dog Fouling Leaflet – Your Dog Your Responsibility
Dog Fouling sign


Fly Tipping – how to report it

Dear Residents,

As the holiday period is now over, the possibility for fly tipping may increase within the Parish.

To report fly tipping, please contact East Staffordshire Borough Council, either by e-mail, telephone or via their on line portal. See the link below for the website.

http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/environmental-health/fly-tipping

They will need the following information:

Location of the rubbish that has been left. Postcode and Road name.
Date & time fly-tipping occurred
Description of fly-tipped waste
Plus any other information you consider to be helpful and may lead to the prosecution of offenders.

Calling 01283 508506

Emailing: community.civil_enforcement@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk