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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 –

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 .

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

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 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.


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 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.

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

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 .

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 –

Self isolation and Social Distancing –

Support for Employees –

Support for Business –

Public Heath England –


Government 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 –

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 .

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.


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.

We hope you find this useful.

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


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

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.

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.

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 and Public Health England

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:

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:

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
District / Borough
Number of properties with internal flooding
Addresses / contact details