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Bennetts Lane – Loxley Lane – Closure 26th – 28th August 2020

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
Loxley Lane/Bennetts Lane
Bramshall
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 18th August 2020 made an Order the effect of
which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Loxley Lane/Bennetts Lane in
Bramshall unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to
premises on the length of road.
An alternative route for traffic is available via B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Bramshall Road, B5027 Stone Road, B5027
Oldfields Road, B5027 Hockley Road, B5027 Stafford Road, A518 Stafford Road . For more information,
visit: https://one.network/?tm=117272142.
The order will come into operation on 26th August 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 28th August
2020.


Bennetts Lane Closure – 22nd – 28th July 2020

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE
EMERGENCY CLOSURE
Bennetts Lane
Bramshall
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and
maintenance of Bennetts Lane in Bramshall are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of Bennetts
Lane junctions with Loxley Lane and Bramshall Road for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice because of the likelihood of
danger to the public during repairs to leaking main being undertaken by South Staffs Water.
Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for emergency services
vehicles or for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed.
An alternative route for traffic is available via Loxley Lane, Stafford Road, Hockley Road, Oldfields Road, Stone Road, Bramshall
Road and vice versa.
https://one.network/?tm=117964871
IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 12:15hrs on
22nd July 2020 AND 16:00hrs on 28th July 2020.


COVID-19 Recovery Fund

COVID-19 Recovery Fund

We’re all in the fight against Coronavirus together, and brilliant work has been
happening right across Staffordshire to help people stay safe and well.
A huge, co-ordinated effort across community and voluntary groups across our
county is still making a huge difference to isolated and vulnerable people, and those
in most need of help. Local people are also stepping up to put projects together
make a difference.

Now, as lockdown starts to lift and we all adapt to the ‘new normal’, the new Covid19 Recovery Fund has been set up to help get community organisations back on their
feet. It’s rapid, flexible funding to support communities to do their bit and to make
sure that the voluntary sector continues to thrive now and as we emerge from the
crisis.

Each county councillor has another £2,000 to support community groups in their
area to be resilient, safe and connected. No match funding is required.

Funding is available for:
• Projects about community recovery, to help get activity
going again or adapt to the ‘new normal’
• Existing volunteer/community groups who need
support to keep going
• Support to keep helping people get through the crisis

Click on the link below for details

bit.ly/StaffsSupportFund


Burton Residents With Covid-19 Symptoms Urged To Get Tested

Dear Residents,
We have been asked to update you about the situation in Burton.

Residents in Burton are being urged to book a test immediately if they have any Coronavirus symptoms – as a Mobile Testing Centre is set up at the Pirelli Stadium next week.

The temporary unit will be based there and people with symptoms can book a test in advance, either online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus  or by telephoning 119. Walk-in appointments are not permitted.

Although there is currently no serious concern or plans for imminent lockdown measures, Staffordshire County Council is calling on people, to follow the guidance and get tested to help prevent the spread of further infection.

Between July 4 and July 15 there were almost 40 cases reported in the town, with the majority in the areas of Anglesey and Shobnall as well as some in Horninglow. These include two families, where 14 people in total have tested positive in the households.

Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s Director of Health and Care, said: “It is important that if people do have any of the symptoms of; a high temperature, a new persistent cough or a loss of taste or smell, that they stay home and book a test immediately.

“Having the right intelligence about who has the virus and who they have been in close contact is not only key to our efforts to successfully manage any outbreaks, but will also help protect you, your family and the community where you live.

“It is easy to book a test and with a mobile unit in town, I would encourage anyone with symptoms to get online or phone now to book a test.

“Alternative ways of getting tested for residents of the affected areas who do not have access to cars are also being put in place.”

The county council is working closely with East Staffordshire Borough Council, the NHS and the town’s communities to spread the message to follow national guidance carefully.

The guidance is to:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Limit your contact with people not in your household
  • Stay at home when you can. If you do need to go out keep your distance – 2m ideally
  • Wear face coverings on public transport now and in shops from July 24
  • Self-isolate for seven days and book a test if you have symptoms
  • Self-isolate for 14 days if you have been contacted by the NHS Test & Trace Service and told you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, added: “We are working incredibly hard with communities to encourage them to follow the guidance and I would like to thank Burton’s community and faith leaders in particular for their continued support.

“Now is the time for residents and businesses to work together to follow the guidance and do everything they can to reduce the risk of more cases in the town.”

You can find out more and watch a video of Dr Richard Harling explaining the current situation here


Travel to School arrangements – Update for September 2020

Dear Residents, we have received the following from Staffordshire County Council about travel to school arrangements.

Dear Parent or Carer
I am writing regarding travel-to-school arrangements when all pupils return to the classroom
in September.
This letter applies to every pupil in Staffordshire, however they usually get to school.
In normal times there are around 120,000 pupils travelling to and from school every day in
Staffordshire. Around 8,000 children are entitled to free Home to School transport on 800
routes to 150 schools, with the remaining 112,000 making their own way to and from the
classroom every day.
Many pupils already walk or cycle to school and we want them to continue, because it is
good for them and good for the environment.
However, we are very worried that the number of people who travel to school by car may
increase in the autumn. For example, current Government advice is that pupils not entitled
to free transport should avoid public transport. If school run traffic does rise there will be
more road congestion, parking problems outside already busy schools and increased air
pollution.
I would urge every parent of a pupil not eligible for free transport to begin thinking now
about how their child can walk or cycle to school in September – and if it is not possible for
them to walk or ride all the way, look at ideas like ‘park and stride’ where they can be safely
dropped off and picked up a little distance from the school rather than at the gates.
The council has begun working with schools to develop local action plans where needed
and they will be developed during the summer, so please keep in touch with your school’s
website and Facebook pages as appropriate.
Free Home to School Transport will continue in September for those entitled to it with
additional temporary hygiene and safety measures on dedicated school services. Those
entitled to free travel on public transport will also be able to get to school without a problem,
with the County Council willing to provide temporary increased capacity on busy routes if
necessary.
Travel passes will be issued in the next few weeks and we will be writing directly to all those
parents at the same time with more detail about what is planned.
Help and advice for schools and parents about walking, cycling, ‘park and stride’ is available
at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/activeschooltravel.
I hope that we can all work together in these unusual times to reduce the number of cars at
the school gates and the County Council will support this effort as much as it can.
The council is keeping the situation under review and will update you as the situation
changes, but I think it is essential that you start thinking ahead because it is not a return to
normality in September and we should plan accordingly.

Cllr Philip White
Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability
Councillor for Dove Division
Staffordshire County Council


Start back PPE Packs for micro businesses

Dear Residents

Please see below information on the scheme.

Independent retailers now eligible for a free PPE starter pack – last few packs remaining

We all know that face coverings can help boost customer and staff confidence – and no more so than in the retail industry.

Staffordshire has thousands of brilliant independent local retailers who make our towns and county unique.  If you’re a retailer, we know that you need a business boost now more than ever.

For some, especially those with smaller premises, having reliable, effective PPE can be the difference between being able to open and make ends meet, and staying closed.

Now the county council is offering independent retailers (no chains) with nine or less employees* (full-time equivalent) the chance to get a free starter pack of PPE, which includes:

  • 30 Type IIR resistant surgical masks
  • Approx. 25 pairs of gloves (powder / latex free, non-sterile)
  • Links to trusted suppliers of PPE
  • Links to other sources of business support

… all within seven working days.

Well over a thousand packs have already been distributed – it’s first come first served, with limited stock remaining.  Once they’re gone, they’re gone!  Other businesses eligible for a free PPE pack now include many micro-businesses that need to work in close proximity or tight spaces:

  • Accountants and financial advisors
  • Education tutors
  • Domestic trades – plumbers, electricians, cleaners, etc
  • Accommodation, campsites, B and Bs and hotels
  • Food and drink – take aways, pubs, cafes and restaurants
  • Hairdressers
  • Personal trainers
  • Therapists – e.g. counsellors, physiotherapists, etc

*Available to businesses with any number of staff as long as this does not exceed the total hours of nine full-time equivalent posts.

Please use the link below to make receive the free pack.

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Business/Coronavirus-COVID-19-support-for-businesses/Emergency-PPE/Emergency-PPE-information-for-providers.aspx


Fly Tipping – how to report it to East Staffs Borough Council

Dear Residents

If you see fly tipping in your area, please contact East Staffs Borough Council, using the link below:

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

Thank You.


Tesco Covid 19 Funding – information on application

Dear Residents

Tesco have sent us the following information.

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund.

Any not-for-profit organisations can apply for a Bags of Help COVID 19 grant worth £500 to support vulnerable groups. The fund can be used for ongoing organisation costs or for project delivery. Groups that already have Tesco Bags of Help funding can apply to this new fund. Due to the need to respond quickly to the emergency, there is a streamlined application process and funds will be given out every week.

The fund has been running since start of April, and we’re now in to the 2nd round.

We are low on applications in your area, so encourage groups to put in an application ASAP and please spread the word to other organisations you think may benefit (we’re aware many small grassroots community groups have been set up in response to the Covid pandemic – helping vulnerable members of the community which you may be a part of).

More information and the application form can be found here.

https://tescobagsofhelp.org.uk/grant-schemes/tesco-cv-fund/


Bramshall Road Diversion – Stone Road, from Church Lane to Bramshall Industrial Estate – 28th July

DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

B5027 Stone Road Bramshall

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 28th July 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 from its junction with Church Lane to its junction with Bramshall Industrial Estate, unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS FOR EVERY WEEKEND, FROM 1ST AUGUST TO 30TH AUGUST 2020.


St Michaels Road, Stramshall – Road Closure – 22.07.2020

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE

St Michaels Road Stramshall

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of St Michaels Road in Stramshall are satisfied that it is necessary to close the whole length of St Michaels Road for a period of 2 days but no more than 5 days from 22nd July 2020 because of the likelihood of danger to the public during carriageway repairs being undertaken by Staffordshire County Council.

Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for emergency services vehicles or for vehicles requiring access to premises on the length of road which is closed.


Local Covid 19 outbreak plan – Staffordshire County Council

Dear Residents

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following for your information – dated 06.07.2020

Local Outbreak Control Plan:

 

Staffordshire’s Local Outbreak Control Plan has now been published

We continue to monitor and map reported cases, so we can quickly identify any local outbreaks or clusters of cases in the community.

Following the announcement of a lockdown in parts of Leicester, we have taken a number of calls from the media speculating on a lockdown in Staffordshire.

The issue in Leicester related to the council not having access to Pillar 2 data, which are tests in the community.

We are monitoring this data daily and (currently) have no areas of significant concern.

As of yesterday, figures showed for example that Leicester had a total or 3,673 cases – a rate of 1,034 per 100,000 head of population. Staffordshire had 3,624 a rate of 414.1 per 100,000 people – so not in the higher bracket.

Obviously good intelligence is key, but we are also reliant on the people of Staffordshire sticking to the rules on hygiene, social distancing and self-isolating if contacted by NHS Test & Trace.

See the County website for updates:

https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus/Outbreak-control/Outbreak-control-plan.aspx


B5013 – Speed Limit reduction notice

Dear Residents

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following information:


B5013 – Speed Limit reduction notice
– 03.07.2020.

Staffordshire County Council propose to make a Traffic Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, to impose a 30 mph speed limit on B5013 Abbots Bromley Road, Uttoxeter. Documents may be examined at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders
Objections should be sent in writing to: Strategic Asset and Network Management, Highways, 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH or to: trafficregulationorderobjections@staffordshire.gov.uk not later than 29 July 2020 quoting reference HoCPS/TM/TR11/20 and stating the grounds on which they are made.

Links below to a map and the two notices.

Stafford Road, Speed Limit changes CDD0117-TRO-01 TRO Plan 03.07.2020

Stafford Road – Speed Limit Draft Notice and Order for Local Speed Limit 03.07.2020

Stafford Road – Speed Limit Draft Notice and Order for Revocation of 40 mph 03.07.2020