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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
Objections should be sent in writing to: Strategic Asset and Network Management, Highways, 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH or to: 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


Dear Residents

Please see below a link to the draft recommendations for electoral review.

  • The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for East Staffordshire Borough Council.

    Today is the start of a 10-week public consultation on the Commission’s draft recommendations on new ward boundaries across East Staffordshire Borough Council. The consultation closes on 07 September 2020. draft recommendations at

supply comments at:

Staffordshire Libraries – phased re-opening

Dear Residents,

We have been advised of the following by Cllr Atkins, Staffordshire County Council:

Update on the reopening of Staffordshire County Council’s 43 libraries, I am pleased to write that the phased reopening will begin on Monday, 6 July.
The intention is that:
• Burton, Newcastle and Stafford libraries will open on the Monday 6 July;

• Cannock, Leek, Lichfield, Perton and Tamworth libraries will open on Monday 20 July;

• Biddulph, Burntwood, Codsall, Kidsgrove, Rugeley, Stone, Uttoxeter and Wombourne
are scheduled for Monday 27 July.

Community Managed Libraries are being fully supported by the County Council. We have
been in touch with them throughout the closure and they are being encouraged to reopen at
their own pace from August onwards.

Although I am very pleased to tell you this, I must make clear that it is only a step towards
normality, rather than a return to a pre-pandemic service. We need to go about this
reopening carefully to ensure users, volunteers and staff are safe and people will need to use
common sense when they visit and observe the spirit of social distancing.

Hand sanitising, hygiene and social distancing arrangements will be in place at all libraries
and if Personal Protective Equipment is necessary it will be distributed to staff and volunteers
where appropriate.

The reopening is deliberately staged so that we open larger libraries first to see how the
safety measures work in practise before incorporating any lessons into the gradual opening
of the remainder.

We will be running an ‘order and collect’ service to start with, so no browsing, and there will
be limited numbers of visitors allowed in at any one time.

Meeting rooms will remain closed and there will be no access to toilets, PCs, printers,
photocopiers, or bus pass renewals in person. Although there will be no physical events
or activities in the buildings, the service’s online service and highly successful social media
engagement will continue.

Naturally we hope to ease these restrictions as soon as there is Government guidance that it
is safe to do so.

Staffordshire libraries already have a ‘home delivery’ service for those unable to visit and that
is being extended to include those who are currently isolating and prefer physical books to
the Council’s online service ‘Borrowbox’.

Support for Businesses in Staffordshire

There’s loads of support to help businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic, including:

PPE for businesses in Staffordshire

Dear Residents

We have been given the following information about PPE.

Are you a small business based in Staffordshire with nine employees
or less?

Do you need PPE to help re-open your business with confidence?

You could be eligible for a FREE pack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Staffordshire County Council.

We know that times are tough for many small businesses at the moment, and that those of you that work in close, face-to-face contact or work in confined spaces are struggling to find regulation, cost-effective PPE.

We can’t help every business in Staffordshire with free PPE, but we can help 2,000 micro-businesses with one small pack, and help everyone with the contacts needed to purchase regulation and cost-effective PPE from trusted suppliers.

Each pack contains:

To be eligible** for a pack your business must:

  • be based in Staffordshire (not Stoke-on-Trent)
  • have nine employees or less
  • do one of the following:
    • Domestic trades e.g. plumbers, electricians, plasterers, joiners, decorators
    • Driving with customer e.g. taxi, private hire, driving instructor
    • Hotels and B&B
    • Food & drink preparation & service activities
    • Cleaning activities 
    • Hairdressing and beauty treatments, e.g. nail salon, tattooist
    • Personal human health, e.g. chiropody, physiotherapy, acupuncture

*Available to all business through our website
**Full terms and conditions apply.