New Chairman and Vice Chair for the Parish Council

The Parish Council held its Annual Meeting on 14th May 2019 and a new Chairman and Vice Chairman were elected.

Mr Tom Ollerenshaw has accepted the role of Chairman and Mr Matt Slater has accepted the role of Vice Chairman.

The dates for the meetings in 2019 – 2020 were also set, see below. The meetings are held in Bramshall (B) and Stramshall(S), see addresses below:

4th June 2019(S)
2nd July 2019(B)
(August no meeting)
3rd September 2019(S)
1st October 2019(B)
5th November 2019(S)
3rd December 2019(B)
(January no meeting),
4th February 2020 (S),
3rd March 2020 (B),
7th April 2020 (S),
5th May 2020 (B)

Bramshall Meeting time is 7.45pm and the venue for meetings (B) is Church Room, The Church of St Lawrence, Church Lane, Bramshall, ST14 5BQ

Stramshall Meeting time is 7.45pm and the venue for meetings (S) is Stramshall Village Hall, Vicarage Drive, Stramshall, ST14 5DL

PCSO Sean Elliott to hold Key Engagement Day on the 18th May 2019

Dear Residents,

Just to let you know that PCSO Sean Elliott will be at the Olive Tree, High Street in Stramshall from 11am to 3pm on 18th May 2019 to answer any questions you have about Policing and Crime Prevention.

Please feel free to go along and meet him to discuss any issues you may have, he is happy to help where he can and will be able to guide you to other services, if needed.

Bus Route time change – route A841

D & G Bus, who operate the route 841 between Uttoxeter and Stafford have published a new timetable for their buses that not only changes the departure times but also no longer serves Great Haywood and Tixall because the buses now take a different route.

From Monday last (29 April 2019) departures from Bramshall to Stafford leave at:-

07.41, 09.31, 10.31 (via Kingstone), 11.31 (via Kingstone), 12.31, 13.31 (via Kingstone),14.31, 15.31 (via Kingstone), 16.41.and 17.31 (via Kingstone).

In the opposite direction buses leave Bramshall for Uttoxeter at:-

08.12, 09.42, 10.32, 11.42, 12.42, 13.42, 14.42, 16.32, 17.32 and 18.42.,

As mentioned above the bus route for the 841 has also been changed; after Hixon Bank House the bus makes its way along New Road to join the A51 road (northbound). At Weston Cross Roads, all buses turn left and climb Weston Bank, as far as Weston Hall where three services turn right and travel through Salt and Hopton to rejoin the A518 at the Staffordshire Showground before continuing towards Stafford. Other services travel along the A518, past the Showground en route to Stafford.

Euro Elections – Nominated Candidates and Polling Stations – 23rd May 2019

The Parish Council has received a list of nominated candidates for the European Elections and a list of Polling Stations, please click on the links below for the information.

The European Election is on 23rd May 2019.

EURO Election – Nomination for 2019

Euro Election Polling Station Locations – 23rd May 2019

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust have installed Canal Mileposts installed within Parish

Dear Residents,

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust (CUCT) has been running a project over the past 3 years to put back some canal history and reinstate mileposts along the line of the old Uttoxeter canal to identify its route and to form the basis for “milepost” walks from Uttoxeter to Oakamoor initially and Froghall eventually. The first part of the project saw mileposts reinstated between Oakamoor and Denstone in 2016. The current part of the project is reinstating the six remaining mileposts from Rocester to Uttoxeter.

A brief background history to the canal is that it opened in 1811 and ran for 13 miles from Froghall Wharf down to a terminus in Uttoxeter via the Churnet valley. The canal was short lived and closed in 1849 when it was superseded by the North Staffordshire railway with much of it being lost below the railway.

The route of the canal was that from its terminus in the wharf area of Uttoxeter it headed West to near the Parks pub following the 300 foot contour where it then looped back to Spath crossing the River Tean on a metal viaduct. Some of the canal bed can be seen in Spath, curving behind the houses to the West of the Stramshall Road. It then went under a bridge, carrying the Stramshall road, by Bridge Barn/Farm and carried on to Rocester via Combridge still along the 300 foot contour thus eliminating the need for any locks. From Rocester, where its line is through the middle of the JCB factory, it went on to Denstone, Alton, Oakamoor finally joining the Caldon canal at Froghall Wharf.

Good progress has been made on the milepost reinstatement and four of the six have been reinstated so far as follows: in the traffic island at Park Place, Uttoxeter; on the opposite side of the A50 from The Parks pub close to where the canal crossed the River Tean; at Bridge Barn, Spath and finally at Limecrofts Farm between Stramshall and Combridge. The remaining two mileposts to be reinstated were kindly sponsored by JCB and these are to be installed by the end of April.
The final phase of the project will be to produce a set of “milepost walk” notes highlighting points of interest along the way and to produce interpretation boards as appropriate.

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust would like to thank those people who have supported our project in many different ways and made it possible.

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust always welcomes new members particularly anybody who would like to help us bring the canal back to life by participating in our monthly volunteer work parties. We would also like to hear from anybody who has a photo of the Tean viaduct as yet we haven’t been able to find one of this interesting feature.

For further information and to contact the Trust, visit

The Echo Newspaper wrote about the Canal Mileposts that have been installed within the Parish, please see the article below: