Bramshall Village received Highly Commended in Best Kept Village 2018

The Parish Council would like to congratulate the Best Kept Village Committee in Bramshall for receiving ‘Highly Commended” in the 2018 Best Kept Village Competition.


Highways Log – a list of all reported issues

The Parish Council voted to add the Highways Log to the website at the last meeting.

The Parish Clerk reports all highways issues to Staffordshire County Council (SCC) and records these in a log, which includes the date it was reported, the reference number and the dates of any follow up contact from SCC.

Please see below the first one to be on the website, it will be updated bi-monthly by the Clerk and will be located in the Documents area of the website.

Highways Log – Website 25.07.2018


Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme – our project for World War One Bench is in store from 1st September

The Parish Council are delighted that Tesco Bags of Help Grant scheme have confirmed that our  project along with two other successful projects within the region will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop.

Voting will take place from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018 and we will get notification at the end of November 2018 confirming the amount of funding the Parish Council will receive.

Our Project is to purchase a World War One bench for Stramshall Playing Fields, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ending of the war.

Please vote in store from 1st September until 31st October, so we can install this iconic item within the Parish.

 


New governance for fire and rescue starts today

The Parish Council have received the following update:

It’s been four months since the Home Office confirmed that Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner would take responsibility for governance of the fire and rescue service. Those new arrangements start tomorrow.

This communication clarifies what it means in practice and, importantly, what it doesn’t mean. It will be business as usual, as far as fire operations are concerned and it’s also important to understand this is not, and never has been, a merger of the two. Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will remain separate entities with separate budgets and staff.

The only area where that will change significantly is developing a shared approach, as set out in the business case, to some support and administrative functions. Work is also underway to take forward initial ideas from the two services around how police and fire can work better together generally.

The principles around this work are to find ways of ensuring more of the money available overall is allocated to both services for work in the heart of communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

On a final note, it would be appropriate to thank all top tier authority councillors for their work over many years as members of the Fire and Rescue Authority.

The PCC will be known as Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime.

Matthew Ellis
Police & Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Weston Road
Stafford
ST18 0YY

Tel: 01785 232270

Twitter: @StaffsPCC
OPCC Website: http://www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk


Bramshall Traffic Calming – Consultation Letter, Scheme Map and Response Slip

The Parish Council would like to inform residents of the following letter from Staffordshire County Council.

Built Communities, 2 Staffordshire Place Tipping Street Stafford ST16 2DH

Proposed Road Safety Improvements – Bramshall Road/Stone Road, Bramshall

Our Ref: CDL4262/01

Dear Sir or Madam,

As part of its ongoing review of the safety of the highway network, Staffordshire County Council (working in partnership with Amey) are proposing to provide road safety improvements along Bramshall Road/Stone Road, between Ivinson Way and the Railway Crossing

These improvements are proposed following S106 monies being secured from new developments within the village and DHP prioritisation from the County Councillor.

The proposals comprise of: 
Speed limit reduction on the approaches to the village from 60 mph to 40 mph.
Improved gateway markings at the village entry. 
Installation of two buildout traffic calming features to create a priority system for traffic in the village.

The anticipated start date for the scheme is late autumn 2018 and works will last for approximately 4 weeks. This will follow the required Traffic Regulation Order, TRO, process.

Please see the attached drawing (D6665T/R00/04 – C0) for details of the scheme.

We are undertaking a Traffic Regulation Order, TRO, consultation in order to obtain the necessary support to progress the scheme further. If appropriate, could you forward your support and any comments in writing to the above address by 17th August 2018. If no response is received by this date then support for the scheme will be assumed.

Please use the response slip below, to contact Staffordshire County Council.

Bramshall Traffic Calming CDT6625-R00-04 – P0 – Consultation Drawing

Bramshall Traffic Calming Consultation letter

Bramshall Traffic Calming response slip


Highways Log – reported issues

The Parish Council report all potholes and Highways issues to Staffordshire County Council and keep a log.

The Councillors voted to put this log onto the website, in order that residents are aware of the reported issues.

Highways Log – Website 25.07.2018


Staffordshire Police – Newsletter

The Parish Council have received a newsletter from Staffordshire Police, please click on the link below to read it.

Staffordshire Police Newsletter July 2018


Staffordshire prepared updated website

The Parish Council have received details from East Staffordshire Borough Council about an update to the Staffordshire Prepared website.

This updated website gives advice on how individuals, businesses and the community can better prepare themselves in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

https://www.staffordshireprepared.gov.uk/Home.aspx

The Councillors hope that you find this information of help.


Road Closure – Hook Lane, Stramshall – 21st August 2018

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC HOOK LANE AND CREIGHTON LANE, STRAMSHALL

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 14 August 2018 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in the following lengths of:

Hook Lane in Stramshall at its junction with Creighton Lane and Creighton Lane in Stramshall at its junction with Hook Lane; unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Pedestrian access will be available when required.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Hook Lane, Old Uttoxeter Road, B5030 Ashbourne Road, A518 Ashbourne Road, Stramshall Road, Creighton Lane and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://roadworks.org? tm=106120242.

The order will come into operation from 09:30 hours on 21 August 2018 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 15:30 hours on the same day.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the BT overhead structure works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 15 August 2018 John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH Ref: 4126620 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000 www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders http://roadworks.org


New Councillor for Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council

The Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is delighted to announce a new Councillor to the Parish Council.

Mr Matt Slater, from Bramshall, was coopted onto the Parish Council on 3rd July 2018.


A552 Closures – A522 will be completely closed to all vehicles, just west of Tunnicliffe Way, 24-hours-a-day from 5am Monday, July 16 to Friday, September 28.

Staffordshire County Council has updated the Parish Council on the road closure below:

With the new bridge in place and slip roads integrated into the dual carriageway the A50 Project A scheme is nearing completion.
One of the final, big steps is the removal of the south embankment which raises the A522 up to the ‘old’ bridge which crosses the A50.
Workers will lower the area by approximately 20 feet, to allow the installation of new drains and utilities. We will also complete the outstanding stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it to the new junction and bridge across the A50.

To do this the A522 will be completely closed to all vehicles, just west of Tunnicliffe Way, 24-hours-a-day from 5am Monday, July 16 to Friday, September 28.

The slip roads, ‘on’ and ‘off’ the A50, from the A522 New Road roundabout will also be closed at the same time.
We have deliberately scheduled this essential phase of the project to coincide with both the summer holiday closure of the JCB Heavy Products factory and the school summer holidays when traffic levels will be lower. There is no doubt this will cause some inconvenience and I appreciate your patience while we carry out this important work.
Diversions
Diversions will be clearly signposted and maps showing the alternative routes are available here or by going to www.staffordshire.gov.uk and searching for ‘A50’.
Traffic travelling west on the A522 towards Tean will be diverted on to the A50 at the B5030 McDonald’s roundabout and then leave the A50 at the new junction, use the new bridge and re-join the A522.
Traffic travelling east on the A522 towards Uttoxeter will be diverted on to the eastbound A50 and at the B5030 roundabout those wanting Uttoxeter town centre will be directed left towards the A518 The Dove Way.
Pedestrians will still be able to travel in both directions by following a short, signposted diversion between Tunnicliffe Way and The Parks, which passes through Torrance Grove and along a temporarily lit and resurfaced public footpath. Cyclists can also use the route but are asked to dismount on the public footpath.
Access to the Shell petrol station, which stands a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout on the westbound carriageway will be maintained at all times.
Other work
There are also overnight closures of the A50 planned for the nights of:
Friday, July 6th, 8pm to 5.30am: the westbound carriageway will be closed and the eastbound open as usual;
Saturday, July 7th, 8pm to 5.30am: the eastbound carriageway will be closed and the westbound open;
Saturday, July 14, and Sunday July 15, 8pm to 5.30am: closed in both directions.
During the closures of the A50, we will put a fully signposted diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.
Traffic heading west will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent and then on to the A500 and A50. The route is reversed from the west.


Road Closure – 12th July 2018 – 6pm – 9pm – JCB Lake Race

The Parish Council have been informed by East Staffordshire Borough Council of a road closure on 12th July 2018.

Please see below the document with full details

Road Closure 12.07.2018 JCB LAkeside race


Road Closure Notice – Old Uttoxeter Rd, Combridge – 23rd July for one day

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC OLD UTTOXETER ROAD, COMBRIDGE

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 18 July 2018 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Old Uttoxeter Road in Combridge at its junction with Hook Lane unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes.

An alternative route for traffic is available via B5030 Ashbourne Road, A518 Ashbourne Road, Stramshall Road, Creighton Lane, Hook Lane, Old Uttoxeter Road and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://roadworks.org? tm=105981780.

The order will come into operation from 08:00 hours on 23 July 2018 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 17:00 hours on the same day.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the blockage clearing works undertaken by A-Plant Lux Traffic Controls Ltd on behalf of BT Openreach, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Date: 18 July 2018 John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change, No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH Ref: 4124618 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000 www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders http://roadworks.org


Stramshall Village has a Micro Library

The residents of Stramshall are enjoying a new facility in the village, a micro library, which has been created inside a BT telephone box, that is located on the village green along the high street in Stramshall.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council adopted the red telephone box in the village for £1 from BT, when the decommissioning of telephone boxes happened and the villagers suggested a micro library.
Two residents, who wish to remain anonymous, kindly donated their time and skills to create shelving for books, and the books are being donated by all the villagers to share.
The rules of the library are displayed within the telephone box and include, “you don’t need to be quiet”, which is unique rule for a library. All the residents are encouraged to donate books and borrow books and return them in their own time.
Cllr David Oulsnam and Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw who started the project by painting the telephone box just after the Parish Council adopted it and commented, “We are thrilled that this village resource has been created by the two residents who created the shelving and are glad that residents are enjoying it so much”

On the white board inside the box, where residents are encouraged to write comments/suggestions for the library, a young resident has written, “Thank You”, which says it all.


Bramshall Inn – Neil Morrissey taking it over – opens 28th June 2018

The residents of Bramshall are pleased that the Bramshall Inn will reopen again on 28th June 2018.

Neil Morrissey’s company, who also run The Plume of Feathers in Barlaston, are currently refurbishing the pub.

The Parish Council welcomes the news and wishes everyone at the new establishment all the best for this new venture.

This news comes soon after the Stramshall pub was reopened to the public, The Olive Tree, has proved to be a great success with residents and with both pubs now open, it will bring the heart back into both villages.

 


A50 overnight closures information

Staffordshire County Council have advised that there will be five overnight closures of the A50 in June from the 13 to the 17 inclusive, to allow the integration of new slip roads on and off the dual carriageway. Details of that can be found lower down.

After that, the next thing on the horizon is the complete 24-hour-a-day closure of the A522 from 16 July to 28 September just west of Tunnicliffe Way.
The closure is to allow the removal of the embankment which raises the A522 up to the current bridge that crosses the A50 dual carriageway.
Workers will lower the area by approximately 20 feet, to allow the installation of new drainage and utilities and the completion of the final stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it to the new junction and bridge across the A50.
We appreciate this will cause inconvenience, so perhaps allow a little extra time for journeys, but we thank you in advance for your patience. To minimise disruption we have deliberately scheduled this important work to coincide with both the school holidays and the summer holiday closure of the JCB Heavy Products factory when traffic levels are lower.
Vehicles travelling west on the A522 will be diverted on to the A50 at the B5030 McDonald’s roundabout and then leave the A50 at the new junction, use the new bridge and re-join the A522. Those travelling east towards Uttoxeter will be diverted on to the eastbound A50 and at the B5030 roundabout traffic wanting Uttoxeter town centre will be directed left to follow the A518 The Dove Way.
Diversions will be signposted nearer the time and maps showing alternative routes posted on our webpage, while access to the Shell petrol station, which stands a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout will be maintained at all times.

Pedestrians will still be able to travel in both directions by following a short diversion through Tunnicliffe Way and Torrance Grove and then along a temporarily-lit and resurfaced public footpath before re-joining the A522.

Date Closure Time
 

Wednesday, 13 June

 

Westbound carriageway closed.

 

Eastbound carriageway open as usual.

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

Thursday, 14 June

 

Eastbound carriageway closed.

 

Westbound carriageway open as usual.

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

Friday, 15 June

 

Carriageway closed in both directions.

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

Saturday, 16 June

 

inside lanes of both carriageways will remain closed.

 

Carriageway closed in both directions.

 

 

 

5.30am to 8pm

 

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

 

Sunday, 17 June

 

 

Carriageway closed in both directions

 

 

8pm to 5.30am

 

The closures have been scheduled so that on Thursday, 14 June traffic heading towards Stoke-on-Trent will be able to get away from the Ladies’ Night event at Uttoxeter racecourse without any difficulty. The dates of this work may change due to weather conditions and we will notify you if that is necessary.
There are also two overnight closures of the A50 planned for the nights of Saturday, 14 July, and Sunday 15 July, between 8pm and 5.30am.
During the closures of the A50, we will put a fully signposted diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.
Traffic heading west will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent and then on to the A500 and A50. The route is reversed from the west.
Importance of the A50
The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands. The planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.
Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England. We will continue to update you as the project progresses.
The A50 Growth Corridor Team
a50growthcorridor@staffordshire.gov.uk


East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme for Elderly and those who are unable to use public transport

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme provides a service to help the elderly and those living in East Staffordshire who are unable to use public transport to make those essential journeys.
Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service and will wait up to 90 minutes for the return journey.

The scheme can be used for the following:
1. Hospital, doctors or dentist appointments.
2. Hospital patient visiting.
3. Social visits.
4. Collection of prescriptions.
5. Shopping trips.

The following fees apply:
1. Fees in line with recommended passenger fare table; or 45p per mile plus 5p per additional passenger.
2. Escorts travel free of charge.
3. Service users can also join the scheme for a £5.00 annual membership.
4. Additional fees may apply, i.e., parking fees, toll fees, admin charge of £1.00 (to cover telephone calls).

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme
Email: eaststaffsvoluntarycarscheme@gmail.com
Telephone numbers:
Burton area – 01283 538385 1700 – 2100
Uttoxeter area – 01889 500731
Burton area mobile – 07716 417410
Uttoxeter area mobile – 07779 426730
In partnership with Staffordshire County Council


Stramshall Playing Fields – Swings are now open

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are delighted to announce that the swings have now been fully installed at the Playing Fields.

The soft rubber surface was finished on Saturday morning and a couple of children and their Mum were the first to use the facility.

The soft rubber surface has also been replaced around the existing slide.

The Councillors hope that everyone in the Village will enjoy the new facilities.


Become a Magistrate in Staffordshire – apply now

Ten new magistrates are needed for the Staffordshire Bench.

You do not need legal training or formal qualifications to become a magistrate and we are looking for applications from across the county and from all sections of the community.

Magistrates are not paid (although some allowances can be claimed), and must be able to attend training and sit in court for at least 13 days a year.

 

Anyone between 18 and 65 may apply. Applications are particularly welcome from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people in paid employment, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with the benefit of reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment and want to find out more about the work of a magistrate and how to apply, see:
www.gov.uk/become-magistrate


Speed Watch Volunteers needed – a new poster

Speed Watch poster – for volunteers

Staffordshire Speed Watch Team have produced a poster to gain more volunteers in Staffordshire.

Please feel free to download it and display it within your community.


Dog Fouling – East Staffordshire Borough Council information

The Parish Councillors have been made aware that Dog Fouling in Stramshall and Bramshall has increased, so the following statement from East Staffordshire Borough Council website might make clear the position within our County.

Dog fouling on the street or in public places

The Problem
Whilst we recognise that the majority of dog walkers within the borough act responsibly and clean up after their dog, a minority of people still fail to do so and this causes problems within the area.
Dog fouling is widely considered to be the most offensive type of litter on our streets and green spaces, being both visually unpleasant and also potentially dangerous with the threat of contracting Toxicariasis a very real risk to the public, particularly the young.

Report Dog Fouling
You can report dog fouling by calling 01283 508000 or online.
Help us to keep your area clean and free of dog foul. You can report offenders or hotspot areas by contacting the Community and Civil Enforcement team on our telephone number 01283 508856 or alternatively by e-mail on community.civil_enforcement@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

What the Community and Civil Enforcement Team do
Allowing a dog to foul and not picking up the mess is an offence for which we operate a zero tolerance approach. The Community and Civil Enforcement team are authorised to issue ‘on the spot’ £75 Fixed Penalty Notices to anyone caught failing to pick up their dog’s mess. This may also lead to prosecution if the case goes to court.

Whose responsibility?
It is the responsibility of the person who is in charge of the dog at the time the fouling occurs to pick up the mess. This is not always the dog’s owner. Being unaware that the dog has fouled or not having a suitable means of removal is not deemed as an adequate defence.
Therefore ensure you always carry with you a bag to keep the dog foul in, you can use nappy bags/carrier bags etc or alternatively train your dog to foul at home in the garden. Dispose of the bag in an appropriate bin.

Dog fouling/odour in private gardens
These types of odours can be a source of irritation for neighbours as the smell from a build up of faeces can interfere with the use of an individual’s property.

What can you do?
Problems regarding odour can often be resolved informally by politely explaining the problem to the dog owner and trying to come to a compromise. However, this informal approach may not always be successful and some people may not be prepared to speak directly to the persons responsible.

You can also report dog fouling and odour (in private gardens) to Environmental Health at ehsupport@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/environmental-health/dogs/dog-fouling

The Parish Council hopes this information is of help to residents.


Stramshall Swings – soft play surface delay

The Parish Council would like to update residents that the swing frames are now installed, but the soft play area has been delayed.

The contractors are hoping to come this week to ensure that the soft play flooring is installed under the swings and we are hoping that this will be ready for use by the weekend.

The safety fencing will stay in place until the area is open.


Iron Man – Road Closures in June 2018

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following notice and link to view all road closures for the Iron Man event

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Staffordshire County Council made an Order on 29 May 2018 the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle, horse riders or cyclists from proceeding along the roads which form part of the Cycling and Running element of the event as listed in schedule 1, or waiting, loading or unloading in the lengths of roads as listed in Schedule 2 unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the event; or being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Vehicular access to frontages will be maintained along with pedestrian access. Notice is hereby also given that as part of this Order it will be necessary to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in Market Square in Stafford from outside F Hinds for approximately 50 metres in a southerly direction unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the event or requires access to premises only accessible through Market Square. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The restrictions are necessary to ensure the safety of event participants and road users.

The roads are viewable at https://roadworks.org and timings for which the Order will be in effect are anticipated to be

Schedule 1 – Sunday 10th June 2018 between 08:30hrs to 17:30hrs

Schedule 2 – Sunday 10th June 2018 between 08:30hrs to 17:30hrs


Stramshall Playing Fields – Swings and Soft Play surface being installed today

The Parish Council are delighted to inform the residents that the Swings and the Soft Play surface are being installed today and tomorrow.

There will be safety fencing up around the area while the work is being carried out and we ask that you do not use the area until the safety fencing has been removed.

The Council would like to apologise for the delay, due to the heavy rain earlier in April.


Swings for Stramshall – update

Dear All

The Parish Council would like to apologies for the delay in the installation of the swings in Stramshall.

The contractors are working hard to ensure that installation can be carried out by the beginning of June and are keeping in close contact with the Clerk, Mrs Gibson, to ensure that if an earlier date can be arranged, this will be offered.

The old swings were removed on 16th April 2018, in order that the new swings could be installed that week, but the weather hampered the planned installation for w/c 16th April.

The Council will continue to update residents as soon as any news comes in.


SPACE is back with the promise of more activities, for a broader range of youngsters.

Space returns to Staffordshire and Stoke this summer – with the promise of more activities, for a broader range of youngsters.

Staffordshire’s PCC, Matthew Ellis introduced the Space programme to bring together public, voluntary and private sector organisations to help nurture, support and guide Staffordshire youngsters.

And, new for this year, is the lowering of the age band for certain activities, from 11 to eight-years-old*, with Mr Ellis providing a substantial increase in funding for the programme.

Full details of activities and events will be rolled-out during the build up to the summer holidays. Space 2018 is also being extended in certain areas to include the autumn term holiday period too.

The scheme attracted more than 18000 attendees across the summer holidays in 2017 – an increase of 5669 from the previous 12 months.

Statistics showed a drop in police-reported youth-related ASB throughout the Force during the period when Space was in operation, with a 38 per cent drop in incidents between mid-July and early-September 2017, compared to the same period 12 months earlier.

Matthew Ellis said ‘Space 2018 promises to be our biggest yet. We’ve had huge numbers attending in the past and hope for even more this year.

‘Space is all about fun, learning and growing in confidence. Staffordshire, like many areas, experiences higher rates of ASB during summer holidays than at other times and I’m keen that efforts are made to tackle this. I’ve increased investment in the programme to widen its scope and range’

Use and follow #StaffsSpace2018 on Twitter for updates during the coming months.

To sign up for updates, please go to Staffordshire.space.uk or for further information you can email space@staffordshire.pcc.pnn.gov.uk

Twitter: @StaffsSpace
Facebook: facebook.com/StaffsSpace/
Instagram: @StaffsSpace


Decision announced on governance of fire and rescue service

The Home Office recently announced the governance arrangements of Staffordshire’s Fire and Rescue Service will become the responsibility of Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

This Government’s decision was the result of an independent and in-depth business case delivered jointly by the PCC’s office, Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

It will mean Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Authority, which is made up of 21 councillors from Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Staffordshire County Council, will cease to exist in due course.

Staffordshire’s PCC Matthew Ellis said ‘The change to governance and oversight will not affect frontline operations of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Officers and staff should not be unduly worried – it’s entirely business as usual.

‘This is an opportunity to further improve the way the police and fire service work together and to ensure more of the funding available goes to frontline services.

‘Staffordshire is a large and diverse county and it’s important the future for both services is financially more secure with a period of stability to get on with the difficult jobs they do’.

The PCC is currently meeting with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue staff through a series of engagement events. The legal transfer of governance is scheduled for 1st June 2018.


Olive Tree, High Street, Stramshall – Events List

The Olive Tree, the new Tearoom and Guest House in Stramshall has now produced an events list and the Parish Council are pleased to be able to include this on the News page.

You can either view the leaflet below or download it from the link.

The Olive Tree events list

Don’t forget that the Bar will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3rd May 2018 to September from 5pm – 10pm.


A50 Closures in June

The Parish Council have been advised by Staffordshire County Council of the following closures to the A50 in June:

Dear Parish Council,

Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the next main piece of work will take place in June. This is when we will integrate the new slip roads on and off the A50 into the existing dual carriageway.

To do this as safely and quickly as possible, while keeping inconvenience to the public to a minimum, there will be a series of overnight closures between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge:
Wednesday, 13 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Westbound carriageway closed. Eastbound carriageway open as usual.
Thursday, 14 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Eastbound carriageway closed. Westbound carriageway open as usual.
Friday, 15 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Saturday, 16 June from 5.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Inside lanes of both carriageways will remain closed.
Saturday, 16 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.
Sunday, 17 June from 8.00 p.m. to 5.30 a.m.
Carriageway closed in both directions.

During the closures, we will put a fully signed diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.

Traffic heading east will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent and then on to the A500. The route is reversed from the west.

The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will remain open as normal and access will be maintained via the A522.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.

The A50 Growth Corridor Team


Help UK Air Ambulance Services by recycling your Used Postage Stamps

The UK’s Air Ambulance Services are charities which receive no government funding and rely entirely on charitable donations to continue flying and responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

We are now volunteering our time to help raise funds through the recycling of postage stamps.

All funds raised will be donated to the Association of Air Ambulances to be distributed equally to all UK Air Ambulance Services

Whether they’re British or overseas, new or used, send them to us and we’ll turn them into funds to keep the UK Air Ambulance Services responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

All you need to do is cut or carefully tear the stamped corner from any envelope or packet that you receive in the post and start a collection.

Stamps can be posted to:

Air Ambulance – Stamp Appeal
59 Mitre Copse
Bishopstoke
Near Eastleigh
Hants
SO50 8QE


Swing installation – possible for June

The Parish Council have just had an update that the weather issues have created a huge issue for the installation team at Streetscape, but they are working as hard as they can to ensure that our new swings are installed in the first week of June.

The Parish Council and Streetscape apologise for the delay.


Notice of Vacancy in office of Councillor

NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR

PARISH OF UTTOXETER RURAL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 11 May, 2018 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 22 May, 2018.

Dated 20 April, 2018

Andy O’Brien
Returning Officer
ESBC
PO BOX 8045
Burton upon Trent
DE14 9JG


Bramshall Level Crossing Closure – 6th May 2018

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE B5027 Stone Road Bramshall NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of B5027 Stone Road in Bramshall are satisfied that it is necessary to close that length of B5027 Stone Road approximately 25 metres either side of the level crossing for a period of 1 day but no more than 5 days from 6th May 2018 because of the likelihood of danger to the public during annual level crossing test being undertaken by Network Rail. 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 Stone Road, Bennetts Lane, Loxley Lane, Stafford Road, Uttoxeter Road, London Road, Lichfield Road, The Casey, Hilderstone Road, Dayhills, The Level and vice versa. https://roadworks.org?tm=105284995 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 07:00hrs AND 14:00hrs on 6th May 2018.


Swings for Stramshall – a delay

Just to update everyone about the new Swings for Stramshall Playing Fields.

Due to the rain in the last few weeks, the contractor has updated the Parish Council that there will be a delay with the installation.

We have removed the old swings in anticipation of the new ones being installed, as you will have noticed, please bear with us and hopefully the new ones will be installed soon.

There will be an update on the website, as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your patience.


Aggregate Industries fund Stramshall Village Sign

The Parish Council have just had confirmation that Aggregate Industries will fund a sign for the entrance of the Village in Stramshall.

A local resident, Howard Orme, designed the sign and it will go into production next week. Because it is going to be hand painted, the sign will take approx. 12 weeks to complete.

Malcolm Lane and Sons – www.malcolmlane.co.uk will be making the sign.

The Parish Councillors are very grateful to Aggregate Industries for their help in making this project a reality.


Stramshall has a micro library – in the telephone box

Stramshall Village Telephone Box has been turned into a Micro Library by a community minded resident who is very skilled with wood and creative thinking.

Please do visit it on Stramshall Village Green and borrow a book or put some books into it for others to enjoy.


Support Staffordshire and Community Council of Staffordshire Plan to unite

The Boards of Trustees of Support Staffordshire and The Community Council of Staffordshire are pleased to announce to all Partners their intention to unite the two organisations to create a countywide VCSE support organisation for Staffordshire that represents all urban and rural areas.

It is currently anticipated that formal unification will take place in August this year. The merger process includes ‘due diligence’ assessments of the two organisations.

Both Boards and Executive Officers confirm that this merger has come about through a thoughtful exploration of the purpose and futures of both organisations and that all parties view this as both a natural next step and one that will protect support services for our member organisations into the future across the whole of Staffordshire.


Bramshall Village passed Defib training

Bramshall Villagers came out in force last week and were trained to use the new Defibrillator by Jamie Richards from AEDdonate.

Everyone was really impressed with the equipment and now feel confident to deal with an emergency, if it should happen.

Two of the donors, Matt Slater from John German and Rupert Hill from Knights4Uttoxeter were both at the training session and both enjoyed the training and were happy to be able to help the Parish to install this vital life saving equipment.

The Chair of the Parish Council, Mrs Jean Pattinson-Evans, said a few words before the training took place to thank everyone who had donated to the cost of the machine.
 


Bramshall Village Questionnaire – please complete

Dear All

As you may have read in the last few minutes, the Councillors have been working on a Village Questionnaire.

Please find below the Bramshall one, you can download it, if you have not received one through your door with the Parish Magazine.

The closing date for receiving completed ones back is 30th April 2018

BRAMSHALL VILLAGE QUESTIONNAIRE – FINAL


Stramshall Village Questionnaire – please complete

Dear All

As you may have read in the last few minutes, the Councillors have been working on a Village Questionnaire.

Please find below the Stramshall one, you can download it if you have not received one through your door.

The closing date for receiving completed ones back is 30th April 2018

STRAMSHALL VILLAGE QUESTIONNAIRE – part 1 – FINAL

Stramshall – Part 2

stramshall – part 3


Community Speed Watch – open Twitter account

Michelle Shaker, Community Engagement Coordinator – Community Speed Watch – has updated the Parish Council that a Twitter account is now available.

Follow them @StaffsCSW for the latest road safety news and updates for our region.

Don’t forget if you want to become involved in either the Stramshall or Bramshall Speed Watch Team, please contact:

Michelle Shaker
Community Enagement Coordinator

Community Speed Watch
Staffordshire Police
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership
PO Box 2117, Stafford, ST16 9ZR
Tel: 01785-232702


Staffordshire Safer Roads – Grants available

As a pilot initiative, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is inviting communities in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for funding for local road safety projects. The funding is being awarded through a bidding process with £200,000 available over a 2 year period.

The money has been made available to:
improve road safety
increase public confidence in the safety of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s roads
support communities to take local responsibility
The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is keen to support locally driven community road safety activities. Activities should aim to address an identified road safety issue which is of concern to the community. The Partnership would welcome a wide range of bids and encourage inventive thinking in how the funding could be used to make a positive difference in communities.

The 2018 funding rounds will be open for applications:

1 March – 14 April 2018
1 August – 14 September 2018

Safer Roads


Dog Fouling – update from ESBC

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 posters 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.

Thank you in advance for your help with this issue.

Dog Fouling sign

ESBC Dog Fouling Leaflet – Your Dog Your Responsibility


Stramshall Speed Watch Needs YOU!

SPEED WATCH NEEDS YOU!

Do you have 3 hrs per month to help the Speed Watch Team in Stramshall Village?

We need at least 3 pairs of friends; each pair would then be able to work together on a patrol.

Full training will be given by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and the Community Engagement Coordinator, who is Michelle Shaker.

If you would like to make a difference to the Village, please contact:

Michelle Shaker, Community Engagement Coordinator, Community Speed Watch
Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership, PO Box 2117, Stafford, ST169ZR

Or telephone 01785-232702 or e-mail Michelle.Shaker@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


Garfield Weston Foundation – launches a new one-off fund of £5million

n celebration of our 60th anniversary The Garfield Weston Foundation has launched a new one-off fund of £5million to support Capital projects to provide new or improved facilities for local communities across the UK. The Fund will close for applications on 30th June 2018 but we wish to give charities plenty of notice so they have chance to develop their plans. I attach the guidelines for your info and so they are easy to forward, though charities will find all information on our anniversary website where there is a specific section on the fund – https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org

We are keen to receive applications from across the UK and are therefore asking our valued friends to help spread the news about this exciting opportunity and to give potential applicants as much notice as possible. I wonder therefore if you could help us by signposting your stakeholders to our website which has a summary of the fund and the Weston Anniversary Fund Application Guidelines.

If so, you may find the following useful:

· One-off grants scheme in 2018 to support Capital projects to benefit local communities across the UK.
· Open to UK registered charities, places of worship and state schools only.
· Grants range from £30,000-£150,000.
· Simple online application process.
· Applications are now open and close on 30th June 2018.
· You can still apply to the Fund even if your organisation is currently in receipt of a grant from, or has been rejected by, the Garfield Weston Foundation within the past 12 months.
· One application only accepted to the Weston Anniversary Fund per organisation.
· If relevant, planning permission must be secured prior to our closing date of the 30th June 2018.
· Grants must be spent and projects completed by 31st December 2020.

Go to https://anniversary.garfieldweston.org/ to find out more.


Defib training for Bramshall – 8th March 2018

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council would like to invite residents to the Defibrillator training that has been organised at Bramshall Village Hall on 8th March at 7.15pm.

The training will take two hours and will close at 9.15pm.


Allotment Noticeboard for Stramshall

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are delighted to announce a notice board has been installed at the allotments for notices about allotment news.

The noticeboard was donated to the Parish Council by Croxden Parish Council and was restored by Mr Bill Durose and Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw.

Thank you to them both for their efforts to ensure village has a new noticeboard.

 


Road Closure – Highwood to Flatts Farm

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION NOTICE EMERGENCY CLOSURE Highwood Uttoxeter NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and maintenance of Highwood in Uttoxeter are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of Highwood from just south of the junction leading to Flatts Farm for approximately 100 metres southerly for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice because of the likelihood of danger to the public during works to restore customer service being undertaken by BT. 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 Highwood, Highwood Road, Lane From Netherland Green To Highwood Crossroads and vice versa. https://roadworks.org?tm=104648077 IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 09:30hrs AND 15:30hrs on 23rd January 2018. The restriction may if necessary be extended for one further period of up to 21 days by the publication of a second Notice. John Tradewell Director (Strategy, Governance and Change) 23rd January 2018 Tel: 0300 111 8000 roadworks.org


Carillion and A50 project

The Parish Council has received the following from Staffordshire County Council with regards to Carillion and the A50 project.

Project A is being delivered by Staffordshire County Council, on behalf of Highways England, to support business and unlock land for new housing and economic growth. It involves building a new bridge across the A50, building three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads and removing the old bridge. Highways England has been monitoring the situation for some time and has developed contingency plans to ensure the continued safe delivery of any schemes that Carillion is involved in.
Carillion’s involvement is as part of a Joint Venture partnership, with Tarmac, which manages the work on site at Uttoxeter.

We have had several detailed conversations with the Joint Venture to understand the situation and the clear intention is that work will continue as planned on this important project. For instance, the overnight carriageway closures mentioned in the previous newsletter are still scheduled for the end of this month.
We will update you again in due course, but please contact us in the meantime if you have any concerns.

Importance of the A50
The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands. The planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.
Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England. We will continue to update you as the project progresses.
The A50 Growth Corridor Team
a50growthcorridor@staffordshire.gov.uk


Public consultation on Libraries – Staffordshire County Council

Re: Public consultation regarding Staffordshire County Council Managed and Delivered Libraries and the Mobile and Travelling Library Service

As you may be aware, financial challenges are seeing public libraries close across the country.

However, not in Staffordshire, here we are bucking the national trend by choosing to modernise and develop our library service in collaboration with our community rather than close our libraries.

Following extensive public consultation during 2014, more people are now volunteering to support their library and community groups have stepped up to take the lead at 23 Community Managed Libraries. As a result all 43 libraries across our county remain open.

23 Community Managed Libraries is a great achievement, however as you will be aware, the funding allocated to local authorities by Central Government is diminishing when demand for the support the County Council provides locally, especially from our growing ageing population, is increasing dramatically. During 2018- 2019, we need to spend £310m on care, more than ever before.

Although the County Council has reduced costs by more than £200m over the last seven years, we need to find new ways for the 20 County Council Managed and Delivered Libraries and the Mobile and Travelling Library Service to operate within the reduced budget available.

Following discussions held at the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee and the County Council’s Cabinet, a 12 week public consultation began on Monday 8 January 2018 to discuss our ideas with communities and individuals to identify the best way to deliver the service differently and at a reduced cost.

Our ideas do not represent sweeping changes to the library service, but are suggestions that could enable libraries to remain sustainable and relevant to people’s lives into the future.

Through this consultation we are exploring a proposal to introduce self-service technology at County Council managed and delivered libraries to potentially extend opening hours. We will also ask how we can encourage more volunteers to work alongside paid staff at these libraries.

As part of the consultation, we will test the appetite for Penkridge, Cheadle, Clayton and Eccleshall Libraries to become Community Managed Libraries. This could reduce the number of fully – funded County Council libraries while enabling more communities have the opportunity access a revitalised service that benefits from the local leadership of local people.

I particularly want to draw your attention to our proposal to reshape the Mobile and Travelling Library Service. Fewer people use mobile and travelling libraries in Staffordshire than ever before and the cost of running the service continues to be high at £6.50 per visitor.

Whilst the service was reshaped during 2015 to focus on providing a service to those communities that need it most, we need to ensure that the service provides better value for money whilst serving the rural or isolated communities that both need and make use of it.

We are proposing to withdraw the larger Travelling Library vehicle and deliver the service via the two smaller Mobile Libraries. These are more flexible vehicles that are able reach more isolated rural communities.

We will consult on a set of principles that will be used to inform which stops the service will continue to make. The principles are based on the need to ensure mobile libraries do not duplicate static library provision; that the mobiles only visit communities where more than 5 people use them and that there is continuation of service to those in greatest need.

As always, our proposals are initial suggestions, and we welcome all ideas for continuing to transform the service to match people’s need whilst operating within the budget available.

The consultation runs until 1 April 2018 and we welcome your views and those in your division:

Through the online survey – which is available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/connectedlibraries  Through your Community Partnership Officer
At any of the drop-in consultation events across the county – there is one at every county council managed library
At any Staffordshire Library where paper consultation documents are available.

A final decision on these proposals will be made during the summer. During the public consultation, questionnaires will be made available for members of the public to collect from all Staffordshire Libraries, including Community Managed Libraries and Mobile and Travelling Libraries.

Kind regards

Yours sincerely

Gill Heath Cabinet Member for Communities
Staffordshire County Council


A50 – Closures – Jan/Feb 2018

Cllr Philip Atkins from Staffordshire County Council has updated the Parish Council on the following closures of the A50.

On 29 and 30 January and 3 February, the A50 will be closed westbound.  On 31 January, 1 and 2 February, the A50 will be closed eastbound.
The closures will be from 8.00 p.m. until 5.30 a.m. and will happen between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands.
The diversion route will be the same for vehicles travelling in both directions.  From the east, traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 at Uttoxeter on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518.  Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along The Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford.  Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent, before joining the A500 and then the A50 to Blythe Bridge.
The Shell petrol station, which is on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will remain open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522.  Full access will also be maintained at all times to The Parks restaurant, which is open as usual.
We would like to apologise for any disruption and thank you for your patience and understanding while this important work is done.


Defibrillator training – Stramshall Village Hall – 14th December 6pm – 8pm

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council would like to invite all residents to the Stramshall Village Hall on 14th December for Defibrillator training on 14th December at 6pm.

The training will last 2 hours and will be carried out by AEDdonate, who installed the machine.


Stramshall Christmas Tree Lights – Switch on – 1st December at 7.30pm

Stramshall Christmas Tree Lights will be switched on at the Stramshall Village Green on 1st December at 7.30pm,

followed by refreshments provided by Stramshall Scout Group in the Village Hall.

Please come along.

Free Lucky Ticket Raffle for Children.


Defibrillators installed in Bramshall and Stramshall Villages

 

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are pleased to announce that the Defibrillators have now been installed on the outside of Bramshall & Stramshall Village Halls.

Free training will be available and the Parish Council is liaising with AEDdonate on suitable dates. In the meantime, full instructions are on the front of the boxes.

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone involved in pledging money to this project, it is very much appreciated.

    


Crowdfund Staffordshire – how to start a campaign for funds

Crowdfund Staffordshire is a great way for any local charity, voluntary organisation, business, social enterprise or individual to help increase community capacity through the support of local people and those from those across the world.

Anyone ready to go can sign up and start campaigning now at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-staffordshire. But there’s also a free help for anyone considering crowdfunding but don’t know where to start – from downloadable packs to help create an attractive web page on Crowdfund Staffordshire, right through to how to plan and run their month-long fundraising campaign.

Go online at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/community/Community-Action-and-Doing-Your-Bit/Resources-for-partners.aspx to download social media posts graphics, web banners and additional copy and  use as you see fit through your communications channels (you can also retweet etc from @StaffordshireCC and our Facebook page)

·       start talking to people about the ‘Children and Families Fund’, and encourage them to go to http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/crowdfund-staffordshire/extra-funding to start a conversation with the county council about their project that could be eligible for funding. 

·       Contact Staffordshire County Council on crowdfund@staffordshire.gov.uk with any questions you may have.


Be Winter Ready Campaign

Western Power Distribution (WPD) is working with the Energy Networks Association on a new national campaign called Be Winter Ready, which is to be launched on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Be Winter Ready aims to encourage people to prepare in case they experience a power cut or gas emergency this winter.
We’re contacting all of our stakeholders to make you aware of the campaign as it would be great if you could help share this important information. For those of you for whom it is relevant to do so, we also wanted to ask if you would be able to share some of our content through your channels to help spread the word about the campaign.

Background

In recent years the chances of unscheduled problems with electricity and gas supply have dropped dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.   Whilst the UK’s gas and electricity supply is very reliable, bad winter weather can cause damage and disruption.

Steps you can take:

We are therefore sharing this simple advice to help people prepare:

  • Know your free emergency numbers: In a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home: Keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Register as a vulnerable customer: Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. If you live in the Midlands, South West or South Wales you can register with WPD here. If you live in a different area you can contact your gas or electricity network to find out more. Visit www.energynetworks.org to find out who your network operator is.
  • Keep your eyes open: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

Age UK South Staffordshire – volunteers needed

Age UK South Staffordshire provide a Care Navigation Service across East Staffordshire.  Care Navigation provides support to people aged 50 and over bringing all professionals together to ensure a holistic service is provided.  The aim of the service is that the individuals we support are able to remain healthy, safe and independent in their own homes.

Volunteers play a key role in supporting the work we do particularly around reducing isolation and loneliness. If you are interested in providing a befriending service to the people we support we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Kerry.coley@ageuksouthstaffs.org.uk


National Lottery Awards for All – Grant received for Stramshall Play Area

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council have just received the following update on an application made earlier this year:

Thank you for applying to National Lottery Awards for All.

I’m delighted to tell you that your application has been successful.

We’ve awarded your organisation a grant of £9,835 for the following activities: Play Surface Replacement and Swing Frame replacement at Stramshall.

The Councillors will discuss the award at the next Parish Council meeting on 7th November at Stramshall Village Hall, 7.45pm


Staffordshire County Council Definitive Map and Statement for East Staffordshire Borough

Staffordshire County Council, as surveying authority, in pursuance of the powers conferred by Section 57(3) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, has prepared a consolidated Definitive Map and Statement for East Staffordshire incorporating confirmed modifications made since the publication of the previous Map and Statement.

 

A facsimile copy of the Definitive Map and Statement and a Schedule detailing the relevant legal event Orders will be available to view at Burton upon Trent Customer Service Centre, Market Place, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1HA from 30 October 2017. Other facsimile copies of the Definitive Map and Statement will be available to view at the following library/customer service centre and at Staffordshire County Council Offices as below:

 

Uttoxeter Library/Uttoxeter Customer Service Centre

High Street

Uttoxeter

ST14 7JQ

Tel: 0300 111 8000

uttoxeter.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

|

Rural Access Team

|Staffordshire County Council

No 1 Staffordshire Place

Stafford

ST16 2LP

Tel: (01785) 277240

rightsofway@staffordshire.gov.uk


Dove Valley – Get Talking about your Valley

Transforming the Trent Valley

If you’re part of this local community or visit the area regularly, and are interested in sharing views and ideas with others about this important landscape, then why not join our Community Conversation?

During a series of four evening meetings in October and November we will:

  • Record the local community’s views, concerns, values and ideas around the issues facing the landscape of the lower Dove Valley (from Doveridge to Eggington)
  • Develop ideas on how grant money from the Heritage Lottery Fund could help deliver the kind of landscape that local communities want

You don’t need to be an expert, just be willing to come along and take part in all the discussions.

If you’d like to join the Conversation, or need more information, please contact: Matt Croney on 07807 687903,

matt@icarus.uk.net

(please leave a message if unattended and we will return your call as soon as possible)

see poster attached

Dove Valley poster


A50 Closures in October 2017 – new dates

Staffordshire County Council have updated the Parish Council about the A50 closures, the original dates have now changed from 16th &17th October and 18th, 19th 20th October. It will now be closed as follows:

The revised schedule means that on October 23 and 24, the A50 will be closed westbound, along with the outside lane of the eastbound carriageway. On October 25, 26 and 27, the A50 will be closed eastbound, along with the outside lane of the westbound carriageway.

The closures will be from 8pm until 5.30am and happen between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands.

Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England. We will continue to update you as the project progresses.


Staffordshire Connects – health and care directory

The health and care directory has a new identity, logo and some new features.  The new name is Staffordshire Connects and the web address is www.staffordshireconnects.info. The email address is staffordshire.connects@staffordshire.gov.uk

 

The purpose of the directory is to provide citizens with information about activities, groups and organisations that can help them to stay independent and well. This includes information about home care providers, carers groups, leisure services, support groups, equipment and technology providers.

 

Staffordshire Connects also acts as a central information resource for our health and social care professionals, partner organisations and the voluntary sector. Organisations like Support Staffordshire are working with us to ensure the many VCSE organisations that they support are also added on.

 

As well as being a directory, Staffordshire Connects also provides access to:

  • A health and wellbeing planner. The  planner provides self-help information, advice and guidance on leading a healthier lifestyle. The short link for the health and wellbeing tool is www.staffordshireconnects.info/plan
  • An equipment and technology product showroom – browse, search and compare different products that can make daily life that little bit easier
  • A social care self-assessment tool where by you can assess care needs and get some useful information, advice and guidance along the way
  • The local offer which is about the provision of support for children and families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

There are clear links to the directory from the adult social pages on the www.staffordshire.gov.uk  website, and more links will be added to our partner websites shortly.


B5027 Stone Road, Bramshall – diversion

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
B5027 STONE ROAD, BRAMSHALL
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council intend not less than seven days from the date of this
Notice to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of B5027
Stone Road in Bramshall so much as passes by and is in the direct vicinity of the level crossing for a distance of 20
metres either side unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works.
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 The Level, B5027 Uttoxeter Road, B5027 Stone Road and vice versa. For more information,
visit: https://roadworks.org?tm=184987.
The order will come into operation at 21:30 on 28th October 2017 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 14:00 on
29th October 2017.
The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the annual level crossing testing works, which it is
proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.
Date: 11th October 2017
John Tradewell, Director for Strategy, Governance & Change,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: PTTRO 4089446 Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000
www.staffordshire.gov.uk/trafficregulationorders http://roadworks.org


Staffordshire County Council requesting views on subsidising bus journeys in Staffordshire

Staffordshire County Council are reminding people that there is still time to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus journeys in Staffordshire can be best spent. Although the county council does not operate bus services, it subsidises just under ten per cent of bus journeys in Staffordshire, largely because not enough people use them or not enough income is generated to make them profitable. Next year, £1.3m will be spent on these journeys and we are asking people, whether they use the bus or not, for their views on the four options possible with the budget.

The consultation closes on September 17 and residents are being encouraged to go online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/busreview  to have their say.


Bramshall Village Hall have a new Kitchen

Bramshall Village Hall have a new kitchen. The committee are very pleased with the finished product.

Andy Short of AS Carpentry and Building Services – 07879 882855 – andrewshort46@yahoo.com – carrying out the installation and Howdens Kitchens supplied the new kitchen units.

Anne Harris from Bramshall Village Hall committee said, ” We are delighted with the result, Andy has been brilliant”.


Government Broadband consultation – closes 9th October at noon

Staffordshire Parish Council Association updated the Parish Council that Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking views from households on the specification for a broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) to be set in secondary legislation.

Please go to the link and have your say. Consultation closes at midday on 9th October 2017.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/broadband-universal-service-obligation-consultation-on-design

 

The Digital Economy Act 2017 which received Royal Assent in April, enabled the creation of a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), giving every household and business the right to request a broadband connection at a minimum speed of at least 10Mbps, up to a reasonable cost threshold – no matter where they live or work. Following this, the Government is consulting on the specific design of the USO which would be set in secondary legislation.

 


Stramshall Telephone Box – Revamped by Councillors

Cllr David Oulsnam and Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw have spent time this week painting the telephone box on Stramshall Village Green.

The telephone box became the responsibility of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council this year, after it was decommissioned by BT and is now a community asset.

Ideas about its use for the community will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 5th September 2017 at Stramshall Village Hall, 7.45pm


Bramshall Village – 1st prize in Best Kept Village competition!

 

Bramshall Village, Bramshall, Nr Uttoxeter, ST14 5NE, has been awarded 1st prize in the Best Kept Village, (Small Village competition), within the East Staffordshire Group.

Congratulations to all the residents who worked hard to achieve this magnificent award.

Members of the Bramshall Best Kept Village committee went to Eccleshall to collect the certificate on 7th August 2017.

 


Temporary Traffic Regulation Order – Bramshall – 11th – 15th September 2017

 

Update from SCC received today, 16th August 2017

Unfortunately the dates for this Temporary Traffic Regulation Order have been brought forward and the works are now due to start on 11 September 2017 and finish on 15 September 2017.

Staffordshire County Council gives notice to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Bennetts Lane in Bramshall in the vicinity of property called Cloudwood unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or unless the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road. Pedestrian access will be accommodated.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Bennetts Lane, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Bramshall Road, B5027 Stone Road, B5027 Oldfields Road, B5027 Stafford Road, A518 Stafford Road, Loxley Lane and vice versa.

The order will come into operation on 4 October 2017 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 10 October 2017.

 


JCB donate £500 towards Defib project

A campaign to collect funds for a pair of potentially life-saving defibrillators for villages near to Uttoxeter has received a £500 boost from JCB. The company has donated the money to Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council so it can buy two machines which will be located at Bramshall and Stramshall village halls. The equipment is used to give a high-energy electric shock to someone suffering from a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators can restore a more stable heart rhythm and have proved essential in saving lives.
Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council Jean Pattison-Evans said: “Defibrillators have been the key to saving many lives and are an absolutely vital tool in enabling people to respond quickly and effectively in a medical emergency. “Members of the parish council, and in particular Councillor Tom Ollerenshaw who has spearheaded the campaign, are delighted that JCB has chosen to so generously support our efforts to fund two defibrillators in the Uttoxeter area. We strongly believe they could make a real difference to the outcome if someone suffers a cardiac arrest.”
Councillor David Oulsnam visited JCB World Headquarters to collect the cheque from Steve Ovens.


L G Woodward donate £50 to Defib project

LG Woodward, Balance Street, Uttoxeter kindly donated £50 towards the Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council Defibrillator project.

Len Woodward said, “When we were approached with regards to funding for this life saving project, we did not hesitate to make a donation, our customers live in the local area and we are delighted to be able help support the Parish Councils efforts”.

LG Woodward have been supplying electrical services to the community for years and have also added high quality gifts/interior items to their shop. It means that not only can you get your house re-wired, buy a cooker or fridge freezer from them, but also purchase some wonderful interior design items for your home too.

Cllr Jean Pattinson-Evans, Chair of the Parish Council, was presented with the cheque yesterday by Len and said, “This kind donation from your company, will be added to the growing number of funds received from businesses in the area and we will soon be able to install the equipment in Bramshall and Stramshall villages”.

 


John German donate £400 to Defib project

The Uttoxeter branch of John German Estate Agents, has kindly donated £400 towards the Defibrillator Project that Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council has initiated. As local residents of Bramshall and Stramshall, Matt Slater, Branch Manager and James Morgan, Director explained, “We are very committed to community projects and when approached by the Parish Clerk to make a donation, we did not hesitate to pledge our support”.

John German Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors have been working tirelessly for over 175 years to ensure that moving house in the midlands is straightforward and professionally managed. Their long history of helping residents ensures they are aware of all the communities needs and were delighted by the approach from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council to become involved in this life saving equipment campaign.

The two Defibrillators will be located at Stramshall and Bramshall Village Halls, which are at the heart of the villages and as John German has handled many of the sales in these villages, they felt they were giving something extra to their customers.

Cllr Jean Pattinson-Evans, Chair of the Parish Council, who received the donation from Matt Slater said, “John German has been extremely generous to the Parish Council with this £400 donation and has ensured this community project will become a reality sooner than we thought, the Parish Councillors are grateful to John German for their kind support and commitment to the residents of our parish”.

Visit John German, Uttoxeter,  http://www.johngerman.co.uk/branches/estate-agents-uttoxeter

 


Knights 4 Uttoxeter donate £1000 to Defib project

Ian Cruddas from Knights 4 Uttoxeter presented Cllr David Oulsnam from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, with a cheque for £1000 today towards the fund raising for the Defib project that Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are running.

The Defibrillators will be located on Stramshall and Bramshall Village Halls, once the fund raising is complete.

Cllr Oulsnam said, “This donation will be a huge help towards the total that we need to raise and we are extremely grateful to the Knights 4 Uttoxeter for their help”.

Ian Cruddas explained, “ Knights 4 Uttoxeter was set up in 2014 to specifically help the residents in Uttoxeter and the villages within a 5 mile radius. We believe these Defibrillators are essential for village locations and when approached by Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, we did not hesitate to donate.”


RP George donated £50 towards Defib project

 

Mr Carr and his colleague from RP George, Bramshall Industrial Estate presented Cllr Dick Jones with a cheque for £50 towards Defibrillator project. Mr Carr said, “ RP George are grateful that the Parish Council are funding raising for this community defibrillator and are happy to help”.

Cllr Dick Jones thanked Mr Carr and explained, “ The Parish Council are keen to install a defibrillator on both Bramshall and Stramshall Village Halls, in order that local residents can benefit from this life saving equipment”.


Pym and Wildsmith donate £100 to Defib project

Pym and Wildsmith, Bramshall Industrial Estate, Bramshall have kindly donated £100 towards the Defibrillator Project. The Parish Council will install two defibrillators, one on Bramshall Village Hall and one on Stramshall Village Hall, once all the funds have been raised.

Cllr Dick Jones was presented with the cheque by Marie Pym-Eaton today and said, “ Our company values the local community and are happy to be able to help”.

Cllr Jones thanked Marie and added, “ Pym and Wildsmith have made a valued contribution to this community project and the Parish Council are extremely grateful for your support”.


Stramshall Climbing Frame is now open

John Whittaker who was granted Freedom of the Parish by Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council officially opened the Climbing Frame at Stramshall Playing Fields yesterday, 15th July 2017.

The Councillors were joined by Tesco and East Staffordshire Borough Council to celebrate the event. Plus the local Scouts, Cubs and Beavers came along to test if the climbing frame was fit for purpose and Stramshall villagers joined in to celebrate this new addition to the play area.

Everyone was thrilled at the new facility in the village and are grateful to Tesco, JCB and East Staffordshire Borough Council for providing the funding to make this project a reality.

Mrs Jean Pattinson-Evans, Chair of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, said, ” We are delighted to have been able to achieve a new climbing frame for the children of the Parish and hope they enjoy it all summer”. She also added, ” We are grateful to Tesco Bags of Help, JCB and East Staffordshire Borough Council for providing support and funds for this climbing frame and also to Creative Play UK, NJ Boulton and Ian Davies(Bramshall) for supplying and installing a wonderful climbing frame. We would also like to thank McDonalds for providing Fruit Juice and Fresh Fruit for the children on the day.”

            

 

           


This Saturday – Stramshall Climbing Frame opening – 10.30am

Come along to celebrate the new equipment at Stramshall Play Area, Creighton Lane, Stramshall.


Boultons Skip Hire donate £50 to Defib Project

Boultons Skip Hire, Bramshall have kindly donated £50 towards the Defib project for the Parish.

Emma said, ” The community is very important to our company and so we were delighted to be asked to donate”.

The Parish Council thanked Boultons Skip Hire for their donation towards this life saving initiative.

 


Free activities for 11-17yr olds in July and August 2017


Howdens Joinery Co donate £300 to Defib project

 

Michelle from Howdens Joinery Company, Eastfields Road, Dovefields Industrial Estate, Uttoxeter, have made a kind donation of £300 towards the Parish Council Defibrillators Project.

Michelle from Howdens presented Jean Pattinson-Evans, Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council’s Chairperson, the cheque today.

Michelle said,”Howdens are committed to the community and are thrilled to be able to help the project”.

Jean Pattinson-Evans expressed the Parish Councils thanks to Michelle and the team at Howdens for their fantastic support.

 

 


Faccenda Foods donates £250 to Defibrillator project for Parish

Faccenda Foods have made a fantastic donation of £250 towards the Defibrillator project for the Parish.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is planning to install 2 Defibrillators within the Parish.The equipment will be placed at Bramshall Village Hall and Stramshall Village Hall.

The Parish Clerk accepted the donation on behalf of the Parish Council from Andrew Hancock at Faccenda Foods Head Office in Scropton yesterday.


Marchington 10km Run – Road Closures on 25th June 2017

St Peters School, Marchington are holding a 10km run on 25th June 2017 and East Staffordshire Borough Council have provided information about road closures in the area, please open the attached document for full details.

Marchington 10km Run – 25th June 2017 Road Closures


A50 Closed between 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 7 July and 5.30 a.m. on Monday, 10 July

Cllr. Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth at Staffordshire County Council has advised the following closures on the A50 that may affect residents:

  1. overnight closures on five consecutive nights from Monday, 19 June to Friday, 23 June on the westbound carriageway between 8.00 p.m. and 5.30 a.m. The eastbound carriageway is not affected. This is to allow a crane to lift each of the beams and attach safety equipment to be fitted prior to installation.

2. Between 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 7 July and 5.30 a.m. on Monday, 10 July the A50 will be closed in both directions to allow a crane to lift the beams for installation across the dual carriageway.


Come along to celebrate new climbing frame in Stramshall 15th July 2015

PLEASE COME ALONG TO HELP US CELEBRATE THE NEW CLIMBING FRAME

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Councillors would like to invite you and your family to an opening event for the new Climbing Frame that you helped to choose for the Stramshall Playing Fields.

Saturday 15th July at 10.30am at Stramshall Playing Fields, Creighton Lane, Stramshall, ST14 5AX


Declaration of Result of Poll – June 2017

East Staffordshire Borough Council have issued the results of the General Election:

UK Parliamentary Election – Declaration of Results 2017


Uttoxeter Lions present £500 for Defib project

The Uttoxeter Lions presented Cllr Tom Ollerenshaw of Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council with a generous donation of £500 towards the Defibrillator project.


Cyber Safe Staffordshire – information leaflet

Cyber Safe Staffordshire is a joint campaign between Staffordshire County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire.

They have provided the Parish Council with the leaflet below, that we hope will be useful to residents.

Find out more at www.staffordshire.police.uk/cybercrime or use #CyberSafeStaffs


We do not Buy or Sell – poster for your front door

PCSO Craig Collins has provided this poster for you to copy into a word document and stick on your front door.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Councillors hope that it helps the residents of the Parish.


A50 Growth Corridor Update on closures

The main activity in June will see work continue in preparation for the installation of the new bridge across the A50.

As mentioned in my previous update, the A50 westbound is scheduled to be closed overnight for five consecutive nights from Monday, 5 June to Friday, 9 June, to allow the delivery of six steel beams, each 47 metres long.

Once the beams are in the compound by the A50 they must be prepared for installation, which includes lifting each one by crane for safety equipment to be attached.

To minimise disruption and to keep everyone safe during a potentially dangerous operation the westbound carriageway is due to be closed again overnight from Monday, 19 June to Friday, 23 June  inclusive.

The eastbound carriageway is not affected.

All closures will be between 8.00 p.m. and 5.30 a.m., apart from on Thursday, 8 June, when the westbound carriageway will close at 10.00 p.m.

The westbound A50 will be closed between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands, and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge.

Traffic will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along The Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent.

The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522.

Advance notices warning of the closures will be put in place by Highways England on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes.

Traffic will be directed away from the A50 as much as possible and there will be a well signposted diversion in place for all traffic. I would like to thank people in advance for their patience and understanding.

Once delivery of the beams has begun there will be a 50mph temporary speed limit in place on the A50 westbound carriageway through the works area to support public and workforce safety.


Defibrillators for Stramshall and Bramshall

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is planning to install 2 Defibrillators within the Parish.

The equipment will be placed at Bramshall Village Hall and Stramshall Village Hall and fund raising has started with JCB, Uttoxeter Lions, Sargarents Butchers already contributing to this community project.

AEDdonate who are supplying the equipment, have set up two links for residents to make donations via a fund raising link. You will need Paypal to make donations that way.

To find the fund raising page for each village please use the links below:

http://aeddonate.org.uk/projects/bramshall-village-hall-defibrillator-campaign/

http://aeddonate.org.uk/projects/stramshall-defibrillator-campaign/

If you can’t make a donation via AEDdonate, why not send a cheque to the Clerk, made payable to Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, c/o 6 Alexandra Crescent, Uttoxeter, ST14 7LQ

I hope you can help the Parish Council to install this life saving equipment by the end of this year.

 


General Election – statement of persons nominated and notice of poll

The General Election will be held on 8th June 2017.

This document gives you the name of persons nominated for Election.

8th June 2017 Statement of Persons Nominated Notice of Poll & Situation of Polling Stations


Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust – FREE Talk – 19th May 2017

The Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust is holding a free talk at JCB Lakeside Club in Rocester on Friday 19th May at 7.30pm.

Discover the historic route and enjoy some refreshments too.

Further information on www.cuct.org.uk


Staffordshire Police Open Day – 4th June 2017

Bob Champeau, Staffordshire Police, would like to invite residents, their children and grandchildren to an open day at Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford on Sunday 04th June.
It is a great day out and our cars, motorbikes , dogs and hopefully helicopter will all be on display.


Election Results – County Councillor

These are the results of the local County Council elections, held on 4th May 2017.

Cllr Philip Atkins was duly elected for the Uttoxeter Rural area with 3169 votes.

Declaration of Results – County Council Councillor


New web pages launched

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council is pleased to announce the arrival of new web pages. The previous web pages had served the parish very well for many years. However, as the result of changes in both requirements and technology, our web pages needed an update.

Since the introduction of the new “Transparency Code”, local councils have been under increasing pressure to make more information available to voters and to do this in ways that are as accessible as possible. The new web pages provide a better foundation for the Parish Council to publish more documents on-line where interested members of the community can find them.

Now that the majority of web access is conducted using mobile devices rather than computers, content needs to be formatted differently for each viewing medium. These latest changes allow us to vary the presentation style and we hope that will make our information easier to access.

If you have any comments or questions about our new pages, you can use the feedback form to get in touch.


Grant awarded for Stramshall playing fields

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are happy to announce that Stramshall Playing Fields was successful in the Tesco Bags of Help funding and was awarded an £8,000 grant.

JCB also awarded the Parish Council a grant of £3,000 for the groundworks element of the project and East Staffordshire Borough Council awarded the project £3,900 to enclose the play area with fencing.

Play equipment
Play equipment

The Climbing Frame project , will commence on 4th January 2017 and the climbing frame should be fully installed by early February 2017.

Thank you to everyone who voted for the project.

The Parish Councillors will discuss in the Parish Council meeting on 7th February 2017 an official opening date, where all are welcome to attend.