Closure of Ashbrook Lane

Area Highways Office
Development Services Directorate
Midland Grain Warehouse
Derby Street
Burton-upon-Trent, DE14 2JJ
Telephone: 01283-508528

I am shortly to begin works on a footway resurfacing scheme at the above location. The work will involve laying a new kerb line along each side of the carriageway then resurfacing the whole length also a small drainage scheme will be constructed to remove isolated flooding.

The Contractor for the works is Staffordshire Highways. The works are planned to begin approximately the week commencing 27th June 2005 and last for approximately 7 weeks. Due to the width of the carriageway it will be necessary to work under temporary traffic control to satisfy the Health and Safety Regulations and on the 1st August the road known as Ashbrook Lane will be closed to all through traffic during the evenings approx times 6pm to 6am during these times the carriageway will be resurfaced.

During the operation a wide range of construction machinery will be in use directly outside of residential properties. I would like to take this opportunity to advise you to exercise caution when exiting properties directly onto the construction area

I apologise in advance for any inconvenience or disruption the works may cause and ask for your co-operation. If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me on the above telephone number or ask for my assistant engineer, Roy Carr, who will be supervising the works.

Richard Rayson
Divisional Engineer, Burton

Abbots Bromley Hot Shots

They were there to record the aspects of the village which they consider most characteristic of the place they live.

Known around the world for the annual Horn Dance, Abbots Bromley is admired by many as a typical English village captivating visitors and inspiring loyalty amongst those who live there. Despite centuries of change to adapt to the evolving needs of those who live and work there, it somehow retains a unique charm. The challenge is to guide future changes so that it remains a desirable place to live and work without sacrificing the essential character.

Villagers are invited to come and see the results of the photo session in Church House on Saturday 25th June between 10 and 2. They will have the opportunity to add their comments to form the basis of a “Village Design Statement” that will be adopted as supplementary planning guidance reflecting community views into future development.

Mineral and Waste Planning: Have your say

Staffordshire County Council is changing the way it plans for future quarries and waste treatment sites and we want you to get involved!

We are going to produce a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which will set out the opportunities for people to get information and how you can make your voice heard.

We want to get as many people as possible involved. We need to reach the right people and use the best and most convenient ways to reach you.

If you want to find out more about the SCI or would like to register your interest in the consultation process now is your chance!

To find out more please visit our website at or send us your name, address, e-mail and telephone details to:
Statement of Community Involvement Staffordshire County Council Riverway Stafford. ST16 3TJ.
Tel: 01785 277275 or 277271 or
e-mail us at:

Parish Council achieves Quality Parish status

Out of more than 170 parish and town councils in the county of Staffordshire, Abbots Bromley is the eighth to achieve accreditation as a “Quality Council”.

The status was introduced by the government in an attempt to promote best practice in the first tier of local government. To achieve the award a Council must meet each of seven separate criteria that are considered to reflect good practice.

One of the key tests is having a qualified Clerk and the work needed to achieve this certification is the most time consuming element of the preparations for most Councils.

Across the UK, Abbots Bromley is the 162nd Quality Council – out of more than 10,000 local councils eligible to qualify for that status.

Speaking on behalf of the Parish Council, Chairman Philip Charles said, “We are delighted to receive this independent recognition of the quality of our work and we believe that it reflects the dedication and hard work put in by both Clerk and Councillors. The process of preparing our application helped challenge our thinking about how the Council should operate, and required us to make some positive changes to the way we work, including the introduction of regular surgeries. However, we have no reason to be complacent, and recognise that there will always be further opportunities to improve the way that we communicate and consult with the electorate. We therefore hope to build on this success rather than rest on our laurels.”

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