Car Boot Sale Sunday 11th September 2011

Sian Gillham is raising money for The Stroke Association by running several fundraising events.

The next event is a Car Boot Sale:
– Sunday 11th September
– 9am (seller start)
– 10am (buyer start)
Just outside Abbots Bromley village on Uttoxeter road (look out for signs)

Seller fee of £5 (car) £8 (large van) goes to The Stroke Association

Thanks go to Nick Phillips for the use of the field.

Wind farm plans dropped

In April 2011 East Staffordshire Borough Council refused permission for the development of a wind farm at Bagot’s Park in Abbots Bromley.

The proposed development was of considerable concern to many residents in Abbots Bromley and Marchington Woodlands. However, several other Parish Councils in the area also opposed plans due to the effect on the landscape of the proposed 360 foot high turbines.

The Burton Mail (link expired) reports a spokesperson for SSE Renewables confirming that they have no plans to appeal against the refusal and that they do not now consider the site large enough for viable development in their current operating context.

Get out and about with Ridware YFC

Ridware YFC have had an exciting and diverse couple of months starting with building a raft in order to take part in the County Raft Race on the River Dove. A Curry Night was held at the Red Lion Inn at Newborough and also a very interesting and informative tour was taken round Freedom Brewery at Abbots Bromley. The next event was a Royal Visit. Princess Anne visited the County Office in Staffordshire and each club within Staffordshire was invited to demonstrate one of their skills. These ranged from flower arranging to butchery to stock judging to Tug of War. Ridware’s demonstration was their club display and cattle preparation and the Princess showed a real interest in all that she was shown. Each member felt privileged to have had the opportunity to chat to the Princess Royal and it was an excellent day for Staffordshire Young Farmers.

Details of next month’s meetings are as follows:

Wed 21st September Annual General Meeting 8pm at The Meynell Inn, Hoar Cross
Friday 17th September – County Disco – “Hookers and Haymakers” Ivy House Farm, Acton Trussell, ST17 0RE
Wed 28th September New Members Joining Up Night 8pm at The Meynell Inn, Hoar Cross
Friday 30th September – Joules Sale in aid of YFC, at the County Showground.

If you would like to know more, then please contact for Alex Mackellar (Secretary) 07813478133 for a weekly text update. To check out more about being part of the best rural youth organisation in the Country, please take a look at our website, and click on the Ridware page

Abbots Bromley wins Best Kept Village

When the results of the 2011 Staffordshire Best Kept Village Competition were announced at Rodbaston on 1st August, Abbots Bromley was declared the best kept large village in East Staffordshire. The runners up in our group were Yoxall and Branston.

Across the whole of Staffordshire, Haughton was the best kept large village.

In commenting on the win, Chairman of the Parish Council Roger Jarman said, “A superb effort from the whole village, particularly Roger Mills and Philip Charles who championed the cause from the Parish Council.”

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