Time is running out for Abbots Bromley

Between 18th October and 29th November 2013 there is an opportunity to comment as part of the consultation on the Local Plan for East Staffordshire.

Details of the consultation and the full text of the document are available on the (link expired).

In particular this plan defines two areas for housing development that would extend the settlement boundary for Abbots Bromley. The (link expired) shows the two proposed areas but needs to be looked at in conjunction with the explanatory text of the main documents.

St Nicholas Church Fund Raising

We raised £660 on the evening – thank you.

We are rapidly approaching the end of our first full year of dedicated fund raising for St Nicholas Church, Abbots Bromley.

We have held many varied events this year from an Indoor Picnic, BBQ, Ceilidh Evening, Quiz Night and Open Gardens through to our very own Mini Music Festival and a day with the Horn Dancers.

There’s more to come with our Christmas Tree Festival on December 22nd and the A B Bell Ringers on Friday December 20th visiting all the local pubs.

In 2013, so far and counting, we have raised a fantastic £7837.38!! An update of the final total will be in the January 2014 Parish Magazine.

So many thank you’s are extended to ALL who have helped us by giving generously their time, raffle/lot prizes, premises, and general all-round good will and support/attendance. It’s been a pleasure.

Onwards to 2014….. First event February 8th 2014 – Village Hall, Ceilidh Evening!

My sincere thanks, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Martin Godfrey

The friendliest village?

I am a researcher at Studio Lambert, a television production company based in London. We are currently developing a new series for C4 to uncover Britain’s best villages.

We’re looking for Britain’s friendliest village, who will welcome our judges and convince them that they are Britain’s best. Our series would be a new way of celebrating Britain’s villages and rural communities, showcasing their friendliness, community spirit and local amenities. The general tone of the series will be light, entertaining, character driven and heart-warming.

As this is still in the development stage (so not for broadcast), we’re just looking to speak to a few villages who may be interested in taking part in this type of series (should it be commissioned). Looking at Abbots Bromley’s website, it seems that you are an exceptionally vibrant village, so I’d love to speak to someone in the village about village life.

In keeping with the rest of Studio Lambert’s output (like the Secret Millionaire, Undercover Boss and Gogglebox) we
really want this to be a positive and entertaining series.

If you can think of anyone in the village who may be happy to chat to me about Abbots Bromley – particularly if they’re involved with local groups I’d love to speak to them. You can call me on 0207 534 2012.


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