Road safety campaign reminds drivers that “20 is Plenty”

The high profile road safety scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council to encourage drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools.

Each term 16 Staffordshire schools benefit from the scheme, which is in operation when pupils are arriving in the morning and leaving in the afternoon. Speed Indication Devices (SIDs) which display the speed of a vehicle as it passes by are used to urge drivers to slow down.

Cllr Simon Tagg, cabinet support member for transport and connected county with Staffordshire County Council said: “The 20 is Plenty scheme aims to remind drivers not to put pupils lives at risk by driving above 20 miles an hour.

“Staffordshire is now amongst the top three counties for road safety in the country and it is down to innovative schemes like this which are helping to keep our roads even safer.

“It is important to remind drivers to be aware not just of their speed but also to be more vigilant around schools, because children can be preoccupied by their friends, technology and other distractions especially when they are leaving school.

“We also hope that the scheme will increase the number of children walking and cycling to school which in turn, will improve health and wellbeing, save parents’ money on petrol costs, whilst easing congestion around schools.”

The scheme was first launched in 2010 and has now been rolled out to over 160 schools across the county.

Revised bus service from 28th April 2014

Abbots Bromley will gain some benefit from the service changes which will allow return journeys to Burton station, shops and town centre Monday to Saturday each week.

Details of the new services which commence on Monday 28th April are contained in a new timetable. See the 402 and 403 bus timetable (1.9 Mb) which also has information on the fares.

The original information about this change failed to explain that the previous 428 service to Lichfield would be withdrawn. There seems to have been no local consultation about the proposed changes and the Parish Council has made strong representations about the way that this has been managed.

2014 Parish Assembly

The formal business will commence at 6.30pm, tea and coffee will be available from 6.00pm and the councillors will be present if you would like to discuss any issues with them informally beforehand. There will also be information to view on the plans and progress with the Lichfield Road sports field.

See the full agenda for Annual Parish Assembly 2014 (21.8 Kb)

Bagot Arms Indoor Picnic – Friday 11th April 2014

We did it again!! What a Friday Night!?

We packed out Lisa and Dave’s pub with 55 people all enjoying their own individual picnic hamper.

It was good fun from the start. Plenty of banter and generous donations to the raffle and auctions. This event has become a must do annual event and hopefully we will return in 2015.

And now the very important news….. We raised £645 for our Church, St. Nicholas.

My thanks to all those people who made it happen.

Martin Godfrey

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