Open Art Exhibition – January 2016

Abbots Bromley School’s Open Art Exhibition is taking submissions of artwork in any medium up until Wednesday January 6th (delivered to reception and made ready to hang if two dimensional) – £3 per entry, maximum two pieces per person.

The exhibition will run 15/01/16-28/01/16 with an open viewing on Friday January 15th from 3:30-6pm.

Village Meeting – Neighbourhood Plan – 18 November 2015

The next step will be to agree an Abbots Bromley Neighbourhood Plan working group that will work on drafting and consulting on the plan.

The working group will be made up of Parish Councillors and hopefully interested residents, businesses and local service providers. The plan is only likely to be successful if we can get together a range of different people from across the community.

Corinne O’Hare who is a Planning Officer from East Staffordshire Borough Council has kindly agreed to come along to a meeting to set out the Neighbourhood Plan process more fully and hopefully answer any questions that you might have. This
meeting will be on the 18th November 2015 in the Village Hall, starting at 7:30pm.

Road Closures – Sunday 12th June 2016

Village organisations planning their own events should be aware that “Ironman” triathlon is again taking place in Staffordshire and will result in numerous road closures in our area.

Further information will be distributed nearer the time but you can also visit the Ironman web pages.

Neighbourhood Plan – First step

Abbots Bromley Parish Council has recently applied to East Staffordshire Borough Council to become a designated Neighbourhood Area as required by section 5 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

See the full details on the ESBC web pages

ESBC are now officially publicising the designation application as required by section 6 of the regulations. The publicity period for designation runs from Wednesday 9th September 2015 to Wednesday 7th October at 12noon.

If you would like to comment, please send an email to: or write to:
Neighbourhood Planning
East Staffordshire Borough Council
The Maltsters
Wetmore Road
Burton upon Trent, DE14 1LS
By the closing date, as above.

Road Closures – Monday 7th September 2015

To allow safe passage of dancers and spectators parts of Bagot Street and High Street will be temporarily closed for a short time on the morning and the afternoon of Monday 7th September 2015.

The order permits closure between 0800-0900 and 1500-1700 and the full details of the closure notice may be read using the link below.

Road Closure Notice – Horn Dance Day 2015 (105.3 Kb)

Temporary Recycling Facility at Uttoxeter

After much work by both county and borough councils we have come to a solution for Uttoxeter HWRC.

If you recall ESBC need the Pennycroft site to progress development works funded by a Local Growth Fund grant from the government via GBSLEP to develop this and another site in Burton at Bargates. This funding has to be spent this financial year.

SCC will fund and build a new HWRC site adjacent to the A50 and sewage works on land currently owned by ESBC after planning is granted and as the site access roads are built. In the interim SCC will provide a temporary HWRC site at the old Hockley crossing highways site in Uttoxeter, subject to planning permission being granted which is in progress.

Unfortunately there will be short period between the old one closing on August 31st and the temporary one opening, when ESBC will collect bagged ‘side’ green waste in addition to its normal green waste collections and place a number of its lorries in council car parks on Saturdays and Sundays.

I have to thank everyone involved in the work they have done since the election in May to achieve this solution. I know we all would have preferred no period of closure at all between the sites but this is the best we can do in a tight timescale with some of the issues such as funding out of our direct control.

Regards, Philip Atkins

Temporary Closure of Goose Lane – Saturday 11th July 2015

Goose Lane will be closed from Uttoxeter Road to the junction with St Nicholas Way on Saturday 11th July 2015. The closure is expected to come into effect by 9am and end by 4pm.

Those residents directly affected should have already been informed but further details are available in this notice.

Warning of home security scam

This is a scam where a legitimate company specifically sells to vulnerable people, particularly the elderly, and overcharge for products. They claim that crime is rising in the victims’ neighbourhoods and the alarms they were offering to install ensured a swift police response. Such businesses will provide misleading and false information to get into homes.

In one incident, a man in his late 60s was targeted with repeat phone calls from a company offering a security system for a ‘limited time offer price’ and once agreed and fitted he was charged almost £3,300 more. In another incident a woman was highly overcharged for a basic security system.

Neighbourhood Watch advice is:

  • always be extremely careful of businesses which ‘cold call’ you, either by telephone or at your door. If someone contacts you out of the blue or turns up at your home unexpectedly, DO NOT agree to their business and DO NOT let them into your home. NEVER give them personal or card details
  • if you are thinking of having an alarm fitted, obtain three separate quotes from different businesses. Also, check what you will be paying a year for monitoring, as these costs and services vary
  • if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is
  • be alert and ring police if in doubt.

Ronnie Turner
Community Engagement Officer
Neighbourhood Watch

Ironman crossing points – 14 June 2015

Peter Male has been able to find out details of some points where it is possible to cross the Ironman route and enable some journeys that would otherwise be very difficult, if not impossible.

These are marked on a map and will be of particular help to anyone wishing to travel between Abbots Bromley and Uttoxeter.

Ashbrook Lane development – Public meeting Wednesday 3 June

Abbots Bromley Parish Council will be hosting a meeting to be held on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 at 7.00 pm in the Memorial Room, The Village Hall, Abbots Bromley.

The meeting will be an opportunity for residents to discuss the proposed development on Ashbrook Lane with representatives from ESBC’s planning department.

All members of the public are welcome. The meeting will start promptly at 7.00pm.

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