Staffordshire County Council Notice of Closure of Pinfold Lane and Cross of Hands

Staffordshire County Council
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended)
Road Traffic  (Temporary Restrictions) ACT 1991
Diversion of Vehicular Traffic
Pinfold Lane and Cross of Hands, Abbots Bromley

Notice is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 29 December 2020 made an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Pinfold Lane in Abbots Bromley from its junction with Abbots Bromley Road to its junction with Hurst Farm Lane and Cross of Hands, Abbots Bromley from its junction with Hurst Farm Lane and Pinfold Lane to its junction with Orange Lane unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works; or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes. Pedestrian access will be available.

An alternative route for traffic is available via Orange Lane, B5014 Lichfield Road, B5234 Ashbrook Lane, Abbots
Bromley Road and vice versa. For more information, visit: https://one.network/?tm=119531127.

The order will come into operation on 11 January 2021 and the said works will commence on or as near
as practicable to that date. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by 22 March 2021.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the water main renewal works, which it is proposed to
carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 30 December 2020
John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: 421658

Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000

Extra Help To Pay Water Bills Extended

South Staffs Water has announced that its extra help for customers financially affected by COVID-19 has been extended to the end of December.

 South Staffs Water offers a range of ongoing support, from payment breaks and flexible payment plans to special tariffs for people on low incomes.

 Anyone, whose income has temporarily become less than £16,380 per year (plus £1,500 for each dependent child) as a result of COVID-19, can apply for the Assure COVID-19 tariff, which will give a 60% discount off their water bill for three months.

 The water company also offers its standard Assure tariff, which offers a two-year discount for people on longer-term low incomes.

 Rachael Merrell, service delivery director at South Staffs Water, said:

“We’ve seen a growing number of customers seek help since March when lockdown hit us. We have almost 14,500 customers benefitting from our standard and COVID-19 Assure tariffs.

 “The important thing we want customer to know is that they needn’t worry. We want anyone who is struggling to contact us and we will see how we can help. They can visit our website, contact us through Facebook or Twitter or give us a call on 0800 093 0570. We’re here to help.”

 More information is available online: www.south-staffs-water.co.uk/covid-help.

Have your say on Ward Boundaries for East Staffordshire Borough Council – closes 11th January 2021

We have been advised that a further consultation is taking place, with regards to Ward Boundaries.

The Local Government Boundary Commission have provided the following:

An additional phase of public consultation in our review of East Staffordshire Borough Council’s electoral arrangements.

Our consultation will close on 11 January 2021.

Our consultation focuses on new proposals for council ward boundaries in:

  • Abbey
  • Bagots & Needwood
  • Stramshall & Weaver

We are not seeking further comment in respect of any other part of the borough.

We previously held a public consultation on our draft recommendations for new ward boundaries across East Staffordshire. We listened to the views put to us during the consultation and propose to make changes to the plans in the areas above to reflect the local evidence received.

Due to the significance of the proposed changes made to the above areas, we are opening an extra phase of consultation, for this area only, to see what you think of the new recommendations.

We are satisfied that we have received sufficient evidence to finalise our proposals for new electoral wards for the rest of the borough.

Further information in relation to these changes can be found by viewing our letter to the Chief Executive of East Staffordshire Borough Council, found below.

This period of consultation starts today, 01 December 2020, and closes on 11 January 2021. During this period, we welcome comments and supporting evidence on our further draft recommendations for the following areas:

The Local Government Boundary Commission will publish the final recommendations for the whole borough in March 2021.

 

Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor – November 2020

Notice is herby given

that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 17 December, 2020 (14 days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 May, 2021.

Dated 27 November 2020.

Andy O’Brien

Returning Officer

ESBC

PO BOX 8045

Burton upon Trent

DE14 9JG

 

 

Parish Council Meeting – 25 November 2020

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence
2. Public session
3. Declarations of Interests
4. Co-option of new Councillors
5. Minutes of Previous Meetings
6. Neighbourhood Plan Update
7. Matters of Report
8. Planning
9. Financial Matters
10. Group Reports
11. Correspondence, bulletins and reports
12. Christmas tree
13. Agenda items for next meeting
14. Date, time and place of future meetings

Due to Covid-19 Parish Council Meetings are currently being held virtually via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend the meeting then please contact the Parish Clerk at parish.council@abbotsbromley.com to request a meeting invite. Requests to attend meeting to be received by Monday 23rd November 2020 at 5.00pm.

You can view the full agenda and related documents: Parish Council Agenda for 25 November 2020

Vacancy for Parish Councillor – October 2020

When a vacancy comes up on the Parish Council, it can be filled either with a by-election or by the existing members of the Council co-opting a new member.

As the cost of a by-election has to be borne by the Council tax payers of the village, the new member is most often co-opted to save this expense. However, if ten or more electors request an election, one will be held. Such requests must reach the Electoral Officer at East Staffordshire Borough Council before 19th November 2020.

Anyone interested in the vacancy can contact the Parish Clerk for further details and/or to register their interest. (Email parish.council@abbotsbromley.com)

A formal notice can be viewed: Notice of Vacancy – October 2020.

Parish Council Meeting – 28 October 2020

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence
2. Declarations of Interests
3. Co-option of new Councillors
4. Minutes of Previous Meetings
5. Neighbourhood Plan Update
6. Matters of Report
7. Planning
8. Financial Matters
9. Group Reports
10. Correspondence, bulletins and reports
11. United Charities
12. Agenda items for next meeting
13. Date, time and place of future meetings

Due to Covid-19 Parish Council Meetings are currently being held virtually via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend the meeting then please contact the Parish Clerk at parish.council@abbotsbromley.com to request a meeting invite. Requests to attend meeting to be received by Monday 26th October 2020 at 5.00pm.

You can view the full agenda and related documents: Parish Council Agenda for 28 October 2020

Parish Council Meeting – 30 September 2020

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence
2. Declarations of Interests
3. Minutes of Previous Meetings
4. Neighbourhood Plan Update
5. Matters of Report
6. Planning
7. Financial Matters
8. Group Reports
9. Correspondence, bulletins and reports
10. United Charities
11. Agenda items for next meeting
10. Date, time and place of future meetings
– Parish Council Meeting 7.00pm Wed, 28th October 2020 TBC

Due to Covid-19 Parish Council Meetings are currently being held virtually via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend the meeting then please contact the Parish Clerk at parish.council@abbotsbromley.com to request a meeting invite. Requests to attend meeting to be received by Monday, 28th September at 5.00pm

You can view the full agenda and related documents: Parish Council Agenda for 30 September 2020

Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 Now Open

Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 run by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch

For the third year running, we’re excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance to find and celebrate some of the UK’s best neighbours.

Our members have told us that to be a great neighbour people share some clear qualities: a willingness to look out for others; being sociable and friendly; offering practical help; and being kind, caring and respectful.

In addition to our Neighbour of the Year Award, this year we have a brand-new category, Co-op’s Young Neighbour of the Year. This award will celebrate someone aged 18-24 who has gone above and beyond to help enhance their community and has brought people, young and old, together.

If you’ve got someone who ticks all these boxes and more in either category, tell us all about them and how they go above and beyond.

Click here to be taken to our nomination form, where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.

The deadline to nominate is 27th October.

2020 Horn Dance Cancelled

Horn Dancers by Butter CrossThe annual Abbots Bromley Horn Dance was due to take place on Monday 7th September 2020.

However this year the Horn Dancers have taken the difficult decision to cancel the event due to the challenges in ensuring the safety of both participants and onlookers due to Covid-19.

It is hoped that the Horn Dance can return in 2021. Usually this annual event attracts visitors from around the world to view this spectacular and unusual display.

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