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:

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:

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.


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