Information regarding 2021 Census
Agenda and documents for Parish Council Meeting – 27th January 2021
Information regarding voting in the forthcoming May elections
Staffordshire leaders call for people working through lockdown to get tested
The leaders of Staffordshire’s county, borough and district councils have joined forces to appeal for all workers who can’t work from home to book a regular Covid test – as part of the rollout of mass testing of people without symptoms.
With new Community Testing Centres open across the county, council leaders are calling for workers in all places allowed to stay open, to make testing part of their regular routine in efforts to identify more people who may unknowingly be carrying the virus.
The appeal is being backed by Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, George Adamson, Leader of Cannock Chase District Council, Duncan Goodfellow, Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council, Doug Pullen, Leader of Lichfield District Council, Simon Tagg, Leader of Newcastle Borough Council, Brian Edwards, Leader of South Staffordshire District Council, Patrick Farrington, Leader of Stafford Borough Council, Sybil Ralphs, Leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Danny Cook, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council.
Alan White, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:
“Councils across Staffordshire have worked together like never before during this pandemic, to do everything we can to protect lives and livelihoods across each and every district and borough area.
“While cases have started to fall in lockdown, they still remain worryingly high. We know that across the country hospitals are becoming overwhelmed – with reports nationally that someone is now being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 every 30 seconds.
“There is good news on the horizon with the vaccines, but we cannot become distracted by this, as it will be many months before we know and feel the benefits.
“The national lockdown means we must stay at home as much as possible. However, we all recognise that some people simply can’t work from home. That is why we are appealing to everyone who is out working in Staffordshire this week to book a test. It is free, quick and has never been easier to book one.
“One third of people who have the virus don’t show any symptoms and you could be one of them. So, please get tested now. It may just protect your workmates, your community and your family when you return home at the end of the day.”
The current seven day rates are: Staffordshire 433 per 100,000 of population; Cannock Chase 544; East Staffordshire 527; Lichfield 387; Newcastle 296; South Staffordshire 605; Stafford 401; Staffordshire Moorlands 247 and Tamworth 480.
The county council has now opened Community Testing Centres in all eight districts and boroughs. These are at: Cannock Chase Leisure Centre, Hillfield House, Burton, Burntwood Leisure Centre/Lichfield FC, the Seabridge Centre, Newcastle, Wombourne Library, the Kingston Centre Stafford, Biddulph Leisure Centre and Tamworth Campus/Wilnecote Parish Hall – with the aim of offering testing seven days a week for people without symptoms.
The council’s fleet of Lets Get Tested vans will also be setting up mobile Community Testing Pop-Ups across the county. You can find out more and book now at Welcome to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Community Test Sites Appointment System (zipporah.co.uk)
Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire’s Director of Health and Care, said:
‘We all need to stick to the basic rules of hands, face and space, work from home where we can and get tested if you are out working through lockdown.
“We are seeing the biggest increases in the 19 to 34 year-old bracket, with many in this age group not only likely to be working but also seeing more people, so we would appeal to working people of this age group in particular to get tested on a regular basis.”
Notice of Conclusion of Audit for year ending 31st March 2020
AB Neighbourhood Development Plan Update – December 2020
Following on from the informative series of public meetings held during 2018/2019, the NDP group set about the task of producing the Draft NDP earlier this year (2020). Unfortunately, the pandemic made this task significantly more difficult than it already was.
The Parish Council is able to report that the work in producing the Draft document has now been completed. It has been successfully reviewed by the consultant, and is now with an ESBC support officer for screening.
The Draft will very soon be with the PC for presentation to the wider parish in order for ‘Regulation 14’ public consultation to commence. At that time all residents will be formally invited to provide comment. This is expected to occur early in the New Year. Details of the consultation process will be provided at the time.
A great deal of hard work has gone in to getting to this point. We all look forward to the next phase whereby the public are able to view the Draft NDP document, the production of which has been led by their valuable input.
If you have any queries on this subject please contact:
Clerk to the Abbots Bromley Parish Council, The Hayloft, Marsh Farm, Uttoxeter Road, Abbots Bromley, WE15 3EJ.
Abbots Bromley Parish Council Meeting, 6th January 2021
Notice of Budget Approval Meeting