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Parish Council Meeting - 27 November 2019

Members of the public are welcome to attend a meeting of the Parish Council at the Village Hall on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 7pm

Summary agenda:
1. Apologies for absence
2. Public Session
3. Co-option of new Councillors
4. Declarations of Interests
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. Ratification of Parish Council documents
13. Horn Dance
14. Agenda items for next meeting
15. Date and time of next meetings
Budget Planning Meeting - 7.00pm Thursday, 2nd January 2020 at Village Hall
Parish Council Meeting - 7.00pm Wednesday, 29th January 2020 at Village Hall

The full meeting notice and draft minutes of the last meeting are available on these pages

Best Kept Village 2019!

We did it! Three years on the trot, winners of the Best Kept Village competition.

This year not only did we compete against our local villages in East Staffordshire but we also were in competition with villages from the Moorlands, so the efforts by all of the Village to win this accolade means even more.

Best Kept Village presentation 2019 The new sponsors of the competition, Lafarge, are the providers of the post and subsequently the design is based on their logo. Many of you will have noticed this new plaque does not have our previous winning plaques on it; we have asked that this is rectified and our last three winning plaques also be affixed.

It was with great pleasure to receive the award from the Judges on the morning of the 5th October, where so many of the people and groups who helped make this happen turned out to watch the presentation.

It goes without saying that winning such an accolade takes enormous effort and a special thanks must go to all the groups and individuals that helped keep areas of the village tidy throughout the competition. Judges specifically commented on Abbots Bromley's ability to involve so many people in the efforts. A big thank you must go to all the children at Richard Clarke First School and Abbots Bromley School for all of the wonderful posters they produced and also to those who placed a BKV poster in their windows along the main road, we do get points awarded for this and this year it was noted by the judges that we had a good show of posters on display.

Thank you!

We'll need to put in a massive effort next year if we are to retain the award for a 4th year but let's go for it!

Notice of Election - 12 December 2019

Are you registered to vote? Do you need a postal vote or want to stand as a candidate for Parliament?

The formal Notice of Election provides key information and dates in the run up to the election in December. Use the link below to view:

PDF icon Notice of Election - 12 December 2019 (21.4 Kb)

Are you registered to vote at the next Election?
It only takes 5 minutes to register. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote to get started!

Election Deadlines for UK Parliamentary Election on Thursday 12 December 2019:

  • Last day for applications to be included on the register of electors in order to vote in the election - Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Last day for requests for a new postal vote or to change or cancel an existing postal vote or proxy appointment - 5:00pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019
  • Last day for new applications to vote by proxy (except for medical emergencies) - 5:00 pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019
  • Last day for new applications to vote by proxy on grounds of medical emergency or by reason of employment - 5:00 pm on Thursday 12 December 2019



Festive Tractors in Abbots Bromley on 8th December 2019

The Staffordshire countryside will see around 100 festive tractors take to the road in a charity Christmas convoy on the evening of 8th December.

Christmas tractors Arranged by South Staffs Water and Staffordshire Young Farmers Clubs, the cavalcade of tractors will be lit up with Christmas lights on the evening of 8 December and will travel a 20-mile route through the villages of Hamstall Ridware, Abbots Bromley, Blithfield and Colton.
The event is being held in aid of three charities; WaterAid, Staffordshire Young Farmers Clubs and The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution.

Nina Yiannoukos-Benton, senior catchment advisor at South Staffs Water, said:
“We work really closely with the Staffordshire Farmers, to make sure their work doesn’t affect the quality of the river water and in turn, the water that we treat and provide to our customers, so it’s amazing to be involved in arranging this tractor run. It’s going to be a lot of festive fun, as well as raising money for three important charities. We want everyone to get involved; come and watch the convoy along the route or join the festivities at the finish held at Cowley Hill Farm, Hamstall Ridware.”

To find out more, book a place in the convoy or to make sure you see it taking place, visit: www.south-staffs-water.co.uk/festive-tractors

Temporary Road Closure Order - Sunday 10 November 2019

A temporary road closure order has been published affecting the main road through Abbots Bromley on Sunday 10 November 2019

The order closes Bagot Street and High Street between the junctions with Goose Lane and Radmore Lane from 1045 to 1130 and 1230 to 1245.

Full notice: PDF icon Temporary road closure order - 10 November 2019 (135.3 Kb)