Village news from Helen Price – 28/9/17

Published 25 September 2017

Whist Drive:

Kings Bromley Whist Drives commence again in the Village Hall, 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm prompt start. These are friendly whist drives with a break for a cup of tea/coffee, a biscuit and a chat. Any information you require please contact Kate on 07710119039.

The dates are 10th October, 24th October, 7th November, 21st November, 5th December, 19th December 2018, 9th January, 23rd January, 6th February, 20th February, 6th March and 20th March.

Boogie Bounce

Boogie Bounce is a fun, friendly and fat burning exercise class on individual trampolines, suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes take place at the Village Hall every Monday 6.15 – 7.15 pm and every Wednesday 7.30 – 8.30 pm.
To find out more information or book, please text Gemma on 07711408601.

Harvest Lunch

This year’s Harvest lunch will commence at 1.00 p.m. on Saturday 7th October in the Village Hall. Tickets cost £7 or £4 for under 13s.
Numbers are limited, please contact Gill or Glen Wright on 472622 to reserve your seat.

Kings Bromley Historians

The Historians next meeting will be in the Village Hall at 8.00 pm on Friday 29th September when we will hear an account of the Fauld explosion and, as usual, would welcome any new members or visitors.

Freight group presses ahead with measures to reduce HCV impact

Published 20 September 2017

A group formed to reduce the impact heavy commercial vehicles on Staffordshire’s roads is set to deliver a package of measures to benefit communities along one of the county’s main routes.

The Staffordshire Freight and Communities Forum met on Friday with a specific focus on reducing HCV impact along the A515, affecting the villages of Draycott-in-the-Clay, Yoxall and Kings Bromley. The group, which includes parish council representatives, the county council, Highways England, police and the fire service, agreed to deliver the measures as soon as possible.

Options being considered include new signs to advise HCV drivers that the route is unsuitable for them, engineering improvements such as build-outs on parts of the route and looking at restricting HVC movements onto the A515, such as from the A513.

The forum also agreed to write to all Staffordshire MPs to ask for their support in lobbying the Government to address issues resulting from national freight policy. It will continue to look for solutions to issues in other parts of the county at future meetings.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member responsible for highways and transport Mark Deaville said: “Friday’s meeting was hugely positive and enabled us to make great progress towards delivering measures which we hope will make a real difference. Our highways officers drew up a highly detailed report with a number of options, with considerable input from the parish councils to which we are very grateful. It means we will be in a position to take action as soon as possible to begin to address some of the community concerns. There has been a great deal of necessary process to get to this stage, so we’re pleased now to get things started. We will of course monitor the impact of everything we do. We know these measures won’t fix everything, but we’re certainly moving in the right direction.”


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A515/A513 Heavy Goods Traffic

Published 15 September 2017

A515/A513 Heavy Goods Traffic
Parish Councillors Steve Brown and Allan Howard attended a meeting of the Staffordshire County Council’s Freight Forum on 15th September. We were encouraged by the positive response of the County Councillors and Officers to the concerns we, and parishioners, have raised about the size and quantity of the heavy traffic passing through Kings Bromley, Yoxall and Draycott in the Clay. We believe that positive action will soon be taken by the County Council to restrict this traffic.

Village Hall Refurbishment Fund

Published 14 September 2017

Village Hall Refurbishment Fund
The Parish Council has set up a separate bank account for all funds related to the renovation of the Village Hall in order that donors can be confident that donations will be used for that purpose only. The signatories are Glen Wright (as Church Warden), Ian Colclough (as Parish Council Clerk) and Allan Howard (as Parish Council Chairman); if any of these leave those roles then the new incumbent will replace the existing signatory. The name of the account is ‘Kings Bromley Village Hall Refurbishment Fund’. If any organisation wishes to contribute by bank transfer please contact Allan Howard for the sort code and account number.

We already have a balance of £5,200 – £4,000 from the Gardening Guild representing the profits from the Open Gardens and £1,200 from our County Councillor Martyn Tittley, whose donation is specifically targeted towards the creation of plans of the proposed work. An architect has been chosen to draw up the plans based on the design devised by a Parish Council working group. Once we receive the plans and drawings they will be displayed in the Village Hall so that villagers can comment on them.

The Parish Council funded the work on the roof and chimney out of its own funds. The new project, which is intended to renovate the lobby, kitchen and toilet areas, will be largely funded by donations and grants. The final cost will depend on the exact nature of the final agreed plan, but is likely to be in the region of £40,000 to £50,000.

The Village Hall is owned by Lichfield Diocese and leased on a long-term lease to the Parish Council at a peppercorn rent. The upkeep of the fabric of the hall is the responsibility of the Parish Council. The responsibility for the day to day running of the Hall lies with the Village Hall Committee acting on behalf of the Parish Council.

Allan Howard

Final HS2 drop-in session

Published 12 September 2017

A final drop-in session will be held on Sat 16th Sept between 10am and 1pm at the village hall (upstairs room)

A message from Yoxall Practice

Published 5 September 2017


To all patients
From 1 st September 2017, as per Care Quality Commission regulations, the answer phone service for the dispensary will be discontinued.
Alternate ways to order are:
 Registering for online access. (Please contact reception staff regarding how to register)
 Returning the repeat slip ticking items required, returning either by post or by leaving in the post box situated outside the front door of the health centre or the post box adjacent to the dispensary window.
If you require any further assistance please contact reception or dispensary staff.

Yours sincerely,
Drs Gunn, Winchurch & Clarke

Village news from Helen Price – 5/9/17

Published 5 September 2017

Gardening Guild

At the August meeting, Allan congratulated everyone on Kings Bromley winning the Best Kept Village competition again for the sixth year in a row and said that people’s front gardens help to contribute to the winning formula.
The speaker for the evening was Mike Byford who came to talk about Hellebores. He has been breeding and studying hellebores for 38 years and holds a National Collection of wild and hybrid species of the plant which is a member of the buttercup family. Mike showed pictures of a number of varieties with flowers of different colours, shapes and markings and gave ideas for propagation and growing in the garden.
Members are visiting the Plant Plot for an evening visit on 4 September, so the next meeting in the Village Hall will take place on 16 October.

Card Sale

The next Card Sale will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday morning, 16th September from
10.30 am until 12.00 noon. The usual range of items will be available; birthday cards, cards for many other occasions, wrapping paper, gifts, serviettes, postcards, bottle bags, notelets, hand-crafted cards and much more, all at bargain prices. A variety of Christmas cards will also be available.

Entry is free, everyone welcome. Do come along and have a free cup of coffee and biscuits and a chat with friends after you browse.

Tweenies Parent and Toddler Group

Tweenies Parents and Toddler group runs on a Thursday morning in the village hall from 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. Please continue to support this activity which provides so much fun, play and socialisation for families of the village and surrounding areas.
£1 per child and 50 p for the raffle. Contact Teresa on 07739672912


Published 4 September 2017

There will be an EGM of the parish council on 12th September at 6pm to hold further discussions with representatives of HS2 Ltd. Upstairs room at he village hall.