Housing needs for over 60’s

Published 31 October 2019

See flier here Housing needs flier (159.0 Kb)

Garden waste sign up 2020

Published 28 October 2019

Keen gardeners across the district are being reminded that it’s time to re-subscribe to the garden waste service.
Registration is now open for the garden waste service, and Lichfield District Council is urging local residents to sign up again to have their brown bins emptied in 2020
The council has held 2019’s prices and it will continue to cost £36 per garden waste bin for fortnightly collections in 2020. Customers will receive a maximum of 23 collections, as the council does not empty brown bins over the Christmas and New Year period.
Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member for Recycling & Waste, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who signed up to our garden waste service in the last year.
“We’re now reminding all our residents that they will need to sign up again if they would like their brown bins emptied in 2020.
“It costs the same regardless of when you sign up during the year, and your annual subscription will always end in December. This is why it makes sense to register before the first collection in 2020, so you can get a full year’s worth of collections.”
Sign up for the 2020 garden waste service at or call the shared waste service on 0345 002 0022.
“It is important to remember that your brown bin will not be emptied in 2020 unless you are signed up and have displayed your new sticker on your garden waste bin.
“We are also encouraging anyone who signs up not to cover up their 2019 sticker with their new one, so our crews know to continue to empty your garden waste bin for the rest of 2019,” added Cllr Little.

Media enquiries

Esther Epstein, Press & Communications Officer, Lichfield District Council

T: 01543 308778 E:

Village news from Helen Price – 31 Oct 2019

Published 28 October 2019

Tickets are now available for this event on Saturday, 9th November at 7.00p.m. in the Village Hall, priced at £5.00 each, including light refreshments.
Several tables have already been booked but if you wish to take part, please contact Gill or Glen on 01543 472622 to reserve your place
Card Sale

The next card sale will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday morning, 16th November from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon.
Christmas cards, wrapping paper, gift bags, gift tags, bottle bags, advent candles, money notelets and much more at bargain prices will all be for sale, plus Gill’s mini Christmas cakes and mince pies.
Entry is free and everyone is very welcome. Do come along and have a free cup of tea or coffee and mince pie and enjoy a chat after you browse.

Letter to Police and Crime Commissioner – weight restriction

Published 21 October 2019

… sent to Staffordshire PCC, Matthew Ellis and a copy of his reply.
The letter is here Letter to PCC (85.0 Kb)

This is the reply

Thank you for the below e-mail and attached letter of which the Staffordshire Commissioner is in safe receipt. Mr Ellis is sorry to hear of the difficulties you have experienced around engagement with your Neighbourhood Policing Team which is not what he would expect. As Mr Ellis has external meetings throughout the week he has asked me to respond to you on his behalf in order to offer you a swift response.

As your letter relates to a number of operational matters in terms of a request for data, information around legislative powers and for force representation for a meeting, I have been asked to refer these matters directly to the Chief Constables Office to be addressed. Your dissatisfaction around the lack of response to communications with the police should also be reviewed firstly by the Chief’s Office and then potentially by the Performance and Standards Unit.

This matter was referred to the Chief’s office on the day of receipt and we would therefore trust you will received a response to all the points raised at the earliest opportunity. Should you not receive feedback in a timely manner please let me know and we will pursue the matter further.

Mr Ellis thanks you for taking the time to raise these matters with him.

Village news from Helen Price – 17th Oct 2019

Published 14 October 2019

Tickets are now available for this event on Saturday, 9th November at 7.00p.m. in the Village Hall, priced at £5.00 each including light refreshments.
Several tables have already been booked and numbers are limited so, if you wish to take part, contact Gill or Glen on 01543 472622 to reserve your place.

The meeting opened with Jerusalem, but on this occasion no longer were we singing acapella, instead we were accompanied on piano by member Margaret Williams, who was enthusiastically applauded for her support.

Following our usual business, our speaker for the evening Ian Rogerson and his helper stood behind tables laden with a wonderful variety of cheeses – cheese being the topic for his presentation. Ian first gave us a resumé of his background as a butcher, and how his career change came about. From a base of very little knowledge of cheese, he set out to learn how the different types were made, by research and by reading various books on the subject. Eventually he began to give talks on the topic. Over time cheese became a passion as he explored what was available and how and where various cheeses were manufactured. Now for Ian no day would be complete without cheese featuring in it somewhere.

Ian gave us a potted history of the relatively small range of cheeses that he grew up with to the enormous variety we now have to choose from, including artisan cheeses produced by dairy farmers across the UK and also those imported from abroad. There was a very good selection for members to try with fruit as an accompaniment, which Ian advocates is essential when eating cheese. We sampled various cheddars, Stilton, a Bowland which contained apples, raisins and cinnamon. Another cheese contained mango and ginger; there was even one with charcoal which proved very tasty. There were others from Italy, France and Spain to try and buy if members so wished.

Ian’s presentation was delivered with humour and was a very enjoyable and instructive hour or so.

Our next meeting will be on 7th November. It will be a special occasion as we shall be celebrating our 90th birthday with a party. Our speaker will be Pat Hall and her topic for the evening will be “Life can be Funny”.

Kings Bromley Bowls Club Whist Drive

Weekly whist drives take place each Tuesday at the Village Hall with a prompt start at 2.00 pm. All are very welcome, £2 includes light refreshments. Teresa Woodward 01543 473058

Contacting the local police

Published 11 October 2019

… there are 3 options.
1. in an emergency dial 999
2. for non emergency call 101
3. Vist them at Lichfield Council Offices in Frog Lane

Village news from Helen Price – 10th Oct 2019

Published 7 October 2019

Kings Bromley Historians September Outing

Although we had arranged to meet in the coffee shop at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, Swadlincote, we were split into two groups on arrival – no time for coffee! Group 1 were taken upstairs to the ‘Magic Attic” which volunteers had opened just for our visit as they are normally closed on Fridays.

The archives there were amazing. The collection of documents, books and newspapers, mostly relating to the pottery industry or the locality filled two rooms. The oldest collection of newspapers dated back to 1725. A lot of the documentation was already computerised and still an ongoing project.

The groups changed places and we were given an introductory talk in the kiln by a pair of very knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. They explained the process of production of the pottery and the labour involved. The average life expectancy was 46 years, children were employed from the age of 8 and worked a 12 hour day. We were then taken to the exhibition room with examples of their products and those of other local potteries. It was really interesting and we would have enjoyed spending more time there but were booked for lunch at the Bull’s Head Repton!

After some impressively huge lunches, we still managed to walk around Repton church and descend into the crypt where some of the Viking burial stones survive. It was a very varied and enjoyable day out.

Our next meeting is on 25th October when Catherine Cartwright will speak of her “Research on World War 1” in the Village Hall at 8.00 pm. All are welcome.