Village news from Helen Price – 28th Nov 2019

Published 25 November 2019

Harmony Choir Concert in Church

It is two years since the village choir gave their first public performance in church and we are delighted that they will be back to give another concert in All Saints Church on Saturday, 7th December at 4.00 pm. It will consist of carols and a variety of songs both Christmas and non-seasonal. There will be an interval halfway through and cups of tea and mince pies will be served. There will not be an entry charge but there will be a retiring collection.
Everyone is very welcome to come along and support the choir.

Kings Bromley Care Home

There will be a Christmas Fete at Kings Bromley Care Home, Manor Park from 3.00 – 5.00 pm on Saturday 7th December. Craft stalls, tombola, raffle, tea, cakes, hot food.
Everyone welcome.

Village news from Helen Price – 21st November 2019

Published 18 November 2019

Wednesday Club

Our November meeting began with members perusing the menu for next month’s Christmas lunch at the Royal Oak. Once decisions had been noted and payments made the Chair welcomed everyone to our Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer presented his report and copies of the accounts were circulated. The Chair then presented her report. In her review of the year Lin recalled topics covered by our speakers including Luxury Handmade Chocolates, Dragonflies, Life Behind Bars, A Mystery Tour of France and talks about the work of the Air Ambulance, Cat’s Protection and RSPCA. In addition, members had enjoyed a Bring and Share Tea, a Cream Tea at Mabel’s and Christmas Lunch at the Royal Oak as well as an outing to Stratford upon Avon. The Chair thanked the committee for their support and a vote of thanks was proposed to Lin for all her hard work over the last 12 months.

A copy of the programme for 2020 will be available next month. New members always welcome. Next meeting:
Wednesday December 11th Christmas Lunch at the Royal Oak 12.30 for 1.00.

Kings Bromley Village Harmony Choir

Will be singing at Kings Bromley Co-Op at 12.00 noon on Saturday 23rd November.

and also at

The Christmas Concert, All Saints Church, Saturday 7th December, 4.00 pm

The choir will be singing carols and Christmas songs in church, with an interval halfway through when cups of tea and mince pies will be served. There is no entry charge but there will be a retiring collection. Everyone is very welcome to come along and support the choir.

Parish Council response to LDC re housing

Published 14 November 2019

Application No 19/01526/OUTM.
After due consideration the parish council would like to make the following comments on this application.
It is felt that the building of a further 57 homes will put undue pressure on the local school, which is already over subscribed
There will be additional vehicle movements created with all these movements having to access the proposed site between existing houses fronting Alrewas Road.
The proposed site is flat and with the additional of hard surfacing in the form of roads and driveways, additional flooding is inevitable. Sections of Alrewas Road already have large areas of standing water.
The council understands that this site lies within the ‘area of search’ in the Staffs County Council Mineral Plan.
The council feels that providing 57 affordable homes in just one area does not make sense?
It is not clear from the application who will maintain the roads and recreational areas.

Reply from police re enforcement of turn restrictions

Published 14 November 2019

Click here Letter from PC Royce (40.1 Kb)

Medical car share scheme

Published 14 November 2019

Many residents do not have access to a vehicle and find visiting the doctors and / or local hospitals very difficult. For many years a car share scheme has operated and now the parish council is to administer this. The council desperately needs volunteer drivers – can you help? It would only involve around 1/2 trips per month and you will be reimbursed. If you are interested please email the parish clerk in the first instance.

Village news from Helen Price – 14th Nov 2019

Published 11 November 2019

Kings Bromley Gardening Guild

Jeff Bates was the speaker in October and his topic was ‘The Garden in Winter’.
Jeff gave a very interactive talk, involving questions and answers from the Members and identifying of plants shown in the many beautiful photos. Winter gardening is affected by temperature, shorter days with less intensity of light and the lower angle of the sun. His presentation showed many excellent winter gardens to visit, such as the Cambridge Botanical Garden, Dorothy Clive Garden, Wisley, Anglesey Abbey and Dunham Massey. Winter plants included trees such as liquidamber and maples; shrubs such as viburnum bodnantense, daphne, sarcococca and callicarpa; many plants e.g. aconite, pulmonaria, hellebore, bergenia, ivy and heather; bulbs such as scilla, narcissus and snowdrops. It was a very informative and entertaining talk.

Allan Howard will give the talk on 18th November on ‘The Garden of George Manners’.

Quiz Night and Grand Draw

A very entertaining evening was had by all the participating teams on Saturday night at Kings Bromley Village Hall. The quiz was expertly organised and run, as always, by Gill and Glen Wright.

The final total from the Quiz and Grand Draw was £2216, all proceeds going to All Saints Church. Thank you to everyone who donated prizes and bought tickets to produce this excellent result.

Kings Bromley Bowls Club Whist Drive

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

Kings Bromley WI

Kings Bromley WI celebrated their 90th birthday with a hilarious guest speaker Pat Hall on 7th November. Pat gave a very amusing talk called ‘Life Can Be Funny’, telling comedy stories from the past and present. The room was filled with laughter and good cheer. A beautiful birthday cake was made by Kate Nicholas and we enjoyed celebratory wine and champagne in a birthday toast. There were lots of great raffle prizes to be won and it was a splendid evening with good company.

The ladies also had great news to celebrate as the Craft and Social group have been selected as the Co-op’s local community cause for this coming year. The 1% from members’ contributions will help run a monthly social group every third Thursday of the month in the village hall. The next meeting will be on 5th December in the village hall where Kate Reynolds will be talking about “It’s the Season to be Jolly”. We will have an American supper when everyone can bring a dish of their choice to share.

The ladies of the WI wish you all a Merry Christmas and good wishes for the New Year.

LDC Focus Group

Published 7 November 2019

Click here for info LDC focus group (61.2 Kb)