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Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Published 15 November 2020

Just a reminder to return your questionnaire as soon as possible please either directly to the Parish Council chairman (address on the document) or to the box provided at the Co Op.

Sign up for 2021 garden waste collections

Published 11 November 2020

Green-fingered folk across Lichfield 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 2021.

From grass cuttings and weeds to leaves and dead plants, brown bins are a great way to recycle your garden waste. Composting is also good for the environment and can save time consuming trips to your local household waste recycling centre.

2020’s prices have been held and it will continue to cost £36 per garden waste bin for fortnightly collections next year. This works out at around £1.56 per bin collection. The council makes 23 garden waste collections from the end of January to mid-December.

Councillor Richard Cox, Cabinet Member responsible for 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 they will need to sign up again if they would like their brown bins emptied in next year. If signing up online, they can also tick a box to receive our brilliant new district e-newsletter, which we’re launching in January.

“Subscribing to the garden waste service costs the same regardless of when you sign up, and your annual subscription will always end in December. This is why it makes sense to register before the first collection, so you can get a full year’s worth of collections.”

Sign up for the 2021 garden waste service at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/mygardenbin or call the Shared Waste Service on 0345 002 0022.

“We are encouraging anyone who signs up not to cover up their 2020 sticker with their new one, so our crews know to continue to empty your brown bin for the rest of this year,” added Cllr Cox.

Remembrance Sunday

Published 8 November 2020

 

This was celebrated at the Kings Bromley War Memorial. Wreaths were laid by various village organisation. A short oration was made by Selby Rawlinson and the flag was presented by the British Legion flag bearer. A two minutes silence was held at 11am.

Remembrance Day

Published 4 November 2020

The Parish Council has been notified by the National Association of Local Councils that, although Church Services cannot take place:

‘The government has stated through various communication channels that outdoor Remembrance Sunday services at war memorials and local cenotaphs can still take place, but they should be reduced in size and observe strict social distancing’

Remembrance Sunday is on the 8th.

There is no mention of what can be done on the 11th, so the Parish Council suggests that those who wish to pay their respects and lay wreaths congregate informally in a socially distanced way at the War Memorial at 10.45am on Sunday. The wreaths can be laid and the two minute’s silence observed at 11am.

Phone Box Reglazed

Published 3 November 2020

The telephone box by the war memorial is owned by the Parish Council and contains a book exchange run by the Book Club. Thanks to Kevin Masefield’s company JMI who have replaced the old cloudy and leaking perspex panels with new toughened glass ones. This work was done free of charge, the materials having been bought by the Parish Council.

Residents may claim a discount on their energy bills

Published 23 October 2020

Lichfield District Council have announced that they are putting in a scheme to reduce heating bills. Councillor Angela Lax states:

“The council is especially encouraging households with particular health conditions that need extra heat at home, or where fixed low incomes mean affording bills in the colder months can be a real struggle, to apply for their discount”

To see whether you are eligible phone Lichfield District Council’s Warmer Homes, Greener District advice line on 0800 677 1543

Lichfield District Council have announced that they are putting in a scheme to reduce heating bills. Councillor Angela Lax states:

“The council is especially encouraging households with particular health conditions that need extra heat at home, or where fixed low incomes mean affording bills in the colder months can be a real struggle, to apply for their discount”

To see whether you are eligible phone Lichfield District Council’s Warmer Homes, Greener District advice line on 0800 677 1543

Lichfield District Council have announced that they are putting in a scheme to reduce heating bills. Councillor Angela Lax states:

“The council is especially encouraging households with particular health conditions that need extra heat at home, or where fixed low incomes mean affording bills in the colder months can be a real struggle, to apply for their discount”

To see whether you are eligible phone Lichfield District Council’s Warmer Homes, Greener District advice line on 0800 677 1543

Notice of local road closures-Shaw Ln and Tuppenhurt Ln

Published 23 October 2020

Roadside Drainage

Published 20 October 2020

A number of residents have expressed concern about the large puddles that accumulate alongside the roads when it rains hard caused by blocked drains or drainage kerbs.

Several have been drenched by passing traffic.

Our Parish Council clerk has written to County Highways and Lichfield Highway Office asking for the drains/kerbs to be cleared and has received the following reply:

Good afternoon Ian,

I have been asked by Tim Heminsley to respond to your e-mail regarding the ongoing issues with the drainage kerbs in Kings Bromley.

We have recently compiled a spreadsheet for drainage issues, as we believe we will be given additional funds for problem areas. I have ensured that the drainage kerbs in the village are on the list. I have given the road a high priority, but at this time I am not in a position to say one hundred percent that the cleansing will be undertaken imminently.

I am aware that there has been no maintenance to the drainage kerbs for a number of years and there is a need for the full length of the drainage kerbing to be cleansed.

I do not have a date/time scale, but when I am in the position to provide any further information I will contact you with an update.

Remembrance Day

Published 17 October 2020

Glen Wright, on behalf of the Church, has sent us the following message:

T he Remembrance Day service will go ahead as planned at 10.45a.m. on November 8th. However, churches are not exempt from the rule of 6 so we will not be processing to the War Memorial afterwards. Also the British Legion advice is discouraging parades.
The wreath bearers will not proceed in at the start of the service but must go straight to a pew and keep the wreaths with them during the service.
Wreaths can then be laid at the War Memorial in their own time, socially distancing.
We have limited spaces in church now, because of social distancing, so we will be asking people who intend to come to notify me first to keep a check on numbers.

Also there will not be a service at 11.00 on November 11th as it would not be possible to keep to the rule of six, plus the school would not take part and we cannot sing a hymn. Obviously there is nothing to stop anyone individually visiting the War Memorial as long as they adhere to the guidelines.

Again the British Legion have advised that, whatever does or does not take place, all they ask is for everyone to try to observe the Two Minutes Silence wherever they are.

Plan for 57 new houses off Alrewas Road rejected.

Published 15 October 2020

Lichfield District Council have rejected planning application 19/01526/OUTM which proposed to build 57 houses to the north of the Alrewas Road. The reasons for the rejection can be found in the attached document, or on the LDC website.

Planning decision