Village news from Helen Price – 30th Jan 2020

Published 27 January 2020

Gardening Guild

On 17th February the Gardening Guild will welcome Byron Lewis from Lichfield Garden Centre at Curborough to give a presentation on ‘Early Spring Showcase’ . This will be an opportunity to see (and buy!) a wide variety of plants, with advice given on how to grow them – a good way to get into a New Year of gardening. Members and visitors welcome, meeting starts at 7.45 pm in the Village Hall.
Please make a note in your diaries that Kings Bromley Open Gardens will be on the weekend of 13th and 14th June. There will be a meeting about this in March , but have a think about whether you would like to open your garden to the public this year. The more, the merrier!

Australian Fire Relief Fundraiser

We will be raising money for Australian Fire Relief in Kings Bromley Village Hall on Saturday 15th February between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Every penny will be donated to https/ to help animals, fauna and fire rescue volunteers in Australia.

There will be a tombola, children’s colouring-in competition, tea and cakes, clothes, bric a brac, craft for sale, jumble items, great raffle prizes and an auction at 3.00 pm.
Kings Bromley Village Harmony choir will be performing for us to launch the event so come along and help us to raise much needed money for our planet.
If anyone wants to help or donate items, get in touch with Tracy Allanson-Smith (0771 5678905)

Tiny Tot Tales at Richard Crosse C of E Primary School

We invite you to come and join us as we explore the exciting world of story and rhyme. All Sessions £5.
Toddler Sessions 1.30 – 2.30 pm Feb 5th, March 4th and 18th, April 1st
Baby Sessions 2.00 – 2.30 pm Feb 12th and 26th , March 11th and 25th, April 22nd.
Tel: 01543 472245 or visit and events/News for more info.

Going Cashless

Published 22 January 2020

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Village news from Helen Price – 23rd Jan 2020

Published 20 January 2020

Kings Bromley Wednesday Club

Our first meeting of 2020 was a “Bring and Share” Tea in the Village Hall. Tea was preceded by a Beetle Drive which involved thirty minutes of intense dice shaking accompanied by cries of “I’ve got a feeler but no head,” “I only need a leg” and “I haven’t even started yet” – interspersed with much scrabbling to retrieve lost dice!! After all the scores had been totted up, we then sat down to enjoy our well-earned tea!

Our programme for the coming year includes talks on a variety of subjects and topics including Recycling, The Dog’s Trust, A Photographic Miscellany, Memories of Schooldays, and “Smile Please, Say Cheese,” There will also be outings to Wolseley Garden Centre and Staffordshire Wildlife Centre in May, Trentham Gardens in October as well as a Cream Tea in July.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 5th February: Speaker Michael Wetson – “A Life of Two Halves.”


For our first meeting of 2020 it was a welcome sight to see so many members present. After the evening’s business, our speaker, Victoria Ann Spencer-Kibble, began her presentation, the theme was “Therapy- What can it do for us”.

Victoria began by giving an insight into her life since moving to Kings Bromley. It involved personal tragedy, the death of her first husband whilst diving and she went on to describe all the consequent stress she has had to cope with. For several years, as the mother of a young family, she faced one battle after another while dealing with her grief, including financial and emotional stresses, and a feeling of total devastation. All of which she eventually overcame. The experience gave her focus and a wish to be able to help others who face stressful situations in their lives and who struggle to find a way through. Victoria trained as a therapist and now runs her own business to support individuals through very difficult times by helping them develop the appropriate techniques to win through.

Victoria received personal tuition from Marisa Peer, whose type of therapy is known as “Rapid Transformational Therapy’ and is endorsed by various international bodies. The therapy involves hypnosis, regression, cognitive behavior therapy and neuro-linguistic programming. Victoria in her consultations will ask her clients to go back in their lives, trying to get into the subconscious where all the secrets are, with the aim of helping them to let go of the negatives preventing them from taking control and changing their emotional and mental processes into positives. RTT is she believes, a relatively quick but effective way of ‘flipping’ the mind and gaining belief in oneself and effecting change.

It made us think about how we can help and support others – lots of people suffer from stress, anxiety and depression. Young children and adults are all vulnerable in different ways. Victoria cited various types of stress that can affect behaviour. All involve the mind and understanding its power to heal and change physical, mental and emotional reactions is totally beneficial. Victoria’s presentation was thought provoking and well received.

There will be no WI meeting in February in the village hall as members will be at The Royal Oak on the 6th enjoying their post-Christmas supper.

Village news from Helen Price – 16th January 2020

Published 14 January 2020

Bowling Club Whist Drive

The weekly whist drives resumed in the New Year on Tuesday 7th January. These take place in the Village Hall starting promptly at 2.00 pm. Everyone is very welcome.

WI Drop In Café

Please feel welcome to pop in for a chat with friends over a cup of tea and cake at our monthly Drop In Café at the Village Hall on Thursday 14th January. We gather every third Thursday of the month from 1.00–4.00 pm, and the cost is just £2.00. For more information please ring Sue on 01543 473518 or Pauline on 01543 472045. All ages are welcome.

Kings Bromley Neighbourhood Plan. Call for volunteers.

Published 12 January 2020

Neighbourhood planning was introduced by the Localism Act in 2011. The idea behind localism is that decision-making be passed to a more local level, from national or local government to local communities. Parish and town councils or neighbourhood forums (in unparished areas) can produce neighbourhood plans for their local areas, putting in place a strategy and policies for the future development of the area. Parish Councils that have Neighbourhood Plans can a) influence the planning and development decisions made by the District both through their Local Plan and in one-off decisions, b) get larger CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) payment from developments and c) demonstrate that they have involved their parishioners in the important issues concerning the future of their community.
Kings Bromley Parish Council has decided to produce such a Neighbourhood Plan. The intention is to complete the process in the 2020/21 financial year. A small working group consisting of councillors Charles Cole, Jack Burkinshaw and Allan Howard has been set up carry this out.
If any parishioner would like to join, or advise, this group please get in touch with Allan Howard on 472720. What would be useful to us is expertise in planning, environmental issues etc. and also in drafting professional documents on software such as Publisher.

Allan Howard, Chairman, Kings Bromley Parish Council.

Illegal parking

Published 9 January 2020

… have been report to the parish council. Vehicles have been seen parked on the zig zag lines next the pelican crossing or on the adjoining footway. If you see any vehicles parked in such a manner please take a photo on your phone or other device and mail it to the parish council or chairman or the local police. Email for the chairman is

Felling of trees

Published 9 January 2020

Recently LDC has made a successful prosecution of a Burntwood resident who felled several trees without first seeking planning permission. It is worth bearing in mind that many trees, particularly in the conservation area in Kings Bromley are also protect by tree preservation orders. Before taking out the chain saw please contact Gareth Hare, LDC’s tree officer to make sure that any trees are not affected by such an order.