Be Aware – thefts from cars

Published 21 December 2020

A car was broken into on Alrewas Road last night (20th December) and personal possessions were stolen.
If anybody has information on this, or any other theft, please contact the police on 101.
To help reduce these thefts, please ensure that any items of value are kept out of sight or better still remove them.

Christmas bin collections and recycling reminder

Published 14 December 2020

Households across the district have been sent new 2021 bin calendars, which also include information about Christmas bin collections.

Local households that have their bins emptied on a Friday will have some changes to their waste collections over the festive period.

As set out in the calendars, bins will not be emptied on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day, both of which fall on a Friday.

Local homes that would have been due a blue bin collection on Christmas Day will have them collected on either Wednesday 23 or Thursday 24 December.

Households that would have had their black bins emptied on Christmas Day will have their replacement collections on either Monday 28 or Tuesday 29 December.

All replacement collections for blue and black bins that would have been emptied on New Year’s Day will be on Saturday 2 January.

The garden waste service will be paused from mid-December to the end of January. Residents should check their calendars for their first brown bin collection date in 2021.

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire Results Summary

Published 11 December 2020

You can download the spreadsheet by going to the Parish Council section of this website under ‘other parish council documents’


Closed footpath

Published 7 December 2020

Closed Footpath

There have been several posts on Mutterings about a closed footpath to the east off the track to Victory Farm.

The Parish Council have been in conversation with the local landowner and Staffordshire Councty Council have also been involved with one of them. It has been made clear that blocking of a public right of way is illegal and the use of barbed wire is ill conceived. The County Council is in discussions with one of the landowners to open up the undergrowth so as to make the walking of the correct path easier. This will then allow users to follow the definitive route and not ‘trespass’ on the other landowners fields.

Members of the public are reminded that they must follow the Country Code by only using definitive routes and to those walking dogs to always clean up after them. Farmers rely upon returns from their land and by walking off the definitive path damage is being done to crops.

The Parish Council will continue to work with Staffordshire County Council who have jurisdiction over footpaths to resolve this issue. We ask villagers for their forbearance in the meantime.

Kings Bromley Christmas Tree

Published 7 December 2020

On Saturday morning the Christmas Tree on the War Memorial was put up.

At 5pm the lights were turned on and the Kings Bromley Harmony Choir sang carols.

An enthusiastic crowd of up to 100 socially distanced people turned up to watch and listen and drink punch and eat mince pies.

Thanks to Morrisons who provided the mince pies through their “community champion” initiative, to Gillian Pitchford for providing the mulled wine from her home and to Jack Burkinshaw and his team for procuring and putting up the tree and lights.