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Spate of Fly-tipping over Easter

Published 14 April 2021

Call for witnesses after 50 reports of fly-tipping across Lichfield District since the beginning of April.

From sheets of asbestos and unwanted fridges, to an old mattress and builder’s rubble, Lichfield District Council is continuing to clear up after a rise in rubbish being dumped across the district.

LDC is calling on anyone who may have seen culprits in the act of fly-tipping to report it to us to help us with our investigations.

To report fly-tipping or information about a recent fly-tipping offence go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/report or call 01543 308999.

Future Parish Council Meetings

Published 10 April 2021

From May’s meeting all future Parish Council meetings will be held on a Thursday in the second week of each month. They will be held at the Village Hall at 7.45pm (Planning Committee Meetings will commence at 7.30pm).

All Covid-19 restrictions will be in place. If attending please wear a face covering and stay 2m apart.

Annual Open Meeting

Published 10 April 2021

This will take place using ‘Zoom’ on 21st April at 7.30pm

APM Agenda 2021

If you wish to join in please email the clerk to obtain the link

Thank you

ian.colclough@gmail.com

A38 Roadworks – w/c 5 April

Published 10 April 2021

There are no scheduled works

Senseless Vandalism of Village Hall Covid Handwash Dispensers.

Published 5 April 2021

For the second time the anti-viral handwash dispensers that the Parish Council provides for the protection of users of the Village Hall play area have been ripped off and smashed. This happened last week.

The Parish Council is considering what further steps to take.

In the meantime can users use their own hand sanitiser. All of the play equipment is sprayed with sanitiser once a week.

A38 Roadworks – no planned closures over next 2 weeks

Published 2 April 2021

Village Hall Anti-Covid Handwash Dispensers

Published 18 March 2021

These have been ripped off the fences on the entrance and exit to the playground.

They will of course be replaced.

If anyone sees anyone involved in such antisocial behaviour, or has any information on who might have done this, please contact the Parish Council.

The play equipment itself is sprayed with disinfectant every weekend.

Map showing HS2 Notices in your area and info on Deep Soil Mixing

Published 12 March 2021

Link here

more info on Deep Soil Mixing is here

Council Tax for 2021/2022

Published 11 March 2021

Parishioners will have seen from their Council Tax bill that the amount paid to Kings Bromley Parish Council has been held, and in some cases slightly reduced.

The Parish Council felt that in these difficult times an increase could not be justified.

Unlike other District, County and service spending, that of the Parish Council, apart from the Clerk’s salary, is mainly discretionary. The Parish Council tries to fund special projects from grants and donations and uses volunteer help whenever possible.

Covid Secure Voting

Published 11 March 2021

On Thursday 6 May 2021 residents across Lichfield District, including Kings Bromley, will go to the polls to have their say on who is Staffordshire’s next Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner and who represents them at Staffordshire County Council.

Ahead of the elections in May, residents are being urged to sign up to vote by post or proxy if they would prefer not to vote in person this time round.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote is 5pm on 20 April, and for a proxy vote the deadline is 5pm on 27 April. To find out how to apply for a postal or proxy vote, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/elections or email elections@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call 01543 308125.

More here

4.3.1 Covid secure voting

Community litter pick on Sunday 7th

Published 9 March 2021

The community litter pick on Sunday 7th was blessed with good weather.

As can be seen from the two attached photographs there was about half as much litter collected as there had been 5 weeks previously.

That is, unfortunately, a huge amount to have been chucked out of car windows in a short amount of time, although a slightly bigger area was covered this time.

We need to consider at both Parish and District (and perhaps County and National) level how to combat this un-understandable antisocial behaviour.

If anyone has any practical suggestions please get in touch with the Parish Council.

Thank you to all those who participated: District Councillors: Richard Cox, Thomas Marshall, Nick Binney, Parish Councillors: Jack Burkinshaw, Allan Howard, Parshioners: Kevin Price, Ann Hoar, Judith & Allan Berry, Anne Ashcroft, Matt Harper, Claudine & Rob Beddows, Dennis O’dea, Ron Smith, Lindsey & Colin Davies, Nicola & Keith Sullivan.

Allan Howard – Chairman of the Parish Council

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Published 8 March 2021

The Parish Council is looking to co-opt someone on the Council. See attached for full details.

Co option notice – March 2021

Community Litter Pick

Published 1 March 2021

It is now just past a month since our last community litter pick. This will be repeated on Sunday 7th March pm in order to find out how much litter accumulates in a month.

If you would like to participate please get in touch with Allan Howard 472720 and we will provide bags and long handled pickers.

Response from Kings Bromley Parish Council – HS2 Phase 2a Consultation

Published 26 February 2021

1. Traffic Management
There is continuing concern about increased amounts of traffic using the A513/515 through Kings Bromley village, despite statements from HS2 that neither their, nor their contractors vehicles will use this route. However, during the construction process there is likely to be significant disruption, particularly on the A38, which usually results in the A513/A515 being used as a diversion, even if other routes are sign-posted.
Kings Bromley Parish Council requires involvement in advanced traffic management meetings with HS2, Staffordshire County Council, Lichfield District Council and Highways England to ensure we are aware of proposals and actions to be taken to avoid traffic problems through the village.
2. Crawley Lane/Common Lane
The Parish Council welcomes the commitment made by HS2 that Common Lane will NOT be closed, and that a road will be constructed linking Common Lane to the A515. This will ensure that increased amount of traffic will not have to use Crawley Lane, which would be dangerous particularly for Richard Crosse School which is located near the junction with the A515.
The Parish Council requires a commitment that this promise will be met and that discussions with affected landowners should be concluded as soon as possible.
3. Out-of-hours Working
During preparatory work prior to construction, HS2 have requested that some work be carried out outside those laid down in the Draft Guide for Construction Practice.
The Parish Council insists that it is informed in advance when any out-of-hours working is requested so that representations can be made to the appropriate authority.
4. Water Table Levels and Drainage
Concerns have been raised about drainage and potential flooding of land during and post-construction. These have become of greater concern because of Climate Change and the impact of digging out and restoration of the 4 proposed borrow pits in the Parish.
The Parish Council insists that affected landowners and their representatives are fully involved in any discussion relating to this, that the Environment Agency and other local authorities are included in these discussions, and that the Parish Council is kept up to date on the results of these discussions.
5. New Rail Lines
Since the residents of Kings Bromley are going to be adversely affected by the construction of HS2, but will receive little benefit from HS2, the Parish Council requires that rail services from Lichfield Trent Valley to Euston and the North are at least maintained or improved. This includes the service provided by Avanti West Coast trains as well as the more local services. Also,
consideration should be given to opening the line from Lichfield to Burton upon Trent to passenger traffic, with a new station built to serve the Arboretum at Alrewas. This would give residents better access to Lichfield, Derby, and the North.
Cllr. Charles Cole
For Kings Bromley Parish Council

Universal Credit

Published 22 February 2021

See info off LDC below

Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. Many of them are new to claiming Universal Credit having been negatively impacted by Coronavirus.

We’re encouraging Parish Councils to share the following guide on their website and/or social media to help local people navigate claiming Universal Credit.

Here’s the Universal Credit guide

https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

Planning Application at Bromley Hayes Garden Centre

Published 17 February 2021

An application at this address has been lodged with LDC for the ‘change of use of retail garden centre to mixed use of offices, storage and ancillary industrial for the use of the site as office and plant storage headquarters including erection of 540 square meters of additional floor space’.

If residents wish to know more about this application or are concerned then comment can be made directly to LDC through the following link.

The parish council will be making its comment in due course.

Closing date for comments is 8th March

https://planning.lichfielddc.gov.uk/online-applications/

In the search box enter the application number which is 20/01836/COUM

Highway roadside ditches

Published 12 February 2021

The Parish Council would like to thank those involved in clearing out the roadside ditches along Shaw Lane