Survey work near Kings Bromley

Published 19 July 2021

Next week from Wed 21 – Fri 23 July Balfour Beatty Vinci will be completing further surveys in the fields from Shaw Lane and heading south towards the A515 where the new compound is being set up, then towards Black Slough Wood – There are  12 locations we need to survey , weather permitting.

As this work is on the fields, no traffic management will be needed, however I wanted to update you in case anyone was concerned about seeing machinery and our construction staff on the fields.
These works are near Kings Bromley Parish , so I wanted to make you aware that we are in the area

Cemex Quarry and Cement Factory

Published 16 July 2021

At the SCC Planning Committee meeting this morning (15th July) the County Planning Officers recommended acceptance of the proposal from Cemex to dig a quarry and build a cement factory at Orgreave. Representatives from Alrewas, Fradley and Kings Bromley spoke against the proposal as did County Councillors Richard Cox and Janet Eagland. In the debate amongst the Councillors on the Committee, it was clear to me that there was little enthusiasm for the proposal and those who spoke in favour of it did so only on the basis that it was part of HS2, and therefore backed by Government policy, and that if it had been rejected the cost of combating an appeal by Cemex could be prohibitive. The proposal passed 7 votes to 5.

Anyone interested in following the debate should be able to follow it on:

Part of the proposal is that all HGV traffic associated with the site would not travel through Kings Bromley, except in ‘exceptional circumstances’. SCC were asked to remove the caveat and make this a legal requirement backed up by penalties. Let us hope this happens.

Allan Howard

Medical Transport

Published 14 July 2021

After 27 years Jane Pollard has stepped down from her role as organiser. She deserves a huge thank-you from the village. We had several volunteers and Joy Hutchings has taken over the job. Thanks to her. If you need help with transport to hospitals or medical centres please call her on 472477.

The Parish Council

Open Gardens

Published 14 July 2021

The Open Gardens held on 10th & 11th July attracted a record number of visitors, no doubt taking advantage of the weather and the opportunity to get out after the lockdown. More than £3000 was raised which is being divided between St Giles Hospice and Acorn Children’s Hospice. Thanks to all those who took part, and all those who visited.

The Gardening Guild

Lichfield Council – drop-in Local Plan sessions

Published 13 July 2021

Note – Burntwood date time and location to be confirmed

LDC local plan drop in sessions

A38 – there are no planned closures for the next 2 weeks

Published 10 July 2021

Footpath Closures – due to HS2

Published 2 July 2021

Walkers are asked to note that there are no alternative diversionary routes and the closures will remain in place until October/November 2021.
Neither the Parish Council nor landowners have had any influence on this decision, and users are respectfully asked to take note of these closures while they are in operation, particularly as normal farming activities, such as harvesting, will be taking place during this time.

Kings Bromley Open Gardens

Published 1 July 2021

Ten gardens will be open from 12noon – 5pm on Sat 10th and Sun 11th July

The Royal Oak will be open for food and refreshments

The WI will be providing tea and cakes at the Village Hall.

The Kings Bromley Harmony Choir will sing around the village on Saturday

The Ryknild Rabble Morris Dancers will dance around the village on Sunday

Parking at the Show Field by permission of the Horticultural Society

All proceeds to St Giles Hospice and The Acorn Hospice.