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Village news from Helen Price - 19/10/17

As sent to The Mercury

Helen Price
Kings Bromley
01543 472203
Kings Bromley WI
This month’s meeting saw the ladies of the WI learn all about the art of silversmithing and the different stages of making jewellery. Gaynor Woodward isn’t a professional but has a true passion for the craft, learning the art from attending adult education classes at Lichfield and Stafford colleges. Gaynor spoke about the history of jewellery from painting bodies, to tattoos and piercing. Gaynor’s jewellery is made from silver.
We were shown all the different tools used and how each process can take many hours to produce the finished article. Gaynor brought along different samples of each stage and had an array of beautiful hand-crafted unique jewellery for us to look at and purchase.
At the end of September the ladies met up with other local institutions at Hill Ridware village hall for a group meeting. We had the pleasure of being entertained by Judith Hibbert who is an actress and after dinner speaker, and the mother to Eleanor Tomlinson of Poldark fame. Judith has worked in TV, theatre and cabaret. Judith performed “Around the Wireless” with her portrayal and tribute to Julie Andrews, Joyce Grenfell, Gracie Fields and more. The hall was lit up with laughter as Judith is an extremely funny and talented lady. The ladies of the Ridware WI provided us with a beautiful buffet and refreshments.
We are supporting the Pop Up for Poppies campaign and hoping to produce knitted poppies to be displayed throughout 2018 commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1. We meet up for a knit and natter craft group on a monthly basis in the Royal Oak on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2.30pm , if you would like to join us for a cup of tea and a chance to take part in making some poppies please feel free to join us , it’s open to all.
Our next meeting on 2nd November will be all about Relaxation and Meditation with Bernadette Woodward plus we shall be holding a Bring and Buy Sale on that evening too.
Whist Drive, Tuesday 24th October
The whist drive takes place fortnightly at the Village Hall, 1.30 for a prompt start at 2.00 pm.

Open Gardens 2018

KIngs Bromley open gardens

Kings Bromley Open Gardens will be on the 16th and 17th June 2018. Would anybody who would like to open their garden or be involved in any way please contact Allan Howard on 472720.
This event has raised £4000 over the last few years which has been given to the Village Hall Renovation Fund.

Allan Howard

Village news from Helen Price - 14/10/17

As sent to The Mercury

Ivy Butcher’s Book Launch Saturday 14th October

Now in her 102nd year, Ivy Butcher is launching her new book “On Being a Hundred”. Please come along to the Royal Oak and purchase your signed copy between 2.00 – 4.00 p.m, Saturday 14th October.

Kings Bromley Gardening Guild

In September, members of the Gardening Guild enjoyed an evening visit to The Plant Plot in Lichfield, with members of staff giving a tour around the garden centre and grounds, which were more extensive than expected. This was followed by refreshments - delicious sandwiches, cake and drinks were provided - and an opportunity to purchase plants and garden items.
The next meeting will take place in the Village Hall on 16th October when there will be a talk on 'Seasonal Changes at the Dorothy Clive Garden'.

Historians Meeting September 29th

We heard a moving account of the Fauld Explosion from a 1983 radio programme, in which various survivors of the day spoke of their memories. 27th November 1944 dawned bright and clear in Hanbury and the war seemed reasonably remote. However in the gypsum mine the previous day a Safety Officer was so concerned by what he saw he returned with a superior officer on the 27th. The mines were huge with ¾ mile of railtrack connecting the various areas where 14,000 tons of ammunition were stored and the work being carried out was not isolated from the ammunition. However, the Safety Officers did not have the authority to halt the work.

At lunchtime that day came the explosion which was the largest in the world until Hiroshima. Railtracks, rocks, trees and soil were thrown thousands of feet into the air taking with them houses, animals, people and the dam, which resulted in a great wave of mud, obliterating everything in its path. 68 people died that day but mercifully none of the 50 children in the school.

Our next meeting on Friday 27th October is an outing to Breedon on the Hill. Anyone wishing to join us please ring Allan on 472720 or Val on 472941.

Wednesday Club Meeting, 4th October

After welcoming members to the meeting Anne asked for a short time of reflection in memory of Elma Mellor who had served on the committee and had been a very loyal member of the Club.
Our Christmas Lunch this year has been booked at the Royal Oak on 13th December. Menus were distributed to members and it would be appreciated if choices and money could be received at the November meeting.
Our speaker for the afternoon was Mr D. Tamea with his portraits of the Rich and Famous. He had had a photographic shop and when he sold up on his retirement he decided to concentrate on taking portraits. He said as he was deaf he would show us two photographs of deaf people, the first was Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist, and Eric Sykes, comedian, who was not only deaf but was also almost blind. His spectacles had no glass in them but they were fitted with hearing aids!!! He showed us so many beautiful photographs including Bobby George, Norman Tebbit, Kriss Akabusi and Jack Straw. He had also photographed two very prestigious women – the first was the Chief Constable of Staffordshire, Jane Sawyers and the second the first woman Chief Fire Officer for Stafford County, Becci Bryant. He had also photographed Simon West, Ken Dodd and Harry Secombe, the list was endless. Among his portfolio was a photograph of Jill Dando whom the BBC described as this extraordinary, ordinary girl. He said how moved he was on hearing of her tragic death.
Our next meeting is the AGM on 1st November in the Village Hall at 2.30p.m. The speaker for the afternoon will be Mrs. Audrey Hall with a Christmas Miscellany.

Village news from Helen Price - 5/10/17

As sent to The Mecury

Helen Price
01543 472203

Whist drive

The first whist drive of the season will be held at Kings Bromley Village Hall, on Tuesday 10th October, 1.30 for a 2.00 prompt start. Please ring Kate on 07710 119039 for further information.

WI Craft afternoon at Royal Oak, Thursday 12th October

The WI craft group meet once a month over coffee and a chat. Please come along and join us.

Quiz Night and Grand Draw, Saturday 11th November

Tickets will soon be available for this event on Saturday 11th November at 7.00 pm in the Village Hall, priced £5 each, including light refreshments. Teams strictly limited to a maximum of four players. Anyone willing to donate a prize for the Grand Draw, please ring Gill or Glen Wright on 472622.

Kings Bromley Show 2018, Saturday 28th July

Please come and join us at the Royal Oak on Tuesday 17th October at 7.30 pm for an informal meeting to discuss next year’s show. We would very much welcome any fresh blood with new ideas/talents/enthusiasm. If you feel you can help in any way and would like to get more involved in village life, do come along and give us a try. If you can’t make the meeting but are interested, please ring Kirsten Harber on 07766 316316.

Next year’s theme is Staffordshire Life.

Parish Council response to the latest HS2 consultation

The parish council response to this consultation can be seen here

Click here PDF icon HS2 Phase 2 Parish Council response to their consultation (72.7 Kb)

Village news from Helen Price - 28/9/17

As sent to The Mercury

Whist Drive:

Kings Bromley Whist Drives commence again in the Village Hall, 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm prompt start. These are friendly whist drives with a break for a cup of tea/coffee, a biscuit and a chat. Any information you require please contact Kate on 07710119039.

The dates are 10th October, 24th October, 7th November, 21st November, 5th December, 19th December 2018, 9th January, 23rd January, 6th February, 20th February, 6th March and 20th March.

Boogie Bounce

Boogie Bounce is a fun, friendly and fat burning exercise class on individual trampolines, suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes take place at the Village Hall every Monday 6.15 – 7.15 pm and every Wednesday 7.30 - 8.30 pm.
To find out more information or book, please text Gemma on 07711408601.

Harvest Lunch

This year’s Harvest lunch will commence at 1.00 p.m. on Saturday 7th October in the Village Hall. Tickets cost £7 or £4 for under 13s.
Numbers are limited, please contact Gill or Glen Wright on 472622 to reserve your seat.

Kings Bromley Historians

The Historians next meeting will be in the Village Hall at 8.00 pm on Friday 29th September when we will hear an account of the Fauld explosion and, as usual, would welcome any new members or visitors.

Freight group presses ahead with measures to reduce HCV impact

A group formed to reduce the impact heavy commercial vehicles

A group formed to reduce the impact heavy commercial vehicles on Staffordshire’s roads is set to deliver a package of measures to benefit communities along one of the county’s main routes.

The Staffordshire Freight and Communities Forum met on Friday with a specific focus on reducing HCV impact along the A515, affecting the villages of Draycott-in-the-Clay, Yoxall and Kings Bromley. The group, which includes parish council representatives, the county council, Highways England, police and the fire service, agreed to deliver the measures as soon as possible.

Options being considered include new signs to advise HCV drivers that the route is unsuitable for them, engineering improvements such as build-outs on parts of the route and looking at restricting HVC movements onto the A515, such as from the A513.

The forum also agreed to write to all Staffordshire MPs to ask for their support in lobbying the Government to address issues resulting from national freight policy. It will continue to look for solutions to issues in other parts of the county at future meetings.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member responsible for highways and transport Mark Deaville said: “Friday’s meeting was hugely positive and enabled us to make great progress towards delivering measures which we hope will make a real difference. Our highways officers drew up a highly detailed report with a number of options, with considerable input from the parish councils to which we are very grateful. It means we will be in a position to take action as soon as possible to begin to address some of the community concerns. There has been a great deal of necessary process to get to this stage, so we’re pleased now to get things started. We will of course monitor the impact of everything we do. We know these measures won’t fix everything, but we’re certainly moving in the right direction.”


For more news from Staffordshire County Council visit www.staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk

A515/A513 Heavy Goods Traffic

Latest info is here

A515/A513 Heavy Goods Traffic
Parish Councillors Steve Brown and Allan Howard attended a meeting of the Staffordshire County Council’s Freight Forum on 15th September. We were encouraged by the positive response of the County Councillors and Officers to the concerns we, and parishioners, have raised about the size and quantity of the heavy traffic passing through Kings Bromley, Yoxall and Draycott in the Clay. We believe that positive action will soon be taken by the County Council to restrict this traffic.

Village Hall Refurbishment Fund

The Parish Council has set up a separate bank account

Village Hall Refurbishment Fund
The Parish Council has set up a separate bank account for all funds related to the renovation of the Village Hall in order that donors can be confident that donations will be used for that purpose only. The signatories are Glen Wright (as Church Warden), Ian Colclough (as Parish Council Clerk) and Allan Howard (as Parish Council Chairman); if any of these leave those roles then the new incumbent will replace the existing signatory. The name of the account is ‘Kings Bromley Village Hall Refurbishment Fund’. If any organisation wishes to contribute by bank transfer please contact Allan Howard for the sort code and account number.

We already have a balance of £5,200 - £4,000 from the Gardening Guild representing the profits from the Open Gardens and £1,200 from our County Councillor Martyn Tittley, whose donation is specifically targeted towards the creation of plans of the proposed work. An architect has been chosen to draw up the plans based on the design devised by a Parish Council working group. Once we receive the plans and drawings they will be displayed in the Village Hall so that villagers can comment on them.

The Parish Council funded the work on the roof and chimney out of its own funds. The new project, which is intended to renovate the lobby, kitchen and toilet areas, will be largely funded by donations and grants. The final cost will depend on the exact nature of the final agreed plan, but is likely to be in the region of £40,000 to £50,000.

The Village Hall is owned by Lichfield Diocese and leased on a long-term lease to the Parish Council at a peppercorn rent. The upkeep of the fabric of the hall is the responsibility of the Parish Council. The responsibility for the day to day running of the Hall lies with the Village Hall Committee acting on behalf of the Parish Council.

Allan Howard

Final HS2 drop-in session

Last chance to

A final drop-in session will be held on Sat 16th Sept between 10am and 1pm at the village hall (upstairs room)

A message from Yoxall Practice

Info on repeat prescriptions


To all patients
From 1 st September 2017, as per Care Quality Commission regulations, the answer phone service for the dispensary will be discontinued.
Alternate ways to order are:
 Registering for online access. (Please contact reception staff regarding how to register)
 Returning the repeat slip ticking items required, returning either by post or by leaving in the post box situated outside the front door of the health centre or the post box adjacent to the dispensary window.
If you require any further assistance please contact reception or dispensary staff.

Yours sincerely,
Drs Gunn, Winchurch & Clarke

Village news from Helen Price - 5/9/17

As sent to The Mercury

Gardening Guild

At the August meeting, Allan congratulated everyone on Kings Bromley winning the Best Kept Village competition again for the sixth year in a row and said that people's front gardens help to contribute to the winning formula.
The speaker for the evening was Mike Byford who came to talk about Hellebores. He has been breeding and studying hellebores for 38 years and holds a National Collection of wild and hybrid species of the plant which is a member of the buttercup family. Mike showed pictures of a number of varieties with flowers of different colours, shapes and markings and gave ideas for propagation and growing in the garden.
Members are visiting the Plant Plot for an evening visit on 4 September, so the next meeting in the Village Hall will take place on 16 October.

Card Sale

The next Card Sale will be held at the Village Hall on Saturday morning, 16th September from
10.30 am until 12.00 noon. The usual range of items will be available; birthday cards, cards for many other occasions, wrapping paper, gifts, serviettes, postcards, bottle bags, notelets, hand-crafted cards and much more, all at bargain prices. A variety of Christmas cards will also be available.

Entry is free, everyone welcome. Do come along and have a free cup of coffee and biscuits and a chat with friends after you browse.

Tweenies Parent and Toddler Group

Tweenies Parents and Toddler group runs on a Thursday morning in the village hall from 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. Please continue to support this activity which provides so much fun, play and socialisation for families of the village and surrounding areas.
£1 per child and 50 p for the raffle. Contact Teresa on 07739672912


There will be an EGM

There will be an EGM of the parish council on 12th September at 6pm to hold further discussions with representatives of HS2 Ltd. Upstairs room at he village hall.

Village News from Helen Price 31 Aug

As supplied to the Mercury

HS2 Consultation Process

Drop-in sessions have been arranged in the Village Hall from 10.00am to 1.00pm on the following Saturdays:
2nd September
9th September
16th September

These sessions have been arranged by the Parish Council primarily to

- view the plans, relevant documents and maps to assess the impact of the Project on residents

- assist with filling in the Response Form for comments on the 'Consultation on the Environment Statement'.
Residents are reminded that this consultation will close at 23.45hrs on 30th September 2017.

- assist residents who may feel their property values are affected by HS2. Relevant paperwork will be available at the meeting.

Whist Drive: - Dates for the Kings Bromley Whist Drives held in the Village Hall are as follows. Time 1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm prompt start. These are friendly whist drives with a break for a cup of tea/coffee, a biscuit and a chat. Any information you require contact Kate on 07710119039.

10th October, 24th October, 7th November, 21st November, 5th December, 19th December 2018, 9th January, 23rd January, 6th February, 20th February, 6th March and 20th March.

Boogie Bounce

Boogie Bounce is a fun, friendly and fat burning exercise class on individual trampolines, suitable for all ages and abilities. Classes take place at the Village Hall every Monday 6.15 – 7.15 pm and every Wednesday 7.30-8.30 pm.
To find out more information or book, please text Gemma on 07711408601.

Kings Bromley Historians

Despite the rain and thunder a group of us enjoyed a visit to Kirby Muxloe castle on Saturday 5th August, followed by lunch at the local Castle hotel.
Our next meeting will be 29th September in the Village Hall at 8.00 p.m. when we will hear an account of the Fauld explosion. On Friday 27th October there will be another outing, details of which are still to be finalised. New members are welcome at either of these meetings.

MP3 of the recent EGM with HS2

An MP3 version of the meeting

An MP3 version of the meeting is now available through this link (uses Google DRIVE)

Village news 17 August

As sent to the Mercury

Best Kept Village winner x 6

Kings Bromley have been awarded the small Village award for the sixth year running in the Lichfield District!!
Our thanks go to all those conscientious people who make this possible, in particular or the sixth year running, Kings Bromley has been awarded Best Kept Small Village award in the Lichfield/Cannock area. Credit goes to those conscientious people who made this possible, in particular, Mr Dennis O’Dea and also The Churchyard Team. Well done and congratulations!!

Kings Bromley WI

The WI do not hold a meeting during the month of August; however that’s not to say we haven’t been busy.

The village show stall was looking splendid with the array of homemade cakes, chutneys and jams, all donated by our members and friends. The show stall is our main fundraiser, making £390 towards the cost of speakers and events for the coming year. The WI held a raffle on show day and these are the winning prizes and tickets:- Tracey Green 261, cheese and wine basket, D Smith Green 340, grocery set, Elaine Pink 250, Avon set, Viv Leyland Pink 105, Crown Derby, Joan Penfold Pink 578, Monty Don, Mary Simmons White 784, picnic hamper and Bev White 703 bathroom basket. A BIG THANK YOU to our members for their donations and time volunteering at the stall another successful show day.

The WI held an afternoon tea at the Royal Oak Pub on Thursday 10th August to show appreciation to our members and to enhance the resolution passed in June on Alleviating Loneliness. We shared our friendship and enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones, jam and cream plus large quantities of tea were consumed. We have a Facebook page with lots of photos to view of the splendid afternoon.

We meet regularly at the Royal Oak on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 2.30pm; we hold a monthly craft group. If you are interested just turn up with your own projects for an informal get together and enjoy a chat and a cuppa too.

The next members meeting shall be held at the village hall on 7TH September on the “life of a lingerie designer” from 7.30pm.

HS2 Consultation - drop-in sessions

A series of drop-in sessions have been arranged

Drop-in sessions have been arranged in the Village Hall from 10.00am to 1.00pm on the following Saturdays:
2nd September
9th September
16th September

These sessions have been arranged by the Parish Council primarily to:

- view the plans, relevant documents and maps to assess the impact of the Project on residents

- assist with filling in the Response Form for comments on the 'Consultation on the Environment Statement'.
Residents are reminded that this consultation will close at 23.45hrs on 30th September 2017.

- assist residents who may feel their property values are affected by HS2. Relevant paperwork will be
available at the meeting.

HS2 On-line response form

Many parishioners have asked about how they can respond to HS2

Many parishioners have asked about how they can respond to HS2. This is the link.https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/hs2-phase-2a-west-midlands-crewe-hybrid-bill-environmental-statement
Full DRAFT minutes from the EGM of 7th August can now been seen under the parish council section of this site.
An MP3 copy of the meeting will be made available soon.

Village news from Helen Price 18 Aug 2017

As sent to the Mercury

Wednesday Club:

On 2nd August 39 members of the Wednesday Club sat down for their annual Cream Tea held this year at Mabel’s, Curborough. After welcoming everyone Anne thanked all those who had helped with our stall at the Kings Bromley Show. The amount raised this year was £366.17. A very good result considering the weather. Anne then announced that Vera Wilson had decided to step down from the committee and thanked Vera for her many years as committee member, secretary and chair. Finally, members were reminded about the outing to Barmouth on 6th September and informed of the new departure time – 8.30am from The Grange.
Judging by the volume of chatter and laughter everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon. The Cream Tea was delicious and the staff at Mabel’s very attentive frequently re-filling teapots and providing additional jam. Only one member it seems was disappointed – disappointed that there was nothing to complain about!! A great afternoon!

September 6th: Outing to Barmouth. Non- members welcome.
October 4th: “Encounters of the Rich and Famous” A talk by Mr. D. Tamea.

Gardening Guild

Gardening Guild members enjoyed a visit to the Dorothy Clive Garden in July; the weather was perfect for walking around the extensive grounds and members who already knew the garden appreciated seeing the changes which had taken place, including a glasshouse with exotic species and an area with edible plants. Everyone enjoyed sitting in the sunshine enjoying refreshments in the cafe at the end of the visit.
At the next meeting in the Village Hall on Monday 21 August, Mike Byford will be talking about 'Hellebores, the National Collection'.

Kings Bromley Co-op

In the early hours of Wednesday morning there was an unsuccessful ram-raid by masked thieves in an attempt to steal the cash machine at the Co-op. While still in shock, the Co-op staff rallied to quickly clear up the mess and organise the reconstruction of the demolished wall, following its inspection by a structural engineer. Amazingly, 24 hours later, the shop opened again as usual at 7.00 am. Well done to all the staff for their resilience and let’s hope the perpetrators get caught as soon as possible.

Best Kept Village Result

Kings Bromley Wins Best Kept Village for Sixth Year in a Row

At the award ceremony, on 7th August in Eccleshall Community Centre, Dennis O'Dea accepted, on behalf of Kings Bromley, the Best Kept Village award for the Lichfield and Cannock Chase Area. Forty six villages spread over five areas entered the competition this year; there were 12 in our area. Villages are divided into small and large villages; we won best small village, Norton Canes won best large village. We were then judged against Norton Canes and won the overall trophy, which we won - thereby getting to retain the 'totem pole'. The competition is run by the Community Council of Staffordshire and in the Lichfield/Cannock Chase area is sponsored by the Leavesley Group on behalf of the National Memorial Arboretum.

Thanks to all who in the village who have kept their front gardens so neat and who have kept the streets so clean. I have been particularly impressed this year with the hanging baskets and the effort made by the Co-op and Royal Oak. The churchyard continues to impress, thanks to the Churchyard Team, as do the public areas: the Showfield, thanks to the Show Committee, the War Memorial and the Jubilee seat area and Village Hall, thanks to the Gardening Guild . Thanks also to the Richard Crosse School whose pupils' posters have been displayed in the Village Hall windows. The Parish Council organises the event.

It was fitting that Dennis accepted the award on our behalf as he works tirelessly around the village.

Allan Howard for Kings Bromley Parish Council.

Village news from Helen Price

As sent to Mercury 3/8/17

Kings Bromley Show

The annual village show on Saturday 22nd July was a huge success attracting over 2,500 visitors. Despite a poor forecast, the weather remained mainly fine and everyone had a fabulous day. Funds raised will go to support various village organisations.

Many thanks go to all who helped at the Show, or during the week setting up and clearing up afterwards. Particular thanks go to Kirsten Harber who tirelessly co-ordinated the whole team throughout the year. And thanks you to all who came along to support us!

Dates for the diary:-

Wednesday 2nd, 3.30 Wednesday Club Cream Tea at Mabel’s Tearoom
Thursday 3rd, 2.30 WI outing to Mabel’s Tearoom
Thursday 10th WI Afternoon tea at the Royal Oak
Saturday 12th, 3.00 G
arden Party at the Woodlands

2016/17 Audit of Parish Accounts

The audit of the

The audit of the parish council accounts is now completed. You can see the documents in full by going to the parish council page on this web site - look under transparency documents.
PDF icon Notice of conclusion of audit (445.6 Kb)

Poor road drainage on Alrewas Road

Response from SCC

Recently a report was made to the parish council about the poor drainage along parts of Alrewas Road. The channels are full of detritus and some road grids blocked. This was reported to Staffordshire Highways (Amey their contractor) and this is their reply:

Highways Issue Inspected - Fault Report 4087463

Dear Ian Colclough

This is an update to your enquiry dated 27/07/2017 in relation to Alrewas Road .
A highways inspector has now visited the site and added the following notes to the report:

Full inspection of the gullys along Alrewas road, there is some weed growth and small amount of surface water in places but all gullys are clear and accepting water, the gullys are routinely cleaned and emptied, no actionable defects therefore at time of inspection.

If you have any queries regarding this report please contact highways@staffordshire.gov.uk quoting your enquiry number

Kind regards
The Highways Team

If any parishioner feels that they too would like to report this issue please use the email link in the message above.

HS2 Information Events and PC EGM

There will be

There will be a HS2 Information event at the village hall on 2nd August from 2pm to 8pm. This is another chance to hear first hand how this project will affect your village.
There will be an EGM of the Parish Council in the Village Hall on Monday 7th August at 7.30pm. This will take the form of representatives of HS2 answering a set of previously notified questions on their recently published plans for HS2 (2a). The public can attend as at any Parish Council meeting and ask questions of the Parish Council at the public forum which lasts for 5 minutes at the start of the meeting - extendable at the Chairman's discretion. After that the public can listen to proceedings.
The set of questions that we have prepared, after having met with the HS2 action group and listened to the concerns of parishioners, is listed below. As can be seen these are aimed at trying to understand what the plans mean and how the impact of the works can be minimized. We still retain the hope that, once the financial and environmental cost of HS2 and its meagre benefits are appreciated by our politicians, it will be scrapped. But in the meantime we are working on mitigating its effects.
The answers that we receive to these questions from HS2 will be published on this site. Questions here PDF icon HS2 questions (83.2 Kb)

Latest Village News from Helen Price

As sent to The Mercury

Garden Party

On Saturday 12th August there will be a Garden Party at Woodlands, Manor Park, by kind permission of Graham and Florence Coxon. We would be pleased to receive contributions for the tombola, raffle, plant and bric-a-brac stalls.

The opener will be Mrs Sue Hannam, Headteacher of the Cathedral School, Lichfield. Everyone is welcome and we are hoping for a fine afternoon. Admission by ticket, £5 each, to include a cream tea (children 12 and under free), available from Gill and Glen Wright, tel. 472622.

Kings Bromley Show

Another very successful show took place on Saturday and the crowds turned out despite the dubious weather forecast. The day turned out mostly dry and bright, and a brief downpour did not dampen visitors’ spirits. A wide range of entertainment was provided by The Company of Horsemen, the Blackrock Llamas, Sheep Roadshow and a wildlife display including birds of prey. Old favourites included the treasured vehicle parade, horse and dog shows with funfair and races for the children.
The Eureka Jazz band entertained customers of the Shardlow bus bar, as if any encouragement were needed!

The fun continued into the evening with a Barn Dance held in the marquee on the showfield, which was held in aid of the Foresters Scout group.

Charges from 2018 for your garden waste bin coillection

LDC will be making a small charge from 1st January 2018 for the collection of your garden waste bins.

The charge will be just £36 per year. More info on the LDC web site here http://lichfielddc.gov.uk/Residents/Environment/Recycling-bins-and-waste/Recycling-bins-and-waste.aspx

Lorries parking in lay by

Lorries should not be parking over night

Lorries should not be parking overnight in the Yoxall Road lay bys north of the village. If you witness any overnight parking please report this to Staffordshire Police by dialing 101 ideally with the registration number and any supporting photograph / images.

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