Kings Bromley village news
- Village news from Helen Price - 22/3/18
- Village Hall refurbishment - launch date
- Village news from Helen Price - 15/3/18
- Village news from Helen Price - 8/3/18
- Drop-in cancelled
- Village news from Helen Price - 1/3/18
- Recent criminal activity around the parish
- HS2 Phase 2 Petition
- Village news from Helen Price - 22/2/18
- Phone Box
- Threat to your library service
- Open Gardens 2018
- Village news from Helen Price - 8/2/18
- Community Speed Watch
- Village news from Helen Price - 1/2/18
- Highways England update
- Kings Bromley Historians - News
- HS2 Drop-in Surgery
- Village news from Helen Price - 25/1/18
- Village news from Helen Price - 18/1/18
- Parish Precept 2018/19
- Speeding traffic
- A38 road works and how it may affect the village
- Grant received
- Village news from Helen Price - 11/1/18
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Village news from Helen Price - 22/3/18
As sent to The Mercury
Kings Bromley Village Hall Refurbishment Project
A campaign has commenced to raise funds for a major refurbishment of the lobby, toilets and kitchen areas in the village hall. Donations have already been received from a number of local organisations, for which we are very grateful. However, a substantial amount of money is still required before we can commence work. A small team comprising members of the Parish Council, assisted by the Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, will be exploring funding opportunities and any funding ideas will be welcome. Alternatively, if anyone has skills they feel they may be able to offer to the project, we would be pleased to hear from you. One idea already proposed is the sale of a limited number of bricks inscribed with the names of individuals and organisations who are willing to offer a donation. All funds raised will be lodged in a separate account to be used solely for the refurbishment project.
Plans and representational images have been drawn up to show the improvements we wish to make and these plans will be on display in the Lobby of the Village Hall on Saturday 24th March, when they will be “launched” between 10.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Everyone will be welcome and refreshments will be provided. In the meantime, if anyone would like to discuss the project with us, please contact one of the members of the team:-
Mary Gair 473544, Charles Cole 472423, Julie Bamber 473339, Steve Browne 472931, Jan Higgins 07912 855626 or Nigel Lee at email@example.com.
Refreshments will be provided by Kings Bromley WI with entertainment by Kings Bromley choir.
This month’s speaker, Colin Bagshaw, a geologist and lecturer, took us back in time to 1896 and the beginning of one of the greatest gold rushes in history.
The Alaska Gold Rush began on August 16th 1896 when an American prospector George Carmack, his brother-in-law Skookum Jim and his nephew Dawson Charlie struck gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of the Klondike. News of the find spread quickly to other mining camps in the Yukon Valley and very soon the whole of Rabbit Creek, renamed Bonanza Creek, was staked out with claims. Richer sources of gold were then found in Eldorado Creek and claims quickly registered there too. The outside world, however, remained largely unaware of the news and it wasn’t until Spring 1897 when the “Portland”, docked in Seattle laden with gold that what became known as “the stampede” began. It is estimated that between 1896 and 1899 100,000 prospectors began making their way to the Klondike of whom 30,000 arrived.
Many of these prospectors travelled via Skagway where they were required to buy one year’s worth of equipment and supplies which then had to be transported over mountains to the lakes and from there down the Yukon River to the gold fields. Queues formed to join the mountain trails each man trudging hundreds of miles back and forth moving their gear from cache to cache. Once at the lakes they built boats to float their equipment down river to Dawson City and the Klondike. Sadly, after all their efforts to reach the Klondike, many thousands started for home within months - penniless. Although mining continued in the Klondike the “stampede” was over almost as quickly as it had begun and while some became wealthy the majority journeyed in vain.
Next Meeting: April 4th at 2.30pm in the Village Hall when we will be “Tracing Paper Skeletons” with Marion Armstrong.
NB. May 2nd. Outing to Matlock Bath. £12.00 per person.
Village Hall refurbishment - launch date
A campaign has commenced to raise funds for a major refurbishment of parts of the village hall. Your help is required. 24th March from 10am - all welcome
A campaign has commenced to raise funds for a major refurbishment of the Lobby, Toilets and Kitchen areas in the village
hall. Donations have already been received from a number of local organisations, for which we are very grateful.
However a substantial amount of money is still required before we can commence work. A small team comprising members of
the Parish Council, assisted by the Chairman of the Village Hall Committee, will be exploring funding opportunities and
any funding ideas will be welcome. Alternatively, if anyone has skills they feel they may be able to offer to the
project, we would be pleased to hear from you. One idea already proposed is the sale of a limited number of bricks
inscribed with the names of individuals and organisations who are willing to offer a donation.
All funds raised will be lodged in a separate account to be used solely for the refurbishment project.
Plans and representational images have been drawn up to show the improvements we wish to make and these plans will be on display in the Lobby of the Village Hall from Saturday 24th. March, when they will be “launched” between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Everyone will be welcome and refreshments will be provided. In the meantime, if anyone would like to discuss the project with us, please contact one of the members of the team:
Mary Gair 01543 473544
Steve Browne 01543 472931
Charles Cole 01543 472423
Jan Higgins 07912 855626
Julie Bamber 01543 473339
Village news from Helen Price - 15/3/18
As sent to the Mercury
Bowling Club Whist Drive
Whist drive takes place on Tuesday 20th March in the Village Hall, 1.30 for a prompt start at 2.00 pm. All are very welcome.
Kings Bromley Gardening Guild
Our speaker for February unfortunately had to cancel, so Allan Howard stepped into the breach to give his talk planned for the August meeting on 'Serendipity in the Garden'. Serendipity was voted the nation's favourite word and could be defined as 'Happy accidents'; in the garden, Allan defined it as plants which appear without being specifically planted by the gardener.
Allan showed pictures of many examples of flowers which can appear in the garden, such as different varieties of poppy, honesty, foxgloves, aquilegia, teasel, cornflower and of course the well-named forget-me-nots. He wanted to encourage gardeners to be more tolerant of serendipitous plants, as they are often very good for wildlife. There was discussion at the end of the talk on the problems of plants which become too widespread, such as Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, buddleia and Rosebay Willow herb.
The next meeting of the Gardening Guild to be held on 19th March will be the AGM, with wine and cheese, followed by tips for preparing the lawn in spring and a light-hearted gardening quiz.
Village news from Helen Price - 8/3/18
As sent to The Mercury
Kings Bromley Open Gardens, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th 2018
If anyone from the village would like to open their garden this summer to raise funds for much needed village causes, please contact Alison and Allan Howard on 01543 472720. We will be meeting at 36 Alrewas Road on Tuesday 13th March at 8.00 pm to discuss plans.
Kings Bromley Historians
The Lichfield to Hatherton Canal
1954 could have gone down in history as marking the closure of the Lichfield Canal (opened in 1794) and Hatherton Canal (1841). That it didn’t has been the result of the continuing innovative and ingenious work of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT).
The double-hander presentation by Bob Williams (Director - Finance) and Peter Buck (Director - Engineering), showed how much work has already been completed. "There are still major projects to undertake. Our latest appeal ‘Tunnel Vision’ has a target of £1million. It’s another 'Suchet Appeal' and will see the Lichfield Canal run under major crossings, like the new Southern Bypass on the A461 and the railway”.
Restoration of the Lichfield Canal began 20 years ago, combining work by volunteers and by contractors for the more difficult sections under roads and railway lines. Importantly, the two canals are at the centre of what leading canal engineer, James Brindley, called the centre of The Cross linking the four main estuaries of the country - Liverpool, Hull, London and Bristol.
Like the original navvies, the Charity continues to show real grit and determination assisted by all its volunteers, and donors to re-establish what in its heyday was a commercial success. Huge amounts of coal from the Cannock Coal Mines were transported. A single slide during the presentation amply illustrated the significance of this one cargo.
The Charity's aims of reclaiming derelict land, job creation and economic regeneration, recreating a living waterway for leisure and wildlife, and promoting tourism have remained its core values. "Donors make a real contribution to restoring our canals by helping to fund these major, essential tunnels". Significant progress has already been made by the charity's volunteers, in completing the rebuilding and renovation of many of the derelict or destroyed sections of the two canals.
Major fund-raising spearheaded by actor and canal champion David Suchet CBE, Vice President of LHCRT, has enabled the completion of major construction works enabling the 'new' canals to be reconstructed. Already new sections are passing under and over major obstacles that cut through and destroyed the original routes
The latest restoration works now include a Heritage Tow Path Trail with sections already opened and attracting increasing numbers of visitors.
More information on the work of the Trust can be found at lhcrt.co.uk and @LHCRT
This evenings HS2 drop-in surgery cancelled
The drop-in surgery scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to the bad weather and will be re arranged for April.
Village news from Helen Price - 1/3/18
As sent to The Mercury
Card sale, Saturday 10th March
The card sale on Saturday 10th March in the Village Hall from 10.30 am until 12 noon will be raising funds for the church. The usual cards will be on sale plus Easter cards, wrapping paper, notelets, serviettes, gift bags and much more. All excellent quality at bargain prices!
Come along and have a chat over a free cup of coffee or tea and biscuits - everyone is welcome.
Mothering Sunday Service
A family service will be held at 10.45 am on Sunday 11th March at All Saints Church, Kings Bromley.
Bowling Club Whist Drive
Whist drive takes place on Tuesday 6th March in the Village Hall, 1.30 for a prompt start at 2.00 pm. All are very welcome.
Kings Bromley Show, Saturday July 28, 2018
Celebrating Staffordshire is this year’s theme and plans are well underway to organise one of the best shows ever. There’ll be all the usual attractions in the form of a funfair, children’s entertainment, animals, trade stalls and craft fair. The competitive marquee provides an ideal opportunity to display your favourite Staffordshire landscape, capture that special beauty spot on camera, show off your family’s special Staffordshire oatcake recipe - the scope is endless!
There’s plenty of opportunity to get involved in the organization of the Show and lots of fun to be had in the process. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Kirsten Harber on 07766 316316. For further details see our website: www.kingsbromleyshow.co.uk
Recent criminal activity around the parish
Many will be aware of the break-in at the Co Op store.
Many will be aware of the recent break-ins at the local Co Op, public house and village hall. The parish council is concerned and will be discussing options at its next full parish council meeting on 14th March. We hope to have a member of the local policing team present.
HS2 Phase 2 Petition
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Click here Petition P2 (51.3 Kb)
Village news from Helen Price - 22/2/18
AS sent to The Mercury
Kings Bromley Parish Council - HS2 Phase 1 and 2 Meeting
On Thursday 1st March between 4.30 and 6.30 pm the HS2 Team will be at the Village Hall to provide residents with an update of any developments affecting Kings Bromley.
The Chair opened the meeting by welcoming two new members to the club and outlining the programme for the year.
The Treasurer then proposed, on behalf of the committee, that the Wednesday Club, as regular users of the village hall, make a donation towards the refurbishment fund. This was unanimously agreed. Members were informed of an event being held on March 24th from 10am – 1pm when plans for the refurbishment will be on display in the village hall. Tea and cakes will be available and the Village Harmony Choir will be performing. Members were also informed of a planned visit to the Garrick Theatre on May 9th to see “Avenue Q.”
Lin then welcomed our guest speaker, Kath Reynolds, who gave an amusing talk entitled “Goose Grease and Brown Paper” in which she described the many old-fashioned remedies used to cure all manner of ills in the days before the NHS. The talk was illustrated with a display of weird and wonderful lotions, potions and pills. Some of the more unusual remedies included placing onion in the ear to cure earache; soaking the feet in a chamber pot to ease chilblains; tying a sweaty sock around the neck to soothe a sore throat; swallowing an onion and brown sugar linctus for a chesty cough; rubbing pipe tobacco on to an aching tooth and treating boils with carbolic soap and sugar!
Of the late 19thC, early 20thC manufactured remedies one in particular stood out - Dr William’s Pink Pills for Pale People. A product so versatile it was able to ease a range of maladies from a fear of going out to chronic headaches - from pale and sallow complexions to St Vitus Dance – from palpitations to rheumatism! In fact, “all forms of weakness in male and female.”
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday March 7th at 2.30pm in the Village Hall when Colin Bagshaw will be talking about the Alaskan Goldrush.
Kings Bromley WI
The ladies of the WI celebrated with a post Christmas meal at the Royal Oak and enjoyed a lovely three course meal with good company. We had a fantastic time and would like to thank the Oak's staff for making it an enjoyable evening .
Our February meeting was held in the Village Hall; we had a lovely talk on Shugborough Hall from our speaker Judy Hubble. Judy worked at Shugborough Hall for over 7 years until she was made redundant and then volunteered at the museum. She would give talks about the Hall’s history and the life and times of Lord Lichfield plus talks about the lives of the servants called " A Servant’s Lot".
We learnt all about the Hall from medieval times, with the building of the Essex bridge and how the Hall wasn't originally on its present site but probably where the Chinese house is today. .Judy was able to give us a tour of the estate using slides , and her talk ended with the 2nd Earl of Lichfield, Thomas George Anson and his 13 children. He was left with debts of over £600,000 by his father and was determined to pay back all the money, which he was able to achieve before his death.
We closed our meeting with the traditional social time, however we didn't find our raffle winner!
We have booked to see the musical "The Girls " by Gary Barlow in Stoke on Trent on 15th November and will be taking a coach. Could members please give your names if interested ASAP. We also have a trip planned in the summer to either Liverpool, David Austin roses or Powis Castle, so lots to look forward to.
Our next meeting will be our AGM together with Cheese and Wine on 1st March.
The Parish Council have purchased the phone box
The Parish Council have purchased the phone box opposite the War Memorial and it is the intention to convert it into a small village library run by the Royal Oak Book Club. The box has been steam cleaned and all the ivy cleared from it. The next step is to seal the window units and villager Kevin Masefield of JMI Windows has kindly offered to do this for us. Following this the box will need to be sanded down and repainted and fitted with appropriate shelving and a small notice board. Again a local carpenter has offered to do the work for free and floor tiles have been also offered. Any offers of help with the sanding and painting will be appreciated: please contact Nigel Lee on 01543 472935
Threat to your library service
Your library service is now under threat.
To make your concerns known please complete this survey by 1st April 2018
Open Gardens 2018
This year we are having Open Gardens on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th
This year we are having Open Gardens on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June. If you would like to open your garden this
year please get in touch with Allan & Alison Howard on 472720. There will be a meeting of all openers at 36 Alrewas Road
on Tuesday 13th March at 8pm. The Open Gardens is an opportunity to meet other villagers, to showcase the village and to
make a bit of money for a good cause. The event has so far raised £4000 for the Village Hall Renovation
Village news from Helen Price - 8/2/18
As sent to the Mercury
Coffee morning, Saturday 17th February
A coffee morning will be held at the Village Hall from 10.30 am until 12 noon to raise Church funds.
There will be raffle, tombola, cake and produce stalls. We would welcome donations for the raffle and tombola of good quality items, including bottles of wine etc. and also cakes and produce for that stall. Please deliver raffle prizes and produce to Gill and Glen Wright at ‘Chaparral’, Yoxall Road. If possible please bring cakes to the Village Hall on the Saturday morning. Thank you.
Kings Bromley Gardening Guild
Gardening Guild members and guests enjoyed a fascinating talk by Danny Wells on 'Joseph Paxton' at the January meeting. It covered both gardening and historical aspects of the work of Paxton, called the "Busiest man in England" by Charles Dickens - and he certainly lived up to this title. Aged 23 years old in 1826, Paxton came to work as a gardener for the sixth Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth. He built an enormous Palm House which was much admired by Queen Victorian and the Duke of Wellington when they visited Chatsworth in 1843. In 1844, the world's highest fountain, the Emperor's Fountain, was built for the visit of the Emperor of Russia. Paxton became involved in house-building, public parks, railways and a national newspaper, but he is probably best known for building "The Crystal Palace" for the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. He received a Knighthood and later became a Liberal MP for Coventry. The "man of genius" died in 1865 and was buried near the Duke of Devonshire. This was an excellent talk, full of interesting information on a very busy man!
Our next meeting is on 19th February, when there will be a change in the programme and Allan Howard will be talking on "Serendipity in the Garden".
Community Speed Watch
Latest news sheet from Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership
Click here for newsletter CSW news - Feb18 (546.8 Kb)
Village news from Helen Price - 1/2/18
As sent to the Mercury
Bowling Club Whist Drive
Whist drive takes place on Tuesday 6th February in the Village Hall, 1.30 for a prompt start at 2.00 pm. All are welcome
Tweenies Parent and Toddler Group
The group runs on a Thursday morning in the village hall from 9.30 till 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 50p for the raffle. Contact Kerry Helliwell on 07875 367379
A coffee morning will be held on Saturday 17th February in the Village Hall from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon to raise church funds. There will be a Raffle, Tombola and Cake and Produce stalls. We would welcome donations for the raffle and tombola of good quality items, including bottles of wine etc. and also cakes and produce for that stall.
Please deliver raffle prizes and produce to Gill and Glen Wright at ‘Chaparral’, Yoxall Road. If possible, please bring cakes to the Village Hall on the Saturday morning. Thank you.
Kings Bromley Historians
During the years following the Roman occupation the population consisted of many tribes including Saxons, Angles, Jutes and Frisians. They all spoke with different dialects but eventually the language evolved into what we now call “Old English” which was unintelligible to all.
These early Anglo-Saxon settlements were mostly known by their geographical characteristics which were timeless. The most common place names were taken from the four compass points, e.g. Sutton, Weston, Norton, Easton and their derivatives.
Anthony Poulton-Smith gave us all this fascinating information (and lots more besides) at our January meeting – a very enjoyable evening!
Our next meeting on February 23rd is a talk on the History and Restoration of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal, starting at 8.00 pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.
Highways England update
Road works report
Latest report is here HE update re A38 road works (104.3 Kb)
Kings Bromley Historians - News
New web site
New Web Site: The Historians have a new website - http://kbhistorians.btck.co.uk or Google it. This will soon have a comprehensive catalogue of everything we have in the archive both digital and physical (documents, photos and maps). We thank Ian Martin for setting up the previous site and maintaining it free of charge for many years. Not many months go by without us getting enquiries from people all over the world who have a family connection with Kings Bromley and seek information.
What's in Your Loft? We have recently received a set of documents found in a villager's loft, which is of historical importance. These will now be stored away safely in the Archive in the Village Hall. If anyone has anything that they think may be of interest to the Historians, please get in contact our archivist Lynne O'Dea or go through the website 'contact us' page.
Decorating the Lottery Room. You may have noticed that there is a set of new pictures on the wall of the upper room in the Village Hall. These were donated to the Historians, and, with the agreement of the Village Hall Committee, have been securely attached to the wall by Roger & Val Price.
Allan Howard, Leader, Kings Bromley Historians
HS2 Drop-in Surgery
HS2 Ltd will be holding several drop-in surgeries with the phase 1 engagement team
These will be held locally at Fradley Village Hall on 22nd Feb 5pm to 7pm
Kings Bromley Village Hall on 1st March 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Armitage Village Hall on 29th March from 5pm to 7pm
Village news from Helen Price - 25/1/18
AS sent to the Mercury
Kings Bromley Historians, Friday 26th January
The first meeting of the year will be at 8.00 pm on Friday 26th in the Village Hall, when Anthony Poulton Smith will talk about the History of Place Names. Visitors are always welcome.
Village Hall Refurbishment Fund
This week the fund was boosted with a generous donation of £10,000 from the Kings Bromley Show Society. Judith Berry, President of the Society, presented the cheque to the PC (Village Hall) Working Group members Mary Gair, Steve Browne, Charles Cole and Jan Higgins at the Parish Council meeting this week. Plans showing the refurbishment proposals were on display and include new male and female toilets, disabled toilet, kitchen and storage facility.
The donation was a welcome addition to the fund that still has some way to go to meet its initial target of £50,000.
Village news from Helen Price - 18/1/18
As sent to the Mercury
Kings Bromley WI January Meeting
The WI has an incredible history of campaigning for some very worthwhile causes especially around the environment. We initiated the Keep Britain Tidy campaign in the 1970’s. Last year members voted for a resolution regarding “plastic soup”, asking the government to spend more time and resource on research into more environmentally friendly alternatives to the plastic microfibres found in our oceans. These microfibres are toxic and mutating marine life.
Our speaker this month was Helen Leve, a local lady who has recently qualified as a nutritional and life style therapist. Helen has a true passion for her profession and not only feels ‘we are what we eat’ but has researched how the chemicals that we use in our homes can have a deadly effect on our health. We haven’t been using chemicals for cleaning our homes for a very long time, really only since World War 2, when it was believed that ALL germs were bad for us and when a great profitable industry was formed. In many cases the chemicals in the products that we buy actually mutate the bacteria making it more dangerous, less effective and in some cases the chemicals are potentially carcinogenic.
Helen gave us some great ideas for alternatives to clean our homes using only natural products like baking soda, lemon juice, olive oil, tea tree oil to name a few. Gradually over time you can switch to the natural products and will find that your home smells fresher and looks brighter, giving us a happier healthy home.
We ended our first meeting of the year with some social time and reminded our ladies that we have a meal at the Royal Oak on 18th January. Our next meeting will be on the 1st February when we shall hear all about Shugborough Hall from Judy Hubble .
Kings Bromley Wednesday Club.
Our first meeting of the New Year was a “Pot Luck” Afternoon Tea and Quiz. After welcoming everyone our new Chair, Lin, commented on the success of our Christmas lunch held on December 13th at the Royal Oak. Forty-four members attended and feedback had been very positive. (The Bailey’s Crème Brulee is to be highly recommended!) Our thanks to Gillian and the team for all their hard work.
The “Pot Luck” tea and quiz then got underway – the latter certainly providing food for thought! Three teams of eight competed against each other answering questions as diverse as naming the longest river in Africa; identifying the city of “dreaming spires” and naming the metal which is liquid at room temperature. Congratulations to the winning team who answered every question correctly and our thanks to Pauline for, once again, organizing the quiz.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 7th February at 2.30pm in the Village Hall when there will be a talk entitled “Goose Grease and Brown Paper!” New members always welcome.
Bowling Club Whist Drive
The whist drive will take place on Tuesday 23rd January at the Village Hall, 1.30 for a prompt 2.00 pm start. Please feel free to join us.
Parish Precept 2018/19
The parish precept will have to increase.
From what has been in the press lately parishioners will know that local services are coming under even more financial
pressure. Grants from central Government to the first and second tier local councils are being cut or halted completely.
The County Council is struggling to meets its obligations in the care sector and this means even less funding for
services such as highways. The District Council is also under similar pressures and have from this year stopped paying
grants to Parishes.
Many of the services that were provided by these top tier authorities are now being 'offered' to Parish Council's, for example highway grass cutting or footpath maintenance.
In order for the parish to meet these additional challenges and to make up for last year's underclaim, your parish Councillors, at a recent parish meeting, made a decision to increase the parish precept element of the council tax by 25% on a Band D property. This in effect means that anyone who's property is classed as Band D will pay an additional £5.72 in 2018/19. Higher banded properties will pay more.
This bid will, if approved by the District Council, generate a parish precept of £15,663.
If any residents wish to know how their parish precept is spent then the information can be found on this web site under Parish Council - Transparency or contact Ian Colclough the Parish Clerk.
Allan Howard - Parish Council Chairman.
Speed Watch initiative
The Parish Council is constantly pressing Staffordshire County Council over traffic issues as they affect the parish and
in particular Kings Bromley centre. Speeding traffic is one of the major concerns and the council is looking at options
to reduce speeds in a cost effective manner. (See minutes of recent parish council meetings to see all the options being
pursued). Some residents will recall that an initiative know as 'Speed Watch' was used sometime ago. This was dependent
upon local volunteers using speed guns issued by the Safer Roads Partnership in conjunction with Staffordshire Police.
The parish council is now keen to re start this programme and is looking for volunteers to come forward. It is usual to
have a pool of around 7/8 people that can give up their time at varies times during the week. Full training in the use
of the equipment will be given. Motorists who are recorded as breaking the speed limits will have their number plates
noted and this data is passed to the police for processing with serious offenders receiving warnings. It may be worth
noting that records across the country indicate that in a high percentage of cases those found to be speeding reside in
the local area.
If you are interested in joining this initiative please contact the clerk in the first instance.
A38 road works and how it may affect the village
See document below from Highways England
Highways England update re roadworks on A38 (110.7 Kb)
County Councillor Martyn Tittley
County Councillor Martyn Tittley shown beside the recently produced plan of the proposed internal layout of the village
hall lobby, kitchen and toilets.
Cllr. Tittley kindly donated £1,200 towards the cost of preparing and checking of the drawings.
To date over £17,000 has already been pledged to the refurbishment fund.
More pictures of donors will follow shortly.
If you wish to get involved in the first instance please contact the Parish Clerk.
Village news from Helen Price - 11/1/18
As sent to the Mercury
Happy New Year to all residents of Kings Bromley and surrounding villages!
Bowls Club Whist Drives
Commence in the New Year on Tuesday 9th January at the Village Hall, 1.30 pm for a prompt start at 2.00 pm. They will continue fortnightly until the Bowls Season commences.
Kings Bromley Gardening Guild
Commences Monday 15th January, 7.45 pm at the Village Hall. Danny Wells will be talking about Joseph Paxton, gardener and engineer plus designer of the Crystal Palace. All are welcome.