Elford Village

Village News

Village Bus service

Staffordshire County Council has now withdrawn the 82 bus service. They are currently tendering for a reduced service to serve Elford and other local villages, but this process may take around two months. In the meantime Elford Parish Council and Edingale Parish Council have arranged the following twice a week service to Tamworth with Solus:

Leaves Elford Social Club at 9.30 (stopping at other former stops) to Tamworth at 9.45

Returns from Tamworth Corporation Street at 1.15, to Elford at 13.30.

Sorry no wheelchair access.

This is a private hire service funded by Elford and Edingale Parish Councils. If a volunteer is willing to collect donations of £3 and to forward these to a Councillor these will be used to keep the service going for longer.

This service wil be extended to Harlaston on a 3 month trial basis from October 23rd but may be curtailed if not well enough used by Harlaston residents.

New handyman

The Parish Council have appointed a new handyman to help keep the playground and other areas of the village tidy.

He is Alan Robey and if you see Alan at work please say hello!

Hall Garden

The latest Hall Garden newsletter is now available on their website www.elfordhallgarden.org

 

Latest events news

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Future of the bus service

Staffordshire County Council have announced that the 82 bus service will be cancelled from the end of March. They are looking for alternative funding and it is hoped that an operator will tender to run a reduced service which serves Elford. It is expected that this process will take at least two months.

In the meantime the Parish Council is hoping to introduce temporary measures to cover this period and to assist local people to reach essential services. Details will follow shortly when arrangements have been made.

 

Scarecrow Festival takes a break

The Scarecrow Festival will take a break in 2018 to give the organisers and scarecrow makers a well earned rest.

The scarecrows have promised to be back in 2019!

For the latest and up-to-date information about the annual Scarecrow Festival please visit the Scarecrow Festival website at http://elfordscarecrowfestival.uk/

 

Planning application for land off the Shrubbery

To read details of application 17/01379/OUTM for outline development of land off The Shrubbery, for up to 25 houses with access, please see the planning section of Lichfield District Council's website and enter the reference number. Please send your comments by 1st November on the website, by email neighbour.responses@lichfielddc.gov.uk or by post.

Dog bin relocated

The dog waste bin near the Church has now been moved to near the entrance to the Walled Garden.

Audit 2017

This year's audit has concluded with no issues of concern.

The paperwork can be viewed in the Parish Council finances section of this website.