Elford Village

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Help required

Calling all Elford people -

The Parish Council have taken over the former phone kiosk in Church Road. if you would like to help with the upkeep or have a good idea for its use, please contact us on clerk@elfordpc.co.uk or 01827 50230.

We are also considering an 'adopt a pot scheme'; some residents already plant up and water the flower tubs near their property,  if you would like to make your part of Elford look even better, please let us know if you wish to help.

Anyone wishing to be added to the rota of those who inspect the play equipment to check it is safe for the children to use, please get in touch. It will only take a few minutes 2 or 3 times a year.

St Peter's update

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Dog Owners

Please will all local dog owners please show more consideration to the children and other residents by clearing up after their dogs. There is currently dog waste on the field which the owners should have removed to stop others from treading in it. There is a bin for your dog's waste so please use it!

Anyone who is aware of the times that this is happening please report it to Environmental Health at Lichfield District Council so action can be taken.

Many thanks to those dog owners who have behaved responsibly!

Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire

Thank you to all who have completed the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire. There was an excellent response from residents and these have been forwarded to our consultants for analysis.

To find our Neighbourhood Plan page look at the Village Information tab above and scroll down to Neighbourhood Plan at the bottom. On that page you can read information about the plan, and there are copies of reports based on research done by our consultants so far.

A steering group formed of local residents has held several meetings to develop policies, and these ideas will be shared with residents so that further comments can be made.

Further information on the progress of the plan will be posted in due course.

Howard Primary School

Howard Primary School is about to enter a new and exciting phase in its History. The chance of joining forces with St Mary’s Primary and Richard Cross Primary is now a certainty with the offer from Government for the three schools to coming together as a Multi Academy.
 
This is great news for our Primary school for three main reasons
 
We secure the support and skills of the Management Team headed by Paul Lovern
We pool recourses to make the running of the school far more efficient
We obtain increased funding form Government to further develop the School amenities and services
 
Howard Primary is already seeing vastly improved pupil results and discipline and a new out of school "before and after" club has been started to support parents and carers.
With only 51 pupils attending and September intake low we do need to ask and encourage everyone in the village to consider or indeed re-consider sending your children to Howard.
 
It is positive and exciting times at Howard Primary School and Elford Parish Council fully support the work of Mr Lovern and the team.