Elford Village

Village News

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.

 

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.

Neighbourhood Plan update

Please click here for latest progress on the Neighbourhood Plan.

This will be of particular interest to residents concerned about a proposal to build 25 houses with access off The Shrubbery.

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.

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

We'd like to know what local people think about the following proposal!

A resident has offered to donate funds towards the purchase of some outdoor fitness equipment for adults to be located in the village.

Is this something you would use? If so, what sort of fitness equipment?

Where should it be installed?

Is there something else you think the village needs?

Are you happy for the Parish Council to arrange this and pay future maintenance costs?

Please send us your views by the end of June - either email clerk@elfordpc.co.uk, talk to one of the Councillors (Ed, Mike, Phil, Tim or Richard Smith), drop in a note to the PC post box, or respond on the Elford News Facebook page. We'd like to hear from our residents!

Scarecrow Festival

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

 

Annual Parish Meeting 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended or contributed to the Annual Parish Meeting on 16th May.

For details see below:

files/Minutes_and_reports_APM_16_5_17.pdf

Best Kept Village 2017 Result

We have been informed that Elford was awarded Highly Commended in this year's Best Kept Village competition.

Many thanks to all those who have helped with this!

To read the Judges commments click here

EA Briefing April

We have received the following briefing regarding AB Produce PLC which may be of interest to the community

files/A_B_Produce_Plc_briefing_-_April_17.pdf