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Elford - Awoingt Twinning Celebrations

 

ELFORD – AWOINGT TWINNING CELEBRATIONS

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 & SUNDAY AUGUST 26

For details please read here

Councillor Vacancy 2018

Our newest member of the Parish Council is Ian Hidderley, of Elford Lowe Farm.

We are sure he will make a valuable contribution to our meetings!

 

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Staffordshire County Council has now withdrawn the 82 bus service.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.

Post Office closure

As customers may already know, the Post Office service at the Village Hall, (for which the Parish Council pays the rent to keep this service in the village) is currently closed. The Post Office are trying to find someone to run this facility and will keep us informed.

Please see this letter for information

Planning Application for Land at the Shrubbery

The outline planning application for up to 25 houses on land previously used as a field with access on to The Shrubbery was heard at Lichfield District Council's Planning Committee on Monday 12th March and was approved. The next stage is expected be a detailed application, showing the types and position of housing, and details of the open space and conditions.

 

Twinning ceremony

Twinning with Awoingt, France

On June 24th the twinning agreement was signed by representatives of Elford and Awoingt. Cllr Phil Turley signed the agreement on behalf of Elford Parish Council, and the Mayor, M. Lechowicz, on behalf of Awoingt.  Visitors from Awoingt were welcomed to Elford on the weekend of 25th August, when a reciprocal signing ceremony and various social events took place.

Elford Parish Council look forward to many years of this association.

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!

Neighbourhood Plan Submission

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been examined by a Planning inspector. His report is available on the Neighbourhood Plan page.  Lichfield District Council will make the required amendments in order for the Plan to go forward to Referendum.

For further details and documents please see www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/elfordnp.

 

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