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Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting is Wednesday 8th December 2022 at 6pm.  The venue for this meeting is the Community Church rooms at Number 1 Ferry Street, formerly the betting shop opposite the New Inn.


It is with great sadness that the Parish Council has learnt of the death of Stewart Godfrey, one of its most stalwart and long serving councillors.  His experience and good advice will be missed by all.



Food Bank & Food Parcels

The Parish Council does not administer a food bank in Stapenhill.  For residents in need of support with food parcels, the nearest food bank provision is:

The Community Church, which runs a Food Bank open to everyone without referral.

Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm at 63 Main Street, Stapenhill, Burton-on-Trent DE15 9AR

The Community Church will be giving away food to those who need it most. Do you need help? If you’re struggling for food, come along to 63 Main Street we will do whatever we can to help.

No need to book, just turn up with proof of your name and address and we will help in any way we can.

The Food Bank is run entirely by volunteers and exists to re-distribute food donated by individuals and businesses and to help those in need during these challenging times.

Contact Name: Sarah Ballard

Contact Position:  Administrator   Telephone  01283 545301

E-mail :

Website :  The Community Church Burton website


Additional support with small food parcels may be available by contacting Councillor Alison Legg on 07511-737913.

Also, if you think you fall into the clinically vulnerable category but haven't received a food package letter, the advice from the government is to contact your GP for further help. Before you do this, register on the government's website, if possible, to see if you qualify at

Police Warning - Coronavirus Scams

Staffordshire Police have issued a warning via the SPCA regarding Coronavirus Scams. The message reads:

We have been made aware of various scams "doing the rounds", regarding the current Coronavirus crisis. Examples such as:

  • A vaccine cure selling for £5000.
  • Bank notes in your bank account have traces of the virus, & need transferring to another account.

Please do not respond to any such messages!
Message Sent By: Patrick Wright (Police, PCSO, FM South West Stone, Eccleshall & Swynnerton) 

Burton Tree Project

Stapenhill Parish is part of the National Forest and yet is not overly endowed with tree cover.  Burton itself has a much lower density of tree cover than many other towns in England. In order to redress this deficit in the Burton area the ESBC has initiated a scheme, known as the Burton Tree Project, which seeks to improve the overall tree cover. This will have the potential to improve air quality, enhance biodiversity, reduce the impact of climate change and make our urban areas a more pleasant place to live.  Volunteers are required to help with planting young trees as part of the Tree Project.  For more information contact Paul Steed at the Greenhouse Centre, Stapenhill Road, Tel: 01283 508385.  

A photo of volunteers planting the young trees on Tuesday 25th February is available now in the News Section.

Parish Civic Award 2019

Councillors, after review of the nominations, have decided to present the 2019 Parish Civic Award to the Community Church on Main Street.  The date of the presentation will be announced shortly.

Short Street Cafe Poster

Trent and Dove Housing Association have issued a poster for the Residents Meetings at the Short Street Cafe.  See the News Section for details.


Next Parish Council Meeting

For the date of the next Parish Council Meeting please see the Latest News and the Parish Council Meetings Diary in the Parish Council section of the site. Members of the public and press are very welcome to attend.

Stapenhill village has its roots back in Roman times, and in Anglo-Saxon times was a large parish with a church. Today a church remains and the village has grown. At Stapenhill Parish Council we are committed to ensuring the well-being of the local community, making it a safe and enjoyable place to live in.

As a Parish Council we are actively involved in many areas of village life including:

  • Improving the village in consultation with residents and the planning authority
  • Providing play areas for children
  • Supporting local community groups
  • Partnering with the police to safeguard the village from crime