Next Parish Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for Wednesday 19th August at The Community Church on Main Street at 7pm. Social distancing measures will be enforced with hand sanitizing at the door and face coverings obligatory. The meeting will concentrate on the approval of the Parish Accounts 2019-2020 by the full council. The meeting will conclude at the latest by 8.30pm.
Housing Development on Fivelands Allotments Approved by ESBC Planning
The application by Midland Heart / Tricas builders to construct 64 dwellings on the major part of the Fivelands Allotments site has been given the go ahead by ESBC Planning.
This full application which was the subject of many considered objections from your Parish Council and local residents, and also further representation by the Chair of the Parish Council at the ESBC meeting, was voted through by majority vote of the ESBC Planning Committee virtually unchanged. The two Stapenhill Ward councillors on the Planning Committee made their displeasure known by voting one objection and one abstention.
Details of the Parish Council's numerous objections and the ESBC Planning Report can be downloaded from the Planning sub-section of the News area of this website. The Parish Council's two sets of objection documents to ESBC Planning can also be inspected and read in the Parish Council's Notice Boards.
Food Bank & Food Parcels
Unfortunately during this crisis, 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 YMCA Reconnect Centre adjacent to the ASDA roundabout in Burton. This facility is open to all in need, and can be contacted by phone. If you need help with a food parcel you can phone 01283-547211 or go down to the YMCA Reconnect Centre, James Court, James Street, adjacent to the ASDA roundabout between 9am - 7pm daily.
Residents who are able to donate food items for this valuable service to the community should contact the YMCA Reconnect Centre on 0123-547211 or visit the YMCA web page htpps://www.burtonymca.org for further details.
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 www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable.
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.
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Next Parish Council Meeting
For the date of the next Parish Council Meeting please see 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