The A521 Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge, near Stoke-on-Trent, will be closed both sides of the level crossing from Sunday 8th April 2018 for approximately a week while emergency gas works take place. Engineers will be tracing and repairing a gas leak near the level crossing. A diversion route will be in place via the B5029 Grindley Lane, A50 Uttoxeter Road, A521 Uttoxeter Road.
Access will be maintained to homes and businesses within the road closure and to Caverswall Road. Pedestrian access will be maintained to Blythe Bridge Station and every effort will be made to maintain access to the station car park for vehicles. The work is expected to take a week but we will make every effort to finish it as soon as possible. Businesses will be open as usual in the village and train services will not be affected. We will keep people updated
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Your village needs you!
The Parish Council are entering the Best Kept Village Competition and need volunteers to litter pick and generally tidy up.
Please come along to the Parish Council meeting on 19th February to learn more.
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF FORSBROOK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.
If by 23 October, 2017 (14 days excluding Dies Non, after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 27 December, 2017.
Dated 3 October, 2017
Simon W Baker
Leek Town Community Sports Football Coaches will be holding free football sessions for young people aged between 8 & 18.
Two coaches will be present at each session who are fully CRB checked.
Sessions will be 7pm until 8pm commencing 24th July 2017 to 1st September 2017 in the locations shown below:
Monday: Brown Edge – Playing Fields
Tuesday: Leek – Ball Haye Recreation Ground
Wednesday: Blythe Bridge – Recreation Ground
Thursday: Biddulph – Church Road Playing Fields
Friday: Cheadle – Churchill Road Playing Fields
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At Foxfield Railway on Saturday 1st July 2017
This event is now in its 2nd year and the idea behind it is to raise both funds & awareness for all local charities and for the whole community from the young to the elderly and families. There are more and more groups, clubs and established organisations who need your help in maintaining their roles in the ever expanding voluntary sector. These groups, all locally based, will both be at the event to raise funds directly and / or may benefit from any surplus generated from this event.
Please find below links to the details of the latest Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for your information for Stallington Road, Blythe Bridge.
Local Government Act 1972
Notice of Annual Parish meeting for ALL Forsbrook Parish Electors.
NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN THAT –
The Annual Assembly of the Parish Meeting for Forsbrook Parish will be held at Blythe Bridge Village Hall on May 15 2017 at 6.30pm
The business to be transacted at the meeting will be as follows:-
- Minutes from the last Annual Meeting 16 May 2016
- Chairman’s Annual report.
- Open Forum
Attracting young children to tennis is of high priority for, coaching firm, SMASH Tennis UK. The team of Craig Leese and Jack Redfern are mid-way through a free six-week coaching programme launched by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) aptly named, Tennis for Kids.
Annual Parish Meeting on May 15th 6.30pm at Blythe Bridge Village Hall
Award-winning Arletty Theatre returns with Quilter and the Ghost, after the wonderful responses to their Arts Council funded musical play, Swan Canaries (Best Theatre Production, Buxton Fringe 2014).
Quilter is losing her home, to make way for a luxury golf course. Tonight, she must save the stories she has collected for decades, by stitching them into a ‘Patchwork Quilt of Lives’. But there are protesters hiding in the rose garden, a mysterious stranger lurks in the study, and the police will be here at dawn: her precious memories could end up in a skip…
Please read the letter below which has been sent to parents regarding the forthcoming work. I am happy to speak to any of the residents to ensure that the parish are not affected too much by the works carried out. Work will commence on Friday 17th February, there will be intrusive work on the school grounds over half term so residents may hear a bit of drilling noise, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Staffordshire County Council is hosting a Candidate Open Day for those of you thinking of standing for election to the County Council in May 2017.
The event will be held on Tuesday 28 March 2017 in County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford ST12 9BQ.
STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
A521 UTTOXETER ROAD, BLYTHE BRIDGE
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council intend not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of A521 Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge so much as passes over and is in the immediate vicinity of the Level Crossing for a distance of approximately 20 metres either side unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works.
The Rotary Club of Blythe Bridge and District would like to say a very big thank you to all the members of the public who supported the Christmas collection at Meir Heath and Longton Tesco. Also those who supported the street collection with Santa in his electric sleigh.
President Sue said “she was so delighted with support the Rotary Club of Blythe Bridge & District receives each year from local residents which in turn enables support for local charities and project though out the year.”
Rotarian Lynne Deavin
On Friday 13th January 2017, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s headquarters, The Wolseley Centre will be holding their monthly Coffee Morning.
All Welcome. Admission is £1.00 includes first hot drink free.
REMEMBRANCE PARADE AND SERVICE – PARISH CHURCH OF ST. PETER’S, BLYTHE BRIDGE. Sunday 13 November 2016
Fires involving faulty electrical equipment have sparked a Service-wide safety campaign that will run throughout November.
Blythe Bridge library open day to showcase services and reveal new name.
People are being invited to a celebration event to showcase the services and activities available at Blythe Bridge library on Saturday 8 October.
Restrictions Plan – Area covered by the 7.5t weight limit
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984
STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
(STALLINGTON ROAD, STALLINGTON AND BROOMS LANE, FULFORD DALE AND FULFORD LANE, FULFORD)
(PROHIBITION OF HEAVY COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
OVER 7.5 TONNES GROSS)
1. Staffordshire County Council propose to make a Traffic Order under Sections 1(1), 2(4) and 3(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1984, which will prohibit the use by any heavy commercial vehicle exceeding a maximum gross metric operating weight of 7.5 tonnes on the following roads:-
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (As Amended)
Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC
NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council intend, not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of so much as passes over and is in the immediate vicinity of the level crossing for a distance of approximately 20 metres either side unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works.