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Blithfield Platinum Jubilee Celebration

 

Blithfield Parish Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

On the evening of Thursday 2 June 2022, around 160 members of the Parish, their friends and family gathered together, to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign.  A fantastic achievement for the Queen who has served this country tirelessly over so many years and something to really celebrate!  And we did …..

We celebrated in style at Admaston village hall, which was extended with a marquee in front. The village hall had been decorated with bunting and some tables had been imaginatively decorated for the evening by their occupants.  We all felt in the spirit.

We enjoyed a delicious hogroast, during which we all chatted happily, in some cases meeting other members of the Parish for the first time, followed by Platinum Jubilee decorated cupcakes.  Following the food, we were entertained, brilliantly, as ever by Lola Lamour.  Many people singing along to the well known tunes, in particular, Why, why, why Deliah, proved to be a favourite.

The evening came to an end all too soon, the beacon needed to be lit at 9.45pm along with thousands of them nationally.  We made our way up the path behind the village hall, to witness, Paul Riley (pictured) lighting the beacon.  We could see one or two others in the distance, along with some wonderful fireworks from the Stowe direction.

On the evening of Thursday 2 June 2022, around 160 members of the Parish, their friends and family gathered together, to celebrate the Queen’s 70 year reign.  A fantastic achievement for the Queen who has served this country tirelessly over so many years and something to really celebrate!  And we did …..

We celebrated in style at Admaston village hall, which was extended with a marquee in front. The village hall had been decorated with bunting and some tables had been imaginatively decorated for the evening by their occupants.  Everyone felt ready to celebrate!

We enjoyed a delicious hogroast, during which we chatted happily, in some cases meeting other members of the Parish for the first time, followed by Platinum Jubilee decorated cupcakes.  Following the food, we were entertained, brilliantly, as ever by Lola Lamour.  Many people singing along to the well known tunes, in particular, Why, why, why Deliah, proved to be a favourite.

The evening came to an end all too soon, the beacon needed to be lit at 9.45pm along with thousands of them nationally.  We made our way up the path behind the village hall, to witness, Paul Riley (pictured) lighting the beacon.  We could see one or two others in the distance, along with some wonderful fireworks from the Stowe direction.

 

 

WATCH YOU CHILD

All parents in the parish with children attending local schools. who are collected and brought home by taxi contractors, need to be vigilant.  Two children were approached by a bogus taxi driver last week but he was disturbed and drove off when the real driver arrived.  The incident has been reported to the police and local schools.

Blue Bag Collection

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Waste Savvy Staffordshire

Waste Savvy Staffs waste reduction project PRESS RELEASE 2022

Changes to Recycling

3529 – Changes to the Recycling Service

Get Involved In ‘The Big Outdoor Staffordshire Art Project’

Draw your favourite outdoor spot in Staffordshire and have your artwork feature in the Big Staffordshire Day Art Expo as part of Staffordshire Day.

The drawings will be blown up and placed across Staffordshire on lampposts, bus stops and other places across the county to celebrate our great outdoors.

Add your nameage and school to the back of each drawing so we can include this underneath the drawing as part of the Expo.

Deadline: 31st March 2022

Send in your artwork: You can drop your artwork off at your local library and they will send it in for you, or you can send your item by post or email.

Post Communications Team, 4th Floor, Staffordshire Place 1, Stafford, Tipping Street, ST16 2DH
Email communications@staffordshire.gov.uk

Poster below

The Big Outdoor Staffordshire Art Project

Garden Waste – Service resumes from 3rd February 2022

Dear Residents

East Staffordshire Borough Council provided the following press release on Wednesday 2nd February 2022

Resumption of garden waste brown bin collections

East Staffordshire Borough Council is preparing to resume its garden waste collection service from Thursday 3rd February 2022. The service had to be temporarily suspended for a short period of time due to staff shortages, partly as a result of the pandemic, and to allow the Council to focus its resources on dry recycling and residual waste.

Councillor Ray Faulkner, Deputy Leader for Environment and Housing, said: “I am pleased to announce garden waste collections will recommence this week. The collection of garden waste is not a statutory service but unlike many councils, we continue to provide this service at no additional cost and recognise its importance to many of our residents. Therefore, households should present their brown bins on their usual collection day from Thursday 3rd February”.

Climate Action Fund from Staffordshire County Council

Dear Residents

Staffordshire County Council have provided the following information:

The Climate Action Fund  is still open for applications but will be closing on the 25th February 2022.

  • Climate change is one of Staffordshire County Council’s top priorities and we are committed to reaching net-zero by 2050 after declaring a climate change emergency in 2019.
  • This is the second round of the Climate Action Fund. The funding is for non-for-profit organisations to make sustainable changes.

About the fund

Every county councillor has £1,500 to award to projects in their area

Councillors can give up to £500 per project, but organisations can approach more than one councillor to receive up to £2,500.

The grant can be used to fund new projects that can:

  • Reduce carbon impact
  • Improve air quality
  • Reduce waste
  • Improve natural environment

Organisations who are eligible include charities, societies, voluntary and community groups, parish councils and schools.

Before submitting an application online, organisations should first speak with their county councillor.
Funding is given on a first come, first served basis.

The closing date is 25th February 2022.

More info on the fund and what type of projects non-for-profit organisations can apply for can be found by visiting
https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/Climate-change/Climate-Action-Fund.aspx

Garden Waste – suspension of service from 13th January 2022. Announcement from ESBC

Dear Residents

Garden Waste Collected Suspended

East Staffordshire Borough Council(ESBC) has taken the decision to suspend its garden waste collection service following a significant reduction in the availability of refuse workers predominately as a result of coronavirus.

Protecting the health and wellbeing of both the community and staff is its biggest priority and whilst the Council makes every effort to minimise disruption, the number of refuse workers unavailable is impacting the service in the short term.

As a result, the Council has taken a decision to suspend all brown bin (garden waste) collections from Thursday 13th January 2022. This will allow the refuse team to focus efforts and resources on blue bin (dry recycling) and grey bin (residual waste) collections.

The Council cannot rule out further reductions in the level of service, but at this stage, there is no impact on the frequency of collections or any change to the date of collections. Residents should continue to present their blue and grey bins on alternate weeks on their usual collection day.

The County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres remain open and will accept garden waste or please see more about home composting.

Cllr R Faulkner
Ward Member for Winshill
ESBC Cabinet Member for Environment and Housing

For further updates, please visit ESBC website – http://www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/bins-rubbish-recycling


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