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New 24/7 advice line to access hospice care


A new telephone line has been launched in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to make it easier for patients, relatives and health care professionals to access palliative and end of life care advice.

The new number is now live and is 0300 561 2900 and is supported by specialist clinicians.


Specialist palliative care services are provided across the area by four organisations: Douglas Macmillan Hospice in Stoke-on-Trent; Katharine House Hospice in Stafford; St Giles Hospice near Lichfield, and Compton Care in Wolverhampton. They currently have four different adviceline numbers which operate at different times of the day and night.


The new number will allow patients and healthcare professionals to obtain help and advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Moreton Brook Solar Farm Proposal


Proposed Moreton Brook Solar Farm

Community Consultation Events

Aura Power is working on a solar farm proposal on land to the south of
Newton. They are offering an online public consultation event as well as an
in-person public exhibition to present their plans to the wider community
and listen to feedback. Both events provide a platform to learn more about
the proposal and ask questions direct to the project team.

Details of these events can be found below:

Online event: Tuesday 24th October at 6pm
To register to attend the online event please visit:

In-person exhibition: Wednesday 25th October 4-7pm
Admaston Village Hall, School Lane, Admaston, WP15 3PE
No need to register, just turn up

The webinar will be recorded and the exhibition boards will also be made
available on the project website after the events have taken place.
If you would like to speak to the team either in person or over the phone,
please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below.

Moreton Brook Solar Farm – Community Flyer (1)

Moreton Brook Solar Farm – Parish Poster (1)

Concessionary Travel

Staffordshire County Council in partnership  with the Department of Transport are promoting Concessionary Bus Travel for older and disabled people who live in Staffordshire.

Sadly we have no buses stopping in the parish at present, but this information may be useful to you if you are travelling outside the parish.

However if you are interested to know more, please click on the link below

Concessionary Bus Travel

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CPRE’s Hedgerow Hero’s Project

CPRE Staffordshire, the countryside charity, has recently received funding from national CPRE’s Hedgerow Heroes project. We have ambitious plans to plant up to 4km of hedgerow around Staffordshire over the autumn and winter.

We are now on the look-out for suitable sites where we could organise volunteer planting events. If your parish council is aware of any land that might be suitable for hedge-planting, please do get in touch. Our funding would cover the cost of whips, tree guards, stakes, and tools. We would provide risk assessments and landowner partnership agreements and would be able to help with publicity and social media.

Further details can be found on the website


Sarah Burgess

Office & Publicity Manager

CPRE Staffordshire

2 Staffordshire Place


ST16 2DH

01785 278230

Registered Charity Number 219443


Lea Lane Road Closure

Lea Lane
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Staffordshire County Council being the highway authority responsible for the repair and
maintenance of Lea Lane in Newton are satisfied that it is necessary to close to all vehicular traffic that length of Lea Lane from
the junction of Newton Lane to the junction of Newbuildings Farm for a period of 21 days from the date of this Notice
because of the likelihood of danger to the public during repairs on leaking water main being undertaken by South Staffs Water.
Access will be available for pedestrians and for vehicles being used in connection with the works and for emergency services
vehicles or for vehicles requiring access to properties on the length of road which is closed.
An alternative route for traffic is available and will be signed on site.
13th July 2023 AND 23:59HOURS ON 19th July 2023.
The restriction may if necessary be extended for one further period of up to 21 days by the publication of a second Notice.
John Tradewell
Director of Corporate Services

The Coronation of King Charles III – Blithfield Parish Celebration

On the afternoon of Monday 8 May 2023, around 140 members of our parish along with their friends and families came together at Admaston village hall to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.

The hall and marquee were decorated with bunting and looked fantastic.

Unfortunately the weather was a little damp, so the children’s games we had planned to hold outside in a garden, on School Lane, were swiftly re-organised and held inside the hall, along side a very popular craft table and Best Crown competition.  There were some wonderful creations and the children all had a great time.

All the children of the parish have received Coronation mugs since the event..

Once the children’s activities were complete, the hall and the marquee, erected in front began to fill up.  Drinks and chat were enjoyed followed by a hog roast and beautiful homemade cupcakes decorated with Coronation motifs.

As the we finished eating, Lola Lamour started to sing, she worked hard to keep us entertained, in the marquee and the hall, and as always she did a wonderful job and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

The parish council would like to extend their thanks to the many people who helped make this event such a success.  In particular we are very grateful to Cawarden Brick and Tile Company for their support.

East Staffordshire Borough Council Bagots and Needwood Ward

East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) –   Bagots and Needwood Ward

ESBC councillors Bev Ashcroft, Vicki Gould and Jacqui Jones are very grateful for the support we received from our electorate on 4th May and will do our absolute best to represent all the residents of this new ward, Bagots and Needwood.

In this area it was a very positive result but obviously we are incredibly disappointed that the Conservatives group have lost control of the Borough Council.  This will make some aspects of our role much more difficult but we can do our best to help with planning or licensing issues, fly tipping, dog fouling, bin collection, open spaces and the other services provided by ESBC

Whether you live in Abbots Bromley, Barton under Needwood, Blithfield, Dunstall, Tatenhill and Rangemore, Wychnor or Yoxall (and all the areas in between) do not hesitate to contact us if we can help with anything at ESBC. Contact us to let us know what you think and what the local issues are for you in your area

Bev Ashcroft

Tel: 01283 712369Mobile: 07876 151860  Tel: 01283 712369

Vicki Gould

Mob: 07812729826

Jacqui Jones

Tel: 01283 711343   Mob: 07786384614


Police Report 04.05.2023

Blithfield – 04.05.2023 (1)

Defibrillator Training parish news briefing 23/2

Blithfield briefing 23/2

Defibrillator Training

Blithfield Parish Council and Admaston Village Hall Committee have arranged a free defibrillator training sessions on Friday, April 14 and if any parishioner wishes to attend they should send an expression of interest to council clerk Fiona Shipley at, with names, address, phone numbers and email address as soon as possible. It would also be helpful if applicants could state if they have any knowledge, no matter how limited, of defibrillators or have none.

There will be two trainers in attendance led by Abbots Bromley’s lead First Responder Rob Stevenson to whom the parish council and hall committee are very grateful for volunteering time and expertise.

The training will start at 7.30pm and each participant will be issued with an easy to follow paper guide, compiled in conjunction with the manufacturers, on completion of the training.

We have had two defibrillators in the parish for a number of years, one on the wall at Admaston Village Hall and the other in the old red telephone kiosk at the top of |Manor Lane in Newton. Both are checked regularly by our parish defibrillator co-ordinator Paul Riley.

Applications to participate will be treated on a first come first served basis and if we are oversubscribed we will try to arrange another session.

Next Parish Council meeting: The next meeting will be at Admaston Village Hall on Thursday, May18 at 7pm. All are welcome and if you have any matters to raise please contact a Parish Councillor or the Parish Council Clerk.

Local elections: There will be local elections, including for the parish council (depending on the number of candidates) on Thursday, May 4. All voters will have to produce photo ID to vote.

Coronation celebration: Please make a diary note of the parish celebrations of the coronation of King Charles 111 at Admaston Village Hall on Monday, May 8. Children’s sports and competitions, starting at 3pm will be followed by a hog roast and entertainment by Lola Lamour starting at 5.30pm. Further details of where to get your tickets will be circulated shortly.

Parish Council Contacts: Chairman: Cllr Peter Atkins, MBE, OStJ, , Vice Chairman: Cllr Anthony Vernon,     Cllr Phyllis Massey,  Cllr Stan Hulme,  Cllr Kevin Massey, Parish Council clerk Fiona Shipley,







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