Below you will find images from around the village of some the wonderful tributes to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Please take some time this weekend to visit the incredible cascade of poppies from the church along with the displays on Spread Eagle island and along Brookside. This marks the culmination of the ‘paint the village red’ campaign to honour those that gave the ultimate sacrifice as we mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war.
The Parish Council would like to thank the RoDSEC committee and all of the volunteers who have helped to make this so memorable.
The Parish Council is seeking to appoint a new Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The post is part-time at 16 hours per week and the conditions of employment and remuneration are based upon the National Association of Local Council’s salary recommendations, dependent onqualifications and experience.
To obtain a job description, please contact the existing Clerk, Jane Bucknall firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is Monday 22nd October
To have money to spend on services each year the Council has to tax residents or increase fees for the services it provides. If it decides to spend more on a service, or group of services, it may have to increase the amount it takes from people in tax or charge more to service users.
At the recent public meeting with Bellway it was agreed that there would be a follow on meeting with County, Highways, ESBC and Bellway at which the PC would be invited. The meeting took place on Tue 28th and the PC were well represented. The views from the village expressed at the public meeting were carried into the discussion and all parties became well acquainted with the challenges that the CMP still needs to address. The meeting was very constructive from all sides and a number of actions arose, including a re-survey of Walford and Fairfield by Highways, which will now be pursued.
No final decisions were taken and there will be a follow on meeting before that point is reached. The PC will again be represented at that meeting and keep everyone updated on progress.
At the ESBC Planning Committee meeting on the 14th Aug 2018 the College Fields application was given approval. The construction management plan is still to be agreed and for all those at the public meeting on Monday (13th) all of the concerns and actions will still have to be addressed. The Parish Council will continue to monitor the progress on this matter and provide updates as they become available.
East Staffordshire Borough Council enforcement officers have been in and around the village recently and produced the following disturbing report. Whilst the Parish Council acknowledges that the majority of dog owners dispose of litter responsibly, this kind of behaviour from a minority is unacceptable. Please report offenders to the number below.
Disposing of a dog bag in the bushes is a Littering offence. Our officers have recently cleared 116 bags just from the Jinny Trail, Rolleston. Contact us on 01283 508036 if you know who the culprits are.