Road closures around the village

There have been some concerns raised about the current road closures around the village. To clarify, there are currently two road closures in operation – one on Beacon Road and one on Station Road near the Brookside Hotel. Both have alternative routes that can be taken with diversion signs in place.

Both of these closures are official and road users should obey the signs in place. Because of the close vicinity of the two and the confusion arising a highways inspector will visit today to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.

Update following the village flood meeting.

In addition to the update below the Parish Council has also contacted our new MP asking him to pick up the actions agreed at the last meeting by Kate Kniveton.

Mark Swain, PSO Team Leader, Flood Risk Management, Environment Agency West has provided a brief update on activities they have been involved in over the past month:

1) The Environment Agency position statement which I shared with the public at the meeting on 23 May was requested by and supplied to Kate Kniveton’s office on 13 June. I am assuming the pre-election period has prevented the Action points being shared until after 04 July.

2) We have a project team set up to discuss the options for Flood Risk Management in Rolleston. Our consultants (Arup) are leading this and as requested at the public meeting we have identified dredging and increased maintenance in that list of options for consideration.

3) Dave Hughes has had meetings with landowners to discuss removal of debris and watercourse obstructions in the Rolleston Brook and plans to arrange for removal/cutting back are progressing.

4) There has been a meeting between Arup, our EA Flood Risk Team and our Natural Flood Management leads to discuss the opportunities for flood risk management upstream of Rolleston.

5) Dave Hughes has met with a resident to discuss their proposal to install fishing platforms in the Brook Hollows area.

Following the meeting mentioned at point 5 above we then received the following update from Dave Hughes:

I have been speaking to Assets and they tell me they are willing to help with some of the works on the Rolleston Brook channel downstream of the village. In particular, they will:

  1. Remove all the existing cattle barriers and dispose of them.
  2. They will remove the debris that has built up in front of the non-return valve at the end of the ditch across the field where Catherine Smith keeps her horse (behind the Scout Hut).
  3. They are also proposing a one-off maintenance of the channel from Brookside all the way down to where the Tutbury Mill Fleam joins it. This will consist of removing all debris that gets caught up in that stretch and also cut back vegetation to keep the channel clear.
  4. They are going to investigate whether this can become an annual occurrence.

Vandalism on the Platinum Orchard

The Parish Council was disappointed to find trees in the Platinum Orchard that have been deliberately damaged. Repair work has been carried out and it is hoped that the trees will recover.

Image of a damaged tree
Damaged branch
Image of snapped branch
Top of tree completely snapped

Coffee Connect Event Tuesday 16th July in Tutbury

On Tuesday 16th July 2024 between 10.30pm and 1pm, Trent and Dove will be
holding their third Coffee Connect event. This will be at Tutbury Village Hall with
free coffee and cake and the chance to catch up with the local housing officer.
In addition, there will be stands and information from:
– Tutbury Practice Patient Forum
– East Staffordshire and Surrounds Diabetes UK Patient Network
Trent and Dove will also be giving away free free cupboard items, which are
available to everyone.
Please come and support.

Update on Staffordshire County Council’s jetting of drains/gullies and investigation programme

Update on Staffordshire County Council’s jetting of drains/gullies and investigation programme over the next few weeks in the village.
You may have already noticed that gulley crews are in the village this week. They commenced the cleaning of the drains on Church Road up to the new bus shelter opposite Hall Road junction. The remaining drains past the new bus shelter up to the Cemetery, will require traffic controls for safety reasons as they are outside of the 30 mph speed restriction. The same safety requirement applies to those on Rolleston Lane and Cornmill Lane. Other areas in the village are planned in and we are being kept updated on progress via our County Councillor Philip White.
It has also been confirmed that the programme includes the requested scheduled camera investigation survey of drains at the junction of Anslow Lane and Burnside. This area currently has standing water collecting at times of heavy rainfall, leading to flooding over the road.
We will endeavour to advise of the dates for different areas in advance if we are able to. If possible it would be most helpful and much appreciated by the crews if parking over the drains could be avoided when the crews are in the respective areas please.