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NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Denstone Neighbourhood Development Plan for Denstone neighbourhood area

A referendum will be held on Thursday 2 February 2017 to decide on the following question:

“Do you want East Staffordshire Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Denstone to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Applications to register to vote by post or proxy should be made to the Electoral Registration Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG based on the deadlines below:

Application…………………………………………………………………………………….Deadline for receipt
New applications to register to vote …………………………………………………………Tuesday 17 January
New applications to vote by post or to cancel or amend existing postal/proxy vote …..5pm Wednesday 18 January
New applications to vote by proxy …………………………………………………………..5pm Wednesday 25 January
Applications for an emergency proxy vote ………………………………………………….5pm Thursday 2 February

Andy O’Brien
Counting Officer

Printed and published by the Counting Officer, ESBC, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG

Alton Towers Newsletter (Christmas Update 2016)

Click here to view Alton Towers Newsletter (Christmas Update 2016) including some important information about local resident passes.

New WI Web Site

The Denstone WI has a beautiful new Website with many photos, Mary’s Blog, and information about WI activities.

A50 Growth Corridor update: November 2016

As you will be aware, Staffordshire County Council is carrying out a major junction improvement project on the A50 at Uttoxeter on behalf of Highways England.

The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands and the junction improvements, when complete, will help create a safer, more accessible network and keep traffic moving, while unlocking economic growth with support for new jobs and homes. The project involves realigning the A522 and the construction of a new bridge to carry the A522 over the A50.

Next month, utilities along the existing A522 will be relocated in preparation for the realignment. Unfortunately the road is not wide enough to remain open to traffic while the work is carried out. Therefore a short section of the A522 will need to be closed just north of the A50 for up to five days, from Monday 12 December until Friday 16 December to allow the teams to carry out this task safely.

We are required to identify a diversion route along similar roads to the closed section. The chosen diversion is the only acceptable route as it has to be suitable for all traffic, including HGVs. The route will be clearly signed.

There will be little impact on vehicles travelling south on the A522 towards Uttoxeter: they will be diverted onto the A50 just past JCB World Parts for a short distance to the B5030 roundabout where they can then proceed into the town. Any vehicles travelling east along the A50 towards JCB World Parts will be able to exit the road on the slip road onto the A522 as normal.

The diversion for vehicles travelling north-west on the A522 is along the A50 towards Blythe Bridge, onto the A521 then back east along the A522. Only vehicles going to JCB World Parts and Beamhurst will travel all or most of the full diversion. Vehicles travelling to Draycott, Tean, Checkley and Fole will not travel the full diversion route.

The project to upgrade the A50 was announced at the end of 2013 as part of the Government’s National Infrastructure Plan. The Highways England investment is part of a £1.8 billion investment to modernise the Midlands strategic road network. The opening of the realigned A522 is on schedule for early 2017.

Importance of the A50

The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands and the planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.

Highways England’s investment in this key highway is part of a huge £1.8 billion investment to modernise the Midlands strategic road network. This investment will help create a safer, more accessible network and keep traffic moving, while unlocking economic growth with support for new jobs and homes. Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England.

We will continue to update you as the project progresses.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully

Cllr. Mark Winnington
Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

a50growthcorridor@staffordshire.gov.uk
A50 Growth Corridor Web Page.

Best Kept Village 2016

Thank you John and Pauline Jilbert, Sam Bailey and all residents who help to keep Denstone looking so lovely, not just for the Best Kept Village judging but throughout the year. I must also thank All Saints School for the wonderful posters they produce for the Best Kept Village and Bob Wright for putting these up throughout the village.

This year we were awarded a Highly Commended in our category with Bramshall coming first, Hoar Cross second and Kingstone third. I don’t have the judges’ comments as yet but will post these on-line and on the noticeboard in the Village once received.

Jacquie Payne
Chair of Denstone Parish Council

Police Information

The Neighbourhood Watch page is now entitled “Neighbourhood Watch and Police” and includes links to two relevant Web sites that you may find useful:
Staffordshire Police
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire

Important News from Neighbourhood Watch

Each household in the parish should have received an information sheet with the Parish Newsletter,  explaining how to get a SmartWater kit at a low price,  provided that you are (or become)  a member of the local Neighbourhood Watch.   Please contact Bob Crompton of Neighbourhood Watch if you have any queries or didn’t get your info sheet.

Please click the links below for details of the local “Smart Water Initiative”:
Download the NHW Bulletin regarding “Smart Water” (May 2012)
Download the NHW Newsletter (Issue 1 - April 2012)