Elford Village

Village News

Referendum

The Referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan will be held in Elford on Thursday 29th November  to decide on the following question:

Do you want Lichfield District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Elford to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

The referendum will take place in the Shakespeare Room, Elford Village Hall, between 7am and 10pm.

See the notice for details.

More information on the plan can be found on this website under the Village Information tab, see Neighbourhood Plan.

Or you can read the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents, plus the Examiner's amendments, and decision statement on Lichfield District Council's website https://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/Council/Planning/The-local-plan-and-planning-policy/Neighbourhood-plans/Elford-neighbourhood-plan.aspx. The full version which was later amended by the Examiner is in the section Submission of Elford Neighbourhood Plan, entitled Elford Neighbourhood Plan (submission draft). 

Post Office closure

As customers may already know, the Post Office service at the Village Hall, (for which the Parish Council pays the rent to keep this service in the village) is currently closed. The Post Office are trying to find someone to run this facility and will keep us informed.

Please see this letter for information

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Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been examined by a Planning inspector. His report is available on the Neighbourhood Plan page. 

Lichfield District Council have now confirmed that the Plan will go forward to Referendum on November 29th.

For further details and documents please see www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/elfordnp.

 

Scarecrow Festival takes a break

The Scarecrow Festival will take a break in 2018 to give the organisers and scarecrow makers a well earned rest.

The scarecrows have promised to be back in 2019!

For the latest and up-to-date information about the annual Scarecrow Festival please visit the Scarecrow Festival website at http://elfordscarecrowfestival.uk/

 

Village Bus service

Staffordshire County Council has now withdrawn the 82 bus service. They are currently tendering for a reduced service to serve Elford and other local villages, but this process may take around two months. In the meantime Elford Parish Council and Edingale Parish Council have arranged the following twice a week service to Tamworth with Solus:

Leaves Elford Social Club at 9.30 (stopping at other former stops) to Tamworth at 9.45

Returns from Tamworth Corporation Street at 1.15, to Elford at 13.30.

Sorry no wheelchair access.

This is a private hire service funded by Elford and Edingale Parish Councils. If a volunteer is willing to collect donations of £3 and to forward these to a Councillor these will be used to keep the service going for longer.

This service wil be extended to Harlaston on a 3 month trial basis from October 23rd but may be curtailed if not well enough used by Harlaston residents.

Dog bin relocated

The dog waste bin near the Church has now been moved to near the entrance to the Walled Garden.

New handyman

The Parish Council have appointed a new handyman to help keep the playground and other areas of the village tidy.

He is Alan Robey and if you see Alan at work please say hello!

Hall Garden

The latest Hall Garden newsletter is now available on their website www.elfordhallgarden.org