Elford Village

Village News


You may have noticed that the fences inside the playground have now been removed and the gaps in the surfacing have been filled professionally. This should keep the playground safer and pleasanter for some time to come. Many thanks to our Councillor Jason Standerwick for his help with this!

The Parish Council are very grateful for two sources of funding for this work.

County Councillor Alan White has made a grant of £1,000 towards the renovation work from his Local Member's Fund and we'd like to say a big Thank You for this.

We have also received a donation of £1,219 from the profits of the weekly coffee shop held at the Village Hall, THANK YOU to Irene Standerwick who has started this welcome initiative to help villagers to get to know each other, and has kindly donated funds for the playground. This means that the Parish Council are able to retain some of the funds previously donated by the playground volunteers to earmark towards future new equipment when the older items wear out and need replacing.

A working party to clean the play area will take place later in the Spring, all are welcome to come along to help!

We still need volunteers to help with the weekly inspections so that we keep the insurers happy.  More people are needed for our rota, so please contact Margaret on clerk@elfordpc.co.uk if you can help with this for a few minutes about four times a year,


Elford News Facebook page

Anyone wishing to publicise information on events and activities organised for residents please send details to Margaret on clerk@elfordpc.co.uk or add these to our new Facebook page, Elford News. The Facebook page is intended for residents and organisations in Elford only, and for news about what is happening in Elford, not the surrounding villages.  Information will continue to appear on the What's On page on this website, but we are trying to give local information as many people in Elford as possible.

Howard Primary School

Howard Primary School is about to enter a new and exciting phase in its History. The chance of joining forces with St Mary’s Primary and Richard Cross Primary is now a certainty with the offer from Government for the three schools to coming together as a Multi Academy.
This is great news for our Primary school for three main reasons
We secure the support and skills of the Management Team headed by Paul Lovern
We pool recourses to make the running of the school far more efficient
We obtain increased funding form Government to further develop the School amenities and services
Howard Primary is already seeing vastly improved pupil results and discipline and a new out of school "before and after" club has been started to support parents and carers.
With only 51 pupils attending and September intake low we do need to ask and encourage everyone in the village to consider or indeed re-consider sending your children to Howard.
It is positive and exciting times at Howard Primary School and Elford Parish Council fully support the work of Mr Lovern and the team.

Help required

Calling all Elford people -

The Parish Council have taken over the former phone kiosk in Church Road. if you would like to help with the upkeep or have a good idea for its use, please contact us on clerk@elfordpc.co.uk or 01827 50230.

We are also considering an 'adopt a pot scheme'; some residents already plant up and water the flower tubs near their property,  if you would like to make your part of Elford look even better, please let us know if you wish to help.

Anyone wishing to be added to the rota of those who inspect the play equipment to check it is safe for the children to use, please get in touch. It will only take a few minutes 2 or 3 times a year.


The defibrillator has now been installed at the Village Hall, near to the entrance (see below)

For peace of mind residents may wish to look at a video explaining how to use it or read this quick guide. In an emergency call 999 and they will talk you you through how to use it.

Some residents have attended a first aid training session and it is hoped to run a further session for other residents shortly.

St Peter's update

Please click here for news from St Peter's Church

20 is Plenty

Following recent reports of vehicles speeding past the playground and in many other parts of the village too, Elford Parish Council are proposing a '20 is plenty' campaign to keep our residents safe.  Signs are now displayed so let's all do our bit to drive more thoughtfully around Elford!

Dog Owners

Please will all local dog owners please show more consideration to the children and other residents by clearing up after their dogs. There is currently dog waste on the field which the owners should have removed to stop others from treading in it. There is a bin for your dog's waste so please use it!

Anyone who is aware of the times that this is happening please report it to Environmental Health at Lichfield District Council so action can be taken.

Many thanks to those dog owners who have behaved responsibly!

Flood Plan

To read the Flood Plan, please see our downloads section.