Elford Village

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Lichfield city centre survey

Lichfield District Council is currently seeking residents’ opinions before approaching architects, designers and businesses to build detailed plans for the redevelopment of the Birmingham Road and Frog Lane areas of the city.

Design  consultancy  Create  Streets  has been appointed to run an innovative, interactive digital survey to ask the people of Lichfield for their views on what any new city centre buildings should look like and how they should complement the existing infrastructure.

The survey is now live at

https://communities.createstreets.com/LichfieldCityCentre

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Road naming ideas

Thank you to all those who suggested names for the new roads to be built in Elford.

The most popular one with the Councillors was Tame View and this suggestion has been passed on to Lichfield. We are just clarifying with them whether a second name is needed on the development or not, if so the smaller road will be named Hill Top.

Here's a plan showing the two roads. 

 

Interested in helping to reduce waste in the region?

Waste Savvy Staffs Project: Volunteers are needed to talk to people about ways they can help reduce Staffordshire's waste and emissions. The next volunteer recruitment day is Thursday 19th May at Veolia’s Energy Recovery Facility in Four Ashes, Wolverhampton, where much of Staffordshire’s waste goes to be converted into electricity. Attendees will be provided with free training on food waste reduction, composting and recycling, and other sustainable waste schemes in the region. Following a complimentary lunch, there will be a tour of the facility, as well as additional discussion about engaging with communities to reduce waste.

Details here

Neighbourhood Watch News March 22

Read the latest Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for advice on how to stop burglaries and information on running a street party.

files/March_2022_OUR_NEWS.pdf

New Councillor, April 2022

Elford Parish Council are pleased to report that Becky Delderfield has been co-opted as a Member of the Parish Council.

We are sure she will be an asset to our team!

Community Governance Review gets underway

 

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Local opinions sought on parish arrangements in Lichfield District.

We have launched a review of community governance arrangements looking at current and future parish level provision across Lichfield District. 

As part of the review, we have opened a consultation for all residents, businesses, community groups and parish councils to share their views.

The online consultation is available via our consultation pages.

Councillor Angela Lax, Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Housing and Health said:   

“Having effective community governance arrangements contributes significantly to improved local democracy, greater community engagement and better local service delivery. 

“Community Governance Reviews such as the one we are undertaking are carried out every 10 to 15 years. They provide an opportunity to review parishes and make changes to local arrangements where they are needed”.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in local democracy or in their local community to take a look at the details of the review and put forward their views on whether they think arrangements could be improved”.

The initial consultation period for the review runs from 1 February to 25 April 2022 with input invited from residents and any other interested parties from Lichfield District. 

The results of the initial consultation will used by Lichfield District Council to draw up recommendations for any new or revised arrangements for community governance that will be consulted on later in the year.

Community use of the Playground

As residents will know, exciting improvements are planned for the playground, with new equipment and surfacing. However, we’d like the whole community to use the area, not just families with young children, who we know love to play there. There will be health and social benefits for the wider village community.

Did you know there is a covered barn with picnic tables that can be used whatever the weather? Why not use this space for meetings or celebrations such as birthday parties, or just to meet others for a chat and a sit down after a walk around the village or the field?

At the moment individuals and local organisations get in touch with the Parish Council when they want to use these facilities but it would help everyone if we had plenty of notice, so we’d like you to contact clerk@elfordparish.co.uk or send a message via Elford News on Facebook if you’d like to reserve a space for your group.

When the new playground has been installed later this year (subject to successful funding applications) we’d like even more of the community to use it. The Howard School have told us they would like to take groups of children there as a reward for working hard. Currently groups such as the French group use it for a pancake party in July, and it is used for events such as the Platinum Jubilee Picnic in the Park and the Christmas Fayre. Electricity and water supply is available, and subject to demand we could provide more seating, fold up tables, and equipment such as a barbecue if users need these. Going forward if there are other groups who would like to use this space and the facilities please get in touch – perhaps to organise Mum and toddler meet ups, coffee mornings, art group sessions, or fitness tuition there? Other ideas are welcome!

HS2 Information

HS2 are offering online one to one meetings as follows, click on the link for details:

files/HS2_Invitation_-_Phase_2a_Virtual_121_Meetings_2022.pdf