June 20, 2019
TWO people have had to be cut free from vehicles following two road traffic collisions in the Uttoxeter area over the past week. In the first incident, a female driver had to be cut free from her car after being involved in a road traffic collision at around 8.20am on Wednesday, June 12, in Croxden. The female driver was cut free from her vehicle by emergency services after the car had ended up in a ditch. After being freed the driver was treated at the scene by paramedics and then taken by ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
June 13, 2019
A FORMER newsagents is set to be turned into a cocktail bar – if planning permission for a change of use for the property is granted. East Staffordshire Borough Council has received a planning application for the change of use of the former JS News at 3A High Street in Uttoxeter from a newsagents to a licensed bar. In the Design and Access Statement, which accompanies the planning application, a representative of the applicant said: “The building that is the subject of this application was until April (2019) a long-established traditional newsagent.
June 13, 2019
A MAJOR Uttoxeter employer's distribution centre in the East Staffordshire town is up for sale. Lambert Smith and Hampton commercial estate agents are currently marketing the Fox's Biscuits distribution centre building and accompanying land at Dovefields Industrial Estate. Within the marketing particulars available online, a representative of Lambert Smith and Hampton said: “The property comprises a detached industrial warehouse unit of steel portal frame construction with sprinklers, warehouse lighting, two-storey offices, loading yard with canopy, car park, and potential expansion land (subject to planning permission).
June 6, 2019
A REVISED planning application has been submitted for an extension of a town's hotel. East Staffordshire Borough Council has received a revised planning application from Whitbread PLC for the “extension to the existing hotel to provide additional bedrooms, a new access, and associated alterations to car-parking and landscaping” of the existing Uttoxeter Premier Inn hotel which is situated off the A50 at the junction with Derby Road. The hotel was last extended following planning permission being granted in 2009 for the expansion from a 41 bedroomed facility to 75 bedrooms.
May 30, 2019
RESIDENTS have raised concern about a new housing development which they claim is being built higher than what was set out in the original plans. The concern surrounds the St Modwen Homes' Bramshall Meadows development in Uttoxeter – a planning application which was previously passed by East Staffordshire Borough Council. A number of residents from the area around the new development recently attended a Uttoxeter Town Council meeting to try and drum up support from newly-elected councillors.
May 24, 2019
A NEW town mayor has been elected for an East Staffordshire town. Councillor Sue McGarry was elected as the 2019/20 Mayor of Uttoxeter at the town council's Annual meeting on Tuesday, May 14. Sue has served on the Uttoxeter Town Council for the previous four years, and is also an East Staffordshire Borough Councillor.
May 24, 2019
A NUMBER of arrests have been made following a number of different incidents in Uttoxeter town centre. Two people were arrested by Staffordshire Police on Thursday, May 16 following a spate of shoplifting and burglaries within the East Staffordshire town centre; while the following day, on Friday, May 17, a woman was arrested by officers after a “targeted attack” on a business premises. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Two people were arrested on Thursday, May 16 in connection with a number of incidents in Uttoxeter of shoplifting and a burglary.
May 16, 2019
A UTTOXETER councillor is set to become the leader of a borough council – if the vote goes in his favour at a meeting of the authority this week. The likelihood of councillor Duncan Goodfellow becoming the new leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council comes after he was voted as the new leader of the borough's Conservative Group at the group's recent Annual General Meeting. Mr Goodfellow told the Uttoxeter Echo: “If it manifests that I am voted as leader of ESBC on Friday, then I am looking forward to delivering our manifesto which we have recently been elected upon.
May 9, 2019
COMMUNITY organisations are joining forces to campaign for an 'Area of Reflection' in their town centre. Uttoxeter Town Council, the Uttoxeter branch of the Royal British Legion and the area's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal are urging members of the public to support the incorporation of an 'Area of Reflection' adjacent to the Uttoxeter War Memorial. The campaign is starting with the launch of a 'Signatures of Support' petition which will be handed to Staffordshire County Council, and any other relevant authority.
May 3, 2019
PROPOSALS for a large scale housing development in Uttoxeter have been given the green light by community leaders – despite the plans being recommended for refusal by a council officer. East Staffordshire Borough Council's planning committee decided, at their meeting on Wednesday, May 24, to pass plans for “an outline application for the erection of up to 148 dwellings, formation of town park and re-naturalisation of Picknall Brook and alteration of existing vehicular access off Hockley Road, Pinfold Street and Old Knotty Way including details of access”, at Bamford Works in Pinfold Street, Uttoxeter. The 'green light' decision came after an ESBC planning officer had recommended refusal of the proposals “based on the level of affordable housing being proposed by the applicants at this stage.”
April 25, 2019
FOUR cows have been stolen from a farm in East Staffordshire. The heifers, some who were believed to have been pregnant, were taken by thieves overnight of Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Tools and fuel were also taken during the raid which took place at a farm in the Creighton area of Stramshall, near Uttoxeter.
April 18, 2019
REAL ale beer is being brewed in Uttoxeter for the first time in 90 years. Uttoxeter Brewing Company has opened a micro-brewery in the 18th century coach house at the back of the carpark of the White Hart Hotel in Carter Street. The company, which is owned and run by beer enthusiasts Tom Abbott and Andy Ockleton, began in October 2016 when the duo brewed beer in Andy’s conservatory, initially just selling it to pubs in the area.