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Forsbrook Parish Council

Times Echo and Life / Forsbrook Parish Council

December 18, 2019

Five per cent tax increase in parish

A PARISH council is set to increase it's precept by five per cent. Forsbrook Parish Council has stated that the extra money to be paid by council tax payers within their parish during the financial year of 2020/21 will enable it to carry out “more community activity” within the village. A precept is a 'bill' which parish and town councils, and other statutory bodies, send to district councils - the authorities which collects council tax.

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December 18, 2019

New member co-opted onto parish council

A NEW councillor has been welcomed onto a parish council in the Moorlands this week. Peter McCready becomes the latest member to join the Forsbrook Parish Council after all councillors voted in favour of accepting him into the position on Monday (December 18) night. “I'm very pleased and quite excited about the opportunity to try to support and develop the parish,” Councillor McCready told the Times and Echo.

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November 28, 2019

Decision to close shop “not taken lightly”

A NATIONAL supermarket chain has revealed that a decision to sell a store in a Moorlands village was “not taken lightly”, after a resident raised concerns about the loss of the store at a parish council meeting recently. The Times and Echo reported in September that Co-operative was set to sell its branch on Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge in October. The store is now independently owned and run as a Nisa. At a Forsbrook Parish Council meeting on Monday, November 18, a resident asked if the council could write to Co-op to find out what the reasons were behind selling the shop.

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September 19, 2019

Busy road closure halted amid public backlash

PLANS to close a busy road in a Moorlands town for ten weeks have been put on hold after the scheduling provoked uproar with residents, community leaders and commuters. The A521 highway which runs from Froghall to Blythe Bridge before joining up to the A50 is a road that is used daily by thousands of commuters every day and plans were put in place to completely shut the dual carriageway both ways for several months so housing development works could be carried out. However, following a backlash from members of the community and councillors, the works have been suspended with no confirmation as to when they will officially commence.

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September 5, 2019

Extension plans to provide office for parish council

A PARISH council in the Moorlands has submitted plans to extend sports changing rooms in a village – to facilitate a new office and meeting room. Forsbrook Parish Council has asked Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for permission to extend the “existing sports changing block to form a meeting room and office” that is located on Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground. Details within the planning application include that the size of the changing rooms building would increase from 120.95 square-metres to 160.65 square-metres with an addition of a tea room, a meeting room, an office, two extra toilets and an extended outside area.

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May 16, 2019

Bench to be relocated due to anti social behaviour

A BENCH on a recreation ground is set to be relocated due to reports of anti social behaviour in the area. Forsbrook Parish Council are set to move the bench, which is currently situated behind the houses on the Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground, after requests for its relocation have been made by residents. The call was made on the social media website Facebook to the Forsbrook Parish Council clerk, due to concerns of “lots of teenagers hanging around back of gardens” and that “there have been issues with bricks thrown over, fences damaged, pallets thrown over gardens etc”.

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April 4, 2018

Green light for Forsbrook plan

A SCHEME giving residents the chance to shape the future of their village has taken a major step forward.

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October 18, 2017

NEW CAMPAIGN TURNS KIDS INTO LIFE-SAVERS

CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS EIGHT BEING TAUGHT TO SAVE LIVES

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September 27, 2017

VILLAGE TRIBUTE TO VICTORIA CROSS HERO

HERO REMEMBERED AFTER MORE THAN 50 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH

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