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February 18, 2021

Community bid accepted for former police post

The first stage of purchasing the former police post in Blythe Bridge has been successfully completed. The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner has accepted an initial stage of a collective community bid for the property next to the Blythe Centre, Your Community Your Libra

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November 19, 2020

Covid-19 cases fall after severe peak in area of the Moorlands

Cases of Covid-19 in Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Caverswall are beginning to fall after rocketing to the highest rate in the West Midlands last week. As of the weekend, the rate of infection with coronavirus was at 550 per 100,000 and dropping rapidly.

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November 6, 2020

Remembrance events scaled down further due to lockdown

Some remembrance events in the Moorlands have now been cancelled due to the second national lockdown in England, while others have been scaled down. There had set to be small scale events – adhering to the rule of six – taking place in a number of places throughout the Moorlands, but now since the Government has announced a second lockdown as part of the nation's ongoing battle with coronavirus, a number of events have been cancelled – while others are still going ahead, adhering to revised Government guidelines.

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September 17, 2020

Concerns over ‘dangerous’ litter

Concern has been aired about litter being left on a public open space in the Moorlands. A picture of some recent offending rubbish at Blythe Bridge Recreational Grounds was posted on social media which gained more than 100 comments.

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September 4, 2020

Petition launched after falls on unsafe pavements

A pavement petition has been launched by Forsbrook Parish Council. More than 100 people have signed the online petition to Staffordshire County Council asking for an upgrade of pavements in Uttoxeter Road.

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August 6, 2020

No CCTV despite second human faeces incident

A district council has stated that it will not be reinstating CCTV in a Moorlands village – despite there being a call for it following a second incident of human faeces being left in a public place. The appeal to “Reinstall the CCTV Cameras in Forsbrook Square” was posted on the 'Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook – The Place Where We Live' Facebook page on Sunday (August 2) following human faeces being found on the outside of a property.

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July 29, 2020

Council looks at asset funding

A specialist in grant funding is set to help Forsbrook Parish Council extend and refurbish sports changing rooms in Blythe Bridge. The changing rooms are set to be deep cleaned – at a cost of £350 – but will then remain closed to players because of the coronavirus.

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July 16, 2020

Human excrement dumped on park bench

Human excrement has been found dumped on a park bench in the Moorlands. The discovery of the faeces was made by a dog walker in Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground on Thursday, July 9.

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April 23, 2020

Community asset bid for former police station

A former police station in the Moorlands could be registered as a community asset – if a local authority gives it the green light. Forsbrook Parish Council has made a nomination, to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), for the Blythe Bridge Former Police Station and car park in Uttoxeter Road to be registered as an asset of community value.

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March 19, 2020

Community rallies together to help vulnerable amid virus

A VILLAGE in the Moorlands has come together to help the more vulnerable members of their community amid the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Forsbrook Parish Council has run an appeal parishioners to nominate “one or two people per street” to keep an eye out for the vulnerable people who live close by. The council also said that, via the parish, efforts could be made in regards to any items that need collecting, such as prescriptions and food.

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February 6, 2020

Changing room extensions get the green light

PLANNING permission has been granted to a parish council to extend a sports changing block to create a meeting room and an office for its use. Forsbrook Parish Council can now construct a side extension onto this building located on Blythe Bridge recreation field which will be the location for around 25 meetings a year. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) received an amended planning application on January 21 which stated: “The front wall of the extension set back slightly behind the main front wall of the building and the roof ridge of the extension dropped the same distance lower than the main roof ridge of the building.”

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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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