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Monday
Oct302017

Community Speed Watch 

The Parish Council is currently facilitating this initiative. This is a national initiative where local communities join with the Police to monitor the speed of vehicles.  The aims of the initiative are: to help local people address speeding problems in their own area, increase driver and public awareness of the dangers of speeding and improve community safety. CSW teams use hand held radar equipment at pre-identified locations to check vehicle speeds. Registration numbers and makes of vehicles exceeding the local speed limit are recorded. These details are then collated and passed to the central co-ordinator, where they are processed and letters are issued. Drivers found to be speeding are issued with an advisory warning letter requesting that they slow down and observe the speed limit. If the same vehicle is caught on a second or subsequent occasion by any Community Speed Watch team a follow-up final letter is issued. If the vehicle has been caught speeding through any Community Speed Watch for the third time within 12 months, the vehicle will be checked and information passed to the local policing team who will organize for the keeper to be visited and warned. We currently have 10 fully trained volunteers, including some Parish Councillors. If you would like to become a CSW volunteer, please contact the Clerk.

This article was included in the September 2017 Newsletter.

Friday
Aug042017

Staffordshire Subsidised Bus Review Consultation

In February 2016 a decision was taken by Staffordshire County Council to review the budget for subsidised bus travel.

There are four options on how the smaller £1.3m bus subsidy could be spent.

Please visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/busreview   for full details of the options available.

Friday
Jul072017

West Midlands Interchange

WEST MIDLANDS INTERCHANGE

We have just had notification that there will be a series of events to discuss the proposals with the developers to build the 'freight hub' at Four Ashes:

Tuesday 11 July from 3pm to 8pm at Calf Heath Village Hall, Straight Mile Calf Heath

Wednesday 12 July from 2pm to 7pm at Brewood Jubilee Hall

Thursday 20 July from 3pm to 8pm at the Haling Dene Centre Penkridge

Friday 21 July from 2pm to 7pm at Calf Heath Village Hall, Straight Mile, Calf Heath

Saturday 22 July from 10am to 2pm at Coven Memorial Hall

There is also a website at:

www.westmidlandsinterchange.co.uk

Thursday
Jan262017

Become a Magistrate in Staffordshire

Twenty new magistrates are needed for the Staffordshire Bench.
You do not need legal training or formal qualifications to become a magistrate and we are looking for applications from across the county and from all sections of the community.
Magistrates are not paid (although some allowances can beclaimed), and must be able to attend training and sit in court forat least 13 days a year.
Anyone between 18 and 65 may apply. Applications areparticularly welcome from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people in paid employment, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with the benefit of reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties. If you are interested in being considered for appointment and want to find out more about the work of a magistrate and how to apply, see: www.gov.uk/become-magistrateStaffordshire.