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30 June 12: the day the Olympic Torch came to Burton on Trent
At 7:30 AM on  Saturday 30 June 2012 the Olympic Torch began its journey through nearby Burton on Trent.
For remainder of Torchbearer Schedule go to www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17358291
National Award for Station Volunteers

Volunteers at Tutbury & Hatton Railway Station celebrate after North Staffs community Rail Partnership wins national award. Read more

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Improving Life for motorists

Staffordshire County Council has launched a new web tool which will make information on current and planned road works free and accessible to everyone.

You can access this information at http:roadworks.org
Civil Enforcement Officer for Tutbury
At a recent parish council meeting, our new ESBC civil enforcement officer, namely Michael McHardy, (shown fifth from left  in yellow T shirt). introduced himself. If you have any issues such as dog fowling, nuisance car/ vehicle parking - Mr McHardy may be able to help you. Contact details are as follows: Michael McHardy, Community and civil Enforcement Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council, Millers Lane, Derby Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 2NS. Email michael.mchardy@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Updated Annual return forms
The Charity Commission, the body which oversees charitable organisations in England & Wales has updated its annual return form.

You can find out more at the charity commission’s website Even if your charity’s earnings are below £10,000 per annum, the return form should still be used to keep trustees details up to date.
Keogh Review - Mortality Rates at Burton Hospital Trust
Would you like to become a Lion
Since 1917 Lions have strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands on service. Lions believe that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local community. Uttoxeter Lions are  seeking like minded people to help set up a new branch based in Tutbury. For more details please go to www.tutbury.org/lions
Tutbury & Hatton Station is much improved - it’s official!
The hardworking volunteers who look after Tutbury & Hatton Railway Station have had their effort recognised at this years East Midlands Best Station Awards.  Read more

2015 marked North Staffs Community Rail Partnership’s tenth year - read 10 years of success
Are you interested in bell ringing?
The tower captain is looking for new or past ringers to join their small group. Youngsters from the age of 9 can start training. Bell ringers with previous experience are especially welcome to join. Practice night is Thursday evening at 7:30 PM. In the first instance email webmaster@tutbury.org
ESBC Local Plan Hearing: On Going since Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
Open Local Government

As requested by the Planning Inspector, Tutbury Parish Council has produced a series of position statements relating to Local Plan Policies. TPC’s position Statements, plus hearing agenda’s and schedule of issues can be viewed at: www.tutbury-parish-council.tutbury.org/consultations
DCLG has recently published a new guide for the press & public on attending and reporting meetings of local government Read More
Tutbury Churchyard tidy up - a message from Rev Ian R Whitehead
If you have a loved one or a friend buried in Tutbury churchyard you need to read about the church’s plans to tidy up the churchyard at St Mary’s.

This message is particularly relevant where graves have been decorated with personal effects. Read more/…
HIAM Strategy
Staffordshire County Council has published its Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy. The HIAM document sets out how SCC and its partners intend to maintain roads other than Motorways and Trunk Roads.
Table 4, on page 16 of the report shows a 2% reduction per annum in maintenance funding between now and 2021.
Diesel Power Station proposed for Tutbury Road (P/2016/01107)
East Staffordshire Borough Council is currently in receipt of a planning application to construct a diesel power station at New Farm, Tutbury Road. The station would comprise twenty five 400KW generators, giving a total capacity of 10 Megawatts.

The power station would operate on Short Term Operating Reserve to provide power to the National Grid. At times of peak demand, the station could be running until 10:00 PM.
The proposed development is actually across the parish border in Rolleston Parish, however this may be of interest to Tutbury residents. Further details can be found at  www.tutbury.org/planning.

A number of parishioners have contacted the Clerk at Tutbury Parish Council, to express their concern and astonishment that a development such as this on our door step could really be under consideration by ESBC. Cllr Duncan Goodfellow from ESBC has also emailed his objections to the Borough Council and Tutbury Parish Council. See documentation.
Debt Benefit and Consumer Advice under threat across Staffordshire
Staffordshire county Council has, in the wake of a £15 million funding gap, had to introduce additional spending controls across their operations.

The County Council currently commissions Debt Benefit and Consumer advice from Citizens Advise at an annual cost of £439K. Provision of this service is not a statutory duty for the County Council, and as a result they are now exploring the possibility of whether Borough Councils, Parish Councils, Police and Crime Commissioner and /or the NHS would be peraped to help fund this service.

For more details please see Parish Clerk’s report

If you would like to make your views known about this proposed development you can contact the following people

Tutbury Parish Clerk

Karen Duffill


07486 - 406045

ESBC Councillor

Duncan Goodfellow


07752 - 203467

ESBC Councillor

Simon Gaskin


07774 - 208754

Elm Lane - Friend Of Elm Lane update
Thanks to the ongoing hard work of FOEL, what was once a soggy overgrown track is now much tidier and is a pleasant walk way which parishioners can enjoy. Read latest update from Friend Of Elm Lane
Extension of Referendum Principles to English Parishes
The Department for Communities and local Government (DCLG) recently published the Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation which includes proposals regarding council tax referendum principles for local parish and town councils. The paper states that the government is aware that increases in precepts continue to concern local tax payers and it is therefore prepared to consider extending referendums to ALL Parishes. Read more/…
New three digit number to report power cuts
Electricity Network Operators in conjunction with the government have launched a new telephone number for people to report power cuts. You can also use the 105 number to report any welfare concerns related to  a power cut or any concerns about overhead or underground services. There is also a website: www.powercut105.com
War Memorial Wreath Holders
The petition from St Mary’s PCC for the wreath holders has been presented to the Chancellor of the Diocese. The Chancellor is seeking confirmation from the PCC that the Historic England has been fully consulted about the final design. This means that the procedure will be delayed whilst this is established.
Historic England have stated that they cannot support the currently proposed structures. In their view the proposed structures do not have the necessary elegance for such a significant location.

Read Historic Engand objection

Background information

Mobile Library - changes to timetable

2017 Calendar

Following the conclusion of a recent consultation, Staffordshire County Council have altered the mobile library routes and days on which the mobile library will visit Tutbury

New dates, from the 1 April 2016 can be viewed at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/librariesnew

Tutbury Civic Society is planning to produce a 2017 Tutbury Calendar and is currently inviting submissions from all keen photographers in the parish read more/..

Stevensons of Uttoxeter - 90th Anniverssary Book on sale
August 2016 marked the 90th Anniverssary of the founding of Stevensons Buses. The very first service operated on Saturday 11 September 1926 between Uttoxeter and Burton on Trent. The company gradually grew in size and by the end of the 1970’s it had 40 vehicles in its fleet. Eric Wain’s second book has been written as a lasting tribute to this much missed family business.

The book is going to be stocked at the Uttoxeter Shop, Market place, Uttoxeter Tel: 01889 - 562072 and also at Starbuck’s Newsagents, Burnside, Rolleston on Dove Tel: 01283 - 813112. You can also order a copy direct from the publisher by visiting http://www.mdsbooks.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/11852/s/Stevensons%20of%20Uttoxeter/

Best Kept Village - judges feedback
Judges comments are pretty much in line with previous years feedback, i.e. a lack of posters at village entrances and within the village. Duke street telephone box came in for particular criticism in that it was said to be grubby and full of cobwebs. Judges noted that there was an “impressive absence of litter in Tutbury. Read more   
Safer Neighbourhood Panels launched in East Staffordshire
East Staffordshire business people are invited to become members of their local safer neigbourhood panels. The panels influence local policing and community safety, scrutinise the work done by police in their area, give feedback to communities and examine the impact of community resolutions and restorative justice. Read more at www.tutbury.org/pcc
Defibrillator Project: Defibrillators for use by the general public
Tutbury now has five defibrillators for use by the general public.  

The de-fibs are located at Kangs Stores, Park Lane Stores, The Leopard Inn (Monk St), Dean & Smedley Chemists (High St) and The Cross Keys (Burton Road). For more details please see www.tutbury.org/defibrillators
Would you like to adopt a Red Telephone Box
Communities in England and Wales are being urged to adopt their local red telephone box  - or face the possibility of losing it. BT is currently consulting principal councils on proposals to remove a number of kiosks. The box in Duke St is a K6 which first appeared in 1936 to commemorate George V Silver Jubilee. Production of K6’s ended in 1968. For more details on the adopt a kiosk scheme please go to www.tutbury.org/red_telephone_boxes

If you have a view on this, or would be interested in finding out more about the adopt a kiosk scheme, please contact the parish clerk, Karen Duffill at clerk@tutbury.staffslc.gov.uk or telephone the clerk on 07486 - 406045.

Decision by ESBC anticipated 
 December 2016
Police (PCSO) drop in sessions - Jan / Feb 2017
Our local Police Community Support Officer, namely PCSO  Julia Wells will be holding drop in session in and around Tutbury later this month and during February. For more details please visit www.tutbury.org/police.