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Marchington & Marchington Woodlands Parish Council

Parish Council Members

Name (role)Telephone
Cllr John Chubb07984 466745
Cllr Brian Darby01283 820934
Cllr Richard Ford01283 820092
Cllr Darron Hayes01283 820328
Cllr Julia Hayhurst (VICE CHAIRMAN)01283 820746
Cllr Reg Husey01283 820270
Cllr Andrew Mann01283 820979
Cllr Ian Morgan (CHAIRMAN)01283 820528
Cllr Paul Nixon01889 565002

Borough & County Councillors

East Staffs Borough Council
Website: www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Email: reception@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Tel: 01283 508 000
Cllr Stephen Smith (Crown Ward)
Chestnut House, Wood Lane
Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire, DE13 8TG
Tel: 01283 814495
Email: stephen.smith@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Staffordshire County Council
Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk
Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Tel: 0300 111 8000
Cllr Philip Atkins
Abbey Fields, Mill Street
ST14 5JX
Tel: 01889 590230
Mob: 07800 886017
Email: philip.atkins@staffordshire.gov.uk
Correspondence address:
Cabinet Office, Wedgwood Building
Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH

Parish Council Meetings

Meetings of the M & MW Parish Council are usually held on the second Tuesday in every month in the John Ellwood Lounge at the Village Hall starting at 7.30pm. The April and August meeting is held at Marchington Woodlands Village Hall.

Public Attendance at Meetings

Any member of the public is welcome to attend for any part (or all) of the Meeting. A public session is held at the start of the meeting to enable individuals to raise matters of concern.

Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm so arrive late and you may miss the opportunity!

Once the public session is over, members of the public are not entitled to speak during the formal business of the council unless specifically invited to do so by the meeting chairman. In certain circumstances the public may be asked to leave the meeting, this is at the Chairman's discretion.

Annual Parish Meeting

An annual meeting for all electors is held (usually in May). Matters of concern raised by the electors can then be considered by the Parish Council at their regular meetings.

Recent meeting agendas and minutes

Minutes will be added here when they have been approved at the following meeting of the Parish Council.

(The following older lists of minutes can be expanded by clicking on the year of interest)

Other Parish Council documents

Marchington Neighbourhood Plan documentation is available to view on ESBC website via the link below, or at Marchington Village Hall, Marchington Woodlands Village Hall or in the Village Shop.

Planning Applications

The Parish Council are consulted on all planning applications within the Parish Boundary. Each application is considered by the Parish Councillors after which the Parish Clerk sends the overall opinion back to ESBC. It is the Planning Committee of ESBC that makes the final decision.

Please be aware that the Parish Council has no legal obligation to publish information on this web site and the webmaster cannot be held responsible for errors and omission or late entries. Details of Parish Council activities can be obtained by contacting the Parish Clerk directly.

Which Council?

This table provides a guide to which of your Councils provides each key service.

Parish CouncilEast Staffordshre BCStaffordshire CC
Burial Grounds
Bus shelters
Parochial Charities
Maintenance of public footpaths
Power to acquire land
Provision of litter bins
Recreation Ground
Abandoned vehicles
Commercial waste collection
Composting (kerbside collection)
Council tax
Dogs- strays and fouling
Electoral registration
Environmental health
Fridge/freezer disposal
Leisure centre
Local tourism info
Noise pollution
Pest control
Planning permission
Recycling facilities
Social Care

Contacting the Council


The Parish Council wishes to be accessible to all those who live in the parish of Marchington & Marchington Woodlands and so provides a number of opportunities for members of the public to make contact. These are described below.

Making informal contact

You may contact the Clerk, Catherine Thompson, by sending a message or by telephone on 07549-164641 if you have a concern or question you would like to discuss. Please respect family life and avoid ringing at awkward times.

Making formal contact

If you would like a formal answer to a question or wish to make a point to the whole council, then writing a letter is probably the best solution. Your letter should be sent to:

Marchington & Marchington Woodlands Parish Council
Parish Clerk: Catherine Thompson
c/o Hilltop Cottage
Wood Lane
Staffs. ST14 8JR

Alternatively you are welcome to attend one of the Parish Council Meetings each of which starts with a public session during which you can ask questions and make any points (See left).

Chairman's report

As usual a range of topics to inform you of:
Silver Lane Playground Project - Parish councillors have found a cost saving route by using an alternative installation company for the new play and exercise equipment. The current proposal would use less than £1000 of Parish Council (PC) reserves rather than £3000 as approved in the January meeting. However, councillors did also approve the repair of the wet pour ground covering around the existing play equipment which will cost around £1000. This is the soft ground covering material which cushions children when they fall over.
Jacks Lane Road Condition – The Parish Council is continuing to pursue Staffordshire County Council (SCC) to action road repairs in Jacks Lane particularly but also Bag Lane and Marchington Cliff. Some of the potholes are in areas where utility companies have dug trenches and the infill covering has broken up. However, Marchington is far from unique with this problem. We are told SCC has a limited budget and road repairs are being carried out on a safety merit basis.
Green Lane Orchard – A number of large trees have blown down in the vicinity of the Green Lane Orchard straddling the brook in the recent very strong winds during January. Work has started to remove these fallen trees to prevent any blockages of the brook course.
Marchington Cricket Club – The Parish Council has now been informed that Uttoxeter Cricket Club plan to start playing in Marchington from 2019. Prior to that date significant earthworks will take place to relay the pitch and wicket. This will be paid for by sports grants.
A50 Diversions – Staffordshire County Council has informed the Parish Council that the current phase of works on the A50 are focussed on the area around “The Parks Pub/Restaurant”, involving building a new bridge and demolishing the existing bridge on the western side of Uttoxeter. During this phase, diversions will be implemented from the McDonald’s roundabout and to the west towards Stoke. The next phase of works to the east up to Sudbury is not planned to take place for a few years when diversions in the vicinity of Marchington will need to be implemented.
Burglaries – Sadly a burglary took place in Marchington at a house on Hall Road during the evening of 3rd February. The next day this occurrence was widely publicised on Facebook and other media, as well as some residents being informed by door knocking to make residents aware. More recently a burglary has taken place on Toby’s Hill in Draycott in the Clay. Please lock your doors to keep unwelcome visitors out, be vigilant and look out for your neighbours.
Barracks Site (Forestside) – The Parish Council and many residents have noticed a significant “tidy up” operation taking place on the Barracks site around the Barracks buildings themselves. Agents for the Barracks site owner have asked to make a presentation to the Parish Council at the next Parish Council meeting in March, as to what proposals they have for the site.
Marchington Woodlands Address Change – The Parish Council has given consent for Royal Mail to consult Marchington Woodlands residents on an address standardisation request.
Marchington Festival – The Parish Council has granted approval for Marchington Festival Committee to site a marquee on the Silver Lane playing field between the 22nd and 26th June. It is dearly hoped this will be a refuge from the sun and not rain!!
Best Kept Village Competition – Parish councillors voted for Marchington to enter the Best Kept Village Competition in 2017. Residents will be informed of a “clean up” day when it is hoped volunteers will come forward to help “tidy up” the village.

Andrew C Mann
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