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Cllr Richard Grosvenor is the Leader of East Staffordshire Borough Council.

At East Staffordshire Borough Council our level of council tax has not been increased in the last nine years – and that i
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Utto preschoolA pre-school has been educating youngsters on new state-of-the-art tablets thanks to a donation from borough councillors.

Conservative councillors Mrs Susan McGarry and Mr George Allen, representi
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New Play Area Opens in Br...

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DaviConstruction of new play area at Regents Park Road Branston has been completed and the park was opened on Thursday 10th March at 3.30pm by the Mayor of East Staffordshire, Conservative Councillor David Leese.
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Work on the building of new changing rooms and a second artificial turf pitch at Shobnall Leisure Complex has finished. The
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The Brewhouse Arts Centre is looking for enthusiastic people to
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It is with great regret that we learnt of the death of Cllr Geoff Morrison.  Geoff will be greatly missed by East Staffordshire Conservatives & the people of Uttoxeter. Geoff served as a Uttoxe
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The Brewhouse Arts Centre in Burton is hosting an exhibition to
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Uttoxeter Leisure Centre's first birthday party is on Saturday 16th January 2016 and the people of Uttoxeter and East Staffordshire are invited to cel
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Walking for healthWalking for Health East Staffordshire is looking for more Volunteer Walk Leaders to be involved in the current Health Walk Scheme.  The aim of the scheme is to encourage people to walk to improve thei
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New Gymnastics Classes at...

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As the popularity of gymnastics continues to increase, Uttoxeter Leisure Centre aims to provide additional classes to budding gymnasts. Due to increasing demand for spaces in our be
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ESBC to Offer FREE Health...

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East Staffordshire Borough Council is pleased to be offering Stapenhill families the opportunity to join a free health and we
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East Staffordshire Borough Council is announcing that the Burton Market Hall will be temporarily closed between 12 noon and 6pm on Saturday 17th October 2015, with the Outdoor Market also being closed all day.

Food vendors on Station Street / High Street, Burton and the Customer Service Centre in the Market Place, Burton will also only be open until 12 noon on this day.

The Market Hall will reopen at 6pm on Saturday 17th October 2015, and food vendors on Stat
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Council Provides Free Par...

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East Staffordshire Borough Council is offering free car parking in all of its car parks in Burton upon Trent every Thursday evening, from 5pm until commencement the followi
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If you’ve ever wanted to play hockey, now is the time. East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sports Development Team will be running Back to Hockey sessions, providi
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Cllr Bernard Peters is presently the Borough Council’s Chairman of the Licensing Committee.  As well as this role, Bernard has taken on new position as the Lead Member for Community Safety. 
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   Branston Pavilion Opening

MORE than 200 people turned out to see the ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of a community hub. Scores of residents and dignitaries attended the opening of Branston Pavilion, in Clays Lane, built by developer St Modwen for a reported £400,000.

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Branston Neighbourhood Plan

Voters in the parishes of Branston, Outwoods and Yoxall gave a resounding ‘yes’ to their Neighbourhood Plans last week.
81% of voters in Branston en
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Box Your Way to a Fitter ...

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East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sport Development Team and Burton Amateur Boxing Club are encouraging local people to get active. For the whole of July, anyone wanting to try the Boxfit session can have a go for FREE! Burton Amateur Boxing Club currently organises a session on Tuesdays at 5.15 pm – 6.15 pm at the Boxing Club on Bradmore Road, Burton upon Trent, DE13 0GH. Once you’ve had your first class, which will be free, you can continue with following sessions which will only c
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On Saturday 27th June East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Horticultural team will be holding a Festival of Gardening event between 10am – 4pm. This established event continues to go from strength to strength and now has a new home in the Burton Market Hall.

This FREE event will celebrate gardening across the borough and will have the theme of Dig for Victory. As part of the World War 2 commemoration there will be a vegetable garden, planted with live vegetable plants on
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MP welcomes more doctors ...

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Burton’s MP has welcomed latest figures which show a dramatic increase in the number of doctors and nurses at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It follows a successful campaign by Mr Griffiths which saw an additional £8million being given specifically to Queen’s Hospital and East Staffordshire GPs on top of this additional staffing. Since 2010 the Burton Trust has seen an extra 26 hospital doctors recruited and 166 hospital nurses. At the same time, an extra 12,469 operations wer
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‘Hat-trick hero’ Chan...

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AS George Osborne took to the dispatch box to give his last budget before the General Election, the brewing industry held its breath. Pub companies, landlords and breweries were hoping for an historic third annual cut in beer duty, which would help boost business and improve the outlook for them all. And as the Chancellor announced yet another 1p reduction in the tax, they were not disappointed. Richard Westwood, Marston’s managing director, said: “This is great news for the industr
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Barriers an option to hel...

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BARRIERS could be placed along parts of the A50 near Uttoxeter to help long-suffering residents blighted by constant road noise. Kirti Surti, asset manager for the Highways Agency, has revealed to Uttoxeter’s MP Andrew Griffiths that, after a visit to the town, ‘an important area’ has been identified as a problem. After inspecting the A50 near to Beamhurst Hall, subsequent assessments have ‘recommended the use of barriers to address the traffic noise problem’. However, the man
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Uttoxeter’s MP welcomes...

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Uttoxeter’s MP welcomes return of breast screening unit Tuesday 3rd March 2015 (Andrew Griffiths) Uttoxeter’s MP welcomes return of breast screening unit Uttoxeter’s MP Andrew Griffiths has welcomed the news that the mobile breast screening unit will be returning to the town from Thursday 26th February. The unit will return to the leisure centre car park following a successful campaign by Mr Griffiths and residents of the town. For many months, Uttoxeter residents were havin
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Delight as Burton TA Cent...

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BURTON’S Territorial Army base has been saved from closure after Government bosses completed a U-turn on a decision to axe the centre. Bosses at the Hawkins Lane site had previously been told F Company of the 4th Mercian Regiment, which consists of about 50 soldiers, would be withdrawn from the centre and re-integrated elsewhere in 2016. Now, the future of Coltman House has been secured and will continue the ‘vital links’ the town has with the Army. The prospect of a U-turn emerge
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Andrew Griffiths backs we...

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Local MP Andrew Griffiths has backed a campaign calling for a weight restriction to be introduced along the A515 from the south of Draycott-In-The-Clay to Kings Bromley. This comes as residents in Draycott have joined with other villagers from Yoxall and Kings Bromley to campaign for the weight restriction to be introduced to reduce the number of HGVs travelling along the A515 and through the villages. Andrew met with members of Draycott Parish Council to discuss the situation and has back
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Tougher troll laws backed...

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CHANGES to the strength of sentences being handed out to internet trolls have been welcomed. Justice secretary Chris Grayling has announced that the current maximum term of six-months in jail will be quadrupled to two years. Trolling is a issue that has been tackled at length by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, since a severe case arose in 2012. Bridget Agar, the Tutbury-based mother of Jordan, who died aged 16 after a moped crash in 2012, suffered from internet trolls who sent messages thro
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Campaign to increase youn...

Written by Rob Smyth

A CAMPAIGN which could see every 16-year-old receiving a letter about stem cell donation alongside their National Insurance number is being backed by Burton MP Andrew Griffiths. The campaign, launched by the charity Anthony Nolan, hopes to convince HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to include the information in letters sent to every teenager just before their 16th birthday. Recovering leukaemia patient and stem cell recipient Katherine Sinfield, of Balfour Street, signed a petition calling for
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Andrew Griffiths to probe...

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UTTOXETER’S MP is to investigate the possibility of additional safety measures on the A50 – including a speed limit reduction – after the death of a lorry driver. Neil Adams was pronounced dead at the scene after an accident involving two lorries on Friday morning near the JCB World Parts factory. Police have launched a full investigation into the accident, whose cause is not yet known. Now Andrew Griffiths is to write to the Highways Agency for an analysis of accidents on the A50
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Burton MP Andrew Griffith...

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COUNCIL chiefs have revealed they are open to an idea by Burton’s MP to stage a special charity night at the revamped market hall to help boost its profile. Andrew Griffiths has floated the idea to East Borough Council that Burton Market Hall be used to promote a special night-time charity event to help raise funds for good causes in the area such as the YMCA. The MP also hopes that the event, if its comes to fruition, could be used to encourage other similar ones to be held in the futur
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Renewed bid for safety on...

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ROAD safety campaigners are calling on drivers to ‘take extra care’ when travelling along an accident-plagued route which traverses Burton and South Derbyshire. Police chiefs from Staffordshire Police, Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths and Staffordshire County Council have long been supporters of motorists playing their part to make it ‘safer for all’ who use the road. The latest plea comes after Willington man James Clarke lost his life when his car broke down on the busy A38 Mr C
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Pilot job search scheme w...

Written by Joanna Craig

AS THE pilot scheme for supervised job search is rolled out in certain areas of the UK, the MP for Uttoxeter has said he welcomes the move. The supervised job search activity trial will require some job seekers to attend a local centre where they will receive expert support and supervision while they search and apply for jobs. They will be required to attend the centre for 35 hours a week for up to six months. The news comes soon after it was revealed just 34 people in Uttoxeter are claimi
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