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Open Space Survey: Have Your Say

South Staffordshire Council is currently undertaking a survey of open spaces in our villages to see how they are used and whether they can be improved.

Responses are invited via their questionnaire which can be found at: www.sstaffs.gov.uk/localplans maps of local villages and their existing open spaces are also available from this site, see ‘Locality 2’

Alternatively, copies of the survey are available from the Parish Council office (35 Stafford Street, Brewood), Brewood library, leisure centres and children centres.

Surveys must be submitted by the closing date 16 October 2013.


M6 Development for Managed Motorways

Plans for development of the M6 motorway are underway which will affect the route between Junctions 10a and 13.

This area was identified as having above average rates of incidents, unpredictable journey times and congestion. The intention is to extend the motorway to four lanes in each direction and install electronic devices to aid management and safety.

There will be public information exhibitions on the 26th and 27th of July 2013.

A leaflet is available here which contains more information (PDF).


Latest i54 Update

The July newsletter for the i54 development, regarding works around Junction 12 of the M54 and along the A449 near Coven Heath, has been released. It is available here as a PDF document.

Further information can be found on the i54 South Staffordshire website.


SCC Proposed Changes to School Transport Withdrawn

The Staffordshire County Council consultation on changes proposed to School Transport has been withdrawn as of Tuesday 2 July. Further details are available here.

Staffordshire County Council had outlined proposals to change the arrangements for the provision of school transport which would withdraw free transport to catchment area schools in favour of geographically nearest schools. Transport to other schools rather than a child's nearest would cost families £380 per child.

This had more significance than simply trying to reduce the cost of transport services. If pupils elected to go to their nearest school to qualify for free transport then the fall in pupil numbers at Brewood Middle School and Wolgarston High School could have had a significant negative impact on the scope and quality of education and the social environment provided at those schools. This in turn could have had a serious impact on the sustainability of local communities in the longer term.