Chairman's Report May 2014




Again this year has been busy with many on going planning projects. The Cleat Hill Poultry Units, which were taken to appeal and have now been passed, and we are awaiting the Prowind Appeal. We also await a new business in the cattery at Haunton.

The Mill Bridge has again been severely damaged and is currently awaiting a decision on the future design of the bridge as to whether it should be two way or single traffic. Losing this historic bridge would I believe be a great loss taking away from the character of the community.

The Radway still continues to be an issue with flooding above the old hall drive, an issue that needs further work to get resolved with Lichfield District Council before the winter starts.

On a brighter note The BT Poles towards No Mans Heath have now all been moved onto the other side of the road, which greatly reduces the chance and occurrence of accidents.

The Parish Plan is now finished and adopted and is displayed on the Village Website, which continues to an invaluable tool and a well used village asset, thanks again to John Bainbridge for managing the site.

Again a litter pick was held in March with a good village turnout, which resulted in a large quantity of litter being collected from around the community. When walking around the outlying roads it is however clear that fly tipping is still a problem, with many small amounts unseen in ditches and hedges.

Parking continues to be a problem throughout the district, with people parking on footpaths or not leaving sufficient room for larger vehicles to pass.

Again the allotments are fully occupied with the much hard work been done by all allotment holders.

We continue to support the village hall and the Millennium Green as amenities for the community, both which go from strength to strength year on year, providing entertainment to us all. Unfortunately though some local dog owners fail to tidy up after their dogs, causing health and hygiene problems for them, especially around the play equipment.  This has resulted in the requirement of the local dog warden to become involved.  St Andrew's School Association and churchyards at both Clifton Campville and Haunton are also still supported.

Haunton again entered the Best Kept Village Competition with Tim at the helm again and we wish them well again this year.

I would like to thank my fellow Councilor’s for their hard work and support and especially Helen who makes my job so much easier.

I feel, that we as Councilors work very hard to comment on all the information that is sent by the different authorities, but very little is listened to or moved forward with our thoughts foremost in their minds.


Thank you again for your support

Robert Pugh