Eccleshall Guide

Updated on 17th September 2020

Eccleshall Guide

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Eccleshall  News

The Eccleshall column is supplied to the Stafford and Stone Newsletters and Market Drayton / Newport Advertisers each week

Items for publication in the local newspapers and magazines can be sent to Peter Jones,

email: or by post to 25 Wheelwright Drive, Eccleshall,
ST21 6LB or telephone 01785 851381.

Posters for the town notice board and items for publication can also be left at the I Tech shop in Stafford Street, Eccleshall courtesy of Tom Court. You can also send posters on email and I will print them.

CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLOR: With the resignation of a parish councillor recently there is vacancy to serve on the Eccleshall Parish Council. If you live or work in the parish of Eccleshall and would like to be considered for the post please get in touch with the parish clerk Mrs Stacey Worden who will send you an application pack or give you further details. Email or write to her at 16 Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, ST18 9PR or ring 01785 282296. The application will be considered and applicants interviewed at a meeting of the council being held on Wednesday September 23, applications should be received at least 7 days prior to the meeting.

LIBRARY OPEN: At long last the library has reopened, albeit with limited services and for only 14 hours a week. The footfall is small.  However, there were a fair number of books that required being put back on the shelves.
Currently we only have 2 volunteers on each 2-hour shift, giving 28 volunteer hours per week.  Before lockdown they usually had 3 volunteers per shift and were open 37 hours.  They were using over 100 volunteer hours per week.
Many thanks to those who express a wish to return to the library but were not included in the current Rota it is intended to change the people on the Rota after we are able to use the front door.  This would give those that want to come back a chance to do so.  These volunteers will need to attend a briefing session to explain the procedures that will be in place to keep our customers and ourselves free from Covid 19. Welcome back.

ECCLESHALL SHOW: This year’s show is a virtual event taking place on Friday September 4 visit the website at and you can vote not later than September 2. The results of the show’s entries will be available online on Saturday September 5.

EAGLE CAR PARK: The land formerly used by the Eagle pub as car parking was recently sold following planning permission for the building of two homes on the site. Refurbishment work on the pub itself continues.

COMMUNITY AWARDS: It is that time of the year again when the Stafford Borough Council looks to make awards to folk who have done something in the community that residents believe warrants an award. Awards are open to individuals, community groups, schools, voluntary sector organisations, community interest companies and public or private organisations working hard to contribute to the wellbeing of their community.

Eccleshall Parish Council welcomes suggestions for people or organisations within the parish who residents think should be awarded. Details can be sent direct to the Borough Council through The closing date is October 23. If you would like the parish council to deal with your suggestions please send them to the parish clerk Mrs Stacey Worden at or write to her at 16 Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, ST18 9PR or ring 01785 282296. or write to her at 16 Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, ST18 9PR or ring 01785 282296.

COVIC-19 TRAINING: Holy Trinity hopes to hold its first church service in the church itself soon and has to implement a number of risk management conditions to ensure the safety of worshippers and visitors to the church. A training session for the volunteers who ‘work’ in the church is being held on Wednesday September 2 to prepare them. Up until now the services have been virtual held through the Zoom system.
To attend any of the ‘live’ church services worshippers need to book a place to ensure that the maximum number of worshippers allowed by law is not broken. There are services planned for September 6, 13 and 27 at Holy Trinity and on the 20 at St Chads at 11.30am. Only those people who have booked can attend. To book your place please contact the parish administrator Emily Howard on 07522 713459 between 9am and 11am or email her at

Pic: Emily Howard Parish Administrator

WEEDING SESSION: The Ecclian Society is calling for volunteers to help to de-weed the town centre on Sunday September 6 starting at 10am. Bring your own implements for weeding and keep social distancing please. During Covid-19 the weeds have taken control and need attention and any assistance that you can give would be appreciated. Business owners / managers are also asked to pay special attention to the weeds outside their premises.

FLU JAB TIME: If you are a pensioner or a person with special medical conditions you are eligible for an early flu inoculation through the Crown Surgery sessions being held at the community centre. If you have not been contacted please get in touch with the surgery on 01785 850226. As usual the Eccleshall Pharmacy will also be offering a flu jab service but the date it starts is not yet known.

Due to the Corona Virus local news is disrupted and events and clubs have been closed for the duration