Updated on 17th September 2020
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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.
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-
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 www.eccleshallshow.co.uk 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 www.staffordbc.gov.uk/communituyards. 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 eccleshallpc.gmail.com or write to her at 16 Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, ST18 9PR or ring 01785 282296.
eccleshallpc.gmail.com or write to her at 16 Newport Road, Great Bridgeford, ST18 9PR or ring 01785 282296.
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-
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