Useful bits and pieces, especially of use to new residents.
There are two post boxes in Ellastone: 1 – Along Dove Street on the right (towards the bridge) 2 – Near the junction of Wootton Road & Church Lane. Collection is 09.00 weekdays and 07.00 Saturday
There is a Post Office service in the Parish Hall reading room Monday & Thursday: 9.00 – 12.00.
|Community||Library Stop||Times||Times at stop|
|Wootton||New House Farm||10 – 10.20||20 minutes|
|Stanton||Gilbert Sheldon Hall||10.35 – 10.50||15 minutes|
Get the library smartphone app – Download the library app for your smartphone for easy access to the library catalogue. You can download the app.
E-Books: There are now more than 5000 titles to choose from, more than double what was available just over two years ago when you could have just 3 items at a time. E-Books are available for all interests and ages, and while not everything published as a physical book is available to the eBook service, new authors and publishers are being added regularly.
You can browse from the Genre tab to discover what is in the collection for your favourite non-fiction subject or fiction category. In the home page for the service you now can see a selection of Just Returned and Most Popular titles which is refreshed daily,
To find out how to set up your e-book account, please follow E-Books instructions. (Please note that Kindle e-readers cannot be used to access this service)
Bus stops and Timetables
Bus stops are located on the Main Road, opposite the pub and at the top of Dove Street.
Potholes – Whilst the Parish Council remain on the case, anyone can phone up and report them – maybe the more of us who do, the better!
Clearing snow and ice
Do you know where the nearest Grit Bin is in Ellastone to you? Click here
Across the county there are a number of volunteer Ice Busters who are provided with grit and advice so that people can help each other to clear pathways in our local area. If you are interested in helping to clear pathways in Ellastone, take a look at becoming an Ice Buster.
Even if you are not one of the county’s Ice Busters there is no need to be put off about clearing snow yourself in public spaces for fear of facing litigation. People have a responsibility for themselves when walking on snow and ice; as a result it is highly unlikely that you will be sued by anyone for clearing snow. To date there has been no case of anyone winning such a case in the UK.
You should still follow a common sense approach to clearing snow, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the snow code and East Staffordshire’s grit bin pages as they give advice on how to clear snow responsibly and effectively.