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Useful bits and pieces, especially of use to new residents.

If you are new to the village and would like to meet people – Friday early evening in the Duncombe Arms is a good bet! Fabulous food lunchtime and evenings.#

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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.

mobile librariesThe Mobile Library  2017 dates: 17 July, 7 August, 18 September, 9 October, 30 October,  20 November, 11 December.  No service on Bank Holidays. Also please note that in bad weather you can renew your library books online.

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)

Bins

Straight 240 litre Brown Wheelie Binblue binWaste Disposal What goes into each bin+ blue bag . When are my waste collection dates? Click on the bin.

Bus stops and Timetables

Bus stops are located on the Main Road, opposite the pub and at the top of Dove Street.

 Click on the picture to go directly to bus timetables:

Home           Do you want to report something?       Highways  – Road, Footway/Pavement, Drainage, Verge Lighting & Signs, Traffic Management Public footpaths. Read about who is responsible for what regarding public footpaths and bridleways HERE – or ring 0800 269 098.

The Community and Civil Enforcement Team cover residents’ issues like dog fouling, littering & parking, to name a few. They are the first line of contact for the community and focus on engagement, education & enforcement and are the eyes & ears for the other enforcement areas within the Council. Also included in the role is the educating and enforcing of parking legislation and carries the issuance of penalty charge notices to illegally parked vehicles both on-street & off-street car parks. The Officers also report highway & parks issues to the correct departments and fly-tipping issues.                   Our local officer is:  Hayden.Poynton@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk and his phone number is 07966 342217

South Staffs WaterWater: Just moved in? Look at this site. Got a leak? Want to report something?

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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!

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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.

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