Burton on Trent in the News

Here are some recent stories in the news about Burton on Trent… Incident at Queen’s Hospital and Hobbycraft, Burton-on-Trent ITV News, on Tue, 21 May 2013 03:03:05 -0700 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service went to an incident at Queen’s Hospital and Hobbycraft, Burton-on-Trent yesterday. Two fire engines from LongtonRead more

Summer Sound Clash – Noise Awareness Week

As in previous years East Staffordshire Borough Council is playing an active role in promoting Noise Action Week.   Noise is an unavoidable part of everyday normal life.  Whilst we can accept a certain degree of disturbance, there are some types of noise that are unreasonable.   Every yearRead more

Success for Burton’s Washland Women’s Runners

The Washland Women’s Runners have struck gold…..twice. Their first result came at the first evening of the Run England Beginners Running Course, held in partnership with East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sport Development Team attracting over 40 women. Their second is the clubs achievement of the England Athletics Clubmark Accreditation.Read more

Supporters invited to nominate charities for Schumacher UK

SUPPORTERS of charities in Burton upon Trent are this month (May, 2013) being invited to nominate their organisations to be considered for a donation from a national firm. Schumacher UK plans to select the charity or charities with the most votes to receive donations and will discuss the nextRead more

Council Consults on New Homelessness Strategy

East Staffordshire Borough Council has published a draft of its new homelessness strategy for consultation. This is a strategy for preventing homelessness, securing accommodation for homeless people, and securing support for people facing homelessness or who have been homeless. The strategy has been drafted based on the homelessness reviewRead more

Burton Market Hall Application Approved Without Objections

East Staffordshire Borough Council is pleased to announce that the planning application submitted for the refurbishment of the Market Hall in Burton upon Trent was approved, without objections, on Tuesday 7th May 2013. The application sets about restoring the Market Hall to its former glory whilst giving it theRead more

Novice Hockey Players Wanted

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sports Development Team is set to offer some all new “Back to Hockey” sessions.  Back to Hockey provides a gentle introduction or re-introduction to the game of hockey and is open to all women from 14 years onwards, whether you’ve played before or not. TheRead more

Reminder to Return Postal Vote Ballots for County Council Elections

The poll for the County Council election will be held on Thursday 2 May between the hours of 7am and 10pm. Postal vote ballot papers have already been issued and the deadline for returning them is 10pm on Thursday 2 May. Please return your postal vote as soon asRead more

Candidates Announced for County Council Elections in Burton on Trent

Voters in East Staffordshire are going to the polls on  Thursday May 2nd The poll for the County Council election will be held on Thursday 2 May between the hours of 7am and 10pm. Polling cards have already been issued but you also can find the location of yourRead more

Meadowside Leisure Centre to Host World’s Biggest Fundraising Swim

THE MEADOWSIDE LEISURE CENTRE IS HOSTING THE WORLD’S BIGGEST FUNDRAISING SWIM Date: 28th April 2013 Time: 2 sessions – 1st 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2nd 1.30pm to 4.00pm Swimmers in Burton will make a splash for charity on the 28th April as they complete Swimathon 2013 at the MeadowsideRead more

Beginners Running Course for Women in Burton on Trent

East Staffordshire Borough Council, Staffordshire Athletic Network and The Washlands Women Runners are working in partnership to organise a women’s beginners running course. No matter what level of fitness you are the running course welcomes women of any standard. Participants can start with walking and improve their capabilities throughoutRead more

Spring into Summer with Active Adults

The summer term for the Active Adults scheme is due to start in May.  The programme is designed to give adults in East Staffordshire the opportunity to stay active and learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. We offer a wide range of classes at various venuesRead more

Do You Want to be a Reality TV Star?

The makers of ‘The Valleys’ are on the lookout for the next generation of reality TV Stars…We’re making a brand new series about all things beauty. Do you feel you have what it takes to be the next big thing? Are you an undiscovered gem just waiting to beRead more

Don’t Forget to Register to Vote!

Tuesday 2 April is “Register to Vote Day” Anyone planning to have their say at the local elections on 2 May has only a few days left to register to vote. 1st April marks the launch of the Electoral Commission’s public awareness campaign with Tuesday 2 April being designatedRead more

ESBC Unveils it’s Top 10 Projects for the Next Year

East Staffordshire Borough Council is proud to unveil its top 10 projects for the next financial year. At next week’s Council meeting, Members are set to unveil the Corporate Plan for the next 12 months. Included in the Corporate Plan are a number of key projects which have beenRead more

Advice on how not to attract rodents to your house or garden

As the ground starts to harden and natural food sources become tougher to come by, it’s very important to put out food for birds. But it’s not just birds that favour a free meal; unwanted guests like rats are partial to a helping of seed, a peanut or two,Read more

Council puts wheels in motion for cycling project

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sports Development Team has received £79,074 from their grant aid application to Staffordshire County Council’s Aiming High Capital Fund. This project will provide the infrastructure to offer ‘Disabled Cycling’ to families across the Borough and is the first of its kind in the County. TheRead more

Able Too United Make History

Able Too United, an East Staffordshire based disabled football team, will be making history this weekend by playing in the inaugural FA ‘Disability’ Cup. Able Too United have been drawn in the Northern Section of the competition and play Boston United Positive Pilgrims on Sunday 24th March, kick offRead more

Pay your Council Tax through 12 monthly instalments

From 1st April 2013, residents of Burton on Trent and East Staffordshire will have the option to pay their Council Tax over 12 monthly instalments within the same financial year. If you receive a Council Tax bill in March for the full financial year, you will begin with anRead more

Want to Exhibit at Burton and District Arts Council’s 11th Annual Art and Craft Exhibition?

Between the 6th April and 11th May the Brewhouse Arts Centre will be hosting the Burton and District Arts Council’s (BADAC) 11th annual Art and Craft Exhibition. This is an open arts exhibition in which anyone in East Staffordshire can submit work to be displayed. This year the BADACRead more

Swadlincote Hosts Unique National Wildlife and Nature Photographic Exhibition

Shoppers and business people walking through the centre of Swadlincote between now and the 7th April will see The Delph Market Square transformed into a magnificent street gallery, packed with over 100 stunning images by some of the top wildlife and landscape photographers in the UK. 2020VISION is theRead more

Warmer Homes Healthier People Promotion in Burton

East Staffordshire Borough Council in conjunction with partners are now offering a number of projects in line with the Warmer Homes Healthier People Campaign. Through the Warmer Homes Healthier People project East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau will be delivering 5 group sessions to people vulnerable to fuel poverty acrossRead more

Grant Aid Cash Boost to Local Groups

East Staffordshire Borough Council will share out over £244,000 to 28 community and voluntary groups operating in the borough this year to help them carry on their vital work in the community.  The money is from the Grant Aid scheme, which is available to voluntary and community organisations thatRead more

Exhibition Islam at Burton’s Brewhouse Hailed as a Triumph

Exhibition Islam hosted at the Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton upon Trent, closed last night and has been hailed by all involved as an overwhelming success. The event has seen a huge response from all areas of the community, with residents enjoying a variety of activities includingRead more

ESBC Initiative to tackle Littering and Dog Fouling in Brizlincote Valley

As part of East Staffordshire Borough Council’s initiatives on tacking littering and dog fouling, the Uniform Services team along with Councillor Bernard Peters, were yesterday , patrolling in the Brizlincote area of Burton on Trent. The officers and Councillor Peters were reminding and informing residents of theirRead more

Latest News – Council Tax Reduction for Burton on Trent

Council Tax Reduction Agreed by Borough Council East Staffordshire Borough Council has agreed to keep household payments low again this year by reducing its portion of the overall Council Tax bill. The proposed 1% reduction in Council Tax, which was agreed at a Full Council meeting tonight [Monday 25thRead more

Exploring Enterprise – a Free Introduction to Self-Employment

An introductory Exploring Enterprise workshop is taking place on Friday 15th March 2013 in the offices of East Staffordshire Borough Council at The Maltsters, Wetmore Road, Burton-upon-Trent DE14 1LS between 10.00am – 1.00pm. Enterprise for Success is a free programme of business support that is provided by East StaffordshireRead more

What is being said about Burton on Trent on the internet this week?

Here are just a few of the things that are being said about Burton on Trent on the internet this week… Nearly 100 beers honoured at International Brewing Awards 2013 The FINANCIAL, on Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:15:40 -0800 Written by Neil Gerrard, Caterer and Hotelkeeper. 19/02/2013 00:15 (12:02Read more

Burton College Students to Display Work Alongside Top National Photographers

Students from Burton & South Derbyshire College have been invited to stage an exhibition of their work in the new gallery at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum in March. It will coincide with the arrival in Swadlincote of the 2020VISION roadshow, which features some of the finest wildlife and nature photographersRead more

ESBC Posts Impressive Performance Figures

East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced another successful period of performance both in terms of financial success and targets delivered. At the meeting of the East Staffordshire Borough Council Cabinet held on the 11th February, officers presented the performance and financial outturn results for the third quarter (1st OctoberRead more