Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK comes to Burton on Trent

Girlguiding Burton are very excited to have the New Chief Executive of Girlguding Uk visit units next week. Julie Bentley who has been in the Role since November 2012 will be seeing Girlguiding in action in all sections of the organisation. Rainbows who are aged 5 to 7 yearsRead more

Open Day Events in Burton on Trent for Home Energy Advice

As part of the Warmer Homes Healthier People Campaign, The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will be running two open day events in Burton on Trent. Friday 8th February            Coopers Square Shopping Centre Monday 11th February        Burton Customer Service Centre The CAB will be providing information about saving money onRead more

Free Session in New Six Week Running Programme

East Staffordshire Borough Council, Staffordshire Athletic Network and Burton Athletic Club are working in Partnership to organise a Beginners Running Group in Burton on Trent. The group will meet every Tuesday at Shobnall Leisure Complex at 7.00pm starting on Tuesday 12th February 2013. The 6 week running course willRead more

New Campaign for Dementia Patients in Burton on Trent

National care home operator, Elder Homes Group, has launched a campaign to create the perfect environment for dementia sufferers. As part of the care for dementia sufferers, reminiscence pictures, books and items from the past are very much key to creating a healthy environment for not only the elderlyRead more

Council Launches Feedback System at Leisure Centres in Burton

Visitors to the Council’s Leisure Centres such as The Meadowside may have noticed that new interactive feedback systems have been installed, allowing members of the public to share their thoughts and opinions on the Council’s facilities. The feedback system is a touch screen device and members of the publicRead more

The New 111 NHS Service in Burton on Trent

111 is on its way to Burton on Trent – find out more and get involved People can find out about the new NHS 111 service that will help them get medical care and advice from local services quickly in the Burton and Uttoxeter areas. 111 is part ofRead more

More Cancelled Waste Collections Due to the Snow

Due to the continuing poor weather, the Council has had to suspend its waste collection service from 6.30am on Monday 21 January. Unfortunately this type of severe weather does have an impact on our service as refuse vehicles are vulnerable to skidding, with the potential to cause considerable damage.Read more

Disruption to Burton Waste Collection Service Due To Snow

Today’s severe weather has disrupted the Council’s waste collection service in some parts of Burton on Trent. Despite the snow, the majority of residents received a collection as normal, but our crews were unable to access some of the more outlying areas and a number of other streets thatRead more

Swimfit sessions starting at the Meadowside Leisure Centre

On Monday 21st January the Meadowside Leisure Centre is introducing a new “Swimfit” fitness session, bringing gym style workouts to the water. Swimfit is an exciting way to workout, the coach lead session is ideal for people who are looking to improve their fitness or recover from rehabilitation inRead more

SAD season is with us, so recognise the signs and don’t be afraid to seek help

Nearly one person in every 15 in Burton on Trent and Uttoxeter could suffer from a medical condition that causes depression and fatigue during the dark winter months. SAD – or Seasonal Affective Disorder – is at its most severe during January and February, and it is estimated upRead more

Ice Warning as Temperatures Drop Further

As temperatures continue to remain below freezing, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are warning people of the dangers of frozen lakes and ponds. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Head of Risk Reduction, Glynn Luznyj said: “Last year we dealt with a number of incidents involving pets on the iceRead more

First Step Forward to a Brighter New Year with Health Walks in Burton on Trent

Walking for Health East Staffordshire aims to put a spring into the step of Burton people this New Year, by offering 8 different walks throughout the borough.  The Health Walk Scheme is organised in partnership with East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Ramblers and the Walking for Health East StaffordshireRead more

Historic Documents Presented to Claymills Pumping Station

During East Staffordshire Borough Council’s relocation from Burton Town Hall to the Maltsters, a collection of historic documents were discovered. These documents provide insight into the history of Burton upon Trent between the 1840’s to 1914. As the majority of the information relates to the early development of theRead more

Last Minute Xmas Gift – Print your own Plant a Tree in The National Forest

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT OR STOCKING FILLER: print your own Plant a Tree in The National Forest Looking for the ultimate in last minute, environmentally friendly gifts? The National Forest’s Plant a Tree gift has been available to buy online for a while but, new for this Christmas, youRead more

Don’t forget your health, stock-up for Christmas

With the Christmas break fast approaching leading local doctors are urging people to take time to ensure they are well stocked-up for the holidays. People need to be sure they have enough prescription medicines, over-the-counter treatments, basic First Aid equipment and even food and drink to last. Burton-based GPRead more

Eleven Burton on Trent Parish Councils have started planning for their communities – time to get involved!

Eleven Parish Councils have started planning for their communities – time to get involved! Eleven parishes have been given the green light to prepare new-style Neighbourhood Plans for their areas. Last week, East Staffordshire Borough Council formally designated the areas covered by these parish councils as “Neighbourhood Areas”. ThisRead more

Christmas Opening Hours for ESBC Facilities in Burton on Trent

East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced its opening times the following offices over the Christmas period: The main Council buildings, including The Maltsters, Miller’s Lane/Licensing, Sports Development office at Shobnall and Town Hall offices, will be open until 4.00pm on Monday 24th December and will then remain closed untilRead more

Christmas Opening Times for Shobnall Leisure Complex and Meadowside Leisure Centre

Burton on Trent Leisure Centre Opening Times The festive opening hours for East Staffordshire Borough Council’s leisure centres for 2012/13 will be as follows: Shobnall Leisure Complex Christmas Opening Hours: December 23rd – 9:00am – 6.00pm December 24th – 26th – Closed December 27th – 31st – 9:00am –Read more

Find out now about Norovirus – but keep it to yourself

Leading local doctors are urging people to know the signs of one of winter’s least welcome visitors, and to know what to do about it. Cases of Norovirus usually rise considerably during the winter months. The virus causes a short but unpleasant illness that is normally self-limiting in two-threeRead more

Burton on Trent Waste and Recycling Collections Over Christmas

Waste and Recycling Christmas Collections 2012/13   This year over the festive period the refuse and recycling collections in East Staffordshire will alter. The alteration affects properties that receive a collection on a Tuesday and Wednesday. If your refuse and recycling due date is Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day),Read more

Powerchair Football Sessions to Start at St Georges Park

Starting on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013 at St George’s Park in Burton on Trent, Able Too have organised Powerchair Football Club Coaching Sessions with the main aim of developing a new Powerchair Football Club. The sessions will be from 6.00pm until 7.30pm every Tuesday and be held in theRead more

Collect Free Junior Swim Vouchers at The Meadowside in Burton Tomorrow

Free Junior swims available courtesy of the Star Foundation On Saturday 1st December the Star Foundation are offering children the opportunity to claim a free swimming voucher at either the Meadowside Leisure Centre in Buton on Trent or Uttoxeter Leisure Centre. The star foundation had over 300 junior swimRead more

Cheaper Two Hour Parking Charges in Burton on Trent

Council Introduce Cheaper Charge for Two-Hour Parking Earlier this year, East Staffordshire Borough Council launched a public consultation on a new parking tariff proposal which ran for two months. The parking charges in East Staffordshire car parks have not increased over the last five years. We have listened toRead more

Burton on Trent Floods 2012 – Video Slideshow

Here is my video slideshow of photos taken on Tuesday 27th November in Burton on Trent. Apparently the water was several feet higher at the start of the day but had dropped a little by the time I took the photos. They will hopefully still give you a goodRead more

Catch It, Bin It, Kill it call in Burton on Trent this winter

With cases of seasonal flu likely to increase in Burton-upon-Trent and Uttoxeter soon, people are being reminded that the best way to slow the spread is Catch It, Bin It, Kill It. Burton-based GP, Dr Charles Pidsley, Chair of East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “If flu germsRead more

Getting Rid of Bulky Waste in Burton on Trent

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Bulky Waste Service has maintained its charges since 2005 but with increased transport and disposal costs over the past 6 years the current prices need to be increased to stop the service being run at a loss.  Presently the charges are £10 for up toRead more

£1 Introductory Offer for Brewhouse Cinema Club

Following the successful launch of the Brewhouse Arts Centres Cinema Club, film revellers can enjoy the screening of more blockbusters in November and December. On Saturday 24th November at 1.00pm, we will be showing ‘Brave’. ‘Brave is set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, features Merida, anRead more

Big news at the end of a big year for local singer songwriter Lucy Ward!

2012 started with Lucy winning the prestigious Horizon (Best Newcomer) Award at the BBC Folk Awards. She followed this with highly successful tours of the UK and the Netherlands; but whatever heights she has achieved this year it already looks like 2013 will project the profile of this vibrantRead more

Burton on Trent Market Hall is NOT Closing

ESBC Statement Regarding Burton Market East Staffordshire Borough Council would like to refute rumours that the Market Hall will be closing down in the near future. The authority is aware of stories and shroud-waving about the demise of the market, and would like to state that this is notRead more

Scholarships Available for Future Sporting Heroes in Burton on Trent

Today (Tuesday 13th November) East Staffordshire Borough Council is launching its annual Sport Scholarship Awards. Following the resounding success of this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics Games, Elite Sports performers are being encouraged to apply for the 2013 Sport Scholarship Awards. ESBC is continuing to support local community groups andRead more