Council Performance Continues to Improve

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 the12th November, officers presented the mid-year performance and financial outturn results (1st April to 30th September 2012).Read more

Burton on Trent Runners Raise £8,000 for Sport Relief 2012

In March 2012 East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Sports Development organised the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, hosted at Shobnall Leisure Complex in Burton on Trent . Over 500 people registered and completed either 1, 3 or 6 miles around the leisure complex in aid of the Charity. In true SportRead more

Statement on Ash Trees from E.S.B.C

A spokesperson for East Staffordshire Borough Council said: “East Staffordshire Borough Council would urge residents to be vigilant when out walking in the surrounding countryside and to make themselves aware of the symptoms of Chalara fraxinea which has been in the news recently for its destructive impact on theRead more

Take control of your health during Self Care Week

People of all ages across Burton on Trent and East Staffordshire are being asked to take extra time to consider their health during this year’s Self Care Week. Self Care Week 2012 runs from the 12th November 2012 and this year’s theme is Self Care for Life – GrowingRead more

Leisure centres offer free health checks on world diabetes day

In support of World Diabetes Day on Wednesday 14th November, East Staffordshire Borough Councils indoor leisure facilities will be providing free health check ups to those interested in getting a little advice/information on how to exercise around diabetes. Several slots are available at each centre for customers to use. Read more

Swadlincote Christmas Lights 2012

The Swadlincote Christmas Lights Switch On is on Friday 30th November. The event will end with a firework display.   Full details are on the InBurton What’s On page HERE.

East Staffordshire Launches ‘Let’s work together’

Today, (Friday 9th November) East Staffordshire Local Strategic Partnership is launching its ‘Let’s Work Together’ scheme.   Let’s Work Together aims to provide home visitors with the extra skills they need to improve services being offered to residents. As a simple example, this may be a Health Visitor whoRead more

Xmas Lights Switch On

The date for this year’s Christmas Lights switch on in Burton on Trent is Sunday 18th November. Full details can be seen by clicking HERE.

Council Awarded Gold in Workplace Health Programme

East Staffordshire Borough Council is the first local authority in Staffordshire to be awarded the gold level for the Workplace Health Programme organised by Staffordshire Public Health. The Workplace Health Programme aims to provide staff and local residents with healthy outcomes and improve their quality of life as wellRead more

Free Leisure Activities for National Stress Awareness Day – Wednesday 7th November

East Staffordshire Borough Council will be providing a range of free sessions and activities across its leisure centres and services, to help support the National Stress Awareness Day across the UK on 7th November. The activities taking place and facilities hosting them are: Meadowside Leisure Centre, Burton on Trent–Read more

Remember, Remember to Celebrate Safely on Bonfire Night

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to remember, remember to celebrate safely this Bonfire Night. The Service is encouraging people to attend organised displays, as the highest number of firework-related injuries happen at family or private parties. For details of more than a dozen local Fireworks Displays,Read more

New Information to Help Burton on Trent Landlords and Tenants

East Staffordshire Borough Council has launched two new publications to assist private landlords and benefit tenants in Burton on Trent. “Property standards – a simple guide for landlords” is a short booklet to make it easy for landlords to check that their property is suitable for letting. It explainsRead more

Burton on Trent Fire Station to be Rebuilt

Planning Permission Granted for Burton Fire Station Planning permission has been granted for the rebuild of Burton Fire Station. The station will be rebuilt to include community facilities on its existing site. The rebuild of the station will include a community room, seating up to 30 people, a meetingRead more

New Cinema Programme Launched at The Brewhouse Arts Centre

Brewhouse Cinema programme to be launched The Brewhouse arts Centre will begin a programme of film screenings in it’s purpose built intimate Cinema. Our programme will include big Blockbusters, such as Dark Knight Rising, special interest films, children’s films and great classics. Our programme begins on Wednesday 24th October,Read more

Are You on the Electoral Role?

Check register to ensure your vote The Electoral Registration Officer has published a revised version of the full Register of Electors for the Borough of East Staffordshire. Residents of the Borough are now urged to make sure that their names are listed on the register. People are registered atRead more

Council Enforcement Reduces Illegal Parking

Income from parking enforcement at East Staffordshire Borough Council has once again gone down. Lower income levels are a positive sign, suggesting that people are more aware of the risks of parking illegally. Other factors, such as the continuing economic downturn, may have also had an impact on theRead more

Burton on Trent to Have an Ice Rink This Winter

East Staffordshire Borough Council is happy to announce that as part of the Market Hall redevelopment, the market square will be housing an Ice Rink during the festive period. The 1000ft2 rink will open on Thursday 22nd November and will run until the end of January, and opening timesRead more

Council Approves SMART Borough Strategy

East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed to adopt its SMART Borough strategy which will run until December 2014. The strategy will take advantage of the opportunities information communication and technology provides to increase local public value, local prosperity and local competitiveness. Councillor Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for ServiceRead more

Eleven Burton on Trent Parish Councils Seek ‘Designation’ to Allow Them to Prepare Neighbourhood Plans for their Areas

Parish Councils are now able to ask that their areas be designated as ‘neighbourhood areas’. This means they can prepare Neighbourhood Plans for their local area.   These Plans will set out policies that will be used by the Borough Council when deciding planning applications in that Parish. SitesRead more

Get The Jab, Get Flu Safe

As the autumn sets in and winter approaches, it’s time for those at greatest risk from flu to protect themselves and their families, and get flu safe with a free flu jab. Flu is a highly contagious infection that anyone can catch, and it can be a really seriousRead more

Mobile Parking Enforcement Trial in Burton on Trent

Mobile Parking Enforcement Trial East Staffordshire Borough Council, in conjunction with Staffordshire County Council, will be carrying out a trial of mobile technology for parking enforcement for a period of two weeks commencing from Tuesday 02 October 2012. This vehicle trial is aimed to look at how the newRead more

Grants Available for Voluntary and Community Groups in Burton on Trent

Are you a community or voluntary group in Burton on Trent and East Staffordshire looking for funding? If so, September sees the launch of the application process for East Staffordshire Borough Council’s annual grant aid scheme. To be eligible for Grant Aid voluntary and community organisations must:     AssistRead more

Mock emergency drill for NHS in Burton on Trent to use state of art mannequins

The NHS in Staffordshire is to be the first in the UK to run an emergency drill involving new, high-tech mannequins that can mimic a range of health problems, including some life-threatening conditions. More than 70 staff and volunteers from Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust, CombinedRead more

Female Hockey Players Needed in Burton on Trent

East Staffordshire Borough Council has received funding from the County Sports Partnership’s ‘Activities Across Staffordshire Fund’, to develop an England Hockey Programme called “Back to Hockey”. Back to Hockey is open to females of all ages and provides a gentle introduction or re-introduction to hockey. Have you enjoyed playingRead more

ESBC Consults About Housing Allocations

Council consults about housing allocations East Staffordshire Borough Council is proposing changes to the policy which determines who gets social housing in the borough. Councillor Robert Hardwick, Deputy Leader for Regulatory Services, said: “Almost all housing association housing in East Staffordshire is allocated in accordance with the housing allocationsRead more

Inspirational Olympics for Burton and East Staffordshire

Burton on Trent and East Staffordshire Borough Council’s leisure and sport facilities have seen an increase in sport participation during the summer which, in part, can be attributed to the Olympics. Neil Brown, Sports Development Team Leader, said: “Our summer holiday programme is always busy however this year, ourRead more