Village News

We need your help, if you spot a drain issue please report it directly to Severn Trent

Thank You

Rural Development Fund – funding available

The Community Council of Staffordshire has asked the Parish Council to make residents and local groups aware of the following:

The Rural Development Fund awards small grants of up to £1000 to small rural community groups across Staffordshire and Stoke, where they have a specific need.

The main beneficiaries of this fund are small community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire and Stoke, where their income is less than £30,000 per annum. The groups must be based or working in Staffordshire or Stoke and cannot be operating outside of the county. The aims of the project should be working towards the encouragement and promotion of developing rural community life.

Panel meetings are held to determine whether applicants should receive funding and if so how much. Time sensitive applications may be considered outside of the usual panel dates or in the case of an emergency, but this is at the discretion of the donor advisers of the fund. You are advised to call Support Staffordshire first to see whether your application would meet this need.

For a full breakdown of the grants criteria and supporting documentation guidance, please visit our webpage via the link below.

Deadline: 27th August 2019

A new way to report Footpath Issues.

The Parish Council have been advised that a new way has been created to report and issues with Footpaths and Rights of Way.

Please follow the link below.

June Staffordshire Police Update

Newsletter design_June19_A4_v4.pdf

Notice of Poll – 2nd May 2019

Borough Council Elections – Notice Of Poll Crown Ward

Borough and Parish Council Elections – 2nd May 2019.

Nomination packs are now available from the Parish Clerk – or by calling 07549 164641. All forms must be returned to Burton Town Hall by 4pm on 3rd April 2019

Notice Of Election Parish

Notice Of Election Borough

Community Orchard Pruning Session

Our expert Jeff Bates and lots of enthusiastic participants eager to learn a new skill all followed by refreshments in a gorgeous setting.

22nd February 2019 – Natwest Cricket Force National Showcase

The Cricket Club in the village has won an award to become the Natwest/ECB Cricket Force Showcase Club for 2019.

🏏 NatWest Cricket Force National Showcase
🚀 Launch Event – All Welcome
🗓 Friday 22nd February
🕰 7:30pm
🗺 Marchington Village Hall, ST14 8NF

Uttoxeter Cricket Club invites players, members, juniors, parents, local residents, local businesses and friends to attend our England and Wales Cricket Board Staffordshire Cricket NatWest Cricket Force National Showcase launch event.

Please come along and find out how you can support this incredible event.

#showcase #cricket #cricketforce #natwest #uttoxetercc #NWCF #teamwork#launch #alltogether

2nd May 2019 – Local Elections – Borough and Parish

The Local Elections will be held on 2nd May 2019.  We will have some places to fill on the Parish Council come May due to some retirements.  Anyone interested in standing is more than welcome to attend our meetings to see what we do, its not all quite like the Vicar of Dibley – although it can sometimes feel like it!  Please contact Catherine – for more information

Flood Warden Training – 26th January – 9am

If you are interested helping your community by becoming a Flood Warden or joining the Flood Action Group then please do come to the Village Hall on Saturday 26th January from 9am to Midday where a training event is being held by the Staffordshire Civil Contingencies Unit where you will be able to learn how you can help your fellow residents.

Incident – 18th November

On Sunday 18th November at 9.08am a Marchington resident while out cycling was seriously injured in a hit and run at the junction of Houndhill and Silver Lane.

If anyone has any information that would help please can they contact PC Tony Johnson 5319 at Burton Police Station.
0300 123 4455

Bulb Planting and Community Orchard News

Over 400 bulbs have been planted around the village by a fantastic team of volunteers. These were purchased from funds raised during the Open Gardens over the Festival Weekend.

A group from the “Wellies project” will soon be creating bug hotels and bird boxes to enhance the Orchard. As ever a huge thank you to Jane Hilton for all her work.

Thank you to all the Village Clean Up helpers who gave their time on Saturday it really was appreciated.




Huge thanks to everyone who came and helped us to update the orchard.