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Staffordshire County Council Announcement (15 November 2017)
Changes to Subsidised Bus Journeys in Staffordshire Approved

An eight week public consultation on how best to spend Staffordshire County Councilís £1.3m annual bus subsidy has resulted in the option which safeguards most journeys. The County Councilís Cabinet has today also agreed to work with bus operators, district and borough councils, parish councils and local community groups to explore options for supporting some of the journeys which will no longer be funded by the authority from April 2018. While the vast majority of bus journeys in Staffordshire are currently made without any subsidy from the County Council, some journeys are still costing taxpayers more than £10 every time someone gets on board. As the County Council needs to spend a record £300m on care this year alone, we need to make sure that every penny of taxpayersí money is working its hardest. The option chosen means that most trips can still be made at the lowest average cost to taxpayers. More than 96 per cent of all bus journeys currently made in Staffordshire will still be able to be made. In cases where journeys will no longer be subsidised, such as the Dial-A-Ride, we want to work with local bus operators, local councils and communities to see which are the most important to them and look at helping them explore other options for funding. Further details of the approved proposal can be found at This details only journeys which will continue to be subsidised by the county council.

Flood Warning Service

Find out more about the Environment Agency's Flood Warning Service here.

Rolleston Free Health Walk
Spread Eagle Car Park, Rolleston at 10.30am every Wednesday

We walk for up to one hour around the village - it is a health walk not a ramble so we keep to footpaths and pavements. For more information contact Olwyn on 07530710632 or just come along.

Road Works In Your Area

Staffordshire County Council has launched a new road works web tool that will make information on current and planned road works free and accessible to everyone. You can access the information through their website or the national site at A pdf document containing further information can be found here.

You can register your application for housing in East Staffordshire by completing an application form, available from Trent & Dove Housing offices at Trinity Square, Horninglow Street, Burton on Trent (Telephone 01283 528528). Once registered you can express your interest for any advertised property for which you are eligible. Your interest can be made by telephoning 01283 528528 or via their website. You can search for properties here.

To arrange a FREE Home Fire Risk Check call FREEPHONE 0800 0241999. Further details can be read here.

St Mary's Church Room

There is a welcome increase in the use of the Church Room by residents and local organisations. If you would like to reserve the room for a party or event please contact Dennis Dickinson (Tel: 0771 784 0994) . There is no hire charge but a donation to Church funds is appreciated.

Church Weddings

Anyone considering organising their wedding in Rolleston should contact the Rector, Rev. Ian Whitehead, at the Rectory on 810151 . "The vicar who married us in Rolleston was wonderful" (Quote taken from

Coffee Mornings

Rolleston's regular Thursday coffee mornings are held in the sixteenth Century Old Grammar School in the churchyard each week from 10.00 to 11.30. If you are not already a regular visitor, do go along. There is often something interesting to buy, and it usually seems to be someone's birthday, so you may get a piece of cake thrown in (or more daintily served). In addition, the beautiful old Church is open for visitors, with willing volunteers.

St Mary's Church Floodlighting

Floodlighting of St Maryís brightens the village centre and makes it much more attractive during the long winter evenings. The lights were installed and continue to be maintained by the Civic Trust but the electricity bill is met by the Church.

Sponsorship for the lights to mark a celebration, anniversary, in memory of someone, or just because you enjoy them, costs £5 for an evening or £25 for a week.

To sponsor lighting please contact Mr Tom Martin, 43 The Lawns, tel. 813 320.

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Last updated: 20 November 2017