I regret that due the number of apologies received from Councillors  a quorum ( a minimum of three) would not be obtained for tonight’s meeting and its is therefore being postponed..
The meeting is re-arranged for Monday 4th October in Cotes Heath & Standon Community Centre at 7.30pm.
I do hope that you ill be able to arrange to attend this meeting.regards
David Wright
Clerk to Standon Parish Council.





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July 12th Parish Council Meeting via ZOOM 19.30

This is a PUBLIC meeting and you are invited to attend. The details for connecting on-line are below.

Meeting ID: 817 7918 9098

Passcode: 034879


May 11th Parish Council Meeting via ZOOM 19.30

This is a PUBLIC meeting and you are invited to attend. The details for connecting on-line are below.

Meeting ID: 834 0331 3658   Passcode: 552382


Latest update from Network Rail on the A519 railway bridge at Mill Meece – the bridge closure will remain until 12th May 2021 to complete the works to make the bridge safe.

The road will re-open thereafter.

There will be another 2 months of works on the bridge after that, undertaken under traffic light control.

April 9th.

I am contacting you as the Chair of Standon and Cotes Heath Parish Council. Network Rail will be carrying out three weeks of emergency repairs to the bridge and there will be a road closure affecting Newcastle Road and Meadow Lane.

Works will begin tomorrow and be continuous until Monday. Our engineers will then work during daytime hours to carry out repairs until early May. I’m sorry for the late notice of this but upon an inspection, it was decided emergency repairs were required and we had no choice but to close the road and railway.

A letter has been sent to local residents which I have attached and a press release has been sent out to local media to print with information.

March 29th.  

Emergency bridge repair – Mill Meece

 Network Rail is having to impose a single lane closure on the A519 road bridge. An engineering review of the A519 road bridge that crosses the West Coast main line near Mill Meece has highlighted the need for urgent emergency repair work to make it safe for road and rail users. Engineers are currently on site at the bridge and work is already underway to repair this. The single lane road block is in effect to ensure safety for our engineers and the public.

Due to the emergency nature of this work we aren’t able to provide an end date for the road block yet but as soon as this becomes available we will let you know. A letter to residents is being drafted and will be sent out first thing on Monday.

 MAR 8th Parish Council Meeting via ZOOM 19.30

This is a public meeting.  the details for connecting on-line are given below.

 Meeting ID: 859 9397 6666     Passcode: 503061



Dog fouling regrettably is on the increase throughout our Parish and is totally anti social.

It can cause serious illness as well as being unpleasant.

The majority of dog owners clean up after their pets. Those irresponsible owners that don’t will face a fine.

£100 REWARD SCHEME (Borough Council)

Receive £100 if the information you provide leads to either a successful prosecution or the issuing of a £100 Fixed Penalty Notice.

Tell us in confidence if you know someone who is not cleaning up after their dog at or on 01785 619000. Please give as much detail as possible such as name, location, time, dates.

Any person in charge of a dog who does not clean up the mess will get a £100 Fixed Penalty Fine or face prosecution with a maximum fine of £1000.

Being unaware that the dog has fouled, or not having anything to clean up the mess, is not an excuse.



To all the public spirited Wombles of Standon Parish a big THANK YOU from the Parish Council for the outstanding litter picking activities carried out over the last few days.

We are fortunate to live in a beautiful location but alas there are those people who pass through determined to despoil our environment. Shame on them.

again a big THANK YOU….   

the Parish Council


JAN 11th Parish Council Meeting via ZOOM 19.30

This is a public meeting.  the details for connecting on-line are given below.

 Meeting id: 831 5452 5841   Passcode: 121245


NOV 9th Parish Council Meeting via ZOOM 19.30.

This is a PUBLIC meeting. The details for connecting on-line are given below.

Meeting ID: 838 0011 0563 Passcode: 714559




Donations of non perishable items in lieu of harvest festival produce can be left outside the school, church porch or Standon Mill.

Mrs Bradley has set up the link below for registering entries and already has some entrants




Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor Parish of Standon


A Vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If you are a Local Government Elector for the above area you may request that an election is held to fill the vacancy.  This must be put in writing and delivered addressed to Tim Clegg the Returning Officer c/o The Elections Office Stafford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ Tel: 01785 619424) by no later than Tuesday, 13th October 2020.

If ten local government electors make this request an election  will not take place until the ordinary day of  election of Councillors to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021, by virtue of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioner(Coronavirus)(Postponement of Elections and Referendums)(England & Wales) Regulations 2020.

However, this date may be brought forward or deferred by the Government depending upon the circumstances.  Any election will be publicised as required by law.

Please ensure that you receive confirmation from us that your request has been received.

If a request for an election is not received by the above deadline then the Parish Council will co-opt a person to fill the vacancy as soon as practicable in accordance with the Local Elections (Parishes & Communities) (England & Wales) Rules 2006.

Clerk to the Parish Council

Dated:  Wednesday, 23rd September 2020




Volunteering in Staffordshire has never been so easy!

‘Do It – Staffordshire’ enables you to sign up to be a ‘Staffordshire Volunteer’ and find local volunteering roles that match your interests.

Here are some volunteer roles you could register your interest in today:

  • Local Litter Picker– Join a small group of volunteers for organised litter picks to help keep your local area clean.
  • ICT Buddy – Help improve people’s computer skills so they have the skills they need to get ready for employment.
  • Reading Helper – Work on a 1-1 basis with children. Talking, reading and playing games to improve their confidence and self-esteem.
  • Volunteer Mentor  This role is for anyone who would like to support children and young people at a difficult point in their lives, to offer support, advice and guidance.





Details to follow, but it will take the same format as the May meeting.

Meeting ID: 874 2410 1176
Password: 988361



During the COVID-19 restrictions it will not be possible to hold Parish Council meetings in a meeting room. The Parish Council has therefore made arrangements for the meetings to be conducted on-line using Zoom.  The Government has now issued legislation making remote meetings  permissible for Parish Councils. The May 2020 meetings will take place on 11th May starting at 7.30pmfor the Annual Assembly and 8.00pm or immediately following for the Annual Parish Council meeting. The public will be able to join this and future meetings and take part in the Public Session. For each meeting, the ID of the meeting and the required password will be displayed below approximately 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.



Please be aware Brown Bin collection will resume Monday 27th April


Please note – Due to the Coronavirus restrictions all PC meetings are cancelled.

Alternative methods of conducting PC business are being investigated.


Beautifying our Villages.

A big thank you to the ladies of the WI for beautifying our villages with several displays of spring bulbs discretely planted.



Please be aware that the borough Council have suspended the collection of Brown Bins until further Notice  



*Sent on behalf of Becky Martin, Recycling and Waste Operations Officer* Staffs Borough Council

To minimise the impact of Coronavirus on recycling and waste services, and to help ensure essential services can be delivered for as long as possible, the decision has been made to suspend all Civic Amenity visits until further notice.

Could you please pass on this message to residents via your notice boards etc.

We will be in contact in due course to ascertain your ongoing Civic Amenity visit requirements.




Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December between the hours of 10.00 and 14.00

As part of the Pool area development we are planting trees and hedging plants donated by the Woodland Trust on the two date above

We are looking for volunteers from the community to help us with this task.

Please come and join us on both or one of the sessions or even just pat of a session.

Bring spade and get involved in helping us in developing this valuable Village asset.

Meet on site.



All Saints Church Antiques Evening at the Village Hall

To be hosted by Thomas Plant (Forrester) of TV Fame – Flog It, Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip

Thomas will talk about his life as an Auctioneer and give valuations of items presented during the evening

There will a Buffet meal and Bar – tickets £15


Saturday 28 September – Band Night

Live music with the excellent local band Lights Out


Starts 7.30pm, bar open, filled rolls etc. available

To claim your free tickets please contact Jan (07891 677539), Tracey (07866 952361) or Martin (07805 056797)


A519 40 mph SPEED LIMIT.

At long last after many years of campaigning we have finally got an important safety improvement on the highway through Cotes Heath. Well done to all involved your persistence has eventually paid off.

Many thanks to Cllr. Jeremy Pert for his support in facilitating this significant event.



  • Friday 21st June – Standon Playing Field (Opposite the Church) – 5.30pm
  • Stalls, Games, Bouncy Castle, Dancing Display (by All Saints School) and Bar


  • Sunday 8th September – Bowers Hall Farm – 12.30pm


Click to see details of AGM 2019 – AGM 2019 Notice & Agenda

Click to see NEW web site –

    Friday 5th April from 6.30pm – Tracey O’Flatherty’s Famous Fish and Chips
    Friday 10th May starting at 6.30pm – Italian Night
    Friday 7th June starting at 6.30pm – BBQ
    Adults £5.00, children £3.00 Pre-book food with Jan (07891 677539) or Paul (07855 566713) or Tracey (07866 952361)
    Saturday 18th May from 4.00 – 6.00pm
    Selection of Sandwiches, Scone with Jam and Cream, Selection of Cakes
    £6.00 per person or £8.00 per person with a glass Prosecco
    For those requiring a little assistance to and from the afternoon tea and who live in our catchment area, free transport can be arranged. Please discuss with Tracy when booking your place. Transport will be by private car.
    Book with Tracey on 07866 952361
  • Film night at Cotes Heath Village Hall tonight – The Party starring Timothy Spall.
  • Doors open 7.30, for 8pm start. Tickets  £5 on the door.
  • Bar will be open, tea & coffee available
  • Friday Social Evenings will continue until at least the end of April. 6.30 – 10.30, children U16 welcome until 8.30. Informal darts competition this Friday plus Lymestone Brewery ‘Einstein’ Real Ale on draft. Please try to join us.



Click on the two files for details:


QUIZ EVENING 8th MARCH – To be held in the Village Hall 7.30pm

  • Tables/teams of six
  • Prizes for winners wooden spoon for losers
  • Pie and pea plus pudding
  • Raffle
  • Tickets £10 per head
  • proceeds to All Saints Church 


Village Hall Newsletter for Feb 2019    February 2019 Newsletter


100th Anniversary of the Armistice Day November 11th

The Standon Parish Council, All Saints Church PCC,Village Hall Committee and the WI have organised a beacon to be lit on land at the Rocks as part of a Country Wide event to recognise this historic event.

It is intended to light the beacon at six o’clock on Sunday 11th November.

This is not a bonfire event it is a time for quiet reflection for all the lives lost by both sides during the Great War to end all wars.We owe them so much for their lost lives.

If you would like to raise a glass on the evening we suggest you bring with you a drink to your liking. Refreshments in the form of a hot dog will be provided.

Parking is limited and we suggest the use of the church parking and Rock Lane.



Showing at: Standon and Cotes Heath Village Hall

Tickets; £20 incl. refreshments, usual bar for wine, beer and soft drinks.

Contact Liz Wain for tickets and more information 01782 791640


The Parish Council are applying for funding to enable us to purchase a Flashing Vehicle Activated Speed sign to help reduce speeding and improve safety in our villages. There are still too many motorist who flaunt the speed limit on Mill Lane, Station Road and Biddles Lane.

We have applied for a Community Safer Roads Partnership grant and have a matching grant from Councillor Jeremy Pert to help with the overall cost of the proposal to the Parish Council.

With all our best efforts to date – speaking to road users – use of speed camera van and bin stickers we still have  speed and hence safety issue on our village roads


Village Hall Mini Music Festival.

Friday 13th October – Three Live Bands

More information soon………



All Saints Church, Standon is holding a Sunday Lunch at Bowers Farm, the home of Lucy and William Jervis in aid of church funds

Lunch will start at 12.30 and cost £15

Phase 2 of the Parish Council Project to enhance the Village Pool Area  was completed this week:

The old second pool has been dredged with several tons of silt removed and discreetly spread around the site to create more open areas. New feed and run off’s have been create to manage to pool water level, with a number of saplings, old trees and debris have removed to create a more open and improved aspect.

Please visit and let us have you views on how we can make further improvements.

  • we await some very wet weather to restore the level of each pool. 


Friday 13th July – LATE REMINDER OF TONIGHTS SOCIAL EVENING AND BBQ at Cotes & Standon Village Hall starting at 7pm.


Footpaths (Click on FOOTPATHS web page to review work being done in our area by the Stone Ramblers Volunteer Group)

  • Cutbacks in Local Authority spending has resulted in the maintenance of the footpaths becoming increasingly reliant on the goodwill of volunteer groups. We are indebted to Nigel Hopkins, the County Council Volunteer Group Supervisor, together with Derek Sweet and the Stone Ramblers Volunteer Group for their continuing work replacing stiles and the general maintenance of our footpath network.
  • many thanks to them for their work on our behalf.


Stafford Borough Council – Community Awards 2018


Recycling and waste contractors, Veolia, will be changing some of their bin collection routes to improve the efficiency of the service.

There has been a significant increase in the number of homes across the borough over the last few years and, with more being built in the future, Veolia are implementing bin collection routes that will better meet the need of this growth.

This will mean that residents may have a change to their normal collection day.

A leaflet notifying householders of the potential change is being distributed to every home in the borough.

And a new bin collection calendar, with the household’s designated collection day, will be issued at least a fortnight before the changes come in to effect.

Bank holidays will also be changing for everyone – and these will be indicated on the calendar.

All the changes will take place from the week commencing Monday 2 July.


Local Resident and Parish Council Volunteers to conduct a grassroots petition to quantify the local fears and concerns with the hazardous state of the A519 through our Village. 

Petition Volunteers:

Karen and Carl Stanyard – suggested area Mill Lane and top area of Standon

Joanne Jones – suggested area the Green and house on A519 towards Newcastle

Hilary Godfrey – suggested area Nelson Crescent and surrounding properties

Julie Baskerville – suggested area Cranberry and Bowers Bent

Peter Jones – suggested area Bowers (Church Lane, Weston Lane)



Main Projects being under taken by the PC over the next three years:


  • each project has a leader/sponsor
  • A519 – Safety Improvement and speed reduction – P Banks
  • The Parish Council to lobby the County Council and Highways Department to urgently implement improvement actions in line with the PC proposal.
  • Double White line markings to prevent over taking throughout the length of the A519 passing through the village
  • To implement a speed a restriction through the village in line with all other surrounding villages, i.e. Slindon, Hill Chorlton, Meaford , Black Brook, Great Bridgeford, and the currently proposed new speed limits for Norton Bridge.
  • Village pool area – creation of second pool and nature reserve – P Banks/A Williams
  • Village Signs – replacing/upgrading/ to include reference to careful driving – S Mather
  • Styles and Public Footpaths – P Jones. – an appraisal of improvement needs and working closely with local agencies has resulted in three styles being replaced, at no cost.
  • Litter pick 2018 – A Williams/J Jones


All Saints’ Church Standon 2018 Events:

  • 12th May – Benefice BBQ 4pm – Standon Church
  • 22nd June – Garden Fete & BBQ 5.30pm – Standon Playing Field
  • 14th July – Open Church afternoon – Afternoon tea by Church Pond
  • 9th September – Sunday Lunch in the Marquee at Bowers Hall Farm 12.30
  • 3rd November – ‘The Land Girls’ 7.30pm Cotes and Standon Village Hall. 

Everyone welcome to all these events.

More details phone: 01782791240


28 April @ 8pm – The Formula

Live band featuring local resident Vernon Charles. The Formula play a great selection of popular music from 60’s to present day and regularly perform at Granvilles in Stone. We’re very honoured that they have agreed to play just for us…! See attached poster for more information. Tickets are just £5 available from Martin (07805 056797), Jan (7891 677539), Tracey (07866 952361) or Paul (07534 649733)

11 May from 6.30pm – Tracy O’Flaherty’s Famous Fish & Chips

Social Night – fantastic food from Tracey, bar open.

£5 adults. Book food with Jan (7891 677539) or Tracey (07866 952361)




7th APRIL 2018

8nd SEP 2018

19th JAN 2019

10.00am – 12.00 noon


BUS SERVICES CHANGE ALERT – There will be the following bus service change in the Stafford Borough from April 2018

Service 15/15A/15B (D&G Bus, Stone – Newport) – Service Cancelled


SAS Staffordshire Adventure Service – DUKE of EDINBURGH’s AWARD – Open Evening

Tuesday 6th February 2018 from 6 – 7 pm at Eccleshall Library – 20 High Street ST21 6BZ

Are you 13 – 23 and interested in doing your Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award?

The Duke of Edinbugh Award is a national youth programme which provides opportunities for:

  • taking on a new challenge and making friends
  • having fun and enjoyment
  • Gaining a highly recognised and respected award
  • developing team work and leadership skills
  • Register your interest by email –

Please bring parent/guardian with you (under 18)

Facebook – @DofEinStaffordshire


31 October – Halloween Party 4.30 – 6 pm

All ages welcome but under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult. Fancy dress comp and best dressed pumpkin. £5 per child, tea included. Places must be booked – call Tracey on 07866 952361 .

3 November – Chilli Night

Chilli (vegetarian option available) with rice and accompaniments. Bar open.
Please book your meal with Jan Burke (07891 677539) or Tracey O’Flaherty (07866 952361)
9 November – Film Night –  A United Kingdom
The true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire, their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they inspired the world.

Staring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike and Tom Felton

8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm) – Tickets £5 in advance or on the door
Contact Martin Lichfield on 07805 056797
1 December – Social Night, bar open
9 December – Christmas Songs & Supper
Joint event with All Saints Standon PCC. Join us for this, our third Songs and Supper evening. Enjoy meeting and chatting with friends old & new, tuck into a marvelous supper and singing a great mix of traditional Carols and Christmas songs. Musical accompaniment by Wendy Jackson. A great way start to the Festive Season!
Tickets £10 adults,  £5 children U16 available from Martin Lichfield (07805 056797) or Liz Wain (01782 791240)


Great news for all those who were asking for a return of our very successful film nights. Once again we will be working with The Big Picture Show to put on a monthly series of films through the winter.
For those who don’t know, Big Picture Show set up a full professional projection and sound system to turn the hall into a cinema for the night. The bar will be open and there’ll even be free popcorn..!
Thursday 5 October at 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm) – I, Daniel Blake
Directed by the acclaimed Ken Loach, winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and Outstanding British Film of the Year at the 2017 BAFTAs.
A 59-year-old joiner, unable to work due to a recent heart attack, befriends a young single mother as they both struggle with the red tape of the British benefits system.
Thursday 9 November at 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm) –  A United Kingdom
The true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire, their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they inspired the world.
Tickets now available – £5 in advance
To book, contact Martin Lichfield by email or phone/text to 07805 056797


The proposed HS2 line, which borders the Standon and Cotes Heath Parish Council area

The proposed HS2 line, which borders the Standon and Cotes Heath Parish Council area, as it runs along the A51 from Yarnfield across to Whitmore is being consulted on at the moment, following the reading of the Bill in Parliament on Monday 17th July 2017.  This consultation finishes on 30th September 2017 and the Parish Council may want to submit a response based on any impacts potentially being seen during the construction phase which will start in the next year or two or any longer term impacts.

At peak Whitmore be lieve that they will see 500 vehicle movements per day and double that as they construct the proposed railhead in Yarnfield, although there is a plan to bring many of the Yarnfield vehicles off the M6 directly on to their construction site and minimise the route travelled on A roads for the Whitmore traffic, but it is worth being aware of so that the detail can be scrutinised for impacts locally.

Further details can be found on the environmental impact statement on the government website at :



The launch of the Carers Café in Eccleshall  is happening on Thursday 28th September 2017 from 10:30hrs at the Eccleshall Community Centre on Shaws Lane, Eccleshall. All carers are welcome from wherever they live and they can come with the person they care for as well, if they want. This should be a really useful scheme and the café will run on the last Thursday in every month.  

VILLAGE HALL – 15 September, 7.30pm – Live music with fantastic local singer/guitarist Alison Jones-Munro. Only £2 adults, £1 children. Bar open and food available. Contact Paul Burke on 07534 649733 or Martin Lichfield on 07805 05679



All Saints Church, Standon is holding a Sunday Lunch at Bowers Farm, the home of Lucy and William jervis in aid of church funds

Lunch will start at 12.30 and cost £15

To avoid disappointment, book your tickets early from Liz Wain Tel:01782 791240

VILLAGE HALL – 8 September, 7.30pm – Quiz Night. Teams of up to 6 people, £1 per person, bar open and refreshments available. Contact Arran Williams on 07403 153306 to register your team.


The Tuesday Cub – Cotes Heath and Standon Village Hall

The Tuesday Club has its summer break in August but on Tuesday 15th August we have a trip to Llandudno. Seats are still availableat £12 (child £6)  You will be Very Welcome.

We shall resume our meetings from 12th September


Community Awards 2017

This award scheme is being run by Stafford Borough Council for 2017 and is open to any public, private and voluntary sector organisations and individuals able to demonstrate that they have improved community wellbeing and promoted environmental and sustainable development practice within the last 12 months.

To enter organisations and individuals should be based within Stafford Borough and all projects should take place within the Borough.

An organisation can submit only one entry. If an organisation is involved in additional projects in partnership with others, a different organisation must be named as the submitting body. Entries must describe projects or activities that have been implemented and all entries will be judged and marked accordingly.

The closing date for entries is Friday 15 September 2017.


WI – There was no official meeting in August, but WI ladies are always ready for a get together and on the 3rd of the month we held a cheese and wine party at a member’s house to which our partners, or in the absence of a partner another guest, were invited too. The evening was a great success and we even managed to raise some funds for our coffers.

It is back to normal in September when our meeting will be held in Cotes and Standon Community Centre on 5th at its usual time of 7.15pm. Our speaker that evening will be Cas Bailey who will be talking about Sandstone Glass. At our October meeting on the 3rd we will be celebrating our WI’s 97th birthday with a birthday meal.



Inspiring Individual
Open to any individual
Sponsored by Sustainability Matters and Downings

Action in the Community
Open to community groups, voluntary sector organisations and community interest companies
Sponsored by B&Q and Helping Hands

Youth and Education
Open to all education establishments and youth groups
Sponsored by CPRE Staffordshire and Fay Mayer

Open to any public or private sector organisation
Sponsored by Stafford Industrial Supplies and Stafford Chamber of Commerce

The full application form can be found at the following address :-

Hard copies can be sent out, if people are not on email / the internet but would still like the details.



3 – 5 PM at the pond by ALL SAINTS CHURCH

Come along and see the work the Parish Council have completed this Spring to improve this amenity for all

for more information contact Liz Wain 01782 791240


This year – in a little over two weeks time –  as part of the Stafford Shakespeare Festival at Stafford Castle a production of Mozart’s Magic Flute – starting at 6.30pm on Sunday 2nd July 2017.

For more details highlight link below:



Organiser – David Clarke

Location – Field next to Hammonds Coal Yard in Mill Lane Standon

Programme Start 09.00 on 22 July with Face Painting-Tug of War-Raffle and many Bands performing throughout the day to late evening.

Food and Refreshments available



Parish Council Project to enhance pool area.

This week we completed the first phase of our improvement programme for the village pools.
The work included –  new post and rails to replace old and rotten fence, removal of fallen tree from the pool, a new 9inch drain replacing old 4inch drain to improve pond overflow and feed to second pool, reinstatement of path following drain excavation, build up of pool retaining wall from stone dredged from the pool and the installation of a lifebuoy unit.

Additionally – work around the second pool carried out to include removal of large fallen tree, removal of overhanging and unnecessary trees and shrubs to allow more sunlight into the area and an enlarged pathway created around the pool.

This is only part of an ongoing programme by the Parish Council to improve and further develop the area as a community asset.

We want the area to be used but used respectfully and would encourage all users to take their litter home with them.


LITTER PICK – The Parish Council has again organised a Litter Pick to take place on Saturday 17th June

  • the areas to be covered include – Station Road, The Green,  Mill Lane, the Rocks, Rock Lane, Maer Lane, Weston Lane, Church Lane, Sandy Bank, Biddles Lane and Cranberry Marsh
  •  if you would like to take part in keeping your Village Neat and Tidy please contact Peter BANKS on 07973821019 or 01782 791092.
  • your help, two hours max, would be very much appreciated.


The Health and Wellbeing Team at Stafford Borough Council are currently conducting consultations to find out what is important to people’s/families health and wellbeing in Stafford and surrounds.

Please click and complete the questionaire  – Health and Wellbeing Questionaire


BBQ SUMMER FETE – 23rd June – open at 5.30 – to be held on the playing field opposite the church


Village Hall – Friday 12th May 8.00pm onwards

  • Band Night £8 per ticket
  • Tickets – Jan and Paul Burke 07855 566713, Tracey O’Flaherty 07866 952361
  • or Martin Lichfield 01782 791189

At All Saints School Standon – Friday 5th May 7.30pm

Cheese Tasting (with wine accompaniment ) Evening – Tickets £15/head –


Village Hall – Friday 5th May 7.00pm onwards

  • Food Night
  • Curry night
  • Selection of meat and vegetarian curries

MESSY EASTER – Thursday 6th April 3.30 – 5.00pm

At All Saints School Standon

Messy Easter  Click to open for Details

People standing in front of Church

Saturday 18th March – Volunteer working party spent a few hours in the Church Yard

We are always needing for additional help, look out for details of the next event in April/May



Village Hall – Thursday 2nd February 5 – 8pm     

  • Performance Dance Studio
  • Gloria Harrison is running the first of what will hopefully become regular weekly dancing classes for children & adults depending on numbers/interest. See attached leaflet – contact Gloria on  01782 257820 or  07342892743 or email

Village Hall  – Friday 3rd February 6.30pm onwards

  • Food Night
  • Choice of hearty soups with crusty bread – only £2.50
  • Bar open
  • Contact Jan Burke (07891 677539) or myself (07805 056797) to book

Village Hall  – Saturday 4th February 7.00pm onwards

  • Race Night
  • Contact  Steve Pratt on 07759 810674
  • Bar open

WI – February 7th – Memories are made of this – Contributions from all members.

Tuesday Club –  14th and 28th February 2.00 – 4.00 Village Hall

Village Hall  – Friday 3rd March 6.30pm onwards

  • Food Night
  • Tracey O’Flaherty’s Famous Fish & Chips £TBA
  • Bar open
  • Contact Jan Burke (07891 677539) or myself (07805 056797) to book

WI  – March 7th – AGM

Village Hall  – Friday 7th April 6.30pm onwards

  • Food Night
  • Lasagne £TBA
  • Bar open
  • Contact Jan Burke (07891 677539) or myself (07805 056797) to book


Saturday 10th December – Christmas Songs and Supper.

Standon Village Hall at 7.30PM

– A joint event with All Saints Church, Standon, following the success of last year’s sing-a-long

Come and join us for an evening of socialising and songs with Wendy Jackson and musical accompanist

Don’t forget to wear your Christmas jumper! –  Everyone welcome.


Sunday 18th December – Village Carol Service – All Saints Church 6.45pm

Traditional Nine Lessons and Carols – With mulled wine and mince pies


Mid  December

Traditional pre Christmas Carol singing to be arranged around Standon and Bowers – dates to be arranged


WI  Event for November and December

On 1st November we welcome back Sarah Law. On her last visit Sarah had us all making teddy bears out of icing so we are all wondering what our next challenge is going to be.


Then, on 6th December, one of our members will be leading a Christmas craft session. If we get in as big a tangle as we did last year we can look forward to an evening of great hilarity.




SAT 22nd OCT   7.30pm    £18 incl DELI SUPPER



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Free activities for 11-17 year olds – Available 25July – 2 September

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17th September:     FREE ENTRY

MUSIC EVENT – CHAS FEST (Cote Heath and Standon in a day) 2:00pm till late.

A fun packed day for all the family with a variety of live local bands, BBQ, gaqmes, home made cakes and bar.


Standon Church BBQ Summer Fete – Friday 24th June 6:00pm – to be held on the playing field opposite the church

Village Hall – BBQ and Bar from 6:00pm – Live music with local performer Alison Jones-Mun – 1st JULY


Standon Parish Council Community Initiative

Are you considering starting a new community activity?

Standon Parish Council are working hard to increase the level of activity within the community and are offering to help with the start-up costs for new groups using Cotes & Standon Village Hall.

So if it’s Pilates, Table Tennis, Youth Club, Hobbies and Crafts or whatever you have in mind, the Council could help to get you going.

For further information contact either Peter Banks, Chair Parish Council

T: 01782 791092 E:

or Martin Lichfield, Chair Village Hall Committee

T: 01782 791189 E:


SAT 4th June – Litter Picking event across all of the Parish- click on file to see details  litter picking

Friday 3rd June Village Hall BBQ and Social – Starts 6:30pm – Burgers £2.00 Hot Dogs £1.50 – Please try to pre-order so we have idea of numbers.

Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has issued the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities with a turnover not exceeding £25,000. The Code is a requirement for smaller authorities to make information available for local people to increase democratic accountability.

(Go to – Parish Council > Transparency-Accounts page).

OPEN FARM SUNDAY – 5th June at BOWERS HALL FARM 11.00 – 15.00. Activities include – Waching the Milking – Sheep Shearing – Shire Horses – Bee Keeping – Trailer Rides – Calves and Lambs – Displays and Refreshment Stalls. ADMISSION FREE


The Parish Council have installed a DEFIBRILLATOR on the front wall of the Village Hall, following a successful application for funding to the British Heart Foundation.

We are indebted to the British Heart Foundation for their generosity.


TESCO COMMUNITY SCEME – the Parish Council have applied for funding towards the cost of creating a more formal Nature Reserve in the land adjeacent to the church – know as the village pond. We have asked for £8000 plus for the project, lets hope they take a favourable view




2nd APRIL 2016

3rd SEP 2016

14th JAN 2017

INTERESTED IN FRESH FISH – The Fresh Fish Man – Gary Braithwaite will be outside THE MILL ( on Mill Lane Standon) every Tuesday afternoon from 3.10pm to 3.45.

All enquiries 79850 792760

Following the very successful screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel back in November, our next film ’45 Years’ is on Friday 19 February at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm).

This critically acclaimed film has been nominated for the 2016 Oscars. On review said “45 Years offers richly thought-provoking rewards for fans of adult cinema – and a mesmerizing acting showcase for leads Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay”. Should be good!

The professional presentation uses a large screen & full surround sound. The bar will be open and there’s free popcorn(!), so please try to come along.

Tickets are just £5 each, available from myself (01782 791189 or 07805 056797), Paul Burke (07534 649733) or Claudia Callaghan (07505 224543),
Standon and Cotes Heath Parish Council is working closely together with the Village Hall Committee to increase the use of the hall and its facilities.

If you are thinking of starting a new group or reviving an old group and need help and financial support then seek advice as this could be made available to you.

The Parish Council has committed to providing start up funding to help any local group wishing to use the village hall for their activity.

So if it’s – Bowling, Curling, Table Tennis, Youth Club, Arts and Crafts or whatever you have in mind, we could help with some startup funding and advice.

Contact either Peter Banks Chair Parish Council 01782 791092 or Martin Lichfield Chair Village Hall Committee 01782 7911879


THE REFUSE VEHICLE will be at Cotes Heath and Standon Village Hall from 10.00am to 12noon on Saurday 6th January 26



The key information in the Network Rail release is as follows :-

A temporary diversion will be put in place between 5 October and 23 November with traffic on the existing Eccleshall and Stone Road being re-routed to the north via Yarnfield at Meece roundabout.

The benefits to be derived from the Norton Bridge works in terms of 2 extra passenger trains per hour and an extra freight train per hour per direction is clear to see and the impact of the £240m project has been largely kept to the affected communities of Norton Bridge, Chebsey and Great Bridgeford over the past couple of years, but I am sure that the length of the closure – temporary though it is – and the route may cause some inconvenience to regular users of that road.

New Bus Timetables Staffs.

Just a reminder that new bus timetables come into effect from 5 September across Staffordshire on some bus services.

Further details are now available online at

Here people can find all the details of revised timetables of services subsidised by Staffordshire County Council, together with all commercial bus services in one place. If you click through the links there are also maps available.

As may you know, the new timetables and any revision of routes have been publicised through channels such as customer road shows, real-time information updates, website updates, new timetable booklets, posters and on-bus information.

If people want to sign up for alerts on future bus changes please sign up using the link below:

For information we have received a petition/correspondence re the No 2 service and Arriva’s decision to withdraw the commercial service which served Walton and St Leonard’s.


Nat West’s new mobile banking service – replacing their High Street branch presence – will operate from in Eccleshall, as follows :-

Location : The car park of The Old Smithy, Newcastle Road, Eccleshall

When : Wednesdays from 10:45 – 11:45hrs weekly

Starting : Wednesday 19th August 2015






A refuse freighter – council speak for SKIP – will be sited at the Village Hall on the following dates.

11th APRIL and 5th SEPT 2015  – 10.00 am – 12.00 am



– Tickets £15 from Liz – 01782 791240 – EVERYONE WELCOME


Country Duo DNA – PLUS BBQ

Adults £8 Children under 15 £4 (including BBQ)





bbq – facepainting – plant stall – homemade cakes – skittles – licensed bar – lots of activitie for adults and children – may pole dancing – tombola – come and have fun – support your community




Border car – a Demand responsive transport service that operates around the area between Eccleshall, Madeley and Market Drayton has extended its operating area to incorporate the village of Standon

The service is operated by ABC Coaches on behalf of Staffordshire County Council and currently runs Monday to Friday from 7am to 6pm. The service makes links to existing local service buses and also into the towns for services such as medical appointments, shopping and socialising. Passengers are required to register to use the service, once this has been done journeys can be booked 7days beforehand up to the day of travel subject to availability.

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Journeys can be made fron Standon with effect from 23rd June 2014

Call 0300 111 8003 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am and 6pm Fridays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays for further information and booking journeys.



THE REFUSE VEHICLE will be at Cotes Heath and Standon Village Hall from 10.00am to 12noon on 30th AUGUST 2014


TEMPORARY ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER AT MILL LANE STANDON  – Bridge repair – Order in force 9th June 2014 – Work will be on or near that date and take place between hours of 9.00pm and 6am – expected to be completed by 14th June.


May 2014 – Standon Parish has a comprehensive network of well used footpaths maintained with the help of the Stone Ramblers Project Group and the Staffordshire Ranger Services.

David Wright and his volunteers have recently been busy renewing stiles, steps, and creating boardwalks with material provided by the County Council. The boardwalk was preconstructed by the County Rangers in their Cannock Chase workshop.

Go to Local Info – Local Walks to view their recent good work.



April 2014 – to review the proposed speed resriction for the Parish click here – draftnoticeandordercotesheathandstando