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Pride in our Parish

This Saturday, 1st April, Whittington and Fisherwick Parish Council organised its first village litter pick. Ten intrepid volunteers plus two dogs set off from the Village Hall to spend two hours collecting litter from the verges around Whittington and Fisherwick. Twelve black bags of litter and rubbish were collected plus a lorry wing mirror! The "Picks" will take place on a regular basis from now on. Everyone is welcome, more hands make light work! Further details can be found online at and the Parish Council facebook page.

Councillor Sue Walton
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COMMUNITY LITTER PICK THIS SATURDAY - 1st April 2017 from 10.00am until 12 meeting at the Village Hall car park at 10.00am

Your Parish Council has included in its priorities this year, the monitoring and management of litter within the villages of Whittington and Fisherwick as well as the approach roads. The Parish Council is committed to raising awareness of the growing problem of litter in and around our beautiful villages.
Most of you will no doubt by now have seen the fantastic posters which were produced by the children from our Primary School. The Head teacher has also been talking to the children about litter and how important it is to use litter bins or take your litter home. So at least the next generation will be more litter aware. The children have produced eight eye-catching posters designed to stop people dumping cans, packaging, paper and cartons along the verges of the approach roads, on pavements and in community play areas. You cannot miss these colourful posters as you drive towards the village or visit the parks. Well done girls and boys – the posters are fabulous!
The Parish Council would like the Community as a whole to come together to help us with this problem. So, the Parish Council is organising a regular ‘Community litter pick’ led by Parish Councillors. Litter picks will take place on the first Saturday of every month, starting on Saturday 1st April 2017 from 10.00am until 12 meeting at the Village Hall car park at 10.00am. Members of the community are invited to come along and take part. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and bring your own gloves. High viz jackets and black bags will be provided. Litter picking routes will be decided upon on the day depending on how many people turn up. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the morning.
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Don't forget to have your say...
From the 20th March through to the 12th May Lichfield District Council will be consulting on its Local Plan Allocations Publication document. This is an opportunity for comments to be submitted on the draft Plan. All the documents are available on line at and through our consultation portal they are also available to view in the reception of the District Council House Frog Lane, Lichfield Staffordshire, WS13 6YZ Monday to Friday 8.45 am-5.15 pm (except Bank holidays).
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Most will already be aware that Phase One of the new High Speed Two Railway (HS2), the part of the route between the West Midlands and London, received Royal Assent -that is the final authority to proceed with its construction – on 23 February2017.

As part of the development of the new railway, HS2 Ltd is planning to carry out ground investigations in and around the Whittington and Fisherwick Parish area. These works will commence in mid-March 2017 and be completed in late May 2017. Put simply, ground investigation is the examination and study of the soil, rocks and groundwater below the surface of a field, pavement or highway and is an essential preliminary to finalising the design of the track bed and associated structures such as bridges and retaining structures before construction proper commences –possibly later this year but more probably in 2018.

A variety of methods is used to obtain samples, to monitor and test them. HS2 has produced an illustrated non-technical leaflet, which explains why ground investigations are necessary and describes each of the main techniques that will be used. You can read this on the Government web site at -or if you prefer Click here to download the guide

Most of the ground works taking place within the Parish will not be noticeable by the public. This is due to a large majority of the work-taking place in open green space owned by private landowners, where we have permission to carry out the work on their land. However, some ground investigation may be carried out in and around highway locations. Prior to the ground investigations starting HS2 Ltd has promised to send send out notifications to the local community and stakeholders and work closely with the Parish Council to limit the impact within the village and its environs. In all probability by the time you read this you will have received a general update on progress from them direct, but please rest assured that we will also continue to meet local HS2 representatives (they now have offices in Birmingham) on a regular basis to ensure that community concerns are fully addressed – and of course keep you fully updated on progress.