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Please see below latest Firing Times on the Ranges:
Friday 20th October – Friday 3rd November

Any firing times which are indicated on the dates shown below refer to both the long ranges and the two standalone 25m ranges on the back access road to the Military Married Quarters


Friday 20 Oct NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Saturday 21 Oct NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Sunday 22 Oct NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Monday 23 Oct 08:00 – 17:00 Long Ranges
Tuesday 24 Oct 08:00 – 17:00 Long Ranges
Wednesday 25 Oct 08:00 – 17:00 Long Ranges
Thursday 26 Oct 08:00 – 17:00 Long Ranges
Friday 27 Oct 08:00 – 17:00 Long Ranges
Saturday 28 Oct 08:00 – 17:30 Long Ranges
Sunday 29 Oct NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Monday 30 Oct NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Tuesday 31 Oct NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Wednesday 01 Nov NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Thursday 02 Nov NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open
Friday 03 Nov NO FIRING Hopwas Woods Open

1. Updated information on the firing taking place on Whittington Range Complex can be obtained by ringing
Ops Room (24hrs) 01874 635599
Whittington Range 07827 982 444 or 07881 848323
Main Office 01785 763127
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Please see below the brilliant Raffle Prizes donated for the 2017 Countryside Fair.

For a list of the winners please see the PC website.

1. Arthur Price 44 piece Cutlery Set
2. Arthur Price £40 Shop Voucher
3. Swinfen Hall Hotel Afternoon Tea for Two
4. The George Hotel - - 3 Course Evening
Dinner for Two people (value £19 per person).
5. The Olive Tree - 3 Course Lunch for 2 people.
6. Millennium Hardware - 38 piece Socket Wrench Set.
7. The Plough - £30 Voucher
8. Darnford Moors Golf Club – 1 x 4 Ball.
9. Snowdome - Sledging Session for 2 people.
10. Strykers – Ten Pin Bowling for up to 6 people.
11. Lichfield Health and Fitness – 1 month’s
12. Obsession Salon and Spa Manicure
13. Sheepwash Farm -Escorted Tour of Turbine for 2 people.
14. Bell Pub, Whittington – Bottle of Wine
15. “Charlie” – Bottle of Wine
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Countryside Fair 2018

A meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 29th November 7pm Bit End Pavilion to discuss the 2018 Fair and appoint volunteers for key roles. Everyone is welcome. It is possible that without enough volunteers the future of the Fair is in jeopardy so come along. If you are not able to come but are interested in getting involved contact the Parish Clerk David Walton on 01543 432842 or any Councillor.
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HS2 Phase 2a (West Midlands – Crewe) Hybrid Bill Environmental Statement Consultation Response now available to view on the WFPC website ... See MoreSee Less

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2 October at 7.30pm The Pavilion Bit End Field. See the PC web site for full agenda. Come and see how your PC works, we have vacancies so new members welcome.
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WELCOME DAVID - The Parish Council is pleased to advise that they have appointed a new Clerk, Mr David Walton. Some of you will know that David has served the Council as a volunteer for many years as a Parish Councillor, he is now swopping roles and will become an Officer of the Council undertaking the role of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. David can be contacted on or 01543 432842 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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Notice of two Casual Councillor Vacancies on the Council. ... See MoreSee Less

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More pics from the produce show 😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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171001_Phase 2a Consultation Response Staffordshire Authorities



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.