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If you are providing feedback about changes to your local Post Office, your comments will be taken into consideration. Once the current local customer engagement period ends we'll review our plans, taking into account the feedback received from customers and local representatives together with any other relevant factors.

Once a final decision has been taken and our plans finalised we'll let local representatives know the outcome, along with details of the main issues and questions raised and how these were considered. Customer information materials will also be displayed in branch and published on our website, at that time.

Thank you once again for letting us have your feedback. If however you have contacted us about a different Post Office matter, your enquiry will be forwarded to our customer service team for investigation and reply.

Post: FREEPOST Your comments (this is all you need to write on your envelope)

email: comments@postoffice.co.uk

Phone: Customer Helpline: 03452 66 01 15
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Post Office Ltd, Registered in England and Wales number: 2154540 Registered Office: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London, EC2Y 9AQ.
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Advance important notice.
From Lichfield Electoral Services:- PLEASE NOTE THE FINAL STATEMENT - PLEASE REMEMBER TO FILL IN YOUR FORMS!!!

The 2017 Electoral Registration canvass is underway and all households will be receiving a Household Enquiry Form( HEF) in the coming week in case you receive any queries from residents and also to ask you to encourage people to return these forms as soon as possible so that we can avoid sending out reminders and canvassers.

The forms are just asking people to confirm who lives in properties that are eligible to vote . This enables us ensure the register is as accurate as possible and then send ‘ invitations to register’ to those people who are not currently registered.

The forms will be sent from our printers tonight so will reach residents early next week.
For those that do not respond by the 1st September, reminders will go out around the 12 September.
If we still do not receive a response canvassers are employed and will go out towards the end of October (date to be confirmed) - BY LAW we have to personally visit all properties where no response has been received.
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Advance warning folks - Darnford Lane road closure notice for 14th September between 08:00 - 16:00 for 'pole' replacement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Want to get involved in agriculture? Woodhouse Farm and Garden is a community interest company that is a partnership between farmer and the community. You receive a share of the harvest, freshly picked and a chance to get involved with planting and growing. Open to visitors Fridays and Saturdays 11-4pm For more information ring 01543 432005 ... See MoreSee Less

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Need a venue? The Parish Council Pavilion at Bit End Field is available for hire to groups and individuals. For more details contact Sue on 01543 432842 ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you crafty? We still have some stalls for crafts at the Countryside and Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd September 10am-4.30pm at Bit End Field. For more details contact chrismilar25@hotmail.com ... See MoreSee Less

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Great to chat to those of you who called in today for a cuppa. Next PC Open day 16th September. ... See MoreSee Less

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HS2 GROUND INVESTIGATIONS IN WHITTINGTON MARCH – MAY 2017

 

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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-ground-investigations-a-non-technical-guide -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.