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Call for renewed vigilance

Call for renewed vigilance as variant concerns grow Staffordshire County Council is calling on residents to remain vigilant as concerns surrounding emerging coronavirus variants grow.

Covid case rates have increased in Staffordshire over the bank holiday weekend. As the county basks in warmer weather the Council is urging residents to keep following the roadmap rules, take up the jab when offered and to get tested twice a week.

The Council is also pointing to the growing numbers of the Indian variant being identified in the county as another reason to not get complacent.

Currently people can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors, with indoor gatherings limited to six people or two households. People are still advised to continue to work from home where they can and to avoid identified Indian variant hotspot areas if possible. People should also continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of infection such as hand hygiene, social distancing and face coverings in indoor public spaces.

Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care, Dr. Johnny McMahon, said:

“The emergence of the Indian variant is a growing cause for concern for Staffordshire and we are monitoring the situation closely.

“We are taking appropriate precautionary measures with additional testing of contacts and accelerating the vaccination programme, and we are asking residents to continue to do their bit to stop the variant of concern getting a foothold in the county."

“People must not get carried away with the new freedoms or distracted by the lovely sunshine we are enjoying – we must still follow the rules in place, get the jab when offered and make time in our daily routines to get tested.”

Local advice on coronavirus, testing and vaccinations can be found at: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Coronavirus.

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Tutbury Community Fund

Dear All,

Some of you may be aware that when the Peveril Heritage Park estate was approved for construction an amount of money was put aside for community improvements, initially in the form of a new community building, but eventually in the form of a 250k fund. The ESBC (East Staffordshire Borough Council) managed 250k Tutbury Community Fund has now opened for applications from eligible organisations.

The application timescales are quite tight, and your Parish Council are pushing to get these extended. However, I urge community groups to consider putting in proposals. You will notice that it is possible to partner with other organisations as part of a bid, be it with a Parish Council, Borough Council, company, charity etc in order to strengthen bids where perhaps additional project management experience would be beneficial; feel free to approach the Parish Council if you would believe partnering with us would be useful.

Regards,
Russell Lock
(Chair – Tutbury Parish Council)

Anti-Social Behaviour

Dear All,

We have via a number of sources received complaints of a rise in anti-social behaviour around the village of late, in particular in the locality of the new Heritage Park estate. If you see anti-social behaviour please do report this via the appropriate channels, in particular by calling it in to the police via 101, or online using the link provided to the right.