Town Council Issues Update on Traffic and Parking Public Meeting

Fazeley crest colour smallFazeley Town Council has published an update on the public meeting held at the Town Hall on Wednesday, 30th September 2015 to discuss Traffic and Parking in the Town.

The meeting back in September had questions asked about the possible part-time use of St Paul’s Church car park and Tolson’s Mill car park for general public use and the refurbishment of Council owned land at the rear of Victory Terrace.

Following a meeting with St Paul’s Church officials, it was concluded that the Church Car Park would not be suitable for general Public use.

The Managing Agent for the Tolson’s Mill properties was approached and he advised that each business tenant has a limited parking allocation and all businesses would need to reach agreement for public parking during set times.  The view is that this would never be agreed to with parking allocation being a premium requirement for each business.

The Town Council contacted groundwork’s contractor last December for a quote to refurbish the access roadway and degraded tarmac car park area adjacent to the recreation field behind Victory Terrace.  The refurbishment of the roadway only will cost £22,250 + VAT, the car park only will cost £41,850 + VAT and both areas refurbished together will cost £58,400 +VAT.

The question was also asked as to whether the taxi rank by the Peninsular Restaurant could be converted back into a general parking space as there are no resident taxis in Fazeley.  This currently remains unanswered but will be pursued and reported on in a later bulletin.

Click here to read the public meeting update and the report will also be posted around Fazeley on the various Town Council owned notice boards.


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Town Council Freezes Council Tax for Eighth Year

council taxLast night, Fazeley Town Council’s elected members voted to freeze their share of the local council tax for the eighth year in a row.

Fazeley Town Council receives its share of council tax from Lichfield District Council via the annual Precept and following prudent management of the Town Council’s finances by all Town Councillors, the Precept has again been set at £57,872.00.

Town Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, said, “To be able to freeze the council tax for the eighth year in a row is good news for the residents of Fazeley.  Thanks to another year of prudent management of the budget by the whole of the Town Council, we are again able to present a balanced budget with a frozen precept for the coming year.”


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Town Mayor Reminds Eligible Residents to get the Shingles Vaccination

injectionFazeley’s Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, is reminding eligible local older residents to get the shingles vaccine to help prevent the painful infection.

Cllr Hoult’s health message comes after new figures released by Public Health England (PHE) have shown a drop in vaccine coverage

Although shingles vaccination is often offered at the same time as the annual flu vaccination, the shingles vaccine is available at any time throughout the year to eligible people.

All Fazeley residents aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 on 1 September 2015, who have not already had the vaccine, can visit their doctor for the inoculation.

Cllr Hoult said, “I do not want any of our eligible residents missing out on this important vaccination. It’s worth taking the time and effort to visit your doctor to get the shingles vaccine.

“You only need to be vaccinated once and it’s important that you get it while you’re the right age.”

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Fazeley’s Mayor Lays Wreaths to Honour the Few

Fazeley Town Council’s Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, laid wreaths of remembrance at the town’s war memorial and at Fazeley’s tree at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alreways on Battle of Britain Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

After laying the wreaths Cllr Hoult said, “I am humbled to be able to lay the wreaths on behalf of the residents of Fazeley to remember the few who fought to keep the skies above Britain clear in 1940.  They may not be here today, but they will never be forgotten.”

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Town Council to Hold Public Meeting of Traffic and Parking Issues

traffic congestionFazeley Town Council will hold a public meeting on Wednesday 30th September at 7pm in the Town Hall to discuss traffic and parking issues in Fazeley.

Town Mayor Cllr Brian Hoult, Town Mayor will chair the meeting and  will be joined by County Councillor Cllr Alan White, who represents Fazeley in Stafford, and Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.

The meeting, which will be a question and answer session, has been called following concerns from many residents over the ongoing traffic issues Fazeley face on a daily basis.

Cllr Hoult said, “We want to hear first hand the concerns over traffic and parking in Fazeley and I hope as many of my fellow residents as possible attend the meeting to air their views.

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VJ Day 70th Anniversary Service in Pictures

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Fazeley Remembers VJ Day 70 Years On

VJ Day 70th anniversary serviceFazeley came together on Saturday to remember the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day and pay tribute to those who fought and died in World War 2.

Fazeley’s Vicar, Rev Jonathan Iddon, led a service of remembrance at the Town’s War Memorial, which included a bible reading from the Mayor of Fazeley, Cllr Brian Hoult, and a few words of remembrance from Tamworth MP, Christopher Pincher. Mr Pincher paid tribute to Great Britain’s 14th Army that fought in the Far East, which included his Grandfather.

During the service wreaths of remembrance were laid by Christopher Pincher MP, Cllr Janet Eagland, Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Cllr Norma Bacon Chairman of Lichfield District Council and Fazeley’s Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult. Wreaths were also laid by Peter Watterson on behalf of the Royal British Legion Tamworth and Mrs Carol Graham on behalf of St Paul’s Church Fazeley.

After the service Fazeley’s Mayor, Cllr Hoult, said, “It was an honour and privilege to take part in the service of remembrance for both VJ Day and the ending of the 2nd World War. Many residents of Fazeley fought in that conflict and unfortunately, some did not return.

“I was pleased with the turnout from Fazeley and very thankful that the weather held off throughout the whole day. I am also looking forward to paying tribute to all of our residents who have fought and died in both World Wars to keep this country free from tyranny on Remembrance Sunday 8th November.”

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Fazeley Town Council Confirms VJ Day 70th Anniversary Service

Fazeley's war memorial

Fazeley’s war memorial

Plans are being drawn by Fazeley Town Council and St Paul’s Church to hold a service in the town square on Saturday 15th August to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VJ day.

In June the Leader of Fazeley Town Council, Cllr Debbie James, proposed the Town Council host an event to remember the ending of World War Two, similar to the one that took place at Fazeley’s war memorial in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

This week Fazeley’s current Mayor, Cllr Brian Hoult, confirmed talks are taking place with the local church to hold the event on the morning of Saturday 15th August.

Cllr Hoult said, “Like every city, town and village across the UK, Fazeley lost fathers, sons and daughters in the 2nd World War so, as VJ day marks the ending of that long war, it is right to hold a service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of all hostilities.

“Although, the timetable for the event has not been finalised, I hope both current and past residents of Fazeley will put this date in their diary and join us at the Town’s war memorial to honour all who fought, died and survived to keep this country free from tyranny.”

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth and Fazeley, has confirmed that he will be attending the service. Also in attendance will be Fazeley’s former County Councillor and current Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis. Both Mr Pincher and Mr Ellis will lay wreaths of remembrance during the service.

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New Mayor and Deputy for Fazeley Town Council

The new-look Fazeley Town Council met for the first time on Monday 18 May and elected two new councillors as Mayor and Deputy Mayor.

Cllr Brian Hoult from Bonehill, who was one of seven new members on the eleven-member council, was voted in as Mayor of Fazeley and took over from Cllr Debbie James who has been Mayor for the last year.

Cllr Hoult said, “I am very pleased to have been elected as Councillor this year to Fazeley Town Council and then to be voted as Town Mayor.

“I have lived in Bonehill for more than 20 years and so it is an honour to serve as councillor and Mayor for the Fazeley, Mile Oak and Bonehill communities which I will undertake to the best of my abilities during my term of office.”

It’s a family affair as 19-year-old Cllr Sam Kingstone, the son of current Tamworth Mayor Cllr Richard Kingstone, was given the position of Deputy Mayor of Fazeley in his first meeting.

Cllr Kingstone, who currently works in Fazeley, said: “I’m very glad to be chosen for the role of Deputy Mayor. I feel empowered, valued and proud to be a member of Fazeley Town Council, and I look forward to seeing what the next couple of years brings.”

Outgoing Mayor Cllr Debbie James has been voted leader of the council and she was presented a framed certificate to honour her term as Town Mayor.

Cllr James said, “I am proud to have been given the prestigious honour of serving as the first citizen of Fazeley, Bonehill & Mile Oak. I worked in Mile Oak for eighteen years and my late father worked in Bonehill for over twenty years.

“I am also very pleased to be voted the Leader of Fazeley Town Council, the role my husband Andrew held for the last four years before he stepped down from the Town Council at the recent election.”

Fazeley Town Council is made up of eight Conservative and three Labour councillors.

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Town Mayor Lays Wreath to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of VE Day

Fazeley’s Town Mayor, Cllr Debbie James, laid a wreath at the town’s war memorial on Friday 8th May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

The wreath was laid below the names of those Fazeley residents who gave their lives fighting for King and Country during World War II.

After laying the wreath Cllr James said, “It was an honour and privilege to lay the wreath and pay tribute to the men of Fazeley who fought and died to help keep this country free from tyranny.”

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