The Parish Council is introducing a Spring Clean initiative.
Spring is here (apparently!) and now is the time to shake off the remnants of winter and generally tidy the village up. Can you spend half an hour (or more) during the weekend of 21st and 22nd April to tidy up your bit of the village? It can be picking up litter, pulling weeds from your section of the street you live in, cleaning road signs or trimming back hedges - it all helps to keep our village a tidy one.
We have litter pickers and bags available that you can collect from the Village Car Park at 10am on Saturday 21st.
Dates for Amenity Skip, 2018-2019. 10-11am Parish Council car park, High Street.
April 14th 2018,
August 11th 2018,
November 24th 2018,
February 9th 2019.
The following press release has been made by Stafford Borough Council:
Fouling success in borough villages
Two villages who joined a Stafford Borough Council campaign to reduce the amount of dog fouling in their area this year have already seen positive results.
Barlaston has seen instances of dog mess reduced by around 75% after starting the purge on irresponsible owners in January. And Hixon has also seen more than 70% less dog fouling since February.
The initiatives come on the back of successful campaigns in various other areas of Stafford Borough.
Hixon and Barlaston joined forces with the council to target fouling hot spots. Signs were put up, flyers distributed and free dog poo bags have been made available as part of the six month scheme.
Hixon Parish Councillor, Susan McKeown, who is supporting the campaign, said: “I am really pleased that we have made such good progress in the few weeks this initiative has been running.
“Owners of dogs in Hixon are very responsible but there is an inconsiderate few and this scheme is aimed at making sure everyone picks up after their pet.”
Dog fouling in villages such as Gnosall and Weston have also reduced significantly following similar campaigns working with the Borough Council.
The council has issued a number of fines throughout Stafford and surrounding towns and villages, and has taken dog owners to court as part of a long running zero-tolerance campaign against people not cleaning up after their pets.
Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health at the Borough Council, said: “It is great to see these communities coming on board our campaign and doing their bit to try and rid the village of this disgusting issue.
“There’s no doubt the work we are all doing has made a huge impact in reducing the number of people who do not clean up after their dogs.”
He added: “We have seen the damage this problem can cause to young children and how anyone can ignore that is beyond me. All dog owners have to do is bag it, pick it up and put it in a bin - and that can be any public rubbish bin.”
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to give information in confidence about people who do not clean up after their dogs or call 01785 619402. Further details can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/dogs
Here is the latest Newsletter from November 2017 .....
Please follow link for updated timetable at the Memorial Hall (November 2017).
Contact Karen Appleton on 01889 270151 to book the hall.
There are plots available on the Wellington Fields Allotments on Egg Lane, please contact Jane Garner by phone on 01889 270151 or email email@example.com if you are interested.
Maps and documents showing the route for HS2 in the area around Hixon are available to view on paper and on a PC at the Clerk's house, by appointment.
On 12th June 2017 the following presentation in objection to planning application 16/25315/COU for permanent storage of scrap commercial vehicles, buildings and 6 auctions per year on the former runway on Hixon Airfield Estate was given by Brendan McKeown to the Planning Committee. The application was permitted anyway.
The Hixon Speedwatch group holds regular sessions: If you would like to help or to get more details, please contact Paul Hopcroft on 01889 270516 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For up-to-date information on Rights of Way and their maintenance etc. please read on for link to Staffordshire County Council's publication "The Rights of Way Guide"
There is a community Facebook page available to residents of the parishes of Hixon and Stowe by Chartley. It is the Hixon Parish Stafford Community Forum, if you want to get to it please click this link
It is a closed group so you will have to request to join from from the page itself.
Hixon Parish Council would like to ask residents to take back inside any items that have been left out for the scrap collectors but not collected, after 2-3 days.
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