Eccleshall Guide

Updated on 14th June 2021

Eccleshall Guide

25 Wheelwright Drive, Eccleshall, Staffs, ST21 LB
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Eccleshall  News

The Eccleshall column is supplied to the Stafford and Stone Newsletters and Market Drayton / Newport Advertisers each week

Items for publication in the local newspapers and magazines can be sent to Peter Jones,

email: or by post to 25 Wheelwright Drive, Eccleshall,
ST21 6LB or telephone 01785 851381.

Posters for the town notice board and items for publication can also be left at the I Tech shop in Stafford Street, Eccleshall courtesy of Tom Court. You can also send posters on email and I will print them.

For the edition dated 16th June 2021

FLORAL DELIGHT: Despite the poor weather on Sunday June 6 the members of the Ecclian Society were joined by volunteers in the High Street to erect 64 hanging baskets and 48 mangers. Many of the baskets and managers had been sponsored by local businesses, organisations, and individuals. The baskets were supplied by local nursery Johnson Hall. The flowers give the town centre a wonderfully colourful look for the summer months and give visitors and residents a lovely backdrop for a visit to the town. The Ecclian Society has been in place now for over 25 years and the work to raise funds for the flowers and other activities of the Society who were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for its efforts.

Pic: selection of pics of folk installing the flowers

OPEN GARDENS: The Open Gardens weekend takes place this year on Saturday June 19 and Sunday June 20 between 10am and 4pm. Admission programmes are available from outside the library from 9.30am on each of the two s at a cost of £5.
The funds raised from the event help to fund the various activities of the Society dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of Eccleshall a unique country town of historical interest. On Sunday June 20 the Mayor of Stafford Councillor Tony Nixon and the Mayoress Mrs Wendy Nixon will visit the gardens.

CHILDRENS PLAY AREA: A play area created especially for younger children has been opened on the Sancerre Grange estate off the Stafford Road by the Bovis organisation. This is in addition to an area created for older children. The restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic had delayed the opening of the two area.

Pic: The newly opened play area

CHRISTIAN AID: John Treanor the Christian Aid representative for Eccleshall has reported that the considerable sum of £1100.13 was raised during the Christian Aid week in May. No mean feat in these difficult times and it will go a long way to assist in the magnificent work in many deprived parts of the work. Many thanks to all of the donors.

CHURCH SERVICE: The Holy Trinity Service on Sunday June 20 at 10am will ONLY be held in the church and not virtual this week. Reverend Stephen Habgood will conduct the service. If you wish to reserve a seat at this service please ring Kate Griffith on 01785 850948 on Thursday  June 17 between 9am and 11am. Please come along if you wish to. Reverend Jules will take the Holy Communion St Chad’s service starting at 11.30am. For St Chad’s services please ring John Treanor on 01782 851378. Covid restrictions still remain in place.


VILLAGE HALL READY TO RE-OPEN: The village hall on the B5405 Newport Road, at Great Bridgeford (ST18 9PR) is now COVID-19 secure and is ready for its local organisations to resume activities.

The Management Committee have completed the risk assessments and put into place rigorous strategies as advised by the Government and following the advice and regulations from Action with Communities in Rural England. Hiring organisations have submitted risk assessments with special reference to hygiene issues and social distancing. Hand sanitiser is provided at all entrances and exit points, special cleaning boxes with gloves, sanitiser, masks, cloths and cleaning sprays are in all the toilets, and kitchen for use in all the rooms. Hirers have been issued with Special Conditions of Hire detailing the measures they need to observe to keep all users safe.

The Committee took advantage of the hall being closed to have the sprung dance floor in both halls re-sanded and re-sealed, and all the rooms of the Hall have been re-decorated. BT will be on the premises in the next month or two, installing Broadband.

To celebrate the re-opening the Committee are planning a Summer Fete at the hall on Saturday July 17th from 1.00 to 4.00 pm. All the organisations have been invited to promote their activities, and some will be giving demonstrations, including Martial Arts and Argentine Tango dancing.

There will be complimentary tea and coffee, and homemade cakes including gluten-free and sugar reduced.