Festival fun in Hednesford this summer

Hednesford will be celebrating this summer with its annual festival for the whole community. Hednesford Festival is taking place on Saturday 12 August between 12 noon and 6pm in Hednesford Park and Town Centre. The artisan market will be in the town centre from 9am. This year, the event is being organised by Hednesford in
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Funding pledge for Hednesford advice service ‘lifeline’

Hednesford councillors have pledged a further £5,000 to the town’s Citizens’ Advice Bureau and hailed its vital work as a lifeline. The grant was announced after it was revealed more than £130,000 in benefits had been received by those eligible over the last year, thanks to support from the CAB  team. At this week’s council
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Hednesford Town Council’s minute’s silence for Carol

Hednesford Town councillors paid tribute to businesswoman and community volunteer Carol Fittes who died after a short cancer battle. Council chairman Alan Pearson asked colleagues to join him in a minute’s silence at this week’s council meeting. He said the minute should honour Carol, who died aged just 45, alongside the victims of tragedies in
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Third consecutive term for Alan at the Hednesford helm

A stalwart Hednesford councillor has been appointed chairman of the town council for the third year running – and has vowed to make plans for future development his priority. Councillor Alan Pearson – the Labour representative for Hednesford North – was chosen to be chairman with his colleague Councillor Brian Gamble, also Labour and representing
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Thank you everyone!

Brian Gamble from the Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee says: I’d like to thank everyone who has taken time to send us their views on our draft neighbourhood plan. This is a key document that will evolve over time and we called on you to help as it will shape our town’s future. We are
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Improving the gateway to Cannock Chase

Hednesford Town Council is looking to improve unsightly and underused areas in the town centre as part of their Neighbourhood Plan. They are looking into various uses for land that lies between Market Street and Victoria Street, and off Cardigan Place, and are asking residents of Hednesford to have their say on what development they
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Planning to protect Hednesford’s green open spaces

While large open spaces are an important asset to any town, small public spaces around housing estates are also considered important amenities for local communities and their protection is being addressed in the Hednesford Neighbourhood Plan. Similar to the Green Belt Policy, which controls urban growth and keeps land permanently open, the aim of the
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Hednesford plans new houses for older residents

We’ve highlighted the need for more housing for older residents in the housing policy of the Neighbourhood Plan, and raised the idea of a retirement village – we’re really keen to hear what the people of Hednesford think about this! The proposed development would be on land in Cannock Road, and would include specialist housing
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Hednesford ‘have your say’ call as planning ‘blueprint’ ‘is launched

Hednesford residents, workers and visitors are being asked to have their say on the future of the town. Hednesford Town Council is launching a draft Neighbourhood Plan document which people can provide their feedback on before it’s finalised. Community consultation is a key part of the process for any neighbourhood plan – which is also
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It’s our future: Have your say!

So here we are, the big day is fast approaching. Soon you will be able to have your say on a matter of great importance, helping shape your future and making your voice heard. And no, this is not about the EU referendum! There is a big decision looming much closer to home as the
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