Project Progress Tracker

Current Projects

Fradley Sports Community Hub

Following the Community Hub and the Sports, Open Space and Recreation surveys conducted in May 2022, the Parish Council amended plans for the Hub taking into account the feedback recieved from residents. 

In June 2022 the Parish Council submitted a planning application to Lichfield District Council with a view to improving and updating the MUGA. Improvements include the addition of lighting, an upgrade to the surfacing and a roof canopy to allow for all-weather play. This planning application was approved by Lichfield District Council on 25th August 2022.

This project has evolved over time and you can find a summary / timeline of the decisions taken by the Parish Council regarding the Hub project from October 2016 to date here:  The Hub - a timeline

Fradley Community Sports Hub - Draft Business Plan June 2022 this DRAFT plan was adopted on 23rd June 2022. The project is very much in its infancy and this initial document was drafted within a week to enable the Parish Council to submit a S106 funding application to LDC for £92,157 towards the project before the cut off date at the end of June 2022. The plan will be revised when the finer details have been fully worked up. The Parish Council will be engaging with local groups and residents on matters such as pricing and availability. We hope by engaging with the community whilst forming the emerging plan, it will enable the Parish Council to make the right decisions at the right time. 

You can share your views on the Community Sports Hub with your local Parish Councillors or Contact Us here.

Streethay Community Centre

In February 2022 Lichfield District Council confirmed £600,000 of funding would be made available to the Parish Council from their Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy Fund. 

The Parish Council are currently awaiting the draft terms and conditions of this funding before any further steps can be taken. 

Completed Projects

Double Yellow Lines - Halifax Avenue/Gorse Lane

The Parish Council in partnership with Staffordshire County Council and Local Businesses installed double yellow lines at Halifax Avenue/Gorse Lane, to help resolve the parking situation in and around that area.

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council pledged £2,000.00 towards this project. Pledges of £7,500 were recieved and this project was completed in June 2021.

Tree Identification & Maintenance

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council commissioned and completed their first Tree Report, to manage our tree stock in April 2020. The aim is to ensure we keep our tree stock, healthy, well maintained and safe. Please click on the link below to see the tree report.

Tree Report

High Priority Work - This work was completed in August 2020

Medium Priority Work - This work was completed in April 2021

Low Priority Work - This will be looked at on an ongoing basis and the priority reviewed during future tree reports. 

Our tree stock will continue to be maintained as required and further tree reports will be scheduled on a regular basis, the next tree report will take place in 2023.  

 

Streethay Play Park refurbishment

The Parish Council received a £75,000 grant from HS2 via Groundworks UK to refurbish Streethay Play Park, replacing outdated equipment and upgrading the 0.8-acre site to make it more accessible to all age groups.

Work on the site began in February 2022, reopening a few weeks later. Additional work has been completed over the next few months, with the final picnic bench due to be installed in July 2022 and an official opening ceremony will soon be arranged. 

The refurbished park and additional equipment aims to support the growing local community replacing facilities that were originally built over 25 years ago.

The new design includes a zip wire, an integrated accessible roundabout and a woodland area that aims to offer young people a first-hand experience with local wildlife. By installing bird houses, insect hotels and bat boxes within the woodland area will provide a nearby home for bugs, butterflies, bees and birds.

To cater to a wider range of age groups, the council have established areas aimed at catering for adults and teens, including exercise machines and a cleared area for ball games. Some original equipment, including the sand pit, swings, rockers and a climbing frame have been refurbished and repaired to remain part of the park.

Funding for the project was awarded through a scheme set up by HS2 Ltd, the company building the UK’s new high speed rail line. Set up in 2017, the Community & Environment Fund (CEF) allows local community groups and organisations to apply for funding, with 175 projects already receiving over £10 million to date. Projects have ranged from community facilities upgrades and sports programmes, to providing transportation for people needing to access community and healthcare services.

Cathy Eliot, Independent Chair of HS2 CEF Funds, said:

“The renewal of Streethay’s Play Park is an important investment in the future of the local area that will also provide local young people and families with a place they can connect to local wildlife. I’m pleased that the parish council has been successful in funding this project through HS2’s CEF fund.

“The HS2 Funds are available to support local communities and businesses that are impacted by the construction of HS2.”

 

 

 

Local Council Award Scheme

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council have been transforming their processes and policies over the last 3 years and in January 2022 successfully achieved their first formal accolade.

Fradley and Streethay Parish Council has been accredited at the Foundation Level of the Local Council Award Scheme. This sets a valuable standard for the council to adhere to and gives residents the confidence that Fradley and Streethay Parish Council are offering not only an open and transparent service, but one that is rooted in good governance. This award shows that the Parish Council go above and beyond our legal obligations, leading the community and continuously seeking opportunities to improve and develop further.

 

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) run the Local Council Award Scheme that sets high standards of governance and transparency to council’s that apply. The Local Council Award Scheme is a peer assessed programme that has been designed to both provide the tools and encouragement to those councils at the beginning of their improvement journeys, as well as promoting and recognising councils that are at the cutting edge of the sector. It is through the sector working together to share best practice, drive up standards and supporting those who are committed to improving their offer to their communities that individual councils and the sector as a whole will reach its full potential.

The Award Scheme report highlighted the council’s particular areas of strength. The Panel were impressed with our application and recommended that Fradley and Streethay Parish Council apply for the Quality Award Level of the scheme, as they believe we are operating at this level.

In terms of the future, the council are reviewing the ways in which it can keep on improving its offer to the local community and welcomes input from local people and partners on this. Local Councils are at the front line of the government’s localism agenda and are doing as much as they can to deliver the services that matter to their residents.

NALC - Local Council Award Scheme

Other smaller projects

 

  • Timber bus shelter repairs at Burton Road, Streethay completed December 2020
  • Quarterly newsletters produced and distributed to residents from December 2020
  • Refurbishment of two red phone boxes completed March 2021
  • New noticeboard at Long Lane / Church Lane installed in April 2021
  • Work to secure Parish Council land from unauthorised encampments completed October 2021