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Save the Roebuck Campaign

Dear Fellow Residents

We are pleased to report that we have had a very good response to the letter we sent to you all on the 10th April 2017 to assess the enthusiasm among Hilderstone residents to have a pub in the Village and we would like to thank those of you who responded over two weeks ago, for your patience. Due to the Easter break etc. we wanted to give enough time for responses to come in.

The Public Meeting has now been arranged for Tuesday 23rd May 2017 in the Village Hall. Doors open at 6:30pm and the meeting will start at 7:30pm sharp.

Mr Ian Bradford of Lymestone Brewery has kindly agreed to attend to confirm his tentative interest in the future of The Roebuck at this early stage.

The meeting will be structured so as to bring everyone up to date as to the current situation as we know it, provide some solid suggestions and hopefully agree a strategy to save the pub.

A bar has been arranged (hopefully selling Lymestone beer).

If you haven't already done so, please advise if you are able to attend or not so that we can gauge numbers and ensure that you are kept updated if you are unable to attend.

Thank you again for your support.



Best RegardsAndy Reiss & Phil Dale

Email:hilderstone4u@gmail.com

New Parish Magazine

The May 2017 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The March 2017 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

The Roebuck.

Help to Save the Roebuck.
For those of you who want the Roebuck to remain as a pub, please read the attached letter.
You do not need to live in Hilderstone to support this campaign.
Download the letter here.

New Parish Magazine

The April 2017 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The February 2017 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Council minutes

The January 2017 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The March 2017 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Hilderstone Village Consulation 2017

Invitation to Village Consultation 2017

Back in the Spring of 2013 and 2014 the Parish Council held consultation meetings in the Village Hall with feedback sessions each time. The objective was to provide information from the Parish Council and gain opinions from householders on what they would like to see happening in Hilderstone over the next 5-10years, together with bringing about new ideas for community involvement.

Since that time the village has had success with four new ventures – the Village Christmas Concert – the Village Dinner Party – the introduction of Film Nights and the setting up of the Hilderstone Website together with continuation of the Village Christmas Dinner & Entertainment, the Summer Fair and Bi-annual Scarecrow weekend. Unfortunately 'The Roebuck' has come and gone again after a successful re-opening two years ago. At present Admiral Breweries wants to sell the freehold as they do not wish to install another tenant...

Download the full text here.

New Parish Council minutes

The November 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The February 2017 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Christ Church interregnum - 2017 Update

New Vicar for Christ Church Hilderstone

Further to my article in the December/January Parish Magazine on this topic, things have now moved on with regard to the presentation and process for selecting a new vicar.

Thank you to those people who submitted letters to the question I asked 'What qualities are we, as a village, looking for in a new vicar?' and your views have been incorporated in The Profile.

Over the Christmas period both the PCCs subcommittees in Fulford and Hilderstone, together with Rev Preb Cathy Case, have been working hard to prepare The Profile. This 19 page document details the objectives of each parish, the village profile and the Mission Action Plan that we expect the new vicar to assist us in achieving. The document will also be used to enable a candidate to determine if this is the post for him/her. It will be available to candidates on the website once they have viewed the advert that will appear in the Church Times before the end of January 2017. You also will be able to view The Profile on our Hilderstone Village website about the same time. Once this process has been completed the interviews will commence in March 2017... Download the full text here.

Download The Profile here

The Roebuck

The next Parish Council meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Any local resident interested in forming a community group to buy and run the Roebuck should attend this meeting or contact the Parish Clerk by this date to express an interest in joining such a group.
Contact details for the Parish Clerk are on the contacts page of the website.

The Roebuck Current Situation

The Roebuck

The Parish Council has been in contact with Admiral Taverns due to the recent 'boarding up' of the Roebuck.

Admiral Taverns has provided the Parish Council with the following statement:

"We have taken the decision not to re-open the pub with a tenancy and therefore have decided to sell the freehold of the pub so it will be going on our 'for sale' list in the near future".

As discussed in 2013, Hilderstone Parish Council does not have the financial resources to purchase the Roebuck and to take out a loan to do so would be a huge financial risk to all residents living in Hilderstone Parish. The Roebuck is still on the Stafford Borough Council Register of Assets of Community Value which means that if Admiral finds a commercial buyer for The Roebuck it must notify the local authority. This notification then instigates a 6 month 'moratorium period' during which any local community group has the opportunity to buy the public house.

The Parish Council is of the opinion that the Roebuck's best chance of survival is that it becomes a 'free' house and not tied to one brewery giving the landlord a better chance of making a decent profit. Its future would also depend greatly on a high level of support from a large proportion of village residents.

The Parish Council will continue to liaise with Admiral Taverns over the coming months particularly in respect of external maintenance so that the building and surrounds do not become a local eyesore.

Hilderstone Christmas Concert 2016

Saturday 17 December Hilderstone Village HallDownload details here.

New Parish Magazine

The December 2016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The October 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

Christ Church interregnum - Update

In selecting a new Vicar, have your say. Read more here.

Christ Church interregnum

Many people might already be aware Rev Preb Peter Dakin has now had to retire due to ill health as the vicar of Christ Church Hilderstone and also at our sister church at Fulford. The church's are both now in a interregnum as from the 1st November 2016. Service will continue each Sunday with local vicars taking the services until a new vicar can be found.

New Parish Council minutes

The September 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The November 2016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The August 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The October 2016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The July 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Council minutes

The June 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The July 2016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The May 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The January agaz edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Magazine

The February 07 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The April 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The June 2016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The March 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The May 016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Superfast Broadband!

It's finally here. See Superfast Broadband at the village hall.Flyer here.

New Parish Magazine

The April 2016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The February 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

2016 Best Kept Village Competition

The 2016 Best Kept Village competition starts in MayRead more here.

New Parish Council minutes

The January 2016 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The March 016 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The November 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The January 6 01 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Film Night

"The Imitation Game" Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley.Details here.

New Parish Council minutes

The October 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

2016 Scarecrow Weekend

Make a note in your diary for the 2016 Scarecrow weekend - June 11thFlyer here.

New Parish Magazine

The December 015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Hilderstone Christmas Concert 2015

Rehearsal Dates. More singers and performers required.Download details here.

New Parish Council minutes

The September 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

Hilderstone Christmas Concert 2015

Singers and performers required!Download details here.

New Parish Magazine

The November 2015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The August 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The October 015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The July 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

Conservation Area Consultation and Village Forum

Wednesday 9th September, 6.00-8.00pm
Information about the recently revised conservation area will be on display in the village hall and the Borough Conservation Officer will be present to answer any questions that residents may have. Members of the Parish Council will also be available to talk informally with residents about any village issue that they wish to raise.
More information on the consultation here.

New Parish Council minutes

The June 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The August 15 . edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Magazine

The July 2015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The May 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

Village Appraisal and Discussion

The Village Appraisal and discussion with the Parish Council will not now take place until September. Reasons given by Stafford Borough Council is due to holidays and logistics in getting the material for the exhibition ready in time.
Also from the Parish Councils point of view, once the holiday season starts attendance might be low and we want everyone to see what is being proposed.

What a coffee morning!

A huge thank you to all the people who contributed, helped and supported the coffee morning in aid of the Nepal crisis fund. An amazing £423.00 was raised on the day.
Thank you all so much, a fantastic effort.

Village Appraisal and Discussion Meeting - July

This meeting will include a public consultation on the recently updated Hilderstone Conservation Area, as well as an opportunity for the Parish Council to review and discuss other village matters with residents.
All welcome.
Date and time to follow soon.

Village Defibrillator

This has now been installed outside the Village Hall. If you would like to be trained in its use, contact Jenny on 01889 505203.

2015 Chairman's annual report

The 2015 Parish Council Chairman's report is available Download the report here.

Village Notice

A new Village Affairs notice with several topics requiring attention is available to view.Download the notice here.

New Parish Council minutes

The April 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The June 2015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The March 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The May 2015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The February 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

2015 ELECTIONS

To vote in the Elections you must be registered on the electoral role.Download information here.

New Parish Magazine

The April 2015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The January 2015 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The March 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The November 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The February 2015 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Carol Sing-a-Long

Communal Carol Sing-a-Long at the Roebuck Inn Monday 22nd December from 7.30pm.Download details here.

Christmas Concert

Tickets for the village Christmas Concert are now on sale!Download details here.

New Parish Council minutes

The October 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The December 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Traffic Problems

A proposed development in nearby Draycott would cause problems for Hilderstone.More details here.

New Parish Council minutes

The September 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The November 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Christmas Concert Update

More budding performers are required for the Christmas Concert which will take place on Saturday 20th December.Download Rehearsal and contact details here.

Hilderstone Village Market

Our next Market is on the Saturday 25th October and then on Saturday 29th November.More details here.

Christmas Concert

The 2014 Village Christmas Concert rehearsals start on Wednesday 8th October, all welcome to join in!Download details here.

Childrens' Speedwatch Poster Competition

The 2014 Childrens' Poster Competition for Speed Awareness Campaign is now on.Download details here.

New Parish Council minutes

The August 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The October 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The July 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

LIBRARY CONSULTATION

Staffordshire County Council is consulting with the public on the future of the library service until 7th October 2014. There are currently no plans to close any libraries, but as total user numbers are falling, the Council needs to re-design the service to bring it up-to-date and make it more cost-effective. Residents are being invited to give their views on the type of services libraries should offer and how best they can be run. A series of presentations and drop in sessions are being held at libraries across the county.
For more information and to complete a questionnaire click on the link below or visit your local library.
Library questionaire link

New Parish Council minutes

The June 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The September 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The May 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The July 014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Commemorating World War I

A WW1 sing-a-long and a special church service are planned - details here: hilderstone.WW1.comemmoration.pdf

Friends of Hilderstone

Could you be a Friend of Hilderstone? Read more here FOHV.PDF

Charity Coffee Morning

Saturday 14th June 2014
10 am to 12 noon
To be held at the Roebuck Pub
All profits from the sale of cakes to go to Fulford First Responders.
Everyone welcome.

Hilderstone Village Market

Next Market is on Saturday 28th June and then Saturday 26th July. There was a great turn out at the Village Hall and all produce from the stalls was sold. By 12.30. the tables were looking bare! We had no local villagers at the local table. (so please villagers come on... bring flowers, tomatoes, plants, jam, marmalade, chutney.......)

The plant stall took £100 but he is not coming again, so plants will be needed next time, please all you green fingered people get sowing and growing.

We had no jewellery stall but we had a beautiful card stall and super fold away hand made bags.

Thank you so much to all stall holders without you we would not have a market.

New Parish Council minutes

The April 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The June 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Hilderstone Village Market

On the last Saturday of the month - STARTING on May 31st - In Hilderstone Village Hall 10.00am to 12.30pm

We have so far, a meat stall, a cake stall, an egg stall, a plant stall, antique jewellery and Victorian cloths, jewellery to make and buy, Neal's Yard skin care products, personalized craft gifts. I am hoping to have a veg produce stall.

So what else do people make, grow, sell out there please please contact me and come and be part of the market the more different stalls the more interesting the market will be and the more people will come!
All suggestions gratefully received.
I look forward to hearing from you. Jennifer Green 01889 505000

New Parish Council minutes

The March 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

2014 Parish Council AGM

The date of the Parish Council Annual General and May Meeting has had to change from Wednesday 28th May to TUESDAY 20th May at 7.00pm.

New Parish Magazine

The May 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Scarecrow weekend information required.

NOT LONG TO GO NOW .........! So that we can get an idea of how many scarecrows we will have on display PLEASE let me know, as soon as possible, either via (01889) 505676 or clark.roy2@yahoo.co.uk, your name and address so that we can get a programme together. More details here

The Roebuck is reopening

Good News the Roebuck is to reopen 6.00pm Monday 7th April - the new chaps in charge are Darrell Dobson & Dominic Walker.

The plan is to have food available in the very near future and the pub will be open all day 7 days a week. Currently there are a number of people in the village helping in making some immediate improvements to the pub's appearance in readiness for Monday.

New Parish Council minutes

The February 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The April 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

New Parish Council minutes

The January 2014 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

Large Wind Turbine Planning Application Submitted

A planning application for a large wind turbine (77 metres high, 105ft higher than a large pylon) at Drumble Woods, Cotwalton has been submitted to Stafford Borough Council. The plans and other documents can be viewed online by clicking on the link below:

Large Wind Turbine Planning Application Documents

The closing date for comments is stated as Friday 14th Feb 2014. Comments will however be considered until a decision is made (which is unlikely to be this Friday). If you wish to comment on this application please sub

New Parish Council minutes

The November 2013 Parish Council meeting minutes are now available to downloadDownload the minutes here.

New Parish Magazine

The February 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Traffic Calming Measures

The Parish Council has been notified that the installation of the traffic calming chicanes on Roebuck Hill and Cresswell Road has been brought forward to December 2013. EON will be in the village from 11th December to install the power for the required lighting and County Highways will be installing the chicanes from 17th December. The target completion date is 20th December. A traffic light system will be in place at each location during the installation period so please expect delays. The roadwork warning signs which are currently in the village relate to this work.

New Parish Magazine

The January 2014 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Christmas Concert
21st December

Get your tickets for the Christmas concert. On sale from 29th November.Download the flyer here

New Parish Magazine

The November 2013 edition of the Parish Magazine is now available to downloadDownload the magazines here.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - feedback

The coffee morning held at the Roebuck in aid of Macmillan was a great success.Read all about it here

The Hilderstone Christmas Concert - Update

We've arranged the first get together for anyone interested in the Christmas concert at 7.30 - 9.30pm in the Village Hall on October 17th. Turn up and join in!More details: Hilderstone Christmas Concert

Hilderstone Children's Club Christmas Party

At the Village Hall December 21st 2.00-4.00pm.
Please let us know if you wish to attend.
Download our poster here

The Hilderstone Christmas Concert - We Need YOU!

Open to all. If you have always wanted to have a go at singing or performing come along to the informal get together at 7.00pm on 7th October at the Roebuck.More details: Hilderstone Christmas Concert

Art Class & Teens Gym

Two new activities at the Village HallContact details on the Village Hall page.

Some Sad News

Paddy Stanley a past Hilderstone Parish Councillor died last Thursday 11 July 2013More information here

Children's Club change of date

New date - Sunday 30th June at the Village HallDownload the Messy Time poster here

Don't Forget

The Hilderstone Village Summer Fair – 2pm New Farm, Hall Lane13th July 2013

Urgent Roebuck update!

The Roebuck may have to close. Unfortunately, unless there is a miraculous upturn in business over the next few weeks, there will be no alternative but to relinquish the tenancy as of the 30th June 2013.Read more about it here

Chairman's Annual Report

The 2012-2013 Chairman's Annual Report is now availableDownload it here


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