Welcome to Drayton Bassett
DRAYTON BASSETT LUNCH CLUB
at Buzzard Valley
Wednesday 10th April @ 1.15pm
We are pleased to announce that DB Parish Council are organising a community lunch for Villagers of a certain age.
The 2-course Buzzard Valley lunch will be subsidised by the Parish Council and will cost £5.00 per person
The Community Bus will be available for parishioners without transport, however, it would be appreciated if anyone with their own transport could offer a lift to anyone without transport as the Community bus only has 14 seats
We need to confirm numbers to Buzzard Valley by
Wednesday 3rd April and as we envisage this to be a very popular event please call Susan on the number below to avoid disappointment
The Lunch Club is only open to residents of Drayton Bassett Village
Contact: Susan on 01827 262268
Book your place early and before 3rd April to avoid disappointment
For more details
High Speed Rail News
HS2 Update: February 2013
Drayton Bassett Against HS2 continues to oppose the principle of HS2 and support the national campaign to stop the proposal. However to protect the parish’s best interest should it is necessary to continue engagement with HS2 Ltd, participating in Community Forums and Bi- Lateral Meetings.
Drayton Bassett is in the ‘Drayton, Bassett, Hints and Weeford’ Forum and two representatives from both Drayton Bassett Against HS2 and the Parish Council join members from the other villages mentioned, at meetings with HS2 approximately every six weeks. The meetings are also attended by Staffordshire County Council and chaired by Councillor Alan White. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure the best possible mitigation for local communities during construction and operation of the railway.
Minutes of these meetings are available by clicking here Minutes of Community Forum
Only Representatives from Drayton Bassett Against HS2 attend these meetings with HS2 engineers, approximately every eight weeks. They enable dialogue on matters specific to the residents of Drayton Bassett, seeking the best possible mitigation. HS2 were presented with Drayton Bassett’s mitigation and a subsequent addendum last year. A response from HS2 is anticipated in March. (Copies of the documents can be obtained by contacting DB against HS2
View DB HS2 Mitigation Document
Matters discussed cover many issues such as curvature of Drayton Lane, vertical alignment of line, height of viaduct, preservation of our bridleways, landscaping etc.
The Consultation closed at the end of January – date of the outcome is unknown. Only four properties in Drayton Bassett parish qualify for any compensation although the village and its surrounds have suffered blight for three years and will continue to do so for many years to come.
A copy of the consultation response by Drayton Bassett Against HS2 is on the Parish Councils website.
View DB Compensation Consultation Response
Useful web pages with HS2 Information
Stop HS2 Stop HS2
Official HS2 Webpage HS2.org
51M 51M Business Area
Better than HS2 Better than HS2
Department of Transport DTI
Village Voice Column in the Tamworth Herald.
Linda Hayes now coordinates the Column
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The Village Church
St Peter's Church Drayton Bassett
Visit Staffordshire County Council WebPage
Staffordshire County Council
Welcome to the Drayton Bassett Parish Council Web Site.
Whether you are a resident of the parish, a past resident, planning to move to or visit the area, or just plain curious, we hope you will find information on this site, which is both interesting and useful.
The objective of this site is to give you an idea of what is available in Drayton Bassett, and what the Parish Council does on your behalf to improve the village.
It is hoped that the site will become an integral part of the parish; however it will only evolve if people use it and provide feedback.
At this time we have material covering the general history of the village, it is envisaged that over time, the content displayed will be in direct response to readers' questions. Tell us what historical facts you wish to learn about or share. If anybody has any old photographs, etc that they are willing to share, please contact the editor via the link below.
The Parish Council page provides information, copies of minutes etc and a link directly to the Parish Clerk.
The Parish Plan page gives details of the latest news and developments. Copies of the Steering Committee minutes and questionnaire can be viewed and the final report when published will be displayed.
If you would like to pass on information to the editor of these web pages about an error or omission you have spotted, or you would like to suggest additions, then click here.