Website Improvements

The Milwich Website has a multi-tiered menu structure. Hover over the Menu Tabs at the top of the page to see the lower level options.

The number of posts on the News and Events Page has been reduced. To see all posts in a particular topic, eg. all the Neighbourhood Watch notices, select “Neighbourhood Watch” in the Category box on the Right Hand Side of the page. To see all Posts, select “News” in the Category Box, there may be more than one page of News.

Van Security

Your latest Smart Alert.

You may be aware that there has been a spate recently, across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, of vans being broken into and having large quantities of tools stolen.

It is believed offenders are using gadgets that enable them to bypass locking mechanisms and enter vans without causing any damage leaving them free to steal the contents.

There are many products available over the internet to combat this problem and van owners are being asked to consider having their vehicles sufficiently protected.

Simply type ‘ford transit anti pick lock’ into your internet search engine to find companies offering for sale van security products.

You can also find more vehicle security advice at www.thatcham.org

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 232584

The Milwich with Fradswell March Parish Council Meeting will take place at Milwich Village Hall on Wednesday 21st September at 7.30pm. Note change of venue from planned.

The Agenda for the meeting can be seen by clicking here

Draft Minutes of the August meeting are available by clicking here.

A full list of all our councillors can be seen by clicking here

If you want to find out more about the role and responsibilities of the Parish Council and its Councillors then click on this link to take you to the Communities, Parishes and Local Councils website.

The team has not done as much this summer as most years but they have still been active.

Click here to see the work completed.

Help us to get a more accurate picture of the impact of cyber crime in Staffords

Your latest Smart Alert.

Cyber criminals can target anyone online. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire and Staffordshire Police are carrying out work to gain a more detailed picture of the impact of cyber crime across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

We are looking for your help to prevent and tackle cyber crime. All you need to do is complete the short survey on the Staffordshire Police website. You can click on this link (www.staffordshire.police.uk/SMARTccSurvey) to access the survey, which should only take 3 minutes to complete:

You can also copy and paste the link into your website browser – https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/SMARTccSurvey

Thank you.

This message is from The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire and Staffordshire Police

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 232584


Invite Members, Family, Friends and Anyone Interested to


Matthew Ellis

Staffordshire Police Commissioner

on Wednesday October 12th 2016

at 7.30pm

at All Saints’ Village Hall


to discuss Rural Crime and Personal Security

News Updates

Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council

The Council will be meeting at 7.30pm on August 17th at Fradswell Village Hall and on September 21st at Green Lea School

Minutes and Agenda to follow when available.

Refuse Vehicle Visit

The refuse vehicle will visit the Village Hall car park on Sat 20th August from 9-10am to collect all refuse, especially bulky items

Milwich W I Report – July 2016

James Kaufman, a Police Dog Handler, explained how he became a Police Cadet for Staffordshire at the age of 18¾years, after 4 years he accepted the position of a Police Officer and after just 1 year he was seconded to the Dog Section and completed a 13 week course. After a further 5 years he became a Dog Handler Trainer and is now a Dog Legislation Officer, which means he deals with dangerous dogs and their problems which may affect the law.

James discussed with members the breeds of dogs the police use, which are usually German Shepherds, Dutch Herders, Belgium Malamars, Labradors and Spaniels. The first three breeds tend to be used for tracking to find people who are trapped or who are hiding, the Labradors and Spaniels are search dogs and used for Drugs, Firearms and Cash used by villains.  Dogs smelling ability is up to 40K better than humans, their hearing is multi directional and their eye sight is very accurate. Police Forces tend to use breeding schemes to acquire their dogs as well as from suppliers who breed dogs for work. Dogs are usually 12 months old before training. In conclusion to his talk members were introduced the Ralph, his Golden Labrador who enjoyed playing with his ball as well as meeting the members!

On August 24th Members are meeting for afternoon tea at Marsh Farm, Abbotts Bromley and in September Mac Joseph’s talk is entitled “Birmingham Back to Backs”

Milwich W I is a friendly Institute and very welcoming. Please contact Sue on 01889 505470 or May on 01889 505518 for any further information.

 Milwich & District Produce Guild

 Our June meeting was postponed until July 7th, when we went on a trip to Denby Pottery, and then on to Felley Priory Gardens.  We felt a bit disloyal, being Stoke on Trent born and bred, buying pottery from Derbyshire- but what can you do?  The gardens at Felley Priory are quite simply stunning, and the weather was quite perfect for strolling around and sitting on strategically placed garden seats.  Our thanks go to Frances Evans for organising the trip so efficiently.  Can’t wait for the next one.

On August 25th, we welcome Mrs. Anita Wright, whose talk, entitled “Let’s Get Ready” will be useful to anyone preparing exhibits for the Annual Show.  The Show this year will be on September 3rd, and all entries must be entered between 9am and 12 noon, on the day. You do not have to be a Produce Guild Member to enter the Show.

The meeting on September 22nd will see the return of Graham and Judy White, who will talk on “A Collector’s Dilemma

Our meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at All Saints’ Village Hall, beginning at 8pm.

Further details may be obtained from Mike Baggaley on 01889 270161 or m_baggaley@btinternet.com


Coffee Shop

Meeting in August on Friday 19th and in Sept on Fridays 9th and 30th from 11-11.40am

 Hot drinks always available

Garden produce, Plants and Crafts when available

Change your books at the Mobile Library

The Green Man, Milwich


Tuesdays August 16th and September 6th

8.00 for 8.30pm start
Four players per team £2.00 per player
Prizes for winning team
Light refreshments provided
Good evening’s entertainment