It would be useful for the Parish Council to know who, in the vulnerable group (over 70 years old for example), is isolating at home so that we can compile a list. Please phone one of your councillors (Malcolm Calhaem for Fradswell on 01889 270297) or (Brian Boughey for Milwich on 01889 502757) to give your details. Similarly if anybody not needing to isolate is willing to help out those vulnerable groups, with for example shopping or just a phone call now and then, please also give us your details.

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Milwich Post Office

The latest announcement on business closures excludes Post Offices and banks. Therefore Milwich Post Office is not affected.

Please take note

Message from Caroline:

Milwich Post Office is open as usual.

If you find it difficult to come to me in normal opening hours or if you are worried about queuing (J) I am happy to see you outside normal hours but can we do it by appointment so that I am prepared for you. Please call me on the Post Office number 01889 502381, if I can’t answer – leave a message & I will call you back. Please be aware that the final collection time will remain the same so out of hours post etc will go in my next working day collection.

Any changes to the opening hours will be advised here and I will also put a notice on the gate so you don’t have to make the trek to the house.

There are some disruptions to the postal service, please use this link to check on the current coronavirus advice https://www.postoffice.co.uk/coronavirus or give me a call & I will try to help.

Take care & stay safe.


The April edition of Compass will be due out shortly but will, I am afraid, be out of date when it arrives. We will try and keep you updated on changes, cancellations and other news whenever we have information.

The Produce Guild meeting scheduled for 26 March has been cancelled. The April meeting is also likely to be cancelled.

Services at All Saints Church have been suspended for the foreseeable future following guidance from The Church of England.

The Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council meetings and the Annual Parish Meetings scheduled for April and May have been cancelled. A decision about the June meeting will be made nearer the time.

The Stafford Shopper Bus service has been suspended until further notice.

Please keep residents informed through the website of all information relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak and how it affecting local activities and the community. Please email any information to info@milwich.com for publication on the website and Facebook page for Milwich.

The Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council Meeting will take place at Milwich Village Hall on Wednesday 18th March at 7.30pm.

The Draft Agenda for the meeting can be seen by clicking here

Draft Minutes of the previous meeting can be seen by clicking here.

A full list of all our councillors (updated July 2019) can be seen by clicking here. Contact them if you wish to raise issues relating to the Parish. Dr. Malcolm Calhaem and Mr. Fergus Cameron represent Fradswell, the remaining Councillors represent Milwich parishioners.

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 wet and stormy weather so far this year has prevented any footpath work. It has also created additional work.

The team had a new and somewhat more technical challenge this week. The footbridge over the Brook below the Church has been inundated during the rains. This has resulted in the foundation on the south side of the bridge to be severely eroded. Fortunately the bridge is still secure and is sitting on the sleepers that support the bank.

So on a dry Sunday morning a group of volunteers set out to repair the damage and prevent a worse situation in the future. Unfortunately, vehicular access was out of the question so we had to carry our tools and materials from the Church car park.

Four men and a dog cleared the debris off the bridge, jacked up the bridge 12cm (5 inches in our language, none of us were born after 1953 except the dog) and inserted an additional sleeper under the end of the bridge. The hole was then filled with gravel from the bed of the Brook.

The finished job should keep the bridge safe for a while, at least until the next bad storm.

Also as a result of the storms, there is a dead tree blocking the Bridleway at the Coton end.

This is a job that the volunteers are not qualified or insured to undertake and so it has been reported to the Council and it is hoped that they will be able to remove it soon although they are inundated at present following the storms.

We could do with some new younger members of the group if anyone feels like helping out occasionally. Please advise us if there are other problems with the Rights of Way network in or around the Parish. We can be contacted at mac@milwich.com.