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By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 22, 2014

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TRAFFIC ORDER: A VILLAGE road will be closed while work is carried out to repair a damaged wall.

Staffordshire County Council has issued a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order to close Brook Lane in Endon on January 23 to carry to repair to a retaining wall.

The closure is not expected to take more than a few days, but motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

WELL FUND: A DINNER dance is taking place at Endon Scout Headquarters in Station Road on Saturday, February 15. Tickets cost £17.50 and all proceeds are going toward the Well Dressing Field Purchase Fund. Booking in groups of six, eight and 10 are ideally wanted. Contact Fred Goldstraw 01782 503450.

LITTER PICK: VOLUNTEERS are welcome to help carry out a litter pick at Endon with Stanley Parish Council's wildlife area on the bridge at Stockton Brook. Anyone interested can contact councillor Henry Jebb on 01782 503615.

JOIN IN: ENDON with Stanley Parish Council has requested its neighbouring parish Bagnall to join in asking Staffordshire County Council to look at the level of street lighting along a road adjoining the two villages.

Endon with Stanley Parish councillor Eric Durose told fellow council members during a recent meeting that ever since the closure of the Marco Marco restaurant in Stanley Road, Stockton Brook, which leads to Bagnall and Stanley, it has led to the loss of the flood lit car park in the evenings, revealing a deficit in street lighting in the area.

NO INCREASE: ENDON with Stanley Parish Council has announced that it will not be increasing its council precept for parishioners for the coming year.

AWARD: STAFFORDSHIRE County Council has been selected as a finalist for Council of the Year in the 2014 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

It is up against five other organisations in this category, sponsored by public sector insurer Zurich Municipal. The 2014 LGC Awards are to be held in London on March 12.

BUDGET TIPS: RESIDENTS will be able to get practical tips on how to manage their budgets and lower their household bills through a free course.

The 'Live4Less' programme is aimed at anyone aged 50 or over and is being run by the charity Marches Energy Agency. It takes place at Biddulph Resource and Information Centre and will cover three sessions in February and March.

The course is being supported by Beth Johnson Foundation's Innovation Fund and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. To book call Caroline on 07748 508 7704 or caroline.harmon@mea.org.uk

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