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Elm Lane
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Elm Lane (Friends of Elm Lane)
Elm Lane is a public right of way which connects Green Lane and Belmot Road. It is listed as footpath number 13 on the Staffordshire County Council definitive map. The lane may be more commonly known as Ashby Lane (ash relating to the footpath surface - as opposed to the famous old tree).

East Staffordshire Borough Council together with Tutbury Parish Council are looking at ways to to do exactly this. Following on from discussions with SCC, we are looking to do a number of things - and we need your help.

SCC rights of way team have a small group of volunteers who are prepared to carry out basic maintenance of the lane by removing brambles, rubble and collapsed trees.

ESBC can apply for funding, through their Neighbourhood Development Fund for tree work to be carried out such as raising canopies and removing deceased trees - but, ultimately in the long term, we need to set up a group to bring together local people to look after the lane and carry out minor maintenance work to keep it looking attractive and cared for.  

View photos at www.tutbury.org/elmlane
At this stage, we are simply looking for volunteers who are prepared to give some of their time. The work would be what ever you can manage.

Details of how any future local volunteer group would work would be discussed in more detail with the volunteer group from Staffs county Council.

Cheryl Maxim, (ESBC Neighbourhood Co-ordinator for Tutbury) is putting together a list of people who would be interested  is setting up a “Friends” group. Once we have a few names, a meeting would be arranged with Staffordshire County Council to discuss matters further.

If you would like to be involved in the group, and you’re keen to see Elm Lane tidied up  please contact Cheryl on telephone number 01283 - 508037 or email cheryl.maxim@eaststaffbc.gov.uk

Long time residents will know that this public right of way has been in place for many years and originally crossed farm land, but over the years multiple housing developments have been introduced around it.

Although maintained at a low level by Staffordshire County Council, with the passage of time, the path has become overgrown with weeds and brambles. The lane suffers with dog fouling problems, it also has rubble dumped along its route.

Some of the trees are in a poor state of health - some have already collapsed. It is is need of a tidy up so as to ensure it provides a pleasant walk for local people to enjoy.

Elm Lane: Friends of Elm Lane - Update October 2016
Recent strimming activities has kept the lane looking tidier & more pleasant to use.

Tutbury Parish Council has recently approved the purchase of 12 saplings. FOEL are awaiting notice that the contractor is ready to plant.

Local residents will coordinate the location of the trees & relay this to the contractor.
Spring Bulbs: The Civic Society has generously donated a 25 kg sack of mixed daffodil / narcissi bulbs to enhance the lane, as one of their local projects.

Working Parties: The lane was strimmed, 13 October 16. FOEL will probably have a last tidy up working party, during Nov. There are always bits of branches, brambles, odd bits of litter, etc, that need tidying up. All parishioners are welcome to help.
Dog Fouling: seems to be on the decrease - FOEL would be interested in receiving any feedback on this. In the first instance parishioners should contact the parish clerk, Karen Duffill at clerk@tutbury.staffslc.gov.uk