Essington Parish Council

Requires 2 persons to cover the post of Security Personnel at the centre

 This will involve a 7 day week to be covered by the 2 persons

Closing date 19th December 2017

To apply or receive more details contact Chris 


Village Head Lines...

M54 / M6 / M6 Toll Road Public / Link Road  

The proposals are now on display in the entrance hall at Essington Community Centre


Progress report

We will be holding a public consultation from 15 September to 13 October 2017 to give the public an opportunity to view and comment on options for a new link road from the M54 to the M6 and the M6 Toll.

The public consultation events will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Friday 15 September – 1pm to 8pm, Shareshill Village Hall, WV10 7JS
  • Saturday 16 September – 10am to 4pm, Featherstone & Hilton Village Hall, WV10 7AU 
  • Monday 18 September – 1pm to 8pm, Essington Community Hall, WV11 2RF 
  • Wednesday 27 September – 11am to 2pm, Webchat (join in on this webpage)

At the consultation events, we’ll provide an update on the progress made since the last consultation we held from November 2014 to January 2015. We will also show 3 modified options that we have developed in light of the feedback received at the previous consultation. The project team will be on hand at the events to answer any queries you may have.

What next?

From 15 September to 13 October 2017, you will be able to view and comment on options for a new link road at the consultation events, online or by emailing M54toM6/

Once the consultation ends, your feedback, together with our ongoing technical work will determine which option is most suitable to take forward. Once we have completed this work, we will announce a preferred route for the scheme.


Announce preferred routeLate 2017
Consultation on proposed Development Consent OrderAutumn 2018
Submit Development Consent Order ApplicationSummer 2019
Individuals and organisations register as interested parties and submit representationsSummer 2019
Start of DCO hearing (examination)Winter 2019
Secretary of State decision on DCO applicationWinter 2020
Start of constructionSpring 2021
End of constructionSpring 2024

Why we need this scheme

There is no direct motorway link from the M54 to the M6 north or M6 Toll. This means high volumes of both long distance and local traffic use the local roads to travel this route. The government identified the need for this scheme in its 2014 Road Investment Strategy.

The current direct link from the M54 to the M6/M6 Toll is the A460, which passes through the villages of Featherstone and Shareshill. The A460 suffers significant congestion and high accident rates due to large traffic volumes; journey times are almost doubled during peak hours; and there are also air quality issues in the villages and along the route.

An alternative route is the A449/A5. However, this route is also congested and has a number of junctions along its length.


Improving the link between the M54 and the M6/M6 Toll will:

  • relieve traffic congestion on the A460, A449, and A5, providing more reliable journey times
  • enhance facilities for local residents, pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrians
  • support local economic growth for Telford, Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Cannock, and Tamworth by improving traffic flow and enhanced east-west and north-south routes
  • keep the right traffic on the right roads by separating local traffic from long-distance and business traffic

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 210 Housing developments get's Outline Planning permission Hobnock Road


 Fishing Permits 2017/18  available from the Parish Office

Monday - Friday(8.30 -16.30pm) Please ring prior to journey to ensure the Clerk is in the office.
The cost is £22 Adults, £11 Concessions, £8 Child
Please present your valid Environmental Licence 

Fishing Bailiffs Required

Please contact Chris @ The Parish Office

      01922 711608 


Essington Allotment Association 

Plots available Please contact Chris 01922 711608 or visit the Parish Office 


New Years Eve Party Night

Essington Community Centre

8 -1.00am

 Tickets £12.50 to include food

Licensed Bar

Contact Chris 01922 711608 



Chris Gracey Clerk to the Council

Parish Office Essington Community Centre,

Hobnock Road, WV11 2RF

Tel: 01922 711608 or e-mail
Parish Office Opening Times:

Monday-Friday 8.30a.m - 4.30p.m

(Closed 1.00 - 2.00 p.m)

Chairman's Constituency Office details:
South Staffordshire Council and Essington Parish Council

Councillor David Clifft J.P., Rose Cottage, 14 Long Lane WS6 6AU

Tel: 01922 401105 / 07930394399 or e-mail Follow me on Facebook & Twitter

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