- ALRA was formed in 2017 to coordinate the campaign against proposed development on the Blackies Lane field.
- The ALRA committee has four elected officers, Lee Mountford, Helen Townsend, Nigel Holmes and Robert Townsend, who share the responsibility of chair and secretary. David Hunt is ALRA's treasurer.
- ALRA has a formal constitution, holds regular committee meetings and an AGM.
- Alongside the Blackies Lane campaign, ALRA has developed a range of community activities including social events, volunteer work parties and community actions.
Currently, we are concerned about a proposal for development on land adjacent to our estate (as a preferred option within the Stafford Borough Local Plan 2020-2040). And, in April 2023, we ran a survey, of Aston Lodge residents, seeking their views on proposed improvements to Pingle Lane.
According to Ofcom & Uswitch,
99.7% of households in the UK had access to a ‘decent’ Broadband connection, as of January 2022. And, of course, Aston Lodge Park, is no exception... However, choosing the best value deal for your home can be tricky. Learn about broadband, and the various options available, in this article.
There are two postboxes on our estate. The first is located on Aston Lodge Parkway (our priority postbox during the pandemic) and the second, is located at the top of the footpath from the park (where Mercer Avenue joins Saddler Avenue). It doesn't get emptied quite as often, however, it did receive special attention in 2021, with these splendid seasonal toppers, and again in 2022.
Aston Chase Flood Alleviation Scheme
Did you know that our estate is protected from flooding by a Holding or 'Balancing' Pond. Learn about the flooding that occurred in 2004 and the formation of ALRFA in this article.
Planning Guidelines - Blackies Lane, Stone
This historic document, outlines proposals for new housing in the Stone area... The 'Blackies Lane' site became 'Aston Lodge Park'. The large map of the Stone area, at the end of the document, is also interesting... You can see where several small areas of 'new housing', along Lichfield Road, have been drawn in (by hand).