The Meynell Ingram Arms

A statement from Berkeley Inns Ltd:

Berkeley Inns Ltd are extremely delighted to announce the acquisition of the much-loved destination pub, The Meynell Ingram Arms.  With the enormous help of two local families, we are now in a position to begin the reinstatement of the Meynell to one of the county's foremost hostelries.

We will begin work in December with some minor structural alterations following this in the new year with a major refit of the interior and redesign of the terrraces and gardens, we hope to open for trade on April 1st 2019.  Please keep an eye on our website

We will provide an offer which combines the best parts of our Cock Inn at Mugginton and The Horseshoes at Long Lane (also owned by Berkeley Inns Ltd) retaining much of the individuality that has always made the Meynell such a special place.  Something for everyone including 'canine friends and their muddy owners'.

QUOTE FROM HOWARD THACKER, Managing Director - Berkeley Inns Ltd:

"The Meynell is an iconic, much loved pub and very important facility for locals and those from further afield.  We aim to re-instate the pub to its former position in the community with a sympathetic re-fit and a fabulous food and drink offer combined with unmatched service."


 Best Kept Village 2019

Hoar Cross Village is entering the Best Kept Village competition again this year.  We held a very successful meeting on Tuesday 9 April at Church Cottage when eight members of the village planned our 'campaign' for 2019.  

A number of us will be doing some work in the village over the next few weeks, such as:


Painting of the speed gates
Fixing the planters on the speed gates on Newborough Road so they can take the weight of the soil and plants
Asking Hoar Cross Hall if they would be kind enough to sponsor the planters on the speed gates on Maker Lane
Picking up litter – a never ending job!
Clearing the Memorial Garden
Strimming round the Speed Gates
Trying to get some more Neighbourhood Watch signs (ours are looking somewhat tired now)
Tidying up the benches

If anyone would like to join in with this, please do 'dive in'.  We will also be holding a 'Working Party' on Saturday 27 April, meeting at the Bus Stop outside the Meynell Ingram Arms at 10.30 to have a 'community get together', and making sure everything is ready for the start of the judging on 1st May.  We're hoping chocolate biscuits may be on offer after our hard work.  Do join us if you can, you'd be more than welcome.



Please find information from the links below:

Notice of Election - Borough

Notice of Election - Parish

Timetable - Local Elections 2 May 2019

A Statement of Persons Nominated for Election to the Yoxall Ward can be found here

A Statement of Persons Nominated for Election to the Parish of Hoar Cross can be found here 

The Electoral Services Officer from East Staffs Borough Council has also provided the following information:

Are you registered to vote at the next Election? It only takes 5 minutes to register. Go to to get started!


“If you are visiting the Town Hall please note that we have limited car parking spaces available.  Short stay parking (free for up to 2 hours) is available at the front of the Town Hall. There is also a pay and display car park at the nearby Burton Train Station (next to the Travel Lodge). ES spaces in the Town Hall car park are strictly for PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY.”


Notice of European Parliamentary Election for the West Midlands Region 23 May 2019