Welcome to Newborough Village

This website provides information on local community groups and businesses in Newborough, East Staffordshire. It is run by volunteers and funded by the Parish Council.

Newborough is a beautiful, small, rural village and parish situated in East Staffordshire, three miles South West of Hanbury and eight miles West of Burton-upon-Trent.  The parish, with a population of some five hundred residents and approximately 190 dwellings, stands in a narrow dale through which the River Swarbourn, a small rivulet, flows southward to the River Trent. Its eastern side is in the National Forest.

All Saints Church lies at the heart of the village, next to Needwood Primary School and opposite the Red Lion pub and the Old Baker's Cottage B&B and coffee shop. There is a well equipped children's playground, Riverbank Park.

Click here to view this village history, written by Joy Ellis and Jean Austin, originally published in 1994. Please note that the original village walks included here have since been updated and are available on the Parish Footpaths page.


Co-opted Parish Councillor Vacancy


  • Do you want to serve your community?

  • Do you want to make a difference to those around you?

  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?


If you would like to make a difference, and be involved in shaping the future of your local community, why not step forward and apply to become a Newborough Parish Councillor

Newborough Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Councillor – If you are interested and would like more information  please contact the clerk Charlotte Holmes on clerk@newboroughpc.org


The successful applicant will be co-opted to the council at the next meeting

Dates for Your Diary

Parish Council meetings are normally held in the Jubilee Room in the church and start at 7.30pm.

February 7th 2022 

March 7th 2022

April 4th 2022 

May 3rd 2022 

June 13th 2022

 July 4th 2022

September 5th 2022 

October 3rd 2022 

November 7th 2022

December 5th 2022

Become a Councillor

  • Represent their community

  • Make a difference

  • Represent interests of residents

Being an effective councillor requires both commitment and hard work. Councillors must balance the needs and interests of residents, and the council. These will all make legitimate demands on a councillor’s time, on top of the demands and needs of their personal and professional lives.


Why become a Councillor

There are many reasons why people decide to become a local councillor. They include :

  • wanting to make a difference and be involved in shaping the future of the local community

  • being concerned about your local area and wanting to ensure that the community gets the right services

  • wanting to represent the views of local people and ensure that community interests are considered

  • wanting to contribute your business or professional skills

  • concerns about one particular issue


Are there any restrictions to being a Councillor

You need to be:

  • British or a citizen of the Commonwealth or European Union

  • At least 18 years old

  • Registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election/co option

You can’t be a councillor if you:

  • Are the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or interim order

  • Have been sentenced to prison for three months or more (including suspended sentences) during the five years before election day

  • Have been convicted of a corrupt or illegal practice by an election court


If you require any further information about joining Newborough Parish Council please e mail the Parish Clerk at clerk@newboroughpc.org