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Brown Bin Emptying Service! Friday 10 April in Denstone

For those who have brown bins full, and to avoid lots of local bonfires which will potentially cause additional issues with those with breathing difficulties:
Note, the FB post says Saturday but that’s for Uttoxeter, the Denstone collection is on Friday.
However, they won’t come to Denstone for less than 8 pickups so tell your neighbours about it. It’s easy to do, just phone them up and pay by card.

Lights of Hope

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Brown Bin Collections Suspended

Brown bin (garden waste) collections are suspended until further notice. The Council has published home composting advice to assist residents.

Residents should continue to present their blue and grey bins on alternate weeks on their usual collection day.

Visit this link for more guidance, especially on home composting:

Notice of Closure of Oak Road May 11th – 15th 2020

Click here to see the notice (pdf).
IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CLOSURE WILL BE IN PLACE BETWEEN 00:00hrs on 11th May 2020 AND 23:59hrs on 15th May 2020.

Denstone Community Support Group – COVID-19 – Leaflet

This leaflet has already been distributed to all households in the area and is extremely useful. Note that a few things have changed since the leaflet was produced – for example, The Tavern and Farm Shop are no longer allowed to offer takeaway food. Click picture to view larger (and the right way round!).
COVID Support Leaflet

Message From Cllr Philip Atkins re Coronavirus — County must listen and act to get through this together

The people of Staffordshire must work together to support the NHS and help each other to survive the crisis facing the UK.

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said:
“Doctors, nurses, police officers and council staff helping deliver critical services must face the risk of Coronavirus infection every day, but most people do have a choice, and now is the time to make the right choice for you, your family and your community.

“The NHS is at tipping point, but we have the opportunity to save many lives by staying at home from now on.”

With immediate effect, people can only leave their homes for the following reasons:

• Shopping for basic necessities, as seldom as possible;
• One form of exercise per day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household;
• For medical needs, including to provide care or help a vulnerable person;
• Travelling to and from work, but only where absolutely necessary and when the work cannot be done from home.

If you are based at home then there is still much you can do in your local community.

Staffordshire County Council’s Coronavirus Kindness campaign offers ideas how communities can organise at a grassroots level to provide vulnerable people with practical support at home, including by collecting medicines, connecting safely with people living alone and supporting existing local voluntary groups.

More information is available at .

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: “We are working round the clock to try and keep people safe and we need everyone to work together for the common good.

“Over the coming days we will be calling on those with experience of care, the healthy and fit and our own staff to step up if they can.

“If you want to volunteer and help us care on the front line then your children and grandchildren will thank you for the part you played when it mattered most.”

*** Also, in light of the Prime Minister’s statement, Staffordshire County Council’s 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres have closed from 9am this morning. ***

The sites will be maintained and the county council will be working with district and borough councils to make best use of the sites to support essential services. The public is asked not to come to the sites until further notice

Useful Link for Coronavirus Advice

VE Day Street Party

Sadly, the VE Day Street Party, planned for Friday 8th May, has had to be cancelled.

Free Delivery/Collection Offer from Denstone Farm Shop

Denstone Meadow Newsletters

Sue Edmonds’ January newsletter is now available on the Denstone Meadow page where you can also see her previous newsletters. These are full of beautiful photos as well as interesting information.

Alton Towers

Alton Towers

Click here to see the latest Alton Towers newsletter.

Best Kept Village News Articles

Click the pictures to see larger size versions.


Denstone was Highly Commended this year. Click here to see the judges’ comments (pdf).

Denstone Railway Line

The Denstone Parish Council had planned to replace the wooden play equipment on the Railway Line as it is becoming expensive to maintain in a safe condition. However, after twelve months of research, discussion and unsuccessful funding applications, it has been decided to take a different approach. As such, the wooden play equipment will now be cleared, the shelter will remain, and some of the timber will be used on the Denstone Meadow to create natural habitats for the wildlife. The area will then be restored to its former natural beauty, the grassed area will be well maintained and picnic benches installed. We hope that this will create an area for everyone to enjoy. Looking to the future, if you have any ideas of other ways in which we can develop this area, then please do contact our Parish Clerk: Julie Sadler at-

Notice from Denstone Parish Council — So-called Housing Needs Survey

The Parish Council have received several enquiries regarding the “Denstone Housing Needs Survey” that has recently been delivered to all properties in the village.

The Parish Council would like to make the following statement regarding this survey.

• The survey is not from Denstone Parish Council
• There is no legal requirement to complete the survey.
• Denstone Parish already has in place an officially adopted Neighbourhood Plan 2017 which incorporates YOUR housing needs and within this plan, sites are identified for development.

Julie Sadler
Denstone Parish Clerk
01335 324692

PC Expenditure — Notice of Completion of Audit 2018 – 2019

Notice of Completion of Audit

Visit Parish Council Expenditure Page to view this and related documents

Bus Shelter Mural

The Denstone Art Group has done a fantastic mural to decorate the bus shelter in the middle of the village!

Bus Shelter2

Bus Shelter1

Bus Shelter Finished

Mobile Post Office/Mobile Library Service

Post Van
The Mobile Post Office Van has (again) changed the time for attending the village. It will still be on the Village Hall car park every Monday but will now be there from 9.30am to 10.30am.

Please use this as much as possible, as the more it is used the more chance we have of having it more than one day a week. The Post Office Van offers the following services

• Letter/parcel postage
• Personal banking services like cash withdrawal
• Savings
• Insurance services

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact Julie Sadler, the Parish Clerk, on 01335 324692 or email her at

Also, there is a mobile library service that visits every third Wednesday 1.15 – 2.15pm.

They always have quite a good selection of books, including large print and audio books. You can also request specific books from the main Library to be brought onto the Mobile for the next visit.
It is linked to Uttoxeter Library, so books borrowed from the Mobile can be returned to the main Library and vice-versa.

Parish Council Complaints Procedure

Click here to view pdf document.

Staffordshire Police Newsletter – June 2019

Click here to find the latest news from Staffordshire Police, including the current update on the Policing Plan priorities.

Corporate Communications
Staffordshire Police
01785 234864

All Saints Relaxed All-Age Services

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All Saints Poster for relaxed service

Uttoxeter Rural Division Annual Report

Download Staffs CC Uttoxeter Rural Division Annual Report April 2019

Denstone Voluntary Car Scheme

Supported by the Parish Council and Staffordshire County Council, this door-to-door scheme is being re-launched to help residents in the Parish who are without access to a private car and are also unable to use public transport due to infirmity, age or disability.

Passengers will pay a fare to the volunteer driver in accordance with set charges based on mileage and generally in line with public transport costs.

If you need to get to the Doctor, Dentist or Optician, or have a hospital appointment, we will try to help. For non-local visits to hospitals we will need 48 hours notice except in an emergency. The service will operate between 8.30am and 6.00pm on weekdays only.

The scheme depends on volunteer drivers and the more we have the greater the coverage and the wider the spread to volunteer time. Do you have a car and a few hours a month to help support our neighbours to feel less isolated?

For more details and to register your interest in either using the scheme or volunteering please contact the Coordinator:
Roy Smith,
2 Jasmine Cottages, Oak Road, Denstone.
01889590426 (H) 07891553778 (M)

Thank you

Facebook Page Change

The “Denstone Neighbourhood Plan” Facebook Page has now been renamed the “Denstone Voice”. This page was used for discussion and public participation during the production of the Neighbourhood Plan, but since the completion of the NP in August 2016 it has been used for more general Denstone-related matters. Please feel free to use it to post anything to do with Denstone – e.g. events, questions, photos, videos, etc.

Denstone Parish Council – Revised Standing Orders etc.

The PC has produced revised versions of its Standing Orders and a protocol for public participation in meetings.
Click here to view.

Denstone Village Hall

Village Hall Poster

Click image above to see full-size poster and click here for information about the Village Hall and how to book your event.