News/Events/Notices

A50 Growth Corridor update: October 2017

Hello,

I’m pleased to say that all the material needed to build the embankments has now been delivered. Although the delivery vehicles were routed to arrive and leave via the A50, avoiding the town, now there will be significantly fewer journeys to and from the construction site every week.

Also recently complete is the work to cast the reinforced concrete deck on the new bridge spanning the A50.

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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.

Work continues on multi-million pound dementia centre

Work on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people with dementia is continuing apace. The Burton dementia centre of excellence will provide home-like accommodation for residents with dementia, giving them the continued high quality care and support they need as their condition changes. It is being built on the site of the Margaret Stanhope Centre in Outwoods, Burton.

The centre, which is being designed to the University of Stirling ‘gold’ standard for dementia care, will provide space for family gatherings, keeping pets, and include communal areas and facilities such as a café and hairdressers.

Officers from Staffordshire County Council and Symphony—a consortium made up of Accord, Keepmoat and Quattro Architects—will be celebrating the ongoing construction of the first flagship centre in Burton with a special sod-cutting ceremony. Officers will also get a tour of the site that will eventually become home to 45 people living with dementia.

County Councillor Alan White, Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing at Staffordshire County Council said: “As a county council we very much recognise the devastating impact dementia can have not only on individuals, but on their family and friends. Working closely with our partners, we are ensuring people will get access to a whole range of services to help them live the life that they want for as long as possible. Dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing the whole county over the next few years. This new centre, will transform the way people with the condition can access the care and support they need.”

Maxine Espley, Executive Director of Care and Support, Accord, on behalf of the Symphony consortium, said: “This is a really exciting partnership deal with Staffordshire County Council and we are delighted to be delivering this dementia centre of excellence. The Accord Group is a leader in dementia excellence and has a successful track record of delivering services for people with dementia.

“The new centre will bring innovative thinking to the design of homes for people with dementia coupled with quality care. It will provide support for people currently living in our residential homes and those living in Staffordshire who may need dementia care in the future.”

Caroline Cormack, Head of Home Ownership and Supply in the Midlands for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Burton dementia centre of excellence, which is an important part of the HCA’s work to support older people through high quality specialist housing.”

The centre is expected to open in September 2018, and Staffordshire County Council and Symphony will continue to work closely with residents, families and staff to allow the smooth transfer of residents from Hillfield House in Stretton during 2018.

For more news from Staffordshire County Council visit www.staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk

Denstone Diary

Sue Edmonds has produced the first issue of a beautiful (FREE!) glossy magazine about Denstone Village. She plans to make this an annual publication that will be useful to newcomers and current residents alike. By now (end May 2017), all households in the village should have received one of these colourful magazines. If you haven’t received one, or you have just moved into the village, you can download it in pdf format.

New WI Web Site

The Denstone WI has a beautiful new Website with many photos, Mary’s Blog, and information about WI activities.

Police and Neighbourhood Watch Information

The Neighbourhood Watch page is now entitled “Neighbourhood Watch and Police” and includes links to two relevant Web sites that you may find useful:
Staffordshire Police
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire

Please click the links below for details of the local “Smart Water Initiative”:
Download the NHW Bulletin regarding “Smart Water” (May 2012)
Download the NHW Newsletter (Issue 1 - April 2012)