Play Area Survey

The Parish Council are considering issues concerning the play equipment on the old railway line and they want to hear the views of the people who use it.
Here’s a message from Philip Frampton, a member of Denstone Parish Council:

“Hi. The Parish Council would like some feedback about the play area on the railway line, and I’ve created this survey. If you could fill it in, forward it, share it – the more responses the better.

“I’d like to have results for the next PC meeting on 6th November. As always, residents are very welcome to attend but I doubt anything will get decided on that date.”

Denstone Parish Council Vacancy – Deadline Extended

Do you have any opinions about what happens in your area?

We currently have a vacancy on the Denstone Parish Council which covers Denstone, Stubwood and Prestwood. We would welcome anyone who lives or works within the Parish. We meet in the Village Hall the first Tuesday of the month – if you are interested in joining us please contact the Clerk by

31st October 2018

Julie Sadler, Clerk to Denstone Parish Council,
Corner Cottage
Wootton Road
01335 324692

World War I Centenary Commemorative Celebration

The Parish Councils of Wootton, Ellastone & Denstone

proudly present

World War I Centenary Commemorative Celebration

Sunday 11th November 2018
Wootton Cricket Club

Start: 6:30 pm
National Beacon light-up: 7:00 pm

Ticket £5

Corned Beef Hash Supper
Fancy Dress desirable, Singalong, Bonfire

Jacqui Kinch – t: 01335 324811 e:
Julie Sadler – t: 01335 324692 e:

Alton Towers Newsletter (October 2018)

Click here to view Alton Towers Newsletter (October 2018 Update)

A50 Growth Corridor Update – September 2018

We’re writing to let you know that the final major piece of work for Project A is scheduled for the end of September.

Immediately after the current work on the A522 is complete the ‘old’ bridge, which originally carried the A522 across the A50, will be demolished.

To allow the work to be carried out as quickly and safely as possible, the A50 will be completely closed in both directions from 8pm on Friday, September 28 until 5.30am on Monday, October 1. The A50 will be closed between the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge and the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter.

We have done as much of the preparatory work as possible in advance to reduce the amount of time the A50 needs to be closed. The knock-on effect from the diversion will mean that some local roads will be busier than usual that weekend. We would like to thank everyone for your understanding and suggest you allow extra time for your journeys.

Click here to read the rest of this important update.

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

Staffordshire Police Notices July 2018

Staffordshire Police Stakeholder Presentation – July 2018 (Powerpoint file)

Staffordshire Police Newsletter – July 2018 (pdf file)

Unlawful Encampments letter and advice leaflet ESBC and Staffordshire Police (pdf file)

Important Parish Council Notices


Parish Council Privacy Notice (pdf)

Mobile Post Office

The Mobile Post Office will be in the village on the Village Hall Carpark every Monday from 1:45 to 2:45.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact me on 01335 324692 or email me at

Julie Sadler
Parish Clerk

Denstone Diary

The second edition of “Denstone Diary” has just been produced by Sue Edmonds, and everyone in the village should by now have received a copy of this beautiful (FREE!) glossy magazine about Denstone Village. If you haven’t got your copy yet you can contact Sue Edmonds or email the webmaster. It should also be available online soon.

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.

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

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)