Denstone Parish Council – Change to Meeting Date

Due to personal circumstances the Parish Council Meeting will now be held on the 27th February at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.
The Parish Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by this change.
Julie Sadler
Parish Clerk

Denstone Parish Council – Vacancy for New Councillor

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
9 February 2018
Julie Sadler, Clerk to Denstone Parish Council,
Corner Cottage
Wootton Road
01335 324692

Please click here to see the Notice of Vacancy

Denstone Players – “The Wizard of Oz”

Denstone Players’ annual pantomime ‘The Wizard of Oz’, directed by Gill Brown, will be performed on 22nd, 23rd and 24th February starting at 7pm with a 2pm matinee on 24th in Denstone Village Hall.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance starts.

Tickets: Adults £8.00 Children (Under 16) £5.00 are available from Denstone Stores, College Road, Denstone (07816 085891), or Denstone Hall Farm Shop (01889 590050) or online at

Wizard of Oz poster

(Click image to see poster larger.)

Waterworks in Marlpit Lane Area *IN PROGRESS*

The water company have started major works to replace water mains. Most of Marlpit Lane is closed except for access between 29th January and 25th February and there will be occasions when the water supply needs to be cut off. An information van was parked in The Weavers on 20th and 21st December and we asked some questions. They will dig holes at intervals along the roads first before deciding how best (and in which order) to lay the new mains, depending on various factors including the location of other services. We have been assured that in the event of the water supply needing to be cut off they will put cards through the door the day before, but this is only likely to happen on a couple of days to each household. Also, if there is a need to dig a hole in front of anyone’s drive during the day, they will knock on the door and check first, so that nobody has their car blocked in on their drive. They would put a board down as a bridge over the hole overnight.

Here are details of the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order:

First Notice:

TTRO Plan details:

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.

A50 Growth Corridor update: January 2017


It’s full steam ahead in 2018 as the A50 Uttoxeter Growth Corridor Project A is scheduled to be completed later this year.

All the work is underway to complete the bridge, adjoining roundabouts and slip roads on and off the A50.

Drainage and carriageway work is progressing on the south embankment, while the bridge deck itself should be waterproofed and completed by March. We’ve been coordinating with the utility companies so they can install all the necessary pipes and cables and we’re also pleased to say that as a lot of the raw materials have been delivered, there are 100 fewer lorry journeys a week to and from the site now.

Later this month we need to close part of the A50 one-way for six nights. This is to set up temporary narrow lanes, which will enable our contractors to work close to the road as safely as possible. A permanent, enforced 50mph speed limit will also be in place from the end of January to protect the workforce.

On January 29, 30 and February 3, the A50 will be closed westbound. On January 31, February 1 and February 2, the A50 will be closed eastbound.

Click here to read more of this important update

A50 Growth Corridor update: Further Update Re Carillion Collapse


In light of the news about Carillion, we thought it would be helpful to explain its connection to Project A and offer reassurance, if needed, that the project will continue on schedule.

Click here to read more of this important update

Alton Towers Newsletter (New Year 2018)

Click here to view Alton Towers Newsletter (New Year 2018 Update)

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 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

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)