News/Events/Notices

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 js.denstonepc@gmail.com

Julie Sadler
Parish Clerk

Denstone Diary

The second edition of “Denstone Diary” has just been produced by Sue Edmonds. This beautiful (FREE!) glossy magazine about Denstone Village will be delivered to everyone in Denstone and will also be available online — watch this space!

Bramshall Art Group Annual Exhibition 2018

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018 10am – 5pm

Bramshall Parish Hall — Church Croft, Bramshall, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14 5DE

  • Over 130 high quality original paintings will be for sale
    at affordable prices
  • Entrance Contribution £1 per adult
  • Home-made refreshments (including light lunches)
    Come for coffee, lunch, or tea !
  • Ample parking and wheelchair access

(A donation will be made to a local charity from the proceeds)

Download the poster in pdf format
Download the press release in pdf format

For further information please contact Bramshall Art Group:
Telephone: 07591-991684
Email: bramshallartgroup@btinternet.com
We are also on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bramshall.artgroup

Denstone Parish Council – New Councillors

Three new councillors have recently joined the Parish Council – all councillors’ names and contact details may be found on the Parish Council Contacts page

Alton Towers Newsletter (May 2018)

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

A50 Growth Corridor Update – April 2018

Hello,
Despite the recent poor weather, we remain on schedule to complete the work later this year. Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the next main piece of work will take place in June. This is when we will integrate the new slip roads on and off the A50 into the existing dual carriageway. To do this as safely and quickly as possible, while keeping inconvenience to the public to a minimum, there will be a series of overnight closures between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge:
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Wednesday, 13 June from 8pm to 5.30am
Westbound carriageway closed. Eastbound carriageway open as usual.

Thursday, 14 June from 8pm to 5.30am
Eastbound carriageway closed. Westbound carriageway open as usual.

Friday, 15 June from 8pm to 5.30am
Carriageway closed in both directions.

Saturday, 16 June from 5.30am to 8pm
Inside lanes of both carriageways will remain closed.

Saturday, 16 June from 8pm to 5.30am
Carriageway closed in both directions.

Sunday, 17 June from 8pm to 5.30am
Carriageway closed in both directions.

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The closures have been scheduled so that on Thursday, June 14 traffic heading towards Stoke-on-Trent will be able to get away from the popular Ladies’ Night event at Uttoxeter racecourse without any difficulty. The dates of this work may change due to weather conditions and we will notify you if that is necessary.

During the closures, we will put a fully signed diversion route in place, suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs. Highways England will put advance notices warning of the closures on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights of the closures.

Traffic heading east will be diverted northwards from the A50 on to the B5030 for a few hundred yards to the roundabout with the A518. Traffic will turn right there, cross back over the A50 along Dove Way and continue on the A518 clockwise around Uttoxeter and follow the road towards Stafford. Vehicles will then follow the A51 and A34 towards Stoke-on-Trent and then on to the A500. The route is reversed from the west.

The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will remain open as normal and access will be maintained via the A522.
We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.

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 www.staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk

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)