Alton Towers community ‘Talk to Us’ event this Wednesday 24th May

Hello all,

Just a quick note to let you know that we’ll be in the White Hart on Wednesday night (24th May 6 — 7 pm) if you have any questions you’d like to ask us! I’ll be there along with Wayne Burton, our Head of Product Excellence and Manager of the Admissions team who process ticket applications, and Julie Deacon who is our Divisional Director’s assistant. Hopefully between the three of us we should be able to answer most of your queries but if we can’t we’ll take them away and come back to you.

Hopefully we’ll see some of you there.

Liz Greenwood

Local Community Engagement, Alton Towers Resort

Denstone Players

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Parish Council Expenditure — Tax Year 2016–2017

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Notice of Date of Commencement of Period for Exercise of Public Rights
Regulations to be Displayed with Notice Dates

A50 Growth Corridor update: 27 April 2017


Preparations are well underway now for this summer’s major engineering work.

The next major step will be the delivery of six steel beams, each 47 metres long, for use in the new bridge across the A50.

To allow delivery and unloading to be done safely, and to minimise disruption, the A50 westbound is scheduled to be closed overnight for five consecutive nights from Monday, June 5th, to Friday, June 9th.

Darryl Eyers, Staffordshire County Council’s Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, said: “This is a logistically complex operation and the only safe way to do this is to close the A50 westbound.

“To minimise inconvenience to the public we are arranging for the closures to take place overnight with a well signposted diversion route which is suitable for all vehicles, including HGVs.”

The eastbound A50 will be unaffected by the closures.

Advance notices warning of the closures will be put in place by Highways England on its wider A-road and motorway network to encourage traffic to take alternative routes on the nights.

The westbound A50 will be closed between the B5030 roundabout at Uttoxeter, where McDonald’s stands, and the A521 roundabout at Blythe Bridge.

Traffic 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 The 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.

The Shell petrol station, which stands on the westbound carriageway a few hundred yards west of the B5030 roundabout, will open as normal and access will be maintained at all times via the A522.

Darryl Eyers added: “We will provide more information nearer the time, but we’re giving plenty of warning so people can plan ahead. I’d also like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding.”

Importance of the A50

The A50 is the most important transport link between the East and West Midlands and the planned improvements will also benefit major employers and their employees between Stoke-on-Trent and Derbyshire, making journeys quicker, easier and safer.

Staffordshire County Council is delivering these improvements on behalf of Highways England.

We will continue to update you as the project progresses.

The A50 Growth Corridor Team

Thank you.
A50 Growth Corridor Web Page.

Alton Towers Newsletter (March Update 2017)

Click here to view Alton Towers Newsletter (March Update 2017) including some important information about local resident passes.

New WI Web Site

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

Best Kept Village 2016

Thank you John and Pauline Jilbert, Sam Bailey and all residents who help to keep Denstone looking so lovely, not just for the Best Kept Village judging but throughout the year. I must also thank All Saints School for the wonderful posters they produce for the Best Kept Village and Bob Wright for putting these up throughout the village.

This year we were awarded a Highly Commended in our category with Bramshall coming first, Hoar Cross second and Kingstone third. I don’t have the judges’ comments as yet but will post these on-line and on the noticeboard in the Village once received.

Jacquie Payne
Chair of Denstone Parish Council

Police 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

Important News from Neighbourhood Watch

Each household in the parish should have received an information sheet with the Parish Newsletter,  explaining how to get a SmartWater kit at a low price,  provided that you are (or become)  a member of the local Neighbourhood Watch.   Please contact Bob Crompton of Neighbourhood Watch if you have any queries or didn’t get your info sheet.

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)