Alton Towers Local Resident Information
In advance of the next Community News, I just wanted to let you all know about an event that is being organised by our neighbours at JCB who are hosting a month long conference for their world-wide distributors and dealers. Over the period of the event, which started yesterday, over 2,500 guests will be coming from around the globe to see the factory in Rocester and to view demonstrations of the equipment on the JCB estate near Farley. Guests will be transferred to the site on coaches via Denstone and Prestwood and they will be there until around 10pm. As part of the event, there will be some entertainment starting at around 9.30pm – it’s on tonight and then on the 1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th May. This event really shouldn’t have any impact on the local community, but if you do see any flashing lights or hear some music, it may be related to this. If you have any concerns, please contact JCB Marketing by calling 01889 590312.
Best Kept Village Award
Once again, Denstone has entered the Best Kept Village Competition and we hope to do well.
A number of kind people nobly helped to tidy up the village and its immediate surroundings on Sunday April 14th. Click here to see some photos (pdf file).
It would be great if everyone could contribute towards winning the award by helping to keep our village tidy and free of litter & dog mess at all times.
Tom Boden Memorial Sports Trust – Review October 2013
The Tom Boden Memorial Sports Trust are looking to hold a Review in October 2013. Anyone who is interested in taking part, either on stage or back stage please could they contact David Boden on 07970 808151 or secretary Laurie Beckett on 07875 537373. Further details to follow.
Diamond Jubilee Mugs – AMAZING VALUE at ONLY £10.00!
There are still some beautiful Diamond Jubilee commemorative mugs available and they are now only £10.00, which is a bargain for such special, high-quality items. These mugs were made by Dunoon – the only firm still producing pottery in Staffordshire – in a unique design specially created for Denstone. They are for sale at Denstone Post Office, Denstone Village Stores and The Tavern.
Photos of Village Show, Please!
Does anybody have any snapshots of Denstone Village Show (8th September 2012) please? We’d love to put some photos of the show online but none of the organisers had time to take pictures!
We’d be very grateful if you could email any suitable photos to the Webmaster (If you have “real” printed photos but you can’t email them, then please phone 590299 as we can scan them.)
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)