A50 Growth Corridor Update – June 2018

There is a lot of work planned in the next few months, as this major project nears completion.
We reported in the last newsletter that there will be five overnight closures of the A50 in June from the 13 to the 17 inclusive, to allow the integration of new slip roads on and off the dual carriageway. Details of that can be found lower down.

After that, the next thing on the horizon is the complete 24-hour-a-day closure of the A522 from 16 July to 28 September just west of Tunnicliffe Way.
The closure is to allow the removal of the embankment which raises the A522 up to the current bridge that crosses the A50 dual carriageway.
Workers will lower the area by approximately 20 feet, to allow the installation of new drainage and utilities and the completion of the final stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it to the new junction and bridge across the A50.

We appreciate this will cause inconvenience, so perhaps allow a little extra time for journeys, but we thank you in advance for your patience. To minimise disruption we have deliberately scheduled this important work to coincide with both the school holidays and the summer holiday closure of the JCB Heavy Products factory when traffic levels are lower.

Click here to read the rest of this important update.

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.

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
We are also on Facebook:

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)

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)