Please click here to email the Webmaster if you have information for this site, thank you. However, if you wish to add a link for your business, please contact the Parish Council Clerk instead.

New Accessible Website Now Available

This web site will be changing soon and the new site is NOW available at

The new site should be a lot easier to use on tablets and mobile phones, and should also be more accessible, e.g. to those who have limited vision.

We will be developing and improving the site and initially there will be omissions where pages are only partially complete. Please let us know if you notice any errors such as incorrect links, and also if you would like to supply information or photos to put on the site. Thanks!

#iWill Grants available in Staffordshire

#iWill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.

Right now, 4 in 10 young people aged between 10 and 20 get involved in activities that make a positive difference to others or the environment. But we know that almost twice as many want to. They just need the chance.

We also know that young people themselves benefit from taking social action: it develops their employability skills, boosts their further and higher education options, and increases their well-being.

It’s a win-win – for young people and communities.

Click this link for more details

Staffordshire County Council – Covid recovery Fund

Funding is available for:
• Projects about community recovery, to help get activity going again or adapt to the ‘new normal’
• Existing volunteer/community groups who need support to keep going
• Support to keep helping people get through the crisis
View pdf for details

Ellastone Mobile Post Office

The Mobile Post Office at Ellastone is starting up again from Monday 6th July 2020
It is open Monday and Thursday 9.30am – 11.30am in the Parish Hall, Church Lane Ellastone.
Please feel free to make use of the service.

Notice of appointment of date for the exercise of public rights

Click here to see the pdf.

Denstone Diary Newsletter 2020

Click here to see the pdf version of Sue Edmonds’ colourful annual publication, of which you should already have received a hard copy if you live in the village. (Please be patient while the file loads.)

“Staffordshire Means Back to Business – Covid-19 information for economic stakeholders”

County council launches new programme for start-up businesses

There is a silver-lining to the particularly dark cloud that is Covid-19.

Following the 2008 recession, Staffordshire saw a significant increase in the number of brand-new start-up businesses, and all the intelligence suggests that this may well happen again following the Covid-19 outbreak.It is the case that sadly not all businesses will survive the pandemic, but what we can do is make sure that we’re here for those entrepreneurial-minded individuals that need the push that Covid-19 gave them to set up for themselves.

The county council’s ‘Staffordshire Start-Up Programme’ is for those individuals and aims to help 200 new businesses set up each year for the next three years.

Delivered by the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, it’s an online programme of support and mentoring about how to set up a business, but with a particular focus on overcoming the challenges brought about by the current crisis.
…Continued — Read the open letter to all stakeholders from the Leader of SCC

Coronavirus and Other Information Links from Staffordshire CC
“Stay connected” service also provides e-updates on huge range of topics –

Little Ships for Dunkirk – Photos


Brown Bin Collection

The brown bin collection restarted on Monday 20th April. They ask that you wash the handles of your bins with soap and water after putting them out, so as to protect everyone.

Denstone Community Support Group – COVID-19 – Leaflet

This leaflet was distributed to all households in the area and is extremely useful. Note that a few things have changed since the leaflet was produced. Click picture to view larger (and the right way round!).
COVID Support Leaflet

Free Delivery/Collection Offer from Denstone Farm Shop

Denstone Meadow Newsletters

Sue Edmonds’ January newsletter is now available on the Denstone Meadow page where you can also see her previous newsletters. These are full of beautiful photos as well as interesting information.

Bus Shelter Mural

The Denstone Art Group has done a fantastic mural to decorate the bus shelter in the middle of the village!

Bus Shelter2

Bus Shelter1

Bus Shelter Finished

Mobile Post Office/Mobile Library Service

Post Van
The Mobile Post Office Van has (again) changed the time for attending the village. It will still be on the Village Hall car park every Monday but will now be there from 9.30am to 10.30am.

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. The Post Office Van offers the following services

• Letter/parcel postage
• Personal banking services like cash withdrawal
• Savings
• Insurance services

If you have any questions regarding this please do not hesitate to contact Julie Sadler, the Parish Clerk, on 01335 324692 or email her at

Also, there is a mobile library service that visits every third Wednesday 1.15 – 2.15pm.

They always have quite a good selection of books, including large print and audio books. You can also request specific books from the main Library to be brought onto the Mobile for the next visit.
It is linked to Uttoxeter Library, so books borrowed from the Mobile can be returned to the main Library and vice-versa.

Denstone Voluntary Car Scheme

Supported by the Parish Council and Staffordshire County Council, this door-to-door scheme is being re-launched to help residents in the Parish who are without access to a private car and are also unable to use public transport due to infirmity, age or disability.

Passengers will pay a fare to the volunteer driver in accordance with set charges based on mileage and generally in line with public transport costs.

If you need to get to the Doctor, Dentist or Optician, or have a hospital appointment, we will try to help. For non-local visits to hospitals we will need 48 hours notice except in an emergency. The service will operate between 8.30am and 6.00pm on weekdays only.

The scheme depends on volunteer drivers and the more we have the greater the coverage and the wider the spread to volunteer time. Do you have a car and a few hours a month to help support our neighbours to feel less isolated?

For more details and to register your interest in either using the scheme or volunteering please contact the Coordinator:
Roy Smith,
2 Jasmine Cottages, Oak Road, Denstone.
01889590426 (H) 07891553778 (M)

Thank you

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.

Parish Council Complaints Procedure

Click here to view pdf document.

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.

Alton Towers

Click here to see the latest Alton Towers newsletter.

Staffordshire Police Newsletter – June 2019

Click here to find the latest news from Staffordshire Police, including the current update on the Policing Plan priorities.

Corporate Communications
Staffordshire Police
01785 234864