The external cabinet for the defibrillator has now been installed on the outside wall of Denton Village hall next to the main entrance. The defibrillator will not be put into the cabinet until the Ambulance Service has registered the cabinet and have it on their system. The defibrillator will remain in its current position in the village hall until that registration has been confirmed.
Once the Ambulance Service have the cabinet registered, anyone can ring 999 and, when a defibrillator is thought to be required, the Ambulance Service will give out the location and cabinet code. However Denton residents will have much faster access.
Key fobs, giving the cabinet access code, have been obtained and one per Denton household will be allocated. They will be distributed at the Thursday Post Office and via various events. If residents would like more than one key fob, additional ones can be purchased at 25p each.
For further details, and to request extra key fobs, please contact Kay Wiltshire, preferably by email on email@example.com.
In a previous news item we expressed some scepticism that our new, faster, broadband service would not be up and running before Christmas. But it was!
This means residents within a reasonable distance of the new green box at the junction of Trunch Hill and Middle Road can sign-up for the new service and see broadband speeds at least ten times faster than previously. Great news for using data-heavy online services.
Unfortunately, those living in the more remote parts of the village (and, it seems, some others living quite close but not connected to the new box) will still not be able to take advantage of the improved facilities.
Most surprisingly, there has been absolutely no publicity from BT telling us that the new service is up and running.
No not that one!
Time to report the latest news on Denton's slow progress towards super-fast broadband.
Last week the west end of Middle Road was closed for the installation of our new fibre-optic-ready Green Box. This is now in place, as pictured.
The next stage is to connect the box to the BT network. For this power is needed, so today making a connection to the nearest supply of electricity, on the pole on the other side of Trunch Hill, is under way.
Once the box is up and running with the magic FO cable attached, BT engineers will have to connect all our copper wires to the new facility. Any chance of this being all done by the day after Christmas? Unlikely perhaps, but keep your fingers crossed.
Norfolk County Council have produced a report showing the current status of the Council's campaign to provide super-fast broadband access across Norfolk.
The Report is available here.
All four seasons were on display at the Village Hall on Friday and Saturday.
They provided the theme for the Rising Stars' two "performances" and what a great show it was!.
No less than 20 young people were involved ranging in age from two to nine. The seasons were covered with appropriate songs, poetry and "I say, I say" jokes.
As usual some members of the cast were perhaps less enthusiastic than others but all joined in and played their part. The audience loved it.
The show ended with the traditional rendering of
"We're the Stars" with parent participation on stage for the second time through. It was all very much in the wonderful RS tradition.
Congratulations must go to Gill Hipwell and her great team, but most of all to the Stars themselves.
We are delighted to report that the long-running saga of the future use of Grove Farm in Middle Road is finally over.
Our District Councillor, Murray Gray, has been closely involved in the issue for over 20 years. Yesterday he attended the public auction of the farm buildings. This had been forced by South Norfolk Council in order to recover the substantial costs awarded to them by the courts and never paid by the site owners.
He has informed us that the sale went through and that the purchaser was a local resident.
Long-serving Denton parish councillor and former Council Chairman, Peter Hill, has resigned from DPC. Tributes were paid to his much-valued contribution to the Council at the recent September meeting.
This means there is a vacancy on the Council which will be filled in due course by co-option. Anyone who is interested in volunteering for the position should contact the Chair of the PC or the Clerk as soon as possible.
Further information, including details of what the job involves, are available in the
PC Pages of the Village Website.