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.
For some months time has been standing-still locally; at least down at St Mary's it has.
The major renovation project at the parish church forced the stopping of the clock on the tower. It had been showing twenty past four ever since.
Now, restoration is complete and, as shown in Johnnie Carslake's photo below, it is running, and chiming, again. Perhaps best of all; we will no longer have those panic moments - "I can't be that late for my appointment, can I!" - as we drive past the church.
What a great weekend - so much going on - no time to think for many Denton residents.
Saturday was the annual "Garden Club Open Show" and, as usual, the Village Hall was filled with colour, great produce of all kinds and fierce competition for the prizes on offer.
It was wonderful to see so many entries for the various classes. Over 50 people took part including some of the newest arrivals in the village and a number of children.
The winners of the trophies for the individual categories were:
Flowers - Peter Wiltshire
Vegetables - Sarah Henderson
Domestic - Jean Whipps
Decorative - Barbara Spaul
Men's (Cheese Straws) - Peter Wiltshire
Best Single Bloom (A new Trophy in memory of Sandie Jones) - Doris Lambert
Best in Show Under 14 - Lana Osborne.
Overall - Sarah Henderson
Then it was on to Sunday and "Dentill 2017". Was it really two years since the last one?
In spite of perhaps a little too much mud, the venue opposite the Village Hall worked very well; with all the agricultural activities on one side of the ditch and everything else on the playing field on the other.
The range of farming equipment on display and in action, from the oldest to the newest, the smallest to the largest, was quite fascinating. The turn-out of classic cars was also most impressive, with a WWII American gun-carrier to keep everyone in order. The crowds made very good use of the excellent food and drink on offer and were entertained by the wide repertoire of the mobile organ.
One of the organisers rated this Dentill the "best-yet" and a substantial sum (later announced as over £7,800) was raised for charity. Roll on 2019!
So it was a very busy weekend but, as one new resident observed, it provided two outstanding, most enjoyable community events - what living in Denton is really all about.
Thanks must go to the many people who worked so hard to make the events so successful.