As usual, this year’s DVC pantomime provided some interesting variations on the Cinderella story but the traditional ending was preserved with Prince Charming and Cinders living happily ever after.
Performed on 19th/20th/21st February, the show was very well received by the packed houses that saw it each night and the cast and production team had a great time. Gill Hipwell’s clever dialogue and fast-moving direction kept everyone on their toes. Highlights included outstanding performances from the younger members of the cast and the addition of a skilled guitar player boosted the musical entertainment.
Following the resignation of Clare Valori there is a vacancy on the Parish Council. The council are advertising the position and anyone interested in joining the council is asked to contact the Parish Clerk. Unless 10 electors request that a by-election is held, the position will be filled by co-option.
We are informed that there has recently been a very slight increase in the number of thefts involving heating and diesel oil from both domestic and commercial sites.
Alarm systems are available from Diss Police Station that will help protect your supplies from the unwanted attention of thieves. These alarms are sold ‘at cost’ for £20.
Additionally, and to help in the protection of both sheds and domestic garages, Keypad Alarms, which are both PIR and magnetic contact activated, are available from your local Safer Neighbourhood Team at Harleston Police Station.
The South Norfolk branch of the CPRE (Campaign for the Protection of Rural England) have announced two events that are likely to be of interest to many Denton residents.
Sunday 29th March — Visit to Stables and Stud
A visit to racehorse trainer Christine Dunnett’s establisment at College Farm near Hingham to see horses in training plus mares and foals. 2–4 p.m. No charge but donations to CPRE welcome. Contact Maria Peck — 07789 938538 to reserve your place.
Monday 27th April — Talk on “The Landscape of South Norfolk”
A talk by historian Tom Williamson on the historical landscape of South Norfolk. Hempnall Mill Centre, 7p.m. for 7.30p.m. To be followed by wine and cheese. Further details from John Capps — 01508 480423.
Starting 9.30 3rd March, 2009 and running every other Tuesday at the same time, an EXTEND trainer will come to the Village Hall and run a class. The sessions are especially designed for over 60’s and anyone with physical issues to increase suppleness, balance and strength so we can enjoy being well and active for longer.
EXTEND consists of sessions of gentle exercise to music. Do not be put off by the words ‘exercise class’, the sessions are easy (no lying on the floor) but extremely beneficial and really good fun with varied music to suit all tastes.
The cost will be about £2.50 to £3.00 each per session, depending on numbers, i.e. more than 10 and the cost will go down. If less than 10 each person may need to pay a little more.
Everyone is welcome but please call Jane Christian on 01986 788579 if coming for the first time to check time and date. Wear loose comfy clothing and soft shoes.