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Denton Village News Archive for March 2009

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Housing Consultation - STOP PRESS

The next stage in Denton’s Affordable Housing project is to be a public consultation event. This was planned to be held at the village hall on Wednesday April 8th but has now been postponed.

Parish Meeting

This year’s annual Parish Meeting will be held in the village hall on Friday 3rd April at 7.30 p.m. As usual all village organisations will be reporting on their activities. Details of the proposed refurbishment of the playarea will be on view and it is hoped that the displays prepared for the previous day’s Calor Competition visit will also still be available for inspection.

Judgement Day

The judges for the Calor Village of the Year competition are due in Denton on Thursday April 2nd. Detailed preparations have been made for their visit including a tour of the village and an exhibition in the village hall. All residents are invited to attend the latter from 11.00 a.m. when refreshments will be provided. Everyone is requested to get the village looking as smart as possible for the visit with a special effort made to remove any litter etc.

Compost Start-Up

The Denton community composting scheme will start collections for 2009 on Sunday, 19th April.

All those who participated in the scheme last year will automatically receive some empty bags and instructions for their use before then. If you would like to join the scheme this year, please ring Liz on 788862 or Anne on 788279.

Last year was a record year; composting credits and donations raised £1000 for the village. The scheme depends on volunteers. The organisers would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to join the team. Many hands make light work!

Lunch for Children

The latest Charity Lunch on March 15th followed its predecessors in attracting a good attendance.

An excellent meal was enjoyed by all and £630 was raised for the Save the Children charity. Thanks are due to everyone invlved.

Calling All Artists

As an experiment a Painting ‘Class’ is to be held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 25th March.

If there is sufficient support the sessions may continue on a regular basis.

Farewell to Bruce

Our much loved and respected minister, Bruce Waldron, will be moving on to a new ministry in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, after Easter. Over the past 7 years Bruce has been a great friend and adviser to many of us and he will be very much missed but we understand that it is the right move for him and for his wife Sharn.

Although Bruce’s last actual service in Denton will be on Easter Day, 9.30am at the Chapel, his “official farewell” will be on Sunday March 29th. Bruce will lead a service of praise at the chapel at 11.00am and there will be lunch afterwards in the village hall. All are welcome but if you expect to join us for lunch some indication of numbers would be very helpful. Ring Bridget Hill 788619 or Rosemary Gibson 788502.

New Parish Councillor

Denton PC have co-opted Annie Whiteman of Middle Road to fill the vacancy created by Claire Valori’s resignation.

Cash from Compost

The village compost scheme raised more than £1,000 in 2008. As preparations are made for the 2009 season the organisers of the scheme have annouced the financial results for last year. Recycling credits from the County Council, based on the weight of material composted, totalled £963. Adding income from sales of the finished product takes the total sum raised past the £1,000 mark.

Further information about the scheme is provided on the Recycling page. More volunteers to help with the scheme are always welcome!

It is expected that the money will be used by the Parish Council to support the playground improvement project.

Dentontalk Launched

A new village communication system is now available for use. Dentontalk is an on-line distribution and discussion list. The objective is to provide a simple way for members of the local community to communicate with one another. Information can be circulated and issues discussed.

Further information, including how to join, is now provided on a new page on this site. All those with an interest in Denton who have internet access are urged to become members.

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