The Parish Council are consulting residents on their latest plans for the Playground Improvement Scheme. This will take place in the village hall on Friday, 1st May, 7.30 to 10.00 p.m. and Saturday, 2nd May, 10.00 a.m. to noon. Four potential layouts will be on display. The council want to hear everybody’s views — including those of the younger residents who will be the scheme’s users.
Denton has won the Eastern Regional round of the Calor Village of the Year Competition. The visit by the judges on April 2nd obviously did the trick. Denton defeated six other county winners from the East of England and now goes forward to the next round of the competition which covers the whole of England. Judging, using a similar system to the regional round, will be on Wednesday July 15th.
Following the surprise cancellation of the public consulatation meeting in connection with Denton’s Affordable Housing project, new information has come to light. A representative of Saffron Housing reported to the recent Parish Council meeting on a revised layout for the scheme but councillor’s expressed some concerns over the initial design proposals. It is hoped that there will be further opportunities for the public to comment before the plans are finalised.
For many years Denton Parish Council has been pressing the County Council’s Highways Department to introduce a sensible speed limit through the built-up part of the village. Every time the issues is raised the “experts” claim that a limit is not justified. In a bid to provide some evidence to support the village’s case the PC are now planning to organise a traffic census to demonstrate the volume of traffic.
The visit by the Calor Competition judges on Thursday 2 April seemed to go very well. They arrived promptly at 9.30 a.m, having stayed overnight in Bungay. We had a mere 2 hours to impress them, which we did by means of a Presentation, ably conducted by Gill Hipwell, a Village Tour and a series of Displays in the Village Hall. These all went very well and everyone who contributed should be congratulated. Now, all we can do now is relax and await the results — with fingers crossed of course.