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Denton Village News Archive for December 2009

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Youth Wins

Denton Gardening Club is sometimes regarded as a haven for the older village residents but two of the youngest members were victorious at the Club’s recent Christmas social evening.

A gardening quiz set by Denise Grant is a regular feature of the annual event. This year’s involved answering 25 questions and using the results to construct some more answers. In a tight race against the clock the winners were the team of Andrew Knights and David Cantrill.

The evening, which included some excellent refreshments, was much enjoyed by all and provided an excellent finale for another successful year for the Club.

Local Author's Success

Denton resident Robin Limmer is delighted with the success of his new book “Norfolk Dialect and Its Friends: Ten Years of Fond Memories”.

Published on November 20th at £9.99, it is selling well and is in fourth place in Jarrold’s local bestseller list published in the EDP. Also available from Amazon, it is an ideal Christmas gift. We are sure that the author will be pleased to autograph your copy!

Santas on the Run

Three Denton ladies took part in an unusual sponsored event last Sunday.

Dressed as Father Christmas, with 800 similarly attired people, Doris Lambert, Julie Oxley and Jo Wright completed a one mile course round Eaton Park in Norwich. Together they raised £140 for the KLIC children’s charity. The event was organised by Heart Radio.

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The runners

Housing Holdup?

Denton’s Affordable Housing project has hit an unexpected setback.

Everything seemed to be going smoothly with the development of six units on Norwich Road. Saffron Housing Association had submitted the final proposals for planning permission to the district council and the application was enthusiastically supported by Denton’s parish council at its special meeting on 30th November.

Now, to everyone’s surprise, objections have been raised by the Highway’s Department of the county council. It seems they want wider vision splays at the entrance to the site as they claim it is on “a 60mph road” but they also claim that building new houses in small villages is unsustainable and contrary to the regional plan. It was thought that the road junction had been signed off informally months ago. More seriously, somehow, the county council seem to be unaware of the district council’s exceptions policy on affordable homes!

Our district councillor, Murray Gray, is trying to sort out the confusion but it may create a delay in signing off the application. The application, and the highways objection, can be inspected on-line by going to the South Norfolk District Council Website and entering the application number 2009/1711.

Triumph of the Mikes

As everybody knows, you normally have to be called Dave to succeed in Denton society but it was the Mikes who scored in the recent BHCS darts championships.

Held in conjunction with the Cyder Society’s AGM at Great Green Farm on 3rd December, the team of Mike (never knowingly out-scored) Fitzgerald and Mike (the double king) Goater beat Terry Townsend and Dave Wright in an exciting final. “It was the cyder wot won it for us” the victors claimed.

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