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Denton Village News Archive for March 2011

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Ball Date Announced

The Village Hall Committee have announced that this year’s Summer Ball will be held on Saturday June 11th.

More details will be provided in due course.

New Use for the Chapel?

Making more use of the Chapel for community activities was discussed at this evening’s Annual Parish Meeting.

The Rev. David Gibson told the meeting that the Chapel was in need of major refurbishment, including a new roof, which would cost £60,000. One way of attracting grant aid would be to find new uses for the building which could involve the whole community. One option might be providing space for the “Community Shop” that is currently being researched by a working party, but this was not supported by all those at the meeting.

Housing Delay

It seems an unfortunate lack of planning will delay the occupancy of Denton’s new Affordable Housing scheme.

Today’s Annual Parish Meeting was told the good news that completion of the six new housing units in Norwich Road was now in sight and that they would be ready for use in April. However, it seems that there is a hold-up in providing electricity to the site and this will delay occupancy by two weeks. It does seem surprising that after more than six month’s work on site the issue of connecting up to the mains has not been resolved on time.

Speed Limit Goes Ahead

We are delighted to report that Denton’s long-awaited 30 MPH speed limit is about to go ahead at last.

The county council have responded to local pressure and amended their initial scheme to extend the area included in the restriction further down Trunch Hill to the old village school. Further consultation has been completed and we are told that the new restriction signs will be erected “soon”.

STOP PRESS The posts for the main restriction signs are now in place!

Well Looked After

Our athletics correspondent reports that Nikki Wright successfully completed the City of Norwich Half Marathon in a very respectable time of just under 2 hours 40 minutes. The last 3 miles were quite tough but she was very determined and even managed to sprint over the finishing line. She was escorted by a couple of very attractive nurses.

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The runners

Dentill 2011 Launched

A date has been fixed and an organising committee has been formed for Dentill 2011. Put Sunday September 25th in your diary, now.

This will be the third time this popular event — “A Farming Festival, celebrating farming as it used to be” — has been held at Glebe Farm; the last was in 2009.

Further information will appear in due course but anyone willing to help with preparing for the event is urged to attend the next committee meeting at Great Green Farm on Monday 16th May starting at 8.00 pm or contact Adrian Hipwell: 788188.

Space to Grow

The Parish Council have announced that the first four new allotments will shortly be ready for occupation. Three of them have already been booked by local residents which leaves one still unallocated. Anyone interested in taking it up should contact the Parish Clerk.

Table Toppers Triumph

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Village Table Tennis Championships. There was a good turn out for the event held at the Village Hall on Friday 4th March and the standard of play was impressively high. The eventual victors were:

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