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Denton Village News Archive for April 2011

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Special Council Meeting

The Parish Council are holding an Extraordinary Meeting next Tuesday, 26th April, at 7.00 pm to consider the planning application for the electrical substation required for the affordable housing. The Agenda is in the parish council section of the website.

Wedding Celebrations

Denton’s great tradition of “Any Excuse for a Party” will be followed on April 29th when residents will be invited to celebrate the Royal Wedding taking place on that day.

The format has yet to be decided but anyone interested in helping with the event should attend the special meeting to be held at the Village Hall on Wednesday 23rd March starting at 7.30 pm.

STOP STOP PRESS The meeting agreed to hold a Tea Party with games etc. in the afternoon and a Barbecue in the evening. Full details now in Coming Events.

Connection Delay

Further delays have been announced in the occupation of Denton’s new Affordable Housing.

Construction work on site is nearly complete and the successful applicants for the units have been notified, but they will not be able to move in until a major obstacle has been overcome — the lack of electricity.

Incredibly, it seems something went seriously wrong with the planning of this vital facility. Now the suppliers, EON, have decided that a new substation will be needed to service the site. They have submitted a planning application, No.2011/0568, but details are not yet available. It will take some time to complete this process and then the equipment will have to be installed.

It seems the new properties will not be occupied before June.

Please Fence Me In

The Parish Council have decided to spend £300 from composting income to fence in the new Allotments.

There is still one plot unallocated; anyone interested should contact Liz Cargill Tel:788862.

Ninety Years Young

Denton WI celebrated its ninetieth birthday yesterday with an anniversary dinner at the Village Hall.

The event was attended by more than 60 current and former members with guests from neighbouring institutes.

An excellent meal was provided followed by a very enjoyable cabaret performed by a team of well-known talented local entertainers.

The first Women’s Institute was formed in Canada in 1897 but the idea did not spread to Britain until 1915. The WI was originally set up in the UK to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War.

The Denton branch was established in 1921. Last night’s diners were entertained with readings from the original minute book by Kath Hanner.

Only Six!

There were only six nominations for the seven places on Denton Parish Council when nominations closed at noon today.

This means that the Super Six, current councillors, — Liz, Roger, Terry, Peter, Adrian and Annie are returned unopposed and will have the choice of opting for another election to fill the seventh place or co-opting a “willing” volunteer. The latter course seems more likely.

The one current councillor who is not seeking re-election is Eddie Winter who is standing down after many years of excellent service — we thank him and wish him a long and happy retirement.

There will therefore be no PC elections on May 5th but the AV Referendum goes ahead and the District Council seat for the Earsham Ward is contested.

Murray Gray, Liberal Democrats is challenged by Jethro Elsden, Conservative. May the best man win.

Extension News

Details of the latest extension to the Village Hall are now available.

A Planning Application has been made to the District Council. Copies of the plans are on display in the Hall but can also be viewed on-line at the South Norfolk Council Website. Select “View Related Documents” to inspect the plans and other information.

Talent on Display

The artistic skills of a number of local residents were on display today at the Village Hall.

Denton Art Group” have now been going for over a year and to mark this milestone they put on their first Show. More than fifteen members exhibited their work and a wide range of painting techniques were on display.

During the day over sixty visitors dropped in and admired the paintings and some also purchased excellent examples to take away.

Several people expressed an interest in joining the Group which would like to encourage all local painters to join them.

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The Art Group Show
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The Art Group Show
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Members of the Art Group

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