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Denton Village News Archive for October 2011

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Pressing News

This year’s apple harvest has been gathered in and transformed into, what will hopefully be, excellent liquid refreshment.

Members of the Black Hand Cyder Society have been busy collecting nearly six tons of apples from the local area and then pressing the resulting 500 gallons of juice. It was decided to cut down on last year’s 600+ gallons but the sugar content seemed high so excellent cyder is forecast. The members look forward to testing this claim in due course.

Not Last After All

Last Friday has changed again. With food on offer at the Black Hand Cyder Pressing event on this month’s “real” Last Friday, on the 28th, it has been decided to bring forward the Village Hall Last Friday meal to the 21st. Good food news all round.

Too Much Light

Problems of light pollution in the village were raised at this month’s meeting of the Parish Council last night.

Lighting installed at the new development at Skinners’ Meadow is upsetting both residents of the new housing and other local people.

Back at the project’s planning stage the PC, in line with their long-standing policy, opposed the installation of street lighting at the site but agreed that low level lighting in the two car-parking areas might be appropriate. However the lights installed are thought to be far too bright and, worst of all, are “on” continuously from dusk to dawn.

The Council agreed to contact Saffron Housing to request modifications to the scheme including PIR switching, so that the lights come on only when needed.

What to put in the Capsule?

Saffron Housing wish to mark the construction of Denton’s affordable housing scheme at Skinners’ Meadow by burying a time capsule under the green space at the centre of the development.

They have approached the Parish Council for ideas on what should go into the capsule and the Council would welcome suggestions (sensible ones please!) from local residents. Please send your ideas to the Parish Clerk.

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