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Denton Village News Archive for May 2012

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Rector Departing

The Rector of Denton has announced that she will standing down at the end of July.

Linda Butler, who has been Rector of Denton, plus Alburgh, Broome, Ditchingham, Earsham and Hedenham, for the last six years has announced that she will be leaving Norfolk and taking up the position of Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s in Hartlepool, County Durham.

It seems family connections in the North have prompted the change. We wish Linda all the best for her move to “fresh waters”.

Ladies in Action

Denton ladies turned out in force to support a good cause on Sunday.

No less than eight local ladies turned up, with their bicycles, to participate in the 50 mile Charity Bike Ride from Norwich Cathedral to Blickling, and back, in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

They were well supported with lunch laid on at Blickling by Kath Hanner and Ken Ashton i/c “logistics”. The latter included taking the picture below.

From left to right — Julie Oxley, Nikki Wright, Jean Whipps, Jenny Crowhill, Liz Cargill, Sarah Hanner, Lucy Hanner, Doris Lambert.

At the same time two gentlemen, Kevin Hanner and Malcolm North, were completing a 100 mile circuit in aid of the same charity. Well done everyone.

The team, who also raised funds by laying on puddings at the latest “Last Friday” event, have already collected over £200. Further contributions to Doris or Jean please.

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Julie Oxley, Nikki Wright, Jean Whipps, Jenny Crowhill, Liz Cargill, Sarah Hanner, Lucy Hanner, Doris Lambert

Better Late Than Never

A long-awaited time capsule has finally been buried in Denton.

When the new Affordable Housing was finally completed in August last year Saffron Housing announced they would be burying a time capsule on the site to record the success of the project. Yesterday, May 21st, the burial was carried out with a suitable, if not well publicised, ceremony.

In future years some confusion may result from the wording on the plaque (which is already showing its age) placed above the burial site which claims that the capsule was buried in August 2011. However most residents will be pleased to have a second capsule to go with the one buried in the Millennium Wood 12 years ago.

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The plaque

Deserved Recognition

A Denton resident has received a prestigious award from his professional association.

As reported in Saturday’s EDP, Jules Greenway of Middle Road has been recognised by the Guild of Television Cameramen with a special Award recognising his achievements during a lifetime in the industry.

Jules started at the BBC in 1963 and over the years worked on a vast range of television programmes. He retired last year after 14 years supervising Channel 4’s horse-racing coverage. He received his award a week ago at the Guild’s 40th anniversary celebrations in Birmingham.

Congratulations Jules!

A "Special" Cricket Match

A special Cricket Match, in memory of the late Craig Whipps, is to be held on Sunday June 24th.

Participation is open to all and spectators will be able to fit in a visit to the Strawberry Tea taking place nearby at the same time!

New Man at the Helm

At last night’s Annual Meeting the Parish Council elected Peter Hill as Chairman, succeding Liz Cargill. Terry Hanner continues as Vice-Chairman.

Vacancy Announced

As reported last month, Liz Cargill has resigned from the Parish Council. The formal notice explaining how the vacancy will be filled has now been published and can be viewed in the Parish Council Section.

Road Closure

County Highways have announced that Manor Farm Road will be closed, except for access, between Misery Corner and the junction with Chapel Hill for two days, the 16th and 17th May, to allow Openreach to carry out cabling work.

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