One of the vacancies on the Parish Council has now been filled. This still leaves one gap.
Back in May only five nominations were received for the seven places on Denton PC. The two vacancies can be filled by co-option so the Council appealed for volunteers.
At its August meeting Kay Wiltshire from Trunch Hill was voted into office. It is hoped that the final gap will be filled at the next meeting in October. Unusually, this year the Council had an August meeting but, as a result, there will be no meeting in September.
Preparations are well under way for next month's Dentill event.
A highlight of Dentill is always seeing the old threshing (or should it be "thrashing"?) machine in action. But for this to happen a suitable supply of corn sheaves is needed. So, as shown below, Adrian Hipwell's team have been out with his binder preparing the required input.
This year's Open Boule Championship, for the Boules Remy Trophy, was again hotly contested.
Held on Thursday at the Mill Farm Bouledrome, 12 three-person teams took part. Four teams emerged from the group stage to reach the knock-out competition.
The winners were "Postman Pat" ( Lucy, Amy & Jonathan) who beat "We'll fink abaht it!" (Linda, David & Richard) in the final. In the Plate Competition, last year's main competition winners, "Bless 'em All" (Clare, Gill and Rob), won defeating "Baby Beaver" (Sarah, Naomi and Toby).
As there is to be no Cyderfest this year the evening included a Tasting Table competition for Cyder Club members home-produced cyders. Attendees voted for their favourites in two classes.
Winners of the Pure category were Rob & Clare Seppings with "Old Faithful". In the Enhanced category, sweetness was a heavy influence on the voting. James Godsmark's pink branded "Summer Cyder" was the winner.