Tutbury Civic Society is arranging for the listing of the London 129 Milepost, located alongside the A511 (Formerly A50), near the top of Tutbury Bypass.
The 129 was removed during the construction of the bypass, and there were fears that it had been lost, but Tutbury Civic Society persevered with the Civil Engineering Contractor(s) who constructed the new road, and part of Tutbury’s history has now been restored. Bulbs and wild flowers have since been planted to enhance the milepost.
Action is being taken to give the entire Park Pale earthwork the benefit of registration as an ancient monument. This would stop any further deterioration, due to speculative metal detecting and /or unsympathetic agricultural activity.
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TVN Copy Deadline
The copy deadline for the next edition of Tutbury Village News is: Thur 10 April 2014. Either post your copy to TVN, Charity House Duke St, Tutbury, DE13 9LE, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Located just off Tutbury High St, Slice is a new contemporary, fully licensed, coffee lounge with a relaxing social atmosphere.
The 134 page book will be distributed free to relatives of the fallen, Churches, Museums and Schools in the Tutbury Area.
Thanks go out to relatives of the fallen and fellow researches who have all helped in the production of this book. Thank you also to Alvaston Press for producing the book of remembrance in a timely fashion.
The book can be made available to all others at a cost of £5-00. This price covers printing costs.
Tutbury Eco Power - Update
If you’ve been wondering what’s happened to Tutbury Eco Power, we’re pleased to be able to report that the scheme is continuing to move forward.
Tutbury Eco Power is now registered as an Industrial Provident Society (IPS) which means it is now a legal entity and can raise funds.
The Eco Power Team have been engaging contractors and other third parties to ensure that the design for the scheme is completely viable.
TOSCA has registered as a limited company in readiness to sign a lease for the Cornmill Lane Building. This is a milestone in the long and hard campaign to save the building for its current users - Tutbury & Hatton Scout Group, Tutbury Pre-school and Youth Club. The lease is being drawn up by Staffordshire County Council, with the aim that TOSCA takes over the management of the building in the near future.
Daisychain Benevolent Fund - supporting Macmillan Cancer
Daisychain Benevolent Fund operates charity shops to raise funds for local people. A shop in Tutbury is now open which will help Macmillan Cancer Support in Staffordshire. The shop is located at 10B Web Corbett House, Burton Street (premises formerly occupied by Tranquil Salon - see photo left).
Donations are always needed of clothing, accessories, shoes, books, household items etc.
Donations can be taken directly to the shop.
Volunteers also needed, if you can spare half a day each week, please call in and speak to the Shop Manager about the roles available.
Village Hall Bookings Contact Jan Harrison on 01283 - 812248, or email Jan at email@example.com
Our Village Hall was opened in 1987 and features a recently refurbished main hall, separate meeting room plus a kitchen. All facilities are on one level with ramped access at the main door.
Citizens Advice Bureau in Tutbury
The Tutbury Practice is now hosting a Citizens Advice Clinic each Wednesday Afternoon.
If you would like to make an appointment for this clinic, please telephone the Burton on Trent CAB office on 01283 - 566722.
The Tutbury Practice is located In Monk Street, Tutbury, DE13 9NA.
CAB Hotline 08454 - 04 05 06 (9:00 AM till 5:00 PM)
Registered Charity Number 279057
Heritage Park - updated photo diary
For some time now, Heritage Park (otherwise know as the Burton Road development), has been a fact of life for the residents of Tutbury.
Pictured left is the first newly built structure. The entire build is a phased project over the next four years. View photo diary.
As a condition of the development, a Section 106 agreement is in place for the provision of future community facilities. Interested parties, connected with these future facilities at have recently met. View notes on meeting.
The left of centre think tank, resource foundation, has recently produced a report looking into low pay in modern day Britain.
The report looks at trends from 1975 to 2012, and looks at the effect of the financial crisis over the last five years.
There is some evidence to suggest that any historical links between productivity and wage rates are now disclocated. The report questions whether this is a short term effect of the financial crisis or whether there are structural changes occuring in the British Economy, and suggests that the recovery may reinforce these effects.
Tutbury had a glass industry for two hundred years. Through the 20th Century Tutbury was renound nationally and internationally for the manufacture of high quality lead cut crystal tableware - predominantly at Web Corbett, laterly reformed as Tutbury Crystal.
The picture left shows Tutbury Crystal in March 2006 shortly before demolition. Tutbury Museum has a miscellaneous collection of glass tools, photographs, maps, brochures and technical papers - but the picture is very fragmented.
Tutbury Museum has therefore started a project to try to rectify this situation, by preparing a properly researched archive on the history of glassmaking in the locality. To find out more about this project, please visitTutbury Museum’s website.
National Award for Station Volunteers
Volunteers at Tutbury & Hatton Railway Station celebrate after North Staffs community Rail Partnership wins national award. Read more
Superfast Broadband in Tutbury
Between now and Spring 2016 telephone exchanges across Staffordshire will be connected to the fibre optic network as part of the superfast broadband staffordshire project.
Discarded cigarette ends in and around Duke Street telephone box were amongst the things that were noted by the Best Kept Village competition judges last year - but it’s not all bad, far from it.
There was praise for the Burton Road roundabout display, and the judges thought that the Ferers Avenue open space was “really lovely”. You can read the full text of the judges comments at www.tutbury.org/bkv
For the 2014 competition, notification of intent to enter is required by 24 February. Full entry details must be submitted to the Community Council of Staffordshie by 31 March 2014.
Introduction to Book Keeping for Voluntary & Community Groups (Rising Brook, Stafford 19 March 2014)
Whether you are new to your finance role, or new to computers, this basic book keeping course will enable you to prepare and maintain a bespoke Microsoft Excel based cashbook for your community organisation. The course will also provide guidance on the records you need to keep. This workshop style training course is designed to meet the needs of small or start up organisations with little or no book keeping experience and will build your confidence to be able to maintain complete and accurate accounting records.
As reported in the approved Parish Council Minutes (16 December 2013) Tutbury & Outwoods was well represented at a recent Forum Meeting.
Tutbury’s request for assistance for Tutbury Pre-School Playgroup has been given Priority 1 status, whilst an application for repair of the steps on the “safe route to school” in Ludgate Street has been given Priority 3 status.
Improving Life for motorists Staffordshire County Council has launched a new web tool which will make information on current and planned road works free and accessible to everyone. You can access this information at http:roadworks.org
Keogh Review - Mortality Rates at Burton Hospital Trust
VAST will be shortly running a course for voluntary and community groups on how to secure funding. The course takes place at Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent - Wed 26 March 2014. For more details go to vast.org.uk or telephone Kirsty Scullion on 01782 - 207200
Remember the Keogh Review? On 6 February 2013, the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Sir Bruce Keogh to review the quality of care and treatment provided by those NHS Trusts that were persistent outliers on mortality indicators. This includes nearby Burton Hospital Trust. Review reports are now available. Salient points from the review are that, according to the Royal College of Nursing, our trust is “slightly too small” for the population it serves, staff retention is highlighted as a problem. Recommendations by the coroner include more use of bed rails and better training for staff who need to insert breathing tubes. See the rapid responsiveness report The burton_data_pack includes figures detailing responsiveness of ambulances services, the Isle of Wight is at the top of the list and East Midlands Ambulance Service is at the opposite end of the scale. Risk review update is due 6 March 2015.
Microsoft technical support ends 8 April this year. No more patches!
Tutbury Civic Society will be holding it’s Annual General Meeting on Wed 16 April. The meeting will be opened up to visitors at 7:30 PM. The speaker is Mr R Papworth who will give a talk on “the life of a store detective”. More details about TCS can be found at www.tutbury.org/civicsociety