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30 June 12: the day the Olympic Torch came to Burton on Trent
At 7:30 AM on  Saturday 30 June 2012 the Olympic Torch began its journey through nearby Burton on Trent.
For remainder of Torchbearer Schedule go to www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17358291
National Award for Station Volunteers

Volunteers at Tutbury & Hatton Railway Station celebrate after North Staffs community Rail Partnership wins national award. Read more

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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
Civil Enforcement Officer for Tutbury
If you have any issues such as dog fowling, nuisance car/ vehicle parking - Mr McHardy may be able to help you. Contact details are as follows: Michael McHardy, Community and civil Enforcement Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council, Millers Lane, Derby Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 2NS. Email michael.mchardy@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk
Updated Annual return forms
The Charity Commission, the body which oversees charitable organisations in England & Wales has updated its annual return form.

You can find out more at the charity commission’s website Even if your charity’s earnings are below £10,000 per annum, the return form should still be used to keep trustees details up to date.
Keogh Review - Mortality Rates at Burton Hospital Trust
Would you like to become a Lion
Since 1917 Lions have strengthened communities through humanitarian projects and hands on service. Lions believe that the world gets better and problems get smaller when people unite to serve their local community. Uttoxeter Lions are  seeking like minded people to help set up a new branch based in Tutbury. For more details please go to www.tutbury.org/lions
Tutbury & Hatton Station is much improved - it’s official!
The hardworking volunteers who look after Tutbury & Hatton Railway Station have had their effort recognised at this years East Midlands Best Station Awards.  Read more

2015 marked North Staffs Community Rail Partnership’s tenth year - read 10 years of success
Are you interested in bell ringing?
The tower captain is looking for new or past ringers to join their small group. Youngsters from the age of 9 can start training. Bell ringers with previous experience are especially welcome to join. Practice night is Thursday evening at 7:30 PM. In the first instance email webmaster@tutbury.org
ESBC Local Plan Hearing: On Going since Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
Open Local Government

As requested by the Planning Inspector, Tutbury Parish Council has produced a series of position statements relating to Local Plan Policies. TPC’s position Statements, plus hearing agenda’s and schedule of issues can be viewed at: www.tutbury-parish-council.tutbury.org/consultations
DCLG has recently published a new guide for the press & public on attending and reporting meetings of local government Read More
Tutbury Churchyard tidy up - a message from Rev Ian R Whitehead
If you have a loved one or a friend buried in Tutbury churchyard you need to read about the church’s plans to tidy up the churchyard at St Mary’s.

This message is particularly relevant where graves have been decorated with personal effects. Read more/…
HIAM Strategy
Staffordshire County Council has published its Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy. The HIAM document sets out how SCC and its partners intend to maintain roads other than Motorways and Trunk Roads.
Table 4, on page 16 of the report shows a 2% reduction per annum in maintenance funding between now and 2021.
Extension of Referendum Principles to English Parishes
The Department for Communities and local Government (DCLG) recently published the Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation which includes proposals regarding council tax referendum principles for local parish and town councils. The paper states that the government is aware that increases in precepts continue to concern local tax payers and it is therefore prepared to consider extending referendums to ALL Parishes. Read more/…

Mobile Library - changes to timetable

Open Gardens 2018 - Advanced Notice

Following the conclusion of a recent consultation, Staffordshire County Council have altered the mobile library routes and days on which the mobile library will visit Tutbury

New dates, from the 1 April 2016 can be viewed at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/librariesnew

Next years Tutbury Open Gardens will take place on Sat 30 June and Sun 1 July 2018,

Stevensons of Uttoxeter - 90th Anniverssary Book on sale
August 2016 marked the 90th Anniverssary of the founding of Stevensons Buses. The very first service operated on Saturday 11 September 1926 between Uttoxeter and Burton on Trent. The company gradually grew in size and by the end of the 1970’s it had 40 vehicles in its fleet. Eric Wain’s second book has been written as a lasting tribute to this much missed family business.

The book is going to be stocked at the Uttoxeter Shop, Market place, Uttoxeter Tel: 01889 - 562072 and also at Starbuck’s Newsagents, Burnside, Rolleston on Dove Tel: 01283 - 813112. You can also order a copy direct from the publisher by visiting http://www.mdsbooks.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/11852/s/Stevensons%20of%20Uttoxeter/

Defibrillator Project: Defibrillators for use by the general public
Tutbury now has five defibrillators for use by the general public.  

The de-fibs are located at Kangs Stores, Park Lane Stores, The Leopard Inn (Monk St), Dean & Smedley Chemists (High St) and The Cross Keys (Burton Road). For more details please see www.tutbury.org/defibrillators
Staffordshire’s Big Fat Chat
According to Staffordshire County Council, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 ten year olds are considered  to be obese.

Staffordshire’s big fat chat is a public debate run by Staffordshire’s Health an Wellbeing Board. It’s about hearing peoples views and on how we should tackle obesity in the country.

Read more at www.tutbury.org/big_fat_chat
Tutbury Votes in favour of new community Building
Tutbury Parish council would like to thank all those who attended the Parish Council meeting on Mon 16 October and / or submit feedback regarding the recent letter which was delivered to all households in Tutbury.

The Parish Council has noted all the feedback and ideas. There was an overwhelming vote in favour of Tutbury having the new community building.
Melrose Books: Alabster Carvers by Raymond Henry State
With ongoing efforts across Tutbury to preserve the famous alabaster arch (west door) at St Mary’s Priory Church, Parishioners may be interested to know about a new book called “Alabaster Carvers” by Raymond Henry State. The book is published by Melrose Books - ISBN Number 978-1-912026-12-8. This is a paperback publication, with 912 pages in total - priced at £42-99. View full details:
Notice of Date of Commencement of period for the exercise of public rights

Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017
In accordance with The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015:234) The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, parishioners are advised that from 12 June 2017 members of the public may inspect and make copies of the Annual Return and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc relating to Tutbury Parish Council.

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Hot House Gospel Choir at St Mary’s - 18 December 2017
A special Christmas concert by Hot House Screaming Kicks Big Band, Gospel Choir and Saxophonix.

Admission is free, all donations welcome - to support Hot House’s tour of five USA cities in 2018 and St Mary’s Priory Church West Door Arch Appeal. Download poster

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See also community building leaflet

View community response summary

The key points included:

1)  As the community grows, the demand for the building will rise, creating opportunities for new groups to use the building

2)  The groups that have shown an interest in the new building are not current users of the existing village hall

3)  The impact on the old school building (in Cornmill Lane) will be minimal - as the scouts and dance group only use the building in the evenings. Tutbury pre-school will remain the as the key user at Cornmill Lane. The are not interested n moving to the new building.

4)  More information is needed about the layout of the new building, security, maintenance, regime and guarantee of the buildings and how it can be used to maximise potential.

5)  More information is required about car parking spaces.

6)  Concern was raised over any potential increase in council tax. Tutbury Parish Council will investigate ways of keeping this a low as possible.It is envisaged that the building will be self funded once it is established and independent from for the Parish Council in the future.

7)  The location of the building and its purpose cannot be changed. See site layout.

8)  Individuals and groups have come forward to form a management committee.

9)  Tutbury Parish Council will now seek legal advice and guidance before forming a committee structure to move forward.

Last post for Christmas
Royal Mail inland posting dates for Christmas 2017 are as follows:
Wed 20 Dec: 2nd Class and 2nd Class signed for, Thur 21 Dec: 1st Class and 1st Class Signed For, Thur 21 Dec:Special Delivery Guaranteed, Fri 22 Dec: Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday Delivery.  Download RM poster