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Tutbury Remembrance Book
The second edition of Tutbury Book of Remembrance is now available.
To find out more - email Rick and Jane Nuth at
The book covers research on the first 50 from Tutbury who fell in the 1914 - 18 War.
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.
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
Heritage Park - 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.   Visit www.tutbury.org/peveril for background information
Ever felt you’re getting poorer? - read on
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 dis-located. 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.
The report is not the lightest of reads, but female workers and those aged 16 to 30 may find the report interesting. View report at www.tutbury.org/resolution_foundation/low_pay_britain_2013.pdf
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
At a recent parish council meeting, our new ESBC civil enforcement officer, namely Michael McHardy, (shown fifth from left  in yellow T shirt). introduced himself. 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
Local man publishes Autobiography  
Local man, Robert Nicklin, has recently had his autobiography published. The book is all about Robert’s time as a sailor during the second world war, and is titled ”From Civilian to Sailor”. In the book, Robert describes what life was like in Tutbury at that time, and details the ships he served on. Robert’s book is published by Authorhouse and is available from Amazon for £12-95 GBP.

Robert’s book is available to village residents at a discounted price of £11-00 GBP, upon proof of post code. Robert can be contacted at rnicklin@tutbury.org. There are two ISBN numbers as follows: 978-1-4918-9609-9 and 978-1-4918-9610-5.

Castle Street Allotments available

A number of recently vacated allotments are currently available on the Castle Street site. This is due to some regulars relocating away from Tutbury and others reducing the number of plots they occupy. The allotments are located within Tutbury’s conservation area. Anyone interested in taking up an allotment, should in the first instance contact Webmaster at  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 Satements, 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
Business Crime Matters roll out from January 2015
A new service which offers free expert support and guidance to businesses who are victims of crime goes live from Monday 26 January 2015. Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner, Sue Arnold will head up the service.

Business Crime Advisors will be available to all local firms across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent whether they report the crime or not. They will offer victims specialist and confidential supporting areas such as security, insurance, information Communication Technology (ICT) recovery.  Down load PCC Press release        BCM Flyer
Pictured above are: Deputy PCC - Sue Arnold, Staffs Chamber of Commerce CE - Jane Gratton, Chief Superintendant - Jeff Moore
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
Staffordshire Police - Public Enquiry Desks reduced hours from October 2015
As part of the drive to prioritise budget towards frontline policing, changes are going to be made to the opening hours of some of Staffordshire Police’s public enquiry desks.

A 12-month estates review carried out jointly by Staffordshire’s PCC and the Police Service has identified where buildings are underused, co-location with other services is appropriate and where new investment in buildings is needed.
The ongoing rollout in Staffordshire of new mobile technology that will see officers out of police stations and in communities for an extra 250,000 hours each year – the equivalent of an extra 100 officers on duty time-wise – was also taken into account.

The review found that the number of people using traditional police stations has reduced significantly in recent years with some enquiry desks seeing fewer than two visitors a day.
Opening hours at 12 of the 21 public enquiry desks across the county won’t change. Six will see hours reduce and three, enquiry desks at Chasetown, Tunstall and Stoke police stations, will close by the end of October this year

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Speed Limit on Tutbury Road (A511)
Impact of war programme
At a recent meeting of Tutbury Parish Council concerns were raised about the speed limit at the newly created junction East of Tutbury on the A511. Read more/..
Booking is now open for the next “Staffordshire in the Great War” one day event on Sat 3 October 15. For more details contact Susan Dalloe Tel: 01889 - 869140. View poster

Mon 20 July

till Fri 5 Sep

The historically popular scheme from the 80’s and 90’s has been re-launched for this years school summer holidays.

Read more at www.tutbury.org/pcc

PCC People power fund
Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Burton and Uttoxeter to bid for money from his People Power Fund. As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2015/16 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000. The window for the latest round of applications for Funding opens on Saturday 1 August until Monday 14 September - read more

Live & Local theatre group return to Tutbury Village Hall in the Autumn. Watch this space.

Best Kept Village Competition
Dove River Practice Closed 17 Sep 2015
Tutbury has won third prize in the East Staffs Large Village category. Previously, Tutbury has been awarded Highly Commended Status -  so this is a significant “step up” for the village. There were 11 entries in this category, all competing for the Community Council of Staffordshire Trophy. View results
The Dove River Practice in Monk St, Tutbury will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 17 Sep 2015 for staff training. For more details please visit www.doveriverpractice.nhs.uk

They though it might be all over - and they were right!!
August 31 marked the 30th Anniversary of the official closure of the Forest of Needwood High School. The Rolleston site was opened in 1964 and lasted just 21 years. Despite a well orchestrated survival campaign by Parish Councils, local residents and public figures the axe fell on the Forest 30 years ago this month.
The site was subsequently re-developed for residential use. Read about the survival campaign at www.tutbury.org/forest.
Tutbury Farmers Market to return later this year
Civic Society Dates for 2015
Forthcoming dates  for Tutbury Farmers market are Sun 27 September and Sun 6 December 2015. The market will run in Tutbury High Street from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM on each date. Further details can be obtained by emailing tutbury.market@outlook.com
Take a look at what Tutbury Civic Society have got planned for 2015. Full details are at www.tutbury.org/civicsociety
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

David Bowie
Tribute Band

Tutbury Institute
Sat 26 Sep 2015

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