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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.
Elm Lane - Friend Of Elm Lane update
Thanks to the ongoing hard work of FOEL, what was once a soggy overgrown track is now much tidier and is a pleasant walk way which parishioners can enjoy. Read latest update from Friend Of Elm Lane
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/…
War Memorial Wreath Holders - Faculty Petition Granted
The Faculty Petition for the installation of two wreath holders at St Met’s Church Tutbury has been approved.

The Chancellor of the Consistory Court of the Lichfield Diocese, his Honour Judge Eyre QC, rejected the objections and granted the faculty petition on 19 January 2017.
Historic England had previously opposed the proposed wreath holders on the grounds that they did not have the necessary elegance for such a significant location. View latest documentation:




Mobile Library - changes to timetable

Tutbury Farmers Market 2017

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

The first Tutbury Market of 201 will be held on Sunday 9th April 2017 in Tutbury Hight Street (DE13 9LS) between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. For more information contact the market team at tutbury.market@outlook.com or search facebookfor Tutbury Market Day

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

The Odyssey - Sunday 2 April 2017

The Odyssey is Homer’s great poetic account of Odysseus’s decade long attempt to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War, remembered for the hero’s colourful salt-caked adventures on the high seas:

his encounters with witches, nymphs and cylcopes, his journey to the land of the dead, his shrewd and quick-tongued and fast-witted outsmarting of the terrors in his path.   For more details please visit www.tutbury.org/live_and_local

Coming later in the year is Latin Flavours, presented by Sonrisa (Friday 5 May 2017). All productions will be performed at Tutbury Village Hall, Monk Street, Tutbury, DE13 9NA

Live and Local Theatre Group at Tutbury Village Hall

Ref cl 12 of the wreath holder faculty judgement, the cost of maintaining the wreath holders will rest with the Parochial Church Council and not Tutbury Parish Council. Therefore the cost maintaining the structures will nor fall directly on local tax payers.

View background information at www.tutbury.org/wreath_holders

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
PCSO - Drop in sessions: March 2017
Tutbury Community Building - Meeting at Tutbury Club
Our local Police Community Support Officer, namely Julia Wells will be holding drop in sessions throughout March. For full details go to www.tutbury.org/police
A second meeting has been arranged for Monday 10 April 17 at Tutbury Club (formerly The Institute). If you have a view on how the proposed building at the Burton Road development should be used, or if you (or your group) have a potential use for this new building, please contact Pete Steadman at  tutcombuild@yahoo.com. View details of the meetings.
Parish Council Meetings: New Venue
From 20th March 2017, scheduled Parish Council meetings will be held at Tutbury Village Hall in the small room.

For many years Parish Council meetings have been held in the upstairs room at the charity house in Duke Street. The village hall, with its facilities all on one level will provide parishioners with improved access to future meetings. See www.tutbury-parish-council.tutbury.org for more information about Tutbury Parish Council.
Tutbury Museum Re-Opens to the public
Saturday 1 April sees the re-opening of Tutbury Museum to the general public, for the summer season 2017.

Tutbury Museum is sited in the Old Soup Kitchen, on the ground floor of Charity House. It is centrally located in the village and a free car park and bus stops are nearby.

The Museum is staffed entirely by volunteers who are keen to promote Tutbury and its heritage. Included in the collection are old maps, documents, photographs and artefacts of the area. For more details please visit www.tutburymuseum.btck.co.uk

British Gypsum 100th Anniverssary
This year British Gypsum celebrates its 100th Anniversary. Gail Higgs, mine administrator, is trying to contact former Fauld workers for a get together of some sort to share stories and perhaps put together a photo book for participants.

If you would like to participate, and / or help Gail, please contact her at British Gypsum Fauld - Tel: 01283 - 816220.