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London 129 Mile Post
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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The copy deadline for the next edition of Tutbury Village News is:  Thur 10 April 2014. Followed by Sat 14 June 2014.

Either post your copy to TVN, Charity House Duke St, Tutbury, DE13 9LE, or email to webmaster@tutbury.org
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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.
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.
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
Tutbury Old School Community Association
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 jan@tutbury.org.uk
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.
Visit www.tutbury.org/peveril for background information
In bloom competition - Tutbury takes gold
Tutbury has taken gold in the Heart of England in bloom competition. The award ceremony took place on Thursday 12 September 2013 at Drayton Manor Park, near Tamworth.
Pictured left are Malcolm Wardle, Cllr Liz Staples and Janice Sherratt proudly showing the award certificate.
Then and Now Film of Tutbury
You may have heard that Steve Rhodes and Steve Hill have produced a video called ‘Tutbury Old and New’. The video contrast present day Tutbury with footage from 50 years ago. Read more
Civic Society Special Prints
The above picture shows Tutbury High Street as it was almost fifty years ago.
Tutbury Civic Society has a stock of these pictures which are available to order right now.
For more details go to www.tutbury.org/civicsociety
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 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.
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
Open Gardens - Update
The planning Meeting, held earlier this month, reached agreement on the opening times for this year’s event.

Opening times will be 12:00 noon till 6:00 PM on Saturday 28 June and Sunday 29 June 2014.

Admission, will remain the same as last year - £3-00 per adult for the weekend. Accompanied children (under 16 years) free.

This year a “garden buddies” scheme will operate which will pair off new open gardeners with more experienced hands.
As part of St Mary’s 925th anniversary celebrations, a flower festival will be held in church to coincide with the open gardens weekend. St Mary’s Church is a beneficiary from the funds raised during the open gardens event.

It’s anticipated that  around twenty gardens will open for the weekend.

The next gardeners meeting is planned for Thur 5 June 2014 7:30 PM in the Priory Suite at St Mary’s.

Read more

European Elections are coming - don’t loose your right to vote
Thursday 22 May 2014 is polling day across England. In order to vote in next months European Elections, you need to be registered by 6 may. Go to www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. You can read more at www.elections2014.eu/en
For a list of EU Parliament candidates in our area go to europarl.org.uk/en/your_meps/list-meps-byregion/west-midlands.html
In Tutbury

To Be Advised

St Marys

Tutbury in Bloom

Tosca 100

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

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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.
Charity Commission Updated annual return forms
Tutbury Museum re-open for the Summer!
The Charity Commission, the body which oversees charitable organisations in England & Wales has updated its annual return form for 2014.

You can find out more at www.charitycommission.gov.uk/contact-us  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.
31 March 2014 saw the re-opening (to the public) of Tutbury Museum and information centre. The museum will remain open for the summer. You can find  museum in Duke Street, Tutbury, DE13 9LE.
For more details see  www.tutburymuseum.btck.co.uk
Blood Donors at Tutbury Village Hall
Forthcoming donor’s session are as follows:
Fri 16 May 2014, Fri -8 Aug 14, Fri 26 Sep 14
Session Times are: 13:30 to 15:30 and 16:30 to 19:30, at Tutbury Village Hall, Monk St, Tutbury, DE13 9NA. For  more details, visit www.blood.co.uk
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.

For news updates please see: broadband news letter
If you want to check network progress go to: www.superfaststaffordshire.co.uk/where-and-when
For background information visit: www.tutbury.org/superfast_broadband


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New Classrooms for Richard Wakefield School
As reported at a recent Parish Council meeting, part of the monies from the Heritage Park 106 Agreement will be used to provide new classrooms at Richard Wakefield School in Burton Road.
The proposed development includes for the demolition of existing Bristol building and Extension to provide 2 No additional classrooms and 2 No replacement classrooms with a separate room extension for teaching and associated demolition works and external improvements to car parking.
Read more about this application at ESBC’s planning portal at www2.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Applicationearch.aspx.
Once you’ve reached the planning portal search engine, enter the application number P/2014/00260
Neighbourhood Forum Bids (Tutbury & Outwoods)
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.