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: Sat 14 June 2014. Either post your copy to TVN, Charity House Duke St, Tutbury, DE13 9LE, or email to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group - call to action
Patient’s, carers, local people, patient representatives - in fact everyone with an interest in the future of health services is invited to The Pirelli Stadium on Thursday 8 May 2014 to: Here about the work that East Staffs CCG has been doing so far and, most importantly .. Let the CCG hear your views on how people in East Staffs could live longer, healthier and more independent lives.