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The copy deadline for the next edition of Tutbury Village News is:  Saturday 13 June 2015.

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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.


Tutbury in Bloom
Tutbury has repeated last year’s success and has won gold in the Heart of England In Bloom Awards. Furthermore, we have also won, for the first time the Quadron Heart of England in Bloom Grounds Maintenance Award. Read more.
ESBC Local Plan Hearing: On Going since Tuesday 28 Oct 2014
Civic Society Dates for 2015
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

With lighter evenings on the way, why not take a look at what Tutbury Civic Society have got planned for 2015. Full details are at www.tutbury.org/civicsociety

See village diary for more details

Managing Stress: The Mindful Way
Would you like to learn new ways of managing stress?
If the answers yes, you may be interested in an 8 week programme starting in the new year at Hilton Village Hall. For more details, call 07969 - 436977 or email abee_psychotherapy@outlook.com. Download flyer.
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
Tutbury Open Gardens Expansion for 2015
Tutbury Open Gardens group is inviting other volunteer groups in the village to work with us to expand the open gardens weekend into a larger, village festival event on the weekend of 27th and 28th June, 2015.
At our committee meeting, we discussed the idea of including the Open Gardens as part of a pilot Tutbury Festival weekend, rather than as an event on its own. Read more at www.tutbury.org/open_gardens
Open Local Government
Blood Donors at Tutbury Village Hall
DCLG has recently published a new guide for the press & public on attending and reporting meetings of local government Read More
Next donor’s session are: Fri 3 July and Fri 21 Aug 2015. 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
Village SOS (Community Council)
Tutbury Museum now open for summer 2015
Rural residents who want to make a difference to their community are being urged to sign up to the £1.4 M lottery funded, village SOS campaign. Read more/……
Tutbury Museum & Information Centre re-opens for the 2015 season. For full details please visit www.tutburymuseum.btck.co.uk
Are you interested in bell ringing?
New Parish Clerk
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
Tutbury has a new Parish Clerk, namely Karen Duffill. Karen can be contacted by email at tutburyparishclerk@gmail.com.

After 30 years service, the previous clerk (Steve Powell) has retired.
Read tribute to Steve Powell
Thin Lizzy Tribute Band
Tutbury Institute
Sat 30 May 2015