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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:  Mon 20 October 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.
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
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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In Tutbury


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
New 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
Advanced Notice of Railway Level Crossing Closures - Sudbury followed by Tutbury & Hatton
Sudbury Closure: KL670SUDBURY251014
Tutbury & Hatton Closure: KL670TUTBURY231114
Sat 25 October till Sunday 26 October 2014
Sat 22 November till Sunday 23 November 2014
Times and duration to be confirmed
11:00 PM (Sat 22 Nov) till 9:00 AM (Sun 23 Nov)
Note: British Summer Time ends 2:00 AM Sun 26 October 2014.
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

Updated Annual return forms
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 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.
Princes Trust  

Team Program weeks
1 to 12:  

Dates for Burton on Trent - read more
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.

Risk review update is due 6 March 2015.

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Blood Donors at Tutbury Village Hall
Forthcoming donor’s session are: Fri 26 Sep 2014, Fri 30 Jan 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
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.
Open Local Government
Citizens Advice in Tutbury
DCLG has recently published a new guide for the press & public on attending and reporting meetings of local government Read More
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
Lions Branch Club in Tutbury
Burton Lions Club has had to close due to falling membership. Uttoxeter lions are very keen to maintain some form of cover across East Staffordshire and would lie to start a Branch Club in Tutbury. Uttoxeter Lions would provide support for the new Branch Club. For more details, please go to www.tutbury.org/lions. Wherever a Lions Club gets together. Problems get smaller and communities get better.
Tutbury in Bloom 2014
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.

Churchyard Steps to be repaired

Week commencing Monday 8 September 2014, Contractors: Harvey & Clark are due to start repair work on the Churchyard steps near to St Mary’s Priory Church. The work has been commissioned by Tutbury Parish Council.

The work has been programmed for early September so as to minimise disruption to activities at St Mary’s. Any queries should be directed to the Parish Clerk at clerk@tutbury.staffslc.gov.uk.

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@tutbury.org.


Attention school leavers going into FE or Apprenticeships
Are you a Parishioner who is going on to Further Education, either in an apprenticeship or at College / University?

Grants are available each year from Tutbury Parish Charities. More details are available from The Charity House, Duke Street, Tutbury, DE13 9NE. The Charity house is staffed by museum personnel Monday to Friday 1:30 PM till 4:00 PM and Saturday 10:30 AM till 4:00 PM. You can leave your details at The Charity House and an application form will be sent out to you.  

The deadline for submission of application forms is Wednesday 1 October 2014.