The Village Hall was packed last night for the Annual Village Quiz.
It followed in the great tradition of these events, with a hotly contested Quiz, contested in the most civilised fashion of course, but in the normal Denton way, ensuring that everyone had a good time.
The winners, and now holders of the "Brain of Denton" trophy, were - "Tom's Team" with "Bobby's Dazzlers" in second place and "The Great 8" third.
Last place went to "Arty Facts", who therefore won the Wooden Spoon trophy.
Rather surprisingly, this year very few people argued with the Question-mistress over her answers to her questions. Most unusual. The "Bone of Contention" trophy was awarded to Rosemary Gibson but nobody on her team could work out why?
We all had a great time and thanks must be recorded to everyone involved in the event, obviously to Denise Grant and to her excellent assistant Peter, but also to the cooking team - who produced a great meal at half-time, the bar staff, and the organisers of the raffle.
The recent meeting of the Village Hall Management Committee agreed a long list of forthcoming events extending to the Village Supper in November.
Some of them are subject to later confirmation but they are all now included on the
Coming Events Page.
We are pleased to report that, after a long delay, details of the results of the 2021 Census, have been added to the website. These show that the population of the parish, 358, had risen by 32 since the previous 2011 census.
Further details can be found
An unusual item appears on the agenda of the next meeting of Denton Parish Council.
The council will be holding its normal regular bi-monthly meeting next week, Tuesday, January 9th, but under Item No.10 they will discuss "Biodiversity Policy".
It could be an interesting discussion. As usual, all local residents are welcome to attend.
Denton residents know that Christmas is really just around the corner when the doorbell rings and the lovely sound of carol singers is heard outside their door.
It is all part of the wonderful way the village, believers and others, celebrates the Nativity. Last night two teams of singers went forth and toured the village. Together they collected nearly £400. This sum plus the money from, another great tradition, the display of Christmas cards in the Village Hall, will, as usual, go to support the Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. A very worthy cause.
CIL stands for Community Infrastructure Levy, the money paid by developers to support local services like roads and schools as part of the planning process. Parish Councils get part, normally 15%, of these payments.
Denton PC has recently received the annual report on Levy payments. There have been no local transactions recently but £370.85 has been brought forward from previous years. The Council is entitled to spend this money on suitable local projects.
Members of the Blackhand Cyder Society gathered at Great Green Farm on Saturday for their annual pressing session.
As feared, in a tricky year for many apple trees, foraging efforts two weeks previously had produced only a limited supply of apples, just 1.5 tonnes. However, they were pressed into a reasonable supply of juice, 702 Litres (154 gallons); sufficient to maintain the Clubs stock of cyder for another year.
One advantage of the shortage was that the work was all completed earlier than usual, so members could soon move on to an excellent lunch, accompanied by suitable quantities of you know what.
The Quiz, in aid of Christian Aid, was held at the Hall on Saturday and much enjoyed by all who attended.
However, the major surprise of the evening was the fact that nobody challenged the answers to the questions set by the Question-mistress, Denise Grant. Most unusual for Denton, but it meant that the appropriate trophy, "The Bone of Contention" could not be awarded.
The winners were the "'B sharp, from Emmanuelle" team with "One for the Ditch" taking the Wooden Spoon award.
As usual, Denise and her assistant Peter, did a great job, and an excellent meal was provided at half time, with many people contributing under the direction of Jean Whipps and Bronwen Bunting.
After expenses, £424 was raised for Christian Aid.