Denton a village in South Norfolk, England

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Getting the Papers Through

The newspapers readers of Denton owe a great debt to the Hanner family. Despite the recent weather conditions they have managed to keep their delivery system going.

The ups and downs of Middle Road present a particular challenge. Nothing daunted, yesterday Terry and Lucy used a tractor to make sure the papers got through!

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Terry and Lucy Hanner

Who Pinched Our Box?

Residents of “Upper” Denton are finding it difficult to post their letters. Somebody has removed their postbox!

It seems that thieves have removed the box that stood near the junction of Norwich and Darrow Green Roads. All that remains is a pile of the bricks that supported it. Before and after images appear below.

Unfortunately as an old Victorian box it was quite valuable; up to £1,000 has been suggested. Needless to say, attempts will be made to track down those responsible.

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The original postbox
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The scene after the theft

Community Post Office Success

Since just before Christmas 2011 the teas and coffees served at the Thursday morning Post Office have raised over £500 for charity. The proceeds have been split between the East Anglian Children’s Hospice and the Air Ambulance.

The Post Office is open 9-1 every Thursday morning; teas and coffees are served between 9-11am. Please support your local Post Office, all welcome. Bus passes are not mandatory.

Road Closure

County Highways have announced the following closure.

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C366 Norwich Road from 300m north of junction with U76156 Chapel Hill in a northerly direction for 500m towards U76155 Darrow Green Road in the PARISH OF DENTON because of creating safe access during work to an overhead structure adjacent to the carriageway.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 09:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs on 4th February 2013 and 5th February 2013 for the duration of the works, expected to be about 2 days within the period.

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order)

Alternative route is via: U76155 Darrow Green Road, U76157 Manor Farm Road, U76156 Chapel Hill.

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Adrian Stout (Environment, Transport and Development) Telephone 0344 800 8009.

Dated this 1st day of February 2013 (Sic!). Victoria McNeill, Head of Law.

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New Arrival

Jennifer (née Lambert) and Paul Wharton are pleased to announce the recent arrival of their daughter Harriet Rose (7lb 2oz). Mother, baby and proud father (plus the grand-parents of course) all doing well.

Precept Reduction

There was good news for Denton residents at this month’s meeting of the Parish Council. Considering how much money they would need to raise via the Council Tax Precept for the coming financial year, 2013/14, the PC decided to reduce the figure by nearly 10%.

Recent changes to the Council Tax system have resulted in the District Council making specific grants to each of the towns and parishes in South Norfolk. The PC were told that the size of each grant is based on a formula related to the number of Band D properties and the level of CT benefit claimants in the parish. In Denton’s case this produces a figure of £278.

As a result the Council decided to reduce the precept from £3,300 to £3,000. This will slightly reduce the PC’s share of the overall CT bill from the £21.42 charged for a Band D property in 2012/13 to £20.83. However the needs of the parish are only a small part of the total sum that householders will be required to pay. Further information is available in the Local Government Section.

Quiz Night Announcement

The Village Hall Committee have announced that this year’s Quiz Night will take place on Saturday 9th February.

Further details will be circulated in due course.

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