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Denton Village News Archive for February 2013

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Oh Mary!

The Variety Club production for 2013 was “Mary Mary Quite Contrary” a new pantomime written and directed by Denton’s queen of panto, Gill Hipwell.

The three performances – last Thursday, Friday and Saturday – were much enjoyed by cast and audience. Cakes and cross-dressing kept everyone on their toes. A review, photographs and other details are available in the Clubs Section.

Green Deal for Denton

The Parish Council have announced details of how Denton residents can take advantage of the Government’s new Green Deal Scheme.

Residents may be aware from the media or elsewhere of the Green Deal Scheme, which is currently being promoted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The object of the Scheme is to improve the energy efficiency of properties by means of Insulation, more efficient Heat Sources and Renewables. Clearly, this is something to be encouraged. Under the Scheme the cost of these measures is covered by a loan, which is then paid back over a number of years through ones electricity bill. The concept is that the cost of the loan repayments will be offset by the savings resulting from the energy saving measures adopted. The intention is that the improved energy efficiency will result in no overall additional cost to the property owner and a saving once the loan is repaid.

It should also improve the Energy Rating of the property. If you are interested in taking advantage of this Scheme the first step requires the property to be surveyed by a Green Deal Energy Assessor, who will determine the measures which would benefit your property and the savings which should result. You are not obliged to adopt all or any of the Assessor’s proposals.

South Norfolk Council (SNC) have asked the Parish Council to promote the Scheme under an Arrangement which SNC (in conjunction with Broadland District Council) have negotiated with DECC. Under this Arrangement the cost of the Initial Assessment (estimated at £150) is FREE. In order to qualify for this saving you must be referred by a Parish Council and is subject to a maximum of 10 Referrals per Parish Council and the overall availability of funding. The funding has to be spent by 31 March 2013 and therefore any Referrals should be made as soon as possible and in any event by 11 March 2013.

For more information or for a Referral Form please contact The Chaiman of the Council, Peter Hill, on 01986 788619. You should also be aware that the Parish Council will receive £50 for each Referral under this promotional arrangement.

Dentill Rides Again

Dentill, a “celebration of traditional bygone farming”, has turned into a biennial event and following its success in 2007, 2009 and 2011, is likey to be held again this year.

A planning meeting is to be held at Glebe Farm on Monday 25th February starting at 8.00 pm. All welcome. Further details from Adrian Hipwell - 788188.

Coverage of the 2011 event can be found in our History Section.

A Close Run Thing

As usual, last night’s Village Quiz was a hotly contested affair. In a nail-biting finish just three points separated the top three teams.

First place went to “Billy Nomates”, the Godsmarks and Hipwells. One point behind were “HGW”, Hills Grants and Winter and one further back came the “After Eights”, Squirrells, Porters, Cardens and Gibson. It seemed the smaller the team the better the score. The competition for the booby-prize was almost as intense but the winners, the seriously afloat “Shipmates”, just scraped home.

The proceedings were halted for an excellent not-so-chilly supper (thanks to all the providers). But it was the great question-mastership (mistressship?) of Denise Grant, aided by her glamourous assistant Ken Ashton, which ensured that the evening went with a swing.

Where Have They All Gone?

Local results from the 2011 census have just been released. They show that Denton’s population went down by more than 7% in the 10 years since the previous census. The number of recorded households went up very slightly, 149 compared with 148, but the number of residents went down from 352 to 326.

Further details and a link to the main census website can be found on the village Facts and Figures page.

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