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Nearly A Record

The latest report on speeding traffic statistics in the village underlines recent discussions on this topic on DentonTalk.

On 13th April at 10 am our speed monitoring system, located on Trunch Hill near the junction with Middle Road, detected a vehicle going up the hill at a speed of 70 mph! This is the second highest speed ever recorded by the system.

The latest speeding statistics and older records are available on the Monitoring Page on the Website.

Post Office News

We are delighted to announce that Denton's Post Office is to re-open at The Chapel at 9 am on Thursday, April 1st.
N.B.This is NOT an April Fool message!

Denton Does Its Bit

Denton is supporting Harleston. The Parish Council has agreed to make a donation to Harleston Town Council to assist them with the cost of providing free car-parking in the town.

At its meeting on March 9th Denton PC responded to a request from Harleston and agreed to pay them £100. This recognises the use Denton residents make of the town's car parks which are paid for from the Town Council's precept.

At the same meeting DPC agreed to make representations about the current traffic restrictions in the town centre.

Planning System Explained

At its January meeting the Parish Council adopted two new policy statements on Complaints and Planning.

Hopefully, the former will never be required, but the Planning document provides some very useful guidance on how the Planning Permission system works. This includes details of valid and irrelevant reasons for opposing an application. Well worth a read.

It can be seen at DPC Planning Policy.

Another Competition

Residents have responded to the limitations of the Coronavirus restrictions in different ways. For some, almost anything to ease the pain of lockdowns and isolation.

An excellent example of what is possible has been provided by the members of the Denton Art Group who have responded to the challenge of an art competition with the theme of "Lockdown" and produced some excellent work.

Further details and the winning entries can be seen on the Group's Page on the Website.

A Seasonal Competition

The first snowfall of the year generated a new competition for Denton residents. Anything to divert us from the miseries of the Covid-19 lockdown!

The Best Snowman competition generated twelve entries. They can all be seen Here.

To decide the winner residents were invited to vote, by email. This produced the following result :-
First Place, and Champion Snowman Builders of Denton, - the Barretts,
Second Place - the Willimonts,
Third Place - the Batchelors.

The Winning Entry -
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