Declaration of Result of Poll - Parliamentary & Borough Council Elections - 7 May 2015

7th Rolleston Charity Transport Festival on the Croft from 10.00am

Is this going to be the biggest and best transport festival yet? It’s getting to look like it! By the end of March we had more entries than we had last year and by the end of April we were fully booked up for exhibitors. The cars will be split between the Croft, Burnside, Rolleston Service Station and the Scout HQ. We will be repeating the same idea we introduced last year of motor cycles just turning up on the day as we had a lot of very interesting machines. There will be a range of lorries and a whole host of camper vans. For the children there will be vintage fairground rides, face painting, rides on a model railway and a childrens’ entertainer with Punch and Judy. We will have a fairground organ and at least one Steam Roller from Klondyke on Brookside. We are hoping for good weather as we have booked a fly past with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire.

For the past two years we have introduced a ‘Grand Prize Draw’. Last year there were 29 prizes; this year will be no exception but to make it even better for first and second prize we have; 30 minute flight in a Tiger Moth and a chance to be on the footplate for a trip on a steam roller, with lunch provided. There are also meal vouchers and lots of other prizes.

This year’s beneficiaries are; St Mary’s Church, The Air Ambulance, St Giles Hospice and The Almshouses Restoration Fund. The draw tickets are available now, please contact Phil Irwin on 521180.

There will be tea and cakes at The Old Grammar School and a barbecue and hot food at Rolleston Club; plus, as a special treat, we have crepes being made and sold from a vintage Citroen. And lots and lots of Ice cream to cool us down!

In the marquee: Pete's trains and a large exhibition of Bayko building sets. More exhibits in the club with a display from Magic Attic, toy trains and Meccano. A dedicated parking area is provided off Elizabeth Avenue - well signposted. Burnside will be closed for traffic as usual from 07.00am to 17.00hrs.

To see what is happening and for a list of entrants we produce a souvenir brochure, now regarded by some as a collector's item! The cost of the brochure will be £2.00, obtainable from Starbucks from early May and at the show. Cost of admission to the show will be £4.00 per person but no charge for children. In addition to the Transport festival there will be bus rides around the village linking up with the Garage Sale that people will be having at their houses and in a central location. Map available on the day.

To make this event run smoothly we do require a number of stewards. If you feel that you would like to help, even for the odd hour, it would be greatly appreciated. For more details contact John Morris on 814181 or Phil Irwin on 521180. The event is organised by Rolleston Charity Transport Festival Committee.

Stop Press! Rolleston CO-OP has announced that it would like to complement the Festival with its own Charity Fun Day on the frontage. Details have to be finalised but look out for a fire engine, stocks, tombola and stalls. Proceed will be in aid of newlife, a foundation for disabled children.

A garage sale trader registration form can be found here.


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Rolleston Springwatch

Remember to follow this webcam link - the blue tits hatched on 14 May. You may have to alter the source (currently set to Flash JPEG Stream) using the top menu.

College Field High Court Appeal

It was reported in this article 'Chris Young secures the first successful High Court challenge to a neighbourhood plan decision' the Secretary of State has consented to Judgment in the High Court challenge of his refusal of permission for 100 houses. However this does not mean that the College has won planning consent to build on the playing fields, only that the decision of the Secretary of State has been put back and it will be looked at again. There are further details in this Burton Mail article.

Both the threat and the reality of large scale developments within the village and surrounding areas is never far away. Read more about it in the planning section pages.

Last updated: 20 May 2015