Civic Trust Talk and AGM
Wednesday 21 March, 7.30 for 8pm start, at Rolleston Cricket Club.

Speaker is Shirley Horton who will be talking about two topics - "Street Names", their origin, the main categories they fall into and using them to discover local history that has been lost; "Chimney Pots", a brief history of the hearth through to the modern day

Flooding in Rolleston

On Monday 12 March persistent, heavy rainfall led the brook and Dove to burst their banks causing a build-up of water in Brookside, Burnside, Station Road, Chapel Lane, Beacon Road and  Craythorne Road amongst others. The environment agency issued a flood warning for Rolleston and surrounding areas. Bus services were suspended and Station Road closed to traffic. Residents described Rolleston as coming to a "complete standstill".

The Burton Mail website provided updates.

The Parish Council was encouraged to consider cancelling the Bellway development meeting planned for that evening as many of the concerned residents would find it difficult, or feel under the circumstances it wiser not, to attend. Others would probably just assume the meeting would be postponed.

A message from the Parish Council chairrman was posted on Facebook: "We recognise the difficulties which many in the village are experiencing due to rising river water levels, water run off from ditches and drains overflowing resulting in flooding. Regarding the presentation and Q&A planned for this evening, We have considered postponing the meeting but decided to go ahead with the meeting as this is likely to be the last chance for public consultation before their submission for detailed planning application."

Jane Bucknall, the Parish Council Clerk, confirmed she would be taking notes on the presentation and the questions which she will publish later in the week and if numbers are low then the Parish Council may ask Bellways to come back another time but this will be down to them.

Further info will be posted when known.

“No Petticoats Here” by Louise Jordan (Live & Local)
Sunday 25 March, 7:30pm in Rolleston Club

This RoDSEC organised event shares the stories, through song, of remarkable women who lived during the First World War: one who dressed as a man and became a soldier; women who rescued airmen from No Man's Land; inventors, engineers, factory workers: inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. Tickets £9.00 available from Newsagent (813112) and RoDSEC members, including John Phillips (813833).

Just a few days before Christmas the playing fields at the back of the 'Westbury' estate saw fencing being erected - a space that has been used without hindrance for many years. It appears the College is now £8m richer.

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: 17 March 2018