A Wartime Evacuee

Douglas Wood, who was evacuated in Rolleston during the war (some may recall he featured in a TV documentary in 2009 'The week we went to War') was once more filming around the village on 10 April. He writes 'It was a beautiful day on Friday and the filming went well. A free lunch at the Spread Eagle, courtesy of the BBC TV, was very welcome!!. I enjoyed the experience and will now be interested in seeing how many minutes I am actually on the TV compared with the several hours of filming. St. Mary's will be much in evidence I am pleased to say. It is always such a pleasure to revisit the lovely Church and to imagine the faces of the congregation that I knew, as I sit in the choir stall which I occupied in the early 1940's!

The latest information is the programme is now due to go out at 7.30pm on Monday 11th May. It will be on BBC 1 in the West Midlands.

A garage sale trader registration form can be found here.

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.

Elections 7 May

Details of who is standing:

NB. Due to there being no further applications to become a Parish Councillor and the deadline has now passed, there will be no Parish Council election this year. Borough Council Election and the General Election will obviously go ahead as planned. A list of the Parish Councillors can be found here (pdf document).


Rolleston Springwatch

Remember to follow this webcam link - and if you are lucky - you might see some 'baby' blue tits soon. You may have to alter the source (currently set to Flash JPEG Stream) using the top menu.

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: 4 May 2015