Village News and Public Announcements
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The ‘Rural Oscars’ Are Back for 2017!
The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are returning for their 13th year and supporters of rural businesses are encouraged to nominate now. Thousands of nominations will be submitted honouring the skills and produce, tradition, enterprise and the people who go the extra mile for their communities. New to 2017 is a pub category, enabling you to celebrate your favourite rural local. Nominations close on 13 November.
Flood Warning Service
Find out more about the Environment Agency's Flood Warning Service here.
Rolleston Free Health Walk
Spread Eagle Car Park, Rolleston at 10.30am every Wednesday
We walk for up to one hour around the village - it is a health walk not a ramble so we keep to footpaths and pavements. For more information contact Olwyn on 07530710632 or just come along.
Road Works In Your Area
Staffordshire County Council has launched a new road works web tool that will make information on current and planned road works free and accessible to everyone. You can access the information through their website www.staffordshire.gov.uk/roadworks or the national site at www.roadworks.org. A pdf document containing further information can be found here.
You can register your application for housing in East Staffordshire by completing an application form, available from Trent & Dove Housing offices at Trinity Square, Horninglow Street, Burton on Trent (Telephone 01283 528528). Once registered you can express your interest for any advertised property for which you are eligible. Your interest can be made by telephoning 01283 528528 or via their website. You can search for properties here.
To arrange a FREE Home Fire Risk Check call FREEPHONE 0800 0241999. Further details can be read here.
St Mary's Church Room
There is a welcome increase in the use of the Church Room by residents and local organisations. If you would like to reserve the room for a party or event please contact Dennis Dickinson (Tel: 0771 784 0994) . There is no hire charge but a donation to Church funds is appreciated.
Anyone considering organising their wedding in Rolleston should contact the Rector, Rev. Ian Whitehead, at the Rectory on 810151 . "The vicar who married us in Rolleston was wonderful" (Quote taken from WeddingGuideUK.com)
Rolleston's regular Thursday coffee mornings are held in the sixteenth Century Old Grammar School in the churchyard each week from 10.00 to 11.30. If you are not already a regular visitor, do go along. There is often something interesting to buy, and it usually seems to be someone's birthday, so you may get a piece of cake thrown in (or more daintily served). In addition, the beautiful old Church is open for visitors, with willing volunteers.
St Mary's Church Floodlighting
Floodlighting of St Mary’s brightens the village centre and makes it much more attractive during the long winter evenings. The lights were installed and continue to be maintained by the Civic Trust but the electricity bill is met by the Church.
Sponsorship for the lights to mark a celebration, anniversary, in memory of someone, or just because you enjoy them, costs £5 for an evening or £25 for a week.
To sponsor lighting please contact Mr Tom Martin, 43 The Lawns, tel. 813 320.
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Last updated: 14 October 2017