Village News and Public Announcements

Archiving of the Village Web Site

After 20 years of voluntary work, first establishing then maintaining, the Rolleston on Dove village web site, I have decided the time is right to step down from my role as Village Webmaster.

Rolleston Parish Council have agreed to fund the cost of archiving the site so that it is available on line as a historic record of events in the village for the future, but no further updates will be made after 31 July 2018.

For up to date news please visit the newly created Parish Council web site

I am still fascinated by the visitors and the stories they share, whether it be the ex-butcher boy now in charge of a football club to someone living in Australia who still remembers how his son ran away from the village school on his first day whilst the reception teacher and 40+ class were distracted by a pair of over friendly dogs in the playground having two buckets of water thrown over them. No pictures of that event appear to exist, however the site still provides an interesting archive of village life over two decades and beyond.

I am very grateful for the support and contributions, sadly from some no longer with us, and hope the site will provide a trip down memory lane for years to come.

Richard Bush
Village Webmaster

News archive can be found here.

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 or the national site at 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.

Church Weddings

Anyone considering organising their wedding in Rolleston should contact the Rector, Rev. Ian Whitehead, at the Rectory on 810151 .

Coffee Mornings

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.

For a list of dates of events check out the diary page.

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Last updated: 18 April 2018