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Public Exhibition Marston House Farm Thurvaston Road

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Marston Montgomery Charity Ball

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We are delighted to be organising Marston Montgomery's First 'End Of Summer Charity Ball'!!!
Tickets are now on sale - available from Rob Butler 07977932925 email: or
Will Thompson 07975774600 email:,or
Mark Foley 07828206568 email:

All proceeds go to the Church, Village Hall and School.

The ticket includes : -
  • Glass of fizz on arrival
  • 3 Course Meal
  • Live Entertainment "GB Collective"
  • Charity Auction
  • Raffle
  • Magicians

Dress code is strictly Black Tie and due to the nature of the event, over 16's only.

Any special dietary requirements please contact Rob Butler.

Table Sponsorship
Do you or your business want to sponsor a table for £100? If you do then please contact Rob, Mark or Will.

Please hurry as tickets are selling fast so secure your table NOW!!!

Village Summer Picnic in the Field with Uttoxeter Brass Band

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DCC Planning Committee

Planning Committee meeting on 5th September at 6pm to be held at Ashbourne Bowls Club, Wyaston Road if any members of the public wish to Attend or speak in respect of the development at Old Hall Farm.
More information can be found on the Marston Montgomery Website Parish Council Page.

Beginners Crochet

“Time to get hooked and join the flock”
2-hour introduction to learn all the basic crochet stitches and learn how to make traditional granny squares, these can then be pieced together to make just about anything…. placemats, coasters, blankets, cushions, the list is endless…………

When: 24th September 2017 @ 2pm – 4pm
Where: Marston Montgomery Coronation Hall
Cost: £15 per person
Level: Beginner, No experience necessary
All materials supplied & Light refreshments provided
Pre- Booking Essential. To book your place please email or call Laura before the 9th September. Tel: 07807 801 652 Email:
(Please note the class may be cancelled up to 7 days before the event if the minimum amount of bookings is not reached)
Warning: Crochet is addictive & can lead to an addiction to yarn. It is very therapeutic and can leave you feeling very calm & proud of your creations.

Church Clock

Most of you have no doubt been aware that the Church Clock has not worked for sometime. Some may have thought that it was an indication that the Church itself was closed. The PCC has for some years tried to repair what is a very special 19th Century Plimmer timepiece but nothing worked for long.

Now, using Smith’s of Derby, the PCC has commissioned a complete overhaul and a new auto wind system. However this is very costly as it involves the complete dismantling of the clock transportation to Derby for the work to be carried out and the repositioning after in the Church Tower.

The complete repair and refurbishment of the church clock is now underway and as advised in last month's newsletter, the PCC is asking for your generous donations to help us fund this work, which is costing well over £4000.

We have already received a very generous donation from the Arts Society and will be asking other local businesses and organisations for their support. Meanwhile your gift-aided donations in the envelope provided, which can be delivered to any PCC member, will be gratefully received and acknowledged.

Road Closure Thurvaston Road

Derbyshire County Council have advised that a section of 400 yards of Thurvaston Road from the junction of Weston Bank in a Northerly direction will be closed from 9.30am – 3.30pm. This to allow works by BT.

Further Information has been requested by the Parish Council from the Highways Authority regarding access to the Primary School for afternoon pick up and to the Village Car Park (adjacent) on both closure days. The diversion route is via Barway and Cubley Lane.

Further information will be made available when a response is received. But for parents with concerns I would suggest contacting the School to see if they have more comprehensive information.

More details can be found on this link : -

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Fitness Class

Thursday 7th & 14th September at 2pm - 3:00pm delivered by a qualified level 3 teacher Tania Sketchley.
'Exercise is blended with movement and dance to great music, to challenge the body in action, improving mobility, strength, stamina and fitness, also achieving a sense of health and well being through fun and mental stimulation.'
Come along and try a free taster!

For further info contact: Tania 01889590736/07515832101
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Well Dressing

Despite very late preparations, election interruptions and mixed weather the village Well Dressings and fete attracted good support once again, this year a total profit of £700 was generated which will be split between the relevant charities accordingly.

Thanks to all those who helped prepare for the event including all the hard work on the wells themselves, those who made donations for the raffle and stalls and those that gave time on the day.

We have received a letter from Macmillan Cancer Support thanking us for the £362.15 we sent as a result of our fundraising at the Well Dressing; they are very grateful and it will help their work.



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Our next meeting will be held on Monday 18th September in the Coronation Hall at 7.30pm. Our speaker is talking about Heage Windmill. Refreshments and Flowers Eleanor and Vicki. Visitors always welcome.

Bus Pass Renewals

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Woodland Creation Grant Confirmed

Interesting Information for all land owners

A £13 million fund to increase England’s woodland has been confirmed by the Forestry Minister.
The fund, part of the Countryside Stewardship scheme, will help landowners to plant more trees to protect wildlife, boost the timber sector and reduce flood risk. It will help plant more than 3 million trees, creating 1,900 hectares of new woodland and contributing to the government’s ambition to plant 11 million trees, with a further one million in towns and cities.
Farmers, foresters and land managers across the UK will be able to apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to plant, weed and protect more trees when application forms for the next round of the government’s Woodland Creation grant are made available in September.
A range of grants are available to support the creation of new woodland and sustainable woodland management, with Forestry Commission online advice available on the application process.
Further information will be available from
Derbyshire Association of Local Councils:
The Old Loom Shop, Building 23, Cromford Mill, Mill Road, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ

Tel: 01629 826655


The Parish Council will also have further information once the application forms become available in September

Telephone Box Book Exchange

As part of my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award I have taken up the task of looking after the telephone box book exchange for 6 months.

The box will be closed for a short time whilst cleaning work is undertaken. Donations of books, for children and adults, will be greatly appreciated - just leave them on the floor in the telephone box, and I will sort them.

Harriet Chamberlain.

Book Club

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Book Club
Do you enjoy reading? Are you interested in discussing the book you have just read?

Book Club meet on the 2nd Wednesday each Month. If you are interested in joining our friendly group or would like more information please phone: Eleanor Shakespeare 590519 or Ann Murray 591181