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Many people will know the work of the late famous and much-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley (of Timothy Winters fame). His relative Jim Causley is a widely-respected folk musician, who brings to Winster his settings of Charles’s poems, along with anecdotes and information from the family archive, to which he has unique access.

The result is a marvellous show, combining the beauty and humour of the poems with the top-class musicianship of Jim and fascinating insights into the life and beliefs of the poet himself. Support is provided by two other fine musicians, Derbyshire’s own Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham.

Jim is a multi-instrumentalist with a beautiful bass voice and an easy stage manner. The Guardian says he has ‘a natural gift for entertainment’ and he creates an immediate rapport with the audience. He has been nominated no fewer that six times as Singer of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Geoff Lester of Winster Entertainments Group said: ‘I saw this show in Whitby Folk Week last year and booked it without hesitation. The queue for the CD stretched right round the theatre.’

The show is on Saturday 15 June in the Burton Institute, Winster DE4 2DQ. It starts 8pm and the bar opens 7.15. Tickets are £10 from Winster Post Office (local people please use this outlet) or 01629 650090 or geoff.orchardmine@gmail.com.

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A message to thanks and summary of election results from you District Councillor, Colin Swindell….

I wanted to write a belated message of thanks to everybody who voted and voted for me in the recent local elections. For those of you who have not yet seen the results for the Winster and South Darley Ward, it was as follows…

Charlie Foster Philips (Labour) 22 votes (3%)

Colin Swindell (Independent) 758 votes (97%)

Turnout for 57.6% – the highest for any ward across the district

The vote I received was far greater than anything I imagined. I was overwhelmed when I saw the number of ballot papers being counted and very grateful for the trust that residents have put in me.

I want to thank everybody who took the time to vote for me and to those people who supported me through leafleting, putting up posters, garden boards and spreading messages of support. I couldn’t have done it without you and I will continue to work tirelessly and represent you to the best of my ability.

Thank you also for the many messages of congratulations I have received following the result. I’m still getting round to replying to them all.

Now that the elections are over, its back to work and getting on with the job. Throughout the campaign a lot of problems, concerns and issues were raised with me. I have already begun the work of addressing these. If you raised an issue of concern with me, I will be in touch with you in the coming weeks to update you.

The controlling group now have a majority of just 1 councillor – down from 9. I am hopeful that is now an opportunity for the council to adopt a more cooperative approach to things, where there is cross-party consensus and opposition councillors are listened to a lot more.

I will uphold my promise of not siding with any party and will not join any voting block or coalition. I will vote, for or against items, on a case by case basis. I will only support policies, ideas and services that benefit my constituents, our communities and the wider Derbyshire Dales.

Overall Summary of the Derbyshire Dales Results

Overall across the Derbyshire Dales, the controlling Conservative group have retained control of Derbyshire Dales District Council with a reduced majority – they now have a majority of 1 down from 9.

The Liberal Democrats take over from Labour as the official opposition. The Lib Dems gained 5 new councillors on their 2015 return and Labour one. The Greens were winners too, taking two seats, and the voters also returned 3 Independent councillors. It means the Conservatives hold control by a single seat, taking 20 of the available 39 seats.

The last result of the Count at Wirksworth Leisure Centre was declared at 4.45am – a single vote victory for the Green Party candidate Matthew Buckler in Stanton.

So the final result was:

• Conservatives 20 seats

• Lib Dems 8

• Labour 6

• Independents 3

• Green Party 2

The overall Derbyshire Dales turnout was 41.6%.

Written by Colin Swindell (Independent District Councillor and Candidate 2019)

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Church Toilet Blessing - 19 May 2019

Church Toilet Blessing – 19 May 2019

Church Toilet Blessing – 19 May 2019

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Village Hall Bake Sale - 24 May 2019

Village Hall Bake Sale – 24 May 2019

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Weed Spraying on Elton Jubilee Field

Weed Spraying on Elton Jubilee Field

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SONGS OF PRAISE AND A SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING AT ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ELTON ON SUNDAY 19TH MAY AT 3PM.

THE SERVICE WILL MARK PROVISION OF A TOILET WHICH IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR THE AMBULANT DISABLED AND HAS A BABY CHANGE FACILITY.

WE HAVE ALSO MADE IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR KITCHENETTE IN CHURCH.

WE THANK ALL THOSE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED DONATIONS, WITH FUNDRAISING AND VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME.

EVERYBODY IS VERY WELCOME. BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND PLEASE JOIN US AFTERWARDS FOR TEA, CAKE AND A CHAT

Revd Carla Vicencio Prior
& Mr John Spreadborough
http://www.wirksworthteamministry.co.uk

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Local Elections -Thursday 2 May 2019

Since the arrival of polling cards a week or so ago, a number of people have been in touch to ask who/what is up for election. Below is an explanation sent on behalf of the Parish Council.

Local Elections across the Derbyshire Dales and other local authorities in England will be held on Thursday 2 May 2019. In these elections voters will choose who represents them on Parish, Town and District Councils.

In Elton specifically, a ballot will be held to elect your District Councillor only.

There are two candidates in this election…

1 Charlie Foster-Philips (Labour Party Candidate)

2 Colin Swindell (Independent)

Elton and Gratton residents can cast their vote in Elton Village Hall between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

Normally you would also be electing your representatives for the Parish Council, however, no ballot will take place this time round.

There are 6 seats on Elton Parish Council and 6 candidates put their names forward. As there are not more candidates than seats, an election is not required.

The 6 candidates for the Parish Council who have been elected unopposed are…

1 John Moseley

2 Colin Swindell

3 Nigel Mason

4 Maralyn Marsden

5 Cath Dawe

6 Clare Jackson

I hope that this makes the situation clear. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Sent on behalf of Elton Parish Council

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