The Annual Christmas Quiz has been produced by one of the members of Uttoxeter Rotary Club.
This is its’ 6th Year of existence, and the income from sales has now reached almost £1,000.
Popularity keeps growing and we even get asked for the Quiz before we send it out – such is its’ reputation and popularity!!
It’s a fun thing to do, and many families tell me that they do it over dinner with friends, taking a small donation from each of them of course,
But just as importantly, it raises money for local charities.
We distribute it by email and rely on people to send us a donation, so there is no pressure on you to pay us if you really don’t enjoy it.
However, if you do get some pleasure from it then please send us a donation along with your entry to aid our fund-raising effort.
Perhaps, you would do us a further favour, by sending it on to the contacts in your email address book!
We would love to go viral (I don’t know what this means but they tell me it would be good for sales).
Thanks for reading this and considering our appeal.
Download the Quiz as a 'pdf' document here.
Press Release by the “Friends of Bramshall Park” Community Group
Opportunity to improve Uttoxeter’s most treasured Park
For almost a hundred years, Bramshall Park has represented a tremendous recreational asset for Uttoxeter. Since 1921, multiple investments in the Park’s facilities has provided Uttoxeter with a delightful, landscaped open space offering all Uttoxeter residents who wish to use the Park a wide range of sporting, leisure and fitness activities. All residents who use Bramshall Park are now being invited to join a “Friends of Group” to provide direct feedback to East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) on all aspects on how to improve this popular, local treasure (by email to the email address below).
In recent years Bramshall Park has attracted nearly £250,000 of funding that has enhanced the park. These enhancements have included improvements to the tennis courts, play areas, the addition of a teen shelter and a modern skate board facility. The skate board improvement project demonstrated the value of a positive, direct working-relationship between ESBC and local residents. Without the involvement of skate park users in the project, Uttoxeter would not now possess the current state-of-the-art facility.
In 2012, Bramshall Park was awarded a Green Flag Award for the second year running. Green Flag Awards recognise the provision of good quality parks and open spaces that are managed in an environmentally sustainable way.
Friends of Groups bring together park users to discuss and resolve problems on their local parks. Routine problems can include littering, dog fouling, anti-social behaviour and any other concerns related to the park. However, for Bramshall Park there are still multiple challenges ahead and the “Friends of Bramshall Park” community group can help to shape the response and answers to these challenges. At its first meeting on July 26th, the following five issues were identified as of importance to residents.
· Finding a long-term drainage solution to the flooding of low-lying ground near the Hockley Road entrance, and a review of tree planting in the park.
· Increased provision of children’s play apparatus for the age range 7 – 13.
· Investigate the options of extra equipment in the children’s play area near the Hockley Road entrance, with apparatus suitable for all age groups.
· Clearance of the children’s paddling pool within Picknalls Brook of silt build up.
· Create pathway to give access to park areas across state-owned land between Oldfields and Picknalls schools (much safer walk to school for many school children.