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• A village society established to stimulate interest in Rolleston
and the surrounding area.
• We promote high standards of planning and architecture within
• To secure the preservation, protection, development and
improvement of features of historic or public interest in
Rolleston Civic Trust is a registered charity.
Many of our members join the Trust simply to support the work we do within the village. Members are also able to join any of our monthly talks which take place monthly at the Rolleston Cricket Club on a Wednesday evening. These talks are on a wide range of subjects ranging from Local History to Arts and Crafts. The meetings always begin at 7:30 p.m. and include a chance for members to discuss the activities of the Trust.
Meeting Programme 2022
January 19th, 2022 Civic Trust Talk – Rolleston CC at 7:30 p.m. Chris Copp – Staffordshire’s Evacuees
February 7th, 2022 Easter Bunny Drawing/Painting Comp starts
February 16th, 2022 Civic Trust Talk – Rolleston CC at 7:30 p.m. Terry Joiner – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
The Civic Trust publish this village magazine with help from the Rolleston Parish Council and other volunteers. It comes out quarterly and is delivered free to every Rolleston resident. The Rollestonian contains news and articles from all the major village organisations and keeps residents up to date with what is going on in the village.
All planning applications that come to the Parish Council are sent to the Trust committee for their comments. Our aim is to preserve the character of the village as much as possible.
Civic Trust Award
Every year the Civic Trust Committee make the award of a brass plaque to a building, an individual or a project that has been both a success and has been beneficial to the life of the village. These plaques can be seen displayed on various buildings, houses and at other sites around the village. The award for 2020 was given to ‘The Jinnie’ public house for their amazing efforts in staying open to help residents get through the pandemic.
Other 2021 Civic Trust Activities
• Wild Flower Garden. This was created in March 2021 at the top of Knowles Hill and it is hoped to be a permanent feature in the village.
• Easter Bunny Treasure Hunt. This was run for the first time in 2021 and was a great success. There were over 140 entries from local children who completed the hunt and managed to find all 12 of the Rolleston Rabbits.
• Monthly Litter Picking. All Rolleston residents are invited to join in the monthly litter picking hour which takes place on the last Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
• Treasure Hunt. This is a brand new activity for both Rolleston residents and visitors to the village. The participants must follow the mile and a half route around the village and solve cryptic clues.
New Planned Activities for 2022
• Easter Bunny Drawing/Painting Competition. For Children.
• Brook Hollows Photography Competition.
• Scarecrow Competition.
Ongoing Civic Trust Activities
• The Civic Trust donate a Christmas Tree to the village which is erected and decorated on the ground in front of the Almshouses.
• The Civic Trust help to maintain the exterior lighting for St Mary’s Church.
• The Civic Trust have installed several new benches and seats in the village and continue to look for sites for future projects that benefit our residents.
Friends of Brook Hollows
Following a series of public online meetings hosted by Transforming the Trent Valley, The Rolleston Civic Trust have agreed to host the new Friends Group, which is being established as a subcommittee of this existing charity in the village. Working together with East Staffordshire Borough Council, the Friends of Brook Hollows will support the council in the care and upkeep of the site through activities such as litter picking and managing bramble and invasive plants, reporting of issues or concerns, and organising community events.
East Staffordshire Borough Council has also secured funding through Transforming the Trent Valley, a National Lottery Heritage Funded scheme, Rolleston Parish Council, and a private funder, to carry out enhancements to the woodland and lakes. Some of this funding includes updating the signage on site and running events for school parties and children, which the Friends of Brook Hollows will assist with and support. There is also funding available to offer training and buy new tools and equipment for volunteers.
You are invited to join the Friends of Brook Hollows, a group of like-minded individuals with a passion for this beautiful community space and a desire to see positive change.
The group meets on the first Sunday of every month (10-12).
If you would like to be part of the new group or be added to the mailing list to find out about events and activities at Brook Hollows email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available on the TTTV website www.thetrentvalley.org.uk/brook_hollows.php