Clean for the Queen

The Parish Council and the Royal British Legion organised an event for to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

This was a community event with Parish Councillors, members of the British Legion, District Councillor Michael Hoare and local MP Amanda Milling in attendance to walk the parks and pathways of the village litterpicking along the way.

Whilst the event was not well attended those who helped did pick numerous bags of litter which helps to keep our village tidy.

A thank you to all those who attended.

Forensic marking for village

The Parish Council are taking forward an initiative for giving residents the opportunity to have their personal belongings in their home forensically marked.  This is an Project in liaison with the County Council to offer this facility to those residents who have been affected by burglaries in the past and also those people who are vulnerable. The Parish Council has 60 sets of equipment to distribute free of charge and letters have been sent to those residents who have been identified as meeting the criteria.  This will take place later in November and during December.

As part of an ongoing Project the Parish Council are keen to offer this to other residents and under Phase 2 of the Scheme there will be an opportunity for anyone interested in having this in their own homes to purchase the equipment at a reduced cost.  The process is very simple and has proved very successful in other areas of the District reducing the number of burglaries.  This is also seen as a deterrent to burglars as notices will be put around the village to state that this is system is in the village.  It has also been known to offer householders a reduction in their home insurance if they have their items marked in this way.

If you are interested in receiving further information about this Project please contact the Clerk, Parish Office, Burntwood Road, Norton Canes, Cannock on 01543 276812 (Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or alternatively email

Norton Festival Mascot

Norton Festival 2013

Norton Festival took place in glorious sunshine – giving the organisers plenty to be proud of but a lot to think about.

Brownhills Road recreation ground was packed with villagers, who for the most part enjoyed the day and evening events.

The festival, which was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the parish council and involved local groups such as Family Fun Club, Friends of Norton Canes, WI, Watercolour Club who were involved with a fantastic art exhibition working closely with local schools.

Organisers wish to thank: Sycamore Working Men’s Club for the bar; Julie Bullock for the straw bales; Raven Leisure for the bouncy castle; the balloon entertainer Kirk Andrews; owners of catering vans; DJ Woody who coordinated the day to ensure it all ran smoothly; Ryan Horton for organising the inter school football tournament (won by Jerome Primary); Pete Youd from the band Bloke for an improvised acoustic set; local schools for their involvement and a big thank you to everyone who helped on the day.

Due to the success of the Queens Diamond Jubilee event ‘Party in the Park’, a Norton Festival event will be held on 13th July 2013 at the Community Centre and Playing Fields, Brownhills Road.

Arrangements are being made for Craft Fayre, Childrens Parade, Childrens Entertainments, Party in the Park from  6 p.m. with live bands and DJ.

Information will be posted around the village nearer the time and a programme circulated to all residents prior to the event.

During the Norton Canes Festival 2013, there will be the highly successful Art Competition.
This has proved very successful with input from the local Watercolour Club and local schools. This has culminated in exhibition of the artwork at the Chasewater Innovation centre and is hoped to be exhibited in other areas of the county.

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Jubilee – What a success!!

 A Community event took place on the 4th June at Norton Canes Community Centre and Playing fields.

The day was a great success with many people attending the craft fayre in the morning which involved local groups as Womens Institute, British Legion, St.James Church, Watercolour Club and a real community atmosphere for the Party in the Park later in the day with DJ Woody providing the music during the day and live bands including Bloke, The Sinners playing and local singer Natasha Blundell performing.

Thanks go to Ryan Horton for coordinating the Football Tournament.  Ryan is hoping to travel to Africa next year to teach football to young children in that country and is looking for sponsorship for his flight. His contact number is 07950 593082 for anyone who is willing and interested to support Ryan in his venture.

Jerome School won the Football Tournament which was sponsored by The Railway Tavern and which will form an annual inter schools tournament in the future.

Children from both Primary schools entered into the spirit of the event by taking part in a Kings and Queens Parade through the village which was later judged by the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor John Beddows.

Thanks to all involved for their contribution and particular thanks to Councillor John Rowley and his wife whose support was invaluable.

Below are some photos from this fabulous event.

Norton Canes Community Partnership

Queens Diamond Jubilee Event

UPDATE – See the results here.

Norton Canes Parish Council, Norton Canes Community Partnership together with other organisations and schools in the village are organising a community event in the village to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.

The main event will take place on Monday 4th June to be held at Norton Canes Community Centre which will consist of a family fun day and throughout the day there will be a Rodeo Bull, Bouncy Castle and Slide, Bands, Craft Stalls, childrens rides and other fun activities.  We would like to invite community groups in the village to participate to enable them to raise funds for their own groups.

A brochure giving the details of all events taking place in the village during the week of the Queens Diamond Jubilee will be distributed to all residents.

For further information about the event is available from Linda Florence, Parish Clerk, Norton Canes Parish Council 01543 276812.