LIST OF TRUSTEES 2012 / 2013
Christmas Party -Sat 8th Dec
The Annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party was held on Sat 8th at the
Church Hall. A raffle and donations raised more than £100 towards the
Thanks to everyone who was involved in organising, entertaining, cooking, serving and (not to be forgotten!) washing-up
For Photos of Christmas Party - Click here
October 2012 - Problems for DCA
After some years of declining activity there is a serious possibility that the DCA may be wound up.
As the October Doxey Times
puts it :
At the DCA meeting
earlier this month the committee was presented a letter requesting
that the future of the association be formally discussed. As
with any charity the DCA depends on volunteers to operate and
function but over the last few years the association has
struggled to maintain its yearly programme of events due to the lack
of new members.
The DCA has always
tried to provide a mix of social, leisure and educational events to
appeal to Doxey residents. These have included plant sales, clear out
days, Mikron, basic life support, race night, sculpture day,
pantomime, Doxey Times and Senior Citizen Christmas meal to mention a
few. The DCA also support the Monday Coffee morning, Craft
Group and the Senior Youth Club when it was operating. It
is hoped that some of these valuable activities will be maintained by
other groups and organisations but this in turn puts an increasing
strain on them.
has been called to discuss whether the association has a viable
welcome to attend the meeting.
can only be carried out by fully paid up members.
would like to encourage anyone who would like to see the
association maintained and grow to come along to the meeting and help
support this valuable community resource.
14th November ,
you would like information on becoming involved please contact Anita on
from Trustees Meeting Wednesday
7th March ‘12
Hughes, Sally Hems, Rob Belcher, Gill Smith, Isabella Davis and Anita
Essex, Mark Smith and Denise Peel
feedback about the DCA account currently there is £1000.02 in
current account and £217.17 in Savings account. In the last year
very few transitions have been made.
informed the meeting that he would be resigning as treasurer at AGM
due to other commitments. Rob will complete the financial report and
more than to guide and support the new treasurer.
was concerned about money being sourced for jubilee celebrations and
how this will be managed. Rob informed meeting that there is a
restricted funds spread sheet and transitions would be few.
raised the question about auditing the accounts. In the past Rob has
had the accounts check but due to the small amounts there was no
was agreed that the AGM would take place on Wednesday 9th
May ’12, 7.30pm at the Church.
discussion took place as to the benefits of having a guest speaker
the majority of people felt that it did not enhance or encourage
residents to attend therefore was not nessacessary.
and encouragement to join the DCA to be advertised in next Doxey
Times. It was also suggested that they could be included in church
notices, school newsletter and also posters displayed in notice
Queen's Jubilee Celebration Weekend - 2nd June 2012
(letter sent to various Doxey groups)
The jubilee celebrations
are taking place on the long weekend of 2nd
June 2012. At our last DCA meeting it was suggested that we could
approach the many groups, organisations, amenities and services
within Doxey to create a joint event or bank holiday programme.
We would therefore like to
invite you to an initial planning meeting on Tuesday 6th
March 2012 at 7.30pm, Doxey Church hall.
If you are unable to make
this meeting but would like to be involved, or have any suggestions,
please call me on 01785 605653.
I look forwards to seeing
you on Tuesday 6th
Annual DCA Christmas Party
On Dec 10th the DCA held its annual party for Doxey pensioners. A great
time was had by all. As usual thanks go to all those who organised it,
cooked the food, served it, played the piano, cleaned up or helped in
any other way. (No names - we'd only forget someone) They know who they
click for larger images
from DCA Trustees Meeting
Smith, Gill Smith, Denise Peel, Isabella Davis and Anita Sumner-Smith
Essex, Rob Belcher, David Hughes and Sally Hems
Circle – Initial Payment:
agreed at the previous trustees meeting the DCA will pay for the
initial meeting. Invoice to be given to Rob Belcher.
letter is to be written to Doxey Parish Council asking for £96 to
cover two month church hall rental. The money saved from subs during
this two month period will hopefully cover any shortfall in the
suggested that the craft group could write to Emma Crutchley,
Sainsbury’s Charity PA, and make a request for craft materials.
update is to
be put into the next publication of the Doxey Times.
is due to be performing in Doxey on Sunday 18th
September ’11 in the afternoon. Jane has booked the Church Hall and
gill and John are offering to do a light lunch for the performers
before the commencing of the show.
performance is sponsored by individuals. Mark has offered to pay the
full amount in-kind for gift aid purposes.
was agreed that donations from tea/coffee be put towards room rental
and Mikron make up any shortfall.
was agreed that it would be good to organise an event and raise money
for the production of the Doxey Times. Suggestions included; talent
show, car boot, summer fate and a walking treasure hunt throughout
Doxey. These are to be taken to the next meeting.
a plant sale is to take place in 2012, perhaps the craft circle could
have a small stand and Aston Bank Farm be invited to sell the
articulates to be with John by the end of August so that a Doxey
Times can be published in September.
On 6th July a new Craft Group was formed to encourage all forms of
- Furniture Restoration
- etc., etc.
The group will hold meetings every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
at Doxey Church from 7.30 - 9.30pm. A charge of £2 includes tea or
Denise Peel is coordinating the group and can be contacted on 0792 356
4094 with enquiries and ideas.
"We have already begun to
share skills and ideas amongst ourselves, with much laughter and
encouragement. We hope to be able to arrange occasional demonstrations
or talks from people outside the group. If you want to learn a new
craft skill or to pass on one you have and have a good time while you
are doing it, come and join us. We are very informal - just
DCA Committee - 2010
|Chair||Laura Day||Dave Hughes|| Gill Smith|
|Treasurer||Rob Belcher||Mike Turner||John Smith|
|Secretary||Joan Harvey||Denise Peel||Dave Hughes|
|Trustees||Anita Sumner-Smith||Denise Peel|| Gill Smith|
|Nicky Barron||Laura Day||Denise Peel|
|Gill Smith||John Smith||Mike Turner|
|Isabella Davies||John Smith||Mike Turner|
|Paul Firman||John Smith||Mike Turner|
|Michael Wright||John Smith||Mike Turner|
DCA Committee - 2009
Following the AGM we have some new faces on the Doxey Community Association Committee plus some old friends.
|Officers :||Chair ||Denise Peel |
|Secretary||Joan Harvey |
|Treasurer ||Rob Belcher |
|Isabella Davies||Hilary Chalmers ||Paul Firman|
|Michael Wright||Tina Pennington ||David Hughes|
Doxey v Police - 19th July 2008 - Photos
Photos of Old Estate
Mike Harman - please make contact
Some Time ago a gentleman named Mike Harman (hope the spelling is correct),
called in at the end of a DCA coffee morning and talked to Pat Perks about
living in Doxey 50 years ago. The webmaster would be interested in talking to
him (if he didn't mind!). If he would like to, can he contact
or ring 607771..Reunion - 28th Oct 2007- Photos
Indian Dance & Mikron !
Doxey Fete 2007
DCA AGM was held on 9th May 2007
Chair's Report 2006 to 2007
For Doxey Community Association
this has been another successful and busy year with a variety of events
happening over the past twelve months alongside the regular groups.
The Monday Coffee morning that
is organised and facilitated by Pat and John Perks remains extremely
popular. Everyone receives a warm and hospitable welcome and is made to
feel at easy in the comfortable surrounding of the William Sutton
The Doxey Times, now edited by
John Smith, has circulated ten editions to the 1100 homes in Doxey. The
Times publicise the forthcoming events in Doxey and also communicates
concerns, feedback and community matters. The Doxey Times is frequently
published in the Stafford Newsletter and is also available on the DCA
The Doxey Community Association
website continues to be regularly updated by lain Simpson with DCA
business material as well as with notices of events, reports and
Two successful Clear Out Days
have taken place outside the William. Sutton Centre that have been
organised by Mike Turner. These prove to be a popular event with the
residents of Doxey and further days have been requested!
A Plant and Cake sale took place
last month and even without Joan and Stephen's plant and gardening
expertise the event still flourished! Thank you to the Three Tuns for
the use of their premises.
For the fourth year running the
DCA received a Green Award for its work in promoting environmental
awareness in Doxey. Sally Hems designed and painted a commemorative
plate which is displayed alongside the certificate in the William Sutton
Doxey Day took place in July and
was a joint event with Doxey's Primary School PTA the Parish Council and
DCA. There were lots of things to do and see and proved to be so
successful another event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 23 d
David Hughes organised a variety
of trips for Doxey residents throughout the year and have included trips
to Blackpool and Walsall Illuminations. Forthcoming trips will be
advertised in the Doxey Times.
The Life Support project
facilitated by Dr. Darshan Seehra and Stephen Smith has continued
running courses. Three sessions are on offer, one on resuscitating
adults, another on resuscitating children and infants and the third on
helping someone who is choking. These certificated sessions have been
well attended by Doxey residents and our thanks to Dr Seehra and Stephen
for their commitment and support.
The DCA was invited to take part
in The Stafford Film Festival commemorating Victoria Park in August.
Twenty-two Doxey residents, dressed in a variety of period costumes,
took part in the event. Everyone involved received a completed film on
DVI3 and was invited to the premier at the Stafford Film Festival.
The senior citizens' Christmas
Meal organised by Gill Smith and family was attended by approximately 60
Doxey residents. Following the three course meal the diners were
entertained by local talent and a selection of songs from the Stafford
Grammar School choir.
Jane Essex has arranged numerous
theatrical and creative events throughout the year including two visits
from Mikron and Etruria Café Theatre, a sculpture afternoon and several
Indian Dance workshops! These events have been both interesting and fun.
The Doxey Player performed their
second pantomime, Puss in Boots, last month to an audience of
approximately 285. The project this year included more people than
previous productions and was equally successful. The Doxey Players are
already talking about their next production so keep an eye out in the
Doxey Times for information.
Doxey Community Association is
also represented on the Tenants' Federation of Stafford and Rural Homes,
the Community Council of Staffordshire and the Local Environmental
Quality Group. It is affiliated to the Stafford District Voluntary
Services and to the Community Council of Staffordshire.
All of these events would not be
possible without the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of everyone
involved within Doxey Community Association, a huge thank you to
everyone and here's to another busy and successful year!
DOXEY PARISH PLAN 2007 – 2012
The Doxey Parish Plan was officially launched on
Friday the 23rd March at 5.45 pm. in the Church Hall.
Turner (Plan Co-ordinator) presented copies of the plan to David Kidney MP
and Isabella Davies representing Doxey Parish Council. The launch was attended
by Doxey residents and representatives of other organisations including
Inspector Rob Pilling of Staffordshire Police and Mark Winnington our local
David Kidney M.P.
Inspector Rob Pilling
talking to Parish Councillor
with Doxey Vicar
- Paul Thomas
served by Sally Hems
and Parish Councillor
To read parish
Plan on-line (pdf version) click here
Good Neighbour Pat
At the Chase Division awards ceremony at Red Lecture Theatre, Staffordshire
University, Beaconside on 30th March Pat Perks will be presented with a
Divisional Commendation for Exceptional Work with Doxey Neighbourhood Watch.
Well Done Pat
has been running a self-help slimming group (Weigh-In and Coffee). Half of the
proceeds have been allocated to the Doxey Pre-school playgroup and a play
tunnel, play house and books have been purchased from Argos. They were presented
to the playgroup on Thursday 15th March.
PC Diane Powell was one of seven Police employees presented with 'British
Women in Policing' awards. She was nominated in the 'excellence in performance'
category. (Photo in the Express & Star - 23rd Feb)
On yer Bike !
Presentation by Isobel Davies
|PCSO Jamie Gough with his new bike
presented by Isobel Davies (deputy chair of Doxey
Parish Council) on behalf of the Doxey Community - 4th
February 2007. PC Steve Croft was away and chasing miscreants on his !
(Click photos to enlarge)
Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month 7.00pm in Wm Sutton Centre
Coffee Mornings Monday 10.30 - 11.30am Wm Sutton Centre
Doxey Times End of each Month (Contact
John - firstname.lastname@example.org)
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