Snow week!

Snow for most of this week and seeing friends and neighbours with their kids out in the street building snowmen and having snowball fights was fantastic.  Even better that I got home from the office early to join in a couple of times.

As I write this a little more white stuff is falling, fingers crossed for another early finish/snowball fight tomorrow!

Not sure there has been much news on the making Denaby better front this week, but my wife did hear Denaby people referred to as ‘rif raf’.  Now I wouldn’t suggest that there’s no rif raf in Denaby (or anywhere else) but I don’t think you can tar everyone with the same brush.  The attitude that you can insult the entire village is the very reason we need to work together and prove Denaby is not ‘Rif Raf’.

As I’ve said before please do add your comments, if you have opinions, news or suggestions I’d love to add them to this site and if you like, even set up additional authors as I don’t think I can do this alone!



Other places do this sort of thing too!

This week I had a trip to London and I didn’t expect to find many ideas for how to make Denaby better there.  I thought they would just be working on a completely different budget and scale!

And London probably is, but I met a bunch of people from all over the country that are trying new things for their communities.  From Bridgwater in Somerset to Kensington in Liverpool, Bradford to Saltburn way up in the North East these are not the shiny happy communities either, but real places with real problems and real people like Denaby.

I’ve put some links to the projects that I met with in the links page, do go and have a look, and if something gets you excited post a comment here.  If a few people want to try something we can get together and make it happen just like those other communities.

Have a great week, hope the snow keeps up, even Denaby looks clean under a white blanket!


Is anyone out there?

It’s now 3 weeks in and judging by the stats for the site everyone has gotten bored already!

Sorry the content has been a bit thin, I was hoping that the content would be provided by the witty and interesting comments everyone added – but no one has.  Please tell me what’s going off then we can post it here and build up some interest in both this site and whatever you’re up to.

Anyway I’ve have heard this week a rumour of something very exciting that could be coming to Denaby soon.  Can’t say too much becuase negotiations are ongoing but I can say it’s something in Denaby, by a Denaby lad that could be a huge for Denaby, more news when we can!

I’m off now I’m investigating a tool for mapping walks, hopefully I can map a few around Denaby and post the links here, then we’ll have some content which would be cool.

First Full Week

Hello again

After the first full week, the facebook group is now up to 22 members and this site has had about 30 views, which is all good.

What I’d really like next though is for people to start adding comments, requesting things, offering to help with things or suggesting things.

Anyone that visited before Thursday will notice that we have a photo header that we didn’t have before.  This is the view into Denaby from Bambury Bridge, the reason I’m using this is that Denaby isn’t mentioned on the sign on the left, does anyone else think it should be?  Has anyone spotted a sign that does mention Denaby?

That’s all for now, please tell your freinds to check our site, add comments and come back soon!


Hello world!

Welcome to makedenabybetter.  This could be the beginning of something great.  If you are in any way connected to Denaby and would like it to be better this is a place for you to post your ideas, ask if anyone is doing something or offer to do something.

We will try to raise the issues discussed here with appropriate organisations and put people in touch with the right people to make things happen.  We believe that if we all do something then Denaby Main can be great so lets make it happen.

Please add your comments, I’ll include anything that seems appropriate, add pages if needed and change anything that I’ve got wrong.  I can’t change Denaby on my own, together maybe we can!