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Village News 28th November 2019

• New lighting will be installed at the War Memorial this week by the Parish Council, mostly funded by a generous donation from Alrewas Civic Society. The lights will illuminate the oak tree and war memorial in various ways for different occasions such as Christmas, Remembrance and for other village events. The Christmas lights on the Oak tree have been up many years and are beginning to deteriorate.

• The next village litter pick is this Saturday 30th November and volunteers would be warmly welcomed. Please meet outside Alrewas Surgery at 10am, equipment is all provided. It will just take a couple of hours and you will receive a free hot drink at the Bank Coffeehouse at the end.

• At the Parish Council meeting Mike Wilcox was co-opted to fill the casual vacancy. As an active District Councillor and past Chairman of the Parish Council he will be a great asset.                      

A report was given of a meeting with PCSO Tracy Horton to consider crime and antisocial behaviour in Alrewas in response to concerns raised by residents. There were two trends visible in Alrewas: antisocial behaviour which was sporadic and often low level, although distressing for residents who experienced it, but there is also a growing drug problem. Information for residents will be distributed via the noticeboard, the website, the Alrewas Telegraph and in the Parish Council newsletter being distributed early December

The Cricket Club development proposal for a summer junior pitch and realignment of main pitch was approved.

The Traffic Management group reported that the leaflets being distributed on cars parked on pavements seemed to be having a positive effect. One complaint had been received and one request for further information on the Parish Council website. To address speeding, stickers have been issued to residents of Burton Road, Rykneld Street, Fox Lane and Main Street to place on their wheely bins to remind motorists to slow down. A further 100 surveys have been completed regarding a new bus shelter in Alrewas and 96% now support the proposal. Costs and siting will be obtained and considered at the next meeting.

There have been several complaints about uncontrolled dogs on Walkfield playing fields, running into the play area and up to children and frightening them. It was proposed that the only option, other than fencing the play area, is to introduce a ‘Dogs on Leads’ policy. Signs will be erected. 

The next Parish Council meeting is on Monday 9th December at 7.30pm. This will be held in the Tarmac Suite as members of public have complained about being unable to hear the Councillors speak due to poor acoustics in the main hall. 

• Alrewas Archives has updated their website which contains a massive collection of photos from the past. They have also produced a new book 'Alrewas in Pictures' which covers the period from around 1900 to 1990 and is simply a book of over 100 photographs of the village arranged in streets. It's fascinating to see how things have both changed dramatically and stayed the same. It is just £3 with proceeds going back to the Archives and can be ordered from the website or purchased from The Bank Coffeehouse. 

• The next Bank Pop-in is this coming Wednesday 4th December, organised by Alrewas Surgery Patient Participation Group. Anyone who is on their own and would like a cuppa and a chat with others is warmly welcome, just come along to the Bank Coffeehouse any time between 9am and 10.30am

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