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Village News 23rd January 2020

• At the Parish Council it was agreed to pay for fencing around the children’s play area after concerns had been raised about uncontrolled dogs frightening children. This work will commence shortly. The proposal to erect “Dogs on leads” signs is not being taken forward after feedback from residents. Owners are asked to keep their dogs under control at all times on Walkfield and to be diligent about picking up after their dogs in order keep this popular open space at its best for all users.

Following concerns about drug use in the village a ‘Safe Alrewas’ evening is being arranged for Monday 30th March in the Village Hall where local groups and charities will give information and advice on keeping safe. Advice on a range of topics as well as drugs will be available.

Ways to enhance the lighting at the War Memorial was discussed, as the display over Christmas had been disappointing.

A report on the safer parking scheme was given. It has resulted in a marked improvement in parking on pavements and some residents are now participating in leafletting badly parked cars.

A meeting had been held recently between Tarmac, the NMA and representatives of the Parish Council, concerning future developments when the quarry is fully extracted.  A garden village is being proposed with between 800-1200 houses and other facilities. The NMA and Tarmac would be invited to the Parish Assembly in April.

Several complaints have been received in recent months about overgrown hedges. The Parish Council is not responsible for these and residents should report them directly to Staffordshire County Council using the online report form.  

• Alrewas Tennis Club’s annual Curry and Quiz night will be held on Thursday 26th March at the Delhi Divan, teams of up to 4 people, £17.50 per person. It is always a popular night so booking is essential, please call Deb on 07803 952959

• Alrewas and Fradley Charities wish to thank all who supported and attended the Northern Comedy Night which raised £1000 for local causes.

Last year, with donations, the Charity raised over £4500, and gave away a similar amount to individuals and groups, including sponsoring a child’s attendance at Stepping Stones, purchasing a “Klaxon wheel” which converts a wheelchair into a motorised unit complete with handlebars for a young adult with increasing immobility, Fradley brownies and guides, to purchase new equipment and trading guides, Fradley Heritage Group for printing leaflets  and the Charity contributed and oversaw the purchase of a Vein Finder for Queens Hospital Burton, as part of Alfie’s Appeal.

You just have time to join the monthly magic numbers draw before the first draw at the end of January. For just £20 a year, you can support the work of Alrewas and Fradley Charities, giving something back to our lovely villages to help those less fortunate, as well as have a chance of a monthly cash prize. Contact chris_evans7@hotmail.com.

And please do let them know of any individual or group who may need help.

• The next Thursday afternoon Whist Drive in the British Legion Club is 30th January, followed by the 13th and 27th February. New members are very welcome.  


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