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Village News 7th May 2020

• During these unprecedented times Peter Ralley would love to receive any photos and stories of your experiences during the lock down for the Alrewas Archives, so that we can preserve them in our village history forever. Email him at peter@rali.org.uk or contact him through the website www.alrewas-archives.co.uk.

• Alrewas Cricket Club Chairman Andie Oliver advised they were following ECB advice in terms of the possibility of any resumption of cricket activity, so have not abandoned the season as yet. For junior players Matt Williams has demonstrated and put some drills on his Facebook page Matt Williams Cricket and there is the possibility of extending Junior cricket into August if they can get out there.

Just before Coronavirus restrictions were put into place a lot of work at the Club was taking place, including clearing out and arranging for the installation of a rabbit deterring fence, and thanks to generous support from Sport England and Alrewas & Fradley Charities, they are all ready and equipped for a ‘Nursery’ pitch on Walkfield to accommodate the demand from their expanding Junior and Women’s sections.

Andie wishes to thank the Club’s generous sponsors for their continued support which means they can survive as a club financially, and will still be there when cricket can be resumed.

• The Parish Council has written to MP Michael Fabricant requesting help in stopping the work on the Green Acres development after learning that the approved route of the drainage ditch will disrupt the major gas main which crosses the site, unless the main is moved or sunk down. If this is not carried out the risk of flooding of the village is significantly increased.

• The Alrewas Coronavirus Help Team have taken 116 calls over the last month with 13 call handlers working on a rota system and a small army of volunteers making meals and baking cakes for distribution, not just for those in need of food but as treats for the lonely or people unable to get out.

If you know anyone who lives afar but has relatives in the village they are trying to care for please encourage them to call the Team on 0330 1332106 who can match their loved ones with a volunteer to look after them.

 • Alrewas Surgery has modified the way it works, for example staff are wearing full PPE, the waiting room has been reconfigured and you have to ring the intercom to enter, but appointments are still being taken so do call them if you need to see a doctor. They will offer telephone appointments where possible but may invite you in if they need to see you. Some immunisations are still being carried out as normal and hearing aid batteries and specimen bottles are still available from the foyer

 • A reminder that you can report road and pavement faults, such as potholes, overgrown verges, road signs, street lighting, drains, fly tipping and dead animals to Staffordshire County Council online at www.staffordshire.gov.uk report a highway fault

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