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Village News 10th December 2020

• Despite the strict restrictions there are some lovely festive things to see and do in the village running up to Christmas, especially if you go out for a walk.

There is a Christmas lights trail, available to collect from the Bank Coffeehouse, mapping all the Christmas lights around the village which you can award marks to. And they really are amazing this year. Donations for the trail will go to Kids Village, a charity founded by a local family who are building a facility to give children with critical illnesses respite holidays from the trauma of being in hospitals. Donations can also be made via www.kidsvillage.org.uk if you prefer to download a trail.

While you’re doing the lights trail look out for the lovely installations made by the Alrewas Arts Festival Committee.  The Camels in the churchyard have been adorned in their Christmas coats and joined by the Wise Man, there’s a surprise in the churchyard in place of the model church, and see if you can spot all 12 Days of Christmas around the village

Alrewas Knit Wits annual Christmas display will be soon up at the war memorial and they have stall outside Bank Coffeehouse this Saturday between 10am and 1pm selling Christmas decorations and gifts.

The Bank Coffeehouse is open Friday evenings 5 -7.30 to pick up a festive drink or a bite to eat. They are also open for cards and gifts if you fancy a bit of late night Christmas shopping.

And look and listen out for the festive jingle of Lichfield Round Table’s Christmas Tableau this Sunday 13th December between 4pm and 7.30pm. Some of the proceeds will be going to Stepping Stones Pre-School

• The Alrewas Arts Festival committee have organised a Christmas Quiz on Saturday 19th December at 7.30pm. Grab a glass of wine, shake up the old grey cells and join them on Zoom for a fun evening hosted by Quiz master Dave Ward, who has kindly volunteered his services. If you are alone or a couple and want to form a team with friends, contact them on What's App on a separate device from the one you will use to Zoom.

The event is a fundraiser for the next Arts Festival and if you want to join, it is £5 per team.  For payment details, please email Sue Williams at teaandoranges50@yahoo.co.uk before 18th December. Dave will email you on the night with the Zoom details for joining the party.

• Over the past few months Alrewas Civic Society have installed a number of benches in the village to provide valuable resting spots. The benches on Fox Lane and Burway Meadow will help the less mobile to manage the walk from the South of the village to the Co-op and two benches on Walkfield provide panoramic views of the playing fields and cricket pitch. A beautiful Italian style concrete bench has been installed outside the shops which they have dedicated to the community volunteers of 2020 and wish to thank the Alrewas Fryer for their contribution towards this. You will soon see some lovely trees planted by the cricket club car park similar to those on Fox Lane and the George and Dragon footpath is getting a makeover, funded by the Civic Society which will subsequently be maintained by the George & Dragon.

• Every household should receive a Parish Council newsletter through their doors in the next week or so, containing all the news from the past year and what will be going on in the forthcoming year. It will also have useful contacts you may need when you have an issue in the village.

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