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Village News 1st July 2021

• The 140th Alrewas Show due to take place on 17th July has been cancelled. Chairman Richard Kirkland stated that ‘it is with a heavy heart the Alrewas Agricultural & Horticultural Society announce the cancellation of the 2021 Alrewas Show due to the delay in lifting of lockdown restrictions to the 19th July. Following a detailed review of our options, including but not limited to the current Government guidelines and suitable alternative dates, we feel the Show cannot go ahead in its usual format this year. We strive to provide a fun, enjoyable family day out and rely heavily on the public, exhibitors and all who contribute to the Show to make it one of the most varied family days out in the Midlands’.

The committee have now begun work on next year’s show to be held on Saturday 16th July 2022.

• Members of Alrewas Parish Council, as well as many villagers, were saddened by the death of Councillor David Butcher who had been a member of the Parish Council for many years, and Chairman for some of those. His deep understanding of local issues and his wide knowledge of the village had been invaluable. 

David had been heavily involved in many other village organisations too, including All Saint’s Church, the Alrewas Show and the Village Hall. He was to be President of this year’s Alrewas Show. His contribution to the village spanning 40 years years cannot be overstated, he was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by so many. Alrewas will not quite be the same without him.

• Alrewas and Fradley Charities is helping to fund a book of local walks which is due to be published soon. They are always looking for projects that will benefit the local community as well as people in need of financial help. Please contact them through the website alrewasandfradleycharities.org if you know anyone who might benefit or if you would like to join the monthly Magic Numbers lottery to help raise funds for the Charity.

• The Cemex application for a quarry and concrete plant at Orgreave will be heard on 15th July. The quarry working group and in particular Stuart Threlfall and Lesley Servian have been working relentlessly for us in objecting to this application which will cause massive disruption to our village.

Cemex has posted more new documents and it would help Stuart and Lesley going into committee if as many new objections to these latest documents as possible were sent in. Please take notice of their posts on the Alrewas Telegraph to get the full implications of this application.  

Click here to view the documents on the Staffordshire County Council website

You can comment there online or email mat.griffin@staffordshire.gov.uk.

• There is a new community fund available allowing small local groups to apply for funding from their District Councillors to support projects within their community. Awards can be from as little as £50 up to a maximum of £300 and are available until 31st October on a first come first served basis. To apply applicants simply need to explain what they need funding for and how it will benefit the local community. Contact Councillor Mike Wilcox for further information

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