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Village News 23rd September 2021

• At the Parish Council meeting members were saddened to hear of the death of Mrs Jan Altham, who had been a longstanding member of the Parish Council until her recent resignation. Jessica Nicklin was co-opted onto the Parish Council to replace David Butcher who recently passed away.

Concerns over the Dark Lane development continue. The threat to the hedge in Dark Lane is being referred to LDC as a matter of urgency. Biodiversity work had not been undertaken as required by planning conditions and is seriously behind schedule. The other major concern being investigated at present is the digging around the major gas main that runs across the site.

County Councillor Eagland has agreed to provide painted signs on the road by the development to stop vehicles travelling the wrong way from Micklehome Drive onto the A38

A statement recommending that the Parish Council support its increasing efforts on environmental protection and improvement in the village was adopted and a working group created.

The Parish Council are supporting Alrewas Civic Society on their village tree planting scheme and will consult with them on suitable locations. Many residents have already submitted feedback.

It was noted that the Alrewas Fryer was not taking in the outside seating after close at night as stipulated in the approval of the proposal but no complaints had yet been raised from local residents

A reminder that there are still funds available for community projects from LDC thorough District Councillor Sonia Wilcox and from County Councillor Janet Eagland through her Community Fund accessed via the County Council website

Ideas on how the Parish Council can support the community in celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 will be welcomed over the coming months 

• In conjunction with Alrewas Arts Festival, Alrewas Archives is pleased to announce the latest National Lottery Fund for Heritage supported project ‘Alrewas – A New Millennium’.

Their last project, ‘Alrewas a Time of Change’ was in 2014 and took the archive collection up to the end of the 20th century.

‘A New Millennium’ will look at changes to the village since the start of the new millennium up to 2022 when the new book and film will be launched as part of the 2022 Alrewas Arts Festival. They will be looking at Places, Employment, Education and Recreation and over the coming months asking for photographs from this period for the archive where so much has happened. 

Visit Facebook Alrewas Archives or the website www.alrewas-archives.co.uk to see wonderful photos and memories from our village’s rich history 

A fascinating book ‘History of Alrewas’, written by the late Roger Hailwood is also available for £5 from the Bank Coffeehouse

• Alrewas Cricket Club had a perfect end to the season with the 1st XI promoted to the Premier Division and both the 2nd XI and Women's Super 8 team crowned league champions.

The juniors presentation is Friday 15th October from 6pm, starting with the U8’s and finishing with the U15’s around 7.30pm. Parents and youngsters are welcome to pop down for 10 minutes or stay for the duration. The bar will be open and there will be a barbecue.

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