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Village News 9th December 2021

• The village is beginning to look very festive. Alrewas Civic Society once again thank Richard Kirkland for putting up the lights on their Christmas tree at the end of Fox Lane and for the lighting at War Memorial.

This Sunday Lichfield Round Table’s Christmas Tableau will be in the village between 5pm and 8pm bringing the wonderful sight and sound of Christmas down every road and street.

And the Christmas Lights Trail will return this weekend when you can pick up a map at the Bank Coffeehouse to follow and see the Christmas lights across the village in exchange for a donation to local charity ‘Kids Village’ 

The Alrewas Knit Wits’ Christmas display will appear at the War Memorial from the 22nd of December until the 2nd January. Their activities last year brought joy to many families hampered by the Covid limitations and they raised over £600 which was distributed to The Lichfield Women’s Refuge, The Burton YMCA who help homeless young people and the Salvation Army. They will also be outside the Bank Coffeehouse on Saturday morning selling delightful knitted Christmas decorations.

• The 1st Alrewas Scouts are running a Christmas Post to raise funds for the group. They will deliver your Christmas cards within Alrewas and Fradley for 30p per card. Stamps are available from members of the group and from the Bank Coffeehouse and there will be a post box outside the Scout Hut on William IV Road and the Bank

• Peter Ralley is pleased to announce the launch of a new book by Ann Whitehouse. 'A History of Alrewas Mill' which was started in the 1980s and work has continued on it over the years. It has now been updated to include the second Alrewas Mill and is available to buy for just £3 from the Bank Coffeehouse. Proceeds from sales will go to support Alrewas Arts Festival and Alrewas Archives. Thanks to Councillor Sonia Wilcox for the grant enabling them to print this first run.

• This year the National Memorial Arboretum celebrate 20 years from when Tarmac gifted them the land from a quarry and the first saplings were planted. They are funded by the Royal British Legion but also depend on donations and they welcomed their 4 millionth visitor in September. Next year work starts on a new lake and memorial space dedicated to all those who have died during the pandemic.

This world renowned site of peace and reflection is right on our doorstep and its free to all visitors. It’s well worth a walk around if you haven’t been before, dogs are welcome as long as they are on leads and stick to the path. The Parish Council are currently working with Tarmac and the NMA to provide easier access from the village via and new footpath and cycle way. And a rail station is still not out of the question

• The Roy cropper band will be playing Christmas rock and roll at the Crown Inn on Saturday the 18th of December from 8:45pm. All are welcome.

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