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Village News 13th January 2022

• The Alrewas Arts Festival, due to have taken place in 2020, will begin on Saturday 20th August with a street market and evening ceilidh. This kicks off a fabulous week of free workshops, talks, walks, exhibitions, music and performances so put it in your diary now! During the months leading up to it there will be opportunities to take part in community arts and crafts projects

• The Keep Alrewas Tidy group meet again this Saturday 15th January. If you can spare an hour or two to help pick up litter around the village please meet at 10am outside Alrewas Surgery. All equipment is provided and there will be a free tea or coffee afterwards at the Bank Coffeehouse. If you can’t make it the group are also looking for volunteers to keep designated areas of the village tidy, eg outside your house. You would be provided with your own equipment. Please contact Mike Wilcox for further information 01283 791322 or email wilcox4@hotmail.co.uk

• The next Parish Council meeting is this Monday 17th January when Philippa Rawlinson Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum, has been invited to give a short presentation on future plans for the Arboretum and to discuss forging a greater link with the village. Members of the public are welcome to come along and listen, the meeting starts at 7.30pm. Masks will be required.

Every household in the village should now have received the 2021 Annual Parish Council Newsletter with information on everything the Parish Council has been doing over the past year and plans for the forthcoming year. There are also useful numbers if have any issues you need dealing with.  

• There are still a few tickets for "Cinderella, the Panto" next week in the Village Hall, Wednesday through to Saturday, curtain up 7.45 each night. This is their first show in two years and they are delighted it’s selling so well, with matinee tickets now sold out and low availability on Friday and Saturday. The Wednesday night performance will be for a smaller audience to allow social distancing. Tickets are available from the Bank Coffeehouse for £7.50 each (£6 concessions).

• The Monday Afternoon Drop In group has started back after nearly two years and is now being held at the British Legion Club every Monday between 2pm and 4pm. Drop in for a cuppa, chat and some fun, it’s open to all age groups. The cost is just £1 which includes refreshments. This Monday 17th there’ll be one of Ann’s quizzes, then on the 24th there will be craft activities to help the Arts Festival with some of their village projects.

• Alrewas Cricket Club’s junior section continues to expand, both in numbers and ambition. This year's team managers are Matt Inglis (U17 Herons), Colin Inglis (U15 Herons), James Mitchell (U15 Alders), Matt Williams (U13 Herons), Jon Burrows (U13 Alders and U11 Herons), Stephan Wilson (U11 Roses), Ian Cross (U10 Herons and Kwik Cricket Boys) and Ellen Hodgkinson (U10 Roses and Kwik Cricket Girls). They have a vacancy for team manager for the U11 Alders and would welcome more volunteer coaches. If you would like to find out more about the role and the availability of coach education courses please contact Matt Williams on 07510 631568 or mattydub@hotmail.co.uk.

Indoor training begins at the end of this month. Details are on the website www.alrewas.play-cricket.com

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