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Village News 24th February 2022

• Alrewas Civic Society, in conjunction with All Saints Parish Church, are pleased to be bringing back Alrewas Open Gardens on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July after a two year break caused by the pandemic. They are now appealing to anyone in the village who may be happy to open their garden to visitors during the weekend to come forward. You don’t have to have an amazing garden or be a keen gardener and it’s a great way to make new friends.

If anyone can help in the organisation in any particular way, they would love to hear from you too.  Some of the long serving committee members have decided to retire so new helpers are most welcome. Please email AlrewasOG@aol.com if you’d like to be involved in any way or if you’d like more information about opening your garden

• At the Parish Council meeting there was concern about the planning application for a cannabis factory at Alrewas Hayes but it was confirmed that the application was for medical cannabis production which has a government licence, the facility has longstanding agricultural use permission (previously an onion factory), security had been implemented in line with agreed planning and lighting would not produce light pollution, so Councillors were satisfied that issues of concern had been addressed.

The alleyway by the George & Dragon has been tidied up by the Parish Council maintenance person and it was agreed to get a quote for further remedial work. As it belongs to the brewery company it was hoped they may contribute to the cost.

The repairs to the railings at the war memorial are still ongoing, and on Walkfield LDC would be asked for advice on clearing the path that leads from the football pitch to the canal by Lock Cottages

Representatives of HS2 were unable to attend the meeting through illness but will come along to the next meeting on 14th March to give an update on how works are likely to affect our area. It is hoped that the A38 junction at Streethay would not have to be closed completely for eighteen months and a plan is being prepared for night-time and weekend closures for some of the work to minimise the timescale of complete closure.

• Plans are going well for this year’s Alrewas Arts Festival 20th to 27th August and details will soon start appearing on the website www.alrewas-artsfest.co.uk. Prior to the Festival itself there will be some ‘Get Together Sunday Afternoons’ in the village hall for anyone to drop in to chat, share ideas and take part in creative activities. The first one is this Sunday 27th February.

And one of the Festival fundraisers, the Flea Pit, will be returning soon! To stay updated on this and all the Festival news, as well as other events happening in the village, email chair@alrewas-artsfest.co.uk to go onto the mailing list

• There are still a few tickets left for ‘Tears of Laughter’ on Sunday 27th February in the Village Hall. These amazing musicians on the mandobass and fiddle whose repertoire ranges from classical Handel to Celtic folk are bought to you by Alrewas Live and Local. Tickets are £12 from Alrewas Pharmacy or Helen Scales on 01283 790425.  

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