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Village News 14th July 2022

• The Alrewas show is this Saturday 16th July after a two year break due to Covid. The gates open at 10am with horse classes during the morning. The arrival of the carnival procession at 1pm kicks of the main ring attractions which include motorcycle stunt riding, a falconry display and dog agility.

It’s a great family day out with lots of animals including giant tortoise and alpacas, a food hall, country pursuits demonstrations, vintage cars, trade and craft stands and the competitions tent. There another chance to hear the Jubilee Choir at 12.40pm and 3.15pm and you can even get a Covid vaccination in the NHS tent. 

The theme of the Carnival Procession this year is ‘Jubilee and Celebration’. It leaves All Saint’s School at 12.30pm and will proceed along Main Street via Furlong Lane and Wellfield Road, then up Fox Lane, across the A513 and onto the Show Ground.

For more details visit www.alrewasshow.co.uk

•  The Open Gardens committee wish to thank everyone for their support over Open Gardens weekend this year. Although the weather was not as kind as it might have been, it did not seem to put people off and we saw around 900 both new and regular visitors to the village. Around £6,500 was raised, which will be split equally between All Saint’s Church and Alrewas Civic Society, who will spend the money wisely for the benefit of the village.

• At the June Parish Council meeting LDC reported that the recycling collection remained an issue and more information was being issued to help residents. There is confusion about what goes where, including juice cartons that are not now recyclable. Bins are not being taken if the wrong items are put in them. District Councillors also reported there are plans to create a cinema similar to the Red Carpet from the old Debenhams in Lichfield.

The Traffic working group reported that dangerous parking leaflets were being issued to try and deter residents from parking at junctions and across driveways. No residents had volunteered for a Speedwatch group so flashing speed warning signs are being considered to address speeding in the village. The group are also looking for ways to tackle the problem of parking on our ancient sandstone kerb stones, a rare feature of our village and one that will just be replaced with modern concrete kerbs if they become too damaged.

The next Parish Council meeting is this Monday 18th July, 7.30pm in the village hall. The agenda can be found on the website www.alrewasparishcouncil.org.uk

• Your Alrewas Arts Festival programme will drop though your letter boxes this weekend and booking will be open via the website or forms available at the Bank Coffeehouse. There is a form for workshops and a separate one for talks and performances. 60% got booked up on the first day last time so early booking is advised
This fabulous free festival runs from 20th to 27th August and there will be nearly 70 workshops, some rather special concerts and performances, installations around the village, art and photo exhibitions and of course the street market on Saturday 20th August and the Finale Concert on Sat 27th. 
If you don't live in Alrewas you can pick a copy up after 25th July from Festival organisers or the Bank Coffeehouse. The Festival phone goes live on 1st August so you can book by phone from this date. 
And please remember this completely free festival costs around a whopping 25k to stage so please donate generously in the blue and white Festival buckets and pots you’ll find everywhere during Festval week. You can also help by sponsoring events and workshops. Please email chair@alrewas-artsfest.co.uk

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