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Village News 22nd November 2018

• At the Parish Council the recent rise in anti social behaviour was discussed in particular the burnt benches at the Millstream. The PCSO will be contacted about progress on finding the offenders but it was stressed that nothing can be done unless as many residents as possible call 101 with information on incidents in the village and get a crime number, rather than just complaining on Facebook.

Mike Wilcox reported that the District Council are having to take on much of the cost in respect of footpaths and highway maintenance from County Council due to severe budget cuts and are looking for ways to raise income. Roads and pavements have looked less tidy this year and the verges are only being cut twice instead of eight times a year.

The amended designs of the houses to be built on the land north of Dark Lane were approved, and the slight change in mix to 36 two bed homes, 42 three bed, 36 four bed and 7 five bed homes.

The Neighbourhood Plan has now been approved and is available to the public. It can be found on the Lichfield District Council website or there is a hard copy to look at in The Bank Coffeehouse . A Neighbourhood Plan working group will be formed to address ongoing issues arising from the new Plan and take it forward.

Lichfield District Council is in the process of producing a complete land ownership GIS layer, ie online mapping, which will allow the public to find out who land belongs to themselves and contact the land owner directly.

The traffic working group reported that they are arranging a meeting with the developers of the land north of Dark Lane to discuss a traffic plan for the village during construction. Other issues under discussion are the parking problems at the end of Fox Lane where it may be necessary to put double yellow lines, and the possibility of installing number plate recognition devices at the exits to the village to catch offenders, as Kings Bromley has recently done successfully.

The Parish Council will be sending in strong objections to Staffordshire County Council against their plans to scrap the Youth Card which currently allows 16-18 year olds reduced price bus journeys to school.

• All Saint’s Church second Christmas Tree Festival will be held over the weekend of 1st December. It will commence with a ticketed preview evening on Friday 30th which will include a hog roast, mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets for this go very quickly. Then over the weekend there is free entry to the church where there will be a host of fabulously decorated trees by almost every club and organisation in the village. Visitors can vote for their favourite.

• The Imposters are performing at the British Legion Club this Saturday 24th November from 8.30pm. All are welcome.

• Alrewas Arts Festival biennial general meeting is this Friday at 6.30pm in the village hall. All are welcome to go along and find out more how the festival runs, have a chat about being involved and enjoy some light refreshments.

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