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Alrewas Parish Council

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Village News 21st February 2019

• At the Parish Council meeting Chris Niblock was thanked for his commitment and hard work during his time as a Councillor and Chairman following his resignation.

During the public participation section of the meeting John Walton confirmed that over 150 residents were supporting measures to create alternative traffic arrangements during the construction of the 120 houses north of Dark Lane to those currently proposed. He will join the Parish Council working group who will liase with the LDC Planning Department to agree a traffic plan that will cause the minimum disruption to the village. It was also resolved that a consultant be engaged to help the group address concerns with the developers and propose viable alternatives.

County Councillor Tittley reported on the work he was doing with surrounding villages with regard to traffic calming, including providing radars to find speeding hotspots, preventing HGV’s accessing certain roads and installing CCTV cameras to catch offenders on police watch lists. To help reduce speeding in Alrewas it was resolved to introduce the Speedwatch initiative into the village. The Parish Council will be requesting the help of residents to identify speeding hotspots and looking for volunteers to be trained in the use of the mobile speed cameras.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Monday 11th March at 7.30pm, all are welcome.

• The second Alrewas Litter Pick will take place on Saturday 2nd March, meeting outside the Surgery at 10am. A hot drink will again be provided at the end by The Bank Coffeehouse for all volunteers.

• We are very lucky to have to go no further than the village for professional entertainment and that was certainly true this weekend. Kit Holmes in Concert was very well received in a packed village hall on Sunday night, with thanks to the Alrewas Live and Local Team.  The next gig is the Carrivick Sisters on Sunday 19th May, tickets will be available beginning of April.

And Alrewas Dramatic Society’s Mr Wonderful was another great production. Credit must go to all the actors for the huge amount of lines they had to learn and a fantastic comic performance by Rachel Fox.

• There is a Fashion Show in the village hall on Monday 18th March to raise funds for the next Alrewas Arts Festival. High Street clothing at bargain prices will be available to buy on the night. Tickets are £5 and include a glass of bubbly on arrival, available from The Bank Coffeehouse.

• Alrewas tennis club has another Curry and Quiz at the Delhi divan on Thursday 28th March. Entry is £17.50 per person, teams of four, contact Paul 07767483457

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