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Village News 13th June 2019

• This year’s Alrewas Open Gardens is Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June, 1-6pm both days and the theme is Best of British. There will be 26 venues, beautiful gardens, plant sales, activities and exhibitions throughout the village and proceeds are split between All Saint’s Church and Alrewas Civic Society. There is a Facebook page Alrewas Open Gardens 2019 if you would like to stay updated.

The committee are looking for volunteers to help to run the car park from 12 to 6pm each day and help in supplying homemade scones for the cream tea garden and cakes for the vicarage tea garden. Please contact Ann on 07415 465 764. 

• Following the success of the village bulb planting, Alrewas Civic Society now have provided wild flower seeds to add colour to our village during the summer and support the bees. They have been sown in the hedgerows and towpaths, helped by Alrewas Cubs and Beavers, and a few have been given to the school for their garden.

• As we approach summer with many visitors on boats, overflowing bins sometimes become a problem. If you are concerned just call Lichfield District Council on 01543 308000 or report online at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk and they will come out and empty it. The same too goes for dog fouling.

• Alrewas Dramatic Society present two one act plays by David Tristram 27th to 29th June in Alrewas Village Hall. In the first, membership of the Alrewas drama society has dwindled to four, the audiences aren’t much bigger and the rent money is due.  It’s time for dramatic action. ”There’s only one thing that sells tickets these days,” declares Gordon, the Chairman,“Sex”. But how will the locals react to the promise of a sizzling sex farce? All is revealed in David Tristram’s hilarious comedy of an am-dram society in trouble, Last Tango in Alrewas

Last Panto In Alrewas is about the same hapless members of a less than successful amateur dramatic group who endeavour to put on a show to save the group, despite there being only four members. Gordon decides to write a pantomime, which turns out to be something very different to what Margaret was expecting. Once word of the risqué nature of Gordon’s panto, in which Margaret is required to reveal more than her talent, gets around, the people of Alrewas flock to buy tickets. A set of calamitous circumstances on the opening night make this a night to remember.

Tickets are £7.50, £6.00 concessions, available from The Bank Coffeehouse and Alrewas Pharmacy. Please support them so they don’t go the same way!

• It has recently been reported that the Lichfield to Burton passenger train service may be reinstated after over 50 years. This would support the Alrewas Neighbourhood Plan and might address some concerns about local commuter traffic levels on the A38.

Michael Fabricant MP and the West Midlands Rail Executive are discussing using diesel trains as a shuttle service on the existing freight line as an interim solution before the line is upgraded and electrified.

The full solution, which would enable the electric Cross City Line to be extended to Burton on Trent, would require the construction of an extra high level platform at Lichfield Trent Valley, electrification of the line, and work at Burton on Trent station to reinstate a platform and track and signalling work.

It is not clear what arrangements would be made for a new station at Alrewas/National Memorial Arboretum in this interim proposal.

 

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