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Village News 4th July 2019

• At the June Parish Council meeting it was agreed that the name of the new road at the Bagnalls Lock development site would be Taylor in memory of two village boys from the same family who died at a very young age. Brett Taylor was laid to rest May 1987 aged 18 and Craig Taylor December 1995 aged 17. The family lived at Wellfield Road and both boys are buried at All Saint’s Church.

John Walton from the Alrewas Residents Group reported on further actions that he had initiated since the last meeting relating to the traffic issues likely to be caused by the development of land north of Dark Lane. This included referring the Temporary No Waiting Order on Exchange Road to the Ombudsman as no consultation had taken place before it was imposed and investigation into the fencing erected by the developers as it encloses an area much larger than the agreed site.

It was agreed to replace the damaged matting under the cross scales on Walkfield play area and talks are still taking place with Wicksteed to repair the basket swing seat as soon as possible

• All Saint’s Bowling Club welcome everyone to their Open Afternoon this Saturday 6th July from 2pm. Drop in for a free trial at their lovely historic canal side green. Beginners are welcome, instruction will be given and tea and cake provided. You can call 01283 790060 if you can’t make it but are interested in joining

• The Alrewas Show is on Saturday 20th July. As well as the usual great family attractions, competitions, agricultural displays and the food hall, this year the Scurry Driving Association has kindly agreed to let Alrewas host one of their national championship events. It promises to be an exciting spectacle as the drivers and horses compete against the clock to navigate an obstacle course in the Main Ring. Gates open to the public at 10am and the Show ends at 5pm. Admission is £15.00 for families, £6.00 adults, £3.00 children and concessions with free parking. See www.alrewasshow.co.uk for more information.

• Rob and Kate Horton wish to thank everyone who supported their coffee morning last week which raised £1000 for the NSPCC.

Alrewas & Fradley Charities has recently donated £2000 to a young disabled resident of the village to purchase mobility equipment. A donation was also given to Alfie’s Appeal to fund an infra red vein finder for the children’s ward at Queen’s Hospital Burton which has been channelled through the Charity. The item has been ordered and is expected soon. The next fundraising events are the Annual Quiz at Alrewas Cricket Club on Friday 20th September and a Barn Dance at Fradley Village Hall on Friday 27th September. All are welcome

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