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Village News 11th July 2019

• Despite there only being a cast of four, Alrewas Dramatic Society put on an excellent production last weekend with two one act plays about an am-dram society in trouble. There was some great comic acting, as always, from Tony Jones, Siobhan Griffin and Brian Trappett with newcomer Susan Barker a great addition and some very funny interludes between scenes from Michelle Trappett. It was a great shame it wasn’t better supported, and as such the theme was quite poignant. Please think about going along to their next production which is ‘Camelot The Panto’ 23rd – 25th January 2020 as good audiences are desperately needed to cover the costs of staging any production and keep this wonderful asset to our village. The Society would also welcome new members, whether just for one show or more, both on and off stage. Call June on 01283 790324 or email goffery@btinternet.com if you are interested. The read through for Camelot is 3rd September.

• Alrewas Cricket Club’s ‘Cricket Fortnight’ is well underway, the busiest two weeks of the year for them with a matches evenings and weekends until next Wednesday 17th July when the Orme Cup final takes place. The Orme Cup semi-finals are on Sunday with The bank v Walkfield at 2pm and The british Legion v Chapel at 4.30pm. Spectators are welcome to all games, the bar will be always be open and there will be a barbecue at the Orme Cup games

There are two summer cricket camps for children over six years old run by the Matt Williams Cricket Academy on 25th and 26th July and 29th and 30th August. The cost is £35 per day, 10 - 4pm, or £60 for both days. Contact Matt on 07510 631568 or mattydub@hotmail.co.uk. He will also be running summer coaching sessions every Monday and Thursday evenings at 6pm from 30th July, £4 per child.

• There is a free Health & Wellbeing Event on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Barton Village Hall 10:00am – 1:00pm hosted by Alrewas, Barton and Yoxall patient groups. There will be lots of exhibitors for you to chat to including RNIB, Macmillan Cancer Support, Carers Information, Burton Diabetes Association, Dementia Friends, Complementary Therapy, Barton Fire Service, Prostate Cancer UK, St Johns Ambulance (CPR), Barton Physiotherapists and many more.  Refreshments are available and representatives of Alrewas Surgery’s PPG will be there too.

• If you love dogs and have spare time to walk or board other people’s dogs, or if you have a dog that sometimes need looking after in your absence you would be warmly welcome to join Alrewas Dog Lovers Group. They are an email list of people (not necessarily dog owners) prepared to look after other people’s dogs, walking or boarding. Simply email your request, get matched up and then any arrangements are between the people and dogs that are matched.  There’s no charge but your help in reciprocating would be appreciated.  To join the group email Rob Horton alrewasdoc@aol.com

• The next Whist Drives in the Methodist Hall are on 18th July and 1st, 15th and 29th August at 2pm. It’s a friendly club, run fortnightly, and newcomers are always welcome.

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