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Village News 14th November 2019

• The Alrewas and Fradley Charities are beginning a new fund-raising venture, a monthly Magic Number draw. Each number will cost £20 per year which you can pay by standing order or as a one off, and every month there will be three cash prizes. 55% of the money will to go to the charity and 45% will be used for the prizes.

Please contact Chris Evans at chris_evans7@hotmail.com or 07973 256967 if you would like to take part.

Alrewas and Fradley Charities dates back to 1692 and has bequeathed money for the good of this area for hundreds of years, giving modest donations as the original deed instructed ‘for the general benefit of the poor’, including grants or contributions for the sick and infirm, the supply of clothes, boots, linen and bedding, and the temporary assistance in money in case of sickness, special distress or unexpected loss. Nowadays their vision has been to grow the charity so that they can help, not only individuals in distress, but to widen their remit to include supporting other organisations and good causes in the two villages.

• Alrewas Civic Society members have planted three White Beam on the corner of Walkfield and Fox Lane and a bench will be installed soon. They intend to plant more trees around the village including a row of similar ones along the fence between the cricket club car park and the playing fields. They will also be working with the Woodland Trust to source more trees. If you have any thoughts on where trees are needed in and around the village or if you would like to help please contact the secretary Nigel Moss at nigelmoss@hotmail.co.uk.

• The Parish Council have been concerned about the risk to the ancient canal bridge by Bagnalls Lock from heavy traffic crossing it during the development phase and when residents move in. Sidley Piper Homes confirmed that they are not sending anything over 3 tons over the bridge. They have a compound set up on Kings Bromley Road and they have been splitting up deliveries to adhere to the agreement. Lichfield District Council and the Canal Trust will be contacted to ensure the correct signage is erected in the right places to state that no vehicles exceeding 3 tons should access the site via the canal bridge. 

• The Alrewas Show Committee’s Christmas Fayre takes place in the village hall this Sunday 17th November 12 noon until 5pm with lots of stalls to begin your Christmas shopping. Proceeds this year will go to Street Food, a not-for-profit group based in Burton on Trent run by a group of volunteers from the Burton area, including Alrewas resident Andrea Williams, who help the homeless people they meet on the streets.

• This Saturday night, the 16th November, The Imposters play at the British Legion Club from 9pm. This village based band are an experienced six piece covers band with sets that include rock and pop classics from the 60s right up to the present day. All are welcome

• The next Festival Blue and White Drop-in and general Festival chat is on Sunday 24th November in Alrewas Village Hall between 2 and 4pm. Anyone is welcome to drop in and find out more about this fabulous project which will be at the heart of the 2020 Arts Festival taking place next year 22nd – 29th August.

• There are still a few tickets left for The Bonfire Radicles, a raucous and eclectic band bought to you by Alrewas Live and Local on Sunday 24th November. Tickets are £10.50 from the Pharmacy, the Bank Coffeehouse or Lorna Lewis 01283 790079.

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