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Village News 18th July 2019

• The 139th Alrewas Show, one of Staffordshire’s best loved and most popular country shows, is this Saturday 10am to 5pm on the show field off Daisy Lane.  The Carnival procession will leave All Saint’s School at 12.30pm and proceed past the village hall, along Main Street and up Fox Lane to arrive on the field at 1pm. The theme this year is Best of British.

At the Show there's something for everyone, with competitions, the best of local artisan produce on sale in the Food Hall, classic cars, tractors and some truly huge agricultural machines on display, and working crafts demonstrations featuring a host of traditional crafts from beekeeping to wood turning

There's also plenty to keep the youngsters entertained including soft plays areas and a traditional Punch & Judy show. If you're a dog owner you can enter your pet in the Fun Dog Show. Entries taken from 11am, judging from 1pm.

The main ring events include the Shire Horse classes in the morning then the Carnival procession at 1pm followed by the big event, the scurry driving. The hunting dogs will also be there again and you'll have the chance to come into the ring to say hello to them. In ring 2 there will be Shetland pony and cattle classes, a birds of prey demonstration and dog agility classes.

Entry is £6, £3 concessions, £15 family of four. Parking next to the show field is free. For full details visit www.alrewasshow.co.uk

• At the Parish Council meeting a resident asked that the Council consider the installation of at least one more bus shelter in Alrewas to offer more protection from the weather for those waiting for buses. This will be considered.

A representative from Alrewas Residents Group gave an update. Mr John Walton was pursuing contacts and queries with several parties in regard to the development North of Dark Lane, now known as Greenacres. The developers Crest Nicholson have moved the fencing to the correct boundary and he is waiting for a response from Crest Nicholson to the request access to footpaths across the northern edge of the site. The main ongoing concern is the proposed installation of a construction yard outside the boundary of the development near the canal on land that has been allocated for protected green space in the Neighbourhood Plan.

It was agreed Lichfield District Council be asked to undertake a weekly rather than fortnightly litter pick and bin emptying service during the summer.

• As we enter the school holidays residents and particularly parents are urged to follow the advice on the leaflet recently distributed to all households on dealing with anti-social behaviour. This has been written in conjunction with our PCSO Tracey Horton who has been finding that people are quick to comment on social media but not to pick up the phone and ring 101 or message the police. She has recently stated that “when I am on duty I do visit the play area and speak to youths. They are very polite children and chat happily to me, and pick up litter when asked. We have not got gangs of youths roaming around out of control, we have some kids enjoying the nice weather at the park forgetting their manners. We need to start pulling together as a community and talk to the youths about swearing and littering, and parents need to start visiting areas and checking on their own children, asking them what they get up to”.

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