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Village News 19th July 2018

• The Alrewas Show is this Saturday 21st July with a host of attractions for the whole family. This year's procession has a theme of centenary celebrations and will be led by the Brereton Marching Band. They will also be joined by the Rykneld Rabble morris dancers and local groups including Stepping Stones, All Saints School, Alrewas Knit Wits, the WI, Capable Canines and local Police Cadets. The new Alrewas Ambassadors will be joining the procession and helping to choose the winning group. This year's Ambassadors are Lucy Hallet, William Mathews, Isabella Nokes, Scarlett Sparkes, Jack Standen and Georgina Ridley.

This year the procession will start from All Saints School a little earlier than previous years at 12 midday. It will proceed along Main Street and up Fox Lane to arrive at the field at 12.30. Tracey Horton, our local PCSO will be co-ordinating the road closures.

Admission is from 10am and the main ring event in the afternoon is the 360 Bicycle Display Team. There is the very popular fun dog show, a Food Hall, a wide variety of trade stands, craft displays, classic cars, animals and this year the opportunity to get up close to Giant Tortoises.

Entry is £6 adults, £3 children and concessions and £15 for a family of four. Parking next to the show field is free. More information can be found at www.alrewasshow.co.uk.

• Alrewas Open Gardens raised a massive £7600, £1300 up on last year with over 830 adult visitors and lots of children enjoying the unusually hot weather. The profit is shared between All Saint’s Church and Alrewas Civic Society to maintain and enhance our beautiful village.

• At the Parish Council meeting County Councillor Eagland reported that Highways have been requested to install warning signs to slow cars down up the slip road off the A38 southbound after a number of accidents where cars have hit the roundabout at the top. She also reported that the County Council continue to part fund the rabbit problem on the roadside by the Cricket Club but it doesn’t seem to be improving.

Members agreed to support Alrewas Tennis Club in their request for £200 for net anchors and a small stock of balls and bats to be stored on court so that people who do not have kit can still play.

Residents have complained about the noise from youngsters on the play area into the early hours of the morning. Residents are advised that they must report any incidents to the police and get a crime number in order for action to be taken. Another resident complaint was the overgrown grassed area behind the houses on Sommerville Road, however is not maintained by the Parish Council, who are uncertain who owns the land.

Members recommended approval of the planning application from Bromford Homes for the erection of 45 affordable homes, including the demolition of the 20 existing dwellings. A number of residents are objecting to the application at 70 Main Street for the demolition of the existing concrete outbuilding and erection of much larger building in its place. The Parish Council resolved to recommend refusal on the grounds of massing, overdevelopment of the site, parking and traffic issues.

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