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Village News 11th January 2018

• At the December Parish Council meeting Councillor Wilcox gave an update on the planning application for the additional 20 houses North of Dark Lane. A decision has been delayed as Lichfield District Council are trying to get enough additional evidence together to refuse the application, otherwise if it goes to appeal it is unlikely to be upheld when 120 homes have already been approved.

The bench opposite Mellor Drive, which was installed when the houses were built, is to be moved across the road to a sunnier and more accessible spot for people to sit. Councillor Whatton gave an update on a recent meeting with Tarmac Ltd. They are about to start some more quarrying which may temporarily generate some extra traffic on the other side of the A38 but are also planning to build some extra pathways and cycleways between the village and the Arboretum.

Michael Fabricant is currently spearheading momentum to re open the railway lane between Lichfield and Derby,which could mean Alrewas station is re-instated to serve the National Memorial Arboretum.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Monday 15th January at 7.30pm. The agenda can be found Here.

• A reminder to residents that there will be one free collection of garden waste only in January. After this if you want your brown bin emptying as before you will need to pay the subscription of £36 a year. You can sign up Here. You will then receive a sticker to place on your bin.

• This Friday a team of expert bell ringers will be visiting All Saint’s Church to ring a full peel of bells with over 5000 changes. It will begin at 10am and expected to finish around 1pm.

• There is a Comedy Night in the village hall on Saturday 24th February. These have been held in Alrewas before and have always been sellouts. It’s a great opportunity to see professional comedians from the UK comedy circuit perform on your own doorstep. Tickets are £10 available from Katie on 07949 303114. All proceeds will go to Stepping Stones Pre-school

• Indoor cricket practices begin this week for all youngsters who wish to play cricket this year. The U13s & U11s, school years 4-8, will be held every Tuesday from 7.00 to 8.30pm and the U10s, school years 3-5, will be held every Thursday from 6.00 to 7.00pm, both in the Sports Hall at John Taylor High School and costing £3 per session. Anyone in years 4 or 5 can choose to go to either session. Kwik Cricket and All Stars will resume after the Easter holidays.

• Move it or Lose it is an exercise class for the over 60's at the Alrewas Methodist Church on a Tuesday from 1-2.15pm. It provides an opportunity for people over the age of 60 to make friends and get fit at the same time. Exercising to golden oldie hits, it is suitable for everyone regardless of mobility or illness, just need to wear loose clothing and sensible shoes. Run by a qualified Move it or Lose it instructor the programme has been developed in partnership with the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at Birmingham University. Contact 07973 819629 or go to www.catstuart.co.uk for more details.

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