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Village News 20th September 2018

• As the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning approaches, various fundraising events are taking place in the village to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care. The Alrewas Garage Sale, which last year attracted crowds of people and raised over £1000, is this Sunday 23rd September. There will be over twenty garages with all kinds of bargains open between 11am and 3pm throughout the village. Maps will be available for £1 from the Bank Coffeehouse, the Crown and the George leading up to and on the day. If you would like to donate cakes please drop them into the George or the Crown. The two pubs and coffee shop are all donating their cake sales on the day to Macmillan.

On Friday 28th September Alrewas WI are hosting a Coffee Morning, 10am until 12.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall. There will be lots of stalls including tombola, homemade cakes and preserves, homegrown produce and cards.

The Bank Coffeehouse is serving afternoon teas 1.30 – 3.30pm on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th, and donating half to Macmillan. The Tier Hairdressing will be selling cakes upstairs on both those days

• At the Parish Council meeting members welcomed the new Clerk to the Parish, Kathryn Powell, who will replace Jean Burton. Jean will remain as Accounting Officer to the Parish and Chariman Dave Whatton paid tribute to her exceptional hard work and diligence during her 11 years in office. The casual Parish Councillor vacancy was filled by Janette Potter, who was co-opted on in the absence of any other applications. Councillor Wilcox reported that the District Council is also looking for Councillors. Margaret Stanhope is planning to retire next years after 50 years in office.

Concern has again been raised about the dangerous state of the Quarter Mile Bridge. The Clerk will contact the Canal and River Trust who have been delaying repairs for some years. The Scouts Duck Race has not been held for five years as the bridge is not safe enough to hold large numbers of people.

County Councillor Eagland reported that discussions had taken place to make aesthetic improvements to the roundabouts on the A38 flyover. Ideas are being drawn up by Staffordshire Highways and Tarmac Ltd have agreed to fund the cost.

• Alrewas RBL Club are hosting a Robbie Williams tribute night on Saturday 13th October at 8pm with Dan Budd as seen on BBC One’s “Let it Shine”. Tickets are £5 for members and £7.50 for non members. Pop into the Club to reserve your place for a night not to be missed.

• Stepping Stones Pre School AGM is tonight, Thursday 20th September at 8pm in the Village Hall. All are welcome.

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