The community has established the Alstonefield Parish COVID-19 Action & Support Group, supporting residents who may need help during this difficult period. If you need help such as shopping for food, collecting medication, helping with essential tasks, or just some social contact, visit its Facebook/Messenger page or complete the details on the Contact page of this website and we will will forward your message.
- The Village Hall has remained open during the pandemic to allow the Post Office to continue. Following a ‘deep clean’ on 14 July, it will begin to open again for private bookings and regular users wishing to recommence their activities. The delayed AGM takes place on Wednesday 29 July at 6.30pm (to which any members of the public are invited). All planned Committee-organised events until 31 October have been cancelled or postponed.
- The Post Office is now open again twice a week: Mondays and Thursday, 12.15 to 14.15 (more information here).
- The George has fully reopened (Thursday-Sunday) and continues to offer a takeaway service. They can also provide fresh fruit, vegetables and dry goods for collection or delivery to your door. For more details, go to The George website.
- The Watts Russell pub is now open every day for drinks and food (wraps at lunchtime; ‘tapas with a twist’ in the evenings). Meals by reservation only: 01335 310126
- Church services: all public worship services in the benefice of Alstonefield, Ilam and Wetton are cancelled until further notice. For further information, click here. Please visit the St Peter’s page to view a list of available recorded services, which include the Songs of Praise Service for Sunday 5 July 2020
Notty would like to say a huge thank you for all the villagers who kindly donated on viewing the VE display outside the Museum. And to those who didn’t view but sent a very generous donation. Although the day was very quiet with few people about, we still
managed to raise £100, which will be sent to Derby and Burton Hospital Trust. Thank you also to the ladies who so generously baked and donated those delicious scones!!
Staffordshire Farm Watch
We’re all aware of the rise in rural crime, particularly within the farming sector.
Staffordshire Police are working with local communities in the Moorlands area to tackle these issues and have set up a Facebook page to keep everyone up to date.
Please visit and ‘like’ their page at: https://www.facebook.com/StaffsFarmWatch/
If you see or hear anything suspicious, please call the police non-emergency number: 101. You can also sign up to receive communications from the police by downloading this form: