The Village & Community Magazine for January is available on this link.

COVID-19 Update – National ‘lockdown’ now in place

The Government announced a return to a national ‘lockdown’ on 4 January, with even greater restrictions than the previous Tier 4 restrictions in place. Details of what this means can be found on GovUK here.

The Alstonefield Parish COVID-19 Action & Support Group is still supporting residents who need help – just go to 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 is now open only for limited uses including the Post Office (currently Mondays only, 12.15-14.15) and certain other permitted activities (the list includes takeaway food services; temporary office work; and funeral wakes for up to 6 people). The ‘pop-up’ takeaway cafe that opened in early December will not be open in January, until further notice. Remember that face masks must be worn in the premises unless exemptions apply. 
    For more on the Village Hall and news of a new online national record for village halls (the National Village Halls Domesday Book), click here.
  • For details of church worship, please  click here
  • The Watts Russell pub is now closed (even for takeaways). Information: call 01335 310126.
  • The George is now closed.  For more details, go to The George website.

For updates on Public Worship across the Benefice, click here

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:

Moorlands Farm Watch