The Village & Community Magazine is again available only digitally this month, and is available on this link.

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. But things are beginning to look a bit more like normal:

  • Cricket has re-started, with the next (socially-distanced) game away at Bakewell, on Sunday, 13 September. Details for all fixtures and other information here. All welcome.
  • Benefice Church Services St Peter’s Church is open for Sunday services and St Margaret’s, Wetton and Holy Cross, Ilam are preparing to re-open. For more information please click here
  • The Village Hall is open for the Post Office and, after its ‘deep clean’ on 14 July, it is open again for private bookings and regular users wishing to recommence their activities. (Please note activities in the Hall are not limited to a maximum of 6 people – see the Village Hall page for information on this.) All planned Committee-organised events until 31 October remain cancelled or postponed. Please note that face masks must be worn in the premises unless exemptions apply. 
  • The George is open (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

200 years of fashion

If you fancy a day out on 22 September, our local textile and costume expert, Notty Hornblower, is presenting a curated fashion show at Bishton Hall, near Stafford. For information, check the website or email to book: rmorley@hansonauctioneers.co.uk.


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