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

The Government announced a return to a national ‘lockdown’ on 4 January but has also published a ‘roadmap’ to begin lifting restrictions. Details on GovUK here.

  • The Watts Russell pub is re-opening from 12 April for outside service, drinks only initially (every day, midday – 9pm). Information: call 01335 310126.
  • If things go to plan, the Village Hall will re-open for normal activities from 17 May. Until then, it is open only for limited uses including the Post Office (currently Mondays only, 12.15-14.15) . The ‘pop-up’ takeaway cafe has re-opened but please remember that social distancing and face masks remain compulsory (unless exemptions apply). The programme of concerts is planned to re-commence on 26 June, subject to Government requirements at the time. More information here.
  • For details of church worship, please  click here
  • The George is not re-opening immediately but plans to re-open by 20 May for full food and drinks table service. For more details, go to The George website.

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