Village Events

  • Friday 20/Saturday 21 – Carol Suppers (in the Hall)
    For tickets, call Carrie 01335 310453 or em: carrieosborne2016@gmail.com
  • Christmas Eve – Carols by Candlelight, St Peter’s Church 6.30pm
  • Christmas Day – Family Holy Communion, St Peter’s Church 10.30am
  • Sunday 5 January 2020 10am-3pm – New Year Indoor Market
    Vintage clothes, antique objets d’art, floral decorations, books, cards and prints, crafts, bric-a-brac, tombola, cakes, etc. Hot refreshments. In aid of the Village Hall Refurbishment Fund.
    To run a stall, call Margaret on 01335 310381 oe em: frith@aol.com
  • Saturday 18 January 8pm – John Tams & Barry Coope (Village Hall)
    Six times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, John Tams will again be joined by his colleague of many years, the widely respected singer and keyboard player Barry Coope. More information and ticket link here.

Do book early for concerts because the hall has limited capacity and we often sell out weeks, or even months in advance. A listing for the first half of 2020 can be found as a PDF file here or on our Events page.

More events in Alstonefield and surrounding villages can be found in the Community/Parish Newsletter, a link to which can be found on the home page of the Butterton website here.

Church services

For details of all church services in the benefice in December, please click here.

Village Hall on-line booking

We’ve moved to an online booking system for hiring the Hall – you can check availability and hiring charges here.

VE Day 75

The Parish Council would like to hear from residents having ideas for the 75th anniversary celebrations of the end of World War II in Europe. The event, to be held on a revised bank holiday date of Friday, 8th May 2020, will be celebrated throughout the nation with, amongst other things: buglers playing The Last Post, pipers playing The Battle’s O’er, pubs taking part in a Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WWII, Town Criers Crying for Peace Throughout the World and churches ringing their bells.

The National Association of Local Councils is encouraging the organisation of celebrations such as 40’s-themed street parties, barbecues and firework displays. If anyone has any ideas, or wishes to become involved in the planning of any events, please contact the Parish Council.

New hotel in the village

A bug hotel. that is. Now open for visitors to the Old School Garden, this splendid accommodation was created by children from the village Parent & Toddler Group (with a little help from the grown-ups). Many thanks to the Village Hall gardening team and others who helped.

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