The Village & Community Magazine is this month (August) published electronically and will not be distributed in the usual way. It is available on this link, where you can find details if you need to get on the email distribution list or have any queries.

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) home game on Sunday, 23 August. Details for all fixtures and other information here. All welcome.
  • St Peter’s church is now open for private prayer on Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm and on Sundays for public worship at 11am. For further information, click here or visit St Peter’s page for recorded services.
  • 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. These are subject to special hiring conditions currently in place (available on the Village Hall page). 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

VE Day

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:

Moorlands Farm Watch