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The Village & Community Magazine for May 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 Post Office in the Village Hall is now open again on Mondays and Thursdays, 12.15-14.15) .
  • The Watts Russell pub has re-opened for outside service, drinks only initially (every day, midday – 9pm). Information: call 01335 310126.
  • The Village Hall holds its AGM on 5 May at 7pm, which anyone over 18 may attend. Strict social distancing rules apply, masks must be worn and windows will be opened for maximum ventilation. A greater range of activities will begin during May, with Elections on Thursday 6th and general users able to return from 17th. On Saturday 22nd, Sue Prince will be presenting her Isolation Chronicles book (advance booking only – call 01335 310322). The Hall’s programme of concerts is planned to re-commence on 26 June, subject to Government requirements at the time. More information here.
  • The Takeaway Cafe is open every weekend if there are no prior bookings in the Hall. Please follow the one-way system, wear a face mask, follow social distancing protocols and pay by card if possible. 
  • For details of church worship, please  click here
  • The George will re-open on 20 May for full food and drinks table service. For more details, go to The George website.
  • Car Boot Sales in the Playing Field have been discontinued for now. If they begin again, it will be announced on this page, advertised on social media and other websites, and locally signed. More information.

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