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Wakes Cricket Practice

The men v. women annual cricket match will take place on Wakes Sunday, 1st July,  at 1pm on the playing field.  Our practice sessions will start on Friday 1st June from 5.30 pm. and all are welcome to come along and have a go.  Ladies, gents & children up to age 11 are welcome, and there is no upper age limit!!   All equipment will be provided.  For more info about Wakes please see the Alstonefield Wakes page

Connection to internet

For some months now I have more and more frequently been faced with ‘Internet Explorer cannot display this webpage’, when everything was telling me I was connected.  My lovely ISP (Christian and very helpful) have tried everything to find out what is happening and, having exhausted all other possibilities, have arranged for a BT engineer to visit in the next day or two.  The suspicion is that the BT lines are not good enough – but whether they will be prepared to do anything about it I very much doubt!

If anyone is experiencing similar problems, it would be very helpful if you would let me know a.s.a.p.


Shed Burglary in Alstonefield

We have received the following message from Neighbourhood Watch:-

Dear Watch Member,

Overnight Sunday 1st / Monday 2nd April a shed burglary was committed at a dwelling in Alstonfield. Stolen were ten wooden bird and owl boxes value £200. No one was seen or heard. Please ask your neighbours to be extra vigilant and remind them about shed and garage security. Anyone seen acting suspiciously should be reported to the police immediately.

Ken Rickard
Neighbourhood Watch Manager
Neighbourhood Watch

Thank You and Welcome

Maureen Binfield

After over 5 years as Clerk to the Council, Maureen leaves us on 31st March because of other commitments. The Parish Council would like to thank Maureen for her dedication, support and sheer hard work during this time and we wish her all the very best for the future.

Liz Court

We are very pleased to be able to announce the appointment of Liz Court to the position of Parish Clerk with effect from 1st April.  Based in Alton, Liz is highly experienced and currently undertakes the duties of Clerk for four other local Councils. We welcome Liz to Alstonefield and look forward to working with her. Liz may be contacted on 07746 833910 or email Parishioners may continue to write to the Clerk c/o the Village Hall.

First snow

Blue-black skies alive with winter’s fire-flies
caught in street-lamps’ glow,
floating blobs feigning bog-cotton blooms.
Gentle as a mother’s first kiss,
touching, resting, on skeletal branches,chimney pots, roof-tops, ivy-clad walls;
nudging, gathering,
silently weaving downy layers
turning emerald grass, grey asphalt
as a virgin canvas.
Still, serene,
for waking eyes to wonder at a crystal-dusted world.