The Village & Community Magazine for May is available on this link. There will also be some printed copies available in south entrance porch at the Village Hall, courtesy of Tractor Spare Parts Ltd.

What’s happening…George pub

After closing towards the end of last year, The George has now re-opened with a new tenant. Food available. Dog and people friendly. Closed Mondays; open from midday on other days; closed 2.30pm-5.30pm and after 9pm Tues-Thurs; Fridays/Saturdays open midday – 2.30pm, then 5.30pm til late; Sundays midday – 7pm. 

  • whiskey tastingSaturday 4 May – Whiskey Tasting Evening – accompanied by meal by Carver Cottage Kitchen – more details and book by contacting Jo Griffin on 07812 606790.

  • Watts Russell Arms (01335 310126) is open 12 – 9pm at weekends, and from 5 – 9pm weekdays except Thursday (closed all day). For more details, please phone or go to the Watts Russell website or its Facebook page

The Lost in the Hills Festival around the Watts Russell is on the 10th and 11th May this year. Click HERE for more details.

Village Hall – new hire charges

The village hall has updated its hire charges, applicable to new bookings from 1 July 2024. Rates are now particularly competitive for exclusive-use bookings for weddings and similar events. For more information, go to the village hall page or see the new Hire Charge Notice (a pdf file).

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 (or at least those who use Facebook) 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