The Village & Community Magazine for June 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 re-opened with a new tenant (but see below). 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.

The George is subject to an “Asset of Community Value”. As such, the owners need to inform the community if they intend to dispose of the property. A copy of their letter can be found here. Any interested parties should contact Charlie McIlroy (310293)

  • 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


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