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Lights Out – A WW1 Commemoration Project

Lights Out is an invitation to everyone in the UK to turn off their lights from 10 pm until 11 pm on 4 August 2014, leaving on a single light or candle for this shared moment of reflection. Click on the link below for more details.

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Camera Club

The Rugeley and Armitgae Camera Club is to hold an exhibition of over 200 members photographs on Saturday and Sunday July 12th & 13th at the Hawkesyard Golf Club, Hawkesyard Estate, Rugeley Road, WS15 1PU. (entrance opposite the Ashtree public house on the A513). The exhibition runs from 10am to 4pm each day and refreshments and bar facilities are available. Entrance is free.

Anyone attending can also bring their camera and take advantage of the delightful surroundings the Hawkesyard Estates provides for photographers. For further information on this event contact Carole Perry 01889 800547 or John Sylvester 01543 490014

The camera club which was formed  just over 4 years ago has a membership of 118 all enjoying the friendly informative and varied programme that the club provides at their Monday evening weekly meetings.

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Camera Club raises over £1,300 for St Giles Hospice

Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club held their annual presentation evening at the Hawkesyard Golf Club, Armitage on Monday evening and Charles Hanson auctioneer and television personality attended to conduct the auction in aid of St. Giles Hospice, the event raising £1,378 a cheque for which was presented to Helen Ralihan head of fund raising by president Roy Hodgkiss. Helen was also presented with a framed picture one of 40 the camera club is donating to the Hospice.

To view more photos from the evening please click here

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Neighbourhood Plan

Your Parish Council would like you to develop a Neighbour Plan which will shape our Village for the next 14 years. The Localism Act 2011 empowers Communities to have their say in the way they want development such as housing type, design and where, therefore you shape future development in the Village, not the developer. The Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside the Lichfield District Local Plan and will have to be referred to when determining any planning application for development.

The Parish Council’s role in this process is to introduce Neighbourhood Planning to the Community and it is you and only you, the Community that creates a draft plan which outlines your proposals, policies and options. The process has already started with Armitage with Handsacre Neighbourhood Plan area being designated on 9th July 2013.

Guidance will be available from Lichfield District Council throughout the process with help from your Parish and District Councillors over the next 18 months. However, it must be understood that the Parish Council does not take the lead on this and it MUST be members of OUR Community to form a Committee to drive the process to its conclusion.

To find out more about Armitage with Handsacre Neighbourhood Plan and have your say in how you want YOUR community to look over the next 15 years then please turn up to a meeting to be held to formalise a Committee and appoint a Chairperson.

Meeting to be held at the Village Hall, Shropshire Brook Road.
THURSDAY, 24th JULY 2014 at 7PM

For further details please contact Cllr. Richard Cox, richard.cox@lichfielddc.gov.uk

 

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Loxley@Armitage

Loxley@Armitage is the culmination of a 3 year plan to create a joint use building for the benefit of the community and for 14 – 16 year old children attending Loxley Hall School.  Loxley caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties from across the whole of Staffordshire and is a local authority maintained Special School. There is now a facility which will not only be used for education but for community use to enhance the lives of young people.

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Litter Pick

Sponsored Litter Pick

Local girl Megan, aged 7, was joined by friends and family on Saturday 14th June in a sponsored litter pick around the Village Hall and field. She was helping to raise money for ‘Sudep Action’, an epilepsy charity close to the families’ hearts.

“It was Megan’s idea to do something for charity, and a litter pick in time for next week’s Village Day seemed like the best idea. The Parish Council gave us the go ahead and provided some of the equipment.”

And after a hard afternoon’s work, a much earned barbeque was enjoyed by all. If you would like to support Megan in her fund raising or find out more about Sudep Action, information will be available on their stand at Village Day.

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