Armitage Pre-School

Located in the Armitage with Handsacre Village Hall, Shropshire Brook Road, Armitage.

Armitage Pre School is for children aged from 2 to 4 years, and runs between the hours of 9.45am and 12.45pm, Monday – Friday.

The Pre School provides top quality child care and education, tailored to suit children’s individual needs, where the basics of reading, writing and number work are covered. The structured and homely environment will help your child to feel safe, relaxed and secure at all times. Our friendly, approachable and caring staff will always be available to discuss your needs and requirements.

Our Toddler sessions run every Thursday from 1pm to 2.45pm. Lisa and Claire would love to see you and your little ones. Why not come along to make new friends and see some different faces. There are refreshments available along with a large range of toys and craft activities for everyone to get involved with

 For more information please call 07855 721858 during session times

Or Email –

Charity No. 1043420.



Has the Big Allotment Challenge on BBC2 inspired you to ‘grow your own’?

According to a recent survey of the National Allotment Society members nearly every person said their love of allotment gardening comes from the fresh air, home grown produce, healthy lifestyle and like-minded people this activity offers.

Did you know that just 30 minutes of gardening on your allotment can burn around 150 calories, the same as doing low impact aerobics? And spending as little as 15 minutes a day out in the summer sunshine can build up your levels of vitamin D.

If managed properly, an allotment can produce enough food to supplement a family’s weekly shop, with fresh fruit and vegetables over the year. This does require hard work and dedication but even the smallest crop grown, is money saved from the supermarket.

And, even though supermarkets are making more of an effort to source local produce, you can’t beat growing your own; no longer will you be talking about food miles, but instead food metres.

Allotments are available in the village from as little as £1.00 per week.
For more information contact 01543 493085.





Spring into action and secure your home
this season.

We feel happier when the warm weather arrives and we can relax in the sunshine. The new season also raises a few smiles amongst thieves hoping to make a profit from your misfortune – so don’t give them the chance to spoil your good mood.

After a long winter it’s understandable we want to spend more time outdoors during spring and summer – barbeques in the garden, long lunches in the pub, picnics in the park and driving with the windows down.

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School Run Parking

Staffordshire County Councillor Martyn Tittley has responded to parents who expressed concerns over the hazards caused by cars parked in Chapel Road during the school run:

Its early days yet, but I have been successful with officer support to get the problem as one of the four(4) projects to be looked at by the District parking board for this year. The probable way forward is for a timed parking ban between the hours of 08:30 & 09:30 and 15:30 & 16:30 will be introduced.

A consultation with residents of Chapel Road will take place to ensure that they are happy. If in the mean time the problem increases I will make representation to the school to close the pedestrian access and egress from Chapel Road as a temporary measure until we have or highways solution installed.

Cllr Martyn Tittley.




Armitage with Handsacre Strollers

Our walking group continues to meet on Mondays at 9:30am outside St. John’s Church, Armitage, to stroll for about an hour and then to have a hot drink before going our separate ways. It seems to set the week off to a good start and is a companionable and healthy break. Eleven of us enjoyed a celebratory meal together on “twixtmas Monday”, December 30th, at The Rag at Rawnsley; those who were unable to join us to eat together are looking forward to joining us next time!

We were able to continue our walks every Monday (so far) during this winter. We vary the routes according to the weather, (and mud!) and recently enjoyed the open space of a stroll on public footpaths in the grounds of the Dunstall Park Estate. This is quite a favourite walk, and we plan to return in the spring at lambing time. We welcome anyone who cares to join us and our wanderings also provide an opportunity to chat about news and events and to glean practical advice on a wide range of subjects- gardening, travel, cooking etc from others.




New PCSO To Join Team

On 2nd January 2014, a new Police Community Support Officer will be joining our team.

His name is Ash Bennett and his collar number is 22573. Ash can be contacted on the following mobile number 07800 764691.

There is also a ‘meet your local officer’ and crime reduction meeting being held on Saturday 25th January 2014 between 10am and 1pm held at the Police Post.

We will be making people aware of ‘Immobilise’ which is a register for any item that has a serial number, ‘smartwater’ which is the forensic marking kit and neighbourhood watch/Owl.
There will be tea and coffee available and also anyone who signs up to receive information from Owl will have a free gift!!!

I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a great 2014!

PC 5377 Alison Lewis
Lichfield Rural Area Officer

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